River Explorers

BorisRIVER EXPLORERS is a Cusco-based travel and adventure agency of the inspiration of Boris Rojas Tupayachi who owns and operates RIVER EXPLORERS E.I.R.L. Boris Rojas was born and raised in the Sacred Valley – Calca in the region of Cusco.

Having started working within tourism since the age of 12, Boris Rojas has extensive experience in guiding tourists on short as well as long trips all around Peru. Boris Rojas has been leading tours on mountain biking, trekking tours, rafting and cultural trips.

River Rafting has always played a special part of his life. He has more than 25 years of experience working in rafting in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Africa and in Europe. He has opened new rivers for commercial rafting in Peru and in South Africa, and also done competitions and won national championships  in Peru and has participated in 2 Euro rafting cups with the Danish rafting team.

Meeting people from all around the world and sharing the wonders of Peru with them has always been his driving force. Until 1999, he had only experienced the world through the tourists coming to Peru, but moving to South Africa for a period of six months opened the world to him. Since then, he has traveled extensively around the world, which has given him even more knowledge of the tourism industry and an understanding of what travelers demand.

In 2001, Boris Rojas decided to open his own adventure travel company called RIVER EXPLORERS. With his own personal travel experience aIlda | River Explorersnd with that of his staff, RIVER EXPLORERS provides clients with excellent service as we aim for nothing less than high customer satisfaction  and SPECIALLY the safety. All our trips are tailored to meet the wishes and needs of every client.

The Manager of RIVER EXPLORERS is Ilda Tupayachi, born in Cusco and passionate about local Peruvian culture. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Tourism.

Our Dedicated operations Manager is Erika Acuña Molle, born in Quillabamba an small town in the rain forest. She has a university degree in tourism and more than 7 years working in Tourism, she is the best person organizing travel packages around Peru, Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Our head cook is Betty, born in Cusco. She is in charge of food storage and also creates the meal itinerary for each tour. She has training in food hygiene and food handling.

Thank you again for visiting RIVER EXPLORERS. We look forward to hearing from you.


RIVER EXPLORERS E.I.R.L. is certified by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism,the only institution that certifies tour operators in Peru.

For the Inca trail tour operators need a special permit granted by the Peruvian Government Department INC (National Institution of Culture), which is the official entity controlling the access to The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. RIVER EXPLORERS E.I.R.L. is certified to run any Inca trails available in Peru.

Since 2008 rafting tour operators need to have special certifications to operate rafting tours on rivers around Peru.