George Fletcher – General Manager
His adventurous spirit made him leave the city of Lima in the 1970s in order to live true to his own style making Cusco and the Sacred Valley his home for many years. Shortly after, on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, George met John Tichner, who awakened his enthusiasm for rafting and together with Robert Randall and James Dirks, they were pioneers in exploring the Apurimac River. When George joined the team in the late 70s, Explorandes had small office in Cusco on Calle Procuradores and was just starting to grow. In those days very few people spoke English in Cusco, there were no specialized guides or regulations governing adventure tourism. With the support and experience of these foreigners Explorandes started to offer rafting programs on the Urubamba River, where we gained experience and training to later open other river routes. In 1989 George established Explorandes Ecuador with Malu Muñoz in Quito and, together with Terry Bryan they explored and opened new routes for river rafting and trekking. Now, at the head of Explorandes, George is leading the team to new adventures.
He is easy going, open minded and keeps his door open to all his staff, with whom he gets along very well thanks to his great sense of humor.
Paulina Williams – Marketing
Paulina began travelling around Ecuador early on as her father always took the family on different trips all over the country. This has helped her to get to know and love her homeland at a young age. Enjoys being outdoors, hiking, mountain climbing and traveling. She has lived several years abroad, both in Europe and in the United States. Motivated for living life as a challenge, she has decided (with her B.S. in Marketing) to take the opportunity to promote Ecuador as an amazing destination.
Anita Hernández – Account Executive
Her desire for knowing her country and travel abroad led her to study Ecotourism. Ana feels proud of being Ecuadorian knowing that such a small country has so much to offer to its visitants. As an Account Executive in the tourism industry, she invites foreigners from all over the world to discover the amazing treasures that Ecuador has in its nature, culture, cuisine, and traditions. The reward of a well done job is to know that passengers enjoy their travel experience and they keep an invaluable lifetime memory.
Carlos Segovia – Field Assistant
Carlos studied tourism for two years and took a guiding course in the rainforest of Coca. He started working in the tourism industry in 1986 in logistics, and spent many years working in the rainforest and the mountains. Prior to joining the Explorandes team he was working in the Galapagos Islands as operations manager. He has been part of our team since 2004 working as field assistant, cook and driver for many of our groups. He is well regarded by our student groups coming in the months of June and July thanks to his patience and dedication.
Maria Fernanda Dominguez – Accounting
Fernanda joined Explorandes in 2013, and with more than 10 years experience in the Accounting Field, she is in charge of keeping the company up to date in financial obligations. Fernanda enjoys traveling, playing basquetball, loves to visit rare and unique places, and can´t work without music…therefore she is allways in a happy easy going mood.