Of everyone who works at explora, our guides have perhaps the most unique role: they accompany you on an in-depth exploration of the natural and cultural environment, seeking to ensure that your experience is as enjoyable and memorable as possible.
For us at explora, our guides are so essential that we have developed a very rigorous recruitment process to select new ones. We also have our own Guide School, where we train staff in our own particular art of travel to ensure that you have the best Rapa Nui, Atacama or Patagonia travel experience.
The explora guides are very knowledgable about the geographical areas in which our lodges are based and can provide you with expert orientation to help you choose the explorations which best suit your interests and abilities. All have substantial knowlege about geology, botany, zoology, glaciology and history.
Our guides look for adventure but always safeguard the safety of travelers and avoid unecessary risks. All of them have Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, which guarantees that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide assistance to people in remote areas.
Our guides are young, enjoy conversation and are available to answer your questions. At the same time, they are careful not to bombard the traveler with information they do not want, and what is more, to respect the moments of silence, so important for many travelers. In the case of Rapa Nui, most guides were born on the island and are heirs to its rich culture and traditions.
They know the routes and the particular challenges each presents but are also open to the things that happen along the way, and are flexible enough to take advantage of any unforeseen opportunities. They do not reveal in advance everything that might happen, but enable each traveler to discover things for him or herself.
By the end of your stay, you may find you have a new friend…