Join our Outdoor Team
Our guides play a fundamental part in the explora experience. They not only guide our explorations but, ultimately, define each traveler’s experience, becoming their travel companion, and our brand’s most important ambassador. We invite you to experience this challenge of service and training in our own School of Guides and then in one of our destinations.
The explora guides requirements
- Be at least 23 years old.
- Have a true desire to serve others.
- Have excellent physical condition in order to guide all the explorations (Hikes and Bikes). No debilitating injuries.
- Be passionate and have outdoor knowledge and skills.
- Speak fluently English and Spanish.
- Hold a University (or College) degree. Even if it is not related to Tourism.
- Commit to explora for a mínimum of two years.
- Having travelled in and out of your country.
What does an explora guide do?
- ENJOY a good conversation and be available to answer questions, while also respecting the gift of silence and the traveler’s privacy.
- ACCOMPANY explora travelers in the in-depth exploration of our natural surroundings. This also means planning and complying with the team’s logistics and always maintaining adequate personal presentation.
- ACCQUIRE an in depth-knowledge of the area where he, or she, is based and an ability to guide each traveler to select the exploration that best meets interests and capabilities, while always encouraging them to overcome new challenges.
- ADAPT and react positively to any situation, seeing this as an opportunity to surprise. An explora guide looks for adventure while also guarding the traveler’s safety; interprets each location and adapts this to each traveler’s needs, but does not spoil any surprises along the way, allowing each traveler to discover the place in his or her own, unique way.
- COMMIT to explora’s philosophy and to the exploration team’s core values.
- TO BE AVAILABLE when not on duty, in order to find new exploration routes, train other members of staff, work with local communities and assume other spontaneous assignments.
- TO CARRY out the Travel-log every afternoon, during which they will talk to travelers about the explorations planned for the next day, detailing their difficulty, duration and necessary equipment.
- TO COACH travelers through every exploration, on horseback, foot or bicycle, in order to help them reach their goal. In regards to horses, guides must saddle and unsaddle their own. In regards to bicycles, they must wash and care for the equipment at the end of every exploration and list any damages occurred during the explorations.
- TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS AND ADDRESS the travelers in regards to different subjects of interest (flora, fauna, geology, glaciology, astronomy, history, anthropology, bird-watching, and others).
- TO BE RESPONSIBLE for the Guide’s storeroom, cleaning all the utensils and elements used for the explorations.
- MAINTAINING the guides house clean and tidy, with the objective of always showing respect for the other guides, contributing to a positive work environment.
- PARTICIPATE in the Quinchos (traditional barbeques) and buffets.