Marisol, Aracari's CEO and Founder as well as Aracari´s management team and travel specialists´team have made an explicit effort of meeting every single guide personally and getting to know them at a personal level. Marisol travels to Cusco every year purposely to invite them to join her on a yearly celebration of our collaboration and to ensure they are invested and connected to us and our guests. That makes the Aracari difference. In addition, we have careful objective selection procedures based on:
Character – our guides are personable, curious, courteous, flexible, adaptable and professional.
Track Record – our guides have solid experience with discerning guests from throughout the world and are well travelled.
Education and Knowledge – our guides have furthered their education to realms beyond tourism and often hold degrees on other subjects such as engineering, music or education
Language Skills and delivery – our guides are fluent in the language they guide in and they have a dynamic, contextual and clear delivery style. And when we say fluent we mean fluent. Our standards are very high.
As evidence of our exacting standards of excellence, we are proud that Aracari guide Fernando Silva was shortlisted for the 2017 Wanderlust World Guide Awards, in recognition for thirty years of exceptional guiding. Out of thousands of nominations, Fernando was one of eight being considered by the judges for the top award. Fernando’s shortlisting is testament to his enthusiasm for sharing his homeland with visitors and dedication to creating the perfect trip for each person.