Once upon a time, there was a young man named Hebert who lived within the boundaries of Manu National Park. (Patria Village) He had dreamed of one day of seeking for a carreer, and when he was old enough, he decided to take a leap of faith and move to salvation town (Madre De Dios department) Hebert arrived riding his bike to this town with nothing but clothes on his back and a dream to create something of his own adventure. With determination and hard work studying ecotourism at the local Institute in Manu, he got graduated doing research about “The implications of some species of Helicon flowers towards the environment and the local touristic attractions“, being the first research for his school, he also performed advanced English by himself.
Hebert found work as staff at different lodges (Tambo Charro, Tambo Jungle Lodge, Manu Wildlife Centre) and learned the ins and outs of the business. A few years later (2007) he performed being a resident tour guide for the prestigious Inkanatura Travel led by Charles Munn at Tambopata National Reserve and Pampas del Heath (Bolivia) until 2011, he also worked as an assistant of Paul Donahue (American Conservations) for the Inkanatura guide´s training program and met his wife Paulina.
Plaza de Armas in Cusco
Hebert quickly realized that he could use his knowledge of the Amazon to create unique, off-the-beaten-path travel experiences for city dwellers. He had heard stories from his family about the incredible wildlife, secrets, and natural beauty of the Amazon Rainforest, and he wanted to share these experiences with others. With his passion for the rainforest and his entrepreneurial spirit, Hebert & Paulina (wife) opened their own tour agency near the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, offering tourists the chance to explore the Amazon and its amazing wildlife. His business quickly flourished and soon they were competing with some of the larger and older agencies. His tours were in high demand and people from all around the world were eager to experience the beauty of the Manu National Park, Hebert had achieved his dream of coming to Cusco city and making something of himself and his new family. He used his knowledge of the rainforest to create a successful business while also bringing joy to those who traveled with him and experienced what he loved most about his home – the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.
The Internet niche
Wild Watch Peru’s launched its first website, and it started to gain more and more traction, We started to think about ways to scale our business and take it to the next level. After some research, we decided that the best way to do this was to invest in updated website technology to reach a larger audience. we started using new website features, such as online booking and payment systems,(Pay Pal) to make it easier for customers to purchase their tours. We also used tools to help advertise and reach more potential customers such as Trip Advisor. In fact, our main destination Manu National Park became a more popular destination for nature lovers and our website helped them reach a much wider audience who were interested in our services. Nowadays our business relies on updated website technology and it’s entirely digital.
Guadalupe Ecological Reserve (Manu Biosfere Reserve)
As a family passionate about protecting wildlife and nature. We wanted to create our own conservation project to ensure that the animals and plants in their forest were safe and thriving. We began by researching the different species of animals and plants that lived in the rainforest nearby his parents property as well as the threats they faced. We know that deforestation, poaching, and climate change were all putting wildlife at risk in the buffer zone of Manu National Park. We came up with a plan to protect the wildlife and use his parent’s land in a different way, we started by planting trees to help prevent deforestation and creating a system of trails to make it easier for people to observe wildlife without disturbing them. In addition, we also worked with the nearby communities to educate them about the importance of conservation and how they could help protect wildlife. Our conservation project (100 has) is a success and also challenging because of its location, there is a high vulnerability for natural resources in areas adjacent to parks, and reserves! With hard work, they are able to protect the wildlife in their rainforest and ensure that it would remain safe for generations to come.
As a young couple who had a dream of building an ecolodge in the rainforest. I grew up in the rainforest and felt a deep connection to it. I wanted to create a place where people could come and stay, and experience the beauty of the rainforest while also being mindful of its delicate balance. So we set out to make our dream a reality. We have worked hard to find the perfect spot for our eco-lodge, one that was close enough to the crystalline river and far enough away from civilization. We traveled to Costa Rica and consulted with experts in sustainable building and eco-tourism and eventually came up with a plan. Finally, after months of hard work, our eco-lodge was ready for guests in 2015. People from all over the world came to stay and they are amazed by its beauty and tranquility. Nowadays tourists are grateful for the chance to experience the rainforest in such an intimate way. The lodge only uses renewable energy sources and we make sure that it would have minimal impact on the environment. The rainforest is our home, and we are happy to share it with others.
Wild Watch Peru is expanding its offerings to include new and unique destinations in Peru, we offer a variety of experiences, from nature, wildlife, birds, archeology, adventure, and cultural tours. We can provide tourists with a wider range of experiences that will appeal to different types of travelers. For example, Espiritu Pampa, Vilcabamba, and Machupicchu for archeology, and Manu and Tambopata for nature, birds, and wildlife. Offering these unique destinations, we provide tourists with an unforgettable experience that they won’t find anywhere else. By offering more options, we can satisfice customers who are looking for something different than what is offered by other tour companies. we are the only tour operator that offers an exclusive tour to the Manu Reserved Zone in only 5 days / 4 nights in and out via ground and boat transport (shortcuts to optimize time and see the best in terms of wildlife) Wild Watch Peru is constantly redesigning tour programs that better fits modern days travelers and explorers.
Wild Watch Peru is a family-run business that has more than a decade of designing and operating custom-made tours in Peru and has an impressive portfolio of tour packages that have been crafted to meet the needs of our customers. We maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and offer competitive prices, making Manu & Tambopata a popular choice for travelers. We offer a wide variety of activities for birdwatchers, nature lovers, modern days explorers, and destinations, ranging from the usual Machupicchu to the more unique and off-the-beaten-path destinations such as Espiritu Pampa. Our commitment to sustainability is a priority, making sure that our tours leave a minimal carbon footprint and introducing updated technology to reduce fuel usage.
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