About JOSE

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I am Jose Ugarte, native Peruvian, and I specialize in leading, Rivers, Mountain and Jungle trips across Peru. From my home city of Cusco, I have been guiding guest on personalized trips throughout the southern Andes.

I devoted 10 years exclusively to rafting in the several top rivers that Peru has to offer, then expanded to hike across the Mountain Ranges, and to the Eastern slopes of the Andes to become a naturalist guide in Manu National Park.

I am an avid reader and researcher, amateur historian and botanist, and loves to share my knowledge.

Alas, Life takes us down different paths and in mysterious directions. After all these years in the field, my beloved wife(herself a native New Yorker and consular agent for the US Embassy in Cusco) and I came to New York for her medical care.

Now Brooklyn based my new great adventure is organizing personalized flexible, one-of-a-kind adventures.

Over these many years, I have created a network of Peruvian travel resources, which led me to conceive Kusirumi-a company specializing in personalized trips.

Rivers, mountains and the rain forest have been my life and I look forward to sharing my experience with you.