At Natourandes, we’ve assembled the right people to create trips that redefine the way you explore the world. Get ready for unique experiences, unforgettable adventures and breathtaking discoveries – welcome to Natourandes! Our motto is “Innovative Experiences for a New Type of Adventurers”.

Natourandes Team:

Yu Ben

I was born and raised in a small town nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. I obtained my degree in Tourism and Administration from the National University of Cusco. For three years, I worked at the front desk of a local hotel, and for more than a decade, in the sales and consulting department for jungle tours. My philosophy is simple but profound: "Life is an amount of time, life is a journey. Let's make the most of every moment. My goal is to help our clients live the happiest moments of their lives through Natourandes, sharing our cultural and natural heritage. This is not just a job, but a passion rooted in my soul, driven by a genuine desire to enrich the lives of those who trust us. Every day, my heart beats with the heartbeat of the land that saw me grow up and the travelers who arrive with dreams in their eyes. Together, we create experiences that transcend time and distance, and leave an indelible mark on every heart we touch. This is my life, my mission and my deep love for the magic that is Natourandes!


Since my origin in the cradle of Cusco, my life has been intertwined with the roots of this land. I have cultivated my knowledge of tourism through years of study and dedication at university. My heart beats with an unwavering passion for travel, and in particular, for the hikes that connect me with the history imprinted in every corner and the exuberance of nature that surrounds us. My purpose transcends the ordinary; I aspire to weave moments that will last in the memory of every traveler. Through Natourandes, my vision takes shape in meticulously crafted experiences. Each journey becomes a masterpiece, an unforgettable story written in every step, every whisper of the wind and every heartbeat.


Milton, born in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, proves to be an exceptional asset to the "Raising Smiles Together" project due to his dentistry and human medicine studies. His understanding of the local culture fosters trust among the people he serves. Evidently dedicated to improving oral health in underserved regions, he ventures into remote areas to make a difference. Fluent in Quechua, Spanish, English, and native jungle languages, he effectively communicates with diverse populations. With his expertise, cultural awareness, linguistic proficiency, and unwavering passion for helping others, Milton contributes significantly to positive change in oral health care for disadvantaged communities.


Mauro is an exceptional asset with unmatched skills in training guides for objective historical interpretation, ensuring accurate information for visitors. His expertise in historical interpretation and dedication to environmental conservation enhance tourism while preserving natural beauty. Born in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Mauro's passion for philosophy led him to excel in Biology and earn a Master's in Engineering and Environmental Technology, reflecting his commitment to environmental care. With over a decade of experience as an Archaeologist, he contributed significantly to the Qhapaq Ñan project and led successful archaeological research programs. Mauro's unwavering commitment to impartial research, environmental preservation, and social responsibility makes him indispensable. His diverse background, combined with his dedication to promoting sustainable tourism and preserving cultural heritage, establishes him as a valuable and irreplaceable member of any team.


Driving our vehicles is a very important job. It requires responsibility and professionalism. Luckily, we found the right people for the job: Henry, the leader of our group transportation team because of his extensive knowledge of Peru's roads and his passion for cars. Henry was born in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, since he was a child he was passionate about the world of trucks and travel, for this reason he decided to follow his passion and leave his university career in mathematics and statistics. With over thirty-five years of traveling the roads of Peru, Henry's vast knowledge and experience make him the ideal person for the job. Henry says, "Indeed, starting the engine and turning the wheels of our vehicles with our crew sets the stage for unforgettable experiences, personal growth, and the formation of cherished connections that enrich our lives in countless ways.


We have found an exceptional individual in Fredy to lead our transportation team for private trips. The combination of his care for every detail, charisma, and personalized treatment demonstrates his commitment to providing outstanding service to our clients. These qualities are essential for creating memorable and enjoyable travel experiences for those who choose our services. Having someone who is passionate about traveling at the helm of your transportation team can significantly enhance the overall experience for your clients. Fredy's love for travel is likely to reflect in the services he provides, and his enthusiasm may even inspire other team members to share the same passion for their work. Fredy's background as an academic teacher is an additional advantage as it indicates his ability to communicate effectively and engage with people. His experience in both teaching and driving in his spare time showcases his versatility and adaptability, which are valuable traits in a leadership role.


Oso, the leader of our dog team, Oso is his original name since we rescued him from the rain-soaked streets on December 14, 2017. Weak and unable to walk, he suffered pneumonia, otitis, dehydration, and multiple wounds. Swift veterinary care with injections and pills nursed him back to health. Initially, Yu Ben had no plans to keep him, seeking a loving home for Oso. Yet, after two weeks together, something changed. As Yu Ben bid him farewell, Oso looked back with tearful eyes, prompting a change of heart. Oso found his forever home filled with love and care. The most cherished memory was when Oso, Yu Ben, and their team scaled a misty mountaintop. Upon descent, Oso sprinted after a herd of llamas. A muddy pursuit followed to prevent any harm to the baby llamas, culminating in joyful exhaustion. Oso's journey from a rain-soaked stray to a cherished companion remains a tale of love, compassion, and adventure, forever etched in their hearts.


Nilu is Oso's companion and partner, she was raised by Jennifer since she was a baby, she loves to walk and ride in the truck, her favorite food is chicken. It was a little difficult to get them together in the beginning, they often fought to be the leader, finally Oso is the leader. Now they are companions and partners to us in this short period of our lives. What we remember most about Nilu is when we moved to the Sacred Valley during the pandemic and in less than one minute, she killed more than ten of the neighbor's guinea pigs because she is a good rodent hunter. We had to apologize, pay for the guinea pigs and bury them in the garden. Nilu has a strong instinct for hunting rodents, which is not uncommon in certain dog breeds. While her hunting skills are impressive, it's unfortunate that it resulted in the loss of the neighbor's guinea pigs. Accidents like these can happen when dogs are left unsupervised, especially if they have a strong prey drive.