It all began with two people (Daniel Diaz-Silva Frola and Annelies Hamerlinck) with a passion for travelling in Latin America and their desire to share the magic of the continent with their friends and other people.
They wanted to offer a truly authentic travel journey, the opportunity to explore and to encounter nature and culture on a deeply personal level.
They succeeded. It quickly turned into an unforgettable journey for many people. People returned and began to share their exceptional travel experience with friends. The word was out.
To meet the growing demand for more trips to new destinations, Vamos Expeditions was founded officically in Peru in 2005 on the same core principles and values that guided that first trip.
Since then, Vamos Expeditions has grown and is proud to have earned the status of preferred travel supplier for many people and leading universities around the world, including Harvard Business School amongst others.
We make it possible for you to travel in a way that does good for the world, that protects and restores wildlife, honors and supports the local people and fosters economic prosperity. As a Certified B Corporation, we work under the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility and contribute with worthy projects in the rural communities we work with, creating positive impact in the lives of both locals and our travelers alike. By using smaller boutique properties, and well paid staff and guides, we ensure that each of our trips add positively to the destinations we serve.
Environmental and Social Commitment: We are social entrepreneurs in heart and soul and as a Certified B Corporation we strive with our business to contribute to the conservation of nature and cultural heritage and the sustainable development of the communities with which we work.
At Vamos Expeditions we reduce the impact on the environment and avoid harming the physical environment by educating our tour leaders, local guides, expedition staff, drivers and passengers about low-impact travel and environmental awareness.
We use recycled paper in our brochures, business cards and office products.
Where possible we use eco-friendly hotels build with natural materials and that use solar systems to warm the water and illuminate. Hotels that use amenities (shampoo, soap,..) based on natural products and that recycle their garbage.
Vamos Expeditions supports the conservation of the Cloud forest through the Golondrinas project.
Through the initiative of Maria Eliza Manteca and the Golondrinas project, Vamos Expeditions is dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, conservation of cloud forest, recuperation of eroded soils, and environmental education in the mountainous region of Northern Ecuador. Inadequate agricultural management such as burning, row planting, overgrazing, among others, and high levels of water erosion have resulted in soil degradation and thus, a loss in soil productivity. In Ecuador, this is one of the most successful deep-rooted ecological initiatives in the community. The principal objective of the Foundation is to conserve this unique forest ecosystem all while improving the quality of life for the people in the region. The latter objective is being carried out via classes in environmental education and the introduction of appropriate agricultural techniques.
Vamos Expeditions is a member of Fair Travel.
• The projects of Fair Travel contribute to the improvement of people’s living conditions and their environments in regions which are popular tourist destinations but also face socio-ecological problems.
• For every passenger that comes on a trip with Vamos Expeditions we contribute one euro to finance the plantation of one native tree (species of Quenua, chachacomo and quishwar trees) in the area of Apu Pachatusan on the land of the communities Oropesa, San Geronimo and San Salvador. The project is executed in cooperation with APTAE and the Institute of Machu Picchu.
• In the last 2 years 20 000 trees have been planted.