Arturo Rojas

Peru & Patagonia Trip Leader

Tell us about yourself?
Most of my friends say that I’m a fun guy, but I would just say that I like to smile! I was born and grew up in Lima, so it was where I started guiding. I have travelled the whole of Peru and other parts of South America … and climbed lots of mountains in the Andes. I love kayaking, trekking and playing soccer as well as taking pictures and writing. I really enjoy Peruvian food, and all kinds of food, so I know the best places to find the best dishes!

One sentence that sums you up?
I walk to get away and leave negative thoughts, which helps me to smile for all that I have in life.

One tip for our travellers?
Open all your senses to understand and enjoy a real local experience!

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Testimonials

“Arturo was amazing!!!! He has a great sense of humor, is all inclusive and takes the time to get to know everyone on the trip. He shares his love of Patagonia and most of all made us all laugh after a long day. He's the best!!!!”
- Cindy Jacobs (Waterville, Maine, United States), Charlie Jacobs (Waterville, Maine, United States), Condor January 2018

“Arturo was fabulous. I was not as fit and as ready as I should have been for this trip but he really went out of his way to help me finish and enjoy the hikes. I did not feel rushed and Arturo made a point to encourage me to stop and remind me to look around and take pictures even though I was at the rear of each hike.”
- Soo Shin (New York, New York, United States), Condor February 2017

“Arturo was absolutely fantastic. We especially appreciated his enthusiasm for food and the amount of time and care he put into choosing our restaurants. He also surprised me on my birthday with a tremendous cake--I imagine it took a lot of legwork for him to arrange that in El Chalten! Lovely person and I'm so glad he was our lead guide for this trip. ”
- Ronnie Shi (West Covina, California, United States), Condor December 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    Tapir trip Review

    The Tapir trip to Ecuador certainly lived up to its "active adventure" name with Hiking, Horseback riding, Cycling and climbing through multiple waterfalls. The variety and the excellence of your guide Mauro made this an unforgettable trip and I highly recommend both Active Adventures and your Tapir trip.
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    – Queensland, Australia
    Tapir, January 2018
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    Galapagos Trip Was Everything I Imagined and More

    This was my second trip with Active Adventures and again they did not disappoint. From the easy booking process, personal attention, and gentle reminders everything runs smoothly from day one.
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    – California, United States
    Tortuga, September 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    Memorable Experience ... Seasoned, Service-centric Guides

    Fast-paced tour with good variety of activities. Enjoyed the lead & care of experienced Guides. We were truly blessed with great weather the whole trip!
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    – California, United States
    Condor, March 2018
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    Condor

    This trip was excellent. The guides were fantastic (super friendly and great with seamlessly managing various ages of people and fitness levels), it was very well organized and the weather held all but two days of the entire trip allowing really amazing views of most mountain vistas. A real must for the bucket list.
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    – Wisconsin, United States
    Condor, March 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    7 Day Jaguar Adventure

    I have nothing but positive reviews for this week-long adventure of a lifetime (I would have loved to stay on for the full 14 day experience, but unfortunately work responsibilities limited my time away). As a seasoned solo traveler/hiker, and it being my 30th birthday week, I must rank this trip as my top guided-tour experience. Everything from the Lares Inca Trail experience (with its less crowded characteristics making it a much more attractive alternative to the Classic Inca Trail, at least to me), to the accommodations, the food (which can be catered to most anyone’s dietary needs, at least from what I experienced both first hand and from others in the group...still not sure how the chef/porters can transport all that fresh food and whip up such fantastic meals miles and miles from the nearest town!?), our tour leader Daniel and other affiliated guides and porters...quite honestly above and beyond what my original expectations were for the trip! I met several fellow hikers from around the world with whom I bonded and would now call lifelong friends, and have numerous photos and memories to last a lifetime! I would also like to mention that during our 4 day/3 night hike, we encountered several other hikers along the trail who were with various other tour companies (some of which I had researched prior to booking with Active Adventures), and were told several stories about various mishaps and/or negative experiences they were having with their tour leaders...perhaps we lucked out with our fantastic tour leader, but I definitely do not regret for a second my decision to ring in the third decade of my life with Active Adventures! I can’t thank you guys enough and will definitely keep you in mind for my next hiking adventure, wherever that may be :)
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    – New Hampshire, United States
    Jaguar 2017, October 2017

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