My name is Jose Zeballos and I am originally from Moquegua, Perú. As a young man I came to Arequipa to study tourism. During my studies, nearly 10 years ago, I was introduced to rafting and immediately focused all my energy on the river and the art of navigating it. Since, I have traveled through Brazil and Chile to navigate rivers as a guide and safety kayaker. Eventually I made it all the way to the beautiful Patagonia where I trained in the Futaleufú River, a premier whitewater rafting river that is famous worldwide. There I decided to start Kanuwa Rafting here in Arequipa, Peru, where I was first introduced to the magic of the river. My goal is to offer safe, high-quality rafting tours and expeditions to travelers and locals. One day, I hope to lead rafting expeditions throughout Peru in un-navigated rivers, sharing the beauty of untouched nature with anyone who is looking for adventure. 


My name is Claire and I am originally from Seward, Alaska. I grew up running wild in the mountains of the Kenai Peninsula and hence have an immense appreciation for nature and all it has to offer. I studied Biology at Lewis and Clark College, as well as a semester at PUCV in Valparaíso, Chile where I fell in love with South America. My time in Chile and subsequent travels through South America landed me here in Arequipa, Perú where I have the honor to manage Kanuwa Travel. You will find me in the Kanuwa office or at the river with my long time companion and best friend Indi! 

Calle Melgar 119, Cercado, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru  | Tel: +51 982 494 011 | Tel: +51 956 33 0796 | Email:




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