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!