Our Story (is your story)
We are a small adventure travel company, doing big things. Known for being guides for people who don’t normally hire one (!), we operate private and small group trips to Peru, Iceland, Cuba, Portugal and more.
We know you. You normally travel on your own – heck, you usually are the guide! We get it. We only operate trips where we can offer value. Often, it would cost you more to go on your own. And eventually, all travelers start to value their time more and more, and have traveled enough to know that realistically it’s a lot of research time beforehand, and stress once on the ground.
Most importantly, they know they’ve lost precious time on foreign logistics, and worst of all they want to the same restaurants and streets and attractions that every single other traveler who uses TripAdvisor and/or Lonely Planet goes to. You know what we mean. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Our business began at the beginning of 13 years living near Machu Picchu, creating KB Tambo, a small hostal and adventure travel business. “Tambo” means rest house, in the Incan language of Quechua.
Meeting extraordinary and interesting people from all over the world and random walks of life soon became the highlight of our lives. We were amazed by their humility, and inspired by their various life stories.
We had vacationed and traveled a lot, but had never been part of the atmosphere of different cultures, languages and new friends found when traveling off the beaten bath. And all the travelers so happy! We were hooked for life.
We also saw a lot of common traveler mistakes. How precious vacation time and money being wasted, due to not having all the logistics down solid. We learned that no amount of pre-trip research to a first time destination could ever be enough.
We loved the travelers. We loved new sights. We tried hard. We ….. cared. And so, we grew. And grew. Gaining unexpected accolades and attention along the way, doing travel the only way we knew how.
We have since slowly expanded our travel business, into countries we know well and have been visiting for years in our own travels and vacations: Iceland, Cuba, Japan, Tanzania, Costa Rica. And, our home base of Colorado, USA.
We’re big, but we’re small. The small core group of original staff manages each trip from beginning to end; we don’t pawn you off on just anyone. Our owner still answers or oversees every email, and still guides many of our small group trips. We never lost touch – and we never will.
We still have the exact same philosophy as when we started: Helping people get the most out of their limited time and budget. We organize affordable trips – either private, or in small groups – by not wasting money in the wrong places, and by excelling at the boring logistics that ultimately play a huge role in your trip’s success.
We treat every client like they are our family or best friend. We treat every trip as though it were our own. A simple formula for success. But don’t tell anyone, we’ll just keep that our little secret.