The company was founded by Andrés & Ale Carrero after a series of ecotourism ventures in Puerto Rico and abroad. Andrés traveled to Africa (Kenya/Uganda) in 2003 for 2 months where he was welcomed by the Maasai tribe in the Serengetti, witnessed the spectacular wildebeest migration while spotting all of Africa’s famous mammals and performed gorilla trekking in the rainforests of Uganda while experiencing Africa’s ecotourism field in all its glory and volunteering within a coastal community.
In 2006, Andrés & Ale spent the entire summer camping in the Icelandic wilderness for 3 months during the midnight sun season. Here, they also stayed in the world’s first modern eco-village working with the only certified organic forestry department and in the organic greenhouses in Sólheimar, Iceland.
In 2009, Andrés and Ale embarked on an epic Amazon adventure where they lived in Brasil, Bolivia and Peru. They delved deep into the Andean way of life in the highlands of Bolivia and Peru before undertaking a serious journey from the source of the Amazon River in the Andes of Peru to its outlet in the Atlantic Ocean in Brasil. Along the way, they interviewed and met with ecotourism companies, sustainable harvesters of Amazonian fruits and natural resources, environmental campaigners, autonomous eco-villages, attended ecological seminars and met with native tribes and local preservation agencies in an effort to experience and document the wonders of the mightiest river and rainforest in our Planet and the plight to save the most valuable ecosystem on Earth. They are now working on a photojournalism project to share the magic of these ecological treasures with the world.
Natives of Puerto Rico, Andrés and Ale have been exploring the island for all their lives and sharing their spectacular findings with international visitors. They are close friends with many of the ecotourism operators in the island and hope to work together in this field in order to reveal/share and preserve the sacred wonders of Puerto Rico. Their vast experience with local and international ecotourism practices paved the way for the creation of Atabey Tours! The company strives to be the leader in ecotourism in Puerto Rico by combining our expertise in the island’s natural gifts along with our in-depth international experience in the field of ecotourism.