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Zambo

Galapagos Islands Guide

Where did you grow up?
I was born here on Santa Cruz Island and this is also where I grew up, surrounded by the most unique wildlife on earth.

What’s your favourite sport or activity?
My love for sports such as surfing, skateboarding, snorkelling with sharks, mountain biking and everything related with the outdoors has helped me to keep in touch with the amazing national park we have here.

Your dream destination?
I´d love to go to South Africa to learn the culture and enjoy the wildlife, which is my passion…

One sentence that sums you up?
I am extremely fond of nature, which is why I love what I do.

Most delicious meal that you can cook?
I´m good at cooking seafood… especially seafood ceviche.

One tip for our travellers?
Once you get here, you will realize the animals are not tame but still harmless and friendly. You will have the chance to take with you the memories of your experience and you will feel the power of the Islands that change the world… 

Zambo, Pepo and two clients

Testimonials

  • "Our guide, Zambo, would always tell us well in advance what we would be doing on the next day, what we had to bring, what we should wear etc. The food was always organised for us; they would always ask us beforehand what we wanted to eat. Everywhere we went they were expecting us and everything went smoothly. Zambo was an amazing guide! He was extremely knowledgeable, he had an answer for everything and he was very patient with our kids."
    Pirko Hamer (Sai Kung, Hong Kong) February 2017
    "Our guide, Zambo, was amazing - he shared a huge depth of knowledge and did it all with a smile. Couldn't ask for more"
    Vanessa Thomas (New South Wales, Australia) May 2014

    “Zambo is a truly superb guide. His knowledge of the islands and wildlife is of the highest standard and his enthusiasm for guiding us around his home was infectious. I particularly respected his awareness of safety at all times and his professionalism in dealing with difficulties wherever they arose. Zambo was very helpful whenever I had a problem (e.g. finding a working ATM) and went out of his way to solve problems for other participants.”
    Abigail Fox (Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand) November, 2012
  • “THE BEST! Give that kid a raise. I'm serious, he cares so much about his job. I loved that he had his camera with him and really was knowledgeable about EVERYTHING. We had some really difficult personalities in our group and he handled it with STYLE and professionalism.”
    Julia Wright (Brooklyn, New York, United States) April, 2011

Why travel with Active Adventures?

Legendary Kiwi Hospitality

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

Everything is Included

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

A Sense of Achievement

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

Small Groups

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Diverse Experiences

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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