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Cahit Inal

South America Trip Leader

Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Turkey. I have also lived in the USA, Costa Rice, Honduras, and Spain. I'm currently living in Chilean Patagonia.

Music, Cinema, Biking, Kayaking, Carpentry.

Quirky/special talents?
I am quite good with languages. I have also written articles for some magazines and translated books from English and Spanish to Turkish.

What’s been your greatest outdoor adventure to date?
There are two that I remember particularly. One is a 10 day rafting expedition in Honduras Mosquitia area. The other one was a 10 day Sea Kayak expedition in Chilean fjords, czanal de las Montanas area.

What did you do before discovering a passion for guiding?
I was a university student (studying philosophy) and a translator.

Describe a life experience that has shaped you today:
The moment I started hiking trips when I was still a student. And I also still remember the first day I sat in a raft.


  • "Cahit was outstanding and made the trip very enjoyable. He went the distance to accommodate our requests. He is also very knowledgeable about all of the activities and made sure everyone's needs were attended.”
    David Hobbs (North Augusta, South Carolina, United States) Condor Jan 15 2017
  • “Cahit was awesome! Really went out of his way to accommodate our needs."
    Colleen Santori (North Mankato, Minnesota, United States) Condor Nov 20 2016
  • “Cahit (Jay) was warm, personable, knowledgeable and responsive to all my questions and quirks. I also want to commend Anna, the section guide for the Torres del Paine segment, who likewise was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.”
    Andy Zipser (Mint Spring, Virginia, United States) Condor Jan 15 2017

Why travel with Active Adventures?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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