New Zealand Guide
Maya is a South Island 'West Coaster', so most definitely a true local if you happen to have her as your guide as your explore the South Island with us. Having grown up in Greymouth, the wild outdoors of this region has shaped her interests, which include snowboarding, surfing, running and hiking. Like so many of our guides, Maya has spent the last few years travelling and also living abroad, in Australia and London.
What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?
"I have two.. Spending the night camped on the side of a mountain and waking up to watch the sunrise over an erupting Volcano Fuego in Guatamala. Also hiking the Salkantay Trek in Peru, finishing at Machui Picchu. Both incredible!"
Do you have a favourite quote?
"Life is the greatest journey you will ever be on."
"Guides Dani and Maya showed up on 12/25 (Christmas Day!) and their exuberance set the tone for the trip. I'd like to personally thank both Dani, and Maya. They were personable, fun, and kept the trip on track. Both had great personalities, and took care of us on both Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve, much appreciated. "John Jones (Massachusetts, USA) January 2018
"Our fantastic guides, James and Maya, took care of everything to make our trip comfortable, safe, and tasty (Maya's pavlova was delicious!). They encouraged this 59 year old novice hiker up and down the mountains, and were so much fun to be around. We really enjoyed talking with these two and hearing about life in New Zealand."Evie Jaskoski (Arizona, USA) October 2017