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Zacarias De Ugarte

Peru Guide

Zac was born in Cusco and comes from a family of guides and kayak champions; his father was one of the first kayak guides in Peru and his brother was a pioneer kayaker, descending rivers throughout the Americas, and representing Peru at the highest level.

Zac lives with his wife in Cusco who is also involved in adventure travel, operating hiking trips on the Lares Trek. They have five children and their love and passion for exploring Peru is infectious! Zac has a wealth of experience, having guided trips around South America for more than 15 years.



“Zac was such a great Trip Leader - I am so glad we had him! He was very personable and always ensured everyone in the group was safe and doing well. It was really great to get to know Zac over the course of the trip. I really appreciated how knowledgeable Zac was of the history of Peru, our surroundings, the Incas and being able to translate in Spanish for us. ”
- Alain Vallee (Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada), Jaguar October 2018

“Zac is the best guide we have had through Active and we have had wonderful guides. The people are what make these tours memorable. Zac managed to cross the generations of our small group where ages ranged from 26 - 68 and created an atmosphere that was conducive to drawing people together. He was my highlight.”
- Derek Scott (Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States), Condor November 2017

“Zac was amazing, he went out of his way to give us the best tour ever! Such a lovely, friendly and knowledgeable guy!”
- Liz Grenik (Bassendean, Western Australia, Australia), Iguana September 2016

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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.

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