Zacarias De Ugarte
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