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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… 

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Testimonials

“Zambo was superb: knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a very likeable guy. He had great authority but wasn't overbearing. I loved the pride he had for his homeland and he really imparted how important the preservation of the environment is to all Galapagos residents. ”
- Gillian Lane (Boston, Massachusetts, United States), Iguana March 2018

“Zambo was the greatest guide I ever could have hoped for. He was so knowledgeable, energetic, and truly wanted to ensure we had a great time. I am so so SO incredibly happy with Zambo and would recommend him to any friends that decided to go to the Galapagos.”
- Alanna Thompson (Smithville, Ontario, Canada), Tortuga August 2017

“Zambo was outstanding. He was clear in his directions, he paid attention to everyone in the group and knew a great deal about all aspects of the natural environment: wildlife, geology, etc.”
- Tom Ward (Weston, Massachusetts, United States), Tortuga December 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16021 reviews)

    A Great Eight Days

    My wife, Shanen, and I had a goal of running a marathon on all seven continents and our seventh took place on March 18, in Rotorua, NZ. So two days after completing our goal, we returned to Christchurch and met up with our guides, Hillary and Dan, along with our fellow travelers. As good fortune would have it we all clicked as a group and off we went.

    For the remainder of our journey it was clear that both Hillary and Dan took great joy in what they do. Furthermore, and of great importance to us, they ensured meals had met our vegetarian and vegan needs. We were never made to feel our dietary needs were inconvenient to them and they were handled in such a way that all of us were able to enjoy our group meals.

    The actual adventure was well planned out and the expectations of each day were always explained. Our group was one that started together, made sure all finished and enjoyed the adventure.

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    – Arizona, United States
    Tui, April 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16021 reviews)

    Tui Trip

    As seasoned travelers we know what makes a great trip. Our guides Nick and Mel were over the top with all aspects of the trip. From the minute of our pickup to our improvised departure, through cyclone Gita we never missed a beat. Wouldn’t change a thing. A true trip of a life time.
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    – Montana, United States
    Tui, March 2018
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16021 reviews)

    Truely an Amazing Vacation

    We really enjoyed this beautiful land. Cynthia and Paula (local guide) did an outstanding job of organizing and taking care of our group. They really enjoyed explaining the geology as well as the flora and fauna we were looking at. There was always time for pictures or views as we moved along this picture perfect land.
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    – Washington, United States
    Condor, March 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16021 reviews)

    Tui May 1, 2017

    Trip of a lifetime. The guides were outstanding, accommodations were excellent. Great food... we even had a picnic!
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    – Pennsylvania, United States
    Tui, May 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16021 reviews)

    EBC 2017 Trip

    What an amazing experience! There was so much more to the trek than was advertised. The immersion into the Nepali culture was unexpected and a delight. DK and his crew are professionals! They kept us safe and got us across across the finish line. We had a blast while we were doing it. I can not say enough about our porter team too! What a terrific group of men. Whom ever does your hiring should get a raise. Keep up the awesome adventures.
    Jim Lauer Review Image
    – Ohio, United States
    EBC, May 2017

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