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Elder Bejar

Peru, Himalayas & New Zealand Guide

Where did you grow up?
I was so lucky to be born in the jungle of Puerto Maldonado. This was where I first discovered my love for the outdoors. Now I live in Queenstown, New Zealand, which is such a beautiful place. Queenstown is alive with culture and there are many outdoor activities to feed my adrenaline habit.

What’s your favourite sport or activity?
I don't have just one favourite. I love all sports that make you feel alive, challenge you and of course give you a great adrenaline rush. I'm really passionate about mountain biking, climbing, kayaking and hiking.

Your dream destination?
Wow! Hard to say, there are so many places on my list I want to see. My main destination would probably be Africa. I love nature and have always wanted to see a Black Rhino in the wild!

Favourite quote?
"Leave nothing but your footprints, take nothing but your memories."

One tip for our travellers…
This trip maybe your first, it could be your last, or it could be one of hundreds. Always remember that every experience you have is unique. Treasure them all.

Elder Bejar

Testimonials

“Yes! Elder is a great person. His constant smiling is contagious, his cooking skills are off the chart, and he's a pretty snazzy photographer! He and DK together are such an amazing pair. The life of any party. Elder taught me a lot about New Zealand. He also taught me some Spanish, encouraged me to try new heights/colder waters, and even a better way to eat an apple. We were so lucky to have him as our guide!”
- Whitney Wells-Corfield (Montpelier, Virginia, United States), Winter Rimu June 2018

“Elder was also awesome! He gave super helpful tips while we were hiking and shared lots of cool experiences about being a guide in the other Active Adventure programs. Also, he was very attentive to our food needs and really cooked some amazing stuff! He also gave personal recommendations for how to eat New Zealand yummies we might not be familiar with (such as marmite and bio-Yogurt and Tim Tams)”
- Sahar El Abbadi (Goleta, California, United States), Rimu Queenstown December 2017

“AWESOME! Elder and Ken had a great relationship. I can't believe how well we ate with Elder at the helm. He was so accommodating of some of the individual's food requests. He was always one step ahead and made sure we never went hungry. On tough hikes he was there to help us along the way, he always had such high energy and was easy to talk to. ”
- Pam Lin (San Francisco, California, United States), Rimu December 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    EBC with Dan K

    I had a great time with wonderful team members, guides and porters. I will remember this trip as one of the best and treasure the memories for long, long time.
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    – Massachusetts, United States
    EBC, June 2017
  •   4.70 out of 5 (from 37 reviews)

    Trip of a lifetime

    I have been to some pretty far away places around the world like Cambodia, Tanzania, Norway and France. As unique and fun as they all were, none of them can top the amazing experience I had in Nepal with Active Adventures. Everything was incredible throughout the whole trip, the food was incredible, every lodge we stayed in was great. The people above all were so nice and caring. The sightseeing was mind blowing and beautiful. This trip was everything I expected it to be and more.
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    – Colorado, United States
    Khumbu, April 2017
  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    Have to Experience it to Believe it

    Don't know where to start and don't want to write a book but want anyone who is considering this trek to do it with Active Adventures. Why? I'm 62, still in good health and shape. Have experienced two other treks over the past ten years with other outfitters. Machu Picchu in Peru and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. There was a huge difference in personal care and attention to expedition details. What impressed me the most was the attention to every detail required to make this trek to Base Camp not only successful but an enjoyable one too. There was not one negative experience that Active Adventure was in control over (lodging, food, permits etc). My mind was put to ease every day when our daily heart rate and oxygen levels were tested and medication was made available to you should you experience the effects of altitude sickness. Our guide’s knowledge of the history and culture of the Nepalese people added to the enjoyment of our journey.
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    – Ontario, Canada
    EBC, January 2018
  •   4.62 out of 5 (from 248 reviews)

    Awesome Nepal!

    What an amazing trip! Just the accomplishment of trekking all the way to Annapurna Base Camp is amazing, but the view when you get there puts it over the top!
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    – Alberta, Canada
    AST, December 2017
  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    Can't believe I did it

    Right when we touched down at Lukla airport, I began to get sick. I didn't think there would be any way that I could continue, but my guides were well-prepared with medicine and advice to help get me back on track, and they let me walk at my own pace. Mercifully, I rebounded and made it through some of the most stunning hiking that you can do anywhere on earth. Everyone in my group was positive and a joy to be around.
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    – Georgia, United States
    EBC, December 2016

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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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