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Cahit Inal

South America Trip Leader

Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Turkey. I have also lived in the USA, Costa Rice, Honduras, and Spain. I'm currently living in Chilean Patagonia.

Hobbies?
Music, Cinema, Biking, Kayaking, Carpentry.

Quirky/special talents?
I am quite good with languages. I have also written articles for some magazines and translated books from English and Spanish to Turkish.

What’s been your greatest outdoor adventure to date?
There are two that I remember particularly. One is a 10 day rafting expedition in Honduras Mosquitia area. The other one was a 10 day Sea Kayak expedition in Chilean fjords, czanal de las Montanas area.

What did you do before discovering a passion for guiding?
I was a university student (studying philosophy) and a translator.

Describe a life experience that has shaped you today:
The moment I started hiking trips when I was still a student. And I also still remember the first day I sat in a raft.

Testimonials

“Cahit was amazing. He took great care of us, both on and off the trails. I can't say enough good things about him. I have already had friends ask about this trip for next year, and mentioned him by name.”
- Jay Perry (LOS ALTOS, California, United States), Condor February 2018

“He is an amazing individual. I have a new friend. His patience and personal attention to each group member was wonderful. He was our teacher, he was our daily dose of comedy, and he did it ALL day with a smile. I am so grateful he led our group. On the last night in Chile, he/Anna arranged to buy a small sample packet of the local spice our group fell in love with. He also picked up another local favorite spread for my husband and I. Those little touches demonstrate he is excellent at his job. I would take him on all of my adventure trips if I could!”
- Kristen Barry (West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States), Condor December 2017

“He was excellent. Highly recommend him for others.”
- Jim Santori (North Mankato, Minnesota, United States), Condor November 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.55 out of 5 (from 1341 reviews)

    Everything I hoped for

    This was my bucket list trip and it did not disappoint! As a biology major, the main draw was the wildlife, the natural history, and scientific significance of the Galapagos but it was also so much more. Our guide, Pepo, led our small group on a journey of discovery while sharing his expertise and great sense of humor. Our fellow adventurers were so much fun and we bonded over great food, once in a lifetime experiences, and fun in the sun. I highly recommend Active Adventures and will most likely book another trip with them soon!
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    – Oregon, United States
    Tortuga, November 2016
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 943 reviews)

    Patagonia 2016

    Trip was amazing - Harder the hikes the better the view
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    – Massachusetts, United States
    Condor, January 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 943 reviews)

    Simply Awesome

    Incredible doesn't cover it. This trip gave a truly comprehensive Patagonia experience. Congratulations must go to whoever designed the sequence/structure. Each day presented us with a never-to-be-topped experience, promptly upped a notch the next..for the FULL trip duration!! No faults with accommodation, meals, transportation etc. Jay was absolutely awesome (I'll be running out of superlatives soon). Personable, great leader, communicator and guide. No problem ever became a problem. He and his brother Gem made this a real ILE (incredible life experience). Still don't know how he managed to arrange for the variety of weather and wildlife. For anyone thinking about doing this trip - don't think, DO. And I would recommend Active adventures!
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    – Ontario, Canada
    Condor, December 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 943 reviews)

    Patagonia Dreaming

    I had wanted to hike in Patagonia since the 1980's when I was heavy into mountaineering in Seattle, WA. I had lost this dream until we saw that Active Adventures offers the Condor trip. I loved every windy and even drippy step of the W trek. My first view of Grey Glacier took my breath away. And then we had Fitzroy and Cerro Torre in glorious sunshine. A dream of adventure come true!
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    – Washington, United States
    Condor, March 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 943 reviews)

    Active is the Word!

    I thoroughly enjoyed my Condor adventure. I've been on a few of these hosted by other companies and I think Active Adventures is the best so far - a good value too. When you say all-inclusive, you mean it. We often ordered whatever we wanted right off the menu. Arturo and the other guides did a great job. The itinerary was excellent - I know because a few times we barely made the connection to a boat. There was little down time. Doing the W Hike in the first week is also key - We were fresh and ready then. The weather on our trip was not ideal. We totally missed seeing Fitz Roy, despite 4 days in El Chalten. Oh well. Mother Nature didn't cooperate. The only thing that would've made the trip better would be better accommodations at some of the refugios. I know you can't control this and there's not a lot of choice, but, boy, some of those shower facilities and bathrooms were just awful. I'm looking forward to hiking with you guys again soon. :)
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    – Illinois, United States
    Condor, March 2017

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