Erick Farfan Zamalloa

Peru Guide

Erick was born in Cuzco, where he has spent his entire life, so he's certainly an expert! As a child he always admired his own Peruvian customs and culture and was fascinated with exploring each corner of his country. He has now worked in the Peruvian Tourism industry for over twelve years and particularly loves to trek and go on expeditions. All in all he loves his job! 

Erick is married to his lovely wife Carmen and has two wonderful (and slightly naughty, so he tells us) children, Marcela and Sebastian. 

Erick

Testimonials

“Erick was awesome. He knew all about the areas we were at. He did everything to make sure we were comfortable and safe. He gave us all kinds of information to make the best of our free time also. I cant say enough good things about him.”
- Rosanne Rushton (Rome, New York, United States), Jaguar September 2018

“Erick is an unbelievable guide. He has the highest level of professionalism one could ask for on a guided trip. He ensured he learned everyone's name. He took the time to constantly explain cultural knowledge. He related to all clients at all times. Erick is top notch across the board. ”
- Will Tadich (Orlando, Florida, United States), Iguana September 2017

“Erick was the BEST! He was kind, caring, patient, funny, knowledgeable, and always so well prepared. I thought I would keep my birthday which landed during the trek under the radar, but the celebration that was put together by Erick and the support team was very, very special - thank you... I had tears in my eyes saying good-bye to Erick. He's a keeper Active!”
- Sandra Datoff (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada), Jaguar 2017 November 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    Squeege perfect

    Mountains, rock climbing, kayaking, penguins, glaciers, flamingos, and awesome food-- patagonia has it all! Arturo's laugh made me laugh all that much harder, and Cem is the best at everything adventurous. An incredible Christmas present for us all!
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    – Florida, United States
    Condor, January 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    See the best of Patagonia and eat like a king!

    Great itinerary to see Chilean and Argentine Patagonia! While many people come to hike Torres del Paine, which is awesome, I thought Mount Fit Roy and Cerro Torre were even more spectacular in Argentina! Wished we could have hiked to more places in Argentina. Also loved the food and the ability to choose your own meals! I ate like a king!
    Patrick Nguyen Review Image
    – Colorado, United States
    Condor, February 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    We did it! With style and fun!

    This was a bucket list trip of a lifetime! Active Adventures went above and beyond to make us comfortable, safe and we had a bunch of fun from the Andes to the Amazon!
    Jenna Forstrom Review Image
    – Oregon, United States
    Jaguar 2017, July 2016
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    Fantastic Adventure!

    This trip was wonderful on so many levels. It was a perfect experience for our family of three college "kids", my husband and me. We traveled with two other families- a total of eight kids and six adults, a good group size. There was lots to see and do and we appreciated the opportunity to be active! Seeing the wildlife and learning about the Galapagos Islands was fantastic!! Zambo, our naturalist was terrific and related well to children and the adults. One of the unexpected pleasures my husband and I experienced was hearing our children utilize their seven years of middle and high school Spanish as they communicated with locals. Also, needless to say, they were pleased that the drinking age on the Islands is 18. We all enjoyed having a beer at the end of each wonderful day. The December weather was lovely. Comfortably warm and the water was beautiful!! We took full advantage of any extra snorkeling and swimming opportunities.

    Our family had an extra day in Quito. We took the opportunity to hire a guide to take us around the city. What a great opportunity it was to learn about so many aspects of Ecuador's capital city. The Equator Museum was great and we enjoyed walking around the Plaza and seeing a couple of churches. Walking to the edge of the Pululhua crater was awesome! Lenin was a terrific guide!
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    – Massachusetts, United States
    Tortuga, January 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16217 reviews)

    Fantabulous

    A simply amazing trip-- pristine scenery, magical and majestic mountains, and all coordinated seamlessly by a fantastic trip leader and guides. Our family of seven-- spanning the ages of 78 to 12-- was perfectly supported, educated, and delighted by Arturo our trip leader and the local guides. They are all kind, fun, and experienced. Cem was true to his name, a gem, ever so patient with those of us with sore joints, and always with a sparkle or story to share.
    Krista Toomre Review Image
    – Florida, United States
    Condor, January 2017

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