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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

  •   4.55 out of 5 (from 1341 reviews)

    Loved the trip

    The trip to Galapagos was wonderful. I loved the tortoises, snorkeling, kayaking, volcanoes.
    Christina Harmon Review Image
    – Ohio, United States
    Tortuga, August 2016
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 943 reviews)

    Challenging and Fun!

    My trip to Argentina and Chile was more than I imagined it would be. I was in awe of the natural beauty of the areas we hiked in. However, the most important thing I take home with me is the personal relationships I formed with my group, especially my leader, and now friend, Mayra Callo. She was amazing. I am a "beginner hiker" so her patience and close attention on the harder treks was appreciated! She knew so much about the area and it was a pleasure learning about South America from her. In addition, her personality made all of us feel like family, with Mayra being the Mother :) She took great care of all of us. We all had so much fun together...it was sad to leave. Anyone who has any reservations about booking a trip should just do it! They won't be disappointed!!
    Tina Avallone Review Image
    – New Jersey, United States
    Condor, March 2018
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 943 reviews)

    Like A Postcard

    The mountains, glaciers and icebergs of Patagonia were some of the most incredible sites I have ever seen. Many days were like walking into a postcard. "Am I really here?" Active took the worry out of the travel and planning and our guides were incredible! Arturo made the trip and our local guides were knowledgeable and skilled - Cem and Juan were great! Thanks Active for an amazing journey!
    Sarah Lundeen Review Image
    – Wisconsin, United States
    Condor, March 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 943 reviews)

    Beautiful Scenery and Great Hikes

    My husband has wanted to do this trip for several years. I hesitated as the Refugio stays were way out of my comfort zone. The whole trip was great, and even the Refugio’s were ok. Our guide Cynthia was just amazing - she knows what she’s doing, is prepared for everything, and was very encouraging. I really don’t know how she did it all! We were with a great group of people, and feel we have gained new friends that we hope to meet on another trail some day.
    Cathy Tileston Review Image
    – Florida, United States
    Condor, March 2018
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 943 reviews)

    Trip to remember

    Active Adventures, Arturo and local guides have done a great job making sure Patagonia trip experiences become memories of a lifetime for Natalie and I. The trip had it all - great sightseeing, strenuous hiking, biking, kayaking, hiking on a glacier, accommodations - simple to luxurious, great food... I only wish the weather would have been more cooperative. It was also great being part of a fun and easy going group... hopefully will see each other again on future Active trips!
    Alex Yampolsky Review Image
    – California, United States
    Condor, April 2017

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