I grew up in different little towns of the countryside due to my father's job, and my paternal family who had a farm full of animals, crops, forest and rivers. Perhaps this close and early contact with Nature, plus my curiosity to understand how things work, were the main reasons to have fallen in love with the natural world, and eventually share this admiration for Nature and try to spark some awareness on our global problems as a guide.
After finishing my University degree in Ecotourism I have gotten the chance of working for some of the most prestigious lodges of Ecuador as: Kapawi Lodge (2 years), Sacha Lodge (3 years), Mashpi Lodge (3 years) and La Selva Lodge. I also have been involved with different biology research projects on mammals, toads and birds around the country.
At the moment, I am about to start my ninth semester in Environmental Management at distance while working as a driver guide and tour leader around the country. Sometimes I am a traveler, sometimes a photographer, not often enough a diver, but always a nature lover, . . . come with me to show you the wonders of Ecuador.
A Recent Review of this guide
Sebastian was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour the highlight of our stay in Quito. He gave us several options to pick from to make our excursion unique. Having a private guide is by far more interesting and intimate. I would highly recommend both Tours by Locals and of course, Sebastian!
National Guide License
Open Water Diver License
Wilderness Advance First Aid (WAFA), CPR and Airway Management Certified.
Field Assistant and Field Researcher in various biology studies on mammals, toads and birds.
Participant in different courses like: Herpetofauna of Ecuador, biology of Mammals, Mammals of Ecuador, Geology of Ecuador or Formation of Environmental Educators.
In my car I can take 3 passengers comfortably, but I can arrange a bigger car if needed (just contact me for details and a quote)