Guide at a Glance
Tarquino has been “officially” guiding for 17 years, although he says he has been unofficially guiding all of his life. He grew up in nearby Puerto Napo, this is his stomping ground. He really enjoys introducing people to this country and its culture. He brings enthusiasm and fun to his trips, and is always joking around with our travelers. You’ll appreciate his great sense of humor.
Tarquino spends a lot of time in the rivers in and around Tena, but also fits in tours all over Ecuador and has spent many summers in Canada as head guide on rafting trips. He is a professional, card carrying, Ecuadorian national guide. On top of that, he speaks English at an advanced level. He mostly does the 15 day Ecuador tour for us, but pitches in occasionally with area kayak and raft trips.