Nature Experience Team

Nature Experience Team

Here in a few words and in pictures, the human structure of Nature Experience.

Guide, photographer, scientist, tourism professional, former cook, artist, there is something for everyone. The common passion: travels!

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Xavier Amigo

Xavier Amigo

Responsible for naturalist, botanical and ornithological travel. Responsible of fixing and profesional contact.

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Birding Botanical Fixing Herping Naturalist Photo Scuba Diving Transport

A great enthusiast of the neo-tropical environment, he has now resided for more than 25 years in Ecuador, where he founded Nature Experience. A self-taught ornithologist and naturalist, he holds a diploma in Conservation Strategy and Techniques in the neo-tropical zone, an active member of several conservation foundations and a founding member of the National Bird Watch Network ( RedAvesEcuador). He will help you in the elaboration of your natural, ornithological and professional requests. He will also share with you his experience of more than fifteen years as a guide in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil but also in Peru and the Galapagos.

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Dorian Noël

Dorian Noël

In charge of Naturalist tours, resident naturalist guide in Ecuador

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Always having felt a deep love for nature, Dorian took advantage of his studies and vacation to explore South America in search for off the beaten path and authenticity. With a degree in tropical biology in his pocket, it is in French Guiana where he made his first strides, based in Kourou, he launched a base into the depths of the Amazon and the rest of the continent. One thing led to another, and he gradually moved towards tourism, in a desire to share his passion for this exceptional region of the world. He is responsible for the realization of naturalistic itineraries, family tours and scientific expeditions.

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Emma Laforge

Emma Laforge

In charge of discovery and family tours

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Family Trekking

Emma has studied business management and retrained in tourism in which she has been working for several years. After living in New York, then Costa Rica and Panama, she decided on Ecuador as her second home after France. Deeply loving nature, Emma has been enjoying over 14 years the diversity of Ecuador's ecosystems, mainly due to the differences in altitude that are so characteristic of this small country: mountains lined with snow-capped volcanoes which she loves to hike, the abundance of vegetation in the Amazon rain forest, the Galapagos islands, and the Pacific coast. She also likes to meet new people, discover their history and culture and practice yoga assiduously. She will be happy to help you build your tour through Ecuador, for just you, a couple, friends or family.

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Sebastian Diaz

Sebastian Diaz

Operation Manager

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Transport

Sebastian Díaz is Ecuadorian, but lived all his youth in France (Paris) where he continued all his schooling obtaining an OTC in advertising (IUT Paris V Descartes), as well as a bachelor in Information and Communication (University Paris VIII Vincennes Saint Denis) followed by a master's degree in geopolitics (IFG French Institute of Geopolitics). After 17 years, he decided to return to Ecuador to pursue a career as a dancer, following the same long-standing family tradition. He rediscovered all the natural and cultural facets of his country, his second passion. In 2013 he joined the team of Nature Experience while pursuing dance in parallel. He intends to promote the multicultural beauty and biodiversity that make up his native land: Ecuador.

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Alicia Sangotuña

Alicia Sangotuña

Accounting Assistant

Spanish

Alicia is a native of Sigchos, located right in the heart of the Ecuadorian Western mountain range. She holds a technical diploma in accounting and a higher degree in accounting and tax technique (College of Accounting of Pichincha). She has been part of the Nature Experience team since 2010, where she is one of the administrative pillars. Although you probably will not meet her, she is a central player in the agency and will ensure the smooth running of your stay.

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Delphine Vandermersch

Delphine Vandermersch

Discovery and family travel advisor

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Family Naturalist

Delphine Vandermersch is Belgian and arrived in South America in 2014. She began her trip in Peru where she worked several months on a project as a volunteer. She liked that way of traveling and started exploring and volunteering, making her way up to Ecuador. It was during another project on the coast of Ecuador that Delphine learned Spanish and managed to connect more and more with the people and the local culture.She fell in love with this beautiful country, with its varied nature, ancestral cultures and breath-taking landscapes. Every time she goes into nature - she loves to go camping or hiking - she continues to be amazed by the beauty of Ecuador. Tourism gives her the chance to share her passion for this country with you.

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Alejandra Boada

Alejandra Boada

Naturalist travel advisor

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Family Trekking

Alejandra Boada is Spanish and has arrived in Ecuador in May 2015, where she felt in love of its landscapes, people, traditions and culture. Her career in Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid in communication has allowed her to combine her work with her passions: traveling, visiting, learning and continue fighting for a responsible tourism. Her role for several years in a franco-ecuadorian Foundation has given her the opportunity to travel almost around all Ecuador, always surprised by all the beauty of this small but great country. She is passionate about the sea, loves to camp in order to be in direct contact with nature, trekking, extreme sports and, lately, reaching volcanic summits is among her enthusiasms. She would love to share with you all her experiences to show the beauty and wealth of the country.

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Wilson Raura

Wilson Raura

Driver and responsible of transportation and logistic

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Transport

Wilson is a native of the Cotopaxi province of Sigchos Canton, and now based in the city of Quito from the age of 10 where he studied and did his personal life. He is a cheerful and friendly young man, passionate about music, a professional instrumentalist musician which allows him to travel throughout Ecuador and some countries in South America, thus knowing the flora, fauna, diversity of the villages and their customs. Wilson is part of Nature Experience since 2018 as a carrier and driver. He will travel with you to the most exuberant and exotic corners of our beautiful country, always providing the best service, making your experience unique.

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Sofia Gonzales

Sofia Gonzales

Operation

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Family Naturalist Trekking

Passionate about travel and discovery, after 17 years outside Ecuador, Sofia returns with experience in logistics and with a linguistic and cultural background to live in her home country. Always looking for new challenges, she created her own company in Natural Cosmetics and immersed herself in the world of agroecology. While keeping the passion for contact with other cultures, hence the desire to share her time with travelers!

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Pierre Ferron

Pierre Ferron

Resident guide, photographer and naturalist

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Pierre went on a two year adventure with his backpack and camera throughout South America but all these adventures were not enough to quench his thirst for adventure. Adventurer in soul, his passion for felines taught him the patience to observe and photograph them. Self-taught naturalist, photography enthusiast since the age of 8 years, it is with his camera that he shares his passion for nature and travels. Also instructor of scuba diving, he will guide you as well on the ground as under water. Pierre will guide you to the best viewpoints to bring out the best in your photos. He gives as well great advice on how to handle your camera equipment and how to take advantage of settings to capture the best picture.

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Eduar Chuque

Eduar Chuque

Bird watching guide, resident in Peru

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Birding Naturalist

Eduar is Peruvian. Before delving into birdwatching he studied pedagogy and learned English on his own. He is currently (Sept. 2019) about to finalize his tourism studies but also the learning of French as a third language. He is a surprising autodidact! His French is improving day by day as is his ornithological knowledge. He started this activity by accompanying English-speaking groups, especially in the Amazon region of Peru. His decision to become an ornitho guide and motivated by an enormous ambition to know and check off all the birds of his country. He will be your ornithological guide during your specialized stays in Peru, Eduar, will not fail, of course, to also immerse you in his culture which he likes to show.

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José Luis Pushaina

José Luis Pushaina

Local birdwatching guide

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Birding Photo

Jose Luis is not only an excellent community leader Wayuu, he is also a expert of his native ancestral land, the Guajira, and especially of his avifaune. He knows every nook and cranny of its territory to detect the rarest endemic and representative species of the region. Holder of a degree in Environmental Engineering and a specialization in tourism and ornithology, he actively participates in the development of his native community and has a large number of projects for the protection of the flamenco flora and fauna sanctuary, his main field of work during ornithological trips in Colombia.

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