Macarena Iturralde was born in Quito, Ecuador, and has spent most of her adult life organizing and guiding journeys into the most exotic, pristine, and exciting parts of Latin America. As the CEO of her own company, she draws on the depth of her experience as a marine biologist, diver, sailor, and interpreter of natural history to craft tailor-made trips to satisfy the particular desires of her guests, whatever they may be.
Since 1979, Macarena has been guiding trips through the Amazon, Galapagos, Peru, and Patagonia. Having lived in the Galapagos for more than a decade, she has led countless voyages and scientific expeditions there, both on land and under water. From her base in the valley of Cumbaya, near Quito, Macarena still calls the Galapagos home.
Read more about Macarena in the 2017 Profile here.