Tomas Palma

Born in the city of Quito, Tomas Palma had his first education in his hometown. With only 17 years of age he traveled to United States to perfect his English and acquired a taste for travelling. It was during this trip that he decided to go to school to study tourism back in Quito obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Tourist and Hotel Management, it was during this time that he perfected his English and Italian and obtained his National Tour Guide License issued by the Ministry of Tourism in 1993. His passion for nature and geography as well as his outdoor spirit quickly gave him recognition as a tour guide in Ecuador, as he was invited to guide important groups of worldwide personalities brought by the Ministry of Commerce and the Galapagos Foundation to increase worldwide awareness of the vulnerability and need to preserve the Galapagos Archipelago. He also has been the leader for well-known school groups such as Washington University and Stanford Alumni and families. In 2011 he was invited to an expedition in Alaska to train a crew of an important cruise company to lead family groups. Tomas has become one of the most recognized and experienced tour leaders in the country, due to his ability to accommodate each guests needs, good humor, positive attitude and immense knowledge of culture and nature. Nowadays he also runs a beautiful guesthouse in the Andes of Ecuador together with his 2 children. While in his free time loves to explore new routes with his kids on the motorcycles and bikes.