Expedition Team

Our team is essential to the quality of your experience


A seasoned Lindblad expedition leader and a knowledgeable team of Peru travel guides and naturalists accompany this voyage. Most of the naturalists were born in towns along the riverbanks and educated in schools in Iquitos. Each has worked with foreign research teams or at eco-friendly rain forest lodges before joining the Lindblad team. All are fluent in English, and their personal knowledge, gained from village elders, along with their scientific training makes for a fascinating narrative, as authentic as it is well informed. 


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  • Eliana Elias

    Guest Speaker

    Co-founder and Executive Director of Minga Perú, Eliana Elias brings more than 20 years of experience working in communities in the Peruvian Amazon and other rural areas in Latin America—working to change lives through communications, women’s leadership and sustainable community development. She has consulted with hundreds of NGOs and indigenous groups involved with education, health, conservation and community development. 

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  • José Guerrero

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galápagos. His mother was born in the Galápagos and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers there, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the islands.  

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  • Lucho Verdesoto

    Expedition Leader

    Born and raised in the tropical country of Ecuador, Lucho is a passionate naturalist that has been working for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic since 1998. With a marine biology background, he started as a naturalist in the Galápagos Islands in 1994. Since then, he has filled numerous roles with Lindblad-National Geographic, such as naturalist, undersea specialist and expedition leader in the Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica and Panama, and Baja California.

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