Discover the Galapagos Islands

Experience the unique ecology of mainland Ecuador


Fabian Bucheli - Naturalist, Educator, Guide

Mission Statement

I specialize in small private tours exploring two of the most biodiverse areas of the world, the Tropical Andes and the Galapagos; guiding to provide an integral understanding of the various ecosystems, emphasizing biodiversity, history, and socioeconomic factors. This understanding together with open, non-partisan dialogue is essential for successful conservation efforts in all parts of the world.

Twenty years’ experience as a Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve naturalist, combined with experience as an Amazon rainforest and Ecuadorian national guide allows me to offer an unforgettable ecotourism experience.

Curriculum Vitae

Galapagos National Park Land and Underwater Naturalist
Certified Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and National Guide
Phone: (593) 985470095


Fluent in English, German, Spanish, some French.


1964-1978  Colegio Alemán.  Quito Ecuador.

1978-1979  High School Diploma Thomas Jefferson School. St. Louis Missouri, U.S.A.

1979-1983  Bachellor in Science of Administration. University of California,  Riverside.

1984-1985 Masters in International Management. American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Arizona.

Emphasis:  Political Risk Assessment in the European Common Market.

2004-2006 PhD candidate. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Emphasis: Environmental Risk Management.

Special Courses:

1982  University of Vienna, Austria. German language summer course.

1983  Université de la Sorbonne. París, France. French language summer course.

1984  June. Ecóle Superiéure de Commérce de Lyon. France. Course: “Marketing in Sourhern Europe”.

1984 July. European Business School.  Oestrich-Winkel. Germany. Course: “German Business Management”.

1984 August. Management Center of Europe.  Brussels,  Belgium. Course: “European Administration Strategies”.

1988 Certified as National Guide by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador. Baños, Tungurahua.

1990  Certified as white-water rafting captain. Río Blanco, Pichincha.

1992   Certified as rainforest naturalist. Cuyabeno Faunistic Reserve. Sucumbíos.

1993  Certified as land and underwater naturalist by the Galapagos National Park. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos.

1995   Certified as  PADI Divemaster. Pro Dive. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

2002   Member of Reef Environmental Education Foundation.


1987 - 1993: Owner-manager of Hostería Hacienda Manteles. Birdwatching, horseback riding, trekking. Orchards gardening. Patate, Tungurahua, Ecuador.

1993 - present: Free-lance naturalist guide and diver in the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve.

Management of 60 hectares of an agroforestry Project on private land. Guayllabamba, Pichincha. Ecuador.


Two wheels, horses, water sports, trekking, survival techniques, and first aid.

Good host and chef.

References  are available upon request.