South America Trip Leader

Cem was born and raised in Turkey, and started guiding when he was 18 years of age. He used to guide mostly rafting and sea kayaking, but once he arrived in Chile, in 2005, he has guided much more hiking. With around 20 years of experience guiding, Cem has seen it all, and can handle any situation out there in the 'field'. 

Cem is relatively new to Active Adventures, and we are so lucky to have him on board. He has been a trip leader for us most recently in South America. When he's not guiding (which isn't much of the time by the sound of his busy life!) Cem can be found listening to music, cooking, and enjoying carpentry work.



“Cem has been very attentive and caring, helpful, patient and encouraging.”
- Ami O. (Los Angeles, California, United States), Condor January 2017

“Cam was great. Patience, kind, thoughtful, all the qualities you want in a guide.”
- Renee W. (Reston, Virginia, United States), Condor December 2016

“Cem was organized, responsive, even-tempered, knowledgeable and fun. He was a fantastic guide and I have nothing but positive things to say about him. When I wasn't feeling well one day, he made sure I was doing well”
- Amy L. (Boston, Massachusetts, United States), Condor December 2016