Luis Zapata gained a lot of experience and knowledge in tourism while he travelled in his youth in the Amazon. He is a dreamer and protects the environment that has worked as a Freelancer for several tour agencies that operate in the Yasuni National Park and other reserves.

Puerto Misahualli, a small town near Tena, where he lives for more than 32 years is his preferred community. He has deep insight in all Amazonian cultures and tribes and shows a huge interest in the ancient secrets kept by the communities and people.

After working for several innovating tourism companies, he founded Selva Verde Tours, an agency that is deeply involved in cultural and natural tourism as well as in adventure tours and birdwatching trips. He wants to share wildlife in its purest essence and natural beauty.

Selva Verde Tours is addressing its services to travelers from all over the world that visit Ecuador and that are interested in our customs, as well as to Ecuadorian tourists that love nature. We took our time to design different tours exclusively for our visitors, enriching our experiences and knowledge as tour guides. Selva Verde Tours is recognized and highly recommended by websites like: Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, The Rough Guide to Ecuador, Petit Futé, Le Routard, Dumont, Michael Müller Verlag and Viva Travel Guides Ecuador.