Who we are
Tanager Tours has a staff of professionals who love birds and nature in general, this passion makes this human group voyages of exploration and training looking for new routes to the delight of our customers
we have a small but stable staff working exclusively for our company this makes our services are of high quality and comfort for our customers
David has been leading birding tours since 2000, mostly in Peru but also in other Andean countries, especially Colombia. His knowledge of South American birds always impresses clients and he has become one of the region's most popular guides. Recently he has taken a keen interest in butterflies and is quickly becoming an expert on Andean species. David splits his time between Canada, where he is working towards a biology degree, and South America.
Miguel is a licensed Peruvian tour guide who has been studying the birds since 2007. In 2009 he accompanied David on trips in Manu. In 2010 he will go on with his preparation as a bird guide also in areas outside Manu. Exploring remote area looking for the most exciting an mythical birds, resulting new bird routes for our clients. Now after 6 years he is leading birdwatching tours in all Peru. he is one of the main guide for our Tours.
He was born in Cusco, he studied tourism at Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, in 2007 he began with his passion for birds, after he got his grade as a Licensed in tourism, he went to work to Tambopata National Reserve and Manu National Park to improve his knowledge about birds and nature in 2011 he stared his relationship with our company, since 2012 he goes with us like a birding training guide to different birding circuits in Peru.
born south of Peru now lives in Cusco, he graduated in tourism did birding proyects in the Amazon jungle. Now working many years as a guide to natural history and birding in the Manu National Park. He feels passion for birds and nature that grew in the jungle and likes nature photography
He was born in Cusco and he is working in tourism for several years in different routes during this time he has been awakened by the birdwatching magic and his interesting has been increasing
actually his patience and perseverance is his best aliance since the end of 2012 is part of our team and he has been training on different routes and tours explorations makes by tanager tours
Juvenal Ccahuana (Juve)
began work as a driver for bird watching groups a long time ago. Since 2002 he forms -with Wim and David- the heart of Tanager Tours. Nowadays he has an unrivalled knowledge of nearly all the established birding sites in Peru. He functions as a driver as well as a second guide. Juve is able to find the real skulkers and hidden birds, even better than most of the bird guides. For trips in Central - and North Peru we send him often without a guide. His knowledge of english is really basic , so this is only an option for customers that speak some spanish or/and accept a lower level of communication.
Juve is a very safe driver and also an outstanding mechanic - an essential requirement on trips on Peru’s rough back-country roads.
He is a driver with extensive experience in the field of tourism he is working over 20 years with great skill and knowledge of mechanics makes it one of the brilliant people last years has been working with birdwatchers groups this has sparked his passion for birds and now is part of Tanager tours family