Who we are
Tanager Tours has a staff of professionals who love birds and nature in general, and love doing birding tours; 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 of exceptional quality and comfort for our customers.
All of our birding trips and tours have been well designed to maximize viewing bird specialties by area. Our staff are constantly exploring new remote areas and changing our tours to give you the best and true birding experience.
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 birds since 2007. He began work in the Manu area, and now leads birdwatching tours all over Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. He enjoys exploring remote areas for the most exciting and mythical birds to create new birding routes for our clients. He is one of the main guides for our Tours.
with lot of knowledge about culture he is expert in history, culture and nature.
Miguel is an expert in history, culture and nature.
Alex Durand Torres
Alex is Peruvian, He was born in Puerto Maldonado in the tropical rainforest, his birdind skills are naturally develop while he was growing.
nowadays he is one of the Top guides of the country his knowledge is incredible, he can ID any bird call and find any bird in the dense vegetation making Alex a great unique bird guide.
Vidal was born in Cusco, studied tourism at the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, and in 2007 began using his passion for birds in Tambopata National Reserve and Manu National Park. In 2011 he started guiding for Tanager Tours.
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
Ciro was born in Cusco and has worked since 2012 for Tanager Tours along several different routes.
Juvenal Ccahuana (Juve)
Juve began work as a driver for bird watching groups a long time ago. In 2002 he formed Tanager Tours with Wim and David. 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 guides. For trips in Central and North Peru he often acts as driver and guide. His knowledge of English is basic, so this is only an option for customers that speak some Spanish or accept a simpler communication.
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
Juan is a driver with extensive experience in the field of tourism for over 20 years. His gentle manner, great driving skill and knowledge of mechanics makes him one of the best drivers for birdwatchers and Butterfly tours.