Juan Aguirre Gomez
Amazing Andean Adventures organizes trips and services for travelers looking for an unforgettable and personal experience in Peru. Our tours are designed to maximize comfort and convenience while sharing our wealth of knowledge and history about this extraordinary country with our clients. The founder of Amazing Andean Adventures, Juan Aguirre, has over fourteen years of experience leading tours of all sizes around Peru, and he is eager to share his passion for his country with you. Juan earned his degree in tourism from the Technological Institute Antonio Lorena in Cusco in Cusco, and completed his Wilderness First Responder training in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Juan is fluent in English, Spanish, and Quechua. Juan’s expertise and rich knowledge of history, archaeology, geography, flora, and fauna inspire him to create interesting, varied tours around Peru. He works with a team of local porters and cooks from the Cusco area, and together they will ensure your safety and comfort for your entire excursion. Amazing Andean Adventures specializes in small group tours, between 2 and 8 people, and offers a variety of customized packages depending on the kind of adventure you want to have. Our main objective is to make your time in Peru an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. While we can offer more standardized tours, at Amazing Andean Adventures we pride ourselves on creating itineraries based on your specific needs and desires. We will work hard to make your dreams become a reality. There is no better way to see another country than traveling in a small group with a local tour guide who actually lives and breathes the culture of their homeland. And when you travel with Amazing Andean Adventures, you won’t just have a guide, but a good friend as well. We are confident that you will be glad you chose to travel with Amazing Andean Adventures!
Was born in the village of Calca at the state of Cusco – Peru, right in the center of the so called sacred valley of the incas in the year of 1980. he began hiking the inca trail and exploring the vilcabamba region when he was just seven years old. living along whit his mother anthropology and professor from the university of cusco while she was working for a ngo and teaching history and traveled extensively through the mountains and villages of the cloud forest area of cusco. in the year of 1987 his entire family was forced to move to the city of cusco due to the hard time that peru was going throughout however his mother remains in the area of the cloud forest teaching in vilcabamba near macchu pichu. that is the way he developed his love and passion for the andean civilization. At age of 13th he began to work as an assistant guide, during his summer vacations for a senior guide who put him into the life of the tourism, which is the way he began to be immersed in the native legend of the andes. helping to develop the passion for his culture that is so eloquently expressed in his guiding.
whit a degree in economy science from the university of san antonio abad del cusco and phd on public health care from the minnesota technical school of the u.s.a.( 2011 ) , an official certification and licenses of the polytechnic guide´s school of the city of cusco, a certification of volunteering in the rain forest ( manu national park ) supported by a foundation call tres mundos ( by the danisnh – norigian foundation for a better life in the andes ), for six months as an interpreter and tour leader in the year of 2000 and after almost 13 year leading groups in the south part of peru and occasionally to the amazon.
harry had been working as tour licensed guide since may 2001 and currently training volunteers since 2009 for the ngo “for a better life in the andes – tres mundos” he had been working.
traveling to holland ,denmark and norway the last past summers ( 2008, 2009 and 2010 ), and the winter of 2010 to the usa working for the same ngo in order to be teach for the next project that works whit indigenous poor andean families doing social projects in order to improve their way of living building properly toilet and kitchens.
next year 2011 he was part of “the mayan change” as leader volunteer name of the project at guatemala where he spent the whole month, supported by the same organization he had been working and volunteering for a while every summer.
as a matter of fact those countries are where he has renewed his first wilderness aid international certification.
This is the great opportunity which gave him the experience to work on a public health care development project in the native communities of Guatemala , Belize and Honduras where he was able to look for similarities whit his native culture and the great Mayan society He might literally leave to the E.E. U.U. this year around August to the state of Minnesota for training in a wilderness program at the Minnesota University.
Having worked as a freelance tour guide and tour leader for over 10 years I have great experience, enthusiasm and confidence in leading sightseeing and outdoor hikes throughout Peru.
I have achieved success in my career as a tour guide and have received many positive testimonials. I am an honest and straightforward person who has excellent verbal communication skills.
I am interested in my heritage and culture especially, the Andean religion. This influences the way I work and live my life. I like being able to introduce my tourists to the Andean ideology and Pachamama and the cultures of the Andean people.
- Photography: I am an amateur photographer and I use this skill to take photos of the beautiful scenery on my tours.
- Ecology: I am a keen bird watcher and this helps me provide information to my tourists on the fauna of the Andes.
- Languages: I speak fluent English. I’m always improving my vocabulary, with the help of tourists from all over the English speaking world. German – Basic level. Quechua – Fluent.
- Interpersonal Skills: My work as a Tour Guide has enhanced my interactions with people from different countries with different backgrounds. I can bring out the best in people and make a group of strangers act as a team.