Miguel is a native Peruvian professional tour guide from Cusco, he has been leading tours throughout Peru for almost 20 years. He has a vast knowledge of the rich cultural and ecological diversity of his beautiful country. In 2003, Miguel traveled to the US to lecture at Hampshire College of Massachusetts on Cultural Appropriation. Miguel is a strong advocate of ecotourism and science. He values the role that tourists play in the development and protection of sensitive cultures and ecosystems and dedicates his work to raising the awareness of such players with the aim of furthering such a powerful tool. Also, he is the co-founder of Evolution Treks Peru a Cusco-based worker-owned travel company.