Philippe Lesne

The Jungleman

Philippe is a rainforest specialist with almost 20 years of experience in organizing and guiding jungle excursions. After running a small rainforest camp for 8 years in Venezuela, Philippe moved to Panama in 2003.

Since then Philippe has taken travelers to the most remote corners of the country. When he is not in Panama he keeps guiding excursions and expeditions in other countries of Central and South America. He is also a scuba diving instructor.

Visit Philippe's website dedicated to his experiences in the rainforest: Jungle explorer

Ana Lesne

The Globe Trotter

Ana is originally from Guatemala but her desire to see the world brought her to Germany where she got her MBA in Tourism. Then her passion for traveling took her to Venezuela where she met Philippe in one of Bernd's jungle lodges in the Venezuelan Amazon. They moved together to Panama a few months later.

Ana brings the same passion to each of the tours that we offer and develop for our travelers. She speaks four languages (Spanish, English, German, French) and is an experienced tour guide. Currently, she is heading our office in Panama City.

Bernd Kroening

The Builder of Adventures

Bernd was born and raised in Venezuela. In his early youth, Bernd began to take an interest in travelling and by the time he was 15, he used every opportunity to explore Venezuela with interurban buses. Inspired by a book written by the naturalist Brewer-Carias, he organized his first expedition when he was only 17 years old.

After completing his studies in Germany he returned to Venezuela and founded Cacao Travel Group, now extended to Panama and Colombia. Bernd has built and owns several jungle lodges and boutique hotels in Venezuela. He is a true pioneer of nature tourism in Latin America and a specialist of the international tourism market.