However, looking for something else, I quit everything and started a backpacking travel for a year in Latin America. In the end, it became a 10-year trip around the world!
During those 10 years away, I came back every year for a month or two to my home town, because I constantly felt a need for that connection to my home. Finally, I realized that the world is amazing but Pamplona and Navarra are even more so. So I decided to make a career out of showing my favourite places to visitors like you. My mission is to show you that Pamplona is not just The Running of the Bulls, it is a gem off-the-beaten track with so many stories to tell.
Now, after such a long time travelling, after taking part in so many tours, meeting so many tour guides and so many travellers, and after working as a guide for a tour agency here in Navarra, I have a deep understanding of what a guest expects from a tour guide. With this knowledge I am confident I can help any visitor to Pamplona and Navarra to get the absolute best experience of this beautiful land.
Navarra offers a huge diversity of landscapes. Although Pamplona and Navarra are world famous for its annual festival San Fermin, also known as the 'running of the bulls', it offers far more - and I can't wait to show it to you.
Dear traveler, join me on a visit to Navarra and Pamplona and learn why I decided stay here and not to move away again!
A Recent Review of this guide
Enjoyed the tour thoroughly. The history came 'alive' with Javier's narrative. The 1st tour guide who made sure we were comfortable - a stool to get on the van, umbrellas and extra jackets! Will surely have Javier again in the future!!!
Degree in Physical Education and Sports (2001)
Travel around the world (2003-2013)
Official Tourist Guide (since 2013)
Degree in Tourism (2015)