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Javier R.

Viejo San Juan, PR, United States

Javier is a "young", enthusiastic guide with vast knowledge and inside information about Puerto Rico.

He is a lot of fun, but very serious about customer satisfaction. He is passionate about his home country, Puerto Rico: its culture, history, architecture and natural resources.

For almost 8 years He worked for the Puerto Rican government (Department of Natural Resources). He gave up his job as an engineer to do what he likes to do… show people around… However, he gained a lot of experience on the government and has a lot of stories to share.

Javier is also a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. One of the principles of energy healing is learning how to "listen" what are the client's real needs (from a deep perspective), and figuring out the best way to support them. Those skills are very handy while guiding private tours… we can really please our clients.

As a World Champion Unicyclist, he has been able to travel all over the world. He has a lot of stories to tell about his journeys. Just like you, he knows what is like to be a traveler; and to be interested in getting to know the essence of every country.

As a resident of Old San Juan since 1998, he is familiar (and willing to share) about the everyday life at the historic city.

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Note: I will make my best to be available when you need me. However, my schedule is unpredictable and might not be available all the time. Please send me a message (using the "Ask a question" link) and send me your preferred date and time before you make your booking and pay. I will respond to you as soon as possible.

A Recent Review of this guide

Javier as knowledgeable and very personable. Also very flexible when our cruise schedule changed at the last minute. He was very sensitive to what we wanted to do during our visit and he made sure it happened. We had a great time, and he was a great hiking companion! Good conversation as well! My wife and I would both HIGHLY recommend Javier.
Reuben Murray

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Credentials

Luxury Travel Guide (LTG) Private Tour Operator of the Year 2017
Licenced Tour Guide (PR Tourism Company)
Licenced Tour Operator (PR Tourism Company)
Certified Environmental Interpreter (APIE)
San Juan Nationel Historic Site license (NPS forts)
Superhost (PR Tourism Company)
CPR Certification
Swift Water Rescue Technician I Certification
Tour Guide and Operator Certification (COPLADET)
Licensed civil engineer
World Champion Unicyclist

Guide Requirements for United States

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Tours by Javier R.

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Puerto Rican Food Tour

The Taste of Old San Juan private tour

118 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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Private Tour of Old San juan

(kid-friendly) See Old San Juan with a private guide

148 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Customized Day - Private Tour

 unrated

I'll go with you as your private guide

248 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

6 hours

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Holistic Tour of Old San Juan

Go beyond the landmarks with a private guided tour

148 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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The top of El Yunque - Private Tour

A complete tour of the Rain Forrest with a private guide

450 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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