Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in San-Juan-Puerto-Rico by Tour Guide Francisco Javier N. (Guide #21938)


Susan Romig

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 15/20

Francisco was absolutely one of the highlights of our time in Puerto Rico! He was professional, kind and entertaining, knew his history and added wonderful stories to what we were seeing. I HIGHLY recommend Francisco!

Kevin Safinuk

Canada
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 12/20

Francisco was a terrific guide. his knowledge of the city was great. Great guide.

Mette A.

United States
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Tour: #344060, Caving in the Karst with an Archaeologist as your guide!, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 29/20

This was an amazing tour! Francisco Javier is an excellent guide. He not only knows his archaeological history (he IS an archaeologist) but fielded questions regarding flora/fauna, history, politics, culture with both knowledge and a great sense of humor. He also made the tour appropriate for both my husband and myself (active adventurers) and my 76 year old mother (not QUITE as active of an adventurer) . I highly recommend this tour - a great way to see, explore, and learn about this beautiful country.

David Carcel

United States
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Tour: #344059, Private Rainforest & Archaeological Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 11/20

Francisco was just a great guide. We went were no large tours go and did it in his capable hands. Trekked into rainforest and climbed up to waterfalls. Our daughters went on one of those big tours and they and 100 other people were on the trail. This was just us and Francisco. Definitely the way to see Puerto Rico. Also his knowledge of archeology was impressive when explaining the petroglyphs.

Dabe Speas

United States
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Tour: #344060, Caving in the Karst with an Archaeologist as your guide!, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 1/20

This was such a wonderful tour! We loved seeing the natural beauty of Puerto Rico and Francisco made it a highly enjoyable day!

Heather Wood

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Javier (Francisco) was very knowledgeable and flexible, working with us on a seemingly never ending changing cruise arrival and departure times. Highly recommend.

Ida Roldan

United States
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Tour: River tubing adventure in the Tanama River, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Date: Dec 28/19

Francisco was knowledgeable, polite, and very accommodating. We enjoyed his company.

Ida Roldan

United States
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Tour: Cueva María de la Cruz Park and Loíza town Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Date: Dec 23/19

Joan B.

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Hank Rainer

United States
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Tour: San Juan Art & Museums Shore Excursion, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Date: Jul 11/19

Francisco was called in at the last minute to as our guide because the guide that ususally does the museums was unavailable. Even though this was not his area of expertese, he did a good job with the tour. His archaeological knowledge added to the tour.

Karen W

United States
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Tour: The Taíno Route, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Date: Jun 23/19

Francisco was a very knowledgeable and very articulate about the history and culture of Puerto Rico. We covered a lot of ground in one day but the tour did not feel rushed in any way. All the people at each of the tourist locations know and seem to respect him a lot. We got great service and learned and saw more in one day on the island than we could have in weeks by ourselves. A very comfortable, educational and fun day! Highly recommended!

Laura M.

Petawawa, ON, Canada
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

Javier was easily able to accommodate an alternate start time for our tour since our cruise arrived very early in the morning. He met us on arrival in a nice, clean and air conditioned Audi SUV and had cold water on hand for each of us. Javier was very knowledgeable about all of San Juan...history, culture, politics, etc. and shared with us aspects of daily life. We saw key landmarks in both the new & the Old San Juan and he customized our tour to our family (we had a 10 & 12 yr old with us). Fantastic!!

Elisabeth (Lisa) Naquin

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Javier was wonderful! He was very accommodating and even took us to the port! Highly recommend!

Maureen Viola

United States
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Tour: Roadtrip to the Dry Forest and Ponce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Date: Apr 1/19

Javier was the best! His knowledge of the history of peurto rico was exceptional. Great personality and he went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. He even added a surprise side trip because we were a little ahead of schedule. Will definitely get in touch with him when we are in peurto rico again. Highly recommended tour guide.

Ben S.

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

Francisco is engaging and ultra knowledgeable. We had a great time touring old San Juan with him. His vehicle is super comfortable and he knows the history of Puerto Rico and the region with great depth. He also has a great sense of humor and our only regret is that our time with him was so short!

Desiree Wolcott-Cushman

United States
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Tour: #517437, Private Archaeological and Astronomical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 13/19

Javier was extremely knowledgeable about Puerto Rico's people and history. We learned more about the Taíno, the indigenous people of Puerto Rico. We saw many of the rock carvings that are representive of Puerto Rico. It was great to see the original images and learn their history. Arecibo was informational, connecting our past and present. We had extra time and Javier fit in a tour of the Window Cave, He showed us things the cave's staff didn't show us. Javier made our trip to Puerto Rico magic.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'll be sure to look you up if I'm ever in the area. Thank you for the review!

Stan G.

Laguna Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

We had a great time touring San Juan with Javi (Francisco). He's knowledgeable, flexible, and easy going. It was like spending the day with an acquaintance who really knows the area and it's history. We will definitely do the archaeological tour with him if we are in PR again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stan! Great to meet you! See you again in Puerto Rico!

Diane Chimko

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 29/19

Francisco Javier was an excellent guide. He contacted me the morning of the pick up and explained he would be a few minutes late. There was a snag, but not his fault. A large demonstration was being held that day in front of the government buildings in Old Town San Juan and it caused large traffic jams into and out of the City as well as in the City. We had to skip the portion of the tour that went out of town, but he provided us with an excellent walking tour and an excellent spot for lunch.

Frank Adorna

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 23/19

Chris Keyser

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

John F.

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 25/18

Francisco gave us a great tour of historic San Juan. I highly recommend him. The tour kept our family fully engaged. I would book with him again the next time I am in Puerto Rico

Lesesne Hudson

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

Clyde Heppner

United States
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Tour: #344059, Private Rainforest & Archaeological Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 7/18

Francisco is very knowledgeable and speaks impeccable English. The day was broken up nicely between driving and activities. The sites were unique, and Francisco provided historical and cultural insights. One of the reasons we (my wife and I) take tours like this is to gain a more in-depth view of the country from a local perspective rather than hearing a rehearsed statement. Francisco was very open and when requested provided his personal beliefs, which added a richness to our discussion.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I had a great time and also i learned a lot from you. Hope to see you again soon!

Dean Geis

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 30/18

Tour guide was great. The reason for one less star was that he was 40 minutes late. He was sorry but it needed to be recognized.

George Karnes

United States
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Tour: #344059, Private Rainforest & Archaeological Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

Francisco was an awesome guide. Flexible and accommodating. Not only is he an amazing guide, but he has the knowledge of history and politics of Puerto Rico like a college professor. Clean new vehicle and an all around great experience.

Alan Cepeda

New York, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #344059, Private Rainforest & Archaeological Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

If you want see the REAL Puerto Rico, take this tour! You are wrapped in the arms of luxury (Audi Q7 really!) as you tour parts of the island that are off the beaten track. Francisco takes you into the heart of the island, to beautiful water falls and an amazing swimming hole deep in the forests of the island. A short, easy hike and you escape the tourist traps - you'll see, FEEL, love and cherish the island + culture as much as the locals. Do it - not to be missed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan, It was a pleasure to show you Puerto Rico as I know it. Thank you for choosing Puerto Rico as your vacation destination. Hope to see you back in the island.

Pamela Melhorn

United States
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Tour: #344060, Caving in the Karst with a Private Guide from San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Caving in the Karst is an exceptional tour! Javier is an extremely knowledgeable, affable, and engaging guide, who provides interesting, in-depth information about the history of the caves, and the history of Puerto Rico and the indigenous people. If I had more days to spend in Puerto Rico, I would have reserved more tours with Javier!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pamela! It was a lot of fun showing you around. You are a real trooper thank you for exploring the river with me and for going into Cueva del Indio. Hope to see you again in the island!

Shirla Hueth

United States
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Tour: #344061, Private San Juan Historical Experience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

We took Javi (Francisco) as a guide to see the great history of San Juan, PR. Javi was great, knowledgeable, interesting, with a great way of telling stories. Javi was friendly, communicative and fun. We all enjoyed the tour. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure is all mine. Hope to see nack again in Puerto Rico.��


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