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Alfonso Nuñez

Since long time ago I have been travelling around the world discovering the different ways humans have organized their lifes. I was able to finish my communication studies in St. Louis, Missouri, and therefore had the chance to learn a different way of thinking from the european one: The "Why not?" mentality instead of the "Are you sure you want to do that?"

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Northern Spain Territory: Basque Country, Pyrenees, and The Way of Saint James (all of them)
We design active trips for travellers, not tourists. Taylor-made programs close to our mother land and local traditions."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Going to America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania. Sometimes walking, sometimes cycling, sometimes with local transports, sometimes alone, sometimes with company. Always with my senses open. After being so connected with going abroad, I decided to show others in my homeland, the same things I was looking for when going outside; emotions. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"15 years ago discovering Cuba cycling from Santiago to Habana during one month using their local currency (not very legal at that time) and sharing experiences with locals. On new years eve we arrived to a very poor village by the north coast, and were invited to three different dinners on the same night. There was no way to say "no" to any of them, so we made our best eating and sharing like on a Groundhog Day."

Featured trips & expertise

Bay of Biscay
Essential Basque Country - 5-Day Itinerary

Discover the most emblematic spots of this gentle corner of Spain. Ancient history, culture, and language, but a modern way of life with amazing gastronomy and wines. For nature lovers, you also have a selection of great outdoor activities and lovely cities with fantastic beaches at the foothills of the Pyrenees. This 5-day itinerary was designed to help you discover these great places, and learn about the Basque Country and its people.

Landscape of the Basque Country
Hiking In The Basque Country - 5 Days

Discover the amazing landscapes and diversity of the Basque Country. Enjoy five days of walking through diverse nature and local culture along the famous St. James Way — a combination of inland routes with spectacular coastal ones. From the glamorous city of San Sebastian to small towns rich in Basque history, you'll meet locals and learn how the Basque heritage has survived for thousands of years. Combined with fantastic gastronomy and charming hotels, this will be an experience that you won't easily forget.

Recent trip reviews for Alfonso

Panchali

Basque country, Spain - Sep 8 - Sep 15, 2018

Traveler: Panchali D. - Local specialist: Alfonso Nuñez

This turned into a fabulous solo trip to Basque Country!!!
Alfonso created a well organized itinerary for me, just the way I wanted it.
I had plenty of time to see Bilbao and San Sebastian. Part guided and part on my own. I had a private tour of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum that was incredibly in depth.
All the hotels, bus tickets, taxis were well taken care of. No stress at all.
He took me on an amazing food tour in San Sebastian to taste pintxos for the first time in the Old Town. A very... read more

This turned into a fabulous solo trip to Basque Country!!!
Alfonso created a well organized itinerary for me, just the way I wanted it.
I had plenty of time to see Bilbao and San Sebastian. Part guided and part on my own. I had a private tour of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum that was incredibly in depth.
All the hotels, bus tickets, taxis were well taken care of. No stress at all.
He took me on an amazing food tour in San Sebastian to taste pintxos for the first time in the Old Town. A very memorable experience indeed.
He was attentive and knowledgeable. I felt assured that he stayed in communication the whole trip so that I didn't have any glitches.
I would highly recommend Alfonso for any trip to Basque Country. A very nice experience overall.

Alfonso Nuñez, local specialist, responded to this review:

It was a pleasure having you among us.
I hope you continue discovering new places in the world with such an open mind mentality.
See you around,
Alfonso