About Us

We are a passionate team with the vision of delivering
the best & exiting experience for customers

Travel . Tours . Adventure

Our Team

Mikel Salazar
Tech Whiz & Transport

Our resident IT whiz, Mikel is also a serial entrepreneur who invests in bit currency and programs websites in his spare time. His favorite spots in the Basque Country include the small town of Orduña and traditional Basque farm houses 'caserios' where the best bbqs are celebrated.

Nuria Bru
Travel Partner, Euskaldunberri & Guide

Experienced guide and travel professional, Nuria speaks Basque and Catalan. From running her own active travel agency to leading guided hikes and winter ski trips Nuria's positive energy and charisma will ensure an unforgettable trip. Her favorite places in the Basque Country include small family run wineries in Rioja Alavesa and the hiking trails surrounding Vitoria.

Margaret Carpo
Co-Founder, Storyteller & Guide

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Margaret grew up between between the Philippines and California. She now lives in Bilbao and works as a communications consultant for local companies, and as a guide for Travel Basque Country. A food lover, her favorite places in the Basque Country are the pintxos bars in San Sebastian and the Urdaibai estuary.

Javier Salazar
Founder, History Lover & Guide

Javier is responsible for bringing everything and everyone together to make Travel Basque Country work. Originally from Bilbao, Javi takes pride in sharing his Basque heritage and homeland with others. Passionate about history and culture, his favorite spots include the railway museum in Azpetia and the Puente Vizcaya in Portugalete.

Why Choose Us

Authentic Local Experiences

Since 2012 we've been providing authentic local tours of the Basque region and beyond. During this time we've gathered a network of local guides and partners who share our passion for food, culture and traditions. Come and Meet the Locals!

Private Transport

Sit back and leave the driving to us. Our professional transport service will ensure a comfortable and safe trip wherever your destination. We can organize private ground transport for groups, from our  comfortable 7-seater passenger van to mini-buses.

Destination Experts

We have researched and written all about the Basque Region. In our free online travel guide read more about Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian. Learn about the Basque history, culture, fiestas and traditions that will make your trip unique and add to your cultural understanding.

What Customers Say

  • “There are not enough words to describe how special and wonderful this trip has been! Thanks to Javy, Margaret, Jamie and Nuria for the special care and attention to all our needs. AMAZING. Until the next time!...”
    Jose Luis M
    (Manila, Philippines)
  • “Javier and Margaret. You guys are amazing! Thank you so much for taking care of us all. I really appreciate all the attention you guys took into consideration. From "Javi cab" to the amazing dinners and everything in between. I will remember this trip forever. Thank you for making this amazing and perfect...”
    (Manila, Philippines)
  • “Couldn´t have asked for a better way to celebrate my dad´s 80th birthday! Thank you Margaret, Javier, Jamie and Nuria. What a unforgettable experience!! ...”
    Rica T
    (Orlando, USA)

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