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Raptors watching in the Basque Mountains

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If you want to discover the fascinating world of the birds of prey in the Basque Mountain, we offer the possibility to explore our amazing natural landscapes, our culture and our worldwide known gastronomy, less than an hour from Bilbao airport

Ornithologist local guides

You will be assisted by guides specialised in birdwatching, nature and the rural world to live the experience in your own way, exclusively for your group.

Genuine Basque Hospitality 

You will enjoy a fantastic stay in our beautiful and sustainable farmhouse, exclusively for the group, surrounded by 3 protected areas of the Natura 2000 Network.

Safe Tourism Certified

Travel safe

You will travel safely and without any unforeseen events with our certified Covid19 Contingency Plan and the travel insurance with Covid cancellation expenses included in the travel programs.

 Traveling with us, you will have an amazing experience in the nature, with a comfortable travel experience, with locals, exclusive and adapted to your tastes and needs.

Ornithologist and naturist guides 

Andoni de LLosa, ornithologist and naturist guide from the company Fauneando with extensive experience in the Basque Mountain. He has carried out bird censuses for different entities, birdwatching outings, ornithological workshops, etc.

He also have a hide for observation and photography of forest birds, where we you could observe a multitude of species, including the medium-sized woodpecker. 

Sergio de Juan and Begoña Valcárcel, ornithological and nature guides from the company Equinoccio Natura, with extensive experience since 2005 in the Basque Mountains.

They have also carried out different studies: monitoring of common and non-forest mountain birds, monitoring of red kites and black woodpeckers, bird ringing, etc.

Iñaki

Iñaki Belaustegigoitia, your main guide to Travel with Local Eyes and  co-owner of Ulle Gorri Travel  

Passionate about travels, mountain, nature, bird-watching, books, music with a good knowledge of the history, culture and traditions of the Basque Country.

Apart from that, a Nordic walking instructor, enthusiast birdwatcher and low and medium certified mountain guide.

Customized travel programs

We’ve have created  for you different programs combining birdwatching, amazing hiking routes , cultural tours and gastronomic experiences to discover our land . The itinerary could be customized to adapt it to the interest of the group, while you discover with us the basque rural world, the history and the amazing local gastronomy

Raptors&gastronomy weekend

An amazing weekend experience discovering the birds of prey in Salto del Nervión and Izki Natural Park combining with enogastronomic experiences in Rioja Alavesa vineyards and wineries.

Raptors&Gastronomy&Culture

A 5 days /4 nights travel program focussed mainly on birds of prey watching and gastronomy, but also an immersive experience in our culture: history, rural  traditions, etc

Birdwatching on your own

If you prefer to travel on your own, we offer the possibility of renting the farmhouse, with  breakfast km0 and organic meals and the ornithological guiding activities depending on your needs.

Quality certifications 

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Travel Agency registered by the Basque Country Tourism Department CEI:2437

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Rural House registered by the Basque Country Tourism Department XVI00132

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European Ecolabel Certification for sustainable lodgment ES-EU/051/00031

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Certified Safe Commitment to Tourism Quality for the Travel Agency and the Rural House. Tourism Ethic Code

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Commitment to Tourism Quality for the Travel Agency and the Rural House. Tourism Ethic Code  

Reviews 

Thank you for making it a perfect vacation. You really helped me create what I wanted. I had spend days of research to figure out a dreamy home in the country and coast and having a true country and cultural experience. You made my dream vacation come true and much more.

Your welcome and hospitality matched that of loved relatives. This wasn’t what was expected and asked for. You went that extra mile, just because you cared. You are wonderful people and I’m so glad I found you guys.

Inaki as a guide, you not only had vast knowledge of the place, but were so patient with our group of 8 ladies. Your enthusiasm and love for your region made us experience it as locals. You made the whole experience memorable. And to top it all your singing and sense of humor added that extra that will not be matched. Beautiful voice!

I would recommend you to everyone who is looking for an amazing experience in the beautiful Basque Country (Spain/France), and Pamplona. I would love to come back again with my family. Thank you!!

Ajeeta C. - San Francisco, USA

I had a memorable experience with you both. Having grown up in the Basque Country and travelled the world their knowledge is vast. Inaki’s fun and patient personality only enriched the experience and he is an excellent guide, showing us many hidden gems along the way. Ana’s hospitality was that of a mother, constantly checking to see if we needed anything but without invading our privacy. She has created a dream farmhouse with an astonishing mixture of old and new, a house with authentic pieces and modern amenities at the same time.
Rosey N. - San Francisco, USA

Best vacation experience ever!! Thank you, thank you Ana and Inaki. You have been absolutely amazing hosts – very welcoming, kind and genuine! Celebrating Lily’s birthday with your guidance was the best experience ever!
Anu – San Francisco , USA

I look forward to returning with my family next time. Iñaki and Ana run a boutique travel agency, I wholeheartedly recommend Iñaki as a knowledgeable, highly organised and enjoyable bespoke tour guide.
Jillian B. - Canberra, Australia

The best part of our stay was the two evenings we spent with Iñaki as our personal tour guide exploring the old and new parts of this amazing city. It is fair to say that Iñaki is the best tour guide we have ever met. His knowledge of Bilbao, its history and culture, is incredible and he knows all of the best tapas (pintxos) bars in the town. Iñaki’s love for Bilbao was evident in the way he spoke about his hometown during our tours. …In summary, we had a wonderful time in Bilbao thanks to Ana and Iñaki.
David – Dublin, Ireland

We ended up doing a tour of the countryside villages and unforgettable San Juan de Gaztelugatxe- a must see! Iñaki took us on the tour and it was the best way to end our trip and feel that we really got to see the beauty of the Basque Country that only a true local could share. Iñaki and Ana are both such kind, well traveled, and interesting people – so thoroughly enjoyed our interactions with them.
Rebecca – San Francisco, USA

Nous avons passé un excellent weekend à Bilbao grâce à notre hôte Iñaki. Nous avons été très sensibles à son accueil chaleureux, sa maitrise parfaite du francais et nous avons été très vite mis dans l’ambiance du Casco viejo grâce au tour guidé que nous avons fait avec Iñaki.
MY - Paris, France

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