Raptors watching and Ecotourism in the Basque Country

Discover the birds of prey in our mountains, our incredible natural environment and the fascinating and ancient rural traditions of the Basque Country.

ACCOMMODATION

Rural accommodation at a traditional and sustainable Basque farmhouse. 

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Customization travel

We’ll help you design and plan the perfect trip to enjoy the best of the experiences.

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HOSPITALITY

Hospitality and exclusive attention to our travelers. Genuine Basque Hospitality.

TRAVEL SAFE

Certified Covid19 Contingency Plan and travel insurance with Covid cancellation included

Travelling with us you will discover fascinating places for raptor watching and one of the oldest and most interesting cultures in Europe, only one hour away from Bilbao .

You will discover one of the most biodiverse natural areas in Europe, with 3 different ecosystems in less than 50 km.

You will enjoy birdwatching experiences in protected areas of special interest for birds of the Natura 2000 Network.

Medieval village of Laguardia

You will get to know the way of life of our rural environment and beautiful medieval villages.

You will enjoy unique gastronomic experiences in restaurants specialising in local cuisine.

And a unique travel experience with locals in the Basque Country, exclusive and adapted to your interests and needs

CUSTOMIZED TRAVEL

Customized travel program adapted to your needs, travel budget and your availability.

 Exclusive group

Limited availability and exclusive programmes. We only work with one group at a time with a maximum of 8 travelers.

 

Cultural Immersion

We ease the cultural immersion in the Basque Style, overcoming the culture and language barrier.


Meet our ornitologists 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 Belauste, 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.

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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Certified Safe Commitment to Tourism Quality. Tourism Ethic Code

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

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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