Desire and pleasure are, for modern explorers, a greater certainty than rules and conventions. Although a lot of time has passed since the adventures of Bruce Chatwin –that charming writer of travel novels whose biographer said, “in his books he does not tell half the truth, but the truth and a half”– in the 21st century there are still true craftsmen, capable of conceiving living stories full of rhetorical twists. Without going any further, in the Basque Country that energy is embodied by Explora Norte, a workshop for tailor-made experiences that manages to turn fiction into reality.
They do not believe in traveling for travel’s sake; instead, they are committed to offering unique and unforgettable experiences. The scene chosen by these artisans of premium adventures is like something out of a book: a mixture of green landscapes, imposing mountains, rugged coastlines, and secret beaches tucked among cliffs. Their area of action includes the three Basque capitals: Bilbao, San Sebastián, and Vitoria – three sister cities with different but perfectly complementary personalities.
Who better than a local guide to design different luxury experiences that capture the essence of each place in a unique and special way. The professionals at Explora Norte seek exclusivity and originality with tours that are brimming with meticulous details planned with care. With the company, travelers can sail the waters of the Cantabrian Sea aboard a kayak, relax with therapeutic treatments in a sumptuous spa, take a ride at sunset in a hot-air balloon, and taste a txakoli wine from the area.
The key to their outings lies in personalizing them, which is why they are considered travel designers. And the truth is that Explora Norte draws inspiration from the client’s tastes, their time, their hobbies, and their budget to design a tailored suit. With exceptional attention and permanent assistance, they know how to show the extraordinary as opposed to the conventional. In short, their tours manage to encapsulate the essence of this land and tell its “truth and a half.”
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