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About Us

Why Private Tours of Old San Juan?

Our approach is very simple. We find the easiest way to make you happy (& we usually succeed).

We offer personalized VIP private tours of Puerto Rico.
That means you:

  • Walk at your own pace.
  • Focus on what you like the most.
  • Ask as many questions as you want.
  • Take as many pictures as you like.
  • Go where you want, when you want.
  • Enjoy our beautiful island.

We are a small local tour operator who focuses on providing our friends (customers) the best experiences in their lives. How do we do that?

  1. We keep it simple. No complicated operations. Few overhead expenses. No payrolls (just one employee… Javier)
  2. No rush… We don’t try to squeeze too many bookings on one day. Normally we only do one tour per day. We don’t work every day either. Is important to be rested and in a good mood, so we can be fully present with you
  3. We love what we do. It is not a hassle for us to spend the day with you. Is actually the opposite… we really enjoy meeting new people from all over the world.
  4. Sometimes we guide you, sometimes we accompany you.
  5. Always with a smile. 

About Javier

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My name is Javier Ruiz and I am a “young”, passionate Puerto Rican, who loves to host people and show them around. As a resident of Old San Juan, I am familiar with the culture, food, history, architecture, archeology and many unknown secrets.

As a World Champion Unicyclist, I’ve traveled all over the world, so I know what travelers expect. I have a lot of stories to tell and knowledge to pass along.

For almost 8 years I worked for the Puerto Rican government (Department of Natural Resources). I gave up my job as a civil engineer to do what I like to do most… share my passion about my country!

​I have gained a lot of experience in the government and have a lot of stories to share.

I am also a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. One of the principles of energy healing is learning how to “listen” what are the client’s real needs (from a deep perspective), and figuring out the best way to support them. Those skills are very handy while guiding private tours… so I can really please my clients.

My family owned a reputable business, so I am very aware of the importance of customer satisfaction. I am happy to give the extra mile for my clients. Take a look at some of my client reviews on Google or Tripadvisor.

I am a certified tour guide by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and I can’t wait to be your Puerto Rico tour guide!

Javier's Credentials

– TripAdvisor – Certificate of Excellence (2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence)
– Awarded Tour (2017 & 2019 Luxury Travel Guide Tour Operator of the Year)

– Endorsed Tour (Puerto Rico Tourism Company)
– Certified Tour Guide (Puerto Rico Tourism Company)
– Certified Tour Operator (Puerto Rico Tourism Company)

– Certified Interpretative Tour Guide (APIE)
– Licenced Civil Engineer (PE in PR)
– World Champion Unicyclist

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