Restless, traveler, outdoors enthusiast, adventurer, explorer, committed, accessible, responsible, flexible, caring and with extensive experience in managing groups, logistics, reservations, and arranging personalized and bespoken services.
Of a Basque family descendant, born and raised in San Sebastian, passionate about traveling, art and history, and the outdoors, I took a Degree in Tourist Activities and Tourist Enterprises (Hospitality), at the University of Deusto in San Sebastian in 1996.
Since then, I’ve been involved in the tourism industry working as a professional tour guide, tour manager, adventure guide, at different hotels, and for the last years commanding my own company as a self-contractor.
Agustin Ciriza has a Degree in Tourism, is a credited tour guide of ETOA, and is also a certificated surf instructor, kayak instructor, white water river guide, mid-range mountain guide, mountain bike guide, nature guide and ecotourism specialist.
A successful sports career has forged him a character and discipline that he applies in the development of his functions, continuously and responsibly, in his work as a tour guide and tour manager.
Agustín is a recommended guide by Rick Steves Europe.
Most important academic qualifications:
Degree in Tourist Activities and Tourist Enterprises, (Hospitality). University of Deusto, San Sebastian.
Technician in Conduction of Physical-Sports Activities in the Natural Environment, (medium mountain guide, mountain biking and horse riding). Easo Polytechnic Institute.
Whitewater recreational boating guide. Spanish Canoeing Federation.
Surf Coach. Basque School of Sport, Kirol Eskola.
Ecotourism specialist and nature guide. Erudite Institute
Most outstanding sports CV:
2001 Extreme Kayak World Champion (Watch video)
Freestyle kayak European Vice-Champion 2002.
Surf kayaking Basque Country Champion 2004.
Kayaking expeditions to the Colorado Canyon (2), the sources of the Ganges River, the sources of the White Nile River, Patagonia, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Zambezi River (Zambia), USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Central Europe including Alps and Pyrenees.
Surfaris to Morocco, Mexico, Costa Rica, South Africa (2), Sri Lanka, Reunion, Australia, California, Hawaii and Bali.