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“Javier was an excellent guide, so happy to have a local with us.”
Experience San Juan on a different way. Walk at your own pace. Take pictures. Ask questions. See what you are most excited about. Know the history and the untold secrets of this wonderful place. Visit the forts, churches, plazas, cafes, museums...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
55B Caleta de San Juan, San Juan 00901-1505, Puerto Rico
We booked this tour a couple of months in advance and paid the deposit. We went to the agreed-upon meeting place at the agreed-upon time, but Juan never showed up. When we called him, he apologized and said that he forgot and was out of...More
Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian R
Javier R, Owner at Private Tours of Old San Juan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018
Am sorry that it didn't worked out. As you know, we had a major hurricane in Puerto Rico and we have been busy with the recovery. I have been mostly unavailable for tours every since. Before you booked, I told you that I was...More
Javier was AMAZING. Knowledgeable, friendly and so focused on what you wanted to learn, the pace at which you wanted to go and creating the best overall experience for you and your group. I highly, highly recommend Javier!
Javier is the best. We had an amazing morning seeing the forts, cemetery and the other sites of this beautiful city full of history. We have been to San Juan 2 times before, but this is the first time I feel like we really experienced...More
We booked Javier directly a few weeks ahead of arriving on our cruise ship. We could have walked around the old city on our own, it was very beautiful and safe, however we wouldn't have had nearly the same experience without a guide. Javier spent...More
My husband and I spent our first day in OSJ walking around on our own, exploring, and eating! The second day we had a 4 hour private tour with Javier. He told us about things we never would have discovered doing a walking tour on...More
James picked us up at the cruise terminal in a beautiful air conditioned car. It was a last minute booking and we really were lucky to get him!! He took us shopping at the places I wanted to revisit and offered a few new stops....More
We had last minute changes to our cruise (different day and different times!), but Javier accomodated. We wanted to do some hiking in El Yunque, particularly to get a great overview and to see some waterfalls.
He was waiting for us when we got off...More
Javier was an excellent tour guide who (1) was well versed in local history and lore, (2) showed us several less well known places and (3) seemed to know everyone and got us behind the scenes in several locations.
We were so pleased that we...More
My fiancé and I did a tour with Javier today of Old San Juan and it was AMAZING! He is so knowledge, I have never been so impressed with a tour guide. He is so professional and such a nice man overall! We plan to...More
I read so much about Javier that decided to book his 4 hour walking tour. His knowledge of the history of San Juan was amazing. I was a native of the island and he told us things I didnt even know. It was my husband's...More