Our Story

We are a small and independent tour operator, at heart a family business, ​born in 2018 from the dream of three friends, Isabel, Marina and Bruno. With more than 20 years guiding throughout the North of Portugal, Azores and Galicia, we acquired a deep knowledge and strong bonds with these destinations, allowings us to hand pick to all our guests the best itinerary possible. 

To us, travel means genuinely getting under the skin of a country and its culture. It’s tasting the local food, meeting the local people, experiencing a place like a local and living meaningful moments. 

Our desire was create and share a responsible adventure travel alternative to the Northern Portugal, Galicia and the Azores, three beautiful destinations that are part of our life!

Meet The Team & Friends

Josefina and  Olivier

Azores local guides 

Both have been guides for more than 25 years. They share a passion for nature, hiking and their Portuguese/Azorean roots.

Living now in Pico Island they created a local agency to welcome and share the charms of the Azorean Islands.

Isabel Sousa

Co-founder and guide

Guiding in Portugal and the Azores for more than 20 years, Isabel loves to be outdoors always looking for new adventures. She is passionate about the culture and nature of the north of Portugal. With a professional background  related to ecotourism and tourism management she is responsible for the trip design and company management.

Marina Carvalho

Co-founder and guide

Guiding in the mountains of Northern Portugal and Galicia for more than 20 years Marina is a true passionate for the local traditions and nature. She works since teenager as walking trails designer and marking walking trails in all Portugal, making her our favorite self-guided designer. 

Bruno Gonçalves

Co-founder and guide

The true story of an architect that fell in love for the Northern Portugal and left the big city behind. Bruno  started working as walking trail designer and guide more than 10 years ago. His attention to detail and creativity are always the key factors on our tours.

Responsible Travel

You can make a difference. Together we make change!


Explore Iberia promotes responsible adventure travel, hand picking truly authentic, local experiences that will allow you to not just see a place, but actually experience it in a responsible manner that supports the local community and respects the natural environment. 

We are committed in supporting local communities, getting involved in several projects of sustainable development and supporting local nature conservation projects.  

Why travel with us

Passionate Team

Specialist knowledge 

Specialize walking & hiking holidays
Creative and Original 
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