Experience The Shepherd and the Navarrese Pacharán

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Day 1. El Pastor and Pacharán Experience in the Urbasa-Andia Natural Park

09:30 a.m. Departure from Pamplona in private cars from the car park located in front of the Navarra Arena gate. See link for departure to Tierra Estella, to discover the traditions of the life of the Shepherd in the Urbasa and Andia Natural Park, Idiazabal cheese, and the elaboration of the most emblematic Navarrese liqueur; the Pacharan.

People with transportation included, pick up at Pamplona accommodation.

On the way, a short stop at the Church of Santa Maria de Eunate, one of the most beautiful and suggestive churches on the Camino de Santiago. The unsolved mystery about its origin and its disturbing interior fuel the interest of this temple that was a hospital for pilgrims, a dormitory for the dead, a beacon-guide for walkers, a place of Christian worship and an earthly sanctuary for those who seek esoteric forces.

Next, visit Pacharán Azanza. Since its foundation in 1810, Licores Azanza has worked for and for the quality of pacharán, combining tradition and modernity. This tradition continues adding to the productions the selection of new ecotypes grown in the area, obtaining a high quality sloe, for a very fruity pacharán, a natural artisan product and protected by the regulatory council.


Visit to the Cheese Factory to learn about and taste the Idiazabal cheese. We will know first-hand the elaboration and a small introduction of the life of the shepherd. After the visit to the Cheese Factory, we will go to the old borda or typical hut, where the shepherd lived from March to October, and made the cheese during the spring with the milk of the sheep fed on high-altitude pastures; Our herd continues to graze in its surroundings from March to October.

The visit to the hut and its surroundings is a didactic experience in itself, which can only be accessed with the Pastor, as the Natural Park is a protected area. In addition to the attractiveness of the natural environment, it is no less didactic to taste the traditional shepherd's menu in an ideal environment to enjoy a calm atmosphere and great natural beauty. The shepherd's menu that we offer at the hut is the typical menu that shepherds used to cook on their huts in spring, and we have adapted it to our days.

In the afternoon, and as the culmination of this unforgettable experience, we will go to the Iranzu Monastery, hidden in the green valley of Yerri, in a secluded area between mountains. Grand Cistercian abbey built between the 12th and 14th centuries.

6:30 p.m. Approximate time of arrival in Pamplona.



Adult price: €48/person
Youth price (12-17 years): €22/person



Adult price: €74/adult
Youth price (12-17 years): €30/youth


- Driver-guide

- Depending on the option chosen, transport in private vehicles per family unit or in a 9-seater van in compliance with European anti-pollution regulations Euro6.

- Visit Eunate.

- Visit to the cheese factory.

- Visit to Pacharán Azanza.

- Visit to the Mº of Irantzu.

- Taxes



- Tickets / tastings to the places to visit.

- Lunch at a typical Pastor's cheese dairy (direct payment €20/adult and €12/children's menu under 12 years of age) or at a local restaurant depending on availability.

- All expenses of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc…

- Any other expense not specified in the program and not mentioned as included.



Tickets and tastings to the places to visit. They are pre-reserved for the Experience and are direct payment. In this way we will avoid waiting times.

ADULTS: €10.50/adult

CHILDREN: €6/child

Eunate: €2.00/person

Cheese factory: €6.00/person

Mº Iranzu: €2.50/person

Eunate: €1.50/person

Cheese: €3.00/person

M Iranzu: €1.50/person


- Guaranteed departures from 4 adults.

- The meal at the Borda of the cheese factory is made with a minimum of 10 adult people.

- Online experience, during which the transmission will be cut off, minimum group of 8 connections.

- In those places to visit that, due to their characteristics, do not have coverage and cannot be visited live online, the online visit will be recorded on a deferred basis.

- In the event that a place to visit is closed for any reason, an alternative plan will be made if possible. No refund will be made at any time.

- Sustainable vehicles, respectful with the environment and ecological driving. They comply with the European Euro 6 anti-pollution regulation.

- The guide will enforce health protocols at all times. In case of non-compliance by any participant, by decision of the guide he will leave the group and will not be entitled to any refund.

- The visits may be modified, both in content and in form, due to changes in the entities to be visited, due to weather conditions, for reasons beyond our control or programming readjustments.

- Minors must be accompanied by adults.

- Our Experiences and guided tours are not canceled due to adverse weather conditions. Navarra can offer us a very different climate from one valley to another, even on the same day.

- You do not walk excessively, but it is advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes. Expect rain according to season.

- Special prices on official holidays and long weekends.

- Important discounts for contracting several Experiences or visits in the same reservation.



- Being an activity that lasts about 8/9 hours in total, take 2 masks just in case: either standard (4h) or FFP2 or KN95 (8h) or both.

- Hydroalcoholic gel.

- Sunglasses.

- Cap with visor or hat to protect us from the sun.

- Raincoat and/or warm clothing depending on the season.



Our cancellation policy is relaxed to facilitate reservations in these changing times. But we recommend contracting cancellation insurance that covers cancellations due to Covid-19.

- More than 7 days in advance: free of charge.

- Between 7 days and 72 hours: 50%

- With less than 72 hours: 100%

Cancellations for other reasons, we will try to resolve in the best possible way for all parties.

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