Florencia Savanti, born in Argentina, is an anthropologist, community organizer, and Trip Leader with a deep connection to the Basque culture and countryside. Her love of the outdoors first took root when she worked as an archaeologist in Patagonia for 15 years, researching avian remains and hunter-gatherer diets in Tierra del Fuego among other projects. With the travel spark ignited, she followed her ancestral roots back to Northern Spain in 2002 where she lives today with her family. She has served as an archaeological consultant for the Basque Museum of Bilbao, and has led hiking trips in the Basque Country and the Pyrenees for more than a decade. Fluent in the Basque language and eager to share her insights on the history, gastronomy, architecture, and ecology of the region, Flor notes, “Being a guide and sharing my knowledge and passion with people makes me happy because I am more aware of the natural wonders and cultural richness around me.” When not guiding, Flor stays actively involved in anthropology work for several community-based programs in the Basque Country and afar. Her current projects promote women’s literacy and empowerment in the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan and the arid steppes of Northern Patagonia.
Upcoming Trips: TBA
Great Hikes and Cuisine of Basque Country, July 8-17, 2014
Across the Pyrenees, August 31-September 8, 2014
Across the Pyrenees, September 14-22, 2014