A team of experienced travel consultants and tourism professionals. Qualified, opinionated, and discerning. We are here to guide, inspire and offer the one-on-one personalised attention and expertise you deserve.
Masters at providing ways for our clients to experience those special moments otherwise impossible without actually living in the country. Drawing upon local knowledge we make your travel dreams come true.

Hand-picked Local Guides. Knowledgeable Travel Designers. Art lovers, culture cravers, discerning travellers, just like us.

Experience the Iberian Peninsula in an exclusive and personal way with specialists who are masters at bringing your destination to life.

Jean Francoise Mounielou

Jean couldn’t resist a spell in Spain in 1993 just before he started working in the Luxury hotels industry. He had studied at the Sorbonne and then worked as a lawyer in Paris but the sunny days in Seville in that first half of 1993 changed his life. Jean, born in the Pyrenees Mountains, matured a love for Spain and the Spanish that has permeated his life ever since.

During the corporate years as a lawyer, Jean was always drawn to explore the regions of Spain and Portugal in the company of friends and family.
After years of intense work in the MICE industry, creating new opportunities for Incentive Travel all around the Iberian Peninsula, the chance to start Terra Traditions arose after hosting various groups of American travelers. Terra finally launched in early 2009 and Jean has not looked back since. He has been sharing the secrets of the Iberian people, food, and wine over our destinations, always making sure that everyone involved in the Terra project has as much fun as he does.

Jean Francois Mounielou
CEO & Co-Founder

Jose Francisco Izquierdo

José was born in El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), between the sea and the extensive vineyards of the Jerez. He studies Administration and Management of Companies, specializing finally in Project Management. His professional career links him very early to restoration and wine companies, where he develops an ample career in departments of operations and human resources. He travels through Spain for his professional activity and his desire to know and learn more of his land.

In 2010 he meets Jean, a Travel Guru in love with Spain, who shares his fascination with gastronomy and wine. Together they decide to embark on the Terra Traditions adventure.

Jose Francisco Izquierdo
General Manger & Co-Founder

Silvio Villegas

Our digital strategist and creative designer, Silvio has a solid tourism background, with a BA in Tourism Business Management in Birmingham University and over ten years experience in the events and hotel industries. After many years travelling, living and working abroad, he is back in his hometown, Seville.

He has developed creative web solutions, digital marketing plans and social media strategies for various tourism companies.

“Most of my life, I have been dreaming of travelling across the globe, Knowing different people, languages and cultures, hearing those sounds, watching endless sunsets visiting those fascinating places that I had read and heard about.
I am fortunate enough to get to live my own dream, Whatever comes next I can just wonder and wander.”

Silvio Villegas
Online Strategist

Trinidad Blanco

27 years of experience in group hosting, including coordination in Incentive groups. She specializes in Moorish culture and Sephardic routes by Spain. Official licensed guide. Accredited Guide for official press fam trips planned by the Spanish authorities.

“Trini was a terrific host in every way. Her open personality encouraged instant familiarity. She is a true Spanish, so passionate and so willing to share her outstanding knowledge…She launched into explanations about art & history, traditions of the south, and, most importantly, the food right away, and kept up a steady stream of information and conversation throughout our three days together. Her English was excellent. She was thoroughly engaging, and we really enjoyed our time with her”

Trinidad Blanco
Guides Coordinator & Visits Planner