…And this is our story:
(In the beginning, we were tour guides)
We started as tour guides, passionate about our profession and in love with our land and our culture.
Then, we decided to create a small local agency with the idea of taking complete control of our work.
Gradually, other national and international agencies started noticing us and hiring our company to provide some local services. Delighted by our quality standards, they kept asking for more services, more locations, and more exclusive and customised products.
And so, year after year, the foundations of something new were laid, and it became increasingly necessary to create ABAQ DMC, the agency capable of living up to such trust and expectations.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that, to some extent, ABAQ DMC was also made by our collaborators and clients, by all those who have worked with us and have actively requested that such a project became a reality.
Today, after years of experience, we are very proud to have a team of outstanding professionals, and a solid reputation as the go-to provider for tailor-made, exclusive services for both individual travellers and corporate events throughout the Iberian Peninsula.
But we do not forget our origins, that attention to detail and great care that a tour guide displays to take care of a group, the ability to stand up for them and plan everything to perfection in order to attain excellence.
We are fully aware of how important communication is throughout a trip or any other leisure activity, and we certainly still feel that urge to keep discovering, trying, and experiencing new things, so we can share them with you with the utmost passion and sincerity.
All this has been and is today Abaq.
"The term 'Abaq' comes from the Greek words ἄβαξ (abax) or ἄβακoς (abakos), both of which refer to a flat surface. Another possible etymology of the word refers to the Phoenician term of Hebrew origin 'אבק', that nowadays is pronounced ābāq and means “dust”, even though its meaning in Biblical Hebrew was “grain”. Interestingly enough, in some Tamazight (Berber) dialects, the word ʾābāq still means “seed”.
But most of all, Abaq refers to the word abacus, the calculating tool that embodies the progress of the Mediterranean civilizations that gave birth to the current Hispanic culture, a mixture of Greeks, Romans (Latin), and Jewish, as well as Berbers, a people that had a protagonist role in the foundation and development of Al-Andalus, and whose language still associates the vocable "abaq" with a “seed”, something at the origin, the source from where new things are born.
Lastly, an abacus is also a professional tool, associated with precision and dedication, with study and wisdom.
In Abaq, we bring together the Mediterranean cultures that have forged what we are today. We are dust and seed, science and history: a journey through time and countless cultures and civilizations.
In our house, sailor rhymes with tailor, and these are 2 fields we know very well in Spain. Like professionals of haute couture, we will listen, measure, cut and sew the trip that best suits your desires.
We will carefully select landscapes and accommodations and weave them into the finest fabrics, capable of comfortably adapting to the body. We will dye them with the most crystalline waters of small Mediterranean coves, the grass of Atlantic meadows and the limestone of Romanesque cathedrals. We will decorate them with the patterns of Moorish tiles, the fantasy of Gaudi’s architecture and the strength of Goya’s paintings.
aWith them, we will make shirts adorned by Michelin stars, shoes with a private driver to move at ease, hot air balloon heels to see your journey from the sky and a coat made out of bulerías to keep you warm at night.
All aboard! Let the haute couture begin…