Clyde WoodUnited States
Larisa was very flexible with our tour requests and quite knowledgeable. We greatly enjoyed our tour and our time with Larisa and Omar. Santiago is a very interesting city with many interesting and historic sites.
Debby PageUnited States
Larisa was awesome. She speaks perfect English. She was flexible and accommodating. Knowledgeable and all around super fun. People along the route knew her and it was obvious they genuinely liked her. She even knew the back story of the sopapillas vendor on the corner at the market.
This was our second tour with Larisa as our guide and we loved it. We've seen places which we won't have seen on our own. Larisa is a lovely guide with a lot of knowlegde of the city and the markets. We've eaten fruits we didn't know before and had a traditional Chilean lunch. She also adviced us different places to visit and to eat. Excellent guide which we whole heartedly recommend!
We had Larisa as our guide at this highlights tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. She has a very broad general knowlegde of the country, its history and the cultural historical monuments. In the 5 hours that we walked around we heared a lot of new things. We would certainly recommend her as your guide for Santiago. We also had a 6-7 hours wonderful market tour with her. Thanks very much Larisa and we which you all the best in your new homeland.
Hazel HungUnited States
Larissa is a gem - knowledgeable, flexible and cheerful. The driver, Omar, was quite accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Hazel! It was a pleasure to meet you and show you my city. Enjoy your trip to the south of Chile! :)
Excellent and friendly tour guide. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Steven. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you Santiago. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.
Steven M.Northfield, MN, United States
I engaged Larisa for a single-day tour of Santiago, including an airport pickup and a drop-off at my hotel in Viña del Mar. She created something outside her usual listed suite of offerings. The result exceeded my expectations. Larisa is pleasant, smart and knowledgeable, her English impeccable. She exhibited mature judgement in all aspects of the day, including her choice of a very professional driver. I strongly recommend Larisa without reservation. She is a wonderful person with whom to spend time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Steven for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you Santiago. I really enjoyed our conversations about culture, history and the Chilean way of life, and I'm glad my recommendations were helpful for the rest of your trip. Best wishes, Larisa.
Leonard MillerUnited States
Larisa gave my friend, Leonard, and me a fabulous bespoke tour of Santiago. Five stars all around for flexibility, friendliness, and familiarity with the area. We enjoyed it very much on January 2, 2020. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tona and Leonard. It was a pleasure to meet you both. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and hope that the rest of your trip went well. Greetings from Santiago! :)
Excellent guide, very knowledgeable, designed a great personal tour. Larisa and driver, Omar, were very prompt in arriving. Very personable; provided interesting anecdotes and a thorough historical and modern day perspective on Santiago. I highly recommend this very professional guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brian, I'm happy that you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to meet you both and spend the evening showing you some of my favorite neighborhoods. Thank you for writing such a nice review.
Beverly SteffenUnited States
We had one of our best tours with Larisa. She was charming, knowledgeable, courteous, and went the extra mile in making sure that our tour was tailored to our interests. We will tell our friends that, if they vacation in Chile and spend time in Santiago, request this tour by Larisa. We travel all over the world and have recently started using Tours by Locals. We are glad we did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Beverly for your kind words! It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed spending it with you and Don. I hope the rest of your trip was amazing. Best wishes, Larisa.
Emilio Padoa SchioppaItaly
Larisa organized an excellent visit for us. Thanks to her effort we were able in few hours to have an idea of the town and to see different aspect of the life in Santiago. She perfectly understood our needs and the answer was totally appropriate. Furthermore, after the tour she was ready to send us suggestions useful to continue the visit alone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Emilio, it was a great pleasure to meet you and your father. I enjoyed showing you my city and I hope that the rest of your trip was a success. Best wishes, Larisa.
Shelley CorrellUnited States
Larisa is a TERRIFIC guide. She was very responsive to my requests and adjusted our itinerary so that we got to see sites that most interested us. She has a very deep knowledge of Chilean history and its current culture. We learned so much in half of a day and got to sample some amazing local foods. I recommend her tour most highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shelley, thank you SO MUCH for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and I'm happy that we managed to see a lot in such a short time. I hope the rest of your trip was fun.
Barbara PervinUnited States
Larissa was everything one hopes for in a guide. She is warm, intelligent, responsive to the needs and interests of the tourist, and delightful to spend time with. We would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara for this wonderful review! I enjoyed our time together. I hope the rest of your ladies trip was a success and you added more wonderful memories to your friendship.
David HansonUnited States
Larisa is a great guide who did a marvelous job of giving us an excellent Santiago tour in spite of the protests that were occurring during our stay. We had to reschedule our tour due to the protests and make a few real-time adjustments during the tour but Larisa managed it with grace and good humor. Her English is excellent and she knows,Santiago very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was a pleasure to meet you all. I am happy that we managed to reschedule and that the whole group enjoyed the tour. Thanks again for your flexibility and for choosing me as your guide.
Vince PurtonUnited Kingdom
5 stars - it was informative , relaxed , varied and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the nice review Vince. It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope the rest of your trip went well.
Sonya K.United States
Larisa is fantastic! We highly recommend her to anyone wanting to see the city and culture!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sonya! I had such a great time with you guys! :) Hope you've received my email with the tour photo.
Jerome ChevallierUnited States
Larisa was a great host. She was very flexible to adapt the tour to what I needed, she is extremely knowledgeable about the city and made me discover Santiago's main landmark and learn about their history in half a day. I highly recommend discovering the city with Larisa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words Jerome. You were great company! I hope you had a safe trip home.
Linda NewbyUnited States
Larisa has to be the best tour local guide I have ever had in 4 decades of travel! She was SO responsive prior to meeting her by email to custom design exactly what I was interested in seeing. She then met us with a smile and off we went to the markets where MOST of the vendors knew her well. Her great relationship with the vendors enabled us to get many tasty treats and she was on hand to steer us to the best "deals". At then end of the tour she stayed with us while we summoned our Uber.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Linda. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and spend the morning at the markets with you. Please come back soon, there is so much more to see! :)
Matt HaneyUnited States
Larisa was fantastic! Absolutely loved it!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Matt. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both.
Matt HaneyUnited States
Larisa rocked! Best.Tour.Ever
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Matt. You and Katie were great company! :)
Heidi MayneUnited States
Larisa was lovely! My husband, daughter, and I instantly connected with her and felt like we were strolling around the city with a friend. She was incredibly knowledgeable and open to answering all kinds of questions. Initially, I thought "we don't need a guide to walk through the markets"...but Larisa's knowledge of the produce and familiarity with the vendors enriched the experience so much that I might never venture into a foreign market again without a guide! The "street art" was fantastic too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind review Heidi, it was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. I loved your enthusiasm and we had some really interesting conversations on this tour. Hope to see you again one day.
Larissa was so knowledgable and easy to work with, it was a lot of fun on the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Martin. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. I had a lot of fun with you all.
Jeffery KostosUnited States
Larisa was an awesome guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful beyond just the tour. I highly recommend her. I would book her again when I come back to Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff for writing such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Hope the rest of your vacation goes well.
Brian john TyquinAustralia
had a great tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian, it was a pleasure to meet you and Fay. Hope to see you on your return to Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for rating the tour Tom. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I hope the rest of the vacation goes well.
Mary Ann DriscollUnited States
Larisa planned a full day walking tour of Santiago for us. Larisa and the tour were terrific. She knows the history of Chile and integrated it as we walked through the city's neighborhoods and markets. By the end of the day it felt like we were walking with an old friend. We would highly recommend Larisa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words Mary Ann. It was a pleasure to meet you and Jackie, and to share Santiago with you. I enjoyed our conversations and it really felt like exploring the city with good friends. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
Michele ShugarmanUnited States
Laurisa is a true gem. She came to our hotel and we went off on an adventure that included subways, markets and walking. She loves her adopted city and was very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this great review Michele! It was a pleasure to meet you. Greetings from Santiago! :)
Carol OsbornUnited States
Larisa has all the wonderful elements of a perfect guide: a good storyteller, insightful, flexible and a good sense of humor. We loved her orientation to Santiago and gave us a framework to understand this wonderful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol! This was one of the most fun tours I’ve had. Five star clients. :) Enjoy the rest of your vacation ladies!
Shelbi HerringUnited States
great tour, very professional and enjoyable! Will definitely seek out Larisa again on our next trip to Santiago
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shelbi! I'm happy to hear that the group enjoyed the tour. Thanks again for booking!
Eileen KaufmanUnited States
We loved our walking tour with Larisa. She was very knowledgeable and personable and took us to places we would never have found on our own. We chose the tour because it promised that it would take us to neighborhoods that are not typically seen by traditional city tours. We visited neighborhoods with fascinating architecture and equally fascinating histories, as provided by Larisa. I enthusiastically recommend Larisa as a wonderful guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eileen for writing such a wonderful review! I had lots of fun with you, Joanne, Richard and Robert. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour! Come back soon, there is so much more to see! :)