Kathleen VendolaUnited States
Victor was an excellent leader for our Horseback Riding the Andes.He picked us up at our hotel and then dropped us back off there. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch that was DELICIOUS.He was very informative about Santiago as we drove thru the city to get to the horses.He was very friendly and seemed to always have a smile on his face.He loves to work in his "office" on the countryside of the Andes. I highly recommend him and his tour to anyone who is considering it.
Linda SchleigerUnited States
Victor was a fabulous tour guide. We not only saw the highlights of both Santiago and Valparaiso but we were able to see many of the local spots as well. As tourists, we truly appreciated his always being prompt, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and always looked out for our welfare. Victor is a man of highest character. We would love to travel with him some day in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments Linda and Jef, I'm very glad you have enjoyed what we did here together, I also had a great time working for you and I also hope we can travel together sometime in the future . Un fuerte abrazo para ustedes amigos.
Linda SchleigerUnited States
Victor was a fabulous tour guide. We not only saw the highlights of both Santiago and Valparaiso but we were able to see many of the local spots as well. As tourists, we truly appreciated his always being prompt, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and always looked out for our welfare. Victor is a man of highest character
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you enjoyed your Santiago city tour Linda and Jef, It was very pleasant for me to tour you around here. I hope we can meet again sometime. Cordiales saludos para ustedes amigos desde Santiago de Chile.
Pauline H.United States
Victor gave our group of 5 seniors a wonderful tour of the small beach resorts along the coastal range mountains, Viña del Mar, and Valparaiso. Victor's English is great and he shared a lot of information with us about the politics and culture of the area. Thank you Victor for a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Pauline, for choosing me as your local guide here in Central Chile on your wonderful journey through the hole world, it was a pleasure for working for you aswell and I wish a great journey through the world and I hope we and any of your people can meet again , to keep enjoying this beautiful Chile. Thank you very much again and ¡ Hasta la vista Pauline !
Victor was a fantastic tour guide. really knowledgeable, his experience really shine through. we would thoroughly recommend him to you. Mike & Pam Doran, Jean & Angus McCulloch
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very pleased you had enjoyed what I did here for you Michael, I also had a great time with all of you. I hope we can keep in touch and you give me once again the privilege to work for you or any of your people there. Please give my regards to Pam, Jean , Angus and of course a big hug for dear friend. ¡ Hasta la vista Micke ¡
Janet MartinHouston, TX, United States
Victor was amazing. Picked us up right on time and took us on the most wonderful and scenic drive from Santiago to Vino Del Mar and Valparaíso. We saw beautiful coastal resorts and winding roads through the mountains, toured the lovely towns and stopped in Casablanca to buy wines. He was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and our group of 4 all agreed it was a lovely day and one we will long remember. Thank you Victor for a magical day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome Janet, I also had great time touring you around my places here, I' m very glad you enjoyed all here and I hope we can meet again sometime. Un cordial saludo desde Santiago de Chile para usted Janet .
Prudence SpinkUnited States
Great job! We were picked up exactly on time, and enjoyed a constant stream of information as we traveled to Vina Del Mar. Lunch was at a very reasonable restaurant with delicious food, followed by touring Valparaiso in the van and unhurried visits to view sites. We truly enjoyed our day before being dropped off at our hotel. Perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Prudence for your review, In very glad you had enjoyed all what we did here. I hope you had arrived home safe and keep on having a good year. Saludos cordiales desde Chile para ustedes.
Patrick M.United States
Our tour with Victor was great! He was punctual, polite and very flexible in structuring the tour to meet our needs. He navigated the tricky streets of Valparaiso with ease and allowed us to stroll the market, hillside neighborhoods and beach near Viña del Mar at a comfortable pace. We had a nice lunch together and enjoyed the conversation and insights he provided. We would recommend the tour to friends and family who have an extra day while passing through Santiago.
Our tour with Victor to Vaparaiso, Vina Del Mar and Santiago was absolutely wonderful. Victor was so accommodating and informative and made our short time in Chile so much more interesting. His exceptional service and knowledge truly made our trip and nothing was a problem. He recommended a fabulous winery for lunch which was a highlight amongst a day of fantastic sightseeing. Would highly recommend Victor for your next visit to Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome Fiona, I'm very glad you had a great time here in Central Chile with my help. I hope we can keep in touch and have more of your people to work with here. Un cordial saludo desde Santiago de Chile para usted.
Anthony YingUnited States
Victor is an excellent guide and provided our group of 6 a very enjoyable 3-day tour of Santiago and Valparaíso. Would highly recommend him to all travelers. One of the best guide we ever encountered using Toursbylocal the past 5 year.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you had enjoyed what we did here Anthony, it was a real pleasure working for you and I thank you for your review. Hopefully we can meet again sometime . Please give my regards to your people there and ; ¡ UN ABRAZO PARA USTED !
Steven WheelwrightUnited States
We were delighted with the tour and service that Victor provided for us during our day in Santiago, Chile. He was knowledgeable, articulate and well prepared. He also provided us with a wonderful recommendation for lunch. In addition, his English was excellent, he was friendly and upbeat, and it was a delight to spend the day with him.
Suzie CoxUnited States
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Bill YatesUnited States
This was our second tour with Victor Hugo. He is an accomplished guide who took us to the best wineries in the Colchagua Valley as well as to a nice place for lunch. This is a must do tour if you like red wine. One person in our party left their glasses in Victor's car, and he quickly returned them.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much for your review Bill, I did enjoy working for you too and I hope we can meet again sometime. Let's keep in touch. ¡ Feliz Año Nuevo para ustedes !
Carol SutherlandHonolulu, HI, United States
What an amazing guide. Victor was perfect .. and our day with him was just what we needed for our final experience after visiting Antarctica, Buenos Aires and Easter Island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review Carol, I' m very glad you've enjoyed my horses back ride tour here. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas day arriving home and a very good New Year beginning there in Hawaii. Remember you have your room here in Santiago, whenever you feel like coming back here. ¡ FELICIDADES y hasta la vista amigas !
Bill YatesUnited States
This is an excellent tour to orient visitors to Santiago.Victor shows you all the neighborhoods of the city, including some surprises that you would never find on your own. His English is exceptional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's great that you have enjoyed my Santiago Customs City tour here Bill, thank you very much for your review and I also did enjoy working for you here. We have another tour day comming to our classic wine district . So I'm looking forward to meet you then Bill . Merry Christmas !
Victor was punctual, extremely knowledgeable, and very attentive to our comfort. He is an excellent driver and we were able to see all we wanted in spite of traffic. Victor took us to fabulous locations not on regular tours including the racetrack and the incredible cemetery. We were also taken up into the hills for a panoramic view of Santiago. An excellent and very enjoyable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all Margaret for choosing me as your local tour guide here in Santiago, it was a real pleasure to work for you . I am glad you enjoyed all what we did here and I wish you a great journey to Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia. Merry Christmas for all of you and I wish we can meet again.
Susan JohnsonReno, NV, United States
Victor gave us an absolutely perfect day, exactly what we asked for. A trip up the coast from Valparaiso to view penguins/pelicans followed by a relaxing stroll along the edge of a gorgeous bay. Then we treated him to lunch where he selected a delicious traditional meal at a restaurant overlooking that bay. Everything was idyllic and Victor was a joy to spend the day with. Perfect English, knowledgeable on many topics, helpful, and just fun to be with. We'd recommend him as a guide to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Susan ! I did enjoyed spending that great day with the two of you. It wasn't just another day of working for me, precisely because of you two, so nice and appreciating all what we did together. Thank you so much for making my job so nice that day. I'm also very glad you enjoyed Humberstone and hope you keep enjoying your journey on South America. Have a great journey and hope we can keep in touch. Un abrazo para ustedes desde Chile.
Katherine SchultzUnited States
Victor was a great guide! When we scheduled our tour we did not realize we'd picked a Catholic Holy Day, meaning roads and the vineyards we wanted to visit would close early. Victor was ready with alternative suggestions. We needed to drive out of town the following day and he gave us an alternate route and even pulled over to ask the traffic cops exactly where the road would be closed. He made multiple stops until we found a working ATM. His English is excellent and it was a great day all around!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you could make it to Santa Cruz, I was concerned about you trip to there. Please count on me for your staying days in Chile, if you are still here. Muchas gracias y un cordial saludo para ustedes.
Ervin GeislerUnited States
Fun tour and very interesting. Victor an excellent guide
Ervin GeislerUnited States
Excellent guide, knowledgeable and knows the city
Patricia C.United States
Thank you, Victor, for a very interesting tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome Patricia, thank you for choosing my home country and myself , to come for holidays. I did enjoy working for you as well and I hope to see some time again ! Merry Christmas !
Asya CampbellManhattan Beach, CA, United States
It was a pleasure spending 4 days with Victor Hugo. We came to Santiago during the unrest, but he communicated with us about the situation, and was able to pick us up at the airport to give us a piece of mind. His custom itinerary met all of our requirements, and he took us to some local restaurants to get a really good feel for the local every day life. We really appreciate the great care he took of our group of 4 people during the trip, making sure that we got to our destinations safely. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your good opinions of the services I provided to you Asya. It was a great pleasure for me to meet you here as well and I did enjoyed your interests on our culture and culinary features . I hope we can meet again sometime. Please give my regards to your huso and friends and UN GRAN ABRAZO PARA USTED Asya de mi parte. ¡ Hasta la vista !
Sam NelsonNorthbrook, IL, United States
Great job. Arrived few minutes early. Extremely personable as well as knowledgeable. Also, he was willing to customize the tour with any requests we may have had. Can't say enough good things.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review Sam, I'm very glad you have enjoyed what we did here. I also enjoyed your yourselves , it was a great pleasure working for you here and I hope we can meet again. Un cordial abrazo para usted San.
Jo-Ann SeowHong Kong
Victor is a wonderful guide. Extremely information and genuinely interested in telling us (a group of 5) more about Chile. It is hard to imagine that he has been doing this for more than 25 years - his enthusiasm really made us want to learn more about Santiago, Valparaiso, the history and politics of Chile, and its economy. Due to traffic (which was beyond his control), we actually ended the tour much later than originally planned and he just took it in his stride. Definitely value for money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I' m very glad you have enjoyed what we did here , thank you very much for your review Jo-Ann , I hope you keep enjoying your visit to Chile and go all the interesting and beautiful places we talked about. Let's keep in touch and have great holidays !
Lisa StilsonUnited States
Victor was great - loved his tour and conversations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review Lisa, it was also a great pleasure for me to work for you here. I did enjoy working for you and I hope we can meet again sometime. ¡ Happy New Year Lisa !
Janet DunningtonUnited States
This was an incredible day. Victor took us up the Andes mountains and along the Mapio river. The views spectacular. While driving Victor pointed out the highlights and stopped so we could take photos. He brought us to a local restaurant and we ordered local fare. We started with empanadas and then our local main dishes all were so delicious. Victor is so wonderful, personable and an excellent guide. I highly recommend Victor. Whatever the tour you won't be disappointed. His tours go beyond our expectation
Janet DunningtonUnited States
Victor showed me and my husband an incredible ride up into the mountains. The views were gorgeous and the ride was fantastic. Not the nose to tail trail rides you normally get. Victor manned my iPhone and got some great shots of us riding. We took a break during ride and Victor provided us water and fresh walnuts. If I get back to Santiago I want Victor as my riding guide. He is personable, friendly and knowledgeable of the mountains and Santiago. I highly recommend Victor. His English is excellent.
Maria WelshUnited States
We enjoyed our transfer with Victor. He is friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He spoke excellent English and showed us the highlights of Santiago as we left town. He shared his knowledge of the area with us. We learned so much more about the coastal region of Chile and the country as a whole. He was very flexible with out itinerary while making sure we got to the port in plenty of time. I would recommend him to anyone for touring or transfer needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment Maria, I'm very glad you've enjoyed what I did here for you. I hope you had returned back home safe and hope you are not suffering from these tornados they are reporting in the news , through your country middle east. thanks so much again and I hope we can keep in touch. un fuerte abrazo para ustedes desde Chile.