We had a full 5 out of 5-star tour. Leo was on time and drove a very nice SUV. He provided the tour exactly as described with one major exception. The stories, sharing, photographic tips and the warmth of Leo did not fully come through on a website. He took us through the markets, stopped at interesting places and spoke with locals. We finished with an exceptional lunch at Casa de Bosque winery and the premier wine tour/tasting. I realized that ToursbyLocals is a great way to do cruise e
Charles SaccoUnited States
Leo provided me with a great day-long experience to Valparaiso and a winery. Leo is great conversationalist, with a great understanding of the region. I was traveling alone and the day was perfect. Highly recommended!
Dee CoilUnited States
Very knowledgeable and flexible. We learned a lot about the culture of the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dee Thank you for your review and I hope you learn more about , culture of the area Thank you very much Leonardo
On time, good car, safe driver, friendly, willing to talk, answering questions, explaining, teaching. ...The winetasting was great ( winery factory tour could have been skipped for us, tasting was more than enough), walking tour in Valparaiso was lovely and could have been longer for us. We highly recommend Leo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anne - Marie Thank you for the review and I think you should tell me before or same day you want only wine tasting and to have more time for walk in Valparaiso and also I should let you know we had limited time for long lunch ...sorry for that next time I will be carefull Leo
Susan AshtonSt. Helens, MERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom
We had an absolutely superb day with Leo! I cannot recommend him highly enough. He was pleasant, informative, fun; and did everything possible to make our day as enjoyable as it could be. He listened to what we wanted to see and do, and gave us enough time to take all our photos, even stopping without us asking when he considered there was a good photo location. We saw so much with Leo; but maybe the highlight of the day was stopping at his favourite cakeshop and trying the variety of cakes he suggested!
Peter SchosbergUnited States
Leo C is one of the best, if not the best guides I've had having traveled all over the world. He is friendly, interesting, extremely knowledgeable, and has a true passion for his work. He gave us exactly the kind of tour we wanted, experienced all we hoped for, and was a pleasure to be with for our day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter Thank you very much for your comments and I love my job and enjoy very much show my Country and the real life also be friendly is part of my personality and the life is very more easy to everyone I meet. You are very welcome to come back to Chile many times you want, you will know your friend Leo will be here Thank you very much and enjoy the life and a big huge Leo Cuzmar
Leo was wonderful. He spoke fluent English and was great fun. We are a party of 8 and we agreed that his happy demeanor set the tone of the tour. We learned a lot and laughed a lot: we would highly recommend Leo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Grace Thank you for your comments and more than do a tours I like you have the best time in your vacation and I would like to be your Guide in Rio de Janeiro too..! Please have a lot fun and enjoy the life A Bid Huge Leo Cuzmar
Robert MaysUnited States
Leo, Leo, Leo! This tour was wonderful! The key was great communication and his desire to meet our needs. Everything clicked. We experienced sights with enough time to absorb the culture of those areas visited. Being an experienced traveler, I know that you would not come close to having this experience in a group tour. Yes...you will pay more, but you will look back on this experience and say that it was well worth it. Kudos to the Tours by Locals organization!
Wayne J.United States
Wonderful day trip to Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Casablanca winery. Excellent wine tasting in beautiful environment.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wayne Thank you for your review and I did my best to show the coastal cities and winery Casas del bosque in Casablanca wine valley Thank you Leo
Robert KearnsSpring Mills, PA/ 16875, United States
Leo was a great tour guide. He was waiting for us as we departed the ship and customized the tour to our requests. The tour was greatly enjoyed and he was very courteous and supplied snacks. He was very knowledgeable and knew people along the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Robert Was a real pleasure to be your local tour guide and I had a wonderful time your your beatiful family say hello to them a big huge Leo
Lesley LimChatswood, NSW, Australia
Leo arrived promptly to pick up the four of us from Santiago. Despite it was a very wet day Leo managed to conduct the tour as planned. We were lucky when we got to the coast the rain has eased for us to take pictures in Valparaiso. We thoroughly enjoyed Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and the wine tour. Leo was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We will not hesitate to recommend Leo to anyone who is interested to do this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie Thank you for your review and dont forget to have always good actitud even the wheather was not good in the beginer ..and turn super nice day,,that way I love my job ..is make every body find the best way to enjoy my tours.!!! Thank you Leo
John DonlonUnited States
The major portion of the morning was spent in Valparaiso, visiting sites that bus tours cannot reach. We early on became comfortable with Leo. He is a careful and cautions driver, not allowing narration to distract attention from the road. We had to leave the afternoon tour of Casas del Bosque winery early because the guide took too much time with explanations. The solution is either an earlier tour or -our preference-visiting Santiago. Lunch was at a touristy restaurant, averaging $50 per person with tip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. John Thank you for your review and I notice the wine tour was much longer then normal tour, about the restaurant we had 3 cruise ship in two day in Valparaiso Port and is difficult to not see tourist every where and full restaurant ..i try to do my best Thank you Leo
Anne DenglerUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful day with Leo...far beyond our expectations. He was so friendly, patient, and extremely accommodating to our wishes. We can't speak highly enough of him. I would also like to say that we were impressed also with our dealings with Tours By Locals generally and have recommended you to almost the whole of our fellow travellers!! With very many thanks Anne and Adrian D
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Anne and Mr. Adrian Tank you for your review .!! I had a lot fun conducting your tour in Viña del Mar y Valparaiso ..you are a wonderfull persons Thank you Leo
William WagnerColumbus, OH, United States
Leo was a wonderful guide with a great deal of knowledge about Chile. I really appreciated his suggestions on where to take the best photos. The restaurant where we had lunch in Valparaiso was amazing. If you are a solo traveler, Leo really puts you at ease with his infectious personality. Overall, a wonderful day visiting Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, and the winery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William Super good review ..The Restaurant is my secret favorite place to have the real local experience Thank you Leo
Chung Kei N.Hong Kong
Leo is a very professional guide. He is knowledgable and very flexible according to your request. I would recommend this guide to all tourists
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Chung Thank you for your review ..! My best Leo
Judi S.United States
Leo and our driver, Jose, were fabulous...could not have been better in any respect. Leo was prompt, helpful, knowledgable, cheerful, flexible....I could go on and on! Walking the Valpo hills and riding funiculars was great fun and felt especially good after 21 days on a cruise ship. Lunch in Vina del Mar was lovely. The winery tour and tasting were first class. We were totally comfortable being 8 persons with lots of luggage in the van. Very highly recommend!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judi You made me feel super happy you and others persons was a excellent time with me and thank you for choose me to be you local tour guide in Chile Gracias
Juergen RichterUnited States
Outstanding tour. Leo is very flexible and anticipates what his clients like. It's a pleasure to work with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr.Juergen and Mrs. Ivonne Thank you for your review and we has a great day tackin photos in Valparaíso also the suny day was part of the tour Thank you Leo
Jay RosenUnited States
Leo was an excellent tour guide. He allowed us to customize a tour and provided us with an enriching tour with a local flavor. Would highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jay Thank you for your review of the tour ..I had a excellent time to..If you came back to Chile you are very welcome again Thank you Leo
Lawrence WeinerMalden, MA, United States
I wrote a long glowing descriptive comment about Leo and our tour and it was erased. In short, we recommend this tour highly. Great restaurant and winery tour. Larry & Susan Weiner Boston, MA USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Susan & Mr. Larry Weiner Thank you for you trust in my job as a Tour Guide was a real pleasure to conduct the tour you book by Tours by Locals, if you came back to Chile, I will be here or you can recommend to other persons our Tourism Services will be great Thank you and have a great day, Leo
David SchulteUnited States
Leo is a great tour guide, and he does everything possible to make your excursion feel custom-made. This was our second tour with him, and he has our highest marks. On-time, safe and flexible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. David Thank you for your comment. Was a pleasure to be your private tour guide and I am happy you have a good time in Chile !
My visit with Leo to Santiago and the surrounding districts was fantastic and a highlight of my recent South America cruise. I arrived in Valparaiso on 27 February 2013 and Leo had tailored a tour to accommodate my limited mobility. Our driver Luis was excellent and very considerate. Leo's local and expert knowledge combined with his warm and friendly personality ensured I enjoyed a comprehensive overview of this amazing region. I would highly recommend his professional guiding service.
Senor Leonardo was an excellent tour guide, meeting us promptly at the designated time at the exit to the cruise terminal building. His presentation of the different areas/hills of Valparaiso & Vina del Mar was very informative & revealing. He was also very sensitive to my husband who has restricted mobility. We then traveled to a winery for a delicious lunch & interesting tour, followed by a transfer to our Santiago hotel where he ensured that we had checked in & were oriented to the city. Great value!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Winnie McKee Thank you for your review about How I did my job, and I am very happy you like my Tour and you and you husband have a good time in Chile...You are very welcome or recommend me by Tours by Locals Thank you !!
Corinne PlatoUnited States
Leo was fantastic. He showed up on time - the van was large enough to accommodate all of us as well as all of our luggage, it was very clean and he was very pleasant and spoke excellent English. He gave a wonderful short tour of Vina and Valparaiso and he was wonderful when we wanted to add a few stops to the tour. I would definitely recommend him!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Corinne Plato Thank you so much for the Review about my job. I love what I do !! If yo be back to Chile or you can recommend me...Please contact me by Tours by Locals Thank you !!!
John RaysonKootenay Bay, BC, Canada
Our major concern with Leo was that he showed up 90 min. late and did not let us know. A helpful competitor phoned on our behalf to determine his whereabouts. Tour was fine thereafter. John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize for my delay. I arrived around 9:00am because I was advised they would bring luggage with them. Normally passengers leave the Port after 9:00am the time I have set as start time of the tour. But also I don't recall the message saying they were going to be ready at 7:00am which is super early to start a tour since everything is closed.. I feel so sorry and I will not make the same mistake again.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Leonardo was reminded of the importance of being on time at the meeting location.
Jorge MartinezUnited States
Leonardo Es un excelente guia y tuve con el uno de Los mas fantasticos tours que he tenido. He ido a mas de 40 paises y recomiendo a Leonardo y a Chile positivamente y manera absoluta.
Tour was wonderful!! Got to see the local life very closely, a very big thanks to Mr. Leo, who's well versed knowledge about the places, their history, his insight into other details and his very friendly nature made this tour a very informative & enjoyable; moreover he was very flexible with the tour, got chance to see few thing which I think would not have been possible without a guide like Mr. Leo. Thanks Mr. Leo, hope to have another tour with you in future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Kuljot Grewal Thank to you, for trust in my Job ( I dont know, if I have a Job because I love what I do ) I hope you came back to Chile we can go to the Andes Mountain Thank you !
Leo is very knowledgeable about Santiago, Valpariso and Vina del Mar and we learned a lot about Chile on our tour, not just about the vineyards. He always answered our pre-trip questions promptly and confirmed our trip by phone the night before. He was attentive to our needs and wants all through the trip. Having such a great guide made our introduction to Chile a very memorable one. Thanks!
Gary IsraelsonUnited States
Leo was fantastic! We had a wonderful tour, and Leo did everything possible to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. One of the best guides we've ever had!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Gary Israelson Thank you so much to recognize my job as a Tour Guide I have a say " That a matter what you do, Yes do it good " Thank you for trust in me. A big hug !