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.
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.
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.
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! :)
Larissa was delightful and very informative. She was waiting at the meeting point ahead of time and got the tour started immediately. We particularly enjoyed her great local knowledge and the fact that she was obviously well known and liked by the stall holders. We received several tastings at no extra cost and learnt quite a bit about Chilean food culture. We highly recommend Larissa to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Glenys for your kind words! I had a great time guiding you through the markets and I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience. :) Gracias!
Ellen RussellUnited States
Tour was customized for me. We saw aot and Larisa was very knowledgable and interesting
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Ellen, it was a pleasure! I hope you had a nice stay in Santiago.
Harry LawrenceUnited States
Larissa is a delight, knowledgeable and prompt. This was our second tour with her and if we could we would give 6 ��. She knows Santiago's food and wine scene and gave us a bunch of great recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Harry! It was a pleasure to show you the markets and I am happy my recommendations were helpful. :)
Karen PorterUnited States
You know your tour guide is a true local when she is greeted by the fruit and vegetable vendors and the waiters in the fish market! Our time with Larisa went by very quickly! We started in the flower market and then spent quite a bit of time in the fruit and vegetable markets. You must check out the custard apple! Larisa was kind enough to share some olives with us too. Larissa kindly suggested several restaurants to check out and we can't wait to go back to Santiago to do so.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon and Karen, it was great to meet you and I'm happy that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for this wonderful review. :) Hope to see you back here in the near future.