Richard AshkerUnited States
Victor was prompt, courteous and very informative. The tour was excellent and provided a unique experience, affording us the opportunity to learn a great deal about the culture and people of Chile.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review Richard, I also had a great time touring you around here. I hope you had a good flight going back home and wish to meet you again sometime here, to show you Santiago and some other places too. Un abrazo amigo.
Grant FolkesSouth Africa
Victor is such a kind and friendly person. He listened well to what we liked and gave us our own special tour. Nothing was too much effort. I suppose with his 30 years experiance in South America it is natural to him. Even we he highlighted that we had booked the wrong tour as the cruises leave from San Antonio and we had book Valparaiso he found an amiable solution. Thank you Victor you made our tour delightful.
We were happy to see that Victor was waiting for us as we left the cruise terminal. He was very pleasant and his english was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the cities we visited and he took us to the best viewpoints and photo ops. We would highly recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you enjoyed my services here Marjorie, I thank you very much for your review and I hope I can be able to meet you again. Un cordial saludo para usted desde Chile.
Alan AndersonUnited States
Victor did an outstanding job. Very informative and extremely knowledgeable, Extremely flexible, I would recommend Victor to Anyone as he can customize the tour to fit any and all needs
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you've enjoyed my services here Alan, I hope you had a great journey on the cruise ship. Let's keep in touch. Saludos desde Chile.
Henry Clifford BaggettUnited States
Victor Hugo was an outstanding guide, who brought Valparaiso, Vin del Mar and Santiago to life for my husband and me and another couple!!! His English was impeccable, his knowledge and experience of 30+ years as a tour guide and his love for his country and its history and culture just made this such a delightful day for us, as we departed a 21 day Antartica cruise en route to the airport. Victor was simply the best!!!! Thank you, my friend!!!! Mary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much to you Mary, I'm very glad I was able to work for you all. I also enjoyed .you all here, your motivation and enthusiasm. So I hope we can meet again sometime and keep in touch. Please give my regards to all your people and un fuerte abrazo para usted. Hasta siempre Mary.
Ranakumar NadellaUnited States
We enjoyed our day tour to Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, and Santiago with Victor. He is very knowledgeable and was able to communicate the background information about the country and the cities and sites we visited in an organized fashion. After the tour with Victor we feel that we learned a lot about Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Santiago, and Chile. Victor's performance influenced us to use Tours By Locals where they are available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you have enjoyed my tour here in Chile Ranakumar, it was also a very good pleasure for me to work for you here and I hope we can keep in touch and maybe meet again, when you are back to this country. Thank you so much for review and have a great time, showing your children and grandchildren all your pictures, of the beautiful places you went through here in South America. ¡Hasta la vista amigos!
Robert LiUnited States
Victor has great command of the English language and is very knowledgeable about the places we visited with non-stop narration. He was very helpful to other members of our tour group. We all enjoyed our transfer tour from San Antonio, Chile to Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, and Santiago. I highly recommend Victor to be your tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you have enjoyed my services here in Chile Robert, I hope you have an excellent new year and meet you some time again. Thank you so much and ¡ Felices fiestas !
Ian MabeyDudley Park, WA, Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ian, I'm very glad you enjoyed the tour here.
Catherine CooperUnited Kingdom
Had a great layover trip with Victor. He collected me at the airport and knew exactly what we could fit in during the allocated time before my onward flight. The scenery was lovely with Valparaiso being a delight. Victor was able to answer all my questions about life in Chile and I really got a good impression of the country, even though I was only there 10hrs. He's a great guide and safe driver. I would thoroughly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you have enjoyed the tour I gave you here Mrs. Cooper, I thank you very much for your review and I hope we can meet again, to show you all the areas we couldn't cover this time. Hasta la proxima, si Dios quiere.
Anne HayesUnited States
Victor is a wealth of information who loves to share his knowledge and his beautiful country. He is very accommodating. We had a fun time with him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a transfer or tour in Santiago, Valparaiso or San Antonio.
We had a great day out with Victor who was great at personalising the trip to what we were intersted in doing and seeing, especially with the timings - exactly what we wanted by booking this tour on the last day of our cruise. It meant not having to do things on a mass groups time schedule, while our bags were taken care of and having a great day before having to get on a long flight home. Local lunch was an absolute highlight for us and we really appreciated Victor's insights and answering all we asked
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello April, I'm very glad you have enjoyed my tour and services here. Like I told here, you are also very special, nice and warm people, who made my job a lot easier and nice. Thank you all very much for your review and I hope we can meet again sometime. Un cordial saludo desde Chile.
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Victor was incredible, we were hours late as our luggage was not off the ship due to many problems, he was still waiting patiently and succeeded in showing us a wonderful area of Chile, he managed to get most of the tour done we should not have worried he looked after us so well. We cannot say enough good things about Victor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you've enjoyed the tour I gave you here Catherine, we all had a good time here. I thank you very much for your review and I hope we can meet again some time.
David Barry ConnellyUnited States
If all guides are as perfect as Victor Hugo, sign us up. Valparaiso dock union screwed up and delayed departure, but Victor only had re-enforcing positive reaction assuring us tour would not suffer, and it didn't. He knows everything and everybody including window table on harbor for lunch. Thanks Victor..your the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, I'm very glad you enjoyed my services here and inspite the cruise ship ducking delay, we did all what we had to, also because of your good attitude, which made it everyrhing better and possitive. So thank you again and I hope we can meet again sometime. Please give regards to your wife and a big hug to you David. ¡Hasta la vista!
Siao Wen LeeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr. Wen Lee, I'm very glad you have enjoyed my services here. I hope to see you again sometime Un.vordial saludo para todos ustedes desde Chile.
Pat McElroyUnited States
Victor was informative and he showed us the beauty and splendor of Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you enjoyed my.tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Pat, thank you very much for.your review. I hope we can meet again sometime.
Victor Hugo has offered us an amazing and quick tour (Because we had unfortunately not enough time) of the principal things to see at Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Santiago in less than 8 hours. These explanations throughout this day were very interesting. He knows perfectly the history of his country, Chile. Those comments are clear and although we are not fluent English speaking, we easily understand him because he speaks not too fast and with a good diction. Thanks again, Victor Hugo, for this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad that you have enjoyed our tour here in Chile, thank you very much for your review and I wish you and all your family Merry Christmas and an excellent New 3017!
Helene JalbertUnited States
Victor was prompt, knowledgeable,fluent in English. We really enjoyed our tour and would use this group again. Thank you Victor
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Helene for your review, I'm very glad you have enjoyed our tour and I wish you and all your family Merry Christmas and a very successful and happy New Year.
James R.Vancouver, BC, Canada
Victor was a superb guide, very knowledgeable about Santiago, Chile and Valparaiso. His English was excellent and his enthusiasm for his country and interest in his guests needs and expectations was obvious. He was more than punctual, arriving early for our pickup in an immaculately clean vehicle and he accommodated all of our needs. Victor is a guide we most certainly recommend and would wish to meet up with him again in the future. A 100% recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much James for review, I do appreciate you enjoyed our tour. I also hope we can meet again and I wish you and all your family Marry Christmas and a very happy New Year.
David CoombsUnited States
Victor did an outstanding job in touring us in and around Valparaiso and Santiago! He took us to some very special places to look at the mural wall paintings, have lunches in some local restaurants (excellent food), a trip up into the Andes to look at a ski resort, high overlooks, and the mountain glaciers. He drove us through the poor, middle class, and upper class neighborhoods as well as the business districts, parks, and shops. His English was very easy to understand. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David for your comments, I'm very glad you have enjoyed my tours here and I hope we can meet again sometime. Hasta la proxima.
excellent tour in general. Victor speaks English fluently. His knowledge is pretty good. Good attitude and of great patience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your report Wei, I'm glad you enjoyed It and I hope to meet you again some time.
Victor was very polite and punctual and his English was very good. He drove us to see a lot of places.
Louise P.United States
We were very pleased with our tour of Valparaiso and Santiago. Victor is very knowledgeable. He shared a great deal of the history of the region and took us to many of the beautiful sites in both cities. We feel we got great value on this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments Louise, I hope you had arrived home safe and everything is alright there for you. I also hope to meet you again sometime. ¡Hasta la proxima!
Fantastic tour by courteous and knowledgable Victor Hugo. As it ended, I wanted to ask for it all over again! He was very helpful with suggestions for further travel too. I loved his passion telling me about Valparaiso and Santiago, very infectious!. This guide is a MUST.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoyed our tour through the region here Jane. I hope to meey you again sometime. ¡Hasta la proxima Jane!
Robert VonderwerthUnited States
Gerald KnappCarmichael, CA, United States
Frederic L.United States
Very accommodating and knowledgeable. Spoke great English. Would definitely recommend for your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments Frederick. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope we can meet again. ¡Hasta la proxima!
Genevieve GriffithUnited States
Victor was terrific. He arrived promptly and picked up participants from two different hotels. He had planned a very interesting itinerary, which did not require a lot of walking (a request of mine). He spoke perfect English and related lots of facts about the history of Chile and Santiago in particular. He made the city come alive by showing us both old historic areas and new commercial and residential areas. I highly recommend Victor for tours in Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments, I'm glad you've enjoyed it. I hope to meet you again sometime. ¡Hasta pronto si Dios quiere!
My wife and I (and another couple we met on the cruise ship) recently had the pleasure of spending the day with Victor, on tour in Valparaiso and Santiago. Victor met us on time at the cruise terminal, and once our luggage was loaded, proceeded with a fantastic all-day tour. Victor is very knowledgeable about local history and his English was superb. He knew exactly where to go to get the best photos! Highly recommended if you have time between cruise ship and airport. Henry, Toronto Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your report Henry. I have your wife's umbrella and I'll check with a workmate who has the paypall system to check if I can send it to you by currier. Thank you very much again and I'll be in touch.
Norman JungUnited States
The transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago was very enjoyable and entertaining. Victor is very knowledgeable and his English is excellent. This was the last leg of our cruise and Victor help make it a successful trip with his informative narrations of the various sites and insightful history of Chile, Valparaiso and Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you so much for your comments, I hope I can meet you sometime again.
Robert LiUnited States
Above and beyond victor made extra stops for us to let us experience the local neighborhoods and viewpoints in Valparaiso plus taste local specialties and wine. Very knowledgeable about culture and history and economy and also serenaded us with local songs the best guide for valpar and Santiago and countryside in between knows which hotels restaurants are best tasting and value very friendly and honest and helpful great orientation to wonderful cities lots to do and see secure and caring service
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments and I hope I can meet you sometime again.
Deborah LathamUnited States
Victor became more than a guide to us,he.was our friend in Chile. His honesty and sincerity was so greatly appreciated.He escorted through Valpariaso and brought us to Santiago,giving us all his local knowledge and love of his country.His recommendations of vineyards and restaurants were exceptional.We have already told friends and family about his great guidance.He was always prompt,his vehicles and driving perfect.
Victor made us feel very comfortable and taken care of. His English is excellent . He is very knowledgable and showed us amazing Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, driving towards Santiago Victor continued with the history of the area. We stopped for lunch at a traditional restaurant - Los Hornitos de Curacavi and it was a highlight. It was so nice to experience all of this and Santiago with someone who loves his home. If you have the opportunity take it. We had a wonderful day! Many thanks to Victor!
John E.United States
Sandra RobargeUnited States
Victor Hugo did an excellent job on our recent Valparaiso, Santiago Chile tour. He met is at the pier in Valparaiso, where he showed us all of the important sites there. Then we drove toward Santiago, We then toured Santiago where we were given time to shop and then to the airport on time for our flight. He is an excellent guide and very informative.
Ivette Rivera-OrtizUnited States
Victor is knowledgeable and an excellent historian. we enjoyed our tour and made it back to the airport with ample time. Victor recommended chilean cuisine in pur lunch stop. it was excellent! Thank you Victor!!! muchas gracias!
Suzanne RichardUnited States
Engaging, funny and knowledgeable are just a few words to discribe our wonderful guide!! We could not have ask for a better informed person. Victor talked and answered our endless questions with zeal all day. He incorperated walking, walking, driving and singing to us as well. We got the best and we would highly recommend him to all! Thanks for an excellent time!
Linda StutzUnited States
Victor Hugo was an engaging and knowledgeable guide who let our group go at our own pace. We thoroughly enjoyed Valparaiso in particular and our stop for a lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Santiago. He was smart in adapting his schedule to avoid traffic and had many fun stories to tell. You can't go wrong with Victor.
Walter GoedeUnited States
Victor provided a truly first class tour. Although working thru Tours By Locals was difficult, the tour was great. Visitor picked the 6 of us up from our cruise ship in Valparaiso and for the next 9 hours took us to the top sites in Valparaiso, Vino Del Mar, took us to a great winery, then on to Santiago. Victors English was superb and he kept a constant dialog going keeping us entertained/ informed. He also took us to a great place for lunch, dropped 4 of us off at our hotel and the others at the airport
Marti S.United States
Victor Hugo was right where he said he would be, early (we arrived a little early), sign in hand, and was very professional. After a long day of travel, one in our party was quite ill, but he accommodated, had a GREAT attitude about it and fit in as much as he could with what he was able to work with. Our city tour included the sites promised. We viewed several neighborhoods, a drive by a casino, a gem shop, as well as Santiago highlights before our drop off at the pier in plenty of time to be on board.
Victor transferred us from Santiago with a brief tour of Santiago on route to Valparaiso with a couple wineries to visit. He gave a good history of the city however I felt the wineries were not chosen based on our interests and that was not are area of expertise for him.