Jennie BanfieldUnited Kingdom
Jennie BanfieldUnited Kingdom
A wonderful day
Jennie BanfieldUnited Kingdom
A brilliant day visiting along the coastal route from San Antonio and Valparaiso and wonderful lunch at Casa del Bosque winery.
Carolyn DombrowskiUnited States
A 10 hour tour could be dull, but not with Leonardo. He was waiting for us at the pier (even that we were early). He was both knowledgeable & delightful. He personalized our tour & we enjoyed every minute of it. If we are ever back in Santiago we would love to tour with him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carolyn and Family Thank you very much for your comments and like you notice I love my job and I will be here If you and your family decide to be back to Santiago, Chile Thank you very much Leo Cuzmar
Joan SchachtUnited States
Once again Leo did not disappoint. We traveled away from the main tour groups to a destination that offered fabulous views. We stopped at an old mining camp and Leo gave us insights into the life people lived there. We traveled further and had a surprise picnic within view of the volcano. He offered a spread of Chilean foods and wines, including freshly fire-oven baked empanadas. Truly a memorable day.
Joan SchachtUnited States
Our second day with Leo & it was great once again. We visited the lovely Viu Manent Winery & had a great informative tour. After informing Leo of our bad luck with closed museums in Santiago, he offered to change our itinerary for a visit to the Colchagua Museum in Santa Cruz. What a fantastic museum & exactly what we were looking for. Leo then took us to eat at lovely restaurant in another winery. He speaks excellent English, drives well, on time & is filled with information & is flexible as you see.
Joan SchachtUnited States
Leo is an excellent guide. His English is first-rate. His knowledge of Chile and his on-going narration of sites and local history along the tour are only surpassed by his enthusiasm. He was willing to stop along the way for photos and unexpected sight such as local cowboys training their horses for a rodeo. We highly recommend Leo
Excellent guide- friendly and exuberant.
Susan DathwestonNew Zealand
A tour is only as good as your guide and if you choose Leonardo then you are guaranteed a great time. Leo is punctual, friendly and flexible with a wealth of knowledge to share. We took the tour to Penguin Island and were not dissapointed. Sensational spot and great for wildlife photographers. It seemed as though there were no other tourists, just locals which was great. Leo then took us to a great beachfront cafe for lunch, which was again wonderful. Whatever you do in Santiago, contact Leo
Dan DziuraUnited States
Leo was amazing. He knew a lot about all of the areas we drove through and was super flexible about what we wanted to do. We stopped at a great Winery in Casablanca and had a wine tasting. Then he took us to lunch at a nice local restaurant, where he introduced us to the staff and together we tried different foods. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and friendly. He was very excited to share the local culture with us. We highly recommend touring with Leo!
Lomberto PerezUnited States
Leo was excellent. He demonstrated deep knowledge of the history of Chile. He was very courteous and personable. He was also very flexible with our needs. Leo has a extremely positive attitude that radiate confidence. I would definitely contract him again whenever we go back to Chile.
James GeibelUnited States
The Aconcagua tour is a great day trip from Santiago and totally worth it. One shouldn't believe all those horror stories about the border crossing on the Internet. Leo was a great guide with a deep knowledge of his home. He was open for everything we suggested and made ideal suggestions himself, too.
Thomas MehlerUnited States
The tour was excellent. Leo is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide. My wife was sick and therefore did the tour by myself. We ended up finishing earlier at the first winery (Montes). Leo convinced the security guard at Lapostolle to let us enter at noon, even though our tour was scheduled at 4pm. That allowed me to go on a 12:30 tour. Then stopped at a beautiful family winery for lunch and some more wine tasting. Leo makes everybody feel comfortable and relaxed. Thank you for a great experience
Joan YuHong Kong
Leo was fun, knowledgeable and well planned out with attention to details. Would love to do another tour with him if we had a chance!
Sergio MonsalveUnited States
Leo is amazing! I would highly recommend his tour to Viña del Mar. He shows you all the attractions and makes informative and fun, including a stop for ice cream by the beach.
Debra C.United States
We can't say enough about Leo. His transportation was 5 stars, he was fun, informative, interesting, and great sense of humor. The route he took from the port to Santiago, wad beautiful! He arranged to stop along the way at a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. Divine!! He found an artist's street fair for us to walk through and some specialty shops that tourists wouldn't normally go to. The entire trip/ tour was perfect. Ask for Leo if you want the best tour. We just can't say enough about him!
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!
Ira SchackUnited States
Leo picked us up on time. It was a Sunday things were very quiet on the roads. We got lucky and showed up just in time to see the changing of the guards. Leo got us a front row view of the parade. We then did a walking tour of downtown. it was hot so we did things quicker then we might have liked and Leo did his best to give us a history lesson. Then it was off to the newer part of the city with a car tour. Finally a lunch in a local restaurant. Dissapointed in we ended at 3 and didnt see Christobal hill
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
Howard BergerUnited States
Tour was great. Leonardo gave us a educated and informative briefing of the city and country. Although we started with a miscommunication of not picking us up at airport as scheduled, he more than made up for it with his professionalism.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Howard Thank you very much and my apologies for not meet you at the Airport as we agree before and after that situation we had a excellent day in the City Tour of Santiago and the typical places where the Chileans know Thank you very much Leo Cuzmar
Peter RogersSouth Africa
Our guides were great. Patient, clear, informative and enthusiastic. Plenty of local knowledge which was clearly explained. A palpable sense of pride for the lovely city of Santiago and its history. In addition, my husband walks with a stick and this was at all times accommodated. We felt safe and enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to all involved.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Thank you very much for your great review and the idea was to you and your husband enjoy the city tour is the best way without any limitation Thank you very very much and have a great day
Leo was always on time knowledgeable & courteous.
Patricia ParsonsToronto, ON, Canada
We spent three days touring with Leo in addition to him dropping us at the airport for our flight home.From the moment he met us at the cruise terminal in Valparaiso, through his city tours of Valparaiso and Santiago with wonderful touring int he countryside in between, we enjoyed every minute of our time with this knowledgeable and passionate guide. Leo took us places that no other tourists would ever find. You should see the shots of the Andes we were able to get! Thanks so much Tours-by-Locals.
Magdi GhorisUnited Kingdom
We booked a city tour and our guide was Leonardo , most engaging knowledgeable person you will ever meet, we were very lucky to have
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friend Thank you very much for your time to write the nice review and I was very lucky to meet you and your wonderful friends too..! a big hug Leo C
Mike VoightUnited States
This was a wonderful day to the Chilean coast to see the country side and penguins at the beach. We were not disappointed. The real surprise was a special lunch on the beach with fantastic food. I would highly recommend this tour.
Mike VoightUnited States
This was a very scenic tour made even better by a wonderful tour guide. Our guide Leo provided for every detail and was both extremely personable and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful day and left with a new friend. I would definitely take this tour again and highly recommend this guide!
Ross LittleUnited Kingdom
Great tour with Leo. Transfers were comfortable and punctual. Leo was friendly, his tour of Valparaiso informative, and wherever possible he went above and beyond (ensuring that we were safely checked in to our Santiago hostel). Would highly recommend.
MIchael DruryUnited Kingdom
Leonardo a truly excellent guide with deep knowledge and love of Chile which comes over in his approach - informative and engaging: he is happy to discuss anything. Efficient, flexible (we sensibly had more time in Valparaiso (fantastic!) and dropped Viña del Mar. Good advice too about leaving valuables in hotel led to "El Classico" bird poo attempted. robbery leading to only a change of clothes and shower and nothing more serious. Airport pick up on day and after tour on time and efficient. Brilliant!
Genevieve MorelandUnited States
The penguins were amazing and Leo is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended!
Leonardo is a top guide, a true professional with a sense of humour. He gave us an overview of Santiago, a Valparaiso experience and a drive through Viña Del Mar to a wonderful local restaurant literally on the side of the sea, plus a visit to a winery. He had great local knowledge and obviously loves providing individualised tours. We thoroughly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris and Fiona Thank you for your review with nice comments and how you can tell ...I love what I do ..! You were a very nice persons that why the tour went so nice and fun Thank you and a big huge Leo C.
Brian D.United States
By Marcela G: Leonardo was wonderful! Our stay in Santiago was so short and we had a project to work on, so it was somewhat of a tense morning, considering our original guide had an emergency. But Leonardo came and saved the day! He came early and said he would be replacing our previous guide. I really enjoyed his personality and the positive vibe he held during our walks along Santiago. He took us to great locations to shoot, and afterwards to a beautiful thematic seafood restaurant. Thank you Leo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marcela Thank you for your review and I told you we will be the best team and have a excellent day with your Art Project ..Thank you for trust in Tours by Locals and the Tour Guide Un Abrazo y Un Beso Leo Cuzmar
Fritz LeipUnited States
give Leonardo my highest rating ever. Not only did he meet all of our basic requirements he exceeded them with his energy and positive outlook on life. I only wish that I would have cancelled my other tour and book Leonardo instead Fritz
Menno van der TorreNew Zealand
Loved the tour. Leonardo was great guide very informative and friendly
Professional and very friendly guide. I enjoyed the tour very much!
Andrew RivinusUnited States
I was beginning to question my decision as the initial drive is a little long. But when you get to the island, Penguins were abundant along with pelicans, and other birds. The coastline is just beautiful and the walk easy. The lunch spot is just excellent in food quality and flavor. Eat outside if the weather allows. On the way back there will be some napping and digesting.
Stewart LusskyUnited States
Leonardo was very knowledgable, interesting, and wonderful with my 12 year old son, doing a great job of making the tour fun for our 3 generational family. I would recommend him highly.
Vincent C.United States
Excellent day trip! Lots ofunusual sights! Very friendly and informed guide.
Richard G.United States
My day hike in the Andes with Leo was very enjoyable.
Ed L.United States
Leo took us on a wonderful and welcomed change of pace day into the Andes. The scenery was amazing. We made numerous stops for photographs and explanations of the environment. The comfortable drive itself showed us much more of Chile than simply a city tour. Our party of 4 had a great day and especially enjoyed our stop for lunch. This day was our last before returning to North America. It was the perfect ending to complete our South American vacation.
Ed L.United States
Wonderful, comfortable trip for our party of 4 adults from our Valpo hotel to one in Santiago. Leo made it a very pleasant site seeing transfer including a marvelous lunch at the Casas del Bosque winery. Upon our arrival in Santiago we leisurely strolled the city center as Leo explained the significance of the structures and their associated history. Leo was more than simply a guide. He was an enthusiastic conveyor of information about the peoples and culture of Chile. We had a great afternoon.
Leo is a terrific guide, one of the best we have ever had; knowledgeable, personable and accommodating to our every need. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Chilean life, culture and history. We only wish we had the time more for another tour. We will definitely tell our friends about his comprehensive tour!
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
Carol WoodUnited States
Carol WoodUnited States
Carol WoodUnited States
Kevin CarruthersUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful day in the Andes with Leonardo. He has a thorough knowledge of the area and he is an excellent guide. A thoroughly enjoyable day with many memories especially the condors gliding across the valleys in the high Andes. Thank you Leonardo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin Thank you for your comments and I Love my Job and many thanx for book the tour with me Leo Cuzmar
Kevin CarruthersUnited Kingdom
We booked a transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago but with Leonardo it became far more than that. After nearly a four hour delay, getting our luggage off our cruise ship, Leonardo waited for us and was just what we needed after the luggage problems. His wit and happy personality helped us soon forget our issues with the luggage. The transfer became more of a guided tour of the area and a stop off at a lovely winery for lunch made for a perfect day after such a bad start. Thank you Leonardo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin Thank you for your comments and that was the idea to forget the bad time with the luggage..soon I meet you from that minute its will be different for good and we made a new day and start is excellent way Thank you and a big huge Leo Cuzmar
Donna AkiyamaUnited States
Fantastic tour! Leo is one of the greats; he is informative, interesting and so friendly and fun that we both felt like we'd known him for a long time. The area we went to - Maipo Valley - was beautiful and the mountain ranges spectacular. We were able to experience a local restaurant with wonderful food and even nicer people which was the highlight of our trip. I would recommend this trip highly especially with Leo -- he really made the trip something very personal and special!
Ray G.United States
Leo is the man....very personable, very flexible, great sense of humor!!! I will gladly recommend him to anyone touring Chile!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ray Thank you for your comments and you was a super nice persons, all the best for your and your wife..! Muchísimas Gracias Leo Cuzmar
Richard W.United States
Leo is an excellent tour guide. Our transfer from our Santiago hotel to our Valparaiso hotel was not just the transfer for which we paid, it was an excellent tour. Leo puts himself in our shoes and treats his guests as he would want to be treated. He speaks several languages and his command of English is excellent. His vehicle is nearly new and very comfortable for 4 persons and their luggage.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi my Friends Thank you for your comments and like I say I love this job..!! Thank you and I am very happy you had a giod memory A big huge Leo Cuzmar
Clifford KnowlesUnited States
We had a 12 hour layover in Santiago on our way back to the states and booked Leo for a tour of the city. The enthusiasm of Leo and his knowledge of the city made the tour a great time and a great experience. We highly recommend Leo to anyone who wants a great tour. This was also our first experience with Tours by Locals and we were not disappointed.
Nancy RoweUnited States
If it were possible, we would give Leonardo 8 stars! Santiago and the surrounding sites came alive when he talked about them. He showed all aspects of the city, including old and modern, wealthy and poor neighborhoods, parks etc.. His wide range of interests pervade the tour, and he makes us feel as though we are his own friends that he is sharing his interests with. LC is the best guide we have had thus far.....
Nancy RoweUnited States
What a dynamo Leo proved to be! His zest for providing maximum satisfaction to his clients makes the tour enlightening and enjoyable. He shares his favorite vistas and people with us and made us feel like our pleasure was foremost in his agenda. Leo is the best tour guide we have encountered to date.
Stephen MachizUnited States
Leo was a treat. His passion for his country shines through. He is a great embassador for Chile. His tour is very personalized and informative. He takes you where the locals go. His English Is excellent and he is an excellent communicator. We had a great day in Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso. Thank you Leo.
Steve LichtUnited States
Leonardo was on time at the Santiago Airport. He was right where he said he would be. Leo was personable, knowledgeable about the area, friendly & accommodating. His driver was very friendly and did an excellent job getting us around. One of Leo's specialties was getting us to special areas where we could take memorable pictures, which he helped us to create. His lunch spot at a winery was outstanding. Although pricey, the food and ambiance was worth it. Highly recommend Leo & the huge Mercedes Van.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve Thank you for your time and we love what we do and remenber the life is to short to eat bad food and drink bad wine Thank you and a big huge From Sergio Millar and Leo Cuzmar
Arnold InslerUnited States
Leo was fantastic, we were a group of 3 adults and 3 children ( aged 11, 10 and 8) , he was so accommodating to our girls , which made our day so much easier. His knowledge of the areas was fantastic , we certainly would not have seen anywhere near the amount of places in Valparaiso without him. ( amazing place great cultures) He is a photography buff so he took great photos of us all, which was great as we were all in the photos. True keepsakes of an amazing day with Leo. I would highly recommend Leo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Warren Thank you for your commnents and I love what I do and you have a wonderful and very special family Thank you and a big huge Leo Cuzmar
We arrived after a long flight from Australia and Leo was at the Airport as promised holding a sign. The city tour was great with a good mixture of time in the van and walking, so you see a lot of the sights but get the feel of the city. Leo was not rushed he allowed us time for a "helado " ice cream and time to watch a band. Great start to our holiday . We always felt safe with his driver Sergio. Thanks Leo and Sergio
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Werren Thank you for your time to write us and Helados are part of our culture like you can see Thank you from Sergio and Leo
Anita NugentUnited States
We enjoyed the tour and "John" as he is called by his friends was a delightful guide. We had plenty of time and he took us to a nice street restaurant for the best empanadas we have eaten. I highly recommend this service.
Allison CantonisUnited States
5 out of 5!! All good!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and a big huge
Leo is a wonderful guide: Knowledgeable, engaging & flexible. We had only 1.5 days to explore Santiago. Without ever feeling rushed, we saw far more than we would ever have discovered on our own. He tailored the day to our interests with a combination of walking & driving which took us off the beaten path to give us a glimpse of daily life in Santiago. He was friendly & courteous with everyone we encountered, so we had a lot of fun interacting with people we met along the way. We highly recommend Leo.
James ChristmanUnited States
Irvin WengerUnited States
The three of us had an enjoyable tour and would recommend Leo as a guide. He was professional and knowledgeable.
Barbara SilverUnited States
Leonardo and Manuel were both amazing!, Very nice, knowledgeable, professional, good driving. Knew just where to take us. My husband and I had a wonderful day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara Thank you for your great review and we try to do the best all ways and we are a great team with Manuel and we are super happy you had a wonderful day Thank you leo Cuzmar
We had an amazing two-day tour with Leo. When we found out we would be in Santiago for the National Holidays, we were afraid we wouldn't be able to find things to do (with everything closed). Luckily, we found Leo! He took us on a city tour on our first day, showing us the most important and impressive parts of the city. Later, we went to an authentic Chilean "fonda" (fair). Our second day, we toured several wineries. Overall, we loved our time with Leo and can't recommend him highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew Thank you for your great review and honestly I had a super nice and fun days with you and Mon...You are wonderful persons ...give a big hug and kiss to your Mom fronm Leo Thank you ..I hope see you again Leo Cuzmar
Joseph StanleyUnited States
Leonardo did great job he was interesting and informative. He made great call to adjust to weather
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph Thank you for your review and I did my best ad we had a great time Thank you Leo
Leo gave us 2 days and we thoroughly enjoyed his wonderful attitude and knowledge. He is an excellent driver and delightful company. We appreciated the fact that he took us on the more scenic back roads so we could enjoy the scenery. His suggestion of Casa del Bosque for lunch was wonderful after visiting Valparaiso. We enjoyed asking him many questions to find out about life in Chile. We highly recommend you enjoy this outstanding, professional and passionate guide.
Mark RichardsonUnited Kingdom
As advertised - a wonderful relaxed days tour, really taking us off the beaten track and very informative
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Mark Thank you for you book the tour with me and Tours by Locals have the best Tour Guide in many country around the world ..If you came back to Chile I will be happy to meet again and make you have a nice day trip Many Thanks Leo
From the very start Leo and Antonio showed up in our hotel, with a great smile and friendliness. They were both exceptional we had a great visit to both Valparaiso and Viña del Mara. Antonio knows a lot about history and Leo about nature so we had two experts to guide us around. The car was perfect it was a new Mercedes-Benz Van. It was four of us traveling and it was just a very enjoyable day. Would gladly do the tour with these guys again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Xavier Thank you so much for your review and we as a Local Guide of Tours by Locals try to do the best tour to you and your wonderful family Thank you many time and If you need any information about South of Chile ...please let me know I forgot to give you as a present the map of the routes of Chile any way you can buy at the gas station copec in all Chile Have a great day and trip Leo and Antonio
Brian C.United States
Fantastic tour Leo, all of our group of seven from Sydney thoroughly enjoyed your very informative tour.Can recomment to everyone Best Regards Tony
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tony Thank you for your review and I had a great time with your group Leo
Robert MaysUnited States
This was our second of our back-to-back tours with Leo. Again, communication was key and he was there to meet our needs and expectations of experiencing the city of Santiago. We could not be more pleased with our visit to the Santiago, Valparaiso & Casablanca valley areas of Chile during the last two days. Muchas Gracias!
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!
We had a great time with Leo. He picked us up at the airport and we had a great afternoon touring Santiago while we waited for our flight later that evening. Leo was very knowledgeable and a pleasure.
Eileen OttUnited States
Leo was extremely nice! He picked us up on time at our hotel for a transfer to the Port in Valparaiso. The Mini-bus for our Group of 8 ppl was roomy and very clean! We stopped at a Winery to purchase some wine to bring on the Ship which is where the "local's" go, too, and Leo made some recommendations of his favorites. Wine was very, very good! I highly recommend Leo!
Eileen OttUnited States
We booked Leo for an Airport Transfer and Tour from the Airport to our hotel. Leo was very prompt, spoke very good English, very knowledgeable and very pleasant. We were tired from the long day of travel and if we return again to Santiago, would definitely book a tour with Leo to see more of Santiago and the surroundings!
Ronald OppenheimUnited States
Knowledgeable and informative guide to Santiago. Tour of marketplace was especially unique and enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ronald Thank you for your review and was a pleasure to be your local tour guide in Chile Thank you Leo
We acquired the tour in the Maipo Valley wineries and it was all great! Leo always attentive held us all the transfer and this does not bother to drive, and we could enjoy more wineries / tasting . We receive any special attention ride and we were always included the best tasting / wine . Very good!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Ligia Thank you for your review and I had a very nice day show the Maipo Wine Valley and remember ...The life is to short to drink bad wine...!! Leo
Esteban AndryjowiczUnited States
Excellent tour. Perfect lunch in beautiful winery setting. Summarized history of Chile long past as well as more recent.Highly recommend Leo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Esteban Thank you for your review and I am very happy to had a good time in Valparaiso,Viña del Mar, Winery Casas del Bsoque and Santiago. Thank you and say hello to your wife from Chile Leo
Pam BassWestport, CT, United States
Leonardo serves up delight through your travels . With his first hand knowledge of chile and its people, Leo opens your eyes to the obvious as well as the not so obvious wonders that you are visiting. Thank you Leo for making our visit memorable!
Pam BassWestport, CT, United States
Without Leonardo's insight, our visit to Santiago would not have been as much fun, nor as educational . Thank you Leonardo ! You are the best.
Robert BurtonUnited States
Leo was very personable and a great guide. The two wineries were fantastic. Lunch at Casa Del Bosque was amazing.
It was a fun day spent with Leonardo. He chose two great wineries which were not on the usual route and we were impressed by both. Not only were the wines great but the lunch was fabulous and getting to know about the area and seeing the scenery added to the experience. The approach taken at the Emiliana Winery will stay with us forever.
William BrownfieldUnited States
Leonardo met us at the airport and started showing us around his beautiful city of Santiago. He was so knowledgeable and we had a fun time. He even made sure we got the best pictures. Then we headed to Valprasio and got us right to our hotel. Would highly recommend Leonardo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William Thank you for your review and any time you came back to Chile ..I will be here with a big smile waiting for you Thank you Leo
Friendly, Courteous, Flexible, Knowledgeable... Everything you could wish for in a Guide and more. Just an amazing experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Fadi Thank you for your review and you made the day was fantastic ...I feel you are my friends ..! Leo
Carl LazarusUnited States
Leonard was an excellent guide. His English is quite good, he was very friendly and thoughtful. He is very knowledgeable about plants, birds, local geography and history. He is very appreciative of the beauty of nature. He even gave us some good tips on photography. The driver drove safely and they picked us up on time. The hike was the right level for us, not too easy, not too hard. The scenery was outstanding.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carl Lazarus Thank you for your great review and you notice I love what I do..! Leo
John GrundmannUnited States
Lovely tour of local markets and cultural areas of Santiago. Excellent multi-linguistic host and ambassador for the modern Chilean culture. The time spent driving to the top of the mountain provided much better views than from the funicular!
Fantastic day! Really enjoyable and so interesting. Highly recommended.
Robert C.United States
Leonardo is a great guide and nice person to spend a long day with. Our tour was 12+ hours throughout which he was caring, knowledgeable and good company. The tour of Valpraiso, the hike in La Campana, the tour of Santiago and everything in between were all excuted professionally. The passenger van was roomy, clean and comfortable. The two stops for food were well selected, First, a nice rural roadside restauant for empanadas and later a cosmopolitan seafood resturant in Santiago showed good a contrast.
Nili G.United States
Leo is knowledgeable, informative, and has great communication skills. He assured that we shall see all of the sites from the best locations, and was attuned to our specific topics/places of interest, and accommodated it with in the framework of the tour. He has a positive and friendly attitude. Our tour was to a large measure a success due to Leo.
Bob ShulmanUnited States
We had a great day with Leo. He was personable, knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and had a passion for his country. Learned a lot, drank excellent wine, and extended the tour by 90 minutes with no extra cost. Would definitely highly recommend.
Barbara FosterUnited States
What a great time we had! The horse back riding what a view of the Andes Mountains! We love to shop and he took us to a couple of different areas. He also showed us the down town with the historic buildings and we learned some history of Santiago. He is very personable and flexible as we were only there a couple of days. Thank you Leo for a GREAT tour!!
Great tour and a fantastic guide. We will certainly be looking for Leonardo's services when we next visit Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dawn Thank you for your comments and the Andes Mountain is a very special place and very close to Santiago was a fantastic day Please if you visit Santiago again I will be here..! Thank you Leo
Joyce BurekUnited States
Great tour with outstanding scenery and even wildlife such as condors and fox. Guide helpful and stopped whenever we wanted to take a photo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joyce Thank you for your comments and the condors show was the best of the tour..! Was very beatiful day Thank you Leo
Amy PittUnited States
Leo was very pleasant with a fun personality. For the tour, he was very accommodating. He began our tour at the airport which was very convenient. As part of the city tour, he ran a couple of errands with us which was awesome, given our limited Spanish. The tour was a perfect blend of city highlights, history and culture. By the end of the tour, we felt we had a nice sense of Santiago. His vehicle was very large, accommodating our family of 5 and our luggage.
Deborah RollerUnited States
Do not even think about anyone else. Leo is fun, positive and very knowledgable. Our trip was so much better because we made the choice to have Leo as our tour guide. He knows facts and dates of so many events in Chile and Santiago. He loves Chile and it shows
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debora Thank you for your wonderful comments and you made the tour to be enjoyed, we had a great time Thank you Leo
Deborah RollerUnited States
Leo was wonderful! He is positive and very nice. He knows so much about Chile, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and the Casablanca Valley with it's wineries. He is a photographer so he looked for places to take great pictures for us. He made sure to ask what we wanted to see and do and added that to the tour. I would recommend him to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debora Thank you for your comments and I love Valparaiso and Casablanca Wine Valley and photograpy is my hobby and I love share with my friends like you...! Thank you Leo
Ron WebberUnited States
A perfect days tour! Leo took us all over the city and beyond. He is very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area. He knows many of the residents and local police as he also works as a local bodyguard. We felt very comfortable and safe having him lead us around the city by van and on a walking tour of the downtown. Our group of eleven that day all agreed that Leo was the perfect guide to have in the city of Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ron Thank you for your comments and I had a super nice day with your nice group of friends, was a pleasure to be your Guide in Santiago Thank you Leo
Ron WebberUnited States
Got off to a rocky start (guide & driver were 2hrs late) but Leo more than made up for this by giving all ten of us a great two days tour of the coast and the city of Santiago. Leo is very personable and very knowledgable about his area. Our entire group were glad to have him as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ron My apologies for not find you at the Port untime that day we was early at the Port but was to many people of the 3 Cruise Ship and I try to do the best...and Finally I find you two hours later and we extend the tour for the two more hours, was the best ways to you have the right hours of your tour and We made that moment turn is a great day...! Thank you Leo
Steve PeaseUnited States
Leonardo is a great guide. He accommodated a change in his normal tour time (due to our flight schedule) showed up on time, spent more than the allotted hours and showed me all over. Great tour, lots of helpful cultural insights and would have done even more until I said it was time to get him home to his family. He is very nice and easy to spend time with. I recommend him highly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve Thank you for your comments and I love very much what I do, that why I know when start but I don´t know when I finish Thank you Leo
Robert SchulerUnited States
A great tour and a great guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and I have a very nice day touring in Santiago Leo
Ralph HillUnited States
Leo picked us up at our hotel right on time. We had a nice trip out into the mountains. We were a long way from the normal tourists--it was great. We stopped in lots of little places and walked around and saw many things we did not expect to see. A wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and I am super happy you have a great time touring in the Andes Mountain and enjoy your day away the normal tourist ..! Thank you Leo
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Christopher GrossUnited States
This tour exceeded my expectations. Leo was a great companion and guide. In only 5 hours, I felt like I had spent days in Santiago. The itinerary was perfect. This tour is highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christpher Thank you for your comments about your trip in Santiago, I will say Thank you for you book the tour with me Many many Thanks Leo
James LightUnited States
Leo was fabulous! Picked us up right on time from the airport. Nice clean transportation. Very informative about history of Santiago while driving us to different areas of town. Took us to a local seafood restaurant which was outstanding! Could not have ask for a better guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. James Thank you for your great review and I am super happy you had a good time visitng Santiago,Chile and Thank you for trust in my job and I had a excellent time to Thank you Leo
Andrew SmithUnited Kingdom
This was an excellent tour. Really enjoyable and perfect if you only have a day and want to get into the mountains. Leo was very friendly and knowledgeable and picked us up in a large, comfortable car - he was a careful driver as well. The walk in the mountains was simply amazing - snow capped dramatic peaks set against blue skies. We saw wildlife including a condor. It was pretty much a perfect day out really.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew Thank you for your great review and you made this trip enjoyable and prefect ..you are a super nice person..! Thank you Leo
Johnathan NaderpourLos Angeles, CA, United States
Absolutely the best tour we have ever had! Definitely was the highlight of our South American adventure! Made every minute count and was knowledgeable about everything there in Chile! He wont leave a question unanswered and will keep you in awe about Santiago and the surrounding areas the whole time you're on the tour. This guy doesn't meet a stranger and as you're on the tour he keeps everyone in your path smiling! I HIGHLY recommended Leonardo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Johnathan Thank you for your wonderful comments of our tour..! I had a great time with your company and thank you to let me share my places with you and meet the local and real people of the markets in Santiago and Winery also Valparaiso Un Abrazo Amigos ..!! My Best wishes Leo
Jason BurnsUnited States
Anyone traveling to Santiago or somewhere in the vicinity for the first time should absolutely book Leo to show you around the city! His knowledge of the area is second to none and he is an absolute pleasure to be with! When we go back to Chile again we will definitely book him again if nothing else just to say hello over a nice meal with some wine.
Sue BlythUnited Kingdom
Leo was a great guide. Informative, knowledgeable, courteous, patient and a good companion. Interesting conversations about the country and the places we visited. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and we hope he enjoyed it too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Sue Thank you for your review and I am super happy you enjoyed your day in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar touring Thank you Leo
Benjamin GreensladeUnited Kingdom
Brian BermanUnited States
Perfectly organized tour including 2 private wine tastings at Montes and Lapostolle, great tour and tasting and lunch at Viu Manent. Leo seamlessly responded to our on the spot choices. Leo was a pleasure to be with consistently throughout the 11 hour day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Brian Thank you for your comments and I had a pleasure to be your local tour guide and I had a fantastic day with you and your son A big hug Thank you Leo
Whye Suet LeongMalaysia
Leo is a fantastic tour guide. He is courteous, accommodative and took the extra mile to bring us to places beyond the itinerary listing e.g. "fisherman village" at Zapallar area, despite extending the tour schedule. He brings along his binocular as to ensure that we were able to better view the Penguins and left us with a very memorable experience in Chile. A special thanks for giving the family and I this special memory.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Whye Suent Leong Thank you for your review and for you trust in my job as your local guide and all the extra I did is nothing because I love what I do Thank you and say hello to your husband and dauther Leo
Lawrence ShobergUnited States
Leo was waiting for us when we debarked the ship with a comfortable vehicle that was more than adequate for the many hours we spent with him. His English is great and his knowledge of the area outstanding. He is a person who can make things happen --- was able to get us a last-minute reservation for lunch at a wonderful vineyard cafe even though no reservations were available! A plus was his knowledge of photography and the suggestions he made for pictures.
Rex BaumbergerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Five star is much more then 1000 words Thank you Leo
Nancy McCafferyUnited States
My tour today of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar was fantastic. Leo is an exceptional guide and showed me so much more than I had expected . He is quite knowledgeable about Chile, and that added a lot to the tour. I would certainly give him the top rating and would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Nancy McCaffery Thank you for your review of my tourism service..I love what I do and take photos too. Thank you Leo
This is a beautiful tour! Leo was an amazing guide!!! Very informative and very entertaining. It really felt like we were with an old friend, not someone we just met. He was very friendly, nice and accommodating. The drive from Santiago was beautiful. Cachagua & Zapallar are amazing costal towns, very beautiful and definitely worth the trip. We really felt like we got a sense of Chile after this trip. One thing about the penguins, they are small and on a little island off shore so they're hard to see.
Wayne J.United States
Leo drove us 1 1/2 hours south of Santiago to visit two wineries. Casa Silva and Viu Manent. The later was an outstaninf tour and wine tasting with a wonderful lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wayne Thank you for your review and I all way say the life is to short to drink bad wine ..! Thank you Leo
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
Wayne J.United States
Leo did an excellent job introducing my wife and I to Santiago. Extremely informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Waune Thank you for your review and the best way to see Santiago is taking a tour by local tour guide and I love what I do Thank you Leo
Lenore L.United States
The cities of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso are not what you expect. Leonardo was able to present them us in an enjoyable and professional manner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lenore Thank you for your review and I love what I do and the best way to discover place is take a tour by locals tour guide Thank you Leo
Robert G.United States
There are not enough stars to rate Leonardo.. This was one of the best tours we have ever taken.. I wish he could be in every city we visit.. Great equipment and driver.. Adjust the trip according to your needs and requests.. You can't go wrong using Leonardo... Thanks...
Efficient, clean, knowledgeable. Just what we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert Many thanks for your comments Leo
Leo and driver were excellent in every way. Could not have been any better. Very professional, knowledgeable, helpful, punctual and friendly. Superb.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert Thank you for your review and all of you was super nice people..!! Thank you Leo
We spent the day with Leo, who took us on a day trip to Valparaiso. Leo was super friendly, happy and enthusiastic and we would recommend him as a guide anytime. We had a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheryl Thank you for your review and I had a super nice day too. Thank you Leo
Leo gave us a very good and personally customized tour. Would repeat
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan Thank you for your review and I will be here just ib¿n case you be back or you can recommend me Thank you Leo
Scott WoodwardUnited States
Leo has extensive knowledge of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Leo has fluent English speaking skills and was very comfortable to be with. He seemed to enjoy what he is doing and was also patient with our questions.
We can recommend Leo as an exzellent guide. He showed us Valpariso and explained all the things Which make Valparaiso so interesting in an extraordinary good kind. We have had a perfect day with him and learnt more about chilean thinking and behaviiour. Leo thank you very much for your very kind and friendly way to understand Chile much better.
Ted BaerUnited States
If you don't book with Leo, you're making a mistake. We wanted a Tour and Transfer to the Santiago Airport after disembarking a Seabourn Cruise. We booked with Leo who provided and EXCELLENT tour. We toured Valpariso and Vina Del Mar. We then had a locals lunch at a very nice restaurant on the beach. As time provided, we did a wine tasting at Casas del Bosgue. The drive to the airport was very scenic. If given the opportunity, we would book with Leo again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ted Thank you for your nice review and was a real pleasure to be your local tour guide and if you came back to Chile , let me know please 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
Leo's english is excellent and he customised the tour to include a winery. He provided empanadas for a snack at lunchtime which were perfect. The tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar was informative and helpful making it easy to find our way to the cruise terminal the next day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Helen Thank you for your review Tks. Leo
Aaron MolenUnited States
Great tour and great guide!!! We would highly recommend Leo to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and kind guide to show you around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aaron Thank you for your comment and I love what I do..!! Thank you for your recommendation Leo
Patrick GivensUnited States
A convenient one day tour of Maipo Valey that hit the highlights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patrick Thank you for your nice review and I super happy you like the tour to Maipo Valley..! Thank you and have a nice day Leo
Doris ChanScarborough, ON, Canada
As a member of Doris's group (6 people)joining Leo's Santiago city tour & Valparaiso/Wine Tour, I must say that we enjoyed it so much. Leo was courteous, cheerful, punctual and knowledgeable providing excellent service to us. The aircon tour van is clean, tidy and spacious and thank you for Sergio the driver's quality service and driving skills. From my personal point of view, Leo is a professional tour guide, and we are fortunate to have selected him for our tours. THANK YOU lEO & SERGIO!
Doris ChanScarborough, ON, Canada
As a member of Doris's group joining Leo's Santiago city tour today, I must say that we enjoyed it so much. Leo was courteous, cheerful, punctual and knowledgeable providing excellent service to us.The aircon tour van is clean, tidy and spacious and thank you for Sergio the driver's quality service and driving skills. From my personal point of view, Leo is a professional tour guide, and we are fortunate to have selected him for our tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thank you for your review and honestly I had a super good time guiding your group and if you came back to Chile very happy I will be your local Guide again..!! Thank you Leo
We can recommend Leo as an excellence Guide.The Walk through Santiago Passung interesting places and others he liked best as we do now was fantstic. The discussions with him about life in Chile, Economy, Education, political Situation etc.were very impressive. Leo thank you very much, it was a great experience
Carly CherchesUnited States
Leo was fantastic. His English was wonderful, and he was incredibly knowledgeable, charming, patient, entertaining and an all-around great guy. His love for his Country is palpable, and he was sincerely concerned with our group of 8 having a great time. He welcomed spontaneous diversions and adventures and was very easy-going. He was extremely prompt in picking us up, but leisurely in getting us back at a specific time. Simply superb!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Erick Thank you for your review ..!! I love what I do and I am super happy to share all my knowledge with my clients ..If you came back to Chile I will be here with a big smile Thank you
Emil HanzevackUnited States
Leo C. was a wonderful tour guide. He is personable, knowledgeable, and generous with his time. The tour to Parque la Campana was just what we wanted, along a trail with some shade. The flora was beautiful and the scenery along the way and at the cascada was serene. Perhaps the high point of the day was an impromptu stop on the drive to the park for freshly made empanadas cooked in a woodburning oven. We got to chat with the warm and friendly country folk. We definitely would recommend Leo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Emil Thank you so much for trust in my job and I had a wonderful time guiding you and your wife at the National Park La Campana Thank you Leo
Glenn GriffinUnited States
Tour was terrific, took in a lot of territory in a short period of time. Unfortunately we only had one afternoon to tour. Felt like we got a good overview of Santiago. Perfect when we go back, which we plan to do. Leo was knowledabe, enthusiastic, understood what we wanted to see and did not want to see. Tour had a good mix of riding and walking. Had a nice conversations with locals that Leo helped translate. Leo's driver also was very good. We highly recommend Leo.
Marlene BankwitzUnited States
Rathna R.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rathna, Thank you for your 5 star of the Santiago City Tour. Thank you, Leo
William T.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. William Thank you for your 5 star of the tour Santiago Cultural, Historical and Locals Markets Thank you Leo
Leo was awesome. English is excellent. He took us to out of the way places to really see Valparaiso. Lots of variety and Leo was excellent in explaining Chili's history and culture. Would definitely recommend Leo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. David Thank you for your review and that was the idea to show you how real is Valparaiso and the variety of experience Thank you Leo
Liz WaddingtonUnited Kingdom
This tour with Leo is awesome! His English is perfect and his knowledge and expertise on the area is simply amazing. He also is a keen nature observer and photographer and can identify all the flora and fauna whilst guiding you about. His time keeping is perfect and he tailors this tour completely to make you feel special and goes the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Liz Thank you for your review and I live to be in the Mountain and the nature the day was super nice and good meat and chicken ...I was very happy you love the wine " Carmenere " Thank you, Leo
Liz WaddingtonUnited Kingdom
Leo is a fabulous guide. His English is perfect and his knowledge and expertise on santiago is amazing. He really goes the extra mile to ensure you have a great tour. His time keeping is perfect and really tailors the tour to the interests of the family/group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Liz, Thank you for your review! I had a great time guiding you and your family. Thank you, Leo
We had initially thought about hiring a car and doing the transfer from Santiago to Valparaiso on our own. So glad we didn't. Leo showed us wineries we would otherwise have missed, he arranged special tasting sessions for us, he got us a great table at a winery restaurant and he took us along little country roads off the beaten track. He made our day. Leo is great company, generous with his time, very knowledgeable, and knows how to turn a trip into a memorable experience. We will certainly recommend Leo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Richard Thank you so much for you trust in my job ..!! and I enjoy a lot what I do showing the real Chile and the locals places with a good combination of good wine ..!! Thank you and say hello to your wife Leo
Diane HartUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Diane & Mr. Peter Thank you for your score of the tour in Santiago, I had a excellent time to be your local guide Thank you and enjoy the rest of your trip in Chile Leo
Michael Gallipeohuntington beach, CA, United States
Leo was a great tour guide. He did a good job of showing us the real Santiago- not the tourist kind of stuff. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael Thank you so much for your nice review and I am glad you like the tour in Santiago andThank you for let me show the real City If you ever come back to Chile or re commend to other persons ..please let us know Thank you 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
Claudio PalmaUnited States
Wonderful guide! Leonardo was great. His knowledge of local history was extensive. He was great with our four rambunctious kids. I will definately book another tour with him once we return to Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Don Claudio Palma Thank you for your great review and I had great time be your local guide for your wondelful family ..If you return to Chile.Its will be my pleasure to be your guide again Un abrazo Thank you Leo
My family and I enjoyed a full day tour of Santiago and visited the beach to see Humbolt penguins. We had a great day. Enjoyed every part of the tour. Leo was a fantastic guide. Very informative and a fun guy. He showed us condors on the way to the beach which was a bonus. He is also a great photographer so we have great family photos to look Back on. Thank you Leo, we would definitely recommend your tours and Would certainly use tours by locals again. Michelle. (Australia)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle Thank you for your great review of the tour... I did to your wonderful family and I had a real good time be your local guide in Chile ..if you came back to Chile...I will be waiting for you and your family with a very big smile Thank you so much many many times Leo
Dwight JamesUnited States
We had a great time in Santiago , Chile. Leo was very knowledgeable, He carried us all around the city and explained the history of the different sites. The central market was something to see. Also looking out over the city from on top of the hill where the statue of Mary is, that was an awesome view. I don't think we could have gotten a better tour guide. He made the tour fun the whole day. We highly recommend using Tour by Locals and Leonardo as guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dwight James Thank you for your review and for you book the tour I feel I was guiding a friends , you Dad and you are a great persons..! I enjoy very much be your Local Tour Guide and a big huge Thank you Leo
I would recommend this trip with Leo to anyone. The Andes are truly magnificent and Leo the perfect guide. The day is etched in my memory. Thank you Leo for making it a special day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs.Ann Thank you for your review and The Andes is one of my favorite place to guide my guest and I enjoy a lot Mountains Thank you for you book the tours Leo
Leo was a wonderful guide and ambassador for his country. I had a day I will long remember full of interest information and beauty. The penguins were a highlight as was the trip back. Thank you Leo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Ann Thank you for your review and I really had a excellent time guiding you around the Penguins and Coastal Towns. Thabk you for trust in my job Leo
Ronald KratzerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Ronald Thank you for you book the tour to see Santiago and my apologies for all the traffic complication, in Santiago organize big sport event is out my control Thank you Leo
I am disappointed as our tour guide was not Leonardo as we agreed , His name was Tony.He did an so so tour as he forgot to mention how strenuous our walking tour was ( we are all seniors and some had weak legs, not able to walk 396 steps from the top of the hill.)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Toy My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. On March 17th I was not able to meet you because my blood pressure went up to 175 the High and 130 the lower the night before, too much stress I believe, for that reason I sent one of my colleagues to deliver your tour. My apologies again. Leo
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The guide was reminded that in the unusual case where he can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler must be notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
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
Mary KastnerWalnut Creek, CA, United States
Leo picked the best coastal seafood restaurant for lunch, and personalized our tour combing several tours in 10 hrs. The SUV was very comfortable as was the pace. I would highly recommend Leo and TourByLocals to friends and family and will continue to use your service as much as possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Mary Kastner Sea food is my farorite ,that way we went to the right seafood restaurant and THank for you Highly recommend Tours By Locals and Leo Thank you Leo
Victoria PerezUnited States
We are very satisfied with Leo and Sergio's (driver) for the time they spent with us all. Leo took us to many places in Santiago Chile and we learned a lot from him. He knew what he's talking about and we really enjoyed his company. They both very pleasant, courteous and most of all patient to our needs. I will surely recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you Leo for a job well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Victoria Thank you for your review and I am glad you learn a lot in my tour and I will be happy if you recommend our tourism service to your family and friends Thank you Leo
Graeme GilliesNew Zealand
The morning starts off with a short hike. We hike *occasionally* and thought the length and difficulty was about right. The winery in the afternoon is really good and well priced if you want to take a few bottles home. What makes this tour great is Leo. Leo just knows how to make a tour awesome and makes a great bbq. At the end of this tour we had smiles from ear to ear.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Graeme Gillies Thank you for your review and I am glad you had a good time with the tour you book ..! Thank you Leo
Barbara KrumpeUnited States
This tour was magnificent. Leonardo's knowledge and enthusiasm made it very special. As a photo enthusiast himself, he knew all the best places to take pictures. He was very considerate and helped my husband if any walking spots were difficult for him. A very tasty picnic lunch was included. Most importantly, Leonardo was a very safe driver as we made our way up to 9000 feet and back. We saw beautiful wild flowers, condors, falcons and even cows standing on a cliff.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Barbara Thank you for your comments and I glad you had a good time with the tour you book ...we made a excellent team and I learn a lot about photogafic with your husband Thank you Leo
Richard GroffKeizer, OR, United States
Leo used his extensive local experience to provide us with a fabulous photo tour of the Andes. He went above and beyond expectations in accommodating our physical limitations, and he shared his knowledge of the natural environment to provide us with outstanding photo opportunities. For all his enthusiasm and support, Leo deserves six stars! Dick & Jane Groff (Feb. 2014)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Jane & Mr. Richard Thank you for your review and I had a great day guiding you at the Andes Mountain and thank you for book the tour with me Say Hello to Mrs. Jane Big Huge Leo
Nancy CavinessUnited States
Leo was a great guide and answered all our questions with great knowledge of the area. Enjoyed every minute of the tour. Would have been nice to have had the same guide both days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Nancy Thank you for your review and I am happy you enyoyed the tour in Santiago with me 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
Marilynn LovettUnited States
Very well informed, friendly, and thorough. We enjoyed the tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marylinn Thank you for your review Leo
Dorothy DummettUnited States
My guide, Leonardo, was excellent. His English was very good and his knowledge of where to see condor birds was most enjoyable. I took as many photos of the Humbolt Penguin as I wanted and we ate lunch at a very nice restaurant that overlooked the beach. The day I spent with him in Chile was the best of my 4 week vacation to Antarctica.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Dorothy Wow..You are a real lovelly persons ..that way all the good think come to you so easy and you made the tour be so flexible and easy to me and you let show my secret place where we can see the Condors ..If you ever come back to Chile please let me know ..you are very welcome in my home with my family to have a nice dinner made by me Thank you all the best for you..! Leo
Lowell SafersteinWest Orange, NJ, 07052, United States
Leonard spoke excellent English and had a wonderful up beat personality. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of Chile including politics, history, culture and food which we were especially interested in as my wife Rosalie is a food writer in New Jersey. Our tour through the food markets was the highlight of the tour. Leonard knew many of the people in the market and introduced us to them which made us feel very welcomed. We enjoyed sitting in the market and having lunch together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Lowell Thank you... for share the experience you had touring with me around in Santiago specilly at the food marked ..I hope Mrs. Rosalie had a great time also having good instroduccion of the local food and product of the season ..I had a great time having lunch together too. Thank you Leo
Leo was fantastic, we had the best day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Karen, Thank you for your review and I had a great time guiding you. Thank you for booking a tour with me. Leo
Richard ReesWest Vancouver, BC, Canada
Leonardo gave us a great morning tour of downtown Santiago. We lucked in to the changing of the guard at the Presidential Palace and ended up in the food markets (very lively and colourful) and had a great lunch surrounded by locals. Thanks again Leonardo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Richard Thank you for the review and I am happy you had a great time around the food markets and have the local food of the season and you bring the lucky to see the changing of guard at the presidential palace ..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
James GibsonUnited States
We give Leo 10 stars! Our tour with him to see the penguins was wonderful. We can't say enough about him. his professionalism, and knowledge of the area. We hope to meet him again one day. He helped to make our stay in Santiago, Chile the highlight of our South American Holiday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. James You make me fell so happy with your review ..I just do my job.. I love what I do! If you be back to Chile I will love to be Local Guide in Chile Thank you leo
Michael KaminskiUnited States
Leo was very good. He took us on a walking tour, which accomplished a lot more than if we had driven. Then, he acceded to my request to go by the former train station that was designed by Eiffel. He took us to some local markets, which was very interesting. Then, we went to see the Virgin Mary statue on top of the hill. My kids are 13 years old, and he was extremely kid friendly. He even practiced Spanish with them, which they are learning is school!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Michael Thank you for your comments and I am very happy you and yours kids have a good time seeing the real life of the City .. Gracias Amigo un Abrazo y Felices Fiestas Navideñas 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
Abel HernandezUnited States
I was very satisfied with the tour and the very knowledgeable tour guide that went out of his way to make sure I got the most out of this trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Abel Thank you for your good comments and I realy have a excellent time be your local guide in Chile Thank you
Sinh TranUnited States
Leonardo was very professional, patient and helpful especially with our luggage. We were a group of 29 people. He was nice and helpful to everybody. I highly and definitely recommend Leonardo.
Louise ThibodauxBirmingham, AL, United States
We landed in Santiago to find that due to their national elections all shops would be closed on the day of our tour. So Leo took us on a tour of the city and showed us many localities outside the downtown area. We especially enjoyed the visiting the markets. I think Leo must know each of the inhabitants of Santiago personally! He is a man who never meets a stranger. We have already recommended him to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Louise Thank you for your review and you can tell I love my job and Yes I know a lot people every where is better to have friends then money ... who never meet a stranger Thank you Leo
Gary DixUnited States
Leo was just great. Explained all and took great photos. I have two critiques 1) it should not be called a hike. Really it's a beautiful drive with a stroll at the top. 2) to pay for 2 sandwiches and a juice ( not knowing the content) is a poor choice considering there is a restaurant on top. You should be given the choice, and the guide should make reservations if desired. Since we would buy lunch for any guide, this would really improve the trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gary, I did my best, I drove slow and stopped in a few places so you could take photos and I could explain about the Andes, then we got to the trailhead where we started hiking and you didn't want to keep going but your wife did very well...I offered you snacks and I probably forgot to mention what was in the sandwich I apologize for that but you never mentioned anything about having lunch at the restaurant, you only mention the pork BBQ, but since that was a private event, we were not allowed to get in.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Issue was brought up to guide and his support manager and they are working on a strategy to avoid situations like the one mentioned above.
Bruce GrayUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Bruce I hope you have a nice tour in Santiago My best Leo
Geraldine EspyUnited States
Leo is a gentleman and a wonderful tour guide, who shares his stories and insights, as well as detailed information about the places and history of the areas we visited. We felt he personalized the tour just for us, showing us things that many tourists would miss. We appreciated his flexibility, his enthusiasm and his expertise. It is obvious that he loves his job, and that makes the tour very special and enjoyable. We are delighted to have found Leo via the internet and feel enriched by our day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Geralding Thank you for your review ..you can tell I love what I do ..if you came back to Chile ..Please contact me again you will be my special guees at my home for dinner with my family Thank you Leo
Leonardo is very personable and knowledgeable about the history of Santiago, and the different districts in the city. There is a Presidential election in two weeks, and he was very informative about the issues and the people running for office. He asked about some of my preferences for the tour, and he was very flexible in tailoring the tour to what was important to see, and what I eas interested in seeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John Thank you for your comments..its was a pleasure to be your Local Guide in Santiago , any time your our tourism service please let me know Thank you Leo
Juergen RichterUnited States
Leo is an exceptional guide. He is very flexible and does everything to optimize his clients' experience. We very pleased to have had him as a guide for three different tours from Santiago. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Juergen and Mrs. Ivonne Thank you for your review.. We had a excellent day walking by the different locals Markets in Santiago..is the best way to see the city and people ..If you came to Chile I will be very happy to see you again Thank you Leo
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
Juergen RichterUnited States
The tour was perfect in every aspect. Leo is very personable and knowledgeable and tries very hard to please.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: MR.Juergen and Mrs. Ivonne Thank you for your review and we was a time we made the day and tour work mix with a local sea food at the Fish Market Thank you
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
Ben CowgillUnited States
Leo is absolutely the BEST. We scheduled our tour at the last minute and he was able to accommodate. He knew so much about the area and we had a lot of fun hiking through the park with him. I would recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cameron ! Thank you so much for your review ..we had a great time hiking at the National Park and we meet a wonderful persons ..you made this happen ..you are a great person Thank you Leo !!
Mark C.Saint Charles, ILLINOIS, United States
Leo did an excellent job responding to our needs. When our airline posted incorrect flight arrival information, Leo promptly and cheerfully handled the situation to our satisfaction. He is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, personable, and polite. We enjoyed our time with him and and appreciated what we learned about Santiago and Chile. He made us feel safe and comfortable during our short visit. We highly recommend Leo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Arlene & Mark Christensen Thank you for your review of my tourism service..yes the Airline made a mistake with the arrival time but as a professional Tour Guide we must to be ready for all this situation.. If you be back to Chile I will be here with a big smile and give my best to you have the best time traveling Thank you Leo
Corinna WarrenUnited States
Leonardo was friendly and very informative about the surrounding nature and wildlife. The beach was spectacular! We had a wonderful day. Highly recommended
we had an awesome day with Leo, a very professional and knowledgeable guide. He took us to all the best vantage points in the Andes to take photos and then a hike to see a glacier that was amazing. He also makes the BEST sandwiches for your picnic. I would highly recommend booking through Tours By Locals and especially getting Leo as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jason Thank you for you book your Tour to the Andes Mountain and I am very happy you like it !! any time you came back to Chile or you can recommend us Thank you so much ..Leo
We loved touring with Leo, he was very friendly and most knowledgeable. Had a great day and would certainly recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Bonnie Thank you for your time to you write a review of your Tourism Services, I love what I do as a Tour Guide you are very welcome to Chile many times again or you can recommend to your friends our Tourism Services by Tours by Locals Thank you so much, 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
Frederic L.United States
The tour was pretty good. Because it was a full day city tour, Leo was able to take us to a lot of places.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Frederic Lee Thank you for your review ! any time you want to return to Chile I will here or if you want to recommend our Tourism Services with your friends feel free thank you !!
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 !!!
Leo organized a professional and thoroughly enjoyable tour. When we first contacted him with our interest in a Maipo canyon hike, plus winery tour in same day, he built this tour for us, including a Chilean BBQ lunch - the highlight of the day. The assortment of meat, chicken and sausage was cooked to perfection over wood, plus the typical Chilean salad, and wine - even a lace tablecloth! Concho y Toro winery tour was fine too. All in all, it was a well-organized, informative, well-timed day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Sylvia Thank you for your review and I am very Happy you and your friends had a great time with my specialty Chilean BBQ in Wood plus a typical season salad You are very welcome again in Chile, But next time,I will have Fish Thank you !!
Robert LambrixUnited States
Leonardo is the consummate professional tour guide, knowledgable, personable, and enthusiastic. We had a marvelous tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr.Robert Lambrix Thank you for your message and also for your review of the Tour we did in Santiago by the locals area of the City Thank you !!
Albert ThelLaguna Niguel, CA, United States
Leo was an excellent guide for our Santiago, Chile tour. Not just timely, Leo went above and beyond to provide an excellent tour for us. Quite flexible for our schedule and made interesting stops. Leo speaks English well, not always the case with local guides. Leo is in the top 2 of about 10 guides our group booked for our January 2013 South American tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Albert I think you can tell how I love this job, is super easy to me to made every persons who visit Chile have the best impression and give the best Tour Thank you for your review !!
Excellent tour, very interesting and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Michael Attard I am so happy to have a Excellent Tour and you fine Very Interesting and Informative Thank you for your review !!
Michael PollayUnited States
Outstanding guide. Excellent knowledge of Santiago and wine country. Very good English. Wine tour also excellent as was the lunch. Very friendly and considerste
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Michael Pollay Thank you for your e-mail I am very happy you had a excellent time in Santiago the day we do the Santiago and Wine Tour in Maipo Valley Eny time you be back to Chile I will be here !! Thank you !!
Stacy WeissUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Lotty Thank you trust in my job any time again you have any client to Guide in Chile I will be very happy to do it Thank you !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms. Tina Coulter Thank you for you ranking the Tour we did in Valparaiso and Santiago with your friends Thank you !!
Laura Kilty-KramerUnited States
We toured from Santiago Aeropuerto to Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, all the way north to Cachagua on New Year's Day. Overcast in the morning, sun came out before noon. It was a holiday so it was quite crowded. But we had a wonderful tour through the narrow hilly streets of Valparaiso and its colorful artistic neighborhoods. Then up the coastal road with great birdwatching, empanadas at family beachside restaurant, and a very lovely hike along the Coast in Cachagua with Penguins galore. Leo is terrific-A1!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms. Laura Kilty Thank you for your e-mail ..I am so happy to hear you had a nice time with your family. Glad to know you enjoyed the trip between Valparaiso and Cachagua and the Typical Lunch in that little local restaurant in front of the Fisherman cove Thank you.... if you came back to Chile I will be very happy to meet you and your family again
David WhiteUnited States
I used Leonardo's services on three day successive days in December 2012. The tours included two days of city tours (there were different participants on each day) and a one-day wine tour. Leo worked hard to make sure everyone had a positive experience. I was especially impressed with how he responded to guest-specific needs and his ability to provide two very different day tours of Santiago with minimal duplication. I highly recommend Leo to anyone who is trying to arrange tours for a large group.
Semyon G.United States
Sriram SrinivasanUnited States
Great tour! Leo was knowledgeable about the Andes, and adjusted the tour program to accommodate both the more adventurous and less adventurous members of our party. And thanks for the help with buying some wine on our drive back to town!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sriran I am so happy you like the Easy Hike in the Andes Mountain is one of my favorite secret place to show to my clients If you came back to Chile I will be here to made your day more fun Thank you !!
Harold ( Hal) ResnikoffUnited States
Senor Leonardo was excellent. He had excellent English skills, easy to understand and took the time to give us information about local sites we visited and answered all of our questions. We would highly recommend him and your company to anyone in the future. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Hal Resnikoff
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Hal Resnikoff Thank you for your review, You are very welcome many times when you came back to Santiago nxt time we go to Andes Mountain Thank you my Friend !!
June HamptonFaro, YT, Canada
Leo would have got a 4 star except there were some discrepancies between tour description & actual tour. In description with conf. it stated hotel to Casablance wine valley with wine tour & premium tasting wine fees. We did get this at one winery but I had emailed Leo on Oct. 30 requesting info on which winery(ies) we would visit & if we had any choice,never did get a reply. Conf. also stated lunch not included & that tour was 6 hours - we were dropped at our hotel after 4 hrs & no mention of lunch
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: After talking to Leo about June's impressions of the tour, Leo and TBL decided to compensate June accordingly.
Gail PrestonUnited States
This was my first tour with Tours by Locals and it surpassed by expectations. Leo was timely, knowledgable,and prepared a great tour for us and then personalized it as we went along. A very enjoyable day and we spent the rest of our trip telling others about Tours by Locals.
Candice BritsSouth Africa
We had an amazing day, Leo was enthusiastic and went out of his way to show us the wine land area as well as a little bit of Chile. I would highly recommend him as a guide and highly recommend the wine tour. My only regret was that we did not get more time to explore beautiful Chile. The organic wine farm was my favorite out of the 2 we visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms. Candice and Mr. Mark Brits Thank you for visit my country and many congratulations for your baby is coming I will be here just in case you want to come back to Chile or recommend to your friend you can see all the tour I have in Tour 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.
Joseph ShamboUnited States
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.
David ArtzUnited States
I recently had the pleasure of booking Leonardo to conduct a day tour to the Chilean coast from Santiago. Prompt, informative, prepared and knowledgable. We saw Penquins, Sea Lions, beautiful scenery, had a very memorable lunch and the whole time it felt like we were spending the day with an old friend. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. David Artz Thank you so much for trust in my Job as a Tour Guide, I feel you are my friend we had a real good time If you decide to be back to Chile I will be here to show you another place of my Country Thank you Mi Amigo !
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!
Mary Ellen WeberUnited States
We fell in love with Santiago as Leonardo introduced us to the city he loves as well. We had a wonderful lunch at a seafood restaurant and saw the city and the neighborhoods too. His knowledge and presentation were professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms.Mary Ellen Weber My apologies fornot returning your message sooner Thank you for this review ! I will be here for the next time you return to Chile or recommend to your friends Thank you and have a great day !
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 !
Philip MegaliUnited States
My husband and I loved this tour. We will always try to use toursbylocals in the future. Leo was wonderful. He was friendly, fun, and very knowledgeable. He spoke excellent English. He planned a perfect blend of walking and driving. We saw and did so much more than we ever would have on those big bus tours. As we walked through the city, he seemed to know everybody. He took us to a great place for lunch, and a beautiful craft market for shopping. We saw so much of the city as he drove. Thank you, Leo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow ! You dont know how happy I feel with this testimonial of your experience join a Tour with me, it was a real pleasure to do What I am doing I dont know If a have a job I love it ! You are very welcome to visit Chile and all way you will find me in Tour By Local Thank you !