George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Lautaro did a great job showing us the areas outside of Puerto Chacabuco. The capital of the reqion, Coyhaique, Rio Simpson National Reserve, and Port Aysen. The van was comfortable and we had a terrific day with Lautaro. I would highly recommend his services if you are visiting the Puerto Chacabuco or Aysen or Coyhaique areas.
Our three day tour with Lautaro was outstanding. We are a family of 6 and Lautaro organised all our accommodation, transport and activities, to our specification and within our budget. He was an informative and entertaining guide but also directed things to suit our interests. We would never have managed to fit in so much in such a short time without Lautaro's assistance and expertise. This part of Chile is amazing but undeveloped and Lautaro ensured we had a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you rodrigo it was great to be your guide and now your nice famly see you
Steven YoungUnited States
I had been dying to see the Marble Cathedrals (Catedro Marmol) for some time. The trip to get there was not easy, especially for a solo traveler with limited time (I had a window of 24 hours over 2 days to see it and make my flight back to the US). I almost decided not to go but luckily found Lautaro on Toursbylocals.com. Researching the Marble Cathedrals (information, transportation and accommodations) is nearly impossible, and getting accommodations was tough (especially as I didn't speak Spanish well).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven was a plasure to be your guide
Veronica HendersonUnited States
Lautaro was an excellent guide, sharing his knowledge of the area with us. It was easy to find him at the pier. The van was comfortable and clean. He set up his route to avoid the crush of the other tours that were travelling to the same locations. Six of us shared the tour, and Lautaro communicated with ease in both English and German for us. We were able to take "the road less traveled" allowing us a better flavor of the country.
Brian DelaneyBurlington, ON, Canada
Lautaro was a knowledgable and entertaining guide. His English is excellent. He organized and timed his tour so that we avoided stopping at the same time and place as the ship's big tour buses. The van was very comfortable and he got us back to the ship in good time. A very successful day, thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank fore you feedback it was a plasure to be your guide
This was the best tour ever. Laudatory was so friendly and informative. I would give him a 5+ rating.it is hard to put into words what a great tour. Many thanks. Sue, Judy , and Wayne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You is was a plasure to be your guide
Zelda WilbertUnited States
Lautero was not our guide. There was a mix-up with the time the ship was docking. But Lautero had fixed us up with Camillo. We were a perfect match with Camillo. It was our first tour by local, and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. Camillo told us so much about living in Chilean Patagonia. It was wonderful to learn about the lifestyle and the politics. He told us stories and sent us to his favorite restaurant for goat pizza. By the end we felt we had made a good friend. Thank you Camillo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you y was ill and y send camilo he is my partner and thanks fore your coment
Dr Noah ChivianUnited States
Laurito, a knowledgeable Chilean native with international travel experience was warm and friendly quintessential tour guide. Sites were photo delights including Cascada La Virgen, "Golden Gate Bridge," windmills providing power for Coyhaique, and local crafts people. Purchased alpaca scarves and lapis bracelets. Visited unusual cemetery in Aysen. Many homes instead of tombstones for families to visit. Lunch "Patagonia" arranged by Lautaro. Enjoyed famous Barros Luca sandwich and Astral beer. 6 stars
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx you it was a pleasure to be your guide
Barbara LevasseurUnited States
Lautaro was a wonderful guide. Very informative. We enjoyed tour and the time spent with Lautaro.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Is was a plasure to be your guide thank you
Samantha HillUnited States
Lautaro was fabulous! He spoke excellent english and provided a customized tour. He shared the local culture and avoided all the big tour buses. Some areas were off the main road and incredibly beautiful. The lake and bridge were my favorite! Lunch was quaint and perfect. A local place that served sandwhiches. Definitely book Lautaro if you visit Chile. I was with a group of 6 and everyone raved that this was one of our best tours from the cruise. Thank you for the memories Lautaro!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you samantha it was a plasure to be you local guide
Austen BannisterUnited Kingdom
Lautaro is very friendly and informative we enjoyed the day very much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx you it was plesure to be your guide
Robert C.United States
Lautaro is a great guide. He was knowlegible and patient. The van was perfect four our party of six. We enjoyed our tour of Coyhaique and the area around Puerto Chacabuco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was a plasure to be your guide
Kenneth W.United States
We had a great day with Lautaro in the Puerto Chacabuco area. In addition to taking us to all of the spots visited by the larger tour buses, he showed us several other interesting places that we never would have seen without him. His English was excellent, as was his enthusiasm.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks was a plasure to b you guide
What a wonderful time we had with Lautaro! All six of us agreed that the day was perfect! Besides doing some of the main attractions of the area, Lautaro took us to some of his favourite spots, giving us an appreciation of the beauty and a real feeling of the area. What he showed us was his real love for his land!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks was a plesure to be Tour guide
Jim SimpsonUnited States
Lautaro was extremely attentive to us at all times. He emphasized maximal use of our time. Thank you so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was a pleasure to be you guides
Lautaro was friendly, knowledgeable, fun and provided the group with a fabulous day in and around Puerto Chacabuco. Lautaro set a pace which suited the group and I felt we had seen more than envisaged at the start of the day. A beautiful sunny day was a bonus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was a pleasure to be you guide
Janice YewdellUnited States
Lautaro was a very good guide, he provided a comfortable vehicle with a driver, his english was more than sufficient. He gave us a true flavor of the local area, providing history and cultural facts. He took us to the most important sights. The only issue is that as we were only 2 people, the cost of $450 was very expensive for what we received. Try to take this tour with at least a group of 3 to make it more cost effective. But, do request Lautaro as your guide
Mayer SchamesUnited States
Lautaro was very attentive to our needs. He was on time, knowledgeable and accessible. We had a wonderful time in Puerto Chacabuco which he made all the more enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was a plesure to be you guide
Monika DysartUnited States
Lautaro gave us an excellent tour from Puerto Chacabuco. Our highlight was the "Slice" of Apple Strudel from the Kuchenladen. He was very personable and open to our questions, as well as knowledgeable and informative about the sights visited. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks fore you coments it was a plesure to by your guide
Sharon W.United States
My sister and I feel that both the guide and driver paid a lot of attention to the needs and interests of his customers. For example, when they realized I was interested in birds they Id'ed what flew past us. They also named the plants/flowering trees we asked about. They met us on time, spoke good English, and were both very pleasant. It was obvious to us that they were proud of their country and enjoyed sharing with us. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. One of the best tours we had for the whole trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you coment the plesarue was my to attent you LAUTARO
Jim SullivanUnited States
We enjoyed the tour. Lautaro did a nice job. Much better than a large cruise ship group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim thanks for your comments! cheers, Lautaro
Terry S.United States
I was ill & unable to take the tour. The other 3 travelers were very pleased with the tour & guide. They did tell me it's a good thing I didn't go, as the vehicle was quite small & there wouldn't have been room for all 4 of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI thanks for your comments. I have already solved this issue and now I will better explain car sizes and options. cheers, Lautaro
Lautero was also very personable and knowledgeable, thorough and anxious to please. However, he used a very old and small Mazda crew cab truck in which three of us had to fit in the back seat. Needless to say, it was very uncomfortable for 3 adults. On top of that the truck had a sheet of metal under the right front fender that was loose and made a racket being rubbed by the front right tire. He frequently had to stop and lift the fender to stop the rubbing. At first we thought it was a transmission probl
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The company where I rented the car had a problem and was not able to provide the right vehicle. I´m now going to add some of the vehicles I may use for future bookings. I will also inform customers that the 70% of the roads in Aysen region are not paved, so vehicles tend to be noisier/less conditioned than a city vehicle for example.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad to know that you are happy with Lautero's guiding skills. In regards to the rental vehicle, the rental company was not able to provide the guide with the appropriate vehicle originally booked for the tour.