Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Punta-Arenas-Chile by Tour Guide Maritza A. (Guide #11004)


Stuart Garrette

United States
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Tour: #186886, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 13/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Ushma Vasant

Bolton, United Kingdom
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Tour: #186886, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

Maritza was punctual and mate us on decided time at the port She was very friendly and pleasant and fluent in English. She planned an interesting tour of Punta Arenas. It lifted our spirits when our first highlight was Hindu temple which was not open.She tried her well best to inquire about it. She conducted the tour efficiently and we all enjoyed the sightseeing. She made our trip memorable and would highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I am very happy and pleased to know you enjoyed the tour with us. All the best!

Marina Schoon

Canada
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Tour: #195942, Patagonia and Estancias (Please check avaibility before booking), Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 1/19

We arrived in Punta Arenas on a cruise ship stop. From the time I started inquiring about a private tour for 17 to our arrival today Maritza was wonderful to communicate with (excellent English as well) and everything went according to plan. The drive was beautiful with some wildlife and scenery stops. We even by chance witnessed a gaucho herding 3000 sheep. The Estancias visit was fun and lunch was good including my first pisco sour. Every person in our group concluded that they had a great day.

Lou Kaucic

United States
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Tour: #160136, Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 13/19

Maritza is a pro, very experienced, very engaging, great sense of humor, and very accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so nuch!

Alan Roberts

United States
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Tour: #391684, Fuerte Bulnes, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 10/19

Excellent. One of the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! My kind regards from Punta Arenas.

Charles Barry

United States
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Tour: #160136, Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 9/19

We had a very good time with Maritza. The vehicle she used was very roomy and comfortable. She is very thoughtful and knowledgeable, and very accommodating to our needs. I highly recommend Maritza.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Michael Halpern

United States
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Tour: #160136, Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 8/19

Like having a friend show the town and areas she loves. Fun and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is the best feedback ever! Thank you so much.

Bobby Lapin

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Jan 17/19

Maritza was the best! She was on time, extremely informative, very flexible and with a charming and warm personality. We could not have been more pleased!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you very much that is a great report! I can not be more greatful I hope you will have great Antarctic experience! Gracias mil

Ron Smiley

Powell, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #186886, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 25/18

Maritza picked the four of us up in a nice, comfortable van for our tour of Punta Arenas, Chile -- we had a wonderful tour of the city. It was Christmas Day, so it was very quiet, but we saw some spectacular vistas, the Cemetery, Museums, etc. She arranged a delicious lunch for us at one of the few restaurants (Los Ganaderos) open that day . . . it was within walking distance of the ship and was very representative of the food of the region. Maritza is a lovely lady! -- Thanks, Ron, Judy, Maureen, Jim

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! You have no idea how happy I am hugs to everyone :)

Meghan Kuroda

United States
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Tour: #189326, Strait of Magellan and the King Penguins Reserve in Tierra del Fuego, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 19/18

Nothing beats seeing King Penguins in the wild. Getting there from Punta Arenas is a very long journey, so mentally brace yourself, but, it is totally worth it. Maritza was incredibly accommodating and really made the trip. She is so knowledgable and informed us about local history, as well as info on local flora and fauna, all a long the way. Her upbeat attitude, engaging conversation, and dedication to helping us have the best experience is commendable. Highly recommend Maritza and this tour!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You have not idea how much we thank you for taking the time to review your trip around Patagonia scenic places with us. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holidays and adventures in zodiac down the river, glaciers, mountains, and even the small airplane through the Strait of Magellan after the King penguins tour, we are glad to have made your stay pleasant. Looking forward to hearing back from you soon. Maritza

Meghan Kuroda

United States
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Tour: Condense 3 days Torres del Paine National Park combines, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Dec 16/18

AMAZING! Maritza is hands down the best guide we have ever had traveling. We had a flight issue which forced us to lose a day of our planned trip, but Maritza helped us to still get the most of everything Torres del Paine had to offer. She is so incredibly kind, flexible, smart, fun, outgoing, knowledgeable, and helpful. I strongly suggest travelers to do this tour and spend a few days in Patagonia over a one day option. I highly recommend Maritza and this tour for everyone!

Joy N.

Kailua Kona, HI, United States
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Tour: #160136, Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 13/18

Maritza's tour was a great introduction to Punta Arenas. While the boat trip to see the penguins was the highlight of the tour, we also delighted in visits to the beautiful town square, the cemetery and especially to the Nao Victoria Museum with the replica of the first ship to circumnavigate the globe as well as replicas of other historical ships. Maritza did a wonderful joy and we highly recommend her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for that review. We had a great time together as you were all so nice and kind that made me enjoy the time we spent together. I hope the lunch was great! Thanks again for your interest in one of my tours, Hugs to everyone, Maritza

Mike Scanlin

United States
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Tour: #160136, Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 25/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both! Regards from a cold Punta Arenas :), Maritza

Valerie Cant

Canada
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Tour: #160136, Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Maritza was a great tour guide. As I was preparing to book this excursion, she was willing to answer all my questions in a quick and timely manner. Once she picked us up, she gave us a great tour of the Punta Arenas and told us lots about the city. She explained everything about the day and so we were well prepared. We wanted to purchase some very specific items and Maritza helped us to find them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a nice surprise! Thank you all for being part of one of my tours. I want you to know how easy it was for me having a party like yours so interested in knowing things about the place where I live. All the best. Maritza

Theodore Hancock

United States
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Tour: #189326, Strait of Magellan and the King Penguins Reserve in Tierra del Fuego, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Theodore Hancock

United States
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Tour: #186886, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is great! Thanks a lot.

Jenny C.

United States
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Tour: Magdalena Island the largest Penguin Reserve in the chilean Patagonia & Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Jan 22/18

Thanks much to Maritza! Super job arranging our tour and You made our group trip unforgettable! Boat ride to Magdalena Island was a wonderful trip. Time we spend in the Penguin colony was unusual experience that we will never forget. Tour guide Jaime was a very knowledge of history and architecture of Punta Arenas which served to enhance our experience and appreciation of Punta Arenas. We highly recommend this tour and Maritza!!

Hilario Oh

Oakland Township, MICHIGAN, United States
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Tour: Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Jan 20/18

Three of us had a very enjoyable tour of Torres del Paine through ToursByLocals. We had an excellent guide in Maritza A. Maritza is extremely knowledgeable of Torres del Paine (TDP) - its landscape, history and local traditions. She entertained us with anecdotes and well-researched commentaries. She showed us the best of TDP effectively and efficiently. She is flexible with her hours and very serviced oriented. As a consequence, we had two fun days at TDP. Thanks Maritza.

Laura Tholke

United States
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Tour: Fuerte Bulnes & Punta Arenas Highlights, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Dec 26/17

Our tour guide was fantastic! I have spent the last ten minutes trying to give her five stars, but the site does not work so well. I hope they will fix it because she deserves five stars and more! She was so personable and knowledgeable! Clean and new van that was more than enough space for the five of us. She also was very accommodating as we had special needs with the children. It was a wonderful day! We highly recommend her!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all!

Dayal Mirchandani

Canada
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Tour: #160136, Punta Arenas Highlights, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

Very helpful and humble. Enjoyed tour with Maritza. Would definitely look for her during our next visit at Punta Arenas

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the wonderful words. You have a great family my kind regards to you all :)

Joseph Stanley

United States
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Tour: Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Nov 19/17

she is the best highly recommended

Joseph Stanley

United States
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Tour: #189326, Strait of Magellan and the King Penguins Reserve in Tierra del Fuego, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

maritza is great guide will do whatever is necessary. have been all over the world she is one of best guides i have the pleasure to work with

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for those wonderful words :) Kind regards to your wife

Rino Camarri

Australia
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Tour: Across Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Oct 15/17

Very courteous,knowledgeable & was always on time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Heather Leaver

Canada
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Tour: #186886, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had a fabulous time as well thank you very much. I did enjoy your sense of humor:). Our goal was to make you enjoy every minute touring around in Punta Arenas with us and felt safe and cared for. Hugs to both of you.

Cindy Reveley

Canada
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Tour: Historical Punta Arenas & Straits of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Mar 9/16

Our tour in Punta Arenas had a last minute change in our guide (from Javier to Maritza). Maritza was very enjoyable and the van we toured in was very comfortable for our group of 4. Because of the late change there did seem to be some confusion on what sights we were to see but he did his best to accommodate and all went as best could be expected.

Connie Campbell

United States
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Tour: #160136, Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 19/16

no penguins; alternative tour was given but it was pretty marginal

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The penguin colony was opened and closed several times during the season due to the decreasing number of penguins. It was 100% unforeseeable. We did offer a hike instead,so we drove 125 Kms. round trip to a new trail for hikers which is considered superb by the tourism Board in Chile. Now I know it is not that much. Anyway the customer is always right. Thank you very much to have traveled with us.

David Helm

United States
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Tour: #160136, Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 10/16

Maritza, she is the best 5 out of 5. She took us to a few extras based on our interests and customized the tour to our hopes and desires. Thank you Maritza and I'll be sending you a few great photos!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was so happy to see you were enjoying nature so much as I do. Thank you very much for your interest in knowing about the place I love so much. Still the best birder I have had.

Kenneth W.

United States
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Tour: City Tour in Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Dec 31/15

We had originally planned to take an all-day tour with Maritza, but the penguins did not arrive at the Otway Sound this year, so she adjusted the plans and gave us three-hour city tour of Punta Arenas. We appreciated her knowledge and good spirits, particularly during our tour of the Braun cemetery.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. That was great to meet you all. Kind regards, Maritza