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


Lynette Smith

United States
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Tour: #186886, Highlights of Punta Arenas and pampas scenery, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

Maritza was lively energetic and warm. We recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I am happy yo know you liked the ride to Tehuelches. Muchísimas gracias por el regalo tan lindo con todo lo que había adentro. Estoy feliz de verdad. Cariños a todos.

Eileen Austin

United States
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Tour: #186886, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 8/20

Highly recommend Martiza for your guide of Punta Arenas! My husband and I had a wonderful time with her. She had an excellent driver and a very comfortable van. So, she was able to devote her entire time to describing the sights and culture for us. One of our favorite activities was to visit the Magellan ship museum where a replica of Magellan's ship was on display!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for that wonderful review,sincerely. I have been practising every single tip about photography and I have been improving a lot. Fortunately, you could make it safe back to Santiago we had lots of cancellations a week after and I guess everywhere was the same. I hope you two are safe back home the same as your family. Take care and as it says everywhere stay home. A warm greeting and hugs for both of you from the windy Punta Arenas. All the best, Maritza

Anne Fernando

United States
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Tour: #382682, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 28/20

Maritza was wonderful and very obliging and pleasant, was on time, comfortable and clean transportation, drove u to the magellanic reserve, and it was a wonderful hiking experience for all of us the views from there of Punta Arenas and the Magellan strait was spectacular. she then did a city tour and gave us time for lunch, we went to the Sara Braums, house, the Cemetery and was willing to take us to a Museum, although we were tired and opted out of it, very informative and I would highly recommend her .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating! You have no idea how happy I am. That was a great opportunity to meet you all. Thank you very much for your smiles and the great time we had together. My best regards, Maritza.

Richard Ratcliff

United States
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Tour: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Feb 17/20

Maritza made it a great experience. Had lots of information about the area and life there. Was willing to take time and stop wherever we wanted. I would highly recommend her and Tours by Locals that made the entire experience easy and a pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I am so happy to know you did enjoy the tour with me. Hugs to every one!

Susan Lee

United Kingdom
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Tour: Torres del Paine National Park, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Feb 10/20

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Maritza. She is an excellent guide and knows the park extremely well. It was a long, tiring but super day. Many thanks, Maritza!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a great company, for your questions, your interest in our culture and for an enjoyable time with both of you. Maritza

Pauline H.

United States
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Tour: #382682, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 6/20

What a wonderful time our group of 5 seniors had with Maritza. The vehicle was clean and very comfortable, the drive was excellent and was by the door at every stop and had a step placed to make entering and exiting the van easy. Maritza took us to a place for lunch that definitely was a "locals" only (per our request) and we had a wonderful lunch of empanadas and corn pie. Maritza is very knowledgeable of the area and gave us a great tour. Thank you Maritza for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You have no idea how happy I am to know you enjoyed the tour with us. Thank you for your interest, your question and the great smiles. Hugs for everyone!

Nicole Strandt

Germany
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Tour: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Feb 4/20

Eine super Tour. Die Pinguin Insel war super. Wir sind wirklich direkt an den Pinguinen vorbei gelaufen oder die auch vor uns her. Die Stadtrundfahrt und das Museum waren ebenfalls schön. Maritza ist sehr flexibel. Sie hat für uns den Tag optimal gestaltet. Vielen Dank

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for everything. You made my Day! All the best for you and your family.

Sharon Yopp

United States
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Tour: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Feb 2/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. I hope you have enjoyed the tour with me. Sorry the boat trip was canceled due to bad weather conditions. My kind regards, 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.

Jeffrey Levy

United States
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Tour: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Jan 1/20

Maritza was a wonderful guide. She worked with us before our trip to make the perfect tour. When circumstances beyond her control caused part of our tour to be cancelled she was very professional and assisted us in creating a truly spectacular day. She met us at the cruise terminal and took us to all of the best spots in Punta Arenas, Chile. Her English is excellent and she was very knowledgeable on history. She accommodated our needs as we had some folks with walking difficulties. Highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this great feedback. You have no idea how happy I am to know you did enjoy the tour with me and thanks again to everyone in your wonderful family. :)

Oleg Vishnevetski

United States
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Tour: #195942, Patagonia and Estancias (We need to check the estancia availability before booking), Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Wonderful guide and a very pleasant person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than yo uso much! I am so happy you have enjoyed the estancias with us! Regards to everyone!

David Murray

Canada
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Tour: #391684, Fuerte Bulnes, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

This is only 3 stars because Marzita was only a Driver, and not a Guide who spoke about the town. She was on time at the pier. She then took us towards the abandoned fort where we were to join a group tour to start soon. She is a safe driver. At our request she delivered us to a good restaurant in town, and fetched us later for a panoramic view of the town. As she drove us back to the ship I asked her about family & what her husband did for his job. She replied "He's a Driver, like me". That says it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback I am sure it Will be very useful for future services. I hope you did enjoy my company as I did yours. All the best for both of you. My kind regards, Maritza

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.

Eran Hammer

United States
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Tour: #186886, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 24/19

Had a wonderful afternoon with Maritza, walking around town and getting a sense of the place.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. All the best!

Peter Edwards

United Kingdom
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Tour: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date: Feb 14/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. It helps me to improve services all the time. All the best, 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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Lou Kaucic

United States
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Tour: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
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: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
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: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
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: #382682, Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
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: #382682, Condense 3 days Torres del Paine National Park combines, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes, Chile    view tour
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: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
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: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
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: Penguins and Highlights of Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
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!!