Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Santiago-Valparaiso-Chile by Tour Guide Hugo A. (Guide #12946)


Ann Jakeman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #284884, Tour in Valparaiso & Casablanca Wine Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 7/18

Outstanding day in Valparaiso and at the winery. Hugo knows so much and took us on a most informative walk through Valparaiso including funicular rides before we went for a premium experience wine tasting trip. Far superior wines to those being offered to the larger tour groups. Hugo's English is excellent and he is happy to answer any questions you have. A perfect day and we would not hesitate to recommend Hugo to anyone thinking of using him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ann for your comments.I feel very happy to know that our day in Valparaiso and wine region was good for you.I really enjoyed to share a nice walk and talk with you and your friends.You are a wonderful group,always smiling and making jokes.I fell full of positive energy with people like you.I hope you had enjoyed that wonderfull rosé wine from Casas del bosque. All the best for you.Merry Christmas. Hugo.

Richard Peterson

United States
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Tour: #284882, Santiago like a local including a stroll in a traditional markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Excellent tour with Hugo! Highlighted important sites in 4 hours and provided not just information but wonderful context with his descriptions and answers to our questions. Speaks beautiful English, VERY knowledgeable, thoughtful and anticipatory. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Richard for your comments.I really enjoyed to talk with you so many different subjects about our countries and people.A good tour is 50% local guide and 50% people like you who show a real interest to know about the country.Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy your visit to Chile and Argentina. Regards, Hugo.

Nilka Rodriguez

United States
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Tour: #284883, Tour Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

We took a tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar with Hugo, and also were able to add a visit to Casas del Bosque in Casablanca valley, one of the top wineries in this area. Hugo has a LOT of experience and was extremely knowledgeable. He took us on a walk in Valparaiso, we had the freedom to stop, drink a coffee within the beauty of this place streets.... an unique and relaxing experience. I recommend to Valparaiso to everyone visiting Santiago, this was definitely our trip highlight.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nilka thank you very much for your comments.I am very happy to know that you enjoyed our trip to Valparaiso.Thank you and Javier to allow me to share a great walk and a wonderful coffee break enjoying the magic of the old colorful port. I hope to see you again. All the best, Hugo.

Timothy M.

United States
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Tour: #284883, Tour Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Aug 27/18

We had a very enjoyable day with Hugo. He is extremely friendly, knowledgeable about an amazing variety of topics, and speaks English fluently. He was flexible with the final timing and sequence of stops that we could use this trip also as our airport drop-off, and he adjusted the tour to accommodate the different weather conditions that day. Highly recommended tour and guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Timothy.Thank you very much for your comments.I really enjoyed our day in Valparaiso.Thank you to share with me nice walks in Valparaiso exploring the old port. Hope to see you again. Hugo.

Brian Englishman

United States
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Tour: Casablanca & Valparaiso Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Jul 11/18

Hugo completely exceeded our expectations! He helped us create a custom tour based on the things we wanted to do, where we wanted to go and when we wanted to do it. Very flexible and helpful in selecting wineries, restaurants and sites. He showed us some hidden gems in Valparaíso where he lived for five years. During our drive from place to place he gave us interesting facts about Chile, Santiago, Valparaíso and answered any and all questions that we had. Very intelligible! Cannot recommend Hugo enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Brian and Katherine for your comments.I really enjoyed our walk in Valparaiso.I am sure the painting that reflects so well what Valparaiso is, will look wonderful in your house.I hope too see you again. Best Regards. Hugo.

Jim Wideman

Canada
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Tour: Private Tour Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Coastal Cities and Transfer to Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Mar 6/18

Hugo was amazing. Very knowledgeable and he took all of our needs into account . He adjusted the tour so that we could see what we wanted to see. Would recommend him very highly. We give him five stars.

Robert Rabinowitz

United States
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Tour: #284882, Santiago like a local including a stroll in a traditional markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

Hugo took us on a half day tour of Santiago. We wanted an overview of Santiago with some Jewish cultural highlights. Hugo went above and beyond anything we had hoped for. He tailored the tour just for us. He's extremely interesting, interested, and knowledgeable. Hugo is wonderful. We highly recommend him.

Stanley Phillips

United States
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Tour: Private Tour Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Coastal Cities and Transfer to Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Feb 16/18

Hugo was great. His English was very good He was friendly, very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. He recommended a place to eat next to hotel and it was extremely good. I sas very happy with Hugo as a guide and would use him again if ever there was the chance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Stanley thank you very much for your kind comments.For me was a great pleasure to have shared with you a wonderful day in Valparaiso . I hope you enjoy the cruise to Miami. All the best for you. Hugo.

Eric Wilson

United States
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Tour: #284882, Santiago like a local including a stroll in a traditional markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

Hugo has a very pleasant, engaging personality and was a pleasure to spend the day with. He also is extremely knowledgeable about the history, culture and politics of Santiago. We highly recommend him.

Lee Askew

United States
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Tour: Private Tour Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Coastal Cities and Transfer to Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Jan 29/18

Hugo was just excellent. Knowledgable and engaging he was one of th e best we have ever had.

Brian Rummins

Australia
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Tour: #373332, San Antonio Port with Tour and Transfer, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 28/18

Lawrence Schanzmeyer

United States
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Tour: #284882, Santiago like a local including a stroll in a traditional markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 23/18

Hugo Alarcon Sandoval was an excellent guide. He is a Chilean native and knows the history of his country and Santiago very well. He pointed out many interesting features of the historical buildings and included many historical references into his dialogue. Besides all that, we found him to be friendly and his English was flawless Lawrence Schanzmeyer

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Lawrence for your wonderful comments.I feel very happy to know that you enjoyed our tour together. It was very nice to meet you.

George Thomson

Australia
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Tour: #284883, Private Tour Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

We were lucky enough to get Hugo as our tour guide on 20/1/18 for a tour of Santiago & on 21/1/18 for tour of Casas del Bosque winery to be followed by tour of Valparaíso to join our cruise ship. We would rate him 5 out 5.He is charming,His knowledge of every aspect ( history,social,geography etc) was superlative. We would recommend him to everyone Sincerely George Thomson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much John for your wonderful comments.It was a pleasure to meet you.

Junalyn Grunig

United States
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Tour: Santiago Highlights Private Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Jan 20/18

Excellent tour. Would highly recommend Hugo. Very informative and friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Junalyn for your wonderful comments.It was a pleasure to share with you a great day in Santiago.

George Thomson

Australia
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Tour: #284882, Santiago like a local including a stroll in a traditional markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

We were lucky enough to get Hugo as our tour guide on 20/1/18 for a tour of Santiago & on 21/1/18 for tour of Casas del Bosque winery to be followed by tour of Valparaíso to join our cruise ship. We would rate him 5 out 5.He is charming,His knowledge of every aspect ( history,social,geography etc) was superlative. We would recommend him to everyone Sincerely George Thomson

Dennis Osborn

United States
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Tour: #286312, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 17/18

Hugo met us at the designated time and place where he said he would meet us. Hugo is extremely well versed in English and knowledgeable about Chile and the history of its culture. He was very patient and accommodating for our group of six. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide in the future.

Kathy Riddle

United States
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Tour: #286312, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 7/18

Hugo was an excellent tour guide. Hugo met us at Santiago Airport promptly and was professional, knowledgeable and friendly throughout the tour. He was flexible and customized our Tour based on our interests and time. He stopped at an excellent restaurant for Chilean Empanadas that were great and gave us an opportunity to try the local cuisine. I would highly recommend Hugo - his English is excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kathy for your wonderful comments.It was nice to meet you and share a great day.

Martyn J.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #284883, Private Tour Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Hugo was very knowledgeable and friendly and he found us a very good local cafe for lunch - excellent tour.

Martyn J.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #284882, Santiago like a local including a stroll in a traditional markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

Hugo was very knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent tour.

Gary Kelemen

United States
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Tour: #284883, Private Tour Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 7/17

My wife and I booked this tour in advance of our cruise out of San Antonio, Chile. Our tour guide, Hugo, is extremely knowledgeable about Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina Del mar and his English is excellent. The winery tour was well done and fun. Hugo's vehicle was clean and well maintained. As agreed to prior to booking, Hugo delivered us to our hotel in San Antonio after the tour. I highly recommend this tour and guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gary and Gloria how are you.Thank you very much for your kind comments about our tour together.It is great to know that you enjoyed the tour,I know you were very tired that day so what is most important is to do the tour comfortable for you. All the best you,merry Christmas. Hugo.

Harold Sanditen

United Kingdom
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Tour: Private Tour Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Coastal Cities and Transfer to Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Nov 27/17

We really enjoyed our tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso with Hugo. He's very knowledgable of all of Chile, and a lovely guy to boot. Would highly recommend him as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Harold how are you.Thank you very much for your comments about our tour to Valparaiso.I really enjoyed our great walk and nice talks on the hills of Valparaiso enjoying the best views. It was a wonderful experience to share with you both a great day. Thank you very much,all the best for you. Merry Christmas. Hugo.

Erik Knutson

United States
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Tour: #284883, Private tour to Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

Our tour with Hugo was amazing! He was timely and extremely friendly. His knowledge of the history, people, geography and natural resources of Chile was endless, but always fascinating. He personalized our tour and his passion for Chile was obvious and infectious. We recommend Hugo to any travelers to Chile. Our tour was to Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar - Hugo also gave great advice for our remaining travels throughout Chile - we will follow his recommendations and know they will be enjoyable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Erik how are you.Thank you very much for your comments about our tour together in Valparaiso.I hope you enjoy every place you visit in Chile.It was very nice to meet you and a pleasure to share with you our trip to Valparaiso. Best regards, Hugo.

Howard Braverman

Ft LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
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Tour: #284882, Santiago like a local including a stroll in a traditional markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Hugo, is a great guide with a passion for his country. He was most informative on the city tour of Santiago, and explained the political history of Chile very well. He was also extremely accommodating.. He picked us up from the airport and was right on time with a posted sign. We came in early and our room wasn't ready st the hotel, but he suggested that we start the tour earlier. He graciously waited while we got organized at the hotel. I highly recommend him as a tour guide in Santiago Chile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Howard thank you very much for wonderful comments about our tour together in Santiago.I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Chile may be you will come back in the future.I really enjoyed to share with you both a great time walking Santiago.A great pleasure to meet you. All the best for you. Hugo.

Robert Lunt

South Africa
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Tour: Private Tour Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Coastal Cities and Transfer to Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Sep 11/17

Hugo organised a bespoke tour for us to visit the local bakeries and taste the local bread. It was well organised and very informative. Further to this he took us on a wonderful day trip of the city and surrounding areas. He is very knowledgeable about the city, the country and the continent. A great trip Hugo thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr.Lunt thank very much for your wonderful comments about our tour together in Valparaíso.For me this was a wonderful opportunity to share with you both a great walk and conversation in Valparaíso. All the best, Hugo.

Charles C.

United States
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Tour: #284883, Private tour to Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 7/17

Hugo was kind, accommodating and sincerely concerned about providing a tour ideally suited to our interests. He is quite knowledgeable and his English speaking skills are flawless. Certainly one of the best local guides I have ever encountered during my travels.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles Thank you for your nice review and I love what I do Many Thanks Hugo

Ken Waithman

Canada
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Tour: Valparaiso & Wine Tour and Santiago Tour with transfer to Airport, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Jan 22/17

It is a great way to get from Vaparaiso to Santiago after disembarking from a cruise ship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ken for your wonderful comments.It was very nice to meet you and share a great day.

Victoria Geddes

Australia
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Tour: #286312, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 20/17

Hugo is a wonderful tour guide and extremely knowledgeable.Together we worked out how to make the most of the time we had. He is an excellent driver and his English is very fluent.