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


Bill Phillips

United States
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Tour: #284884, Tour in Valparaiso & Casablanca Wine Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 24/20

Hugo is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. We would recommend him to anyone looking for local insights into Valparaiso history, culture and current events.

Donald Newkirk

United States
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Tour: #284884, Tour in Valparaiso & Casablanca Wine Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 22/20

Hugo is an outstanding guide. His English excellent. He was at the port on time and waiting for us. The van we used was like new and comfortable. Hugo made a plan for the day and stayed on time. During the day he shared his knowledge of Chile, in geography, politics, history,economy and social issues. It was very informative. Hugo also arranged a wonderful tour and wine tasting at Casas del Bosque. He made sure we were back on our ship in plenty of time before departure.

Leigh Glaser

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 12/20

We had a delightful day with Hugo. He is extremely professional, caring and has extensive knowledge which was easily imparted, ensuring we learnt a great deal on our tour. All options and recommendations offered were tailored to our areas of interest and nothing was too much trouble for him. We loved the little local restaurant he found for lunch and enjoyed a morning coffee break by the the sea at a local cafe. We highly recommend Hugo. Thanks for an enjoyable and memorable day, Hugo.

Stuart Leibsohn

Calabasas, CA, United States
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Tour: Wineries and Santiago Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Jan 4/20

Hugo has been a guide for a long time and it shows. English is perfect and very knowledgeable. Took us to premium wineries where we had tastings with the Owner. Really made the 4 days we spent with him a great experience. Highly recommend. We have been to over 55 countries and over 500 cities in the world so we can compare to many other guides and he is one of the best.

Mary-Lou G.

United States
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Tour: #284883, Tour Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Hugo is a top-rate professional: from prompt responses to pre-booking Qs to returning us to our ship right on time. From our ship at San Antonio he drove us in his immaculate roomy van, with fascinating commentary enroute to his super tour of Valparaiso, where he expertly evaded big groups. Next: a premium Casablanca winery (no bus groups!) on an elegant estate for an upscale tasting and lunch with gorgeous views at a patio table he reserved for us. He is gracious, charming, FUN, and kind. Gracias, Hugo!!

Richard Blomberg

United States
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Tour: #373332, San Antonio and Valparaiso or Santiago Tour or vice versa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 24/19

Hugo is the absolute best. His knowledge of the area and his love for for it are obvious. He speaks English fluently. He drives magnificently. He is totally sensitive to your needs and interests. He's a pleasure to be with and has a wonderful sense of humor. You cannot do any better.

Anthony Van Schaick

United States
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Tour: Maipo wine tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Feb 21/19

Wonderful tour. Wineries were interesting, and Hugo took us to a great lunch spot. Good time - highly recommend.

Bridget Lane

United States
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Tour: #373332, San Antonio and Valparaiso or Santiago Tour or vice versa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 16/19

Hugo is the best. We had completed a 14 day cruise from Buenos Aires to San Antonio and were required to leave the ship by 8 AM but had a flight back to the USA at 10:30 PM. Hugo to the rescue. He gave us tour that included Pablo Neruda's sea side home, amazing views and murals in Valparaiso, stops in coastal villages and a great boutique winery tour. Along the way he proved to have incredible knowledge of history and Chilean politics. Our day with Hugo was another trip highlight.

Robert Woods

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 14/19

We had a most enjoyable morning walking around the city with Hugo. He was a great guide, very knowledgeable and pleasant company. I would highly recommend this tour.

Douglas Bye

United States
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Tour: #373332, San Antonio Port Transfer to Santiago, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 13/19

Hugo was great! He was on time to meet us and provided a wealth of information about Chile and Santiago.

Shelly Likosar

United States
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Tour: #373332, San Antonio and Valparaiso or Santiago Tour or vice versa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 6/19

Hugo was fabulous. He very knowledgeable and took us to beautiful views we would have never found on our own.

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.

Cathy Wood

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: Oct 18/18

Having never used Tours By Locals before, I booked 5 tours while in South America! All were fab, so if you're not sure, just go ahead and book. Hugo was my favourite tour guide of the trip (all get 5 stars!). He was completely fluent in English, could chat about anything and everything, adapts to your needs (we like to walk a lot). He was intelligent, knowledgeable, humorous and an excellent tour guide. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. His car was spotless and water was provided.

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

San Jose, CA, 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.