Richard TaffetRockville, MARYLAND, United States
Mauricio and his driver were exceptional in every way. His knowledge of Chile and Santiago were wonderful as we toured the Chilean wine country and old and modern Santiago. He took us to a fabulous restaurant in the famous Central Market. Our walking tour was at the perfect pace, especially for us, as we are in our early 70s. Mauricio picked us up at the cruise terminal in San Antonio and after an amazing 8+ hour tour dropped us off at the Santiago airport. A wonderful way to end our So America trip.
Cesar RomanSan Juan, PR, United States
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.
Our guide Mauricio was excellent and gave us a very good tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much was a pleasure to meet you. Yours, Mauricio
Keith WittieUnited States
Mauricio was absolutely fantastic. Very worth the money. I would use him again in a heart beat. He exposed us to some of the most local restaurants and wines. His knowledge of the area and wines really was appreciated by our group. I will definitely recommend him to my friends. His command of the English language was excellent.
Carolyn MaynorUnited States
Mauricio was great! Very informative, fun, and charismatic. We had a great time! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Will be my pleasure :)
Brandon RobersUnited States
Mauricio was wonderful. Company arranged the tour on very little notice - we booked the afternoon before. Mauricio told us he got word a 2-3 in the morning. He put together a personalized trip around Santiago tailored for us (with two kids age 4 and 7). We hit the highlights, and talked about the political history of the City, but also stopped at horse stables and an ice cream store. He was flexible and accommodating, his conversation as engaging, and his knowledge of the area thorough. Excellent!
Joseph W.United States
Mauricio was a great tour guide. Great personality, very knowledgeable about the area, and he customized the tour based on our preferences. He took us to a great restaurant off the beaten path and did all the ordering for us. He has great knowledge of the local wines. Would book him again. Thanks Mauricio!!!
David TysonBolton, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
Fabulous tour with Mauricio. The organic vineyard was fascinating and the wine tasting most enjoyable. We then went to Valparaiso which was beautiful once you got away from the commercial port area. All in all a great tour enhanced by Mauricio's enthusiasm and his obvious love for his job coupled with his excellent English
Mary HermannUnited States
I reserved remotely for a friend who is on her honeymoon and Mauricio was great! Even gave me a great restaurant recommendation for their dinner reservation and they loved it. The couple loved the tour and said it was a perfect introduction to Santiago that set them up for the rest of their stay. Thanks so much for allowing me to give them such a great gift!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, They deserved it :) Best regards, Mauricio
Jacqueline N.United States
Mauricio picked us up at the Cruise Port in San Antonio and we spent a wonderful day with him in Valparaiso. He was very knowledgeable about the City and we were able to see all the highlights. He also took us to a delightful restaurant for an excellent meal. He suggested that, as we had the time, we visit a boutique winery which we thoroughly enjoyed. Mauricio was an excellent guide and a great person!
Mary Lynn HowieUnited States
Mauricio was right on time and full of energy meeting us at the port. He had pre-arranged a tour of a beautiful winery and showed us parts of Santiago that we could not have seen on a bus tour. He even took us to a great local restaurant to get authentic Chilean cuisine, but is very flexible to what his passengers desire. He was very conscious of our flight time and got us to the airport just before the Delta terminal opened.
Karl FacerUnited Kingdom
Great Day, many many thanks.
James AckermanUnited States
We had a fabulous time! Mauricio spoke excellent English, and was extremely entertaining. We visited an excellent winery and then had a relaxing lunch. We explored a town known for its pottery, and got to our cruise ship with time to spare. Thanks to all!
Susan (Sue) WraggAustralia
We had a wonderful day with Maurizio. After deciding our preferences for the meal, he drove us to the chaotic Vego market where we proceeded to buy the ingredients. He explained fruit and vegetables we saw that we were not familiar with. We then drove to his house with Maurizio explaining many aspects of Chilean life. We cooked and ate a delicious meal with matching wine. It is always a privilege to visit a family home when travelling, and with the cooking and recipes we greatly enjoyed our day.
Stephen SpencerUnited States
Mauricio is a very engaging and charming individual. I hired him at very short notice and he was able to put together an introductory tour to Chile spanning 1 1/2 day, which included Casablanca Valley, Valpareiso and downtown Santiago (and much more). In addition, he is very knowledgeable about wines -- and not just Chilean ones. His van is very clean and spacious.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Stephen ,hope you come back to visit other very interesting places. Yours , Mauricio
Very informative tour by a knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about the history and culture of Santiago.
Steven W.United Kingdom
Mauricio is a true gentleman, I am new to wine drinking but learnt more in the drive to the first winery then I did in three days of tasting in California. His knowledge was amazing. The winery's we visited were exceptional as was the lunch we had at a local chillean restaurant. Possibly one of the best day trips I have ever taken. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: There was my pleasure to meet you ,hope you come back.let me know how was the Carmenere (Envero) and call me for any question you have about Chilean wines and food ;) Yours,
Grant McAlpineUnited Kingdom
Not only does Mauricio have a deep and mature understanding of food and the ideals of food connected with culture and human interaction he, through being a tourist guide in the locality for many years, was able to impart detailed Chilean history along the way. A very good afternoon and a pleasure to exchange food ideas with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grant, There was my pleasure to meet you and share my culture with you.Hope you come back and enjoy some cooking in my house :) Hope you enloy dinner in the restaurant i recommended Kindest regards, The kiwi man :) LOL....
Phyllis JacksonMontgomery, ALABAMA, United States
This review is long overdue. We were Mauricio's first clients to experience the Chilean Cooking Experience. His exuberance for Chilean wine and food just oozes out from every dimension of his being. It was charming to have part of the experience from his home. Venturing out to the very local vegetable market and seafood market was an experience in itself prior to the preparation of our food. It was a great adventure and if ever I go back to Santiago, we would do it again just to spend time with Mauricio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phyllis, There was my pleasure to meet you and my home will be always open for yoy. Sincerely yours, Mauricio
Barbara SicoUnited States
Our family had an amazing day with Mauricio. His knowledge of the history and geography of Chile, as well as his experise in wine were very impressive. We all love wine and were excited to learn so much about the various processes of wine making along with wine tasting. The lunch stop was our favorite meal of the trip, it was awesome! Thanks for a great day and showing us some of the best parts of Chile!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, there was really my pleasure to meet such a great family,it was so much fun to share with them and hope you come back to Patagonia and bring your other daughter :) Sincerely yours,