Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Santiago-Valparaiso-Chile by Tour Guide Marcelo L. (Guide #23320)


Andres Langer

United States
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Tour: Cajon del Maipo in the Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Feb 13/19

This was a very enjoyable tour with an excellent guide. Marcelo's English was excellent, he is very personable and he is very knowledgeable not only about facts related to the tour but also about what is going on in the world so we had conversations about numerous topics. The scenery was different than we expected but very pretty. The stop at a traditional restaurant was also very enjoyable. The only small negative was that for 4 passengers there should have been a larger vehicle. Overall, great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andres, for me was a pleasure to work with the four of you..! Thank you very much for your nice review, I really appreciate...! I hope you are enjoying your come back to Chile, big hug, Bye.

Michael Halpern

United States
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Tour: #327227, Santiago Cultural City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 6/19

Felt like a friend was showing us the city he loves. Courteous, friendly, considerate, knowledgeable, and fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Michael, thank you very much for your nice words, I also felt very comfortable with both of you...!!! I send my greetings to you and Caroline, big hug, Marcelo.

Catherine Richardson

New Zealand
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Tour: #327230, Cajon Del Maipo Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 22/19

We had a fantastic day tour with Marcelo exploring the Andes, such a beautiful place and we also loved the wine and food that we enjoyed! Marcelo was friendly and knowledgeable and shares his enthusiasm for the region. An excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Catherine, I am glad to hear about you....!!!! The dessert is ´mote con huesillos´and is our national one...! You have a wonderful family, Grant is great...!!!! A big hug for the 4 of you, hope to see you back in Chile, Bye.....!!!!

Ros Troy

Australia
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Tour: #327230, Cajon Del Maipo Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 20/19

Great day spent with Marcelo who did an awesome job of driving us into the Maipo Canyon, he was kind and considerate as well as a careful driver. We really enjoyed sharing lunch with him in a local restaurant too. Keep up the good work Marcelo, you are an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ros, Thank you very much for your nice review, I am very glad to hear you enjoyed our day together in Cajon del Maipo, I really love the scenery....!!! Big hug for you, bye, Marcelo.

James L.

United States
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Tour: #327230, Cajon Del Maipo Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 18/19

Marcelo was well informed and loves where he lives and what he does. He provided a comprehensive, enjoyable and informative tour. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello James and Gail....!!! Thank you very much for your nice review...!!! Yes, you are right, I love my country and what I do....!!! Hoping you are having a nice time in Peru, big hug for both, Marcelo.

Wendy Bayless

United States
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Tour: #420529, San Antonio Valparaiso Tour and Transfer to Santiago or vice versa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 17/19

Marcelo, our guide for the day was THE BEST! Very friendly, knowledgeable and a great driver! He met us at the cruise terminal (in San Antonio Chile) and drove us all over multiple cities, stopping at good bathrooms and for lunch. He delivered us safely to the airport in Santiag... couldn't have been better! Well done Marcelo! THANKS!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wendy, I am glad you arrived fine to San Francisco and very glad by your nice comments....!!!! Thank you. I hope to see you back in Chile again, I send my greetings to you, Tom and Bleurr, big hug, bye...!!!

Carole Bayard

Canada
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Tour: #420529, San Antonio Valparaiso Tour and Transfer to Santiago or vice versa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 6/19

Marcelo was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He has extra little attentions such as providing bottled water and recommending the best places to eat and visit. We felt safe with him, his driving is impeccable, and he insisted in staying in the car while we went to eat, because our suitcases were in the trunk. We recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carole, Very nice to hear you, I am glad you arrived fine to Montreal....!!! Thank you very much for your comments, lovely, see you next time you visit Chile, big hug to you and Gin....!!!! Marcelo.

Rebecca W.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #327226, Santiago, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar City Tour (or vice versa), Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 5/19

Marcelo is a very agreeable and interesting man to spend a day with! Our walking tour of Valparaíso was at a good pace and we learned a lot, and felt very safe. Vino de Mar was less interesting and I thought we could have spent more time in Santiago instead. Lunch in a local place with someone to guide you is a great experience and something we would not have had the confidence to do on our own after a 12 hour flight!! With only 1 1/2 days in Santiago I'm glad we chose a day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rebecca, thank you very much for your nice comments....!!!! It is very good people know your experience in Chile, even though it was pretty short visit, but always help them, I hope you have wonderful time in Peru, I send my greetings to both of you, best, Marcelo.

Joe Tucker

United States
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Tour: #327230, Cajon Del Maipo Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 2/18

One of the best Guides and best times we have enjoyed. Marcelo is exceptional in knowledge, caring for his clients, and professionalism. He went over and beyond. Took us to two different areas as he learned what are passions were. He tried very hard to locate an Andean Condor for me to photograph. Was happy with the White Tailed Hawk and the Grey-hooded Sierra Finches. THANK YOU, Marcelo!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe, thanks a lot for your comments, you and Linda are very nice people, I really enjoyed my day with you as well.....!!!!! I am sure you will have a wonderful time in´Rapa Nui´, I bet you will get stunning pictures, we´ll get in touch, big hug for both of you, best. Marcelo.

James Pressdee

United Kingdom
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Tour: #327230, Cajon Del Maipo Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

although this tour was cut short because of snow,the road up to the andes was closed by police, I still had a good day out,i would like to say that Marcello's fitting of snow chains to his vehicle showed his determination that the tour could proceed,and it was only the closure of the road that prevented this happening.to compensate Marcello offered to do the tour the next day,unfortunately I couldn't go with this offer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, thank you very much for your nice comments, I was really sad that day because the weather, but policemen in Chile are very strict, I really hope you come back to Chile again and contact me, and hoping you really enjoyed your trip to Peru, we talked about it, remember....? Big hug and nice railways......!!!!! Marcelo.

Philip Fleischmann

United States
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Tour: #327230, Cajon Del Maipo Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

excellent tour, knowledge guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Philip, thank you very much, hoping you are doing well, big hug, best, Marcelo.

Kathleen Cartin

Canada
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Tour: San Antonio Port and Valparaiso and Wine Tour also Transfer to Santiago Hotel, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Mar 14/18

Marcelo was very knowledgeable and personable and his English was very good. He had a very comfortable van (we were a group of 4 coming from a cruise ship with lots of luggage ) . Made a few stops for photos and took us to a beach-view restaurant for lunch and a winery tour. Would certainly recommend him. While he was busy on the day we were going home, he arranged for transportation for our group from the hotel to the airport.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kathleen, thank you very much for your nice comments, I really had a good time with all of you and hoping to see you back in Chile in the next future, best, Marcelo.

Stella Gerschwiler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #327227, Santiago Cultural City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

This is the second time I have booked a city tour with Marcelo, this time for my daughter who had just one day in Santiago and very much wanted to get a feel of it. Marcelo once again came up trumps in every way. Tip top! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stella, thank you very much again, Wow, this is very nice to hear...!!! I send my greetings to Aby, she´s a beautiful lady and I wish she´d come back to Chile again dancing at Santiago´s Opera House, that would be great!!!! I send my best wishes to both of you, big hug, Marcelo.

Dan Hamilton

United States
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Tour: #327228, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Full-day Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

Excellent tour by Marcelo. He met us as we disembarked our cruise ship and gave us a thorough and relaxing tour of Valparaíso and Viña Del Mar before taking us to our hotel in Santiago. I definitely recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Dan....!!!!! I had a very good time with you as well......Hoping the 4 of you feeling much better now at home....!!! Hoping to see you back in Chile again, big hug, Marcelo.

Stella Gerschwiler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #327227, Santiago Cultural City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 6/18

Absolutely great! Marcelo was so good and so incredibly knowledgeable about the city he knows so well. I was driven in a very nice, clean and very comfortable car and Marcelo is smartly dressed and delightful man. He really did a wonderful job of introducing me to Santiago and was a delight to have as a guide. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Absolutely great to work with you Stella, you are a delightful lady as well, Thank you....!!!! I hope you had a wonderful time in Chile and South america, I am very happy you enjoyed me as your guide in Santiago, all my best to you, big hug, Marcelo.

Robert Crowle

SAINT MICHAELS, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Feb 3/18

We just returned from a cruise and wanted to spend the last day seeing the local sites between the port at San Antonio and the city of Santiago. Marcelo met us at the cruise terminal, took us off the beaten path along the shore to Valparaiso then on to Santiago. His English is perfect so we had no problem with the many details he provided along the way. He is very knowledgeable of both Chilean and local history, providing us with a good understanding of the region and its people. Thank you Marcelo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You welcome Jimmy...!! I really had a wonderful time with both of you as well, very nice people..!! I was watching the map of the USA and I have a better idea the place were you live. I am very glad the Eagles win the Super Bowl last sunday, congratulations....!!!! Big hug tou you and Janet, best, Marcelo.

Diane Doeksen

United States
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Tour: #327227, Santiago Cultural City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Enjoyed tour with marcelo. Was very interesting, would recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Diane, greetings for both of you, hoping see you back in Chile, best, Marcelo.

David Fuson

United States
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Tour: #327226, Santiago, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar City Tour (or vice versa), Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 17/18

Picked us up from ship with lots of luggage in very comfortable van that had room for the 4 guests and totally enjoyed our tour. Very good English and knowledgeable about many places and current events. Would highly recommend Marcelo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David, I really enjoyed the tour with all of you, best, Marcelo.

Sharon Leonard

United States
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Tour: #327230, Cajon Del Maipo Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 6/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon, thank you very much for your nice comments, I really had a very nice day with you, good sense of humor....!!! I really hope you enjoy your next experience in antartica, best....!! Marcelo.

Kelleen Kiely

United States
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Tour: #327230, Cajon Del Maipo Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

Great tour. We learned a lot about Chile overall while visiting Cajon del Maipo. Marcelo was attentive but not overbearing, knowledgeable and willing to answer all of our questions. He was also the only guide I could find willing to do a tour on Christmas Day (did the trip before celebrating with family). Recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo Kelleen, yes I did, thank you very much for your nice comments!!!! Best.

Rulon Richards

Spring, 77379, United States
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Tour: #327227, Santiago Cultural City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 24/17

Marcelo is an excellent guide. He arrived to pick us up when he said he was, he was well organized and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time with him and appreciated his knowledge of Santiago and Chile. Even though we were having the tour on Christmas Eve, and he had a family at home, he did not rush us and wanted us to enjoy his city and his country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments Rulon, big hug for both of you, happy new year..!!!!!

Wayne Rudisill

United States
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Tour: Valparaiso to Santiago Private Transfer & City Tour (or viceversa), Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Dec 20/17

Marcelo gave us a wonderful tour which showed us the sites of Valparaiso and the countryside before we continued on into Santiago. We had lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Santiago that was delightful. Marcelo was very informative and friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comments Wayne, have a happy new year 2018!!!!!!

Debra Guerra

United States
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Tour: #327227, Santiago Cultural City Tour Wine Tour and Transfer to San Antonio Port, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 8/17

Marcelo did an excellent job. He customized the tour to include things my husband wanted to see. He was knowledgeable and communicated with us easily in English. We we able to see a lot of sights in the half day allotted. We also had a winery tour which was very interesting (even though we've been on a lot of them), and tasting. Overall and fantastic way to spend our day and well worth the price we paid.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Debra, I am very glad for your nice comments, thank you very much...!! I hope your ´futbol´national team has a good performance in Russia, unfortunately we will watch the event from home.....take care, bye bye, big hug...

Joy Merrow

United States
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Tour: #327228, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Full-day Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

Marcelo was very flexible and easy to work with coordinating our tour. Our original tour date had to be cancelled due to our flight being delayed. We were able to move our tour to a different date. Marcelo is very knowledgeable of the areas we visited and made the trip comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joy, I hope both of you are doing well, thanks a lot for your comments, your postcard was delivered on time, hope to see you back in Chile again, best regards, Marcelo.