Ronald Van DammeAustralia
Thanks to Javier for making our day memorable. The hike was quite arduous ( for us) . His experience helped enormously. Javier knew the trail intimately and was able to give us great advice on pace and how to manage the different terrains. He was happy to let us take our time, with rest and photo opportunities. Having a private guide was the best decision we made for the hike. We could not praise Javier more highly.
Terryl Morris-AdamsUnited States
Javier is the man! I hired him for the French Valley part of the W. He is so knowledgable about TDP and I learned so much from him. He is very passionate about giving tours and this was apparent within the first few minutes I met him. Javier, thanks for such an amazing day. I give him a 10/10.
Jayanth SwathirajanUnited States
Jayanth SwathirajanUnited States
Javier was an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the Torres del Paine National park & the surrounding area! We did the 1 day hike to the base of Torres del Paine & via coordination, was able to extend it to a night camping & an extra day of smaller hikes. He provided all the camping equipment and made all the plans. Javier was responsive throughout the planning process. I highly recommend Javier as a guide, we could not have had the complete experience if we hadn't worked with him.
Barbara CarryerUnited States
We found Javier personable and VERY helpful. We had a most wonderful day, great hike and recommend his services at the highest level.
This was one of the best and most challenging hikes we've ever done! Javier is super experienced, knowledgeable and adapts both pace and itinerary to the needs and ability of his clients. We spent three full days with him and enjoyed every minute of it. Everything is well organized, on time and all delivered with a smile and great conversation all along. Cannot recommend him more to anyone who is up for a fun and challenging adventures in Patagonia.
Archana SaxenaUnited States
Absolutely amazing tour! Our guide Javier, made sure we had an amazing experience in addition to being super friendly and an awesome human being. Loved this trip! Highly recommended.
Javier has tailored the tour according to our capacity and interest . His knowledge of the area is extensive and commentary is always interesting. Food provided is excellent! We have really enjoyed the tour, highlight of our South America trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much for your comments Shane, my work is always much more fun with people interested and prepared like you are, greetings to your mother. enjoy the rest of your trip and have a good flight back home!
Benjamin Andrew S.United States
Fantastic trip. Javier managed all aspects of our 2 week excursion through the beautiful Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina. He led our W tour and arranged for transportation, great hotels and guides for our trip to the Perrito Moreno glacier and three days of hiking in El Chalten. The drivers were prompt and courteous, the travel coordinator always available, the guides were excellent providing insight into the geography, flora, fauna and tips on drinking Mate. We were pampered. Muchas Gracias
Graham BlockUnited States
Javier is amazing. He is extremely knowledgable about the area and the country as a whole. He knows the best way to avoid the crowds as much as possible and the perfect places to get a sense of how awesome the park is. Lunch was fantastic (he makes his own bread!) and it was great to just sit and talk with him. A must if you are going to the park.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Graham you´re a wonderful couple guys, looks happy and motivated to learn about the area, that makes my work much easier no doubt. I wish you the best in this new parents life, I hope you both never stop traveling is the best way to learn and discover the world. send my greetings to leigh!
Wonderful day with Javier, who adopted the tour to our needs, had great local knowledge and is just a lovely person to have as a guide in such a special place. Delicious packed lunch was unexpected and very welcome.
We really enjoyed our time at TDP National Park with Javier. He was very friendly, informative, knew a lot about the mountains and understood the type of trip we were after. He organised our trip including transport really well and was waiting for us at the border as planned which was perfect. We felt very comfortable in his company. Thanks so much Javier
We can't recommend Javier highly enough. He has a passion for the mountains and is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide who made our trip memorable. Miguel and I especially enjoyed discussing the geology, flora and fauna of the area with him. In all my years of travel, he's the best guide I've come across. If you're thinking of booking with Javier then please do it. Your trip will be so much better with his expertise. Tif and Miguel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much for your comment Tif and Miguel. this kind of experiences are really memorable when people are interested to know different themes asking and sharing his knowledge like you two. I hope to see you both again around here, enjoy your Chilean Break, Javier.
Jean Louis GuinchardUnited States
Javier hands down was the most incredible guide I've ever had. Javier was not only one of the most genuinely good-hearted people I've ever met, he was also the most informative guide that I've ever come across. He knew every detail about the trail when it came to wildlife, cultural history, rock formations, geological history, you name it he knew it in detail and loved sharing that knowledge with you. Javier will be my life-long friend, thanks for the incredible experience and can't wait to meet up again!
Lisa SchillerUnited States
We are so happy we chose Tours By Locals, especially Javier as our guide. He not only spoke perfect English, he was so incredibly knowledgeable about all things Chilean - a walking encyclopedia! He met us in advance to discuss the food, gear, checked our fitness levels and spoke at great length about the terrain for the hike. He also helped to arrange transportation! I would 100% recommend Javier - a 5-Star rating isn't enough! Richard, Lisa, Taylor & Kendall, Austin TX.