Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Santiago-Valparaiso-Chile by Tour Guide Joaquin C. (Guide #27985)

Valerie Foster

United States

Tour: #506808, Guided Maipo Valley Panoramic Tour - Mountain lagoon - Valerie Foster x5, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 1/19

We enjoyed the tour, however our guide could have been a bit more interesting and informative etc. I understand that his specialty is guiding hikers and we were in more of just a sightseeing tour but it would have been nice to have more interaction. He spoke with the driver a lot of the tour. Our tour was just a long drive with lunch and two viewpoint stops. Beautiful scenery but not so eventful. Joaquin was very kind and sweet, but he could gain more experience or should incorporate more into his tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Valerie, Thanks for your feedback, I understand your point, I had a different route and interesting stops but we needed to change the itinerary because of the date (January 1th where the Police did close the road because of the crowds.) I did spoke a lot about interesting things like geology for example, where I discussed more in depth about that with part of your group. On the way back we needed to take the same soad back because of the traffic so I left the group some space. Regards Joaquin

Patrick Ross

United States

Tour: #506808, El Morado Hanging Glacier, Maipo Valley Full Day Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 10/18

I hiked the El Morado hiking tour with Joaquin last week. I am a seasoned "day hiker" who has hiked all over the world. This hike was one of the most dramatic hikes I have ever taken. The pictures do not do it justice. The scenery even at the start of the hike was breathtaking. In addition, Joaquin was professional, thorough, engaging, and overall a stellar young man to lead the hike. Safety was first, conversation second, and the scenery spoke for itself. I cannot over-recommend this hike.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patrick! Thank you so much, it makes me so proud and happy to hear this, it's one of my favorites hikes and it's my pleasure to share it with excellent guests like you! Kind regards and take care, Joaquin