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


Sharon Yopp

United States
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Tour: #524046, Valparaiso - Santiago guided tour!, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 6/20

Joaquin was a wonderful guide. He was there to greet us when we got off the cruise ship and suggested a tour of a nearby bird sanctuary, which we loved. His suggestion for lunch was outstanding. He was nice and thoughtful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review, Sharon! It was a real pleasure meeting you!

Christopher Schuh

Australia
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Tour: #518162, Horseback riding Santiago Chile, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 5/20

The horse riding tour with Joaquin was excellent. He is very friendly and knowledgeable and a very good English speaker. The horse ride took us up a mountain to the East of Santiago, with great views back across the city and towards the higher peaks. The horses were great and beginners would feel comfortable riding them. This tour is a great way to get out of the city and explore the surrounding countryside on horseback. I would highly recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christopher, Thanks for your feedback! It was a real pleasure to show you the surroundings of Santiago and to take you on one of my favorite activities, horseback riding with my friends, the arrieros. Best regards and I hope to see you again here, Joaquín

Michael Jacks

United Kingdom
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Tour: #506808, Guided Maipo Valley Panoramic Tour - Michael Jacks x2, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 12/20

David Wood

United States
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Tour: #524046, Valparaiso - Santiago guided tour!, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 7/20

Joaquin gave us a truly outstanding day. He was very receptive to our interests and planned a perfect combination of bird watching, where his expertise and interest added to our experience, followed by a walking tour of Valparaíso. He even introduced us to a restaurant known for its fresh seafood purchased only from local fishermen. Joaquin hired a driver for our party of 4 which allowed him to give his full attention to us. He was very knowledgeable and flexible and was our friend by day's end!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, Thanks a lot for the feedback! It was very nice to meet you: you were perfect guests and i enjoyed very much the birding, the lunch and the walk at Valparaiso. I can call you a friend now and I hope i can see you again for another adventure, Best regards, Joaquín

David Aronow

United States
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Tour: #524046, Valparaiso and Santiago private city tour, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 5/20

Joaquin is an amiable guide with an excellent command of English and is eager to advance his independent guide services. He excels in sharing the natural world (spotted a Chilean eagle on a highway sign as we passed) and knows the two cities well to lead interesting walking tours. He could more proactively present info on the urban history and culture as we walk along. Special - he will take you to a fantastic wetlands migratory bird santuary.

Frank Spampinato

United States
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Tour: #524046, Santiago and Valparaiso city - Private 2-day tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

The Santiago tour was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback frank! Hope to see you again for another experience in Chile ����

Bill Yates

United States
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Tour: Cajón del Maipo Day-Tour from Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Dec 30/19

Joaquin stepped in at the last minute to manage this tour, as our original guide became ill (thanks to Tours by Locals for finding a last minute substitute). We had an incredible tour of Cajón del Maipo and a nice hike around the mountains. Joaquin was more than willing to accommodate our requests as this was not his usual tour. He is an Eco-tourism leader who is truly accomplished in his skills at hosting guests in nature,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, Thanks a lot for your positive feedback, I'm very happy that everything worked with the restricted planning time that I had. Best regards and hope to see you again for another adventure, Joaquín

Ryan Casey

United States
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Tour: #524046, Maipo Valley and Zapallar, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback Ryan, It was a pleasure to guide you and your family to the mountains and the beach near Santiago in a 2-day custom tour. Kind regards, Joaquín

Thomas Frostman

United States
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Tour: #535387, Salto de Apoquindo - Santiago's waterfall hike, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Joaquin is a very personable, experienced, and accommodating person. He pays attention to detail and responds well to individual needs. A real pleasure to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thomas, Thanks for your feedback! It was a real pleasure to meet you too and I hope i can design another adventure for you! Best regards, Joaquín

Thomas Frostman

United States
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Tour: #503208, La Campana National Park guided tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 6/19

Joaquin is a very personable, friendly, and accommodating person. He pays attention to detail and to the individual needs of the client. A real pleasure to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thomas, Thanks for your feedback! It was a real pleasure to meet you too and I hope i can design another adventure for you! Best regards, Joaquín

Oliver Maag

Switzerland
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Tour: #524046, Santiago's Wine Valleys - 2 Days: Casablanca and Colchagua, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

Joaquin is a cool guy. He showed me the surroundings of Santiago and especilally some very good wineries. He provided also helpful information for my stay. He was always on time and pickup and dropoff worked perfectly. His english is excellent and we had interesting discussions and I learned a lot about Chile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oliver, thanks for your feedback, I'm very happy that everything worked perfectly for your tailor-made 2-day tour. It was really nice to meet you and have interesting conversations with you, hope to see you again!

Stephanie Laporte

United States
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Tour: #506808, Guided Maipo Valley Panoramic Tour - Mountain lagoon, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

Joaquin was personable and knowledgeable about the geography of the landscape- he took my husband and I on all all day tour including Glacier el Morado. The scenery was spectacular and breathtaking. When we finished our hike Joaquin had wine and snacks for us and we sat down beside a stream with the mountains behind us. We couldn't have asked for a better day in the Andes or a better tour guide. We highly recommend Joaquin and this tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steph! It makes me really happy to read that you enjoyed your first experience into the Chilean Andes. For me it was a pleasure and i really enjoyed the conversations with you two! I hope everything is going fine over there travelling back home and I'll be here to plan your next adventure in Chile, maybe skiing in July. Kind regards, Joaquín

Lisa Stilson

United States
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Tour: #518162, Horseback riding Santiago Chile, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Excellent adventure we will remember well!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa. I'm very happy to read your feedback and know that you enjoyed your horse ride experience in Santiago Best regards, Joaquín

Eran Hammer

United States
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Tour: #524046, Highlights of Valparaiso in a day, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 27/19

Joaquin was awesome. We spent the afternoon together walking around town. We got just the right amount of information while balancing the joy of absorbing the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Eran! It was a real pleasure to take you and your family to visit the beautiful city of Valparaiso. I hope you have returned your country with a nice impression of Chile! Kind regards, Joaquín

Bill Gold

United States
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Tour: #524046, Valparaiso guided tour from Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback Bill!

Valerie Foster

United States
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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
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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