Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Santiago-Valparaiso-Chile by Tour Guide Leo (Guide #4032)


Kurt Wollenhaupt

United States
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Tour: #34284, Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 5/18

Outstanding day with Leo in beautiful Chilean wine country. Like the Napa Valley 20 years ago. Genuine people living the wine life. Leo customized the day to fit our interests. Just a perfect day in sunny Chile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kurt Thank you very much and I love what I do and I want to make sure all my clients and friend have the best time , because the life is to short to drink bad wine and eat bad food Thank you very much much my friends , I hope see you again Leo

Ethan Kate

United States
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Tour: #34284, Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 3/18

Leo is a passionate guide who clearly loves what he does. He has a wealth of information. He responded promptly leading up to the tour, and his English is perfect. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My Friends Thank you very much for your great review and you can see I love what I do , please keep having a good time together Thank you and a big huge Leo

Richard Staudt

United States
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Tour: #373313, San Antonio Port and Valparaiso Tour / Viceversa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 19/18

Lorretta S.

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 16/18

Leo was a fabulous guide for one of our tours while we were in Santiago. He took us to see the penguins near Zapallar and then decided to extend our trip to Valparaiso. He was knowledgeable and a lot of fun to be with. His affinity for plants and his overall personality made the trip exceptional. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lorretta Thank you very much and I glad you and your husband feel much better and I did my best , Big Huge , I hope you came back to Chile again in the future Thank you very much Leo

Judith Hodgson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Leo was right in time to meet us at our hotel and was friendly and welcoming. We had arranged a tour for Monday not realising that all the museums are closed so worth knowing if you want to visit any. Leo is very knowledgeable about his country's fascinating history but is equally happy to talk about more recent events. He took us to some super areas around the city that we will visit again ourselves. A great guide!!

Sally Harrison

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

Leo was so friendly and knowledgeable. He loved sharing his love for Santiago. Lots of fun to be with.

Phyllis Van Wanseele

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

Santiago came alive through our gracious host who not only knew the city very well but also gave me free camera shot advice. Leo was very accommodating to our schedule and helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Phyllis Thank you very much for your great review and I thing you need to be back to Chile again and visit South of Chile , Puerto Montt , Puerto Varas and Frutillar and do the lake crossing to Argentina is beautiful trip A big huge Leo

Stephen F.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34284, Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Leo is a force of nature. His indestructible cheerfulness and enthusiasm for the scenery is hard to resist. Touring feels a bit like hanging out with him while he visits his favourite places and countless friends. At the same time, he is very professional and everything ran very smoothly. He prompted us to include Valparaiso in our tour, which we hadn't booked, but was an excellent idea.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow .. I talk to him about and sorry for his comments Leo

Stephen F.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56325, Cajon del Maipo in the Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

Leo is a force of nature. His indestructible cheerfulness and enthusiasm for the scenery is hard to resist. Touring feels a bit like hanging out with him while he visits his favourite places and countless friends. At the same time, he is very professional and everything ran very smoothly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comment and I love very much what I do A Big Huge Leo

Rogelio Almazan

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

Michael Deahl

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

This was a unique tour, getting to see real penguins, and a truly enjoyable day getting out of the city of Santiago and exploring a different landscape. Leo was knowledgeable about the region, and obviously cared that we had a good experience. He provided snacks and water, the car had wi-fi, and he took us to both a cute local coffee shop for a break, and restaurant for lunch. In both places, he helped us order, so a language barrier wasn't a problem. Leo is also a photographer, which was nice!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow ..Thank you very much for your great review and I love the nature and my job too and I love to share this place they are not full of tourist ..! Thank you very much and big huge Leo

Henriqueta Furtado

Portugal
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

The tour gave me a general view of Santiago which was my expectation due to the short time I had. Leonardo was helpfull and fully answered my questions. Next time I go to Santiago I will be able to organize myself better and do it by myself. The tour showed me that Santiago merits a longer visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Henriqueta Thank you very much for your review and you are totally right , Santiago is a lot to see , but we need more time to explore a lot more I hope see your next visit and you have more time Leo

Danilo Spagnuolo

Australia
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

It was a pleasure to be guided for our first time exploration of Santiago. Leonardo was just delightful in sharing his knowledge of such a great city; in a very casual and relaxed manner; very thorough in passing information and the tour of the city was brilliantly passed. Thanks Leonardo for your fruitful guidance in such an interesting city. Lisa & Dani

John Butler

Chile
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Leanardo and his driver did an outstanding job for us on the tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. They showed the places we wanted to see and took us to an outstanding location for lunch. We had been on an airplane all night and were exhausted. They were understanding in every way to learn as much as they could about Chile and the two locations we had on the schedule to visit. We got back to our hotel on time for our meeting. I was delighted with this tour. Great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John Thank you very much for your great comments and I am super happy you had a excellent tour and experience in Santiago , Chile when you you book a tour with Tours by Locals and me I hope see you again Leonardo C.

Denise Russell

New Zealand
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Tour: #66631, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

This tour was a highlight !! Leo was absolutely amazing ! we went on holiday for a Month, and went on many tours...but this was the best of them all !! He was so informative, and very passionate about his country, and what he does. He went out of his way many times, to show us what we wanted to see, driving and stopping at many different locations for us !I would highly recommend Leo, and this tour ....and if we make it back, we will be booking him in again !! Thanks so much Leo...from the Avocado kiwi

Colleen Callaghan

United States
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Tour: #92137, Valparaiso & Wine Tour and Transfer to Santiago or Vice versa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Leo was amazing. Could not have asked for a better guide. I ended up being very sick on the tour and he was so accommodating and helpful. Could not recommend enough. He was flexible but at the same time the tour was well planned. His car is very nice and spacious and his English is fantastic.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Collen I hope you feel much better and I try to do my best and thank you very much for your comments...! Un Abrazo y un Beso Grande Leonardo

Patricia LaDouceur

United States
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Tour: #92137, Valparaiso & Wine Tour and Transfer to Santiago or Vice versa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Enjoyable trip to the wine country and Valparaiso. We had a delicious lunch at the winery, and Leonardo helped us troubleshoot a problem with our luggage. I highly recommend his trips.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patricia Thank you very much for your comments and I hope you are having a lot fun and good time in Chilean Patagonia Un Abrazo Leonardo

Margaret Murphy

Ireland
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Tour: #373313, San Antonio Port and Valparaiso and Wine Tour Return to San Antonio, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

We had a great tour with Leo. He was a very good guide and a lovely person. We went along the coast from San Antonio to Valparaiso. We went on a walking tour of Valparaiso including a trip on one of the old funiculars. Leo was very informative about Chile and was also very good company. We also had a very nice stop at a winery. It was a very enjoyable day. The only downside was the shortness of our trip and this was due to the cruise ships altered schedule. We would love to have had longer.

Mark Cover

United States
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Tour: #373313, San Antonio Port and Private Tour / Viceversa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

Leonardo was wonderfully professional and excellent Dosen. He had every point of interest timed perfectly I could not have experienced the high points of this region without his help I would highly recommend this guide. Exquisite in every way

Jennie Banfield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

Jennie Banfield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

A wonderful day

Jennie Banfield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #373313, San Antonio Port and Private Tour / Viceversa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

A brilliant day visiting along the coastal route from San Antonio and Valparaiso and wonderful lunch at Casa del Bosque winery.

Carolyn Dombrowski

United States
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Tour: #66631, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

A 10 hour tour could be dull, but not with Leonardo. He was waiting for us at the pier (even that we were early). He was both knowledgeable & delightful. He personalized our tour & we enjoyed every minute of it. If we are ever back in Santiago we would love to tour with him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carolyn and Family Thank you very much for your comments and like you notice I love my job and I will be here If you and your family decide to be back to Santiago, Chile Thank you very much Leo Cuzmar

Joan Schacht

United States
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 7/18

Once again Leo did not disappoint. We traveled away from the main tour groups to a destination that offered fabulous views. We stopped at an old mining camp and Leo gave us insights into the life people lived there. We traveled further and had a surprise picnic within view of the volcano. He offered a spread of Chilean foods and wines, including freshly fire-oven baked empanadas. Truly a memorable day.

Joan Schacht

United States
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Tour: #27414, Colchagua & Cachapoal Valley Wine Tour, Colchagua, O'Higgins, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 5/18

Our second day with Leo & it was great once again. We visited the lovely Viu Manent Winery & had a great informative tour. After informing Leo of our bad luck with closed museums in Santiago, he offered to change our itinerary for a visit to the Colchagua Museum in Santa Cruz. What a fantastic museum & exactly what we were looking for. Leo then took us to eat at lovely restaurant in another winery. He speaks excellent English, drives well, on time & is filled with information & is flexible as you see.

Joan Schacht

United States
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Tour: #373313, San Antonio Port and Private Tour / Viceversa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 28/18

Leo is an excellent guide. His English is first-rate. His knowledge of Chile and his on-going narration of sites and local history along the tour are only surpassed by his enthusiasm. He was willing to stop along the way for photos and unexpected sight such as local cowboys training their horses for a rodeo. We highly recommend Leo

David Morley

Portugal
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Tour: #66631, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

Excellent guide- friendly and exuberant.

Susan Dathweston

New Zealand
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

A tour is only as good as your guide and if you choose Leonardo then you are guaranteed a great time. Leo is punctual, friendly and flexible with a wealth of knowledge to share. We took the tour to Penguin Island and were not dissapointed. Sensational spot and great for wildlife photographers. It seemed as though there were no other tourists, just locals which was great. Leo then took us to a great beachfront cafe for lunch, which was again wonderful. Whatever you do in Santiago, contact Leo

Dan Dziura

United States
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Tour: #373313, San Antonio Port and Private Tour / Viceversa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 7/18

Leo was amazing. He knew a lot about all of the areas we drove through and was super flexible about what we wanted to do. We stopped at a great Winery in Casablanca and had a wine tasting. Then he took us to lunch at a nice local restaurant, where he introduced us to the staff and together we tried different foods. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and friendly. He was very excited to share the local culture with us. We highly recommend touring with Leo!

Lomberto Perez

United States
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Tour: #27414, Colchagua & Cachapoal Valley Wine Tour, Colchagua, O'Higgins, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 4/18

Leo was excellent. He demonstrated deep knowledge of the history of Chile. He was very courteous and personable. He was also very flexible with our needs. Leo has a extremely positive attitude that radiate confidence. I would definitely contract him again whenever we go back to Chile.

James Geibel

United States
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Tour: #56005, Maipo valley wine tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

Imke Sumfleth

Germany
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Tour: #252769, Aconcagua Mountain from Santiago day tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

The Aconcagua tour is a great day trip from Santiago and totally worth it. One shouldn't believe all those horror stories about the border crossing on the Internet. Leo was a great guide with a deep knowledge of his home. He was open for everything we suggested and made ideal suggestions himself, too.

Thomas Mehler

United States
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Tour: #27414, Colchagua & Cachapoal Valley Wine Tour, Colchagua, O'Higgins, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

The tour was excellent. Leo is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide. My wife was sick and therefore did the tour by myself. We ended up finishing earlier at the first winery (Montes). Leo convinced the security guard at Lapostolle to let us enter at noon, even though our tour was scheduled at 4pm. That allowed me to go on a 12:30 tour. Then stopped at a beautiful family winery for lunch and some more wine tasting. Leo makes everybody feel comfortable and relaxed. Thank you for a great experience

Joan Yu

Hong Kong
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Tour: #34284, Casablanca Wine Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

Leo was fun, knowledgeable and well planned out with attention to details. Would love to do another tour with him if we had a chance!

Kim Monsalve

United States
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

Leo is amazing! I would highly recommend his tour to Viña del Mar. He shows you all the attractions and makes informative and fun, including a stop for ice cream by the beach.

Debra C.

United States
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Tour: #373313, San Antonio Port and Private Tour / Viceversa, San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 23/17

We can't say enough about Leo. His transportation was 5 stars, he was fun, informative, interesting, and great sense of humor. The route he took from the port to Santiago, wad beautiful! He arranged to stop along the way at a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. Divine!! He found an artist's street fair for us to walk through and some specialty shops that tourists wouldn't normally go to. The entire trip/ tour was perfect. Ask for Leo if you want the best tour. We just can't say enough about him!

Mandy Friars

Australia
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Leo was fantastic and very accommodating. After a very long flight most of us fell asleep in the car and Leo drove around pointing out the most interesting places for my husband (who was awake)! Would recommend Leo and his tour - I hope to be able to finish it next time!

Anne-Marie Moelker

Netherlands
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Tour: #27168, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley and Photography Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 18/17

On time, good car, safe driver, friendly, willing to talk, answering questions, explaining, teaching. ...The winetasting was great ( winery factory tour could have been skipped for us, tasting was more than enough), walking tour in Valparaiso was lovely and could have been longer for us. We highly recommend Leo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anne - Marie Thank you for the review and I think you should tell me before or same day you want only wine tasting and to have more time for walk in Valparaiso and also I should let you know we had limited time for long lunch ...sorry for that next time I will be carefull Leo

Susan Ashton

St. Helens, MERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #27168, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley and Photography Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 16/17

We had an absolutely superb day with Leo! I cannot recommend him highly enough. He was pleasant, informative, fun; and did everything possible to make our day as enjoyable as it could be. He listened to what we wanted to see and do, and gave us enough time to take all our photos, even stopping without us asking when he considered there was a good photo location. We saw so much with Leo; but maybe the highlight of the day was stopping at his favourite cakeshop and trying the variety of cakes he suggested!

Ira Schack

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 10/17

Leo picked us up on time. It was a Sunday things were very quiet on the roads. We got lucky and showed up just in time to see the changing of the guards. Leo got us a front row view of the parade. We then did a walking tour of downtown. it was hot so we did things quicker then we might have liked and Leo did his best to give us a history lesson. Then it was off to the newer part of the city with a car tour. Finally a lunch in a local restaurant. Dissapointed in we ended at 3 and didnt see Christobal hill

Peter Schosberg

United States
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Tour: #27168, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley and Photography Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 7/17

Leo C is one of the best, if not the best guides I've had having traveled all over the world. He is friendly, interesting, extremely knowledgeable, and has a true passion for his work. He gave us exactly the kind of tour we wanted, experienced all we hoped for, and was a pleasure to be with for our day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter Thank you very much for your comments and I love my job and enjoy very much show my Country and the real life also be friendly is part of my personality and the life is very more easy to everyone I meet. You are very welcome to come back to Chile many times you want, you will know your friend Leo will be here Thank you very much and enjoy the life and a big huge Leo Cuzmar

Howard Berger

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 6/17

Tour was great. Leonardo gave us a educated and informative briefing of the city and country. Although we started with a miscommunication of not picking us up at airport as scheduled, he more than made up for it with his professionalism.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Howard Thank you very much and my apologies for not meet you at the Airport as we agree before and after that situation we had a excellent day in the City Tour of Santiago and the typical places where the Chileans know Thank you very much Leo Cuzmar

Peter Rogers

South Africa
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Tour: Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Nov 14/17

Our guides were great. Patient, clear, informative and enthusiastic. Plenty of local knowledge which was clearly explained. A palpable sense of pride for the lovely city of Santiago and its history. In addition, my husband walks with a stick and this was at all times accommodated. We felt safe and enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to all involved.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Thank you very much for your great review and the idea was to you and your husband enjoy the city tour is the best way without any limitation Thank you very very much and have a great day

Rino Camarri

Australia
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Tour: Andes Mountain Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Nov 3/17

Leo was always on time knowledgeable & courteous.

Patricia Parsons

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tour: Private Tour in Valparaiso , Santiago , Wine Tour and Transfer to Airport, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Oct 31/17

We spent three days touring with Leo in addition to him dropping us at the airport for our flight home.From the moment he met us at the cruise terminal in Valparaiso, through his city tours of Valparaiso and Santiago with wonderful touring int he countryside in between, we enjoyed every minute of our time with this knowledgeable and passionate guide. Leo took us places that no other tourists would ever find. You should see the shots of the Andes we were able to get! Thanks so much Tours-by-Locals.

Magdi Ghoris

United Kingdom
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

We booked a city tour and our guide was Leonardo , most engaging knowledgeable person you will ever meet, we were very lucky to have

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friend Thank you very much for your time to write the nice review and I was very lucky to meet you and your wonderful friends too..! a big hug Leo C

Mike Voight

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

This was a wonderful day to the Chilean coast to see the country side and penguins at the beach. We were not disappointed. The real surprise was a special lunch on the beach with fantastic food. I would highly recommend this tour.

Mike Voight

United States
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

This was a very scenic tour made even better by a wonderful tour guide. Our guide Leo provided for every detail and was both extremely personable and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful day and left with a new friend. I would definitely take this tour again and highly recommend this guide!

Ross Little

United Kingdom
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Tour: Transfer From Valparaiso and Tour in Santiago or viceversa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Sep 27/17

Great tour with Leo. Transfers were comfortable and punctual. Leo was friendly, his tour of Valparaiso informative, and wherever possible he went above and beyond (ensuring that we were safely checked in to our Santiago hostel). Would highly recommend.

MIchael Drury

United Kingdom
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Tour: #66631, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

Leonardo a truly excellent guide with deep knowledge and love of Chile which comes over in his approach - informative and engaging: he is happy to discuss anything. Efficient, flexible (we sensibly had more time in Valparaiso (fantastic!) and dropped Viña del Mar. Good advice too about leaving valuables in hotel led to "El Classico" bird poo attempted. robbery leading to only a change of clothes and shower and nothing more serious. Airport pick up on day and after tour on time and efficient. Brilliant!

Genevieve Moreland

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

The penguins were amazing and Leo is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended!

Chris Floyd

Australia
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Leonardo is a top guide, a true professional with a sense of humour. He gave us an overview of Santiago, a Valparaiso experience and a drive through Viña Del Mar to a wonderful local restaurant literally on the side of the sea, plus a visit to a winery. He had great local knowledge and obviously loves providing individualised tours. We thoroughly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris and Fiona Thank you for your review with nice comments and how you can tell ...I love what I do ..! You were a very nice persons that why the tour went so nice and fun Thank you and a big huge Leo C.

Wendy G.

University Park, MDM, United States
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Tour: Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Jul 15/17

By Marcela G: Leonardo was wonderful! Our stay in Santiago was so short and we had a project to work on, so it was somewhat of a tense morning, considering our original guide had an emergency. But Leonardo came and saved the day! He came early and said he would be replacing our previous guide. I really enjoyed his personality and the positive vibe he held during our walks along Santiago. He took us to great locations to shoot, and afterwards to a beautiful thematic seafood restaurant. Thank you Leo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marcela Thank you for your review and I told you we will be the best team and have a excellent day with your Art Project ..Thank you for trust in Tours by Locals and the Tour Guide Un Abrazo y Un Beso Leo Cuzmar

Fritz Leip

United States
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Tour: #56005, Maipo valley wine tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

give Leonardo my highest rating ever. Not only did he meet all of our basic requirements he exceeded them with his energy and positive outlook on life. I only wish that I would have cancelled my other tour and book Leonardo instead Fritz

Menno van der Torre

New Zealand
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

Loved the tour. Leonardo was great guide very informative and friendly

Aleksandar Matanovic

Serbia
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: May 6/17

Professional and very friendly guide. I enjoyed the tour very much!

Andrew Rivinus

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

I was beginning to question my decision as the initial drive is a little long. But when you get to the island, Penguins were abundant along with pelicans, and other birds. The coastline is just beautiful and the walk easy. The lunch spot is just excellent in food quality and flavor. Eat outside if the weather allows. On the way back there will be some napping and digesting.

Stewart Lussky

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

Leonardo was very knowledgable, interesting, and wonderful with my 12 year old son, doing a great job of making the tour fun for our 3 generational family. I would recommend him highly.

Vincent C.

United States
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 5/17

Excellent day trip! Lots ofunusual sights! Very friendly and informed guide.

Richard G.

United States
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

My day hike in the Andes with Leo was very enjoyable.

Ed L.

United States
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 22/17

Leo took us on a wonderful and welcomed change of pace day into the Andes. The scenery was amazing. We made numerous stops for photographs and explanations of the environment. The comfortable drive itself showed us much more of Chile than simply a city tour. Our party of 4 had a great day and especially enjoyed our stop for lunch. This day was our last before returning to North America. It was the perfect ending to complete our South American vacation.

Ed L.

United States
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Tour: Transfer From Valparaiso and Tour in Santiago or viceversa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Mar 21/17

Wonderful, comfortable trip for our party of 4 adults from our Valpo hotel to one in Santiago. Leo made it a very pleasant site seeing transfer including a marvelous lunch at the Casas del Bosque winery. Upon our arrival in Santiago we leisurely strolled the city center as Leo explained the significance of the structures and their associated history. Leo was more than simply a guide. He was an enthusiastic conveyor of information about the peoples and culture of Chile. We had a great afternoon.

Sumalee Wolf

Germany
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Tour: #66631, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

Leo is a terrific guide, one of the best we have ever had; knowledgeable, personable and accommodating to our every need. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Chilean life, culture and history. We only wish we had the time more for another tour. We will definitely tell our friends about his comprehensive tour!

Grace L.

Canada
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Tour: #27168, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 18/17

Leo was wonderful. He spoke fluent English and was great fun. We are a party of 8 and we agreed that his happy demeanor set the tone of the tour. We learned a lot and laughed a lot: we would highly recommend Leo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Grace Thank you for your comments and more than do a tours I like you have the best time in your vacation and I would like to be your Guide in Rio de Janeiro too..! Please have a lot fun and enjoy the life A Bid Huge Leo Cuzmar

Carol Wood

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 17/17

Carol Wood

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 16/17

Carol Wood

United States
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 15/17

Kevin Carruthers

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

We had a wonderful day in the Andes with Leonardo. He has a thorough knowledge of the area and he is an excellent guide. A thoroughly enjoyable day with many memories especially the condors gliding across the valleys in the high Andes. Thank you Leonardo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin Thank you for your comments and I Love my Job and many thanx for book the tour with me Leo Cuzmar

Kevin Carruthers

United Kingdom
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Tour: Transfer Valparaiso to Santiago or viceversa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Mar 9/17

We booked a transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago but with Leonardo it became far more than that. After nearly a four hour delay, getting our luggage off our cruise ship, Leonardo waited for us and was just what we needed after the luggage problems. His wit and happy personality helped us soon forget our issues with the luggage. The transfer became more of a guided tour of the area and a stop off at a lovely winery for lunch made for a perfect day after such a bad start. Thank you Leonardo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin Thank you for your comments and that was the idea to forget the bad time with the luggage..soon I meet you from that minute its will be different for good and we made a new day and start is excellent way Thank you and a big huge Leo Cuzmar

Donna Akiyama

United States
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 8/17

Fantastic tour! Leo is one of the greats; he is informative, interesting and so friendly and fun that we both felt like we'd known him for a long time. The area we went to - Maipo Valley - was beautiful and the mountain ranges spectacular. We were able to experience a local restaurant with wonderful food and even nicer people which was the highlight of our trip. I would recommend this trip highly especially with Leo -- he really made the trip something very personal and special!

Ray G.

United States
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 6/17

Leo is the man....very personable, very flexible, great sense of humor!!! I will gladly recommend him to anyone touring Chile!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ray Thank you for your comments and you was a super nice persons, all the best for your and your wife..! Muchísimas Gracias Leo Cuzmar

Richard W.

United States
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Tour: Transfer Valparaiso to Santiago or viceversa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Feb 12/17

Leo is an excellent tour guide. Our transfer from our Santiago hotel to our Valparaiso hotel was not just the transfer for which we paid, it was an excellent tour. Leo puts himself in our shoes and treats his guests as he would want to be treated. He speaks several languages and his command of English is excellent. His vehicle is nearly new and very comfortable for 4 persons and their luggage.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi my Friends Thank you for your comments and like I say I love this job..!! Thank you and I am very happy you had a giod memory A big huge Leo Cuzmar

Clifford Knowles

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 4/17

We had a 12 hour layover in Santiago on our way back to the states and booked Leo for a tour of the city. The enthusiasm of Leo and his knowledge of the city made the tour a great time and a great experience. We highly recommend Leo to anyone who wants a great tour. This was also our first experience with Tours by Locals and we were not disappointed.

Nancy Rowe

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 19/17

If it were possible, we would give Leonardo 8 stars! Santiago and the surrounding sites came alive when he talked about them. He showed all aspects of the city, including old and modern, wealthy and poor neighborhoods, parks etc.. His wide range of interests pervade the tour, and he makes us feel as though we are his own friends that he is sharing his interests with. LC is the best guide we have had thus far.....

Nancy Rowe

United States
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Tour: #66631, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 18/17

What a dynamo Leo proved to be! His zest for providing maximum satisfaction to his clients makes the tour enlightening and enjoyable. He shares his favorite vistas and people with us and made us feel like our pleasure was foremost in his agenda. Leo is the best tour guide we have encountered to date.

Stephen Machiz

United States
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 6/17

Leo was a treat. His passion for his country shines through. He is a great embassador for Chile. His tour is very personalized and informative. He takes you where the locals go. His English Is excellent and he is an excellent communicator. We had a great day in Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso. Thank you Leo.

Steve Licht

United States
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Tour: #66631, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 24/16

Leonardo was on time at the Santiago Airport. He was right where he said he would be. Leo was personable, knowledgeable about the area, friendly & accommodating. His driver was very friendly and did an excellent job getting us around. One of Leo's specialties was getting us to special areas where we could take memorable pictures, which he helped us to create. His lunch spot at a winery was outstanding. Although pricey, the food and ambiance was worth it. Highly recommend Leo & the huge Mercedes Van.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve Thank you for your time and we love what we do and remenber the life is to short to eat bad food and drink bad wine Thank you and a big huge From Sergio Millar and Leo Cuzmar

Arnold Insler

United States
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 23/16

Warren Parkes

Australia
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

Leo was fantastic, we were a group of 3 adults and 3 children ( aged 11, 10 and 8) , he was so accommodating to our girls , which made our day so much easier. His knowledge of the areas was fantastic , we certainly would not have seen anywhere near the amount of places in Valparaiso without him. ( amazing place great cultures) He is a photography buff so he took great photos of us all, which was great as we were all in the photos. True keepsakes of an amazing day with Leo. I would highly recommend Leo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Warren Thank you for your commnents and I love what I do and you have a wonderful and very special family Thank you and a big huge Leo Cuzmar

Warren Parkes

Australia
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 18/16

We arrived after a long flight from Australia and Leo was at the Airport as promised holding a sign. The city tour was great with a good mixture of time in the van and walking, so you see a lot of the sights but get the feel of the city. Leo was not rushed he allowed us time for a "helado " ice cream and time to watch a band. Great start to our holiday . We always felt safe with his driver Sergio. Thanks Leo and Sergio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Werren Thank you for your time to write us and Helados are part of our culture like you can see Thank you from Sergio and Leo

Anita Nugent

United States
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 17/16

We enjoyed the tour and "John" as he is called by his friends was a delightful guide. We had plenty of time and he took us to a nice street restaurant for the best empanadas we have eaten. I highly recommend this service.

Allison Cantonis

United States
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Tour: #27414, Colchagua & Cachapoal Valley Wine Tour, Colchagua, O'Higgins, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 9/16

5 out of 5!! All good!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and a big huge

Patricia W.

Victoria, BC, Canada
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 19/16

Leo is a wonderful guide: Knowledgeable, engaging & flexible. We had only 1.5 days to explore Santiago. Without ever feeling rushed, we saw far more than we would ever have discovered on our own. He tailored the day to our interests with a combination of walking & driving which took us off the beaten path to give us a glimpse of daily life in Santiago. He was friendly & courteous with everyone we encountered, so we had a lot of fun interacting with people we met along the way. We highly recommend Leo.

James Christman

United States
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 17/16

Irvin Wenger

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 6/16

The three of us had an enjoyable tour and would recommend Leo as a guide. He was professional and knowledgeable.

Barbara Silver

United States
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Tour: #66631, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar and Santiago City Tour or vice versa, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 23/16

Leonardo and Manuel were both amazing!, Very nice, knowledgeable, professional, good driving. Knew just where to take us. My husband and I had a wonderful day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara Thank you for your great review and we try to do the best all ways and we are a great team with Manuel and we are super happy you had a wonderful day Thank you leo Cuzmar

Andrew Lukaszewicz

Canada
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Tour: Santiago City Tour and Fondas, Wine Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Sep 18/16

We had an amazing two-day tour with Leo. When we found out we would be in Santiago for the National Holidays, we were afraid we wouldn't be able to find things to do (with everything closed). Luckily, we found Leo! He took us on a city tour on our first day, showing us the most important and impressive parts of the city. Later, we went to an authentic Chilean "fonda" (fair). Our second day, we toured several wineries. Overall, we loved our time with Leo and can't recommend him highly enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew Thank you for your great review and honestly I had a super nice and fun days with you and Mon...You are wonderful persons ...give a big hug and kiss to your Mom fronm Leo Thank you ..I hope see you again Leo Cuzmar

Joseph Stanley

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Aug 8/16

Leonardo did great job he was interesting and informative. He made great call to adjust to weather

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph Thank you for your review and I did my best ad we had a great time Thank you Leo

Lyle Georgeson

Australia
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Tour: Maipo Canyon Valley Santa Rita & Valparaiso, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Aug 5/16

Leo gave us 2 days and we thoroughly enjoyed his wonderful attitude and knowledge. He is an excellent driver and delightful company. We appreciated the fact that he took us on the more scenic back roads so we could enjoy the scenery. His suggestion of Casa del Bosque for lunch was wonderful after visiting Valparaiso. We enjoyed asking him many questions to find out about life in Chile. We highly recommend you enjoy this outstanding, professional and passionate guide.

Mark Richardson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56325, Andes Mountain Panoramic, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Aug 3/16

As advertised - a wonderful relaxed days tour, really taking us off the beaten track and very informative

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Mark Thank you for you book the tour with me and Tours by Locals have the best Tour Guide in many country around the world ..If you came back to Chile I will be happy to meet again and make you have a nice day trip Many Thanks Leo

Xavier Milke

Spain
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Tour: #64112, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jul 23/16

From the very start Leo and Antonio showed up in our hotel, with a great smile and friendliness. They were both exceptional we had a great visit to both Valparaiso and Viña del Mara. Antonio knows a lot about history and Leo about nature so we had two experts to guide us around. The car was perfect it was a new Mercedes-Benz Van. It was four of us traveling and it was just a very enjoyable day. Would gladly do the tour with these guys again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Xavier Thank you so much for your review and we as a Local Guide of Tours by Locals try to do the best tour to you and your wonderful family Thank you many time and If you need any information about South of Chile ...please let me know I forgot to give you as a present the map of the routes of Chile any way you can buy at the gas station copec in all Chile Have a great day and trip Leo and Antonio

Brian C.

United States
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Tour: #27176, Penguins Island Cachagua & Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jun 20/16

Anthony Law

Australia
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 25/16

Fantastic tour Leo, all of our group of seven from Sydney thoroughly enjoyed your very informative tour.Can recomment to everyone Best Regards Tony

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tony Thank you for your review and I had a great time with your group Leo

Robert Mays

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 10/16

This was our second of our back-to-back tours with Leo. Again, communication was key and he was there to meet our needs and expectations of experiencing the city of Santiago. We could not be more pleased with our visit to the Santiago, Valparaiso & Casablanca valley areas of Chile during the last two days. Muchas Gracias!

Robert Mays

United States
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Tour: #27168, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 9/16

Leo, Leo, Leo! This tour was wonderful! The key was great communication and his desire to meet our needs. Everything clicked. We experienced sights with enough time to absorb the culture of those areas visited. Being an experienced traveler, I know that you would not come close to having this experience in a group tour. Yes...you will pay more, but you will look back on this experience and say that it was well worth it. Kudos to the Tours by Locals organization!

Jens Mayer

Canada
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 5/16

We had a great time with Leo. He picked us up at the airport and we had a great afternoon touring Santiago while we waited for our flight later that evening. Leo was very knowledgeable and a pleasure.

Eileen Ott

United States
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Tour: Transfer Valparaiso to Santiago or viceversa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Apr 3/16

Leo was extremely nice! He picked us up on time at our hotel for a transfer to the Port in Valparaiso. The Mini-bus for our Group of 8 ppl was roomy and very clean! We stopped at a Winery to purchase some wine to bring on the Ship which is where the "local's" go, too, and Leo made some recommendations of his favorites. Wine was very, very good! I highly recommend Leo!

Eileen Ott

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 2/16

We booked Leo for an Airport Transfer and Tour from the Airport to our hotel. Leo was very prompt, spoke very good English, very knowledgeable and very pleasant. We were tired from the long day of travel and if we return again to Santiago, would definitely book a tour with Leo to see more of Santiago and the surroundings!

Ronald Oppenheim

United States
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Tour: #27162, Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

Knowledgeable and informative guide to Santiago. Tour of marketplace was especially unique and enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ronald Thank you for your review and was a pleasure to be your local tour guide in Chile Thank you Leo

Ligia Occhini

Brazil
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Tour: #56005, Maipo valley wine tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 20/16

We acquired the tour in the Maipo Valley wineries and it was all great! Leo always attentive held us all the transfer and this does not bother to drive, and we could enjoy more wineries / tasting . We receive any special attention ride and we were always included the best tasting / wine . Very good!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Ligia Thank you for your review and I had a very nice day show the Maipo Wine Valley and remember ...The life is to short to drink bad wine...!! Leo