Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Santiago Valparaiso Chile by Tour Guide Juan Carlos (Guide #6587)


Brian McLaughlin

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Lou Farkas

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Juan Carlos was a most positive and pleasant surprise to us. We were a group of 6 traveling together and took his tour the day after arriving in Santiago. He exceeded all of our expectations as a knowledgeable guide and was professional, personable, and extremely accommodating. It was a most pleasant way to begin our travels throughout South America. I can not say enough wonderful things about Juan Carlos. Pick him as your guide and you will have a fantastic and most unforgettable experience.

James Goad

Canada
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Wonderful tour by Juan. Everything went so smoothly from the hotel pickup to the Cable Car where we wanted to be dropped off. Getting to understand how people live and work in Santiago is so much better when not in an excursion bus or wandering intelligently, no doubt, with a map and guide to the city. The Santiago market must be about 4 football fields ..and all filled with fresh food. Great lunch at the seafood restaurant and Juan bargained with a local seller to get my souvenir hat. So much more!

Kathleen D.

New Braunfels, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

We had a wonderful day with Juan. He shared a great breadth and depth of knowledge about all dimensions of this beautiful country, including historical, political, economic, cultural, literary, artistic, and architectural.

John Cosgrove

Canada
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 25/18

Juan Carlos is an excellent guide and ambassador for Santiago, Chile. His tour is very well thought out, showing the beauty & energy of this lively city. It was a wonderful introduction on my first visit here. I would highly recommend his tour. Muchas Gracias!!

Mike Scanlin

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

Very knowledgeable about Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar. Had a great full day tour with Juan Carlos. Thanks!

Mike Scanlin

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

Friendly, knowledgable local who speaks great English. We're going with him again tomorrow for another tour!

Mark Brown

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer and tour of Valparaiso/ and or Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

We had a very mixed 5-day experience with Juan Carlos. Positives - he was timely on pickups; he was pleasant; he was knowledgable about Santiago. Negatives - he had another guide substitute for him the last day with a small and cramped vehicle; the tour the last day was most disappointing and we were told there would be an up-charge if we wanted better scenery; Juan Carlos did not make lunch reservations and refused to stop for meals or a toilet break when we needed, resulting in many missed photos.

Catherine Roberts

ANCASTER, ON, Canada
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Tour: #92159, Vinacoastalbeaches, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

There was a mix up with where the tour was going. Causing some of tour to be missed.

Roberta Sasek

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Juan Carlos was wonderful. Great tour 10 stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dear... Yes send me the pictures to my email Thanks for the lovely time and lunch..

Frank Hinmon

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

Cecilia Paires

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer and tour of Valparaiso/ and or Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

Juan Carlos is very professional and knowledgeable and fun to be with. He's very flexible with our scheduling

Cecilia Paires

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

Juan Carlos was prompt in picking us up at the airport. Our city tour was excellent, he's very knowledgeable and covers everything we wanted to see and do. He was able to answer our questions about politics, social issues, government and history. Highly recommended!

Junalyn Grunig

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Valparaiso with Wine tour in Casablanca Valley, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Jan 21/18

Very informaive. Juan Carlos did a great job.

Helen Swanston

United States
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Tour: #55681, Transfer Valparaiso including wine tasting, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 19/18

Juan Carlos and his driver were great- prompt, professional, helpful, knowledgeable and fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our winery expedition- fabulous Chilean wines and delicious cheese platter made the afternoon awesome. We were shown around Santiago before we left for the wine country. We were then dropped off in Valparaiso without any issues. The guides were perfect and spoke impeccable English. Thank you so much for beautiful memories.

Ngoi May Sng (Mrs.)

Singapore
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

Juan Gonzales was very knowledgeable about Santiago and the surrounds, speaks very good English and a very warm and friendly guide!

Paul Rr

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer and tour of Valparaiso/ and or Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 7/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Thomas Mehler

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Thomas Feltman

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer and tour of Valparaiso/ and or Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 20/17

Juan Carlos is knowledgeable and personable. The sights, sounds and tastes of Santiago we're enjoyed tremendously!

George Daglish

Canada
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Tour: #55682, Transfer and tour of Valparaiso/ and or Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

Juan certainly knows his way around the Santiago/Valparaisio area & shared lots of local Knowledge in perfect English. We would expect that anyone who spends the day with him will not be disappointed.

Brian Svenson

Canada
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 14/17

Great tour day of beautiful Santiago with Juan! He was prompt, engaging, very knowledgeable and passionate about his city and country's history and future. Our mode of transportation was super. Tour was diverse, taking us all over Santiago, and immersing us in its everyday life and culture. Thanks for introducing us to Mote con Huesillo, Juan, we loved it!

Ho Yiu

Canada
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Tour: #55682, Transfer and tour of Valparaiso/ and or Santiago, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 8/17

We had Juan as our private guide for our Valparaiso sightseeing followed by a transfer to Santiago airport on Dec. 8, 2017 after disembarkation at St. Antonio. We had a late start due to traffic condition, but Juan was able to complete what we wanted to see in our wish list and we were dropped off at Santiago airport on time. Thank you Juan for helping us to end our cruise with a good memory of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Sincerely, Rebecca (from Canada)

Elizabeth Insinger

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 7/17

A group of three of us thoroughly enjoyed our day with JuanCarlos. We toured the highlights of Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar in a very comfortable van. Juan Carlos was very knowledgeable, personable and answered all our endless questions. You will definitely enjoy this tour!

Jacquline Pareres

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

Juan was informative and was able to answer all of our questions.

David Tharp

United States
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley with wine tours, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

The Maipo Valley tour yesterday with Juan Carlos was excellent. Spending the day in the Andes Mountains after a few days of conference in Santiago was very relaxing. Juan Carlos is very knowledgeable about the region and really, all of Latin America. Wonderful Time!

Cristina Gonzalez

Mexico
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 9/17

Muy buen tour... excelente guía.

Sharon Gee

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

Juan Carlos was an exceptional guide for our group of 8 leaving a cruise ship in Valparaiso going to Santiago. Juan Carlos was very flexible in setting up an eight hour tour to include a winery, lunch in the fish market, and a city tour of Santiago.

John Pappas

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 16/17

Juan Carlos was most excellent! Knowledgeable, funny, personable! Very flexible, took us to a great winery along the way, though not part of the tour. Spent a lot of time with us! We highly recommend your company and especially Juan Carlos!

David Buse

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 1/17

We really enjoyed our day with Juan! He is very knowledgeable about Santiago and we saw a wide variety of sites. Juan was very accommodating and we never felt rushed. I would highly recommend a tour with Juan if you are touring Santiago!

Angela K.

BC, Canada
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 15/17

Juan was a terrific guide. He is courteous, dependable and very knowledgeable. We were a party of four and we felt confident and safe with him and he showed us many beautiful parks and buildings in Santiago. We saw and experienced way more than we would have, had we booked a Princess disembarkation tour. He is very easy going/flexible and accommodated all our needs. Highly recommend booking with Juan.

David Baum

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 7/17

Had a lovely afternoon with Juan Carlos. We saw a lot of Santiago and enjoyed the views and his knowledge of the city and its neighborhoods. Highlights included beautiful public parks, bustling markets of food, fish and flowers and delicious ice cream!

Barry Massion

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 7/17

Best tour guides we've ever had. Juan Carlos was right on time and gave us a quick tour of Santiago before taking us thru wine country w/ a stop for wine tasting at an organic winery before taking us to Valparaiso where the tour was taken over by Felipe Jara Diaz who provided us with a tour of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Both were most knowledge and gracious. They could NOT have been more gracious. Best tour ever.

Cheryl Landes

United States
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 4/17

This is my second tour with Juan Carlos and he is amazing!! Professional and so knowledgeable. The tour itself was great, seeing the Andes up close is a must for anyone visiting Chile. I had a great time and looking forward to more tours next year when I return!!!

Lorraine Canter

Auckland, New Zealand
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Tour: #92159, Vinacoastalbeaches, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 3/17

Very attentive guide. He has excellent knowledge about Valparaiso. The tour was interesting and exceeded expectations.

Samuel Hathorn

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 2/17

Juan Carlos was waiting for us at the ship terminal when we exited with a sign. His van was comfortable and roomy and he was a safe driver. He is quite knowledgeable about everything Chilean, is quite personable and his English is very good. We stopped at a lovely winery and then stopped at a local restaurant for a great lunch. Great trip!

Kenneth M.

Canada
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 31/17

Roger Gagnon

Boucherville, QC, Canada
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 23/17

Nous étions 4 personnes qui avons eu le plaisir d'avoir Juan Carlos comme guide et accompagnateur lors de notre dernier séjour au Chili. Il parle un français impeccable. Il possède une connaissance profonde de son pays et il sait la communiquer parfaitement. Nous avons grandement apprécié son professionnalisme et sa disponibilité de tout instant. Nous le recommandons grandement. Merci à lui.

Anthony Martino

Canada
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 22/17

We booked a transfer from the Valparaiso Cruise Ship Terminal with a tour of Valparaiso on our way to our Santiago hotel. Juan Carlos did a great job with our group of 6. He met us at the cruise ship terminal and took us on an excellent tour of Valparaiso and Vina deal Mar as we had arranged. It was totally customized to our needs. He then took us directly to our hotel and made sure that our checkin process was complete before he left us. Outstanding service. We highly recommend Juan Carlos!

Roger Gagnon

Boucherville, QC, Canada
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 21/17

Nous étions 4 personnes qui avons eu le plaisir d'avoir Juan Carlos comme guide et accompagnateur lors de notre dernier séjour au Chili. Il parle un français impeccable. Il possède une connaissance profonde de son pays et il sait la communiquer parfaitement. Nous avons grandement apprécié son professionnalisme et sa disponibilité de tout instant. Nous le recommandons grandement. Merci à lui.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci à vous mes chéres amies..

Nancy Flint

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 18/17

Picked us up at cruise terminal and did a great tour of Valparaiso and arranged a wonderful wine tasting for us.

Diane Zaslowsky

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 16/17

Juan Carlos was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions during our visit to the Casablanca valley (winery tour), Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar. He explained the history of every neighborhood and sight we visited and we never felt rushed. He was a pleasure to converse with and had an excellent command of English. We would highly recommend Juan Carlos to anyone visiting Chile.

Natalee Rolfe

Australia
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Tour: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Dec 10/16

This was the perfect option if you are short of time and want to see Valparaiso. Juan Carlos was an amazing guide, very informative on Santiago sites on our drive out, the countryside on our way to Valparaiso and we got to experience some local delights - coffee stop on the way, and a winery tasting in the casablanca valley, before we even got to Vina del Mar. we loved the flexibility to see the things that most interested us, and the insightful knowledge of a local. We would request Juan Carlos again.

Khiem Nguyen

Canada
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Tour: #55678, Customized tour for Khiem Nguyen, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 20/16

Margaret Daily

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

This was our second day with Juan Carlos, he continued to impress! Even the time on the highway was filled with fascinating and informative stories about the industry, agriculture, history, and culture of the areas we passed. He packed a lot into the time we had! We mentioned wanting to buy wine in Valparaiso before boarding and he found the best place in route to do this. The four of us highly recommend Juan Carlos and this tour as the best possible transportation to the cruise terminal!

Margaret Daily

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 24/16

Juan Carlos gave a tour that exceeded expectations! Not only was his command of the English language astounding, his knowledge of the history, geography, customs, and horticulture of the City and surrounding areas seemed to be inexhaustible. Juan Carlos was waiting when we departed the airport terminal; he was very attentive with a running commentary that even filled the necessary transitions travelling from one neighborhood to another.Thank you Juan Carlos for a truly memorable day!

Marian N.

Canada
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

Juan Carlos is extremely knowledgeable about Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, and the region between those cities and Santiago. He packed as much information into this short one-day tour as possible and we saw many areas that I suspect most people don't get to see. The tour was very well-done.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your good comment. It is been a privilege to be with you during your short stay down here.

Marian N.

Canada
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Tour: Transfer Airport/Hotel in Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Sep 5/16

Juan Carlos was prompt and helpful. He talked about all the areas we were passing through on the way to and from the airport. It was a good start and finish to our very short time in the region.

Marian N.

Canada
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 5/16

Thanks to Juan Carlos, we saw areas of Santiago which we would never have seen without his guidance. This gave us a real picture of life in this exciting city from different perspectives.

Eric Schofield

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: May 24/16

Picked up at hotel, shown the highlights of the city and its districts from mountain estates, business district, bustling markets, churches and civic buildings. This is the niche of tours by locals, cramming the routine and the lesser worn paths of experience into a few hours. Juan Carlos knows the city and its history and provided an outstanding experience. Airport drop off for the red eye home, while still savoring the fresh fish lunch.

Chris Waldheim

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 9/16

Juan Carlos gave us an awesome day from the second he picked us up at the cruise terminal in Valparaiso to the moment he dropped us off at the airport in Santiago. His knowledge of the area was fantastic, including view points, places to walk around, historical commentary about the City, particular neighborhoods, buildings, businesses, etc. And to top it off, his English was excellent and his calm demeanor was reassuring. I would recommend Juan Carlos any day over the large bus tours off the ship.

Stephen Quan

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 14/16

Juan Carlos provided us with excellent tours of both Valparaiso and Santiago. He was personable and a wealth of knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Juan Carlos and highly recommend him to anyone wanting a great experience in Chile.

Allan Mann

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 13/16

Juan Carlos was a fabulous guide. He came prepared, spoke English very well, customized the tour for us and showed us many sights that a big bus tour would have been unable to do. We strongly recommend his tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much!!!

Richard Van Sickle

United States
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Tour: Transfer Airport/Hotel in Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Mar 11/16

Everything went like clockwork- airport to hotel as expected.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!

Douglas Mcpherson

Canada
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Tour: Transferfr Viña del Mar to Santiago AirPort and overview of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Feb 20/16

Juan Carlos was the perfect host for our trip from Vina Del Mar to Santiago via a super Vinyary on the wat. We lunched at a fun restaurant downtown Santiago.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for you comment.

Daniel Radin

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 6/16

Cheryl Landes

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 5/16

I had the best time, Juan was knowledgeable and helpful...sharing his love of these cities...and giving added little "insider" notes about the area!! He customized the tour to my likes, and was very attuned to my needs. Can't say too many good things...LOVED it. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very generous with your comment cheryl. I enjoyed a lot your sense of humor and attitude. Gracias amiga!!!

Rex Berney

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 31/16

Juan C. is a wonderful guide (knowledgeable, excellent English), but also a wonderful person. Our group was met by Juan C. at the cruise terminal in the morning and were given a great tour of Valparaiso/Santiago and delivered to our hotel that evening. I had caught a cold on the cruise and Juan C. was able to arrange a clinic visit, I was prescribed an antibiotic and nasal spray, which we got later. This was more than what a tour guide does, this is was a friend does. So, thanks again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you are well by now back home mi amigo Rex.. Very happy to have shared with you this wonderful day. Take good care of you Hasta la vista!!!

Keith Johnson

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 25/16

Juan did a marvelous job in our tour of Valparaiso on three Casablanca wineries. He is a high degree of knowledge on the wineries and towns. In addition to providing good commentaries and well-planned logistics, he was very effective in communications and in his ease of talking. He was very flexible and adaptive in meeting our tour needs. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your generous comment. You were both extraordinary people on the appreciation of our region, food and wine. Thanks again

Iain Gray

United Kingdom
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 18/16

Juan Carlos gave us a great day out on our trip to Santiago. On pick up we discussed our requirement's! We requested a tour of Valparaiso, Vista del mar and lunch at a Vineyard! His knowledge of the areas visited, history, flora and fauna was brilliant and his enthusiasm for his cities and country was infectious! He recommended a wonderful small vineyard and booked us in for an excellent lunch and a wine tasting. And then we got a short orientation tour of Santiago before dropping us off at our hotel

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure!!

Barry G.

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 8/16

Juan Carlos picked us up at the port and his car had plenty of room for our luggage. He had an excellent tour planned of Valparaiso and the area and then drove us to Santiago via a lovely wine area 'Casablanca'. We stopped for lunch and a glass of the Casablanca area's white wine. We got a brief overview of Santiago on the way to our hotel. Very interesting day.

Barry G.

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 7/16

Juan Carlos had a super day planned for us! We saw and learned a lot by walking through the many fresh markets and other sites in the city center area. It was fabulous and Juan Carlos had lots of good information to share with us about Chile and it's people and culture.

Joan Goodman

Skokie, IL, United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 6/16

Flexible, some of the sights, and a little time to walk around.

Joan Goodman

Skokie, IL, United States
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 5/16

Beautiful area. We were able to walk some in the town, and stop for photos while driving and also a winery along the way. Juan Carlos chose a great place for bar-b-que lunch

Joan Goodman

Skokie, IL, United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 4/16

After a long overnight flight it was great to have someone in the airport to pick us up. (Pickup at the airport was just a little late, but it is difficult like any city in rush hour traffic.) Nice tour of the historic sites, and then took us to our hotel after.

Amy Pitt

United States
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 28/15

Perfect tour. Juan Carlos was very knowledgeable about the region, culture and history. He had a pleasant and engaging personality. His vehicle was clean and accommodated our party of 5 comfortably. He was a very safe driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, I enjoyed as much as you did!!!

Melissa Hills

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

Juan Carlos is knowledgable and friendly. We enjoyed the day spent with him in the beautiful city of Valparasio. We especially liked that he gave us "space" to explore a bit on our own.

Yanna Rachinskaya

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 26/15

We were picked up at our hotel in Santiago and taken via a scenic route to our destination. On the way, Juan Carlos shared his knowledge of the city of Santiago and vicinity. Then we had a discussion on organic wine making followed by the visit to Emilliana winery. Vina del Mar and Valparaiso tour was fun: engaging, good mix of history, culture, and unique characteristics of each city. Recommendations on places to visit and restaurants were on spot and we never felt rushed. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks

Beverly Clinton

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 21/15

We were very pleased with the tour Juan gave us after landing in Santiago and before our cruise ship left Valparaiso. We saw a little of Santiago, then visited a winery and last, saw some of Valparaiso before boarding the ship. Juan was very knowledgeable, communicated well and was very accommodating to our requests. I would definitely use him again.

Donald Boston

RENO, NV, United States
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 19/15

Juan Carlos was very prompt, friendly, excellent driver and spoke excellent English. The tour was very informative and he accommodated our requests. We enjoyed seeing and hearing about the Maipo valley area. We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant and enjoyed a traditional Chilean dish and local beer. Also went to a winery to purchase wine to enjoy on our Cruise. Highly recommend Juan Carlos who is very knowledgeable and friendly. A pleasure to be with.

Donald Boston

RENO, NV, United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 18/15

Juan Carlos was very prompt, friendly and spoke excellent English. He picked us up at the Santiago airport and took us to our hotel to drop off our luggage and freshen up prior to visiting the local fish and vegetable market and seeing other parts of the city. The tour was very informative and he accommodated our requests. Highly recommend Juan Carlos who is very knowledgeable and friendly. A pleasure to be with.

Ann Howell

United States
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

Juan Carlos was punctual in picking me up and in getting me to a flight with my tight schedule. I enjoyed this tour and especially the special Chilean foods he introduced me to--moto con huesillos and a baked empanada.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ann Very enjoyable day...

Don Holmes Jocelyn Holmes

United States
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Tour: #55681, Transfer & Wine Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 22/15

Excellent tour.

Mike Hough

United Kingdom
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 6/15

good tour, nice guy, would recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mike, I really enjoyed your company during Maipo tour!!

David Tharp

United States
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 7/15

Our tour to the Maipo Valley and Andes Mountains was very interesting and relaxing. Jaun Carlos provided information about the region and culture that kept us stimulated throughout the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure David to share with you this lovely región... Thanks very much both of you amigos!!!

Bill Fore

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 21/15

Juan Carlos is terrific. Punctual, thoughtful, discreet, generous, flexible, extremely knowledgable on a wide variety of topics from history, to politics, art, current events and lifestyle. Well educated, well traveled and articulate. Relaxed, with a fine sense of humor. He tailored our tour precisely according to our requests, even revising the agenda as we progressed. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Bill, you are awesome!! Thanks for the good vibrations and comment.

Graeme Bethune

Australia
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 20/15

Another great day with Juan Carlos taking in the sights of Santiago, especially the markets. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are excepcionally generous on your comment, I really enjoyed your company while on tours.

Graeme Bethune

Australia
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 19/15

Juan Carlos gave us a very interesting and informative tour to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. He is very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Graem...

Brenda M.

Australia
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 15/15

This was a wonderful tour that I would recommend to anyone. The guide and driver were great and made us feel very comfortable throughout the day. The guide went out of his way to make sure we had a very informative and enjoyable day and dropped us at the airport at end of tour. Five stars all the way would highly recommend this guide and the tour he put together for us. Thank you we had a wonderful day. We were a group of seven and all agree it was a great day from pick up at the pier to drop of point.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brenda, you made my job very enjoyable from very beginning..

Danny Mak

Canada
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 14/15

Juan Carlos is very knowledgeable and friendly. As a party of 12 we were happy to be provided a very comfortable and clean mini bus that easily handled our lugguage while still giving us room to sit properly. Citytour was given with just enough details. It was nicely paced day. Well organized. We left with an appreciation for the various "faces" of Santiago. An Excellent value!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Danny, it has been a privilege to show you around my place to your party.

Stephen Preston

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 4/15

We spent a very pleasant day traveling from our ship to the airport seeing a major city at its best. His driving skills and knowledge of both cities was perfect. His choice of lunch stop was an amazing restaurant with spectacular sea food. I would book again with out question.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks mi amigo Stephen...

Jj Jager

Netherlands
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 1/15

Juan Carlos is a great and friendly tour guide. His tour is a mixture of the old and the new. The old parts where really great to experience, the new was interesting to see as a comparison but less to our taste. We ended the tour with a great wine tasting in Casablanca that we really liked a lot. We can highly recommend Juan Carlos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are awesome jj, it has been a privilege to be your host in Chile. Thanks .

Barbara Crane

Canada
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 12/15

Juan Carlos is a great tour guide. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Barbara, it was my privilege to be with you in your short stay down here.

Robert Donnelly

Canada
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Tour: Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Jan 30/15

Juan Carlos was at the pier when we arrived. He speaks perfect English and is very knowledgeable about the area from Valparaiso to Santiago. He is a good safe driver. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed his company for the day. We would recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Robert, I also enjoy every minute with your company. Thanks a lot...

Martyn Nightingale

United States
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 25/15

Had an excellent day out with Juan Carlos. In addition to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso he also took me to a winery in the Casablanca valley for a tasting. We lunched at a fantastic restaurant overlooking the ocean. I found Juan Carlos to be very friendly and knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to use him for another tour in the future and would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Martyn!!! It was my privilege to show you around our wonders..

Carol Atkins

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 19/15

We were delighted with our tour with Juan! We had a layover at the airport in Santiago and didn't want to waste the time. Juan met us and took us around to the hightlights of Santiago, a very impressive city. He returned us to the airport at the appointed time to check in for our flight home. He is very personable and easy to communicate with, excellent English, and welcomes questions. 5 stars for sure!! Bob and Carol atkins

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol!!

Anthony Forns

Louisville, KENTUCKY, United States
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Tour: Transfer Airport/Hotel in Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Jan 17/15

Juan Carlos did a great job with the tour.

Robert Nicol

United Kingdom
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Tour: #77279, Maipo Valley & Andes mountains, Maipo, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 16/15

Guide was very informative and helpful. If back to Chile we would definitely book another tour with Juan Carlos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Robert, it's been my privilege to show you my place...

Alan Curtis

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 15/15

I would like to rate our tour with Juan Carlos as 5 out of 5! he was very personable, and we enjoyed his explanations of culture history local customs wine and food. We saw more in 5 hours with Juan Carlos then we could have seen in a week on our own.

Margaret Deacy

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 6/15

Juan picked us up at the airport and gave us a whirlwind tour of Santiago. He is extremely knowledgeable and it is apparent that he loves his city. We had a lovely lunch. I would recommend him as a guide.

Figen Ertas

Turkey
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 3/15

Carlos is an excellent Guide. We recommend him to all Tour by Locals Friends

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks figen, it's been my pleasure to show you around Santiago.

David Smyth

Australia
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Tour: #92159, Vinacoastalbeaches, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 24/14

Day 2 with Juan Carlos amazing again seeing all the sights of valparaiso vina del mar and the coastal drive he is extremely knowledgeable on the history and buildings made sure we had a safe swim took us to all his hidden secret gems Juan Carlos is very professional yet has a great sense of humour and great values. He once again adapted our tour so we could spend time doing what we wanted to do and see without missing the main attractions. Thanks Juan Carlos you made our trip here special and fun

David Smyth

Australia
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 23/14

We had a wonderful 2 days with Juan Carlos. He is very knowledgeable on all aspects of chile, very intuitive to our needs flexible to adapt the tour to our needs like ringing ahead to book us into a winery restaurant that he recommended that we decided on the spur of the moment. We had three generations In the vehicle.He also had a great sense of humour so it was very enjoyable. Very good quality vehicle. I researched a lot before I came and he was able to show us a lot of things we would have missed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David, it's been a privilege to show you my country to such a sweet family...

David Robertson

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 21/14

Superb! That is the consensus among our four passengers that Juan Carlos was the best guide we had on our entire South American cruise trip. His English is excellent. He is very warm and friendly, and his breadth of knowledge regarding Santiago and its neighborhoods, architecture, and history is a must. Clearly we were highly pleased.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much David, it was my pleasure to show you around my place...

Ingrid Cohen

Australia
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 19/14

Very punctual, recommend this method when disembarking from a cruise ship. Tour of Valpario was excellent. Vehicle comfortable, clean and suitable for our party of three with lots of luggage.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ingrid..

Michael Likterev

United States
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Tour: #55682, Transfer From Valparaiso Port to Santiago and Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 17/14

Juan Carlos (not the king of Spain) has provided very informative and so pleasant tour, showing many interesting sites of Valparaiso, Santiago, Vinas Del Mare, etc. The tour included off the major tourist routes such as fish market, for which we are very greatful. It was a lot of fun watching sea lions and huge pelicans around the fish market. We trully enjoyed touring with Juan Carlos and have learnt a lot about wonderful Chile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Michael, it was my pleasure to have you down here... Hope to see you again mi amigo!!

Pat Payne

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 19/14

Juan Carlos was the perfect guide. Knowledgeable, accommodating, professional and enthusiastic. We enjoyed his itinerary as we learned about Santiago. We would highly recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Pat, It's been a privilege to have you as clients... God bless you!!

Sylvia Roosen

Canada
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Tour: #55677, Valparaiso & Viña del mar daytour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Oct 25/14

Juan Carlos was amazing. He customized a tour that included a stop at Bodega Re winery in Casablanca then proceeded to take us to Vina del Mar followed by an amazing trip of Valparaiso. It was extraordinary! And what a driver he is! He showed us so much and was such engaging, excellent and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a personalized, customized tour. He was amenable to everything. Amazing customer/client service!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Sylvia...

Mary Ann Herman

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 19/14

Outstanding knowledge of the city and its culture. Personable and very caring about your happiness with the tour and the activities. Completely customize the tour and took me to a great lunch place by the Central Market.

Aaron Bergen

United States
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Tour: #55678, Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jun 1/14

Excellent, very knowledgeable guide, and pleasant tour.

Wayne Thompson

Australia
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Tour: Transfer Valparaiso-Santiago and viceversa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: May 15/14

I had considered hiring a car for 5 days but opted to take Juan Carlos to drive us to Valpariaso with a tour via Casablanca Valley en-route. Juan Carlos is an excellent guide. His local knowledge and easy manner make him a great companion on your journey. Everything about the tour was professional including recommendations to local sights and restaurants. After 2 nights in Valpariaso he picked us up and did a tour of outside Valpariaso then Santiago dropping us at our hotel. Excellent choice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wayne!! I enjoyed every minute with both of you... God bless you...