Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Santiago-Valparaiso-Chile by Tour Guide Sergio A. (Guide #6834)


Shirley Mueller

Indianapolis, INDIANA, United States
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Tour: #59143, Santiago to Valparaiso with wine tour and sightseeing of Valparaiso port., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 23/17

Jerry L.

Chile
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 9/17

Sergio initially evaluated what our interests & expectations were. Sergio then took us on a once in a lifetime tour that introduced us to his beloved Chile. He went above and beyond the tour description to ensure that we would never forget our Chilean travel experience under his guidance. We highly recommend Sergio as your Chilean tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow

Philip Wener

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

Fantastic guide with excellent knowledge of Santiago.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Tom Brettschneider

United States
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 16/17

Great tour with a great tour leader. He waited on the ship that was delayed but still gave us 9 hours of his time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I do not know what to say.

Bede Wevita

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 15/17

When we arrived the port workers were on strike. It took 4 hours to get out of the ship. He waited did his best to accommodate our wishes for the rest of the day. His knowledge of wine was incredible. We enjoyed and recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are my fevorite priest. Good luck

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: #91891, Wine Tour to Colchagua Valley full day, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 10/17

Do not miss Sergio as your guide !!! He is an intelligent, thoughtful, English speaking man well versed in history, food & wine in the Valparaiso & Santiago are. You will not be disappointed.In addition, we enjoyed his company very much for 4 days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: #91655, Wine Tour at Maipo valley Full day, know for reds., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 9/17

Do not miss Sergio as your guide !!! He is an intelligent, thoughtful, English speaking man well versed in history, food & wine in the Valparaiso & Santiago are. You will not be disappointed.In addition, we enjoyed his company very much for 4 days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 8/17

Do not miss Sergio as your guide !!! He is an intelligent, thoughtful, English speaking man well versed in history, food & wine in the Valparaiso & Santiago are. You will not be disappointed.In addition, we enjoyed his company very much for 4 days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, I also enjoy your company.

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: #94780, Cruise Terminal - Valparaiso city tour - Cruise Terminal, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 7/17

Do not miss Sergio as your guide !!! He is an intelligent, thoughtful, English speaking man well versed in history, food & wine in the Valparaiso & Santiago are. You will not be disappointed.In addition, we enjoyed his company very much for 4 days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Robert King

United States
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 3/17

Sergio was perfect. The tour was exactly as we had hoped. .The success was due to Sergio's flexibility and responses to our cited needs. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great review. Thank you.

Elaine Stark

United States
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Tour: #94779, Cruise Treminal - Wine Valley - Cruise Terminal, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 20/17

Sergio is very knowledgeable and we had such a wonderful day on our wine tour on Jan. 20th. Went to 3 wineries and had wonderful champagne, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and lunch. Saw some lovely small towns, came back to Velparaso, had a ride in an ascender (like an elevator that goes up the side of an incline). Saw beautiful murals and did a stop at a chocolate shop. Sergio made my husband and me fall in love with Chile. I would give this a 5 star rating and would recommend this tour to all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elaine.

Bruce Barnett

United States
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

I recommend him. Sergio is a very safe driver, and extremely generous with his time and knowledge. We visited an exquisite winery, had a special lunch and drove around to virtually all of the main sites in Santiago.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank very much.

Richard Bradley

United States
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Tour: #59143, Santiago to Valparaiso with wine tour and sightseeing of Valparaiso port., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Our tour with Sergio was excellent. He was kind, considerate and great fun to be with as he provided good guidance and cultural insight as we toured. I would definitely take another tour with him. He is quite knowledgeable and familiar with many aspects of Chilean culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure ti hace take you and Kent Touriño. Thank you.

Stephen M.

Indianapolis, IN., United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 22/16

Had a good time with him. Very knowledgeable of the history of the area.

Allison Cantonis

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 7/16

5 out of 5!! All good!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Joseph Stanley

United States
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Tour: #59143, Santiago to Valparaiso with wine tour and sightseeing of Valparaiso port., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Aug 10/16

Was a fun very informative tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx you very much.

Richard Van Sickle

United States
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Tour: #58905, Santiago to Valparaiso with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 13/16

Sergio gave a really good tour - lots of history and he took us to a wonderful place to eat in Valparaiso. all in all a great day and transfer.

Jane Mann

United Kingdom
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Tour: Sun set at the Andes Moantain, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Feb 17/16

amazing area, beautiful, guide really informative but he took a pal along for the ride

Helen Manning

Canada
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 16/16

Sergio did a good job giving us a flavour of the city by taking us to several places that reflect the lives of some of the people. He went out of his way to take us to some places that was not listed on our itinerary. We went to a colourful market where they had a wide variety of produce, some that I would not see at home.. He explained some of the typical dishes that people eat and took us to a restaurant to taste it. We left Santiago with a far better knowledge of the city and its people. It was fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Helen Manning

Canada
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 15/16

Sergio did an excellent job to show us this exciting and vibrant city of Valparaiso and Viño Del Mar. I really liked being able to park and then walk for many blocks to really have the "feel" of the city. It gave us a chance to marvel at all the works of art, the narrow passages and hilly streets. He took us to various neighbourhoods to experience. We stopped for lunch at a fabulous restaurant where we got an amazing view of the city. He seemed to know all the right places to go. It is highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank very much

Eugene M.

Cerritos, CA, United States
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 14/16

Sergio met us at the ship right on schedule. Took us out along the very picturesque rocky coast. We walked in the old German and English Neighborhood, great views of the city and Bay. Had lunch, looked at all the murals painted on the buildings and shopped in some of the great little artesian shops. Then it was time to drive to the airport in Santiago. Sergio filled us in on the history of the area and answered all our questions. He is very pleasant and accommodating. If we go back we'll tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Joyce Cymerman

United States
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Tour: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Date: Feb 12/16

This was one of the best days of my entire trip! Sergio wand his driver picked me up at the appointed time and we had a very comfortable ride from Santiago to Valparasio. Along the way, we made a change in the itinerary and stopped at one of the local wineries. After a tasting and a short tour of the facility, we proceeded on to Valpo. Sergio was an excellent conversationalist, telling me all about Chile and answering all my questions. We had a delightful time touring Valparaiso. Highly recommend him!

Bridget Fisher

United Kingdom
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

Sergio was an interesting and informative guide who showed us many sides of Santiago. He took account of my limited walking ability and yet we still managed to see many things including the preColombian museum, the changing of the guard, the stock exchange and the cathedral. He also picked up on my interest in mosaics and took us to the Puente Alto - fantastic! We totally recommend Sergio as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much y enjoy it to

Peter Smith

Castle Rock, CO, United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 30/16

Great tour in the allotted time with vineyard, great lunch and Valparaiso walking and driving tour. Sergio is very knowledgeable about the history, economics, politics and culture of Chile and especially Vaparaiso.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yhank you very much for your coment.

Thomas Allison

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 28/16

Great way to experience Santiago on our first day in Chile. Sergio made the day special with his knowledge and personality. Perfect combination of traveling by car and walking.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much

Lena Walldin

Sweden
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Tour: #59143, Santiago to Valparaiso with wine tour and sightseeing of Valparaiso port., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 16/16

Our guide Sergio was very good! He took us to a lovely winery and guided us around in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. We can strongly recommend him!

Alexander Mesbur

Canada
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Tour: #59143, Santiago to Valparaiso with wine tour and sightseeing of Valparaiso port., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 7/16

Sergio was engaging, charming and informative, and sensitive ..and responsive.. to our interests. His waking tour of Valparaiso gave a real sense of this historic city, and his choice of lunch venue was outstanding. He is especially knowledgeable about food and wine, and arranged a comparative tasting at VinaMar winery. Highly recommend him in Santiago and area. Note our tour was opposite the one described on the TBL site. Sergio met our cruise in Valparaiso and delivered us to our hotel in Santiago.

Martin Cobern

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

Sergio is a fantastic guide: knowledgable, well-spoken and courteous. Our goals were a bit unusual: we wanted a one-day orientation so we could explore on our own on our way back. He was marvelous, showing how to get between them, including Metro stops. We also visited several neighborhoods with cages and shops. He was very considerate of my limited mobility and several times got the car & chime back for us. Bravo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Whye Suet Leong

Malaysia
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Tour: Sun set at the Andes Moantain, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Apr 4/15

The trip to Andes Mountain was a very nice experience and Sergio has imparted good knowledge to us about the locals and culture. We managed to get some nice pictures based on his recommendations as well as experiencing the local Empanadas using the traditional fire oven method. However, it is important that advance reservation is made for dinner at the Mountain Lodge prior to the tour as we did not manage to have any dinner during the tour despite being part of the itinerary i.e. dinner sunset.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for.your comment.

Whye Suet Leong

Malaysia
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 1/15

Sergio is very knowledgeable about the history, culture and general knowledge of various aspects. It is appreciated that he admits not knowing certain questions posted to him instead of making up the answers for them. Sergio is also very accommodate to the special requests made on the city tour and provided us the option of visiting neighboring areas of Santiago or spending more time in downtown.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I al sorry for the way that the manager of the lodge reacted it was a long week end in Chile he was having more custumers tan ussual and hall of the time people stay there for dinner the other half the hace something lite like We got, next time I will hask the custumer if they want to have dinner and call the place. Leong Thank you for your comment it was fun being with you.

Abhijit Basu

India
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 16/15

We had 2 very senior citizens with us. Sergio took exceptional care to ensure they were comfortable and that they had places to rest on the slightly longer walks. We were able to see this pretty city leisurely and with a running commentary that gave us a good view of the city. Good man, Sergio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Peggy Groce

Mt Pleasant, SC, United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 16/15

Wonderful tour today. Enjoyed every minute of it. Sergio was such a great guide and my nephew and I saw all the highlights. Gardens, Museum, Shopping, Great Chilean lunch and Scenery. Would do it again. Thanks for a fun day Sergio! Peggy & Chris

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank very much for yours words

Mark K.

United States
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 26/14

We had a great time with Sergio, who showed us the highlights of both Valparaiso and Santiago. We never felt rushed and Sergios local knowledge provided us with the best opportunity to see as much as we could in a short period. Sergio went the extra mile to assure our visit was a great one. We would highly recommend using Sergio when the Vina/Valparaiso/Santiago area!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Anne White

United States
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Tour: #91655, Wine Tour at Maipo valley Full day, know for reds., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 24/14

Sergio was a wonderful guide; punctual, accommodating, excellent knowledge. He was very helpful, via on line, before we ever arrived in Santiago, pre-confirmed our tour and time the day before, and was flexible regarding departure time upon arrival for the tour. He flawlessly managed all the 'tour details' (tickets, access to establishments, alternative suggestions for dining, and winery visitations). Would highly recommend his services to Santiago travelers. Thank you, Sergio. A. White

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank vêtu much.

Edith Tashma

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 15/14

absolutely excellent tour guide! Perfect day. Well planned and flawless execution.

Edith Tashma

United States
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Tour: #59143, Santiago to Valparaiso with wine tour and sightseeing of Valparaiso port., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 14/14

Loved the choice of wineries and the great day!

Amanda Whitney

Australia
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Tour: Sun set at the Andes Moantain, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Dec 13/14

Totally amazing. Do not hesitate to take this tour. Sergio exeeded our expectations and tailored our tour to suit our every request. From stopping at road side stalls to eat local fare to watching the sunset over the snow capped mountains it was incredible. To finish the evening we continued on to the hot springs to soak away the jet lag under the stars. Experience of a life time.

Nachman Maister

Canada
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 24/14

Very happy with tour with Sergio, spent a better day than expected and had everything well explained. (Natie) Nachman

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Monika Dysart

United States
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 20/14

Sergio did an excellent job with our group of 5. Highlight of the tour was the stop at the winery and the introduction to local sparkling wine at Indomita Winery. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sergio. Very knowledgeable, able to answer any questions we had, and he provided excellent information throughout the entire tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Claude A.

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jul 8/14

Sergio was gracious, polite, and equally professional. The tour went great. He was very flexible about the schedule and knowledgeable about Santiago. He provided information that only a local would know and always mindful of my security. Sergio also gave me advise on other places I should visit since I would be in the city for several more days. I followed his suggestions and had fun! Based on my experience I will recommend "tours by locals" to my friends and will use this service again in the future.

Keith Kappmeyer

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 13/14

I had Sergio for three tours and they were all exceptional. He has a broad range of knowledge and was able to change things to fit my very specific interests. I have been traveling for 60 years and he ranks up with the very best guides I have had.

Keith Kappmeyer

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 12/14

Keith Kappmeyer

United States
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Tour: Airport Pick up to Santiago Hotel, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Apr 11/14

Sue Brown

Australia
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Tour: #94780, Cruise Terminal - Valparaiso city tour - Cruise Terminal, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 15/14

Our tour with Sergio was great. There were only 4 of us & this was still cheaper than any ships tour and we had personal service. We saw a side of Valparaiso we would never have seen without this tour and loved it. We also had a great lunch at a restaurant frequented only by locals. Sergio was knowledgeable, professional and considerate. We were most impressed when we became tired walking up and down those hills, so we sat and waited, while he went down, collected the car and picked us up. Thanks Sergio.

Leslie Brown

United States
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Tour: #59143, Santiago to Valparaiso with wine tour and sightseeing of Valparaiso port., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 14/14

We had a wonderful tour. Sergio was knowledgeable and very informative. We required a very large vehicle because we had so much luggage and he was definitely prepared for us! If and when I return to the area, I would tour with Sergio again. There were six of us-all of whom have done a great many tours and we all agreed that this was one of the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Roger Bawcutt

United Kingdom
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Tour: #58905, Valparaiso to Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 9/14

Barry Feinberg

United States
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Tour: Wine Tour to Aconcagua Valley Full Day, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Jan 24/14

Sergio was a great guide and very patient and accomadating. My wife and I consider him as a friend. The Feinbergs

Barry Feinberg

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 23/14

Beverly Brummelhuis

Canada
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Tour: Light Hike to Waterfall at Maipo River canyon, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Dec 31/13

Tours by locals in this case was a rip off. We were charged 350.00 USD for a 10 USD hike. The driver (Sergio) was not a guide and I did not find him a pleasant person. He himself only claimed to be a driver and is only licensed as a transport provider. This was my first experience with tours by locals and hope this is not an example of what they provide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry you think my tour was not up to expectations. I do try to deliver tours with a pleasant experience in mind and things tend to work out well. The drive to the waterfall is 1 1/2 hour each way, which is a big part of the price of the tour. Your group seemed to be enjoying each others company and laughed most of the time. This gave me no room to relay the info I had prepared.

Darlene Vandevenne

Canada
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Tour: #91655, Wine Tour at Maipo valley Full day, know for reds., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 20/13

Sergio provided an outstanding tour of the Maipo wine valley. He was very knowledgeable on wine, the geography and history of the area and was accommodating of our interests, directing us to wines we would enjoy and making recommendations for lunch. We believe he went above and beyond with this tour and we would gladly use him again.

Ingeborg Scheer

Wien, A, Austria
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 29/13

Sergio, was an excellent Guide. He took us where we wanted to go. For the meals he took us to authentic places. He was an excellent driver in very challenging Traffic condition. I would recommend him and would like to thank him for the Day in Santiago Chile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Bruce Gray

United States
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Tour: Blend, bottle and take home your wine program., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Nov 22/13

Ben Thomas

United States
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Tour: #59750, Full day city tour of Santiago, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 30/13

Sergio knew a lot about the city, but we visited the day before Easter and a lot of places were closed. He picked us up at the airport and then started the tour trying to find a place to eat breakfast, I would have been happy to go to our hotel and have him pick us later to start the tour. I would have rather gone to Valpraisio. Santiago was not impressive as a city. I would advise Sergio to communicate more with his clients by email prior to the tour, we would have changed the tour and paid more.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to Sergio about better ways to communicate with travelers.

Bonnie Way

Canada
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Tour: #58905, Transfer Valparaiso-Santiago with sightseeing of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso., Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 17/13

We had a great day with Sergio. He is very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information on Chile, Valparaso and Santiago. Enjoyed him very much and would recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.