Judith HodgsonUnited Kingdom
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 HarrisonUnited States
Leo was so friendly and knowledgeable. He loved sharing his love for Santiago. Lots of fun to be with.
Phyllis Van WanseeleUnited States
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
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
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
Jennie BanfieldUnited Kingdom
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!
Ira SchackUnited States
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
Howard BergerUnited States
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
Magdi GhorisUnited Kingdom
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
Menno van der TorreNew Zealand
Loved the tour. Leonardo was great guide very informative and friendly
Stewart LusskyUnited States
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.
Carol WoodUnited States
Clifford KnowlesAustin, TX, United States
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 RoweUnited States
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.....
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
Patricia W.Victoria, BC, Canada
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.
Joseph StanleyUnited States
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
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 MaysUnited States
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!
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 OttUnited States
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 OppenheimUnited States
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
Pam BassWestport, CT, United States
Without Leonardo's insight, our visit to Santiago would not have been as much fun, nor as educational . Thank you Leonardo ! You are the best.
Friendly, Courteous, Flexible, Knowledgeable... Everything you could wish for in a Guide and more. Just an amazing experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Fadi Thank you for your review and you made the day was fantastic ...I feel you are my friends ..! Leo
John GrundmannUnited States
Lovely tour of local markets and cultural areas of Santiago. Excellent multi-linguistic host and ambassador for the modern Chilean culture. The time spent driving to the top of the mountain provided much better views than from the funicular!
Amy PittUnited States
Leo was very pleasant with a fun personality. For the tour, he was very accommodating. He began our tour at the airport which was very convenient. As part of the city tour, he ran a couple of errands with us which was awesome, given our limited Spanish. The tour was a perfect blend of city highlights, history and culture. By the end of the tour, we felt we had a nice sense of Santiago. His vehicle was very large, accommodating our family of 5 and our luggage.
Deborah RollerUnited States
Do not even think about anyone else. Leo is fun, positive and very knowledgable. Our trip was so much better because we made the choice to have Leo as our tour guide. He knows facts and dates of so many events in Chile and Santiago. He loves Chile and it shows
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debora Thank you for your wonderful comments and you made the tour to be enjoyed, we had a great time Thank you Leo
Ron WebberUnited States
A perfect days tour! Leo took us all over the city and beyond. He is very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area. He knows many of the residents and local police as he also works as a local bodyguard. We felt very comfortable and safe having him lead us around the city by van and on a walking tour of the downtown. Our group of eleven that day all agreed that Leo was the perfect guide to have in the city of Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ron Thank you for your comments and I had a super nice day with your nice group of friends, was a pleasure to be your Guide in Santiago Thank you Leo
Steve PeaseUnited States
Leonardo is a great guide. He accommodated a change in his normal tour time (due to our flight schedule) showed up on time, spent more than the allotted hours and showed me all over. Great tour, lots of helpful cultural insights and would have done even more until I said it was time to get him home to his family. He is very nice and easy to spend time with. I recommend him highly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve Thank you for your comments and I love very much what I do, that why I know when start but I don´t know when I finish Thank you Leo
Robert SchulerUnited States
A great tour and a great guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and I have a very nice day touring in Santiago Leo
Robert SeligerUnited States
Christopher GrossUnited States
This tour exceeded my expectations. Leo was a great companion and guide. In only 5 hours, I felt like I had spent days in Santiago. The itinerary was perfect. This tour is highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christpher Thank you for your comments about your trip in Santiago, I will say Thank you for you book the tour with me Many many Thanks Leo
James LightUnited States
Leo was fabulous! Picked us up right on time from the airport. Nice clean transportation. Very informative about history of Santiago while driving us to different areas of town. Took us to a local seafood restaurant which was outstanding! Could not have ask for a better guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. James Thank you for your great review and I am super happy you had a good time visitng Santiago,Chile and Thank you for trust in my job and I had a excellent time to Thank you Leo
Jason BurnsUnited States
Anyone traveling to Santiago or somewhere in the vicinity for the first time should absolutely book Leo to show you around the city! His knowledge of the area is second to none and he is an absolute pleasure to be with! When we go back to Chile again we will definitely book him again if nothing else just to say hello over a nice meal with some wine.
Benjamin GreensladeUnited Kingdom
Wayne J.United States
Leo did an excellent job introducing my wife and I to Santiago. Extremely informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Waune Thank you for your review and the best way to see Santiago is taking a tour by local tour guide and I love what I do Thank you Leo
Robert G.United States
There are not enough stars to rate Leonardo.. This was one of the best tours we have ever taken.. I wish he could be in every city we visit.. Great equipment and driver.. Adjust the trip according to your needs and requests.. You can't go wrong using Leonardo... Thanks...
Leo gave us a very good and personally customized tour. Would repeat
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan Thank you for your review and I will be here just ib¿n case you be back or you can recommend me Thank you Leo
Aaron MolenUnited States
Great tour and great guide!!! We would highly recommend Leo to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and kind guide to show you around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aaron Thank you for your comment and I love what I do..!! Thank you for your recommendation Leo
Doris ChanScarborough, ON, Canada
As a member of Doris's group joining Leo's Santiago city tour today, I must say that we enjoyed it so much. Leo was courteous, cheerful, punctual and knowledgeable providing excellent service to us.The aircon tour van is clean, tidy and spacious and thank you for Sergio the driver's quality service and driving skills. From my personal point of view, Leo is a professional tour guide, and we are fortunate to have selected him for our tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thank you for your review and honestly I had a super good time guiding your group and if you came back to Chile very happy I will be your local Guide again..!! Thank you Leo
We can recommend Leo as an excellence Guide.The Walk through Santiago Passung interesting places and others he liked best as we do now was fantstic. The discussions with him about life in Chile, Economy, Education, political Situation etc.were very impressive. Leo thank you very much, it was a great experience
Glenn GriffinUnited States
Tour was terrific, took in a lot of territory in a short period of time. Unfortunately we only had one afternoon to tour. Felt like we got a good overview of Santiago. Perfect when we go back, which we plan to do. Leo was knowledabe, enthusiastic, understood what we wanted to see and did not want to see. Tour had a good mix of riding and walking. Had a nice conversations with locals that Leo helped translate. Leo's driver also was very good. We highly recommend Leo.
Rathna R.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rathna, Thank you for your 5 star of the Santiago City Tour. Thank you, Leo
William T.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. William Thank you for your 5 star of the tour Santiago Cultural, Historical and Locals Markets Thank you Leo
Liz WaddingtonUnited Kingdom
Leo is a fabulous guide. His English is perfect and his knowledge and expertise on santiago is amazing. He really goes the extra mile to ensure you have a great tour. His time keeping is perfect and really tailors the tour to the interests of the family/group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Liz, Thank you for your review! I had a great time guiding you and your family. Thank you, Leo
Diane HartUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Diane & Mr. Peter Thank you for your score of the tour in Santiago, I had a excellent time to be your local guide Thank you and enjoy the rest of your trip in Chile Leo
Michael G.huntington beach, CA, United States
Leo was a great tour guide. He did a good job of showing us the real Santiago- not the tourist kind of stuff. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael Thank you so much for your nice review and I am glad you like the tour in Santiago andThank you for let me show the real City If you ever come back to Chile or re commend to other persons ..please let us know Thank you Leo
My family and I enjoyed a full day tour of Santiago and visited the beach to see Humbolt penguins. We had a great day. Enjoyed every part of the tour. Leo was a fantastic guide. Very informative and a fun guy. He showed us condors on the way to the beach which was a bonus. He is also a great photographer so we have great family photos to look Back on. Thank you Leo, we would definitely recommend your tours and Would certainly use tours by locals again. Michelle. (Australia)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle Thank you for your great review of the tour... I did to your wonderful family and I had a real good time be your local guide in Chile ..if you came back to Chile...I will be waiting for you and your family with a very big smile Thank you so much many many times Leo
Dwight JamesUnited States
We had a great time in Santiago , Chile. Leo was very knowledgeable, He carried us all around the city and explained the history of the different sites. The central market was something to see. Also looking out over the city from on top of the hill where the statue of Mary is, that was an awesome view. I don't think we could have gotten a better tour guide. He made the tour fun the whole day. We highly recommend using Tour by Locals and Leonardo as guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dwight James Thank you for your review and for you book the tour I feel I was guiding a friends , you Dad and you are a great persons..! I enjoy very much be your Local Tour Guide and a big huge Thank you Leo
Ronald KratzerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Ronald Thank you for you book the tour to see Santiago and my apologies for all the traffic complication, in Santiago organize big sport event is out my control Thank you Leo
Nancy CavinessUnited States
Leo was a great guide and answered all our questions with great knowledge of the area. Enjoyed every minute of the tour. Would have been nice to have had the same guide both days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Nancy Thank you for your review and I am happy you enyoyed the tour in Santiago with me Thank you Leo
Marilynn LovettUnited States
Very well informed, friendly, and thorough. We enjoyed the tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marylinn Thank you for your review Leo
Lowell SafersteinWest Orange, NJ, 07052, United States
Leonard spoke excellent English and had a wonderful up beat personality. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of Chile including politics, history, culture and food which we were especially interested in as my wife Rosalie is a food writer in New Jersey. Our tour through the food markets was the highlight of the tour. Leonard knew many of the people in the market and introduced us to them which made us feel very welcomed. We enjoyed sitting in the market and having lunch together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Lowell Thank you... for share the experience you had touring with me around in Santiago specilly at the food marked ..I hope Mrs. Rosalie had a great time also having good instroduccion of the local food and product of the season ..I had a great time having lunch together too. Thank you Leo
Richard ReesWest Vancouver, BC, Canada
Leonardo gave us a great morning tour of downtown Santiago. We lucked in to the changing of the guard at the Presidential Palace and ended up in the food markets (very lively and colourful) and had a great lunch surrounded by locals. Thanks again Leonardo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Richard Thank you for the review and I am happy you had a great time around the food markets and have the local food of the season and you bring the lucky to see the changing of guard at the presidential palace ..Thank you Leo
Michael KaminskiUnited States
Leo was very good. He took us on a walking tour, which accomplished a lot more than if we had driven. Then, he acceded to my request to go by the former train station that was designed by Eiffel. He took us to some local markets, which was very interesting. Then, we went to see the Virgin Mary statue on top of the hill. My kids are 13 years old, and he was extremely kid friendly. He even practiced Spanish with them, which they are learning is school!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Michael Thank you for your comments and I am very happy you and yours kids have a good time seeing the real life of the City .. Gracias Amigo un Abrazo y Felices Fiestas Navideñas Leo
Louise ThibodauxBirmingham, AL, United States
We landed in Santiago to find that due to their national elections all shops would be closed on the day of our tour. So Leo took us on a tour of the city and showed us many localities outside the downtown area. We especially enjoyed the visiting the markets. I think Leo must know each of the inhabitants of Santiago personally! He is a man who never meets a stranger. We have already recommended him to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Louise Thank you for your review and you can tell I love my job and Yes I know a lot people every where is better to have friends then money ... who never meet a stranger Thank you Leo
Bruce GrayUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Bruce I hope you have a nice tour in Santiago My best Leo
Leonardo is very personable and knowledgeable about the history of Santiago, and the different districts in the city. There is a Presidential election in two weeks, and he was very informative about the issues and the people running for office. He asked about some of my preferences for the tour, and he was very flexible in tailoring the tour to what was important to see, and what I eas interested in seeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John Thank you for your comments..its was a pleasure to be your Local Guide in Santiago , any time your our tourism service please let me know Thank you Leo
Juergen RichterUnited States
The tour was perfect in every aspect. Leo is very personable and knowledgeable and tries very hard to please.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: MR.Juergen and Mrs. Ivonne Thank you for your review and we was a time we made the day and tour work mix with a local sea food at the Fish Market Thank you
Mark C.Saint Charles, ILLINOIS, United States
Leo did an excellent job responding to our needs. When our airline posted incorrect flight arrival information, Leo promptly and cheerfully handled the situation to our satisfaction. He is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, personable, and polite. We enjoyed our time with him and and appreciated what we learned about Santiago and Chile. He made us feel safe and comfortable during our short visit. We highly recommend Leo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Arlene & Mark Christensen Thank you for your review of my tourism service..yes the Airline made a mistake with the arrival time but as a professional Tour Guide we must to be ready for all this situation.. If you be back to Chile I will be here with a big smile and give my best to you have the best time traveling Thank you Leo
We loved touring with Leo, he was very friendly and most knowledgeable. Had a great day and would certainly recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Bonnie Thank you for your time to you write a review of your Tourism Services, I love what I do as a Tour Guide you are very welcome to Chile many times again or you can recommend to your friends our Tourism Services by Tours by Locals Thank you so much, Leo
Robert LambrixUnited States
Leonardo is the consummate professional tour guide, knowledgable, personable, and enthusiastic. We had a marvelous tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr.Robert Lambrix Thank you for your message and also for your review of the Tour we did in Santiago by the locals area of the City Thank you !!
Stacy WeissUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Lotty Thank you trust in my job any time again you have any client to Guide in Chile I will be very happy to do it Thank you !!
Harold ( Hal) ResnikoffUnited States
Senor Leonardo was excellent. He had excellent English skills, easy to understand and took the time to give us information about local sites we visited and answered all of our questions. We would highly recommend him and your company to anyone in the future. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Hal Resnikoff
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Hal Resnikoff Thank you for your review, You are very welcome many times when you came back to Santiago nxt time we go to Andes Mountain Thank you my Friend !!
Gail PrestonUnited States
This was my first tour with Tours by Locals and it surpassed by expectations. Leo was timely, knowledgable,and prepared a great tour for us and then personalized it as we went along. A very enjoyable day and we spent the rest of our trip telling others about Tours by Locals.
Joseph ShamboUnited States
Mary Ellen WeberUnited States
We fell in love with Santiago as Leonardo introduced us to the city he loves as well. We had a wonderful lunch at a seafood restaurant and saw the city and the neighborhoods too. His knowledge and presentation were professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms.Mary Ellen Weber My apologies fornot returning your message sooner Thank you for this review ! I will be here for the next time you return to Chile or recommend to your friends Thank you and have a great day !
Philip MegaliUnited States
My husband and I loved this tour. We will always try to use toursbylocals in the future. Leo was wonderful. He was friendly, fun, and very knowledgeable. He spoke excellent English. He planned a perfect blend of walking and driving. We saw and did so much more than we ever would have on those big bus tours. As we walked through the city, he seemed to know everybody. He took us to a great place for lunch, and a beautiful craft market for shopping. We saw so much of the city as he drove. Thank you, Leo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow ! You dont know how happy I feel with this testimonial of your experience join a Tour with me, it was a real pleasure to do What I am doing I dont know If a have a job I love it ! You are very welcome to visit Chile and all way you will find me in Tour By Local Thank you !