Roy BeckUnited States
We really enjoyed our walking tour of Montevideo with Shalako. We took the ferry from Buenos Aires for the day and he met us at the dock. He is very personable and extremely knowledgeable about Montevideo and Uruguay. We felt comfortable with him immediately. He is a native Uruguayan and gave us a great sense of the country and the culture. Montevideo is a great city for walking and perfect for a walking tour. Shalako gave us recommendations for lunch and how to spend the rest of our day in Montevideo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ruth & Roy for taking the time and effort to come from Buenos Aires to Montevideo! I'm glad you felt welcomed as I felt lucky to meet you. Best wishes, Shalako
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Wonderful tour fantastic guide, one of the best walking tours taken. Very knowledgeable and obviously loves his guiding. Flexible and sense of humour. A truly fantastic day had by my group. thank you for showing us the best of your city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, had a fun time with your group!
Sarann KraushaarUnited States
Maybe it is Shalako's degree in social anthropology or, maybe, it's just his charming personality. The three very rainy hours we spent touring Montevideo and discussing history, architecture, culture, and politics was incredible. He is a professional with a passion for sharing his knowledge. You will not find a better guide to Montevideo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sarann & Stan for your visit and this kind comment. I'm glad you both were eager to learn about my country
Nancy FrehlingUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nancy I enjoyed our tour together and also learned from you all
David K.los angeles, CA, United States
Shalako truly enhanced our Montevideo experience. He communicated with us prior to the tour and meet us promptly at our hotel. In addition to touring the city, we were hoping to learn about the culture, history and politics of Uruguay. Shalako exceeded our expectations. He was knowledgable, enthusiastic and fun. He was extremely accommodating and customized the tour to our interests. Rather than a tour, we felt like we were being shown around the town by a friend. We certainly recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias!! Makes me feel glad you stayed in my country so many days so as to get to know it.
Cindy StephanUnited States
We met our guide today at the hotel in Montevideo and he was so kind to bring his car for my mother, a young 87 year old women and myself. The weather had been very rainy and it was supposed to be a walking tour, but we ended up walking and driving which was perfect. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. Being a few years older than my son, we were able to talk about issues important to his age group along with general cultural,political and historical issues affecting Uruguay today.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy let's keep in touch!
Shalako sent excellent instructions on where to meet him and had my name on a paper. His knowledge and sense of humor made the tour very enjoyable. We saw a variety of historical and cultural sites on our walking tour while learning much about Montevideo and Uruguay. We ended our tour in a delightful historical coffee shop for a delicious cappuccino.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diane for taking the time, we had a good time you are all good people
Charles MillerDallas, TX, United States
Shalako took us on a great walking tour of "old town" Momtevideo as well as the newer town.He was great in explaining the history and culture of Uruguay. We were able to see and hear about much of the city on a beautiful summer day. he gave us a great recommendation for lunch to enjoy the local cuisine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks take care!
Had a wonderful day out and about in Montevideo. Our guide Shalako was terrific, happy to chat and answer all of our questions. We knew very little about Uruguay, after our tour we had a good knowledge of this lovely country with its very culturally diverse history. Shalako was great with communication prior to the tour and happy to adjust the tour to our needs and wants. Our 12 yr old was thrilled to see some of the street art Montevideo has to offer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this great comment! we covered lots of ground on our walking tour on a very warm day. The street art is one of many less known attractions Montevideo has to offer, glad you enjoyed it!
Charles BinderUnited States
Shalako was excellent - he met us at the meeting point, was gracious and took us around Montevideo by foot and also by bus. He was thorough and showed us important sites as well as taken us to a local Sunday market where he encouraged us to sample local foods from vendors. His English was flawless!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Charlie! I could tell by the end of the tour, because of the things you said, that you both really got a grasp of what it means to be Uruguayan. Best wishes
Marshall KatzenUnited States
Five stars. Very knowledgeable and helpful beyond the call of duty. Helped to arrange further activities. Also very personable and pleasant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! And that was a quick response! Really cool you bought that book for me as a gift..that's a first, you are both very original and this showed it. I'm glad I could arrange for you the Punta del Este tour with TBL guide-partner Mariana. You'll have a great time I'm sure! Don't hesistate to write back anytime. All the best, Shalako