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Looking for an Excellent Guide to Take Us from Valpo to Santiago

Looking for an Excellent Guide to Take Us from Valpo to Santiago

Mar 1st, 2019, 01:55 PM
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Looking for an Excellent Guide to Take Us from Valpo to Santiago

We would like to be picked up in Valpo and driven by way of Casablanca valley including a stop at a winery, and a lunch stop to Santiago. We are looking for a good guide who is also a good driver. Your help would really be appreciated. We pride ourselves on finding good guides and so far, we haven't located one for this part of our trip.

Many thanks for you help.

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Mar 6th, 2019, 05:20 AM
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Leo Cuzmar is your man! We have used him and his associates twice. He is the best.
Here is my review: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/18148075-post2.html

Be sure to read his testimonials: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi...an_Region.html
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Mar 6th, 2019, 05:27 AM
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thank you very much. He sounds so considerate.
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Mar 6th, 2019, 08:47 AM
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We actually hired a guide/driver to do almost exactly the same, but in the reverse direction. We used Micheel Arnold, [email protected] https://myvalparaiso.cl .

We arrived at Santiago airport in the morning. He picked us up (told us exactly where to meet him outside of terminal), stopped at 3 wineries for tastings (we did not opt to go on a tour), took us to lunch in a (very) off the beaten path Empanada place (basically a small restaurant in a local's home). He had given us that choice, or a higher end lunch at a winery. He also took us on some alternate scenic routes, stops at various spots along the way, that he though were worth seeing (including private museum with all kinds of collected items, belonging to his elderly friend with a home overlooking the sea), and then took us to our hotel in Valpo. He was prepared to do even more, basically dedicating his entire day to us, but we were pretty exhausted from an overnight flight, that we barely slept on, so by late afternoon, we were ready to rest at the hotel..

We really enjoyed his company. We talked about so many things, that by the time he dropped us off, it was like leaving an old friend. He made that first day in Chile very special.

Also, he happened to be one of the lower cost guides I had contacted.

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