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Address: Avenidas Marina 821, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 9 9948 2504
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Description: Tailor-made private tours in Valparaiso and its surrounds off the beaten...
Tailor-made private tours in Valparaiso and its surrounds off the beaten path and at your own pace.
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Even though we had to cancel our Valparaiso & Vina del Mar tour with Michael twice due to personal reasons and illness, he was very gracious about it. He is responsive and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Even though we had to cancel our Valparaiso & Vina del Mar tour with Michael twice due to personal reasons and illness, he was very gracious about it. He is responsive and is excellent in communicating via emails. We plan to use him for our next travel adventure.

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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A quick morning trip to an organic winery. Wine was good, drive was good, Michael, was full of information and ideas.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Michael has an amazing gift for personal connections. He used that to our benefit on our tour when, as we were admiring the architecture of a particular house, the owner stepped out and asked us to come in and see her house. As we were walking down the sidewalk a short time later, a bombero driving an old fire engine... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I arranged a private tour via Michael based on his positive reputation. We had been to Santiago and Valparaiso before so we wanted to have a specialized tour of the area (and skip shopping). About six weeks before our trip, Michael combined us into another group which wasn't our written deal and what we wanted. We were... More 

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Under the leadership of Michael who is a skillful guide my wife and I was treated to a full day of visiting the sights and sounds of Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar. It was not a canned tour in the least. He knows this city like the back of his hand and skillfully guided us to sights along the way... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The 6 of us from Australia were privileged to experience 2 guided tours with Michael as our guide. On the firstly day we toured Valparaiso and the next day we toured Vina Del Mar and its surrounds, including a winery. We found the experience with Michael very enlightening and his commentary most interesting. Prior to our arrival in Valparaiso, he... More 

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Naples fl
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Michael met us and 2 other couples at the airport in Santiago. We had a brif tour of Santiago, tasted wine in Casablanca Valley, and he transported us to our hotels in Valparaiso. The next day we drove down the coast to a small fishing village for lunch, did another wine tasting at Casa Bosque, toured Vin Del Mar (beautiful... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I just spent a day in Valparaiso with Michael as our guide. He was fantastic. He is very knowledgable about the sights but in a very low key entertaining way. He set a pace perfect for us and seemed to know exactly what we wanted to see and hear. He seems to know so many people in... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Michael is an amazing networker, and he used his extensive knowledge of Valparaiso, the surrounding community, and many local people to give us a unique tour of out-of-the mainstream places, as well as more standard fare. He met us at the cruise terminal with his driver as promised, and took us on an all-day tour ending with taking us to... More 

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Valparaiso Region, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We spent a great day in Valparaiso with Michael and one other couple. We walked to lots of sights, had a typical and inexpensive lunch in an historic restaurant, learned about the history and interesting facts and anecdotes, rode some ascensors, and generally had a delightful time while getting a great overview of the city. Michael was knowledgable and flexible,... More 

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