We had arranged with Vivian, the owner of ABC Tours, via email to pick us up from our cruise ship in Valparaiso and take us on tours over two days there and in Santiago. He was waiting for us outside the port building when we were able to get off the ship, just as we had arranged. He then drove us around Valparaiso so could see views from several hilltops. Later we walked up and down the hills of the old part of the city and took an ascensor/funicular, so we felt we had a great introduction to this colorful city. He then drove us to Vina del Mar where we had lunch in a favorite restaurant of the locals. On the way to Santiago, we stopped at a winery in the Casablanca Valley.
On the second day, Vivian picked us up at our hotel in Santiago and we drove to the Maipo Valley where we visited two wineries and had a great lunch in a typical country restaurant.
We would highly recommend using Vivian. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and helped us plan our “independent” days in Santiago. We found his prices competitive – even cheaper than we could have arranged through the cruise ship’s transfer service – and we got to see and do exactly what we wanted.
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