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Ruta Valparaiso - Private Tours

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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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+56 9 9844 3958
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“Ruta Valparaíso”. Walking city tours using public transportation.Why is it...

“Ruta Valparaíso”. Walking city tours using public transportation.Why is it a good idea to experience one of our city tours?Simply because we are local guides, insiders. Our expertise tells us what you´ll love. Our tours are unique experiences related with the city, its people and its identity. We´ll take you to the typical places as well as to the hidden magical spots. Every detail with us can become a great story to tell.

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A DAY WITH LEO SILVA IN VALPARAISO

It just does not get better than this. Leo is by far the best tour guide ever. He knows all the best places restaurants stories and surprises.Leo is so knowledgeable about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It just does not get better than this. Leo is by far the best tour guide ever. He knows all the best places restaurants stories and surprises.Leo is so knowledgeable about Santiago. His compassion and smile when he talks about his country He is so proud. We went to lunch at an authentic chilean rest Fantastic food great service WOW.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arranged a tour with Cristian by email following the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor. My husband and I were travelling with two friends and arrived in Valparaiso at the cruise terminal where we were due to meet him and although we had arrived a little early there was Cristian bouncing with life and making us feel so welcome right... More 

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Dallas
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Leo Silva met us at our hotel and showed us the city as few tourists ever experience it! He led us around to visit historic sights and buildings, and showed us many of the beautiful murals that are one of the city's unique treasures. All this with very knowledgeable insight into what makes Valparaiso so special. I would highly recommend... More 

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Bennington, Vermont
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

We arranged this tour by email in advance, and took a morning bus to Valparaiso from our hotel in Santiago. Leo met our bus and off we went -- mostly on foot, but also by hopping public buses here and there. Leo must have done this tour hundreds of times, but he was engaging and energetic throughout. He gauged our... More 

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

We did a one day tour of Valparaiso with Leo of Ruta Valparaiso. It's a great, quirky place with lots of character but you need an expert guide who knows and loves his city. Leo is exactly that; if you want to do Valparaiso justice, see it with Leo or one of his colleagues at Ruta. Simple as that!

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

I contacted Cristian to arrange a tour and transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago. Due to my lack of internet access before arriving, there was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing but, from the moment Cristian (and Jorge the Driver) met us, all went smoothly and according to plan. None of us were interested in a winery tour. Cristian immediately reorganised... More 

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Cape Coral Fl
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

I read such great reviews on here about this company so I contacted them via email explaining that we would like transfer from the cruise terminal in Valparaiso to Santiago, a tour of the city and a stop in the wine country along the way. Their response was prompt and filled with lots of information. After some back and forth... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

We were fortunate to experience two different guides on two different tours and days. Both Leo and Isaac were wonderful guides, listening to our individual requests while sharing their knowledge and experiences of the city. They are a wealth of facts and interesting knowledge, but the best part of their guiding is that it is much like spending a day... More 

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Plantation
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

I found Cristian from reading these reviews and was sold after his prompt and thorough responses to numerous emails. I arranged for a party of 8 to be picked up at the port, tour Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar, stop for lunch, tour Santiago with a drop off at the airport...a 10 hour day. He met us at the port... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed with the service and staff at Ruta Valparaiso. Cristian went above and beyond to help plan and confirm the details of our tours. Post cruise my husband and I had a 1/2 day walking tour with Isaac. Isaac was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Isaac loves his city, and is obviously proud to show it off. With Isaac... More 

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