I went to Valpo and was listening to friends who had been there saying it was a dirty, ugly city worth only a day. I found Michael Arnold on the TA forum and asked him to tour myself and a friend for a day, maybe two.
What a difference a guide like Michael makes! He took us up and down and up and well, you know all over the city showing us sights we would never have seen. I was interested in art and architecture and my friend history and he masterfully combined both for us.
We added a day and he took us to Isla Negra and the wine country as well as a few hidden beaches.
He loves taking small groups around and showing them what a great area it is - his passion shows.
I highly recommend him!