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When I travel abroad, I usually do sightseeing by myself. This was the only guided tour I had during my 5-day stay in Santiago. I am very pleased with the tour, which let me visit the site of a remarkable project of mural paintings and mosaics on the end walls of 25 apartment buildings in an ordinary neighborhood of the working class. The paintings were powerfully beautiful and amazingly diverse - representing characteristics and a collective message of the residents of each building who chose a painting from bids by artists from around the world. The guide, Juan Paulo, was very knowledgeable and pleasant, and helped me get an insight of Chilean society and fast growing Santiago. It was a fun experience.
Juan a super attentive and careful driver. Pablo a super laid-back, ongoing and attentive guide. They tried at all times to do the best translations into English, they did it in Spanish in a clear and slow way so that everyone could understand it well. They presented the attractions as planned, even though they had an unforeseen event in the city of Valparaiso. The lunch was very good (already suggested menu with several options and fair price). The attractions were varied and with good walks on the edge of Viña del Mar and enough time to take photos, make videos, etc. The return was on schedule combined with all. I highly recommend the tour and the company.
The tour is well organize and the driver was nice. As aspected, is an organized tour, so you have to wait for "group times" and visit something you'll probably won't like to visit (e.g. wine shop). The only complain was to be "obligated" to eat at "Castillo del Mar", a bit overpriced restaurant but with a beautiful view (actually you're not obligated, but the restaurant is set in a position that doesn't allow you make other choises), and to spend not enough time in Valparaíso, wich was my target. Anyway, for whom like me who have a few time to spend, this tour is a good choise.
Our driver and guide was Christian (?) I believe. We loved him. Perfect combination of useful info and then letting us do our own thing. He provided a delicious lunch with excellent wine. The dam visit is exceptional and a unsurmatched Vista. The blue water and snowy mountains are gorgeous !! I highly recommend this tour !
Ernane was super kind and told us in detail about each part during the whole trip. Made several stops to tell us the history of the sites and allowed us to take pictures of everything. It is a fantastic guide. Our trip to Embalse El Yeso was better precisely because of this guide. Super recommendable!