I am a writer of Travel Guidebooks
and travel extensibly around Europe and South America. In a newsgroup, I knew
a nice lady from Pennsylvania and I helped her with a few tips for her trip
to Chile. Later, we became friends and she recommended me to other cruisers
and suggested me to organize shore excursions in a more formal way, making well
use of my experience.
2001 I began to offer personal tours to small groups in Valparaíso, Santiago
de Chile and Coquimbo. In the season 2001-2002 the tours are offered also in
Arica, Puerto Montt, Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Buenos Aires.
My extensive experience as a writer of Travel Guidebooks had helped me to create
a net of people who would attend you like a friend would do. Each personal
tour is individually tailored for a maximum
of 6 members. In that way each traveler can be inmersed in the country
that are visiting; stops are made wherever a passenger likes. Just let me to
know if you like, National Parks, Chilean Wine, Museums, Shopping, Photography
or perhaps a Galapagos trip.
Passengers are taken from/to the Hotel or side of the
dock by myself or the guide in charge of the tour, together with
a professional driver; on board there is always a cell
phone, sometimes even WAP.
In many tours are offered complimentary sweets, chocolates,
soft drinks, mineral water; you always will find a nice surprise.
With the exception of "Asados" (barbecues), lunch it is not included, but the
guide can suggest places that suit your preferences. Nor the Guide nor the organizers
receive any comission from recommended merchants.
For those passengers arriving or leaving at Valparaíso, I offer 10
minutes of free phone calls to the US/Canada and, like in most of
the excursions, 60 minutes of free use of Internet.
At the end of the tour the guide will give you a form to fill with your opinion
and suggestions. Please give it back to the tour guide sealed inside the envelope
provided. Any information that you give me is optional and is received under
condition that I will not sale, use or share it with any other person or company.
I will only use to prepare better tours for present and prospective travellers.