We did 2 of their tours in 2 days. So happy with the guides, the information and the areas we saw. The kids are fabulous, happy, knowledgeable and FUN! You don’t pay for the tour, just tip the guides, but tip them well. They are worth it.
We did one of their tours and it was excellent. Learned how to take public transport, the fernaculars and find our way around the windy streets. You also learn about the different buildings, street art and history of the city. Highly recommend.
Our family recently did the Tours for Tips walking tour in Valparaiso. It was a great tour and one we would all highly recommend. Our guide, Alvero, did an excellent job. He was friendly and personable and made a point of connecting with everyone in our group. We started the tour on schedule and our guide allowed for ample time to take photographs at each stop. He as very knowledgeable, relayed information in an interesting way, answered questions and gave some helpful tips. This three hour walking tour was a great introduction to the city of Valparaiso and really helped us get our bearings. We really enjoyed this walking tour with Alvero. He really seems to enjoy his work and we found him to be an excellent guide. He made this tour a worthwhile experience.
I did finally both tours in Valparaiso because I like the style and the idea. The guys are great and give us a very good overview and insight of their city. Recommendation is to give between 5.000 and 10.000 CLP which is worthwhile to spend. Just do it!
Our guide, Camilo, provided the most insightful and interesting introduction to Santiago and Chile! In only 3,5 hours we were introduced to Chilean history and politics, related sights and places in Santiago, as well as a great introduction to Chilean culture and current affairs! How great it is to be provided such perspectives and facts at our first day of a two-week long stay in Chile. Even our 16 year old son found this sightseeing to be very engaging and interesting! Thank you Camilo! You provided a great introduction for us and for our further stay in Chile! Very recommendable for everyone!
I did both the Offbeat tour in the morning and the Highlights tour in the afternoon. A great way to spend the day getting to know Santiago. You’ll be kind of exhausted walking 6 hours though you have a nice 1.5 hr to rest for lunch in between.
The Offbeat tour is mostly markets and the cemetery. The guide tells you a lot of the cool local food dishes. I thought the cemetery was the most interesting part and is very worth seeing. The markets are cool but I think you could just go to the fish market and eat there instead. I think if you are tight on time and have to choose one, do the highlights and just ask your guide about food recommendations and the cemetery.
Highlights was great. An awesome combination of history, main sites, little random facts about Chile (particularly loved the story about stray dogs and how coffee first got popular in Chile, guess you’ll have to do the tour to find out. 😉
We visited Valparaiso earlier this month and did both walking tours. Fantastic guides and very informative tours. We loved the laid back and relaxed nature which allowed us to understand this chaotic and charming city.
We vote Javier for Wally of the week!
My fiancé and I did two separate tours through “Tours 4 tips” in Santiago. It was our first time visiting Chile, and these walking tours were awesome!! The first tour was with Vincent, and he was definitely our favorite! The morning tour with Vincent was “off the beaten path” and shows tourists the life of a Chilean. We learned a lot about the history of Santiago, and we saw some incredible markets. In addition, the cemetery in Santiago was really interesting. I’ve never seen a cemetery like it! Vincent was the best tour guide we had during our time in Chile and Argentina! He was very personable, fun, and energetic. Fun time!
The afternoon walking tour was with Carlos. He was great!! We also learned a lot about the history of Santiago. I would highly recommend doing both walking tours in Santiago! You won’t regret it.
Camilla was our guide and she was excellent. She was friendly, informative and passionate about the history and city of Santiago. She was the best tour guide we had on our trip through Argentina and Chile. Our tour included the markets and the cemetery and very interesting.
We were exposed to this type of tour (excellent) in Sydney two years ago and took both the morning tour with Vincent (markets, food, smells and the cemetery)and the afternoon tour with Natalie (I hope I got the spelling right) about keys sights and politics. Both were informing, engaging and honest.
We got the perspective of the intellectuals of the young generation (although we would have to hear also science/technology/health young people) about political and economic realities in Chile and we loved hearing how much they care (even if do not always agree with the way they see the future).