The quality of the tour guides really made th...
Nov 20 - Dec 2, 2023
The quality of the tour guides really made this trip special. I had private or very small group tours, and this made for some amazing conversation and learning. My guide in Santiago and Valparaiso, Dominique, provided lots of knowledge and was simply fun to hang out with and talk about differences in Chilean and American culture. The private dinner was the highlight of the trip with fantastic food, wine, and conversation. The Andes hike was also a highlight with only the small group being on the trail--we had the mountains to ourselves! There was a great snack served at the end. The wine tours were of course incredible with high quality wine and a beautiful hotel at Santa Rita. And Rapa Nui was a wonderful experience--I loved the personal touches especially breakfasts at Hotel Taara and the guide was excellent at changing the itinerary when the weather was not great my first day of touring. I loved having a week to spend on the island. The people there are friendly and welcoming and the ceviche the best I have had anywhere!