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This was a pleasant drive and we stopped at a number of places to take pictures. The guide was very knowledgeable. In one day, it is not possible to get an in depth look at both places. We had a good lunch at a restaurant by the sea in Valparaiso that served both seafood and Chilean dishes. We stopped to take pictures of vineyards, but did not stop at a winery as advertised.
Where to begin...I had my friend call the day before, who speaks spanish, to confirm the pick up location. The day of the trip I was outside waiting at 8am (pick up 8:20-9am)...I waited until 9:10 when I had my spanish friend call and see what was going on. To make a long story short after a million stories as to what happened I go outside again to wait. Now just after 11:20 am, the driver arrives.
I had a private tour and English speaking tour guide was GREAT, lots of FUN, and very knowledgeable.
But I returned at the same time I would have if I went on a private tour and picked up at 9am...so now that I am home, I wonder, what might have I missed out on in those 2+ hrs.
Big group, hard to manage. Wasted lots of time waiting for people to get on-off the bus. The bus broke in the middle of the tour, had to wait for another one for almost 1 hr. Tour was rushed. Lunch was overpriced. Would liked to have chosen a more private tour.
The tour was very rushed. There was practically no time for sightseeing. wine testing was not offered at all. Bad value for money.