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Base of operations: Chile -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 58
Very Personal and Private Tour Service, Chilean Specialist. We are happy to help you plan your trip or simply drive and guide.

- Friendly personalized service
- Safe Clean Vehicles
- Licensed Guide
- Knowledgeable of all Central and Patagonia area in Chile
- Extremely flexible
- Wine Country Specialist
- Santiago Specialist
- Beach and Coastal Specialist
- Airport Transfers
- Vehicles comfortably hold 10 and more passengers
- We speak English, French, Portuguese, Germany and Spanish.

We look forward to showing you Chilean Hospitality and surpassing your expectations!
Questions and Answers
Very Personal and Private Tour Service, Chilean Specialist. We are happy to help you plan your trip or simply drive and guide.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Since 2004 at the Valparaiso Cruise Terminal from Chile, as a bilingual tour guide assistant. Since 2004 I have formed a group of local tour guides and drivers very knowledgeable in the areas where we live.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our main concern is to provide a unique travel experience to each client by making them experiment, a bit of culture, food, landscapes of our country from an interesting perspective.

3. What does your company specialize in?

We are specialized as a "PRIVATE, PERSONALIZED & Flexible tour, transfer, accommodation service. Our guests have the opportunity to know or visit what they are really interested in modern, clean and comfortable vehicles.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

I am Hector Medina, Chief Manager of 17748. My studies are based on business administration. I had the opportunity to improve my English studies in USA and my French at the Institute of French Alliance of Viña del Mar city. Upon returning to my land I realized that my vocation was on the tourist side. It is really what I love to do.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

SANTIAGO City Tour because the Capital of Chile

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

“Hector is wonderful!” After scouring the internet to decide upon tours and places to visit, I was lucky enough to find Hector. I was in Chile for business and had limited time to see as much as I wanted to, and Hector helped me accomplish this. He is extremely organized, responds to requests immediately, and very professional. I thoroughly enjoyed the tours I had with Hector, because he is incredibly well informed about various things, and he is fun to be with! Hectours is the way to see Chile!!!

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M17748
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Private Tour Guide Santiago Chile Private Tour Guide Santiago Chile 10% off.

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This is a private tour guide service in Santiago, Chile. The tour can be guided in English. French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish.

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USD 50 Santiago
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Marion Huiberts Private Chile Tour 2010-09-12
Hector
Thought you might like to hear the comment from Jenna Kochmer. Thanks so much! Hector was a wonderful guide. I\'m not sure how often you use ... view more him, but he is perfect for people, like Phil and I, who are interested in exploring as much as they can but at an enjoyable pace that allows you to take everything in and not feel like you are racing around just to check things off the list. He was super knowledgeable about the vineyards, hot springs area and the cities Santiago and Valparaiso.

Marion Huiberts CTA
Travel Specialist
Worldview Travel A Virtuoso Agency
aussiespecialist@cox.net
Phone: 949/218-8544
Fax: 949/240-4248

 2  Peter O\'Connor Good Tour by Hector Medina Tour Guide 2010-09-12
Hector was a very good guide and provided a very nice tour. He was very informative as to he history of the area. He also provided a lot of interesting ... view more information about where we were and what we were going to see. He also kept our options opened as where we could go. We took his tour at the end of a cruise and his tour was much better than the cruise offered tours. It was also nice that our group of 4 were the only ones on the tour (private tour). I recommend his tour to anyone who want a good tour.

Mr. Peter O\'Connor, USA
Resacc405@sbcglobal.net

 3  Brenda Furlong Hector Medina is a superb Guide 2010-09-12
Hector Medina is an superb guide with flawless English, a good command of both history and area sites, and dedicated to making the tour memorable and enjoyable. ... view more He is the most professional, flexible, and attentive and made the last day of our excursion one to happily remember.

Brenda Furlong
Mass and Wash, USA
bjfbythesea@aol.com

 4  Eileen & Al Rotman Our Tours in Santiago 2010-09-12
Hello Hector,
We enjoyed our time in Chile and were pleased with both of the guides, Victor and Mitzi, for our two tours. They both did a good job. One of ... view more our suggestions would be to spend more time in Valparaiso. This is a more interesting city in our opinion. The stop for coffee in Vina Del Mar was too long and in a place with nothing much to see or do (no shops). Mitzi was very accommodating on our second day in Santiago. We enjoyed her. We also enjoyed staying at the Meridiano. The staff there were especially helpful. Thank you for providing good service. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others.

Best regards,
Eileen and Al Rotman
Rotman99@comcast.net

 5  Alexa Lleigh-Germain Hector Medina´s Tour Guide Team 2010-09-12
Hi Hector,
We loved touring with Marlene and Jose Luis. He is an excellent driver. Marlene was very knowledgeable about Valparaiso and we felt that we ... view more really got to see the city. I would be happy to recommend your services to any of my friends or family. We had a wonderful experience.

Sincerely,
Alexa Lleigh-Germain
adgermain3776@sbcglobal.net

 6  Kelby and Wendy Moore Hector Medina and Fabian and Driver Team 2010-09-12
Hector,
I wanted to write to let you know we had the absolute best tour with Fabian and the driver Jose. They were so warm and friendly and made the day ... view more perfect. The tour far exceeding our expectations because of these two nice men. Fabian spoke wonderful English and had a great personality that made us feel so comfortable and then Jose also had such a warm and funny personality and it was great to talk to him with the help of Fabian translating. We could not have asked for anything different for our day and felt we got our monies worth.

We loved everything they showed us and the lunch stop was perfect. They truly were proud of their country and enjoyed showing it to us. The wineries closed at 5 but Jose was able to talk us in at 5:15 for a short stop and it was great. We appreciated the extra effort. We cant compare the rest of your staff but these two promote your business very well.

Thanks
Kelby and Wendy Moore
jwayne.moore@gmail.com
Wayne and Kathy Moore
katsmoo@sbcglobal.net

 7  Roberta L. Dougherty The coast of Chile is beautiful. 2009-07-10
Hector was an excellent guide. He met our plane when we landed in Santiago and took us to the coast where we left our baggage at the hotel and went touring. He ... view more served as our guide for three days and was excellent. Very honest, decent young man.

I recommend you tour Valparaiso, Isla Negro (Pablo Neruda’s home), the wine country. Hector took us to a fabulous local vineyard and after our tour and tasting we went upstairs and enjoyed an excellent lunch. We toured the coast north of Valparaiso with Hector and he even took us down on the waterfront to see how the local fishermen engage in their version of long line fishing. Took us shopping (Great lapis and silver store). Wonderful guide and fine young man.
The coast of Chile is beautiful. We did not tour Santiago. Plan to do that on a return trip.

Enjoy, Roberta L. Dougherty
Retired Teacher, FL, USA

 8  Larry Hall Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile 2009-07-10
"Valparaiso Chile (disembarked) - At this port we had arranged for a private half day tour with Hector. We had Margarita as our guide and Carlos as our ... view more driver. This was a great tour as we would have never found these places on our own and plus Val is very hilly. It reminded us a lot of San Francisco with the different colored homes and all the hills. The tour ended with them driving us to our hotel in Vina Del Mar were we spent 3 nights.

Vina Del Mar Chile is the resort area near Val. We stayed at the Hotel Oceanic which was on a cliff hanging over the ocean with spectacular views and sunsets. We ate a couple of dinners here and found the food to be very good, especially the fish soup and sandwich which was huge and couldn't finish. They also had a huge wine list and prices were very reasonable.

We did a full day tour again with Hector. We were picked up at our hotel at 9 am and drove to Santiago with Hector and his driver in a fairly new van. We stopped in Santiago visited the financial area, main shopping area as well as the gov't buildings area including the beautiful gov't palace and an amazing old cathedral. We then went to San Cristobal Park for fabulous views of the city and many Kodak moments all the while Hector was giving us cultural and historical info along the way. He also drove us through the million dollar homes area. Then dropped us off at the airport in plenty of time for our flight.

I cannot recommend enough to use Hector for private tours that he can curtail to your needs. He is young, pleasant very, good English and has lived in the USA. He also has numerous contacts for other places and of course Chile.

Hector if your reading this thanks again to you and your team!
In closing we would just like to say that we cruise for the itinerary not the ship but are loyal NCL cruisers.

 9  Jerry Radin, Phyllis, Roz and Melvin Cohen Pablo Neruda House 2009-07-10
We used a young man named Hector Medina. He was a fabulous guide! Speaks Spanish, English and French. He picked up up at our hotel in Valparaiso and took us on ... view more a tour of beach towns south of Valpo. Took us to a great local beach restaurant for seafood that we probably would not have found on our own. We went to Pablo Neruda's houses. He also took us on a tour through the back roads to Santiago and dropped us at our hotel. We also hired him the 2nd day and he met us at our hotel in Sanitago and gave us a wine tour and walking tour in Santiago.

We can't say enough good things about him! Very friendly and nice and a great communicator! Very flexible and accommodating! We would hire him again in an instant.

Rob & Rose Welton, Juneau, Alaska

 10  Lynne R. Christen Recommendation for Hector Tour Services 2009-02-02
Recommendation for Hector Medina Tours.
After a couple of negative experiences with private guides recommended by some web sites, I hesitated to recommend a ... view more private guide to other travelers. A day touring with Hector Medina changed that!
First, a little background. Last week in Chile we disembarked after a 14-day cruise around Cape Horn from Buenos Aires. Our return flight home via Delta from Santiago International Airport (approximately 2 hours away from the port) was not scheduled until 10:30 p.m. We had over ten hours to kill once ousted from the ship. Celebrity Cruises shore excursions offered a day tour ending at the airport for $198 per person. Our group of four did not relish spending over $400 per couple to be crammed into a big tour bus with 40+ tired passengers for eight hours.
We were fortunate to discover Hector Medina while scouring the Web for alternatives. Hector Tour Service is a very personalized and private guide company. Hector is a delightful young man. He is personable, handsome, well-educated, speaks almost flawless English and is learning French. Hector loves his country and his city and it shows. His knowledge of area history is amazing. His grasp of what his clients appreciate and enjoy borders on telepathy and he is extremely flexible if you want a change of plans midway through a tour.
His vans are modern, safe, clean and comfortable. His driver competently and safely maneuvered even the most challenging traffic back-ups throughout our day. To top it all off, Hector's charge for our two couples was over 50% less than the ship tour and payment in U.S. dollars was not requested until after the tour.
Lynne R. Christen

 11  Tessa Stowe Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar Private Tour 2008-08-20
I found Hector by doing a search on the internet and sent him an email inquiring about a day tour of Santiago.

Hector responded to my inquiry very ... view more quickly which I thought was a good sign. I was still a little hesitant about how good Hector was going to be but decided to "take the risk" and booked him for a day tour.

Well all I can say about Hector is that he far, far exceeded my expectations. He very quickly worked out the sorts of things I wanted to see and experience and tailored the day around it. Santiago is very beautiful city but the actual highlight of the day was eating with Hector a piping hot Empanado straight out of the oven while standing in a local shop.
I so much enjoyed my day with Hector that I booked him for the next day to take me to the vineyards and down to Valparaiso on the coast. I especially wanted to have lunch overlooking the ocean and Hector found the perfect place. That day was a lot of fun.

Thank you Hector and I look forward to having you as my tour guide again when I return to Santiago with my husband

Tessa Stowe
Sydney, Australia
www.salesconversation.com

 12  Tessa Stowe Hector's tour guide services 2008-08-17
I found Hector by doing a search on the internet and sent him an email inquiring about a day tour of Santiago.

Hector responded to my inquiry very ... view more quickly which I thought was a good sign. I was still a little hesitant about how good Hector was going to be but decided to "take the risk" and booked him for a day tour.

Well all I can say about Hector is that he far, far exceeded my expectations. He very quickly worked out the sorts of things I wanted to see and experience and tailored the day around it. Santiago is very beautiful city but the actual highlight of the day was eating with Hector a piping hot Empanado straight out of the oven while standing in a local shop.

I so much enjoyed my day with Hector that I booked him for the next day to take me to the vineyards and down to Valparaiso on the coast. I especially wanted to have lunch overlooking the ocean and Hector found the perfect place. That day was a lot of fun.

Thank you Hector and I look forward to having you as my tour guide again when I return to Santiago with my husband

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