My wife and I are writing about our wonderful experience with Protours Chile. Ivonne was wonderful to deal with in the office. She promptly answered our emails and made a great itinerary.
We visited for 8 days in November, 2018. We spent 2 days in Chile and the rest of our time in Puerto Varas and Chiloe Island. Our guide in Santiago was Marcelo. We loved our brief time with him. Marcelo speaks excellent English. He graciously took us to Mass since we are Catholic. We saw several museums. We also brought items to donate to an orphanage and senior center. The visits were so rewarding. We are thankful to Ivonne for making the arrangements.
The rest of our time was spent in the lakes region. We enjoyed having lunch and shopping in the Angelmo market outside Puerto Montt. We had 2 boat rides on lakes and saw amazing waterfalls and the majestic mountains.
I recommend going to Chiloe Island to see the penguins and the UNESCO wooden churches. Not all are open all year-round. Almost all tend to be open more in the high season of January and February. Chiloe is a wonderful place to visit.
Our guide in the south was Pilar. She was also outstanding. She speaks English better than most native speakers of English. She literally knows all of the idioms. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.
For one day on Chiloe Island, we had a local guide, Juan Pablo, to see some of the local churches. We had an excellent day with him. We had an included lunch at Dalcahue and went to the crafts market there, which is well worth a visit.
Kevin & Jane O’Brien (Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.)
My family and I just returned from Chile, and I have to say we had an amazing time. Not only is Chile and breathtaking and safe country, but thanks to SAI there where activities designed for each us. In addition the hotels chosen where ideal to get to know the regions as well as have some down time for much needed relaxation, something that at home we don’t get a lot of. Thank you for making this trip easy for us to enjoy and perfect for all of us.
My husband I just recently traveled to Chile for the very first time, and I have to say we loved it! It’s amazing the beautiful contrasts one can find and how every day is filled with some new adventure. We would like to give a special thanks to Southamerica Insight who helped book our trip from start to finish. Thanks to them we truly got to enjoy our vacation!
When my husband and I decided to go on vacation to South America we were not sure what to expect. Upon arrival we were amazed that Chiles’ capital was a thriving cosmopolitan city, the true center and heart of the country. As we made our way south throughout Chile, we fell in love even more with the land and the people. It is home to beautiful scenery, rich culture and diverse and extraordinary landscapes. We can now say traveling to South America exceeded our expectations and can’t wait to go back!
Am Freitag 24.4. sind wir wohl und gesund zu Hause angekommen – sogar pünktlich mit AF ab Paris CDG! Wir haben wunderbare Tage erleben dürfen und viel Schönes gesehen und Neues erfahren. Ihre Unterstützung für die Programmgestaltung war genau richtig: nochmals ganz herzlichen Dank dafür. Die Reiseleiterinnen Maria Sasse in Buenos Aires und Michelle Ernst in Santiago waren exzellent und haben uns mit Begeisterung betreut und geführt. Auch die Andenüberfahrt mit dem erfahrenen Driver-Guide „Sebastian“ war ein tolles Erlebnis und hat uns sehr gut gefallen.
Ein weiteres Highlight waren die Ausflüge in der Atacama-Wüste unter professioneller Führung vom Hotel Tierra Atacama aus. Anstatt in einer Gruppe mit Englisch-sprechendem Reiseleiter hat uns in Colonia del Sacramento überraschend eine Deutsch-sprechende Reiseleiterin „Ruth“ mit privatem Chauffeur empfangen und rundgeführt.
Mit frühlingshaften Grüssen aus der Schweiz,
Karl Heinz Schunck
Hi Susanne, we wanted to let you know how much we thoroughly enjoyed the trip you put together for us to Patagonia, and on such short notice. It was wonderful! The accommodations were very nice, all of the many pickups, transfers, buses and planes were timely. It was a very well put together package.
Thank you so much, Barbara and Jeri
Dear Susanne, many thanks for organizing our trip to Torres del Paine National Park. We loved our vacation, it was a dream!!
Greetings, Pablo, Sebastian, André and Ann
Dear Suzanne, Please let me take the opportunity to thank you so very much organizing this outstanding trip to Torres del Paine. Each day is better than the last. Everything runs like clockwork. This is a true vacation!!! All the little touches are much appreciated. Everyone affiliated with your agency has been top notch, first class!!!
Muchas gracias, Kathleen
Su, I am more and more satisfied with your wonderful work!!! Finally the sun is shining in El Calafate! It was raining a lot in Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales. The visit of Perito Moreno Glacier was spectacular!!!
Many thanks, Luiz Cesar Gomes Leite