My husband and I had an absolutely fabulous private tour with Sean from Chile Dream Tours. When planning our time in Chile, I knew I wanted to see penguins. I found Chile Dream Tours online, and they offer an alpacas and penguins tour.
Sean was on time and the car/van was very comfortable. We were staying in Valparaiso, so we were picked up from there (rather than Santiago). The whole day was extremely professional.
While I originally booked the tour because I wanted to see the wild penguins, the tour at the alpaca farm was a highlight. You could tell the owners really care about the animals, and the alpacas were healthy, happy, and adorable. We were the only ones at the farm (this isn't a zoo/tourist attraction type place) and got to feed, pet, and even hold a baby alpaca. Hard to describe how special the experience was. I also appreciated that while the farm does sell some of their finished alpaca products, there was no pressure to buy anything (but we did anyway, haha).
We were lucky enough to have gorgeous sunny weather and the water conditions allowed us to take a small private boat to view the wild penguins closer (they live on a protected island). This was a fun little adventure bouncing around on a small boat in the waves and we could even see some baby penguins on the island.
We had lunch at a waterside restaurant in Zapallar after the boat ride and the atmosphere was perfect. Water views, fresh seafood, and Chilean wine.
Sean also made a special stop because I wanted to see the ribbon-covered Bridge of Wishes in Horcon (awesome photo ops!).
This tour exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it.