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Virginia Crivelli

I'm from Córdoba, Argentina and I love traveling. I've been all around South America as a Tour Leader and also on holidays. Because of that, I consider myself a privileged, not just because of all the traveling I've done, but for all the amazing people I got to know. I'm passionate about traveling and I enjoy trying new things such as typical food, folk music, sports, and adventures.

But, most of all, I really love South America. I could write for hours about what my country, Argentina, has to offer to lovers of nature, adventure, authentic experiences, and unforgettable memories. All interwoven with the warmth of the Argentineans themselves, who are gracious and warm-hearted hosts. But I won't. I prefer leaving that to you, as you travel with us, write your journal, upload your photos, live your moments.

I've been working in Tourism and Hospitality all my adult life, helping travelers is not just a job for me, it's my vocation.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

""We are destination specialists with insider knowledge of each country. We specialize in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay. We offer integration of travel services to provide a complete, consistent experience - particularly useful for multi-country itineraries featuring the main highlights of South America's Southern Cone.""

How did you get involved in travel?

"Everything started when some friends of mine asked me if I could work at the reception of a Youth Hostel they used to have in my city. There, I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of different people from different countries and cultures that told me about their adventures and I couldn't stop myself dreaming about all of these places, nature, people, and roads that, suddenly, one day, became real. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I can't decide... I have so many beautiful and unique experiences to choose from!

Dancing at the Sambadrome, the biggest party on earth, while seeing all their amazing carriages, during Rio Carnival. Enjoying nature and exploring around the wetlands in Brazil, seeing different animals such as monkeys, macaws, caimans, a jaguar, and even fishing for pirañas!
Hiking to the Tower base in Torres del Paine (Chile), hiking up to Lake 69 in Huaraz (Perú). Staying with locals at their own home in Amantani Island (Lake Titicaca, Perú). Hiking to the base of Fitz Roy in El Chaltén (Argentina) seeing different beautiful lakes on the way.
Perito Moreno Glacier... having a drink with Perito Moreno's ice!
Feeling very small and connected with the world while looking at the stunning Iguazú Falls.
"

Virginia is part of the following groups: Patagonia Travel Agents, Argentina Travel Agents, Chile Travel Agents
The Iberá Wetlands
Argentina Nature Tour: Buenos Aires, Salta, Iguazú Falls & Iberá Wetlands - 13 Days

This thirteen-day itinerary focuses on discovering the stunning landscapes of northern Argentina. Start off with a few days in Buenos Aires and visit a tango show in San Telmo, the heart of Buenos Aires' tango scene. Then, head to Salta to see the rugged rock formations of the Quebrada de las Conchas and visit several small charming villages. Then it's time to travel to Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall complex in the world. Finally, end your trip on a relaxing note by spending a couple of days on an ecolodge in the Iberá Wetlands.

Panoramic view of Torres del Paine National Park
Chilean Glamping Experience: Torres del Paine National Park - 4 Days

Spend four days exploring the majestic landscapes of the Torres del Paine National Park. Located in Chilean Patagonia, the park boasts numerous unique ecosystems and endemic species. You'll get to enjoy the mix the comfort of modern luxuries with the adventure of being close to nature. Spend the days on guided hikes around the park, and nights looking up at the stars from the comfort of your private glass-domed yurt.

Argentina
Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 10 Days

Visit four incredible regions of Argentina over 10 days on this unforgettable holiday. In Buenos Aires, you'll see a live tango performance before jetting north where you'll tour the mammoth iguazú Falls. Then you'll head southeast to Mendoza and sample the prized varietals of Argentina's wine region, after which you'll end the trip in Patagonia with nature hikes and excursions to Lake Nahuel Huapi.

Torres del Paine National Park
Chile Grand Tour: Santiago, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine, & Easter Island - 13 Days

Experience the highlights of diverse and beautiful Chile in less than two weeks. Begin in the capital Santiago with some sightseeing, before flying off to the Atacama Desert. Discover the lagoons, geysers, salt flats, and more. Then, fly to Punta Arenas for your Patagonian adventure. Visit the native wildlife of the islands, and then head into Torres del Paine National Park for two days of private tours. The final leg takes you to Easter Island to explore the ancient moai figureheads, volcanoes, and stunning beaches.

Biking near Bariloche
Argentina Outdoor Adventure: Buenos Aires, Bariloche and El Calafate - 8 Days

This active, outdoorsy itinerary gives you the chance to hike and bike your way through Patagonia's most stunning landscapes. Start your adventure with a walking tour of Buenos Aires and learn more about the "Paris of South America." Then, fly down to Bariloche for some mountain biking in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Finally, head to El Calafate and trek on top of the famous Perito Moreno glacier. 

Patagonia
Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip

Begin your adventure in the capital of Santiago. Experience the city's culture and culinary delights on a full-day walking tour. Next, head to the coast to immerse yourself in the artsy vibe of Valparaíso before heading out to the Casablanca Valley to taste some of Chile's world-renowned wines. Then, travel south to Punta Arenas to explore the rugged beauty and unforgettable landscapes of Chilean Patagonia. Take a boat out to Magdalena Island, and get a close-up look at the 150,000 strong penguin colony. Then you'll embark on a trek into the famed Torres del Paine National Park, a Patagonian Mecca for hikers. Finally, you'll tour lakes and rivers before finishing with a boat trip to Glacier Grey.

Recent trip reviews for Virginia

Gustavo

Thanks! · Patagonia - Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2020

Traveler: Gustavo M. - Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli

I want to thank Virginia for helping me out on the planning for my Patagonian trip and make the most out of it within a short amount of time in the area. Communication was extraordinary since the very first moment and her tips and recommendations made my trip very memorable. I truly loved Torres del Paine and reaching to the top of Laguna de los Tres to see Mt. Fitz Roy in El Chaltén. Although there were a few issues with one of my lunches, someone not picking me up to be transferred to a hotel and some schedule changes overall it was a great experience with kimkim. Totally worth it!

Incredible Chile 2019 · Chile - Nov 28 - Dec 11, 2019

Traveler: Melody B. - Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli

This was our first trip to South America. We decided to visit Chile because our son had been on a 4 month study abroad exchange program in Vina del Mar, Chile and his time there was coming to an end. We did not really know how to tackle our vacation planning, so we scanned the Internet and found KimKim. We decided to go with this approach of travel because we wanted to plan our own agenda and did not want to be locked into a group tour. It was also an affordable solution for the quality of... read more

This was our first trip to South America. We decided to visit Chile because our son had been on a 4 month study abroad exchange program in Vina del Mar, Chile and his time there was coming to an end. We did not really know how to tackle our vacation planning, so we scanned the Internet and found KimKim. We decided to go with this approach of travel because we wanted to plan our own agenda and did not want to be locked into a group tour. It was also an affordable solution for the quality of service we received

Virginia Crivelli was our trip organizer. She did a fantastic job throughout the entire experience. She helped up plan and was in contact with us during our trip. She was very professional and gave us good advise. She even calmed my fears about traveling to Chile during this time of protest and unrest that started in October 2019.

Our time in Chile included the following locations: Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, San Pedro Atacama, Casablanca Valley, Punta Arenas, and Puerto Natales. Virginia booked us wonderful hotels, fantastic tours and plane flights in country. We had local guides who spoke English and provided excellent insights into their country and location.

This was one of the best experiences we have had traveling...and we have traveled quite a bit. I would highly recommend KimKim and their local custom service model. We never felt like a tourist lost in the crowds. The local guides were friendly, knowledgeable and made us feel welcome. Thanks for the attention to details and making our trip to Chile a memory we will hold in our hearts forever!

Melody, Neil and Tanner Buckner

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Virginia Crivelli, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Melody, I hope you're very well :)

Thank you very much for this beautiful review and for posting your pictures, you all look great. I'm more than glad to know you had such a good experience here in South America, specially in Chile.
Your happiness is the best reward I could get doing my job :)

Best Regards,

Virginia