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Buddhist prayer flags above the valley along the Manaslu Circuit trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Ultimate Off-The-Beaten-Path Trek in Nepal - 18 Days

The Manaslu Circuit trek is far less crowded than other classic treks in Nepal and remains a true remote adventure, despite its increase in popularity since teahouses were built here in 2010. The Manaslu trek features all the great aspects of a classic trek in Nepal: epic scenery, spectacular suspension bridge crossings and a 5100m (17,000-ft.) Himalayan pass.

2-Week Ring Road Self-Drive Itinerary: Highlights of Iceland and the Remote Westfjords

With 2 weeks in Iceland, you can complete the entire ring road and add some great detours. This grand tour will take you to all the best places giving you plenty of time to hike, explore, and soak it all in. This 14-day itinerary covers all the major regions except the highlands, which you can see with a couple more days or by spending less time in some of the areas below.

Petra
Jordan in 7 Days - Amman, Jerash, Mt Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Perfect for travelers ready for a full week of adventure, this 7 day, 6 night itinerary prioritizes Jordan's best-loved landmarks. You'll bask in the beauty of the Dead Sea, take in panoramic views from the temples of Petra, and camp in Wadi Rum's desert wilderness, finally returning home with a satisfying slice of the country's rich heritage.

Beach at Tayrona Park
The Real Colombia - 9-Day Adventure

In nine days, explore the ice-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada to the white sand beaches of the tropical Caribbean coast to discover a range of indigenous and contemporary cultures, as well as astounding biodiversity. Drive across city centres and take scenic mountain roads through the famous coffee region. Experience Colombia’s warm climate and culture by river and sea on rafting and sailing expeditions. 


Agrigento
Experience the Best of Sicily - 7 Days

Over the centuries, the island of Sicily was colonized by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and more—discover the cultural footprints these conquerors left behind on this week-long itinerary. See the best-preserved Greco-Roman sites in the Mediterranean, stroll under elaborate Baroque façades, and enjoy the spectacular scenery, cuisine, and wine that this island is known for.

Salkantay peak as seen during the Salkantay trek
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay trek is one of Peru’s best alternatives to the Inca Trail. Trek over a beautiful mountain pass at the foot of Mt. Salkantay before stopping at a local organic coffee plantation, followed by a visit to the Llactapata ruins. Finally, get up early the last day to catch sunrise at the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Hot air balloons flying over Dhammayangyi Temple in Bagan
Magnificent Myanmar - 8 Days

Discover Myanmar — a destination rich in culture with stunning scenery — by venturing off the beaten path on this 8-day tour. You'll visit dazzling pagodas, local villages, float down the Irrawaddy river, as well as catch the country's most famous sites.

Bete Georgis church in Lalibela
Ethiopia's Northern Historical Route - 10 Days

Drive through the Simien Mountains and visit four UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites, along with the other main highlights of the classic historical northern route, like Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, and Lalibela. At night, enjoy a stay in the highest hotel in Africa, the Simien Lodge.

Monks during prayer time - Rene Jungsnickel
Kathmandu Inside Out - 7 Days

This trip gives a very good feel of Kathmandu Valley and includes all the highlights during a week-long trip. Cultural highlights, local food, and hikes ensure that you will get a taste for all the great things Kathmandu has to offer. It also highlights some of the events that happen in the city, giving a feel for the modern side of the valley.

Traveler Videos

Poon Hill Ghorepani Family Trek
Peru Travel Specialist Interview - Nicole
Tour of Tayorna Parque, Palomino and Bogota

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for travel
Travel specialist Ingrid Thornes
active 13 hours ago

Ingrid Thornes

I was born and raised in Norway, but have travelled to most continents around the world as well as worked and studied in international surroundings. I have a bachelor degree in Tourism Management,...

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Travel specialist Brahim Bourrich
active 10 hours ago

Brahim Bourrich

My name is Brahim Bourrich. I live with my family in a local village 30 Km far from the main city Agadir. I grew up in a Moroccan Berber family, which offered an ideal environment to get in touch...

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Travel specialist Jesus Martel
active 5 hours ago

Jesus Martel

I discovered my passion for traveling when I was a child. Working in the travel industry has enabled me to pursue my passion, experience all that my country has to offer, and share my love for...

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Travel specialist Tasos Mylonas
active 59 mins ago

Tasos Mylonas

Traveling is a very personal matter! Following masses and ticking checklists has never been my cup of tea! As founder & director of travel12, I see every client as a unique personality who is...

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Travel specialist Preeti Bhide
active 15 hours ago

Preeti Bhide

Travel is an experience that enriches our lives and is essential for all of us to grow as individuals. Personally I love my holidays to be slower paced with time to stop and smell the flowers; a...

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Travel specialist Erin Green
active 17 hours ago

Erin Green

My roots are in Michigan and California, but my adult life has been spent living and leading tours all over Asia. I first visited Nepal in 2003, and I loved it, so I kept coming back. I've been...

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Travel specialist Ngima Dorji Sherpa
active 26 mins ago

Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima has been running his trekking company out of Kathmandu since the mid-90s. He specializes in treks and adventure travel in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. His work in the travel industry has enabled...

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Travel specialist Kripa Sunuwar
active 15 mins ago

Kripa Sunuwar

Born and raised in the Himalayas. I am the native citizen of this beautiful country, Nepal. Traveling has always been my passion as there is so much to learn about the indigenous history and...

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15 days in Colombia with Camino Verde Trek

We want t fly into Bogota on November 23 and leave from Cartagena on December 9. We like outdoor adventure and ecosystems along with a little culture. Love to hike and ski. We live in a ski town in USA.

A couple visited Colombia in November 2017

Volcano, Waterfalls, and Fjords in Iceland

We are looking for a self-guided four wheel drive tour to see volcanoes, fjords, waterfalls, and culture, and we have approximately 4-5 days. We are 60 plus years old and in good physical condition. We are adventuresome within reason. Very knowledgeable...

A couple visited Iceland in August 2017

Desert trip starting from Marrakech

We would like a desert trip in Morroco starting in Marrakech and ending in Marrakech as well.

Group of 7 friends visited Morocco in June 2018

Scenic Hikes in West/Northwest Ireland

I'd like go on scenic hikes in the west/northwest of Ireland. I'd like to spend 2 or 3 days at the same lodging. Hike/sightseeing during the day, then a good dinner each night. A mix of short and long hikes. No problem if I have to drive from site to...

Traveler looking to visit Ireland in September 2018

Highlights of Morocco for Family with Adult Children

Want to visit Marrakesh, Fez, Essaouira, Chefchaouen, Atlas Mountains. No camel ride necessary but day trip to desert ok. We are parents (in 70s) with daughter and her partner. Interested in art, food, nature, history. We fly in and out of Casablanca...

Family of 4 visited Morocco in August 2018

Latest Travel Insights

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Iceland’s Best Hiking Regions

As Iceland’s popularity grows, tourists have discovered what locals have always known: the sparsely populated country is a nirvana for hikers. With miles of trails dotted with geological wonders—flowing waterfalls, sawtooth mountains, massive glaciers, steaming fumaroles, and lupine-studded valleys, to name a few—its surreal landscape is best explored on foot. Here are some of the best areas for hiking in Iceland.

Colorful pagodas in Indein village
Myanmar: Off-The-Beaten-path

Myanmar may still be an up-and-coming travel destination, but certain areas already receive a lot more attention than others. If you're looking for places that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, here's a great list of experiences that will provide a better understanding of the local culture, nature, and customs unique to certain regions.

Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Norway

Looking to get off-the-beaten-path in Norway? Here are a number of great ways to experience Norway like a local, from lesser-known coastal regions to scenic train routes to local festivals that celebrate Norway's history and culture.

View from the Santa Cruz trek in Peru
Best 10 Treks in Peru

Peru — a nation with abundant natural diversity, from coast, to mountains, to jungle — has long attracted lovers of the Great Outdoors. The Peruvian Andes, running like a backbone down the centre of the country, contain mesmerizing variations in landscape that make for some of the best trekking in the world. Cloud forests, 5000m+ cordilleras (mountain ranges), the world’s deepest canyon and the striking remains of ancient civilizations all await.

Hakatere Conservation Park, New Zealand
Best Long-Distance Hiking Trails Around The World

If you’re after the adventure of a lifetime, have weeks (or even months) at your disposal, and are ready to leave civilization behind for a while, undertaking one of the world’s longest treks might be just what you’re looking for.

Elephants in Udawalawe National Park
Unique Ways to Experience Sri Lanka's National Parks

An intact flora and fauna collection is one of Sri Lanka’s greatest assets and a couple of park visits are a great way to break up your tour. Horton Plains, Yala, and Udawalawe National Parks are often the highlights, but each park has its own unique way to avoid the crowds and have an amazing experience.

Wadi Rum Desert
Ultimate Guide to Wadi Rum - Jordan's Adventure Paradise

An adventurer's paradise, Wadi Rum is a crown jewel of Jordan's ancient desert. Explore the rugged landscape from the back of a Jeep, ride a camel, or take a hike: no matter how you go, you won't be disappointed by this remote wonderland.

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Launch day: December 1, 2015, from our small garage/office in Palo Alto, California

We are a team of experienced travel entrepreneurs based in Palo Alto, California. In the past, we have built some of the world's most successful travel apps with hundreds of millions of downloads. Meet our team

Previously, we built some of the world's leading travel apps, including TripAdvisor, EveryTrail and TrekkingPartners.

We're excited to now launch kimkim, a better way to plan and book travel through the help of a local expert.

For many of us, travel planning has become a painful experience; we spend countless hours researching online and are left with too many choices.

Instead, imagine talking with a local travel expert, someone who knows the destination well and can offer curated travel advice. A person who loves recommending great experiences based on your personal interests. And what if they could put the entire trip together to easily review and book in one place?

We believe this is the future of travel — bringing the local expert back into the trip planning process equipped with the tools to put together a truly amazing trip.

We're excited to be part of your travel experience, whether it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a short holiday with your family.

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