Kimkim Trip Reviews for Argentina

4.8
Based on 111 ratings
Read 111 verified reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim. You can also read reviews about kimkim on 3rd party sites including Google, TrustPilot and Yelp.

Kimkim arranged an amazing trip for us.
Argentina | Jan 26 - Feb 5, 2023

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Mary Kay S.
Asheville, NC | Reviewed on Feb 06, 2023

Everyone at Kimkim was so helpful. I cannot say enough good things about them. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, always answering my questions. I don’t walk well and they did everything for my comfort. I was always notified in advance. The hotels and food were good. I would happily book with them again. The local tours they arranged were fascinating. read more

Everyone at Kimkim was so helpful. I cannot say enough good things about them. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, always answering my questions. I don’t walk well and they did everything for my comfort. I was always notified in advance. The hotels and food were good. I would happily book with them again. The local tours they arranged were fascinating.

Hotel Review
La Cantera Lodge de Selva by DON
Puerto Iguazú

I felt like I was living in nature. Our room was beautiful, comfortable, with a very private screened porch looking at the jungle. The staff were helpful and the pool was lovely. Breakfast was ample and good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Looking at jungle
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Mendoza Premium Wine Tour
Mendoza

The wineries were each different. We learned so much and the wine was great. The meal at the end was unbelievable. We took pictures of every dish we ate.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full day to the Argentinian side of the falls
Argentina

I loved the tour. I am 88 and was too tired to do the oat at the end. But the guide made allowance for my slow pace and was extremely helpful. For me it would have been better to have the boat trip on the Brazilian side of the falls

Local specialist: Hervé Landetcheverry
Hervé
Hervé Landetcheverry
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Feb 06, 2023

Hi Mary Kay!

Thank you sooo much for commenting!
It was a huge pleasure to me to organize this trip with you and knowing you enjoyed it makes me very happy :) All of our guides and partners were so happy to receive you and told us you were both lovely!

Thank you for your trust for visiting Argentina!

Hasta pronto!

Agustina

Just amazing itinerary professionally organiz...
Argentina | Dec 27 - Jan 11, 2023

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JT H.
Nixa, MO | Reviewed on Feb 03, 2023

Just amazing itinerary professionally organized and executed...
My third time in Argentina and by far my favorite experiences...

Looking forward to future adventure plans... read more

Just amazing itinerary professionally organized and executed...
My third time in Argentina and by far my favorite experiences...

Looking forward to future adventure plans...

Hotel Review
Alma Del Lago Suites & Spa
San Carlos de Bariloche

Perfect scenic location off the majestic lake with mountain views... Always a great experience as usual..

Authenticity & Character
Modern style with a world class feel
Location
Lake views
Staff
Always accommodating to every request
Cleanliness & Comfort
Impeccable
Local specialist: Natalia Canónico
Natalia
Natalia Canónico
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Feb 03, 2023

Hi James,
I'd like to thank you for this five stars! 😊
It's been a pleasure to us working with you in this itinerary. I love to read that you've had an amazing time in Argentina.
We will be happy to welcome you once again!
All the best,
Natalia

Exceeded our high expectations, the best
Argentina | Jan 9 - Jan 21, 2023

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Jeff O.
West Des Moines, IA | Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

From our pickup at the airport, to our delivery to return, our trip was smooth and wonderful. Gabriel, our driver in Buenos Aires, was helpful far beyond our transit needs. He shared his love of the city and its history, pointing out several possibilities for our dining options and some of the areas of the city we would visit the next day with our guide, Marta. The Hotel Carles was comfortable with thermostat controlled A/C for our comfort. The staff ensured that our visit was trouble free,... read more

From our pickup at the airport, to our delivery to return, our trip was smooth and wonderful. Gabriel, our driver in Buenos Aires, was helpful far beyond our transit needs. He shared his love of the city and its history, pointing out several possibilities for our dining options and some of the areas of the city we would visit the next day with our guide, Marta. The Hotel Carles was comfortable with thermostat controlled A/C for our comfort. The staff ensured that our visit was trouble free, with a breakfast each day offered in their dining room. Wonderful bars and restaurants in walking distance.
our travel to El Calafate was trouble-free, picked up by our promised driver and delivery to the Hotel Rochester, again a comfortable room, off of the traffic area of the city, peaceful and welcoming, with an easy view of Lago Argentino. We enjoyed touring the national Park and the Glacier. I'd be remiss to not mention Cecilia at the front desk, who answered our questions, assisted with a power adapter, and was so gracious helping other guests who were missing connection with their tours and guides-not a problem that we experienced. The restaurant/bar was pleasant and comfortable as well, allowing a friendly atmosphere to chat with other travelers in the evening. Horseback riding trip was fun with the time we were able to learn more about the history of the Patagonian ranches and indulge in a delicious lunch. The flyfishing trip was interesting as the fast moving cold river made sight fishing impossible, but both trout and salmon were found! Then we were off to San Carlos de Bariloche, and the Hotel Edelweiss. Comfortable, clean, and staffed by helpful, friendly people that worked to make the stay as pleasant as possible, from the breakfast in the morning to the restaurant and bar in the evening, many other restaurants within walking distance . Kayaking on the Lago Nahuel Huapi was breathtaking, as this huge deep lake is crystal clear and the views of the mountains are wonderful. Our guide Yanina Capararo was gracious to take and share pictures of us allowing us to simply enjoy the trip, providing us with a nice snack and tea on the island and great conversation. Of course, our transportation was on time, and the cool evenings made sleep easy. Fly-fishing with Diego Martin was wonderful with a float trip, casting guidance, and an absolutely delicious lunch with salad, sandwiches, drinks, great conversation and beautiful views of the Andes as well. Followed by a day of river rafting through class 1-4 waters with a great breakfast first and a great meal after. The wetsuits and helmets provided, training and then a wet wonderful ride to the border of Chile! Back to Buenos Aires and the warm friendly piloting of our driver Gabriel. Enjoying the sights and the activities of the city with an evening of Tango, and then off to home. The trip was trouble free, and any questions or fears were solve quickly. Cannot recommend Jason enough. This trip hit all of the buttons we wanted, and was the best experience in travel I have had!

Hotel Reviews
Carles Hotel
Buenos Aires

nice vistas from the tenth floor of the nearby apartments and streets leading to some great places like Floreria Atlantica and Basa. Comfortable, with roomy shower and thermostat control of the temperature of the room. Would remind USA folks to bring an electrical adapter and an extension cord to charge two phones and a sleep machine or laptop/camera simultaneously. Just walking distance to park, Patagonia store, and right two doors down is a great little bakery for sandwiches or sweets. Helpful staff, breakfast provided.

Authenticity & Character
location to restaurants and bars
Location
Staff
friendly, helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Never had a complaint on anything in the room or hotel
Rochester Calafate
El Calafate

Away from the center of town, but quiet, relaxed, and feels private. nice sitting areas inside and out, friendly bar and restaraurant to visit with others at the end of your day.

Authenticity & Character
Better shuttle; if guests were allowed to call or text to arrange pickup, dropoff to sites in town.
Location
Quiet, when you were done with your tourism for the day, this felt like a private retreat
Staff
Cecilia at the desk, really worked to make the stay comfortable, helped other guests with missed connections on trips/tours.
Cleanliness & Comfort
No problems whatsoever. But there is no thermostat control for room, and no A/C on hot days
NH Bariloche Edelweiss
San Carlos de Bariloche

Start with helpful attentive desk staff, attention to detail, willingness to help: i.e. My passport had fallen out of a jacket on a tour bus, staff tracked bus owner, had my passport back within 2 hours! Nice, roomy bar with dining tables as well as just relaxing areas. Attentive staff in restaurant, good breakfast selection and large seating area. Thermostat control in room for heat A/C. Very quick elevators- no long waits.

Authenticity & Character
Convenience to other restaurants and stores, small view of town and the lake
Location
Comfort of rooms, shower, bidet, opening windows to hear the city and feel it cool at night
Staff
Service was wonderful, attentive, friendly and willing to have a conversation. Saved me a great load of problems when my passport was gone.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel was splendid in its cleanliness, and the comfort of the room-never heard guests in the hall or other rooms.
Activity Reviews
Private Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour
Buenos Aires

We enjoyed the tour, the Recoleta and its solar flower was impressive, The different ages and styles of architecture, the antique opulence and the urban liveliness was impressive.

Quality of Experience
Friendly, conversational attitude of Marta, explanations and background offered
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Gabriel's driving-manual transmission in traffic never an errant shift, smoother than an automatic.
Transport
Easy visibility and the driver made it convenient for us and the guide when we came back from any site to the car
Perito Moreno Glacier - Los Glaciares National Park
El Calafate

Picked up as scheduled, on time. Friendly and understandable information from the tour guide on what we were seeing, time to return to bus from the park and the viewing of the glacier. timely transport for our scheduled boat tour

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
All of our drivers and guides were engaging and friendly
Transport
Clean cars and buses, well running vehicles in good shape
Safari Boat - Sailing Rico Branch
El Calafate

Beautiful views , crowded top deck and cooler on the front and sides of the boat. Boat was clean and interior seats were comfortable

Quality of Experience
After safety breifing, they let us enjoy yhe experience on our own instead of feeling like you were studying for a test
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Clean, timely, and comfortable
Patagonian Ranch Day at Nibepo Aike & Cristales Horseback Riding
El Calafate

Great time to walk down to the shore of the lake, see the cattle being moved, and learn about the history of the ranch. Wonderful coffee/tea and snacks on arrival, big lunch before we went on our long ride. If you are used to a western saddle, make certain your stirrups are long enough to keep your legs relaxed during the ride-their saddles are more of a modified English saddle-no pommel, and you are placed more forward than you may be used to.

Quality of Experience
Food
Wonderful Chimichurri for the steak!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly Fishing Half Day Tour in El Calafate
El Calafate

The river is very cloudy with glacial sediment and cold, so you are fishing wets and trying to find the seams in current. Rods provided required an adjustment in my casting stroke, but not bad.

Quality of Experience
Food
didn't get our lunch
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Kayaking Nahuel Huapi Lakes
Bariloche

Our guides put us into our kayak with our lifevests, water skirts- very nicley equipped. The water clarity was spectacular, our tandem kayak was comfortable and easily controlled. The lake is pretty calm in the morning. We opted against the island hike, but had a great break with conversation, snacks and hot tea/coffee. Our guide took pictures for us and emailed them to us to share.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Limay River Fly Fishing
Bariloche

On time, friendly pickup from our guide, informative conversation about the area on the drive to the river. Very comfortable drift, in comfortable seats. Diego was helpful in pointing out good places to cast and also casting instruction for the presentations. Nice rainbows, missed a huge brown. Stopped on shore for a nice lunch; salad, sandwiches, cerveza or wine, coffee/tea, wonderful conversation about the area, fishing and life. A great time

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Whitewater Rafting Rio Manso a La Frontera
Bariloche

Guide picked us up on time, transported to a nice breakfast and then wet-suited , life-vested, helmeted and taken to the river. Paddling instructions and response practice in a small pool in the river, then we went through the first rapids and continued through trickier ones with opportunities to drop in and enjoy the cool water twice before continuing through more rapids. When we reached the takeout point, our float was shorter than planned as the next rapids were too dangerous. Long climb up a steep trail to drop off wetsuits and gear, dry and get dressed, then taken back to the starting point for a lunch and refreshments, before heading back to our hotel

Quality of Experience
The trip was what you want on a whitewater trip, and the guide took good care of us.
Food
Only hamburger I had in Argentina and it was very good.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly, helpful, and competent.
Transport
Clean comfortable bus ride
Local specialist: Jason Kearney
Jason
Jason Kearney
Local specialist in Peru | Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Hi Jeff,
Thanks so much for your trip review. I am so glad you got to experience a real taste of Argentina in your time with us and discovered the great outdoors of this fascinating land. We hope to welcome you back in the future to Latin America!! I always enjoyed our conversations. Slainte! O Donnell Abu!

Incredible adventure across Argentina - best delayed honeymoon
Argentina | Dec 28 - Jan 11, 2023

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Taylor C.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

We had an amazing experience working with Emilce for our delayed-honeymoon trip to Argentina! Emilce was extremely responsive to our needs and questions, even when we asked her to rework the itinerary multiple times throughout the year. She was very knowledgable in the best activities and tours that matched our lifestyle, but also in finding the best value for the budget. She did an amazing job at the end with getting everything booked on a tight timetable.

Emilce helped us focus our trip... read more

We had an amazing experience working with Emilce for our delayed-honeymoon trip to Argentina! Emilce was extremely responsive to our needs and questions, even when we asked her to rework the itinerary multiple times throughout the year. She was very knowledgable in the best activities and tours that matched our lifestyle, but also in finding the best value for the budget. She did an amazing job at the end with getting everything booked on a tight timetable.

Emilce helped us focus our trip on 3 areas - Buenos Aires, El Chalten/El Calafate in Patagonia, and Mendoza. She planned a trip where there was a healthy balance of travel/adventure with leisure time. We felt extremely satisfied at the end of our 2 weeks in the country and felt like we had a better sense of the magnitude of the country.

I under estimated the value of the service provided each day with the local guides, drivers, and tour contacts. We had extreme professionals taking care of us daily to make sure we knew exactly what to expect. Every contact in the trip was very personable as well and took great pride in ensuring our satisfaction and experience in Argentina. They helped make the trip even more unforgettable by providing insights and experiences that we could only get from a local perspective.

The one suggestion for future travelers is to try to fly into AEP instead of EZE when you want to explore the city. That would have saved us time and made it easier for luggage.

Hotel Reviews
Mirador del Lago
El Calafate

Very luxurious for the price. Mirador offered the most comfortable and largest hotel room during our trip. It felt very special spending time at Mirador and enjoyed all the amenities offered.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great views of the lake
Staff
Extremely helpful and knowledage
Cleanliness & Comfort
Night turn down service was special
Two Hotel Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Location was very central but the hotel room was not that good - very strange layout with very minimal space for clothes or suitcases. Room got hot during the summer. The cost was very very affordable but I personally would have splurged for something a bit nicer to come home to each night after a long day exploring BA in the summer

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Palermo
Buenos Aires

Great location. Hotel room matched our need to be a base location for exploring Palermo. The room was very large to help us take hold of our luggage, but the open-concept sink outside the bathroom was very strange and led to messy floors with the water. I imagine the views from the room and top-floor breakfast area are stunning in the spring/fall. It was very sunny and warm during our trip so we weren't able to maximize this.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Club Tapiz
Maipú - Mendoza

Absolutely incredible. We enjoyed the Casa Zolo back house as it felt like our own personal summer house away in the wine country. Staff were extremely professional and the kitchen cooked up some of the best dishes we had in the trip. So many nice touches from a historical venue - two pools, incredible scenery of mountains and gardens, massive rooms with beautiful ornate doors and windows, etc. I could go on and on. We felt special staying here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Neighborhoods Tour
Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Tour was the perfect way to start our BA trip by giving us local context into the main highlights of the city

Quality of Experience
I learned many things
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Sabrina was so knowledgeable and friendly
Transport
AC private shuttle was much appreciated. I expected to walk in the heat so this helped
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

A great trip to Argentina
Argentina | Dec 23 - Jan 9, 2023

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Adam H.
Mexico | Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

We had a great trip to Argentina, which was only organised 6 weeks before.
Overall the experience was good, however there were a few small issues.

Matias was really friendly and helpful, however when planning the trip initially i felt the response time was quite slow and the initial trip planned did not coincide with the budget well which wasted a couple of weeks. This meant we had less time to plan it properly.

The majority of the activities booked were really good and enjoyable. Some were... read more

We had a great trip to Argentina, which was only organised 6 weeks before.
Overall the experience was good, however there were a few small issues.

Matias was really friendly and helpful, however when planning the trip initially i felt the response time was quite slow and the initial trip planned did not coincide with the budget well which wasted a couple of weeks. This meant we had less time to plan it properly.

The majority of the activities booked were really good and enjoyable. Some were not so good.
Overall the help during the visit was good however there were times we did not get responses back quick enough to react to. And even once we had to chase to get our boarding passes sent to us as we were at the airport. Some things like this could have been planned and communicated a lot better.

I didnt really feel like there was enough planned or offered to us that we couldnt have quite easily researched ourselves and definitely could have done it much cheaper. There were a few places in Argentina and Uruguay that other people kept telling us about whilst we were over there but where not mentioned to us before to have a look at
For the prices we paid i would be hesitant to use the service again, unless like us in this situation you are short on planning time. In which case it was very helpful

That being said Matias made our lives easy whilst we were out there and arranged all the transfer to and from the hotel and the planned activities. And a big shout out to Lucas who was always available when we couldnt get hold of Matias.

Hotel Reviews
Awwa Suites & Spa
Buenos Aires

A decent hotel, but definately not a 4 star hotel as advertised. They had no restaurant and offered the same basic breakfast everyday. We stayed here on 3 separate occasions, one of which the room was not clean when we checked in The rooms are nice and big and have a small kitchen facility They have a nice pool and gym area and the staff are helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sent Hotel Calafate
El Calafate

An ok hotel for a couple of nights Limited facilities in the room, no fridge or kettle

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rainforest Hotel Selva
Puerto Iguazu

1st room we checked into was dirty 2nd room we checked into had stains on the pillows The check in staff didnt even apologise Overall basic hotel. Breakfast had a decent selection. Ok location, close enough walk to the city centre

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Small Group City Tour
Buenos Aires

Good experience Tour guide was energetic and funny Worth it

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cooking class touring four regions of Argentina
Buenos Aires

The chef was very friendly and engaging The food was really good Great experience but we didnt really get to do much cooking. It was more watching the chef, which was nice but would have been good to join in a bit more

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bike tour in the heart of the city
Montevideo

Didnt enjoy this Tour guide arrived late Kimkim had the wrong location on the map which confused everything Tour guide wasnt very good Quality of the bikes available was limited

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
San Telmo Tango Show & Dinner
Buenos Aires

This was an absolute mess Transport didnt arrive Organisation at the venue was piss poor The tango show was good Food wasnt Transport back was useless Terrible experience for what should have been a brilliant night

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Minitrek Perito Moreno Glacier
El Calafate

Really enjoyed this experience and would do it again

Quality of Experience
Food
i felt food should have been included in the price. it wasnt
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Estancia Cristina Discovery Trek
El Calafate

Great view and experience The boat trip there was not enjoyable though and the activity at the Estancia was a bit boring Overall was worth going

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visiting the Argentine Waterfalls of Iguazu
Argentina

A must see Only downside was that we were not told about the boat tour to the waterfall and didnt get the response from the tour guide in time to go ahead with it.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Brazil Falls
Argentina

Another must see

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Matias Alemani
Matias
Matias Alemani
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Adam, thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip. I find all your comments very useful. I've noticed from your review that I have space for more growing and learning in my professional skills and knowledge. So let's get on with it! 😃

It was very nice meeting you and spending some weeks planning your trip to Argentina. Quite sad to be honest to know it was not as perfect as you imagined, but I hope you found some time with Gamze to relax, visit my beautiful country and enjoy... read more

Adam, thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip. I find all your comments very useful. I've noticed from your review that I have space for more growing and learning in my professional skills and knowledge. So let's get on with it! 😃

It was very nice meeting you and spending some weeks planning your trip to Argentina. Quite sad to be honest to know it was not as perfect as you imagined, but I hope you found some time with Gamze to relax, visit my beautiful country and enjoy the Argentine experience after all the hiccups and inconveniences.

Best wishes from your new Argentinean friend!
Matias.

Argentina was a breathtaking country! The bio...
Argentina | Jan 3 - Jan 16, 2023

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Anna D.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Argentina was a breathtaking country! The biodiversity was unmatched. Every new city was like being in a different world. All the activities were terrific, private transport was great, and the guides were lovely! Our favorite guide was Camila in Iguazu Falls. She had the best energy, shared mate with us and was just lovely! Our favorite activities were trekking Perito Moreno Glacier and snorkeling with sea lions in Puerto Madryn. Can’t miss. There were a couple hiccups along the way, but... read more

Argentina was a breathtaking country! The biodiversity was unmatched. Every new city was like being in a different world. All the activities were terrific, private transport was great, and the guides were lovely! Our favorite guide was Camila in Iguazu Falls. She had the best energy, shared mate with us and was just lovely! Our favorite activities were trekking Perito Moreno Glacier and snorkeling with sea lions in Puerto Madryn. Can’t miss. There were a couple hiccups along the way, but Mattias was quick rectify them! The only suggestion I would have is get to know travelers better to suggest more appropriate yours. We are a very active couple and adventure seekers and there were a few things that weren’t suggested to us that we had to squeeze in on site when we learned about them from other travelers.

Hotel Review
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Puerto Iguazú

Perfection! Stunning hotel, very nice employees, terrific spa services. When I needed medicine they even called a pharmacy and had them deliver medicine to me.

Authenticity & Character
Location
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Matias Alemani

Incredible Argentina Honeymoon Adventure
Argentina | Jan 1 - Jan 14, 2023

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Christopher B.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Jason planned an incredible honeymoon for us that exceeded all of our expectations. We had no major hiccups the entire trip (not even a domestic flight delay) and had excellent service for each of our scheduled events. We truly feel we saw all the best things each of our locations in Argentina could offer. We were blown away and would absolutely work with Jason again. Thank you! read more

Jason planned an incredible honeymoon for us that exceeded all of our expectations. We had no major hiccups the entire trip (not even a domestic flight delay) and had excellent service for each of our scheduled events. We truly feel we saw all the best things each of our locations in Argentina could offer. We were blown away and would absolutely work with Jason again. Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Mine Hotel Boutique
Buenos Aires
Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel
Mendoza
Alma Del Lago Suites & Spa
San Carlos de Bariloche
Palo Santo Hotel
Buenos Aires
Activity Reviews
Private Kayaking Nahuel Huapi Lakes
Bariloche
Wine & Flavours of Maipu
Mendoza
Private Uco Valley Wine Tour - Premium Wineries of Salentein & Andeluna
Mendoza
Private Refugio Frey Ridge Trek
Bariloche
Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest Navigation
Bariloche
Private Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour
Buenos Aires
The Argentine Experience - Dinner Experience with Private Transfers
Buenos Aires
Gaucho Full Day Tour at El Ombú de Areco Ranch
Buenos Aires
Local specialist: Jason Kearney
Jason
Jason Kearney
Local specialist in Peru | Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Hi Christopher,
Thank you for your kind words. We were very happy to provide a memorable honeymoon experience in Argentina. It is a superb destination for both culture and the great outdoors. We look forward to welcoming you to Latin America in the future. Please reach out to me anytime. jason@tlatravel.com
Kind Regards,
Jason.

Incredible South America Trip!!!
Argentina | Dec 19 - Jan 6, 2023

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Juan N.
Federal Way, WA | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2023

While researching agencies to help me plan my 50th birthday trip to South America, I came across the name KimKim. KimKim is an online travel agency that uses local travel specialists to help you plan your trip. I was very fortunate to be connected with Emilce Alonso, an Argentina travel agent that helped me put the trip together. I’ve done a lot of traveling, but this trip was incredible. Emi did a phenomenal job of putting our trip together. I made a list of everything I wanted to do in... read more

While researching agencies to help me plan my 50th birthday trip to South America, I came across the name KimKim. KimKim is an online travel agency that uses local travel specialists to help you plan your trip. I was very fortunate to be connected with Emilce Alonso, an Argentina travel agent that helped me put the trip together. I’ve done a lot of traveling, but this trip was incredible. Emi did a phenomenal job of putting our trip together. I made a list of everything I wanted to do in South America, eliminated a lot because of time and then let Emi know the things we wanted to do. She put it all together for us and did an amazing job of booking our flights in South America (we had to book the international flights), booking all of the hotels and setting up all of our excursions. She was extremely patient as I made multiple changes to the itinerary, even weeks before departure time. We were greeted at every airport by a driver and sometimes a guide, we were picked up for every excursion at our hotels and all of the guides were very friendly and spoke English. We did some of the excursions with private guides, which made it extra special. A few guides that stand out are Yvette in the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. She was well known and led us to the front of the many long lines and was very knowledgeable. Jorge in Quito, Ecuador was our favorite! It was a private tour of the city and old town. He was very personable, felt like we were family visiting and getting to know his city. While in Peru, Veronica went out of her way to make sure our stay was special. This trip was also about celebrating our 20 year anniversary and she surprised us with a bottle of champagne for New Years and set up a private tour guide for Machu Pichu. Fatima picked us up at the train station and led us through an impressive tour of one of the new seven wonders of the world! One of the best things was that they were available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns we had. I highly recommend KimKim to anyone interested in stress-free travel!

Hotel Review
Hotel De Los Andes
Ushuaia
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Hi Juan!

I really appreciate you taking the time to write your comments! I'm so happy and pleased that you had a great experience! ♥️🧡

Once again, it was a pleasure to e-meet you! :)
All the best!
Emi

Everything was so very easy and wonderful, ta...
Argentina | Dec 29 - Jan 9, 2023

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Alana E.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2023

Everything was so very easy and wonderful, tailored so nicely to our family! The kids had a marvelous time, no melt downs, which meant that the parents had a wonderful time as well! The jungle fly tour was especially fun for all and finding the best ice cream spot on the city tour was also a big treat! Iguazu is a place for all to visit, especially up close and UNDER the falls. All of our guides were attentive to the adult and children needs, meeting them wonderfully. Thanks for a great trip! read more

Everything was so very easy and wonderful, tailored so nicely to our family! The kids had a marvelous time, no melt downs, which meant that the parents had a wonderful time as well! The jungle fly tour was especially fun for all and finding the best ice cream spot on the city tour was also a big treat! Iguazu is a place for all to visit, especially up close and UNDER the falls. All of our guides were attentive to the adult and children needs, meeting them wonderfully. Thanks for a great trip!

Activity Reviews
CATAMARAN RIDE: SUNSET
Puerto Iguazu

A beautiful way to see 3 countries.

Tigre & Delta of the Paraná - PRIVATE
Buenos Aires

Such a unique and interesting place!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Excellent staff able to cater to the needs of our family, understanding how children can be!
Transport
Half day City Tour - Private service with English speaking guide
Buenos Aires

Excellent tour, our guide was able to tailor the tour to the changing needs of our whole family throughout the tour. So much great information about the history, architecture, and art of the city. Very helpful guide in all ways with great recommendations! Thank you!!!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Everyone was so nice and very understanding of children
Transport
Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Fly Adventure Tour
Puerto Iguazu

Excellent adventure for our family, the kids absolutely loved it, as did the adults. A great way to see the area up close.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Kind staff
Transport
Fun ride in the back of the big green truck
Argentinean Falls - PRIVATE
Puerto Iguazu

So much to see and a great way to see it and get lots of information!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Amazing staff
Transport
Brazilian Falls - PRIVATE
Puerto Iguazu

So lovely, definitely do the boat tour to experience going under the falls! Bring shoes you can get wet along with a change of clothes!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide was very helpful and able to cater to the needs of our whole family, understanding how children can be!
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Thanks for all your feedback, Alana!

I'm so pleased to know that you had a wonderful Family Trip in Argentina🧡
Thanks again for choosing us and all the best for this new year to come :)
Emi

Trip of a Lifetime!
Argentina | Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2023

Shahrzad
Shahrzad D.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2023

Where to start? I hope I can properly express how incredible our trip to Argentina was because of the planing and care Natalia provided. This was my first experience using KimKim and I will continue to use it for all my future trips. We were able to fully enjoy ourselves knowing everything was taken care off, no stress about pickup or what to do each day. We had the loveliest personal expert guides in every city who became part of the fun ( we had a our own personal sommelier in Mendoza!).... read more

Where to start? I hope I can properly express how incredible our trip to Argentina was because of the planing and care Natalia provided. This was my first experience using KimKim and I will continue to use it for all my future trips. We were able to fully enjoy ourselves knowing everything was taken care off, no stress about pickup or what to do each day. We had the loveliest personal expert guides in every city who became part of the fun ( we had a our own personal sommelier in Mendoza!). Natalia also arranged one of the best experiences in my lifetime, horseback riding in the middle of a remote island in Patagonia, something I know we would have never been able to find on our own. I have told anyone who is interested in visiting Argentina they must use Natalia and I hope we get the opportunity to return and work with her again!

Hotel Reviews
Alpasión Lodge
Mendoza

Our favorite hotel of the trip, we could have stayed there for a month.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Los Ponchos Hotel Boutique
El Calafate, Santa Cruz
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Puerto Iguazú

Come to this hotel to just hang out at the pool! It's one of the top 3 pools I've every seen.

Mio Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Horseback riding at Estancia Cristina
El Calafate

YOU MUST! It was heaven! We couldn't believe it was real the whole time.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We felt safe and taken care off the whole time.
Transport
Iguazu Falls Great Adventure
Puerto Iguazu
Quality of Experience
The boat trip that takes you under the waterfalls is an epic experience.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The Glacier at your fingertips!
El Calafate
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Uco Valley Wine Country
Mendoza
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunset Horseback Riding in Mendoza
Mendoza
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore the Brazilian Falls
Puerto Iguazu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Buenos Aires Barrios Tour
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Natalia Canónico
Natalia
Natalia Canónico
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2023

Dear Shahrzad,
Thank you so much for taking your time and write such a nice review about your trip.
Our main goal is always that our travelers take home the best memories of their experiences in Argentina, so I am very happy to receive this message and to know that everything has turned out excellent.
Thank you for your lovely words, and we hope to welcome you again in Argentina very soon 😊
All the best,
Natalia

This is our second time using Kimkim and the ...
Argentina | Dec 15 - Dec 30, 2022

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Janice F.
Coram, NY | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2023

This is our second time using Kimkim and the experience with our trip to Argentina was a bit rockier than our previous stellar experience in Portugal. Starting with the driver not picking us up when we landed in Buenos Aires to quite a few schedule schedule changes throughout, we were most concerned at the last minute notifications and lack of consultation from the local office. When we got Kimkim HQ involved, they were very responsive and worked hard with the local office to try to sort... read more

This is our second time using Kimkim and the experience with our trip to Argentina was a bit rockier than our previous stellar experience in Portugal. Starting with the driver not picking us up when we landed in Buenos Aires to quite a few schedule schedule changes throughout, we were most concerned at the last minute notifications and lack of consultation from the local office. When we got Kimkim HQ involved, they were very responsive and worked hard with the local office to try to sort things out and also to compensate us for the problems. The activities themselves were great and the scenery in Argentina is breathtaking. The local guides were all excellent. But just a word of caution to expect spur-of-the-moment changes, at least in Argentina.

Activity Reviews
Tango Show and Dinner at Café De Los Angelitos
Buenos Aires

Excellent experience - both the show and dinner. Aside from the multiple tango numbers, the singers were also an unexpected bonus and contributed to the positive vibe.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Driver picked us up earlier than expected and we ended up having to cool our heels in a holding area for an extra half hour with no drinks or food.
Full day Cafayate Excursion
Salta

Drop-dead gorgeous scenery. Nice pace for the private tour along with a delicious lunch in Cafayate.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full day tour to Vineyards: Wine and Olive
Mendoza

Excellent stops at two wineries as well as a wonderful multi-course lunch with wine parings at Bodega Vistalba.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
High Mountain Tour Mendoza
Mendoza

Spectacular drive. It was great to get to see Aconcagua. What made the trip priceless was our lunch stop in Uspallata where we got to see the second half of the world cup gain and see the joy of the Argentinians when their team won.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cooking Class
Mendoza

We made bread, empanadas and fried dessert. Great classmates and we enjoyed eating our efforts in the courtyard with a glass of wine while watching the meat for our lunch being grilled. Excellent multi-course lunch. Class was to include breakfast, but it was just a basket of bread, so we were really hungry by lunch!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Salinas Grandes
Salta

Spectacular drive on a very well-maintenance hairpin road to reach the salt flats. Nice stops for photos throughout as well as ample opportunity to explore once we got there.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Purmamarca & Humahuaca to Salta
Argentina

Nice visit to both small towns and the surrounding scenery was gorgeous, as were the views all along the way. Unfortunately we didn't make it to Humahuaca in time to see the priest come out of the clock as promised and also learned the 14 color mountain was a separate tour and not included with our day trip. Beyond that though, we really enjoyed the small towns and opportunity to taste the local flavors during our lunch stop.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Argentinean Falls - Full day
Puerto Iguazu

Great walking tour of the Argentine side of the falls with many opportunities for photos from various vistas.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Brazilian Falls - PRIVATE
Puerto Iguazu

Nice complement to the Argentine side tour the previous day to get other views of the falls. Unfortunately, we were only informed after booking that the Garganta del Diablo bridge had been damaged and was being repaired, as was another portion of the walking path, which would have been one of the highlights.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half day City Tour - Private service with English speaking guide
Buenos Aires

Good overview of the city - best to do when you first arrive to get an idea of those areas you'd like to return to.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Gastronomy experience: Parrilla Walking Tour
Buenos Aires

3 stops - one for empanadas, another for an excellent grilled meat lunch and finally ice cream for dessert. We thought it was going to be small bites at multiple places, but this worked our well and we enjoyed the food at all stops.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fiesta Gaucha Estancia Santa Susana Excursion
Buenos Aires

Relaxing all day experience with a nice drive out to the estancia. The hostess was fantastic and really worked hard to keep everyone informed and involved. Lovely lunch under the shade of the trees after a quiet horseback ride around the property.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

Thank you Matias (and KimKim) for helping pla...
Argentina | Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2023

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Bob H.
Barnstable, MA | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

Thank you Matias (and KimKim) for helping plan, arrange and support a wonderful trip!! We had memorable experiences in Buenos Aires, not only because the WC Team won, but because we have wonderful tour guides, dinners and casual meetups. We enjoyed the beautiful lakes and mountains of Bariloche, Patagonia and the beaches and museums of Punta de Este. It was a well balanced trip with plenty of time for relaxation. Thank you!!! read more

Thank you Matias (and KimKim) for helping plan, arrange and support a wonderful trip!! We had memorable experiences in Buenos Aires, not only because the WC Team won, but because we have wonderful tour guides, dinners and casual meetups. We enjoyed the beautiful lakes and mountains of Bariloche, Patagonia and the beaches and museums of Punta de Este. It was a well balanced trip with plenty of time for relaxation. Thank you!!!

Activity Review
Lake Kayaking
Bariloche

Wonderful guide and experience. Lunch on an isle and in the middle of paradise was terrific!

Local specialist: Matias Alemani
Matias
Matias Alemani
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Thank you so much Bob for your kind words. I'm beyond happy that you got to enjoy my beautiful country in a way you'll never forget!
Such a pleasure trip planning with you and Kira! Hopefully, it won't be your last visit to South America.
We keep in touch on future occasions.
All the best,
Matias Alemani.

Oleksandra did an amazing job of planning our...
Argentina | Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2023

Sarah
Sarah B.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jan 03, 2023

Oleksandra did an amazing job of planning our trip. Everything she planned was perfect and just what we wanted and needed. The shows she arranged for us were a lot of fun. All of the transportation she arranged was on time and easy to use. The hotels were perfect for our family and were clean and well located. The tours and tour guides were very informative, friendly, and interesting. read more

Oleksandra did an amazing job of planning our trip. Everything she planned was perfect and just what we wanted and needed. The shows she arranged for us were a lot of fun. All of the transportation she arranged was on time and easy to use. The hotels were perfect for our family and were clean and well located. The tours and tour guides were very informative, friendly, and interesting.

Hotel Review
Yvy Hotel de Selva
Puerto Iguazú

It was well located and a lot of fun!

Authenticity & Character
Great character
Location
Being in the forest was fun!
Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable and clean
Activity Reviews
Dinner at one of the Restaurants
Buenos Aires

Great dinner!

Explore the Argentine Falls
Puerto Iguazu

Our guide, Regi, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and made it an amazing visit!

Dinner & Tango Show
Buenos Aires

This was a great show and an excellent dinner

Local specialist: Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Oleksandra
Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Hi Sarah!

Thank you very much for the review. I am glad that you enjoyed the trip!
Looking forward to your next trip to Argentina, in order to visit the "End of the World" and walk with the penguins! :)

Thank you!
Oleksandra

Personalized trip with less stress.
Argentina | Dec 8 - Dec 16, 2022

Waverly
Waverly G.
Wright, FL | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2023

We really enjoyed working with Lucas to build a custom trip that would meet our needs and travel plans. I get overwhelmed with activity choices, and it was nice the the service help narrowed down the options to some top choices. The real treat was having the private or group transfers pre-arranged for most of the trip. It was nice to have everything planned out with plenty of time between activities and travels. read more

We really enjoyed working with Lucas to build a custom trip that would meet our needs and travel plans. I get overwhelmed with activity choices, and it was nice the the service help narrowed down the options to some top choices. The real treat was having the private or group transfers pre-arranged for most of the trip. It was nice to have everything planned out with plenty of time between activities and travels.

Hotel Reviews
Lunajuim
El Chalten

The hotel lounge was nice but the rooms were very dated and not super cozie (felt more akin to a hostel). They also requested we leave our key at the front desk whenever we left, which we weren't super comfortable with. Staff were all very friendly though.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Puerto Iguazú

The setting is beautiful! There was a good breakfast spread as well. Rooms were definitely starting to show age, but they were nice otherwise. The staff was very friendly and even helped arrange a taxi just for an item we left in the room after we had already been taken to the airport.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Beautiful, but also far from town.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Laguna de los Tres Trek
El Chalten

Our guide was great and kept the group at a comfort but necessary pace. The tour took a bit longer than anticipated, but would have been sooo much longer of we didn't have Lucas to keep us on schedule!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visiting the Argentine Waterfalls of Iguazu
Argentina

The falls are beautiful and impressive, but the crowds and our guide really detracted from sights for us. It was hard to get a scale of the falls since you are so close to them and don't see the whole expanse until the end. Our guide really rushed us through the park and didn't allow much time for pictures or watching the wildlife. He also took a literal roll-call every 30 minutes or so, so the whole tour felt very micro-managed. By far the best part of the day was the boat ride. Without the boat experience we would have been very disappointed.

Quality of Experience
It was all very rushed and we would have liked a little more freedom to explore.
Food
No food provided and what was available in the park was expensive and just ok.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The tour guide rushed us through and kept doing a roll call very frequently throughout the day. We felt treated more like irresponsible children.
Transport
Iguazú Falls Great Adventure
Puerto Iguazu

This was by far the best part of visiting the falls! The tour was a little intense as they drive literally into the waterfall, but it was definitely exhilarating! You will be soaked, but dry off quickly in the heat.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
San Telmo Tango Show & Dinner
Buenos Aires

The show was nice and the food was pretty good. However, there wasn't much excitement or chemistry between the dancers. You could tell it was just another day on the job for them. The highlight was a section in the middle of the show were they show other, more traditional types of dances. The venue is beautiful.

Quality of Experience
I wish the show felt more authentic or passionate.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Again, nothing was bad about the event, but none of the staff seemed to enjoy the job or dancing.
Transport
Our driver was almost an hour late and we didn't have a number to contact. The timing all worked out, but a phone number would have been helpful so we could have checked to make sure we weren't forgotten!
Biking the Heart of the City!
Buenos Aires

The bike tour was a great way to tour Buenos Aires...which is massive! We only saw a small portion of the City but were able to get a better sense of the areas. The guide was excellent with hand signals, and the pace and difficult level was perfect.

Quality of Experience
Food
The lunch stop was excellent! Way better than I expected based on a similar looking venues from back in the states.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The Argentine Experience Dinner & More..
Buenos Aires

This was a wonderful, multi-part experience. We loved all aspects: the cocktail making, the empanada tutorial, and all the food. The staff were all wonderful and friendly.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Lucas Kambic
Lucas
Lucas Kambic
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Jan 03, 2023

Thank you Waverly for your feedback! I´m glad you had a great time in Argentina and that you traveled with less stress, that the idea, try to assist you during the whole process since we start building your trip until you finish it with your flight back home. I hope you can return in the future to explore other areas of our country! All the best!! =)

Best travel experience ever!
Argentina | Dec 19 - Dec 30, 2022

Angelee
Angelee D.
Sunrise Manor, NV | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2023

I am a well-travelled individual and I have to say, the service Hervé at KimKim provided was second to none. He was able to listen to our intereste and build a detailed, custom trip to exceed our expectations. Not only was every last detail tended to (he would check us in for our flights without being asked, he would make every transfer confirm our pick up, etc) but everything he arranged was top notch. I literally texted Hervé every day of our trip with some question or new request, and he... read more

I am a well-travelled individual and I have to say, the service Hervé at KimKim provided was second to none. He was able to listen to our intereste and build a detailed, custom trip to exceed our expectations. Not only was every last detail tended to (he would check us in for our flights without being asked, he would make every transfer confirm our pick up, etc) but everything he arranged was top notch. I literally texted Hervé every day of our trip with some question or new request, and he was always quick to respond and provide whatever help we needed. I have never experienced such great service and really cannot praise him enough. I will definitely use their services again!

Hotel Reviews
L'Hôtel Palermo
Buenos Aires

The service was great, however we experienced issues with the shower plumbing when we were there that caused the bathroom to flood every time we took a shower.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Blanca Patagonia Boutique Inn and Cabins
El Calafate, Santa Cruz

Hotel itself was great, the location was just a little too far out of town to access it easily

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
I’m
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Cantera Lodge de Selva by DON
Puerto Iguazú

This resort was really cool but was somewhat isolated from town. We consequently ate at the restaurant multiple times and luckily to food was pretty good there. Pool was a hit aged and needs to be resurfaced

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Buenos Aires Walking tour
Buenos Aires

We walked over 7 miles in this tour but it was totally worth it. Our guide was so informative and accommodating. We learned so much about the city which made the tour a must do for any visitors.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Was a mix of walking, subway and buses
Day Trip to the Pampas & Estancia Lunch
Buenos Aires

Our tour guide and the staff at the estancia provided a great experience. We felt like celebrities when we were greeted by the staff upon our arrival at the estancia.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Estancia Visit & Perito Moreno Glacier
El Calafate

This guide did a great job of navigating the tour in both English and Spanish. Lunch at the Estancia was amazing as well.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Navigation to the glaciers
El Calafate

Was not a fan of the crowded boat transport but the scenery was amazing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The transport driver drove like a maniac
Transport
4x4 tour to the footsteps of indigenous people
El Calafate

The scenery and cane lunch were amazing. However, the tour guide provided most of his attention to a Spanish speaking blogger and did not provide much narration in English

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full day to the Argentinian side of the falls
Argentina

This tour requires several miles of walking and our guide was not very helpful at all. In fact she told us we would only get misted in the optional boat tour when in fact we were completely drenched (and consequently not prepared with towels or dry clothes).

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Did not provide really much narration at all
Transport
Half day tour to the Iguazú Falls (Brazilian side)
Argentina

This Troy guide what’s much more informative and accommodating. And overall the view/experience from the Brazilian side was much better than from the Argentinian side.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Hervé Landetcheverry
Hervé
Hervé Landetcheverry
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Jan 03, 2023

Muchas gracias Angelee and Jason!
It's good to know that you are happy with the whole trip and our services :)
Thanks again for your comments, they really help us to improve!
¡Hasta pronto!

This was an excellent and amazing vacation!...
Argentina | Dec 13 - Dec 26, 2022

Joyce
Joyce W.
Syracuse, NY | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2023

This was an excellent and amazing vacation!

Hard to single out one place. I learned a lot about a part of the world that I never really thought about. It was exciting to be in Buenos Aires when they won the soccer championship. We were there at the right time to share their joy. All places we visited were beautiful. The guides were excellent. I can only say that it opened up a whole world I was ignorant of. We have been to Europe several times. This trip gave me a new understanding of... read more

This was an excellent and amazing vacation!

Hard to single out one place. I learned a lot about a part of the world that I never really thought about. It was exciting to be in Buenos Aires when they won the soccer championship. We were there at the right time to share their joy. All places we visited were beautiful. The guides were excellent. I can only say that it opened up a whole world I was ignorant of. We have been to Europe several times. This trip gave me a new understanding of the world.

Hotel Reviews
Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires - MGallery
Buenos Aires

Lovely, comfortable and accommodating. Very nice breakfast buffets.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Quick response when something was needed.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything
Alma Del Lago Suites & Spa
San Carlos de Bariloche

Very nice. My only complaint is that there were no tissues in the bathroom. We had to purchase some from a store.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Provide tissues. I had a runny nose and used my personal supply, then used toilet paper.
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Puerto Iguazú

Beautiful location. Excellent breakfast. Staff accommodating to assist us.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel
Mendoza

Nice location. Breakfast buffets we're great. My only complaint is there were no tissues provided in the room or bathroom.

Authenticity & Character
Location
I liked the fountain and park area across the street.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Jason Kearney
Jason
Jason Kearney
Local specialist in Peru | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2023

Hello Joyce,
Thank you for taking time to write such a thoughtful review. It is one of the joys of travel that it brings us to new places and new people that utterly change our perspectives on this journey of life. It has been great to share in bringing your trip to fruition and I enjoyed working with you along the pathway of Argentina. We hope to see you again in the future in Latin America.
Kind Regards,
Jason.

Fantastic Trip in the midst of World Cup Parties....
Argentina | Dec 19 - Dec 29, 2022

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Marc S.
Plano, TX | Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

An outstanding trip with Natalia preparing a wonderful itenerary and guides. Natalia was amazing - dealing with a 14 hour delayed arrival, which turned into landing at the same time as the Argentinian soccer team after winning the world cup (mass chaos at the airport and travel) to getting us safely to our hotel. The trip was designed perfectly for us - with Natalia creating a curated adventure - addressing areas we wanted to see and things we wanted to do. All the guides were great -... read more

An outstanding trip with Natalia preparing a wonderful itenerary and guides. Natalia was amazing - dealing with a 14 hour delayed arrival, which turned into landing at the same time as the Argentinian soccer team after winning the world cup (mass chaos at the airport and travel) to getting us safely to our hotel. The trip was designed perfectly for us - with Natalia creating a curated adventure - addressing areas we wanted to see and things we wanted to do. All the guides were great - Jessica Zimmerman in BA, Laura in Iguazu and Jorge in Salta. Each of them worked well with our family (adults and a 14 and 17 year old). Would highly recommend this team to anyone considering a trip to Argentina

Hotel Reviews
Own Grand Palermo Soho
Buenos Aires

Highlight hotel of the trip - staff and location cannot be beat. Great breakfast and nice amenities (rooftop pool + small gym). Would definitely stay again

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great neighborhood but quiet street
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Puerto Iguazú

Great hotel and place to relax following long hot days at the park

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kkala Boutique Hotel
Salta

Truly boutique experience in a quiet neighborhood but walkable to downtown Salta

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Las Marías Hotel Boutique
Tilcara

Lovely hotel in a developing area

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel was clean but rooster next door made mornings a bit too early
Activity Review
Colours of Humahuaca
Tilcara

Great selection led by Jorge (guide), most unusual and remarkable part of our trip. Colors and views are amazing.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Natalia Canónico
Natalia
Natalia Canónico
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dear Marc,
I would like to thank you for this lovely review and your kind words about our job.
It's been a pleasure to me to help you design this itinerary to discover Argentina together with your family.
I'm so happy to read that everything went well, specially during the crazy celebrations after winning the world cup! You were part of Argentinean history 😄
Wishing you a wonderful new year full of joy, we thank you one more time for trusting us for your vacations and hope to welcome you again!
All the best,
Natalia

Oct/Nov in Argentina
Argentina | Oct 23 - Nov 5, 2022

Kelsey
Kelsey S.
Madisonville, LA | Reviewed on Dec 26, 2022

Oleksandra helped us to plan our 2 week honeymoon trip to Buenos Aires, Calafate, and Ushuaia. It made planning so much easier to have her available for questions & recommendations. Communication leading up to and during our trip was responsive. All of the airport transfers and excursions were smooth. We even made some very last minute changes to our itinerary (while on the trip!) which Oleksandra helped us to make happen. Thank you for everything, Oleksandra! read more

Oleksandra helped us to plan our 2 week honeymoon trip to Buenos Aires, Calafate, and Ushuaia. It made planning so much easier to have her available for questions & recommendations. Communication leading up to and during our trip was responsive. All of the airport transfers and excursions were smooth. We even made some very last minute changes to our itinerary (while on the trip!) which Oleksandra helped us to make happen. Thank you for everything, Oleksandra!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Patagonia Queen
El Calafate

This was our favorite hotel of the trip! Most comfortable bed, hot shower with great water pressure, perfect location on the edge of town so still easily walkable everywhere, delicious breakfast including freshly made eggs upon request, and the owner was so hospitable. We would definitely recommend and would stay here again ourselves should we have the opportunity to return.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hosteria Senderos
El Chalten

Great location on the edge of town and super friendly staff. Comfortable beds and great breakfast. Offer boxed lunches for a fee for the hikes. Very conveniently located near the bus station if you're taking the bus in/out of El Chalten.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel
Ushuaia

Stay here for the views. It's designed so that every room has a great view. While the shuttle to/from the city is a nice option, we only ever used it to go into the city in the morning (never a problem regarding it being too crowded), otherwise just easier to get a taxi. Not the most convenient location from a walkability perspective (to restaurants, etc.) but the views were great. The lobby felt new but the rooms felt a bit old/outdated. Front desk staff was available via Whatsapp which we found extremely helpful for random questions about the hotel and town.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Walk with Penguins on Martillo Island
Ushuaia

Totally worth it! While it is a long drive, it's scenic and the guide shared lots of history on the way out (in both Spanish & English). So cool to see wild penguins up close. Felt like the guides were very respectful of the penguins' and their environment, prioritizing the penguins over tourist enthusiasm. When we were there in early Nov, it was their nesting season.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Oleksandra
Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2023

Hi Kelsey,
Thank you very much for your comments! I am glad that you enjoyed the trip!
Also, very grateful for the comments regarding hotels and activities, we will take them into account in order to improve our services in future!

Happy New Year 2023!
Oleksandra

A smooth and exciting 2 weeks in Argentina and Chili!
Argentina | Dec 11 - Dec 23, 2022

Karla
Karla S.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Dec 24, 2022

It's hard to put 2 weeks into a small text box, but overall this trip exceeded our expectations by far! Everything was smooth and well-coordinated. It was completely stress-free on our end, but i can only imagine the amount of work on the other side!

We particularly loved the private tours with Daniel in Mendoza, Jaime in Valparaiso, and our favorite was Vitor in Santiago; so much information!! We had never done the "private" tour style before this trip, and we will definitely choose that... read more

It's hard to put 2 weeks into a small text box, but overall this trip exceeded our expectations by far! Everything was smooth and well-coordinated. It was completely stress-free on our end, but i can only imagine the amount of work on the other side!

We particularly loved the private tours with Daniel in Mendoza, Jaime in Valparaiso, and our favorite was Vitor in Santiago; so much information!! We had never done the "private" tour style before this trip, and we will definitely choose that from now on!

One of our highlights was being in Argentina for the world cup semifinals. We loved Buenos Aires in general and can't wait to go back there. Chili was also amazing, with so much more to explore.

We hope to book another trip with KimKim next year!

Hotel Reviews
Huinid Obelisco Hotel
Buenos Aires

Great location, very comfortable!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amérian Executive Hotel Mendoza
Mendoza

We might be negatively biased because there was a big storm and a power outage while we were there. There was kind of a weird smell, and the air con struggled a bit. Everything just felt a bit dated. But the staff was friendly and the rooftop pool was nice!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Steps from Arístides
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Just some updating... several minor things slightly off
Pullman Santiago El Bosque
Las Condes, Santiago

This hotel was extremely modern and fancy and comfortable. Everything was shiny and new and the breakfast was fantastic. Steps from the Subway

Authenticity & Character
Everything was sparkling new and refreshing, but not really local character i think. However after the Mendoza hotel which was lots of character but not as fancy, this was a nice way to have the other experience!
Location
We made it work by getting the Bip subway cards, but travelers not used to public transportation might find the location too far from the tourist places. (The subway was amazing wow! So it worked out great!) Also, due to the timing of the Xmas holiday the mall was so crowded, it felt like black Friday:)
Staff
They all spoke 100% perfect English wow
Cleanliness & Comfort
Insanely clean, comfortable, beautiful
Fauna Hotel
Valparaíso

Super cute hotel, it was like staying in an art gallery! And on a quiet pedestrian-only street right next to the ascensor.

Authenticity & Character
Bursting with character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
No TV or Aircon, which wasn't a problem for us, but some might miss it
Activity Reviews
Neighborhoods Tour
Buenos Aires

Our guide was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly and easy to understand. This was just the right length of tour and size of group.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tango Show and Dinner at Café De Los Angelitos
Buenos Aires

We weren't really sure about this whole thing (tourist trap?) but turns out we loved it! The dancing was incredible and we wouldn't have found that experience elsewhere.

Quality of Experience
Food
I usually don't like mass group food but this was very reasonable!!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Since our hotel was less than a km from the venue, it felt a bit silly to have a private driver to/from; maybe suggest to walk there instead as an option?
ACONCAGUA HILL "TREKKING & LANDSCAPING"
Mendoza

Our guide Daniel was great! We got lucky and had a great view of the mountain that day! The Inca bridge was really cool, and Daniel pointed out lots of other geographic features.

Quality of Experience
Food
The packed lunch worked out great!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Really appreciated Daniel's knowledge and experience
Transport
Full day tour to Vineyards: Wine and Olive
Mendoza

The Olive experience was interesting and delicious. We really liked the first vineyard because it was small and packed with information. Then the lunch afterwards at the larger venue was delicious with spectacular views!!

Quality of Experience
Food
This was by far our favorite winery lunch!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Panoramic City Tour
Santiago

The tour was full of about 14 people, all of who spoke Spanish except us. So the guide gave 80% of the info in Spanish and only 20% in English. I told him I could understand Spanish if he spoke slowly, so he did slow down a bit for me, but my husband got not much out of it. Also...the tour ends by them dumping you in a tourist trap gift shop for blue stones. (None of our other tours were like this!!) We walked out and found our own way back.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Maipo Valley - Concha y Toro & Santa Rita Wineries
Santiago

We really loved Santa Rita! We learned a lot on the tour, enjoyed the beautiful garden, and really enjoyed the tasting! Concho y Toro, while super popular and known as a must-see, wasn't our favorite...it felt too corporate. Our guide Vitor was amazing and gave us a ton of additional information!

Quality of Experience
Really enjoyed everything except the lunch at Concho y Toro/the whole experience there wasn't for us. But Santa Rita and Vitor's guidance made this a really great time!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
PRIVATE: Full Day Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
Santiago

This had so much great information!! Vitor was the best! We felt like we got to know the whole countryside. We even stopped to feed carrots to llamas! Viña del Mar was beautiful and the lunch worked out great; we loved being able to order what we wanted. The walking tour of Valparaiso provided by Vitor really helped orient us to the city!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Great team with Enrique and Vitor!
Transport
Visit to 2 Wineries in Casablanca Valley
Valparaiso

We absolutely loved the Bodega RE. The wines were great, the winery guide was great, the place was beautiful. The Bosque winery was pretty but again felt pretty corporate, but the lunch and tour were well done. Our guide/driver Jaime was very informative and friendly and we learned a lot from him!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Thank you very much for your very detailed Review, Karla!
I'm really happy that you enjoyed your trip and that you are happy with our service.
I hope we can be in contact again! South America will always welcome you :)
All the best,
Emi

This is a joint review from Tim and Mary. T...
Argentina | Nov 29 - Dec 14, 2022

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Tim L.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

This is a joint review from Tim and Mary.

This was our first time using KimKim for travel planning service and we were pleased with the ease of planning and collaboration with Natalia Canonico and the Buenos Aires-based agency Designer Trips Argentina. We worked together over several weeks and chat correspondence to develop a plan that suited our interests, time-frame and budget. Natalia was very open to our requests and questions, while also providing valuable insights on the elements... read more

This is a joint review from Tim and Mary.

This was our first time using KimKim for travel planning service and we were pleased with the ease of planning and collaboration with Natalia Canonico and the Buenos Aires-based agency Designer Trips Argentina. We worked together over several weeks and chat correspondence to develop a plan that suited our interests, time-frame and budget. Natalia was very open to our requests and questions, while also providing valuable insights on the elements of the trip.

First, our in-country travel services were excellent and we especially appreciated Sophie from Turismo Milodon reaching out to us while we were on the Chilean side of Patagonia.

We were equally thankful that Natalia continued to check in with us while we were in Argentina. She was especially helpful when Mary suffered the blow to her head in BA.

We were also completely satisfied with the drivers, all of whom were friendly and reliable.

Our experience at Hotel NOI Blend Colchagua was very nice and had a very friendly staff, particularly Esteban. We appreciated the rooms, the restaurant and the setting.

We loved Hotel Las Torres in Patagonia-Torres Del Paine National Park . The staff was very friendly and attentive and we appreciated the number of choices for day excursions as well as the quality of the meals. Three of our guides there stood out for their enthusiasm, knowledge and friendliness: Daniel, Valentina and Sebastian. Each of them were thoughtful and open to the sort of wide-ranging conversations that can occur on long hikes. They made our time with them especially enjoyable and memorable. We also liked the bar as a place to gather after our hikes.

Our favorite hotel was EOLO just outside of El Calafate. The staff there was notably well-trained, the food and wine were exemplary, and the vibe was especially relaxed. We found Lucy, our guide on a two or so hour horseback ride from the hotel, to be especially charming.

The Perito Moreno mini-trekking excursion and viewing of the glacier from the National Park was another highlight of the trip, and we were well-attended to by the driver and private guide.

Hostería El Puma in El Chalten was nice, but the highlight there was our day-long hike up to Laguna de los Tres with Nicolas, who, like Daniel, Valentina and Sebastian in Chile, shared his knowledge of the flora, fauna and mountain enthusiastically and was genuinely gracious. He also set the pace to match our capacity.

The El Casco Art Hotel in Bariloche was our second favorite hotel, to EOLO. Both were wonderfully designed and were very comfortable. The highlight of Bariloche was the Isla Victoria Trek and lunch, guided by Carolina. Carolina was charming, informed and we loved our conversations with her as we hiked around the Isla. But the most enchanting part of the day was the lunch prepared for us by Gustavo on the Piedras Blancas Beach. The view, the food and the weather made for a cinematic experience we’ll always remember.

Our hotel in BA, the Mine, was nice, albeit with small rooms common in large cities. We enjoyed strolling the streets of Palermo neighborhood, and had a delicious steak dinner at Lo de Jesus. The Mine Hotel staff, especially Claudio, were very helpful when Mary suffered her accident.

Overall, we were overjoyed with the trip and appreciate Kim-Kim and the agencies, guides, drivers and hotels assembled for us.

One final comment about Kim-Kim’s approach. We found it less than transparent as to pricing for components of the trip, which we find contrary to its fundamental attraction (on-line, message-based communications and service). You might consider our view as the ‘Uber-ization’ of services suggests that competitors of Kim-Kim that are more transparent as to pricing may garner more customers.

Best wishes,

Tim and Mary

Activity Reviews
Torres del Paine Experience
Torres del Paine
Minitrek Perito Moreno Glacier
El Calafate
Trek to Laguna de los Tres
El Chalten
Victoria Island Navigation & Trek
Bariloche
Local specialist: Natalia Canónico
Natalia
Natalia Canónico
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dear Tim and Mary,
Thank you for taking the time to review your trip!
I'm very happy to read that everything went well. It is always our goal to make our travelers take home the best memories of their vacations.
Love to read as well that all hotels and activities were up to your expectations.
All the best and happy holidays!
Natalia

All tours provided were on time
Argentina | Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2022

Ricardo
Ricardo M.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

All tours provided were on time read more

All tours provided were on time

Hotel Review
Novapark
Santiago

Hotel was good but the location was on a shady area. Not safe for tourists

Authenticity & Character
Location
Not in a safe part of Santiago
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

An amazing once in a lifetime trip!
Argentina | Aug 16 - Aug 27, 2022

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Jesse R.
Iselin, NJ | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2022

This was my wife and I honeymoon. I have to say that Lucas, our kimkim planner , was absolutely fantastic! Lucas was always available for us and even when on the vacation we questions and Lucas was there to help. He worked with me on every detail of the trip and we really packed on a lot of stuff into our trip. The glaciers were our favorite part in calafate. So beautiful! What was great is that everything was taken care of. Flights, transportation, reservations, activities, tours everything... read more

This was my wife and I honeymoon. I have to say that Lucas, our kimkim planner , was absolutely fantastic! Lucas was always available for us and even when on the vacation we questions and Lucas was there to help. He worked with me on every detail of the trip and we really packed on a lot of stuff into our trip. The glaciers were our favorite part in calafate. So beautiful! What was great is that everything was taken care of. Flights, transportation, reservations, activities, tours everything ran like clock work. We wanted to enjoy our honeymoon and not have to worry about details like how we would get from here to there: Lucas and KimKim provided that and we can thank you you guys enough. Thank you so much for the fantastic memories!

Hotel Reviews
Casa Sur Recoleta
Buenos Aires

Very nice hotel. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Xelena Hotel & Suites
El Calafate, Santa Cruz

Loved this hotel. Nice accommodations and really good food. Staff was awesome. Very helpful. Location was great and they provide a shuttle into town and back to hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Puerto Iguazú

Amazing hotel. So beautiful. Right in the jungle. Felt very authentic . Food was great. The suite we had was so cool. Spacious and fancy. They put the hot tub on for us . Loved everything about it

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grace Cafayate
Cafayate

They had champagne for us when we arrived. They also upgraded us to a master suite for our honeymoon. So nice! Watched the sunrise on the back porch . Was so amazing and romantic. Resturant was great. Staff took care of us and this was my favorite hotel of the whole trip

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Asado Dinner at El Fogón
Buenos Aires

The best meal we had all trip

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Lucas Kambic
Lucas
Lucas Kambic
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Hello Jesse, I´m really happy that you had a great time on your honeymoon trip to Argentina, it´s been a pleasure to be part of a such special journey. Thank you for your nice words and I hope you return to South America soon =). All the best!!

Argentina November - excellent stress free trip
Argentina | Nov 22 - Dec 3, 2022

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Miranda G.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022

Oleksandra did a great job organising our 12 days in Argentina with brief stops in Brazil and Chile. She packed in as much in as she could without it feeling too rushed, though we did move about a lot and everything went very smoothly, pickups, flights and excursions. The excursions were well chosen and well run. Often we were on our own with a guide just for 4 of us which was fantastic, though we weren’t expecting it and I guess it was just how it worked out on the day.

The guides were... read more

Oleksandra did a great job organising our 12 days in Argentina with brief stops in Brazil and Chile. She packed in as much in as she could without it feeling too rushed, though we did move about a lot and everything went very smoothly, pickups, flights and excursions. The excursions were well chosen and well run. Often we were on our own with a guide just for 4 of us which was fantastic, though we weren’t expecting it and I guess it was just how it worked out on the day.

The guides were very good especially Lorena, a local guide in Iguazu who was charming and knowledgeable. Dante in Puerto Madryn was also excellent - very keen to please and knowledgeable.

Alongside Iguazu, Mendoza was lovely with a highlight being a delightful lunch/ wine pairing in a spectacular location (Ojo de Agua) where we were given plenty of time to relax and enjoy it. Patagonia was a change and we did get to see some wonderful flora and fauna including whales and sea lions as well as penguins very close up.

We had a few minor a questions on the way which were dealt with promptly. Hotel choices were good and we specially liked Ivy de Selva in Iguazu. Some were a little more quirky than I had desired, but I think that goes with the territory here not the operators and nothing impacted the enjoyment of our trip.

I would use Kimkim again and plan to do so in the future.

Hotel Reviews
L'Hôtel Palermo
Buenos Aires

Sweet little hotel, fantastic location in a delightful area with many lovely bars, coffee shops, utterly charming staff, quirky plumbing (but very manageable).

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Yvy Hotel de Selva
Puerto Iguazú

Huge rooms, very clean, set in amongst the forest

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa La Galeana
Lujan de Cuyo

One of our more quirky stays. The rooms were huge and unique, decorated with local artefacts. The beds were very comfortable. The air conditioning struggled to cope, but we mentioned it as we were going out and the staff said they would open the windows while the outside was cool , but shut them later and we returned to find fans had been put in the room as well. So 10/10 for doing what they could to help. Layout is curious and one of the pools was out of use, but the other was fine. Again, the shower took some working out, but we got the technique. Sweet, attentive staff and a small, homely feel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Quiet, but rather far from the main town
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Explore the Argentine Falls
Puerto Iguazu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Clean, on time, comfortable
Punta Tombo Penguin Colony
Puerto Madryn

The penguin part of this trip was really good, but because of weather the boat element to see the dolphins we were really looking forwards to was cancelled. We weren’t told and it was only after rather further in the car than expected that we realised we were on a different trip than we thought. There was some confusion and we only then came to know that we had embarked on a different trip which replaced the boat trip with a cultural experience to another town. Given the choice up front we wouldn’t have done it and would have opted to do something else, so this was rather frustrating, but having set off and driven quite far at that stage we went with it. Somewhere along the line the communications had missed us out as obviously the cancellation due to weather couldn’t be helped.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide, Dante
Transport
Whale Watching tour
Puerto Madryn
Local specialist: Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Oleksandra
Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2022

Hi Miranda,

Thank you very much for the review. I am glad that you have enjoyed the trip! Also, thank you for all the comments, we will definitely take them into account in order to improve our services.

Thank you!
Oleksandra

Ana was just super helpful and supportive! Co...
Argentina | Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2022

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Ian W.
West Palm Beach, FL | Reviewed on Dec 04, 2022

Ana was just super helpful and supportive! Couldn't ask for a better Specialist. Its not a quick trip from Florida but once you get a feel of the argentinian people what a wonderful visit. Dont hesitate to see this gorgeous land!!!!

Local specialist: Ana Gutierrez
Ana
Ana Gutierrez
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022

Thank you Ian for taking the time and share your experience!
It was my pleasure to assist you in this adventure and we hope to have to welcome you back here in Argentina soon!

Best,

Ana

Fantastic Argentina Experience
Argentina | Nov 4 - Nov 10, 2022

Regina
Regina P.
Asheville, NC | Reviewed on Dec 01, 2022

Our kimkim experience was fantastic! Lucas worked with us to plan an unexpected trip. He offered insight and guidance to ensure that we received the most well-rounded Argentina experience in the time we had available. From quality lodging to excellent guided service, we thoroughly were able to enjoy the culture, people, food, wine, and excursions. We pleased with all of our service but specifically that of Fabian and Fleur. Their personalized attention, friendliness, knowledge,... read more

Our kimkim experience was fantastic! Lucas worked with us to plan an unexpected trip. He offered insight and guidance to ensure that we received the most well-rounded Argentina experience in the time we had available. From quality lodging to excellent guided service, we thoroughly were able to enjoy the culture, people, food, wine, and excursions. We pleased with all of our service but specifically that of Fabian and Fleur. Their personalized attention, friendliness, knowledge, professionalism, and flexibility were superb!

Our trip provided us with comfortable stays at the Posada Verde Oliva and the Charming Luxury Lodge. We have very found memories of a cooking class and amazing meal at Casa del Visitante and of course Saint Julia wines. (FYI, best empanadas ever!) Our tour guide Fleur gave us the most educational, enjoyable day for a tour of Uco Valley Wine Country. We were then off to breathtaking Bariloche where we relaxed, hiked Cero Llao Llao, and kayaked the lakes of Patagonis (Lago Gutierrez). Lastly we enjoyed a historic tour of downtown Buenos Aires. It was absolutely a trip of a lifetime. Thanks to kimkim, Lucas, and our amazing guides for making this trip hassle free and fantastic!

Local specialist: Lucas Kambic
Lucas
Lucas Kambic
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2022

Hello Regina, thank you for your nice words, I´m happy that you enjoyed your trip around Argentina. I´ll send your message to our guides, they are so important for us I´m sure your feedback will make them feel glad of what they do and how they do it.
Thank you for trusting kimkim for your trip and I hope you can visit Argentina soon. =)

Trip of a Lifetime
Argentina | Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2022

Suzanne
Suzanne M.
Herndon, VA | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I have to give a tremendous thank you for Natalia. She made the planning process very easy for our trip from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, to Ushusaia the best. She was great at being flexible with changes that we made to our trip plan and she listened to what our interests were and planned
excursions that fit us to a tee. Everyone from the tour guides to the people that helped transfer us to the airports and hotels were absolutely delightful and made everything so easy. A special shout... read more

I have to give a tremendous thank you for Natalia. She made the planning process very easy for our trip from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, to Ushusaia the best. She was great at being flexible with changes that we made to our trip plan and she listened to what our interests were and planned
excursions that fit us to a tee. Everyone from the tour guides to the people that helped transfer us to the airports and hotels were absolutely delightful and made everything so easy. A special shout out to Juan Martin Lahore our tour guide in Bariloche. The best tour guide ever!!! We truly enjoyed out time with him. He was very knowledgeable about area and taught us so much about the history and took us on a hike with the most beautiful views. In Ushuaia the hike was beautiful as well and our guide Ezekiel was also very insightful on the history of the native people and we enjoyed learning of their history. I have to say everything about this trip was perfect!!! Thank you so much Natalia for everything. This was a trip of a lifetime and you made it absolutely AMAZING!!!!! I will definitely work with you again and will recommend your services to anyone I know planning a trip like this.

Local specialist: Natalia Canónico
Natalia
Natalia Canónico
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2022

Hi Suzanne,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review! 😊
Our team is always trying to give their best to provide an excellent service, so I'm very glad to read that everything went well.
I will forward your comments to our guides in Bariloche and Ushuaia.
It was a pleasure to me to work in this itinerary and I hope to welcome you once again in Argentina.
I am very grateful for your kind words!
All the best,
Natalia

Emi was wonderful! We had the most incredible...
Argentina | Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2022

Danielle
Danielle N.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Emi was wonderful! We had the most incredible trip to Buenos Aires and Mendoza. She was patient and full of wonderful suggestions. Thank you! read more

Emi was wonderful! We had the most incredible trip to Buenos Aires and Mendoza. She was patient and full of wonderful suggestions. Thank you!

Activity Reviews
Mendoza - Private wine tour
Mendoza
Quality of Experience
Half day City Tour - Private service with English speaking guide
Buenos Aires

Loved our time with Fernando

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food walking tour -Palermo
Buenos Aires

Tons of food! Great way to eat your way through BA

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Thank you so much Danielle for sharing your experience!!

I'm very pleased to know that you had a wonderful time in Buenos Aires and Mendoza during your Argentina Trip!
It was my pleasure to assist you in this adventure and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back any time 🥰

Many thanks,
Emi!

We had the most incredible experience from st...
Argentina | Nov 11 - Nov 20, 2022

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Erica F.
Philadelphia, PA | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

We had the most incredible experience from start to finish. Jason was helpful, responsive and planned the most amazing trip! I will never go on a trip again without using kimkim. We felt like VIPs!

Local specialist: Jason Kearney
Jason
Jason Kearney
Local specialist in Peru | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Hello Erica,
Thank you for your kind words, they make our work worthwhile, to leave fond memories into the future. We look forward to seeing you again in Latin America with us.
You are VIP's!!
Jason.

Fabulous Honeymoon
Argentina | Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2022

Lauren
Lauren D.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Natalia was a fantastic coordinator for our trip. She was extremely knowledgeable and responsive. The KimKim team went above and beyond to make our trip memorable and made sure we always had information and never had to worry. Our guides were professional, kind, and were always amenable to tailoring to our preferences. With KimKim we were able to craft our trip to be exactly what we wanted and would absolutely use the company again. read more

Natalia was a fantastic coordinator for our trip. She was extremely knowledgeable and responsive. The KimKim team went above and beyond to make our trip memorable and made sure we always had information and never had to worry. Our guides were professional, kind, and were always amenable to tailoring to our preferences. With KimKim we were able to craft our trip to be exactly what we wanted and would absolutely use the company again.

Hotel Reviews
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Puerto Iguazú
Authenticity & Character
Location
Ecotourism in the middle of the rainforest was fantastic! The pool, drawbridges all helped create that atmosphere. We loved to watch the monkeys each morning.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Argentino Hotel
Mendoza
Authenticity & Character
Location
Very centrally located, loved being able to walk the square at night and found amazing food close by!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
There were heavy rains that exposed a leak in our room.
Amerian Park Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Authenticity & Character
Location
This was very close to the Galerria Pacifica which ended up being perfect for us to grab breakfast and use the ATM.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
One of the best breakfasts we had.
Activity Reviews
Dinner at Casa Coupage
Buenos Aires

Extremely authentic Argentine family dining experience. Fantastic food and wine!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Iguazú Falls Great Adventure
Puerto Iguazu

Such a unique experience to see the falls up close we would recommend this to everyone!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento
Buenos Aires

This was a very convenient and easy day trip from Buenos Aires that provided a great perspective of a unique area.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Aconcagua Landscapes
Mendoza

This was a fantastic trip to be able to get to hike around Aconcagua! We loved that on the way we had many breaks to stop at towns along the way, explore and have free time. The guide was extremely knowledgeable ! For us this was a hidden gem and other who enjoy the outdoors should absolutely do this!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Uco Valley Wine Country
Mendoza
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We did arrive late to one of the wineries so perhaps allowing a little more spacing between. Or having the guide let us know we are running late and we should leave.
Trek & Kayak in Potrerillos
Mendoza
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore the Brazilian Falls
Puerto Iguazu

This a fantastic way to start your trip in Iguazu! Seeing the landscape view is breathtaking and helps put the Argentina side in perspective when you do it the next day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour Northern Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour Southern Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

We loved doing this tour by car reaching many different neighborhoods like a personal hop on and hop off! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and left us time at each place to walk around and explore which we loved!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Natalia Canónico
Natalia
Natalia Canónico
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Hi Lauren,
I appreciate your time in posting this lovely review. Thank you for your kind words! 😊
It's very nice to read that you had a great honeymoon in Argentina and that all of the services provided were according to your expectations.
It was a pleasure for me to help you design this itinerary.
We will be delighted to welcome you again sometime!
All the best,
Natalia

Must use KimKim!
Argentina | Nov 1 - Nov 12, 2022

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Rajan P.
Ewing, NJ | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Amazing trip, one of the best. It was so stress free having not to worry about any transportation needs and having English speaking guides. All the attractions we went to were breathe taking. I would recommend them to anyone looking to book stress free and to have everything a country has to offer incorporated. We just had 1 bad hiccup in Mendoza due to car troubles we were not able to make our sunset horseback riding tour. Besides that I will def be using them again next year when we plan a... read more

Amazing trip, one of the best. It was so stress free having not to worry about any transportation needs and having English speaking guides. All the attractions we went to were breathe taking. I would recommend them to anyone looking to book stress free and to have everything a country has to offer incorporated. We just had 1 bad hiccup in Mendoza due to car troubles we were not able to make our sunset horseback riding tour. Besides that I will def be using them again next year when we plan a trip elsewhere..maybe Europe?

Hotel Reviews
Recoleta Grand Hotel
Buenos Aires
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa
Ushuaia
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Xelena Hotel & Suites
El Calafate, Santa Cruz
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Entre Cielos
Vistalba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Panoramic Grand - Iguazú
Puerto Iguazú
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bathrooms and rooms very outdated
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022

Hi Rajan,

Many thanks for all your kind comments about your deep immersion around Argentina! 😃
We are thrilled that you loved and enjoyed the highlights of our country.
I want to thank you once again for trusting me to organize this adventure!!

It was a pleasure to e-meet you! Best wishes and adventures to come!
Emi

It was a very educational trip but we can imp...
Argentina | Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2022

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Ednaline C.
Dale City, VA | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

It was a very educational trip but we can improve in couple of things. First, the hotel in Santiago was an awful idea. The location was not safe and they were not in the "customer service" business. The 3 flights in one day was brutal and unnecessary. We could have skipped Charten, the tour guide and the bus driver that was insane. Driving too fast and aggressive. And the ultimate, NO penguins. Very disappointing. A very educational trip and adventurous!!! read more

It was a very educational trip but we can improve in couple of things. First, the hotel in Santiago was an awful idea. The location was not safe and they were not in the "customer service" business. The 3 flights in one day was brutal and unnecessary. We could have skipped Charten, the tour guide and the bus driver that was insane. Driving too fast and aggressive. And the ultimate, NO penguins. Very disappointing. A very educational trip and adventurous!!!

Hotel Review
Huinid Obelisco Hotel
Buenos Aires
Authenticity & Character
Very clean
Location
Best location
Staff
Very friendly except the breakfast ladies.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Hi Ednaline,

Thanks for taking the time and sharing your experience and the incredible and fun pictures of your trip 😃
It definitely was a deep cultural immersion :) I really enjoyed watching your wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them :D

All the best!
Emi

The trip itself was excellent with the except...
Argentina | Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2022

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Ricardo M.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

The trip itself was excellent with the exception that the tour to see the penguins was not scheduled. In addition we lost paid tours due that we spent one full day traveling from Bariloche to Mendoza ( we took 3 flights that day) and I was offered $250 USD credit to my credit card and as of today, not realized. read more

The trip itself was excellent with the exception that the tour to see the penguins was not scheduled. In addition we lost paid tours due that we spent one full day traveling from Bariloche to Mendoza ( we took 3 flights that day) and I was offered $250 USD credit to my credit card and as of today, not realized.

Hotel Reviews
Novapark
Santiago

The hotel was good; but the location was on a shady area with no close places to eat. All taxi drivers told us to be careful around the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Acceptable facilities
Location
More safe area
Staff
Not very helpful when we request a taxi, we’re told to go outside and wait until one passes on the street
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very good bed
Park Inn by Radisson Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas

Good hotel with good location

Authenticity & Character
Charming
Location
Close to restaurants
Staff
Very servicing
Cleanliness & Comfort
Excellent bed
NH Bariloche Edelweiss
San Carlos de Bariloche

Clean and good location

Authenticity & Character
Very nice hotel
Location
Centrally located
Staff
Very helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Big room and comfortable bed
Amérian Executive Hotel Mendoza
Mendoza

Beautiful hotel

Authenticity & Character
Very nice hotel
Location
Centrally located
Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Big room, nice shower and very good bed
Calafate Parque Hotel
El Calafate

Excellent location and facilities

Authenticity & Character
Nice looking lobby
Location
Close to Main Street; but quiet area
Staff
Super helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable room
Huinid Obelisco Hotel
Buenos Aires

Steps out of the Corrientes avenue. Many restaurants and bars close by

Authenticity & Character
Very comfortable lobby and lobby bar
Location
Quiet street close to action
Staff
Super helpful, all staff was very attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean hotel and excellent service
Activity Reviews
Maipo Valley - Concha y Toro & Santa Rita Wineries
Santiago

Excellent tour, highly recommended

Quality of Experience
Overall excellent tour
Guides, Drivers and Staff
They share the information and it was very interesting
Transport
Very comfortable bus
Excursion to Osorno Volcano & the Petrohue Falls
Puerto Varas

Very good experience and nice views

Quality of Experience
Nature lovers will enjoy this tour
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Excellent driver and guide
Transport
Comfortable bus
Excursion to Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro & Dalcahue
Puerto Varas

Very interesting tour

Quality of Experience
Good experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Have a deep knowledge of the area
Transport
Both bus and ferry comfortable
San Martin de los Andes along the Seven Lakes route
Bariloche

Beautiful long tour; but it worth the long day

Quality of Experience
We did love the tour
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We felt safe and the knowledge they have of the are kept us awake the whole trip
Transport
Comfortable bus, despite on dirt road, change of buses was very organized including the handling of luggage
Uco Valley Experience - PRIVATE
Mendoza

It was not bad; but the tour in Chile for Concha y Toro y Santa Rita was more real and not a sales pitch intensive. One exception was that they took us to an small winery that was excellent and no sales pitch

Quality of Experience
Beautiful views of the vineyards
Food
Acceptable
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very knowledgeable of the wine process
Transport
Comfortable bus
Minitrekking "Los Glaciares National Park"
El Calafate

The hike on the Perito Moreno Glaciar was the best tour of the trip.

Quality of Experience
It was awesome
Guides, Drivers and Staff
They accommodated all our needs
Transport
Very comfortable bus
El Chalten Full Day, Free time
El Calafate

It was ok, you can skip this if you’re short on time

Quality of Experience
Nothing to write home about it
Food
Lunch bag, not real lunch. Guide took us to a restaurant and it was average
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very informed guides
Transport
Driver was not driving safely, seems to be in a hurry to get back home
Half day City Tour - Private service with English speaking guide
Buenos Aires

Good for a quick view of Buenos Aires. You really need at least 4 days to really enjoy the city. Our guide and driver were excellent and accommodating to our requests.

Quality of Experience
Gave us the opportunity to see the city at a glance
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Could not ask for a better team of driver and guide
Transport
Very comfortable minivan
Tango Show and Dinner at Café De Los Angelitos
Buenos Aires

I highly recommend this tour. After the Perito Moreno Glaciar, this was another excellent experience.

Quality of Experience
Highly recommended
Food
Very good and several choices
Guides, Drivers and Staff
. The driver was very nice and efficient
Transport
Small and very uncomfortable car for four adults
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dear Ricardo,

Thank you so much for this detailed review. This helps us a lot to improve our assistance to future travelers!
I am glad to know that the corresponding refund for changes in the itinerary due to changes in airlines could be displayed correctly.
I'm very pleased to know that you had a wonderful time in Chile and Argentina 🥰

All the best!
Emi

Amazing Trip to Mendoza, Buenos Aires, and Patagonia
Argentina | Oct 25 - Nov 5, 2022

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Sarah S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Emi and Mateo were amazing at providing planning services and engaging in communications regarding changes and updates. The horseback riding tour with an Argentinian asado in Mendoza was amazing as was the glacier tour and trek in Calafate. Everything went seamlessly and made our travel experience amazing. read more

Emi and Mateo were amazing at providing planning services and engaging in communications regarding changes and updates. The horseback riding tour with an Argentinian asado in Mendoza was amazing as was the glacier tour and trek in Calafate. Everything went seamlessly and made our travel experience amazing.

Hotel Reviews
Entre Cielos
Vistalba

The staff was very helpful and communicative. They were able to answer all questions and assisted in any request we had. The view of the Andes Mountains were amazing from the hotel and the breakfast buffet was great as well. We would definitely stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Location
There was not a lot that was walkable, and it was about 30 minute drive from downtown Mendoza.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loi Suites Recoleta
Buenos Aires

This hotel is in a perfect location in the Recoleta neighborhood. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very close to the Cementery of Recoleta, a good market, and some other sights. Close drive to other neighborhoods.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chalten Suites Hotel
El Chalten

Bigger rooms with plenty of space to spread out. The staff was very friendly and helpful in terms of providing maps and resources for treks and assisting with other questions.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right on the main strip close to stores, restaurants and shops
Staff
Very friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mirador del Lago Hotel
El Calafate

This hotel was close enough to the main downtown and had very friendly staff, but it needed some updates. There was mold in the bathroom of our room, and it was very noisy every time someone above us walked around their room.

Authenticity & Character
Location
At the end of the main strip and about 10-15 minute walk from the main downtown
Staff
Very helpful and friendly, provided reminders on excursions and pick-ups
Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel needed some updates, as there was mold in the bathroom in multiple places. The room also allows a lot of outside noises from the street as well as from the surrounding rooms. Any time someone above us would walk it would be very loud and prevent us from sleeping.
Activity Reviews
Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
El Calafate

Going to see the Perito Moreno Glacier is worth a visit to Calafate. It is amazing to be in a forest one moment and then in view of a glacier the next. There are many opportunities for view and pictures.

Quality of Experience
Once in a lifetime experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Everyone was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accomodating. They made sure everyone was always accounted for and answered questions.
Transport
Uco Valley Wine Tour
Mendoza

The Uco Valley is pretty and worth visiting, but we did not visit the wineries we were told we were visiting. Additionally, we were to see three wineries and only visited two. It was a far drive (90 minutes) to only go to two places and it was not what we signed up for exactly.

Quality of Experience
The first winery was a nice experience, and although the second winery and lunch was nice, we did not intend to do a coursed lunch with wine pairing. That took up the entire afternoon and we were unable to see other wineries. Additionally, it was a beautiful day out and we felt stuck inside and unable to truly appreciate Uco Valley.
Food
The food was excellent, but we did not sign up for a tasting lunch and instead were hoping to visit more wineries since we originally had 4 wineries scheduled while in Uco Valley and only got to see 2.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Daniel was friendly and knowledgable.
Transport
Creole Horseback Riding
Mendoza

This horseback riding excursion was excellent. We were able to ride along the Andes Mountains and enjoyed a wonderful Argentinian lunch with the mountains in view.

Quality of Experience
Food
Amazing grilled chorizo and steak, plenty of food and wine.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Drivers and guides were very nice and friendly.
Transport
Minitrekking "Los Glaciares National Park"
El Calafate

A must do. This glacier trek is on the side of the glacier that is walkable (the many peaks are not). We were able to see many parts, including crevasses, high peaks, water falls, and even were able to go into an ice cave. We drank fresh glacier water and at the end, the guides served some whiskey with glacier ice. Truly phenomenal experience.

Quality of Experience
Best excursion by far, great learning experience as well.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guides were fantastic. They took time to explain the glacier and even made sure everyone got the best pictures while on the excursion.
Transport
Nativo Experience
El Calafate

This excursion involves a quick ride up for a view of Lake Argentino. Then you learn about some native heritage and have a beautiful lunch of pumpkin soup, lamb stew, and chocolate mousse with wine in a cave. The actual driving and excursion part are relatively short, but the lunch makes up for it.

Quality of Experience
It was nice to do, but felt like the general driving portion could have been longer.
Food
Lunch with a view of the lake was amazing. The food was excellent and there was plenty to go around.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Hi Sarah and Patrick,

Thanks for taking the time and sharing your experience for your Honeymoon around Argentina!! 🤩

I wanted to thank you in name of the team! Thank you for taking the time to give us such extensive feedback on your experience in Argentina and we're very pleased that you had such a wonderful experience!
My best wishes for your marriage and warm regards from Argentina!

Emi

Foodies/Oenophiles, experienced travelers, loved Kimkim Service & Experience
Argentina | Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2022

Rebecca
Rebecca N.
Colchester, VT | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2022

We had a wonderful trip to Argentina and Chile thanks to the Kimkim team. My sister and I are international travelers who typically plan the details ourselves, but for this trip we decided to use the help and service of Kimkim and we are so thankful! Emi helped us plan itineraries to suit our preferences and answered our questions in preparation for the trip. Our drivers were always on time, and Andrea in Buenos Aires was so friendly. The experiences in Mendoza were amazing - we are foodies... read more

We had a wonderful trip to Argentina and Chile thanks to the Kimkim team. My sister and I are international travelers who typically plan the details ourselves, but for this trip we decided to use the help and service of Kimkim and we are so thankful! Emi helped us plan itineraries to suit our preferences and answered our questions in preparation for the trip. Our drivers were always on time, and Andrea in Buenos Aires was so friendly. The experiences in Mendoza were amazing - we are foodies and wine lovers - the Wine Walking dinner, tasting at Finca Adelma and lunch at Alfa Crux were top notch. Best of all was our Mendoza driver, Daniel, who was knowledgeable and helpful - enjoyable conversationalist while also giving us appropriate space. We added a full day in Chile as well, and Vitor took us to a fabulous winery in Casablanca, a castle seafood restaurant and a tour of the colorful Valparaiso. A wonderful experience - great service at a reasonable price. Will do again and recommend to friends and family!

Hotel Review
Villa Mansa Wine Hotel
Vistalba, Lujan de Cuyo

We had a a full balcony of our own, even in the Superior Room. After full days of wine tasting or hiking, it was awesome to come back to our spacious hotel room, then enjoy a reasonably priced meal and great service at the on site hotel.

Activity Reviews
Dinner - Wine Walking
Mendoza

Excellent food, gin tasting and wine tasting experience. I am a foodie and oenophile and enjoyed every bit of this evening.

Food
The food pairings were wonderful. The goat was exceptional.
Aconcagua Park & Inca Bridge
Mendoza

Daniel is an amazing driver - knowledgeable and helpful. He is a good conversationalist and also gives space and privacy where appropriate. The entire drive is gorgeous and the hike is an easy walk - good thing, given the altitude :-)

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Daniel is exceptional.
Transport
Uco Valley Wine Tour
Mendoza

I've tasted wine in regions across the world, and this Uco Valley experience is at the top of my list of recommendations. Finca Adelma was a small family winery with wonderful empanadas. Alfa Crux is glorious.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Again, Daniel was excellent.
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Nov 04, 2022

Thank you so much Rebecca for sharing your experience!!

So happy that you and Liz had a great time in South America. It was my pleasure to assist you in this adventure!
Hoping to have the opportunity to welcome you back any time :)

Many thanks,
Emi!

We had a wonderful trip - every detail was co...
Argentina | Oct 15 - Oct 24, 2022

Nycole
Nycole K.
Berkley, MI | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

We had a wonderful trip - every detail was considered! It was so nice and relaxing for our first trip to South America to know that all the lodging, travel and transfers were scheduled and taken care of.

Our hotel in Palermo, Be Jardin Escondido by Coppola, was one of the favorite places we have ever stayed. The space and our room with the balcony overlooking the garden was so charming and cozy, but the true highlight were the staff - who were all so so so helpful and accomodating. I... read more

We had a wonderful trip - every detail was considered! It was so nice and relaxing for our first trip to South America to know that all the lodging, travel and transfers were scheduled and taken care of.

Our hotel in Palermo, Be Jardin Escondido by Coppola, was one of the favorite places we have ever stayed. The space and our room with the balcony overlooking the garden was so charming and cozy, but the true highlight were the staff - who were all so so so helpful and accomodating. I couldn't speak highly enough about the staff at Be Jardin. Also the included breakfast was so delicious and generous every time - which we mostly enjoyed from the balcony in our room.

All of our hotels were unique and comfortable. The Lares De Chacras was an absolutely beautiful hotel and property. Our room was large, comfortable and the balcony was so nice. While it wasn't quite warm enough for us to use the pool, the pool and hot tub areas were really beautiful and the patio inviting.

All of our scheduled excursions were as promised or better. The gaucho experience at Estancia El Ombú exceeded our expectations. Our host for the day was so knowledgeable about the history of the region and helped take care of every detail and introduce us to local shop so we could really feel immersed. The group at the ranch was small enough to feel intimate and like were taking part in a family dinner. (and the food was some of our favorite on the trip!)

Other highlights included the speakeasy bar tour - we never could have figured out how to get into such cool cocktail bars on our own! Also the dinner and tango show and Rojo Tango was magical and both of our bike excursions (around Buenos Aires and through Mendoza vineyards) were so much fun and a great way to feel a part of the land and the city.

Thank you for helping us discover Argentina and have a wonderful holiday. We can't wait to go back!

Hotel Review
Be Jardin Escondido by Coppola
Buenos Aires

This was one of the favorite hotels we have ever stayed at. It is absolutely charming and cozy - you really feel like you're visiting someone's gorgeous home in Palermo with your own private garden. The staff were some of the friendliest, most helpful and accommodating hosts we've ever had. Everyone spoke great English and were always willing to help us find great local spots, answer questions or just make us a needed afternoon cappuccino. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff. The breakfast was always delicious and generous, it was always such a wonderful way to start our day. I appreciated the flexibility of time and ability to dine in our room - it felt so luxurious! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and would love to stay here again. Thank you for an amazing stay.

Authenticity & Character
This hotel had so much character - it felt like you were staying in the luxury garden oasis of the Coppola family. Dreamy.
Location
Easy walking to all of the trendy shops and restaurants in Palermo. Great location.
Staff
Probably the friendliest and most helpful staff I have ever experienced at a hotel!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Speakeasy Cocktail Adventure in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

This was so much fun to have our own private guide and driver to get us access to some of the coolest and most exclusive speakeasys in Buenos Aires. We never would have been able to figure out how to access these spots without our guide, and learning about the cocktail history in the city was super fun.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Loved having a private driver - I felt like a star!
Gaucho Full Day Tour at El Ombú de Areco Ranch
Buenos Aires

This trip exceeded my expectations. I expected it to be a large group and feel very "touristy", but it turned out to be a very intimate group for the tour of the town and we got behind the scenes access to local artisans and shops while learning about the region's history. The ranch was also a small enough group that you felt like you were celebrating with friends and family. The horses, food, music and dance were all very magical.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our host in the town and the ranch was lovely. She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the area's history and made our day truly special.
Transport
Bike & Wines Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza
Mendoza

The bike paths around Mendoza are so easy to navigate and give you a unique perspective of the region. What a lovely way to spend the day. Also, the final stop for food and drinks felt very special - like were visiting someone's home.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tango Show & Dinner (Tango Rojo) + Private Transfers
Buenos Aires

This was so cool. What a beautiful venue and talented artists. Being able to enjoy a meal and Malbec and have everything you need while enjoying the show was a very special experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Our driver was so kind and excited that we were going to have this experience. Although it was so close we definitely could have walked from our hotel. :)
Urban Bike Tour Buenos Aires, Heart of the City - South Circuit
Buenos Aires

Our day of riding around Buenos Aires with Jackson was one of the highlights of our trip. We learned so much about the city and it's history while taking in beautiful parks and streets. The bike lanes were plentiful and we always felt safe and comfortable on our ride. We enjoyed Mate by a lake and fresh empanadas for lunch. It was a really magical way to see more of the city than you could easily cover on foot.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jason Kearney
Jason
Jason Kearney
Local specialist in Peru | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Hi Nycole,
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was always a pleasure to work with you in getting the trip to fruition. I am glad you got to see the football at River Plate, I hope ye won? Last time I was there they won 3- 1!
Hope to see you in the future.
Regards,
Jason.

I had great difficulty with the first local s...
Argentina | Aug 12 - Aug 23, 2022

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Dianne W.
Winter Park, CO | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

I had great difficulty with the first local specialist assigned to book my trip. I did complain and KimKim Travel assigned Oleksandra to take her place. Once Oleksandra took over, everything was perfect. She went way out of her way to be helpful. She has a lot of experience and this was apparent in the ease of working with her. She anticipating what I would need before I even asked. I wanted to rent a car to drive in both Argentina and Chile. She arranged this and everything with the car... read more

I had great difficulty with the first local specialist assigned to book my trip. I did complain and KimKim Travel assigned Oleksandra to take her place. Once Oleksandra took over, everything was perfect. She went way out of her way to be helpful. She has a lot of experience and this was apparent in the ease of working with her. She anticipating what I would need before I even asked. I wanted to rent a car to drive in both Argentina and Chile. She arranged this and everything with the car went as planned. You need to have quite the array of paperwork in order to cross the borders. I saw other foreigners at the border crossings who did not have the required paperwork and they were not successful in crossing the border. Oleksandra continued to work with me during my trip. She was amazing to work with.

Local specialist: Oleksandra Stefanyuk

We had such a fantastic trip!! Our driver wa...
Argentina | Sep 13 - Sep 17, 2022

Rachel
Rachel P.
Belvedere Park, GA | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

We had such a fantastic trip!! Our driver was super friendly and helpful and showed us all over Buenos Aires. He really went the extra mile to help us with our luggage and extra transfers. We were welcomed to our hotel with the nicest package and bottle of wine and goodies and an upgraded room! All our activities were super fun and well planned. Highly recommend!! read more

We had such a fantastic trip!! Our driver was super friendly and helpful and showed us all over Buenos Aires. He really went the extra mile to help us with our luggage and extra transfers. We were welcomed to our hotel with the nicest package and bottle of wine and goodies and an upgraded room! All our activities were super fun and well planned. Highly recommend!!

Hotel Review
Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Super nice hotel in a nice area of town

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Palermo Food Tour
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Sebastian was amazing!
Transport
Local specialist: Marina Sinigagliesi

The planning went fine. Oleksandra was helpfu...
Argentina | Sep 5 - Sep 12, 2022

Rick
Rick H.
Rockwall, TX | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

The planning went fine. Oleksandra was helpful with her suggestions. The trip itself did not go smoothly. And communication with KimKim during the trip was extremely difficult. KimKim expected me to communicate in a WhatsApp that made no sense. Even my kids don’t know what that is. The emergency number didnt always answer and no one ever returned our calls. and Oleksandra told me she doesn’t respond to emails when she isn’t working. We were not informed of the difficulties exchanging... read more

The planning went fine. Oleksandra was helpful with her suggestions. The trip itself did not go smoothly. And communication with KimKim during the trip was extremely difficult. KimKim expected me to communicate in a WhatsApp that made no sense. Even my kids don’t know what that is. The emergency number didnt always answer and no one ever returned our calls. and Oleksandra told me she doesn’t respond to emails when she isn’t working. We were not informed of the difficulties exchanging currency and the hotels were not always as described. The hotel in Santiago was in a terrible and dangerous neighborhood, and the bar and restaurant were closed for the season so we had to venture out at night to find an open restaurant. It was very scary. It would have also been nice to know we were crossing the border on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere and had to pass a Covid test to get into Chile! What if we failed the test??? Also, our driver didn’t have National Park tickets we needed (they were delivered the next day) the hotel in Puerto Natale didn’t provide a box lunch for our day long glacier tour so we had to ask for food from other travelers. The hotel in Buenos Aires was nice but located in a bad area. Finally, it took 3 tries to get Oleksandra to respond about a refund for Tango tickets we could not use because of a cancelled flight. I am grateful she got a 50% refund but she could have been more responsive.

We used KimKim because of local knowledge and we paid a lot of money to KimKim for that. Patagonia was a marvel but would have been much more enjoyable without the stress of dealing with KimKim.

Local specialist: Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Oleksandra
Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

Hi Richard,

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is a pity, we´ve done everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Some points to address:
- Entrance fees to the national park were not included, as was indicated in the itinerary you confirmed. However, we did include that as a complimentary service in Puerto Natales. As you confirmed the guide bring them to you on the day of the excursion.
- Box lunch: we asked the hotel in El Calafate to preaper a box lunch for you, as... read more

Hi Richard,

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is a pity, we´ve done everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Some points to address:
- Entrance fees to the national park were not included, as was indicated in the itinerary you confirmed. However, we did include that as a complimentary service in Puerto Natales. As you confirmed the guide bring them to you on the day of the excursion.
- Box lunch: we asked the hotel in El Calafate to preaper a box lunch for you, as it was your birthday and we wanted to simplify things for you, but it was not included in Puerto Natales.
- Boarder: If there was a test, we were not aware of that - we had updated information that all the requirements were canceled starting on Sept 1st.
Hotels in Santiago and Buenos Aires - we include options we know are offering a good service and are located in good zones. We had only very good reviews on both hotels, and both of them have great reviews on TripAdvisor.

Anyway, we definitely thank you for all your comments and will take into consideration some of the points for our next bookings.

Have a nice day,
Oleksandra

My daughter and I enjoyed a great trip to Arg...
Argentina | Apr 30 - May 12, 2022

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John O.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

My daughter and I enjoyed a great trip to Argentina and Brazil that we booked through KimKim. It was easy to work with their pre-set itineraries and customize as necessary. We had an outstanding trip and saw a great deal of Argentina in only 12 days and then enjoyed 3 days in Rio. On balance, we were pleased with the service and support we got from KimKim and their local agent in Buenos Aires. Patagonia was amazing!! This was the second trip I booked through KimKim (Morocco - highly... read more

My daughter and I enjoyed a great trip to Argentina and Brazil that we booked through KimKim. It was easy to work with their pre-set itineraries and customize as necessary. We had an outstanding trip and saw a great deal of Argentina in only 12 days and then enjoyed 3 days in Rio. On balance, we were pleased with the service and support we got from KimKim and their local agent in Buenos Aires. Patagonia was amazing!! This was the second trip I booked through KimKim (Morocco - highly recommend!). The reason for the 4 star rating versus 5 star is two-fold. If I contrast the speed and specificity of responses I received from Oleksandra vs. my other trip it was not as good. The second point is it would have been good to have a heads up on the economic challenges in Argentina. We would have brought more US cash as trying to get local currency from bank machines was a continuing challenge and the government fee on withdrawals was up to 35% of the value of the transaction. There were also a lot of places that would not accept credit cards. Knowing this would have made a big difference in how we would have prepared for the trip.

Local specialist: Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Oleksandra
Oleksandra Stefanyuk
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Hi John,

Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Argentina and Rio.
We will also take into account the details you have mentioned in order to get better services from now on.

Thank you!
Oleksandra

KimKim = A+! Highly Recommend!!
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Michael S.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Marina covered all the bases and was excellent. Our experience with Argentina and with KimKim was AMAZING! Trip of a lifetime!

Only downside is now we’re quite spoiled and will probably never NOT use KimKim if it is available in whatever destination we head to next!! read more

Marina covered all the bases and was excellent. Our experience with Argentina and with KimKim was AMAZING! Trip of a lifetime!

Only downside is now we’re quite spoiled and will probably never NOT use KimKim if it is available in whatever destination we head to next!!

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