the Azores Travel Agents

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With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in the Azores who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Karin Eckhard

(22 reviews)
the Azores Travel Agent based in Madrid, Spain and USA
Karin specializes in: Tailor-made, culture, art, history, culture, architecture, gastronomy, outdoor activities, nature-based, small groups, off the beaten track
Recent traveler reviews for Karin:
"Karin planned our trip across Northern Spain that we had wanted to do for many years." - by Catherine, Oct 6, 2021 · see review
"We have traveled a great deal in our lives, but concerns about handling our own arrangements in light of the ever changing Covid restrictions led us to Kimkim, Espiritu Travel and Karin Exkhard our travel consultant." - by Ellen, Sep 27, 2021 · see review
"Karin actually took into considerations my preferences and requests and planned it out well in a very short period of time." - by Kaisha, Aug 18, 2021 · see review
the Azores Travel Agent based in Lisbon
Tiago specializes in: Culture, Architecture, Nature, Outdoors
I've always traveled extensively with my family and from a very early age developed a strong taste for it. Portuguese were once sailors and discoverers and I like to think of myself as one too: a discoverer of people, food, landscapes, cultures and, very often, new friends. This is what I like to... read more

Trip Reviews for the Azores

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.5
(14 reviews)
Justin

Trip to the Azores · the Azores - Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2018

Traveler: Justin S. - Local specialist: Picos de Aventura

Very happy with all activities booked by the specialist (note they work for one specific company, and all activities are booked through them). Had a great time, all guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. However logistical aspect could be improved.

Prior to arriving on the island the only information received about timing and where to meet was that someone from the company would pick us up from the airport. He then told us what time to be ready the next day, only to find out our... read more

Very happy with all activities booked by the specialist (note they work for one specific company, and all activities are booked through them). Had a great time, all guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. However logistical aspect could be improved.

Prior to arriving on the island the only information received about timing and where to meet was that someone from the company would pick us up from the airport. He then told us what time to be ready the next day, only to find out our guide assumed we were meeting in a different location. No one called or reached out to us until I called them 30 min after our original meeting time, which resulted in them sending the guide to a hotel we were not at. Two more calls later, we were finally on our way an hour later.

So overall very happy with our trip, but would recommend future travelers ensure you push to receive an a detailed itinerary from the guide service before arriving that includes the departure time each day, and where to meet. Additionally, make sure you have access to a phone that works in case something goes wrong, and they have your number.

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Picos de Aventura, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Justin,
I am happy to realize that you had a nice time with us in São Miguel. I want to apologize for not sending you your day by day program with the final schedules before your arrival and the troubles it may have caused you.

Thank you for your feedback!

June Azores trip with 2 college kids · the Azores - Jun 1 - Jun 11, 2018

Traveler: Scott R. - Local specialist: Leandro Silva

Great trip and experience. Loved it. Highly recommend. Azores offers a lot of cultural dynamics and activities, very accessible from Boston and at a very reasonable price. Great value. Also, close enough to consider long weekend excursions: Thursday night to Monday.

Frederick

Adventure Holiday · the Azores - Mar 8 - Mar 15, 2018

Traveler: Frederick W. - Local specialist: Picos de Aventura

Everything about my KimKim experience was flawless, our planner Catia understood exactly the type of trip we were looking for, and booked us with guides that provided a unique experience in the Azores. When problems arose due to inclement weather, plans had to be canceled, bookings refunded, and other arrangements made, on the spot. This was all done seamlessly.

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Picos de Aventura, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Frederick.
Thank you for your message. I am so glad to know you had a fantastic time at our piece of paradise! :)

Jonathan

cycling in the azores · the Azores - Dec 27 - Jan 5, 2020

Traveler: Jonathan B. - Local specialist: Picos de Aventura

I really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed ourselves in the Azores. The islands are amazing and the tour took full advantage of their natural beauty. The agent who arranged the trip (Catia) did an excellent job and all the guides and activities were great. I would happily refer Kim Kim and Picos de Aventura to anyone who asks!

Catia was always friendly and prompt and answered all our questions with the right amount of detail. The trip she arranged was excellent from accommodations to activities.

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Picos de Aventura, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jon.
Thank you for your kind words. I am really happy to know that you had a wonderful time here! :)

Hiking Azores · the Azores - Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017

Traveler: Catherine C. - Local specialist: Picos de Aventura

Thanks KimKim! This was an excellent trip and having KimKim back-up was comforting. You connected me with Picos de Adventura, a superb tour company and their "adventures" could not have been more fun or beautiful.

Catia was great -- I also worked with Tiago and they were both tremendously helpful with getting my trip organized and with any questions I had along the way. This is a great company clearly focusing on the best possible customer service.

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Picos de Aventura, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Catherine. I am really glad we could help you building your holidays plan.
Thank you for your kind words!