Kimkim Trip Reviews for Colombia

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Seamless Colombia experience!
Colombia | Nov 16 - Nov 25, 2022

Celeste
Celeste H.
Tustin, CA | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Our trip to Colombia was incredible!!! Our itinerary included Medellin, Pereira and Cartagena. Right from the get go Margarita was attentive, available to answer my questions quickly and listened carefully to the needs I communicated for our trip. She crafted an amazing itinerary for my son (6 years old) and I , which ended up including all of the highlights I asked for plus some extra kid-friendly activities she took initiative to recommend (Explora Park in Medellin and Coconut Beard... read more

Our trip to Colombia was incredible!!! Our itinerary included Medellin, Pereira and Cartagena. Right from the get go Margarita was attentive, available to answer my questions quickly and listened carefully to the needs I communicated for our trip. She crafted an amazing itinerary for my son (6 years old) and I , which ended up including all of the highlights I asked for plus some extra kid-friendly activities she took initiative to recommend (Explora Park in Medellin and Coconut Beard Pirate Game in Cartagena). My son has Autism and this was our first adventure abroad together so I wanted to ensure we had a solid plan and support while traveling. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or supportive team! Not only was the planning seamless (KimKim software is incredibly user friendly and centralizes every detail you need), but while we were traveling we could communicate directly with Margarita and our local guides via WhatsApp with any questions and concerns. This was a nice bonus for me traveling solo with my son, knowing I had others to depend on. I requested smaller boutique style hotels with more of a local feel for accommodation. Loved each one (Hotel Quinta Ladera, Hotel Sazagua, Hotel Casa Don Luis by Faranda). The pace of our trip was perfect, with a good balance of excursions and downtime, flights that were at reasonable hours (with seats in the front of the plane!), safe drivers, and dependable flexible guides. We had Manuela in Medellin, Guillermo in Pereira and Carlos in Cartagena, all of whom were incredible with my son always playful, attentive and patient. The level of attentiveness of this tour company is above and beyond. They check in with you, they are available when you need something and take the time to add personal touches. Like nothing I’ve ever experienced traveling in the past. Definitely amazing value and service for the price point. Will definitely use Kim Kim in the future and highly recommend it - so grateful!

Local specialist: Margarita Moreno
Margarita
Margarita Moreno
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Celeste, Thank you so much for these words and for highlighting our work.
We love creating moments and experiences that you can remember forever.
Thanks for recognizing the team and allowing us to be part of this memorable experience.
You and your son always will be more than welcome.

And now we know a part of Colombia will be in your hearts. 🇨🇴

Gracias,
Margarita

Colombia Round 2
Colombia | Nov 3 - Nov 17, 2022

Carly
Carly M.
Columbia, MD | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

This is my 4th time using KimKim and second time with the wonderful team in Colombia! Margoth, Felipe and their team, once again, made sure I had a remarkable time as a solo traveler in this beautiful country. I always say I shouldn’t have gone with Colombia for my first trip out of the country, because it’s going to be tough to live up to it!
This second time around was no different! I visited Cartagena, Medellin and Santa Marta this time. It was the best birthday of my life! I plan to... read more

This is my 4th time using KimKim and second time with the wonderful team in Colombia! Margoth, Felipe and their team, once again, made sure I had a remarkable time as a solo traveler in this beautiful country. I always say I shouldn’t have gone with Colombia for my first trip out of the country, because it’s going to be tough to live up to it!
This second time around was no different! I visited Cartagena, Medellin and Santa Marta this time. It was the best birthday of my life! I plan to keep visiting each year for my birthday, and I feel it’s only going to keep getting better!
If you haven’t made Colombia a stop on your list, you absolutely must!
Thanks again to Aracanto and the wonderful people of Colombia for welcoming me to your home with such warmth and gratitude.
Until we meet again, mi amor!

Hotel Reviews
The Click Clack Hotel Medellin
Medellin

Beautiful place, perfect loctation and a wonderful staff!

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena

Such a cool place! Gorgeous rooftop and the rooms are beautiful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right in the heart of the walled city and close to everything
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Cleanliness & Comfort
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
Santa Marta, Magdalena
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Activity Reviews
Dancing Class
Cartagena

Ruben was awesome!

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Dinner Reservation at Alma
Cartagena
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Dinner Reservation at Alambique
Medellín

Wish they had an updated location on google maps, but otherwise, great food and beautiful ambiance

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City Tour of Medellín (with Local Market and Comuna 13)
Medellín

Incredible!!!! Juan Carlos was amazing

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Juan Carlos and Jorge! Great guys!
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Flower Experience in Santa Elena
Medellín

Beautiful people, so kind and welcoming

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Guatape and El Peñol Tour & Airport Transfer: {{start_location}} to {{end_location}}
Colombia

Unforgettable experience. A mudslide blocking the route to get there had almost ruined my chances of seeing this landmark! But the team was able to make quick adjustments to assure i get to experience it!

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Tayrona National Park Tour Full Day
Colombia

What can I even say… the most beautiful place ever

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My guide was amazing!
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Minca Tour and Coffee Farm
Colombia
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Dinner Reservation at Mar de Las Antillas
Cartagena

Freddy, the manager is unforgettable. Truly made me feel like Cartagena is home.

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They sang me happy birthday with the live band!!
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Day Pass at Tierra Bomba Island at Makani Beach Club
Colombia

Sooooooooo serene and beautiful.

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Staff was incredible
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Dinner Reservation at Marea
Cartagena
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Gorgeous location!
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Dinner Reservation at Andres Carne de Res
Cartagena

The pirate!! They sang me happy birthday once again!

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Suggested Dinner at Crepes & Waffles
Cartagena
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Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Hola Querida Carly, it has been a pleasure having you again in Colombia and thank you so much for visiting us again and promoting our country! On behalf of our team and everyone you met, Muchas Gracias for making us a part of your Colombian experience, and we look forward to having you in Colombia again, and helping you plan a trip with Bogota, The Amazon rainforest and colonial towns and anything else you want to see! It is always very nice for us to see how much you enjoy Colombia, and to... read more

Hola Querida Carly, it has been a pleasure having you again in Colombia and thank you so much for visiting us again and promoting our country! On behalf of our team and everyone you met, Muchas Gracias for making us a part of your Colombian experience, and we look forward to having you in Colombia again, and helping you plan a trip with Bogota, The Amazon rainforest and colonial towns and anything else you want to see! It is always very nice for us to see how much you enjoy Colombia, and to see how positive you are and what an amazing attitude you always have :) Hasta pronto amiga! Un abrazo, Margoth

Medellin and Cartagena review
Colombia | Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2022

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Alicia Y.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

THANK YOU TO MICHAEL GOLD who was especially attentive to me and my trip mate as we planned our trip to Colombia. He booked a fabulous week for us.

While in Medellin: The hotel, the experiences, and the guides were perfect in every way. The hotel was basic but got the job done. BH El Poblado: friendly staff, great beds, hot water, terrific breakfast and views.
A BIG SHOUTOUT TO OUR GUIDE FROYLAN GARCES and DRIVER MARTIN CHALARCA as they were both quite knowledgeable in all areas of... read more

THANK YOU TO MICHAEL GOLD who was especially attentive to me and my trip mate as we planned our trip to Colombia. He booked a fabulous week for us.

While in Medellin: The hotel, the experiences, and the guides were perfect in every way. The hotel was basic but got the job done. BH El Poblado: friendly staff, great beds, hot water, terrific breakfast and views.
A BIG SHOUTOUT TO OUR GUIDE FROYLAN GARCES and DRIVER MARTIN CHALARCA as they were both quite knowledgeable in all areas of history, current events and where to get a great cup of coffee. They focused on our safety and comfort and really represented the heart and soul of Medellin.

While in Cartagena: The first hotel we stayed in was not a place that should be booked for future guests. Upon letting Michael Gold know about this he and his team immediately jumped to our aide. The sign of a great tour company is their availability to their guests and Michael and his team at Chaska took excellent care to make sure we were put somewhere else - Casa Lola. Terrific!

Hotel Review
Bh El Poblado
Medellín
Authenticity & Character
cheap modern. could use a little freshening up.
Location
Staff
front desk friendly. Breakfast room chefs were so nice - great food.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were solidly good.
Activity Reviews
Piedra del Penol & Boat Trip in Guatapé
Medellín

Guatape is a fab little town to walk around in.

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GUIDE FROYLAN GARCES and DRIVER MARTIN CHALARCA were amazing in every way
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Tour to San Basilio de Palenque
Cartagena

Skip. A total money grab

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Medellín Transformation Tour
Medellín
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Nature-Experience: Los Saltos Eco-Park
Medellín
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Drum Workshop in La Boquilla
Cartagena
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Cartagena City-Tour by Bike
Cartagena

more information at stops please.

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bikes need a serious upgrade.
Dancing Class in Cartagena
Cartagena
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Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dear Alicia and JK,

thank you for your evaluation and the nice conversations during the trip. It was our pleasure to give you many great experiences in this magical country. Also your feedback about the hotels and tours helps us to improve our future offers. We wish you many great memories of this country and are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

We have passed on the extra credits to Froylan and Martin. They send their best regards and thank you very much!

Best regards,
the Chaska Tours Team

Felipe did an incredible job helping us plan ...
Colombia | Oct 9 - Oct 15, 2022

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Melanie F.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Felipe did an incredible job helping us plan our trip. He was very patient as we amended our itinerary a few times and recommended great places to see and restaurants. Couldn’t have made our trip to Colombia any easier and more enjoyable! read more

Felipe did an incredible job helping us plan our trip. He was very patient as we amended our itinerary a few times and recommended great places to see and restaurants. Couldn’t have made our trip to Colombia any easier and more enjoyable!

Activity Review
Cocora Valley,  Salento, and Coffee Farm Visit
Colombia
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Informative
Transport
Nice clean transport
Local specialist: Felipe Rico
Felipe
Felipe Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Hi Mel,
Muchas Gracias! Thank you for traveling to Colombia and taking the time to write this review. It has been a pleasure meeting you and great to hear that you had a great time in Colombia :)! Sending you my Best Wishes!
Felipe

In love with Colombia
Colombia | Oct 4 - Oct 12, 2022

Kelly
Kelly S.
Hazel Park, MI | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

As a woman traveling alone to a remote part of Colombia I decided to use an agency. I have to tell you KimKim was excellent! Wendy made me feel more than confident and assured me if I needed anything she was just a text away….and she was. Any questions no matter now big or small were welcomed. When plans were delayed due to weather while I was in a remote part of the country she was attentive and made sure I was comfortable as could be during the situation. She absolutely treated me like... read more

As a woman traveling alone to a remote part of Colombia I decided to use an agency. I have to tell you KimKim was excellent! Wendy made me feel more than confident and assured me if I needed anything she was just a text away….and she was. Any questions no matter now big or small were welcomed. When plans were delayed due to weather while I was in a remote part of the country she was attentive and made sure I was comfortable as could be during the situation. She absolutely treated me like family.
My guide Manuela in Medellin was a dream. She was so comfortable to be around she made me feel like we were old friends. The amount of knowledge she had about the city, culture and country was amazing. I wish I would have recorded so I could remember every word lol I cannot recommend her enough.
The park 10 hotel where I stayed while in the city was perfect for me. The location in Medellin was fantastic. The restaurant Lussac adjacent the hotel had a wonderful menu and having room service an option made for a great dining experience after a long day of sightseeing. The staff were friendly and their quality of service made it an easy decision to stay there again in the future.
I also went to Nuquí on the coast which was wet, wild a d wonderful. I stayed at LaBayka ecolodge. This is wet county with beautiful black sand beaches. I enjoyed birdwatching from my hammock, saw a sloth through binoculars in the common area, went whale watching and saw baby sea turtles make their way into the sea for the first time. This place was a dream. There was too much to see and soak in. For someone looking for an adventure this was a great place to see soo much beauty in one place. Just expect to be wet as rain and humidity are a part of life there.
The staff was kind and patient with my limited Spanish. They made sure I always was included in activities and checked in to make sure things were ok. The food was simple, clean and wonderful. With 70% of it being grown on the property itself.
So much still to see in Colombia. Manuela painted such a vivid picture in my mind of things yet to see I have to go back.
Thank you KimKim!!!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Park 10
Medellin
La Bayka Ecolodge
La Bayka Ecolodge Playa Guachalito
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Discover the iconic Comuna 13 & Medellín
Medellín
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Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Hi Kelly!
Many many thanks for that amazing review!
Your comments on each destination, with that detail on each are really appreciated.
I created an itinerary ideal for you and I saw that you loved it! That makes me feel very grateful and happy because as a result, you loved Colombia! I hope you can come back soon!
Here you have a friend for anything that you need here in the country!
A big hug!

Cartagena Tour
Colombia | Sep 28 - Oct 4, 2022

Bert
Bert S.
Scottsdale, AZ | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

A Great Trip, Wonderful Hotels and tours. Everyone had a wonderful time. The tour guide Javier did a great job showing us around. Would recommend Kimkim service to all travelers. read more

A Great Trip, Wonderful Hotels and tours. Everyone had a wonderful time. The tour guide Javier did a great job showing us around. Would recommend Kimkim service to all travelers.

Hotel Reviews
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena

Very nice hotel with a Great staff and service. Nice bar and good food

Authenticity & Character
Great decor
Location
Inside walled city
Staff
Fantastic service
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very nice rooms and kept clean
Sofitel Baru Calablanca
Cartagena

Fantastic Hotel, Beautiful location on the beach ⛱️🏖️. Wonderful food 🥑 and Drinks 😊 Wonderful rooms. Service and Staff were just wonderful and treated all very special.

Authenticity & Character
Just Wonderful
Location
Beautiful Beach Location
Staff
Great Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were clean, comfortable and clean, Great cleaning staff
Activity Reviews
Dinner Reservation at Candé
Cartagena

Great Food,Staff and Music

Quality of Experience
Wonderful food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Great Staff and service
City Tour of Cartagena (Half Day)
Cartagena

Nice tour of city

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Informative
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Learned a lot from guide and had a great driver
Transport
Nice Van
Dinner Reservation at Alma
Cartagena

Great Meal it was daughters birthday and she was treated like a Queen 😅

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Rum Tasting with Chocolate Pairing
Cartagena

Had a great time very good rum and chocolate

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Great time
Drums and Music Workshop
Cartagena

Very interesting and informative tour. Very entertaining

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Entertaining
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Great service
Transport
Nice Van
Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Dear Bert,
I hope you are well! Thank you for taking the time to post this review, and thank you so much to you and all your wonderful family for coming to celebrate a spacial occasion in Colombia and for enjoying our country so much! Muchas Gracias for making us a part of your trip and we do really hope you come back in the near future. My very Best Wishes to all of you!
Hasta pronto, Margoth

Amazing Colombia
Colombia | Dec 29 - Jan 8, 2019

Adam
Adam D.
TX | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022

This is a little belated, but the whole itinerary that Nathalie planned was just incredible. All experiences were very authentic and unique. It felt like they put some real thought into our activities save destinations. Highly highly recommended!

Local specialist: Nathalie Clavel

Our trip experience in Colombia was amazing. ...
Colombia | Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2022

amny
amny g.
Vineland, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Our trip experience in Colombia was amazing. Michael created literally the perfect itinerary. Alex our tour guide in bogota was so knowledgeable, caring, and very helpful. Our tour in Cartagena Aumerio was so passion on teaching ys all about the history in cartagena, we were able to learn so much from the city thanks to him. Rosario island was beautiful, the staff were so attending to our needs, food was delicious, we met so many great people. Our drivers were also on time. My family had an... read more

Our trip experience in Colombia was amazing. Michael created literally the perfect itinerary. Alex our tour guide in bogota was so knowledgeable, caring, and very helpful. Our tour in Cartagena Aumerio was so passion on teaching ys all about the history in cartagena, we were able to learn so much from the city thanks to him. Rosario island was beautiful, the staff were so attending to our needs, food was delicious, we met so many great people. Our drivers were also on time. My family had an incredible time in Colombia. I definitely recommend chaska team.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Casa de La Vega
La Candelaria, Bogotá

I love the uniqueness of this place and the great service.

Authenticity & Character
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Close to everything
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Mara
Cartagena

We love the location, we were close to everything.

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Hotel Islabela

We love hotel isabela. We stood in the cabin called pachera and it was absolutely perfect.

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Staff is amazing and caring
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Hotel Grand Park
Bogotá
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Activity Reviews
Canoe through the Mangroves of Boquilla
Cartagena
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Bogota's Essentials (City Tour & Monserrate)
Bogotá

We love this tour, we learned do much about bogota. Our highlight in this tour was going to monserrat and seeing beautiful bogota from very high

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I definitely recommend Alex as a tour guide
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Visit of the Botanical Garden and Guatavita
Bogotá
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Cartagena City-Tour by Bike
Cartagena

The bike tour in Cartagena was perfect to learn about the city.

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Beach Time, Snorkeling & Plancton Bioluminiscente
Rosario Islands
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Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Dear Family Garcia ☺️,
it was a pleasure for our whole team to accompany you through the country.
Thank you very much for the nice conversations.
We were also very happy to see you so happy on all the pictures.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Colombia soon.
Best regards from the whole Chaska Tours Team

Colombia in a week
Colombia | Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2022

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Diana L.
Ocoee, FL | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Things turned out better than expected. Our guides were all fabulous, very knowledgeable and friendly. Laura is very sweet, we met in Bogota and took us to the Salt Mines which is impressing, among other things. Roberto in Cartagena was great, beautiful city. We had another guide that talked about Gabriel Garcia Marques who was great and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed very much our visit to Medellin with our guide Froi who was fabulous. We went to Peñol and Guatape which I personally... read more

Things turned out better than expected. Our guides were all fabulous, very knowledgeable and friendly. Laura is very sweet, we met in Bogota and took us to the Salt Mines which is impressing, among other things. Roberto in Cartagena was great, beautiful city. We had another guide that talked about Gabriel Garcia Marques who was great and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed very much our visit to Medellin with our guide Froi who was fabulous. We went to Peñol and Guatape which I personally loved the most. We also had a great experience in Comuna 13 seeing all the art, grafitis and music. The hotels selected were spectacular. The Drivers were all very nice and patient.
I used this company for the first time and will definetely use it again. They took excellent care of all the details.
My next trip will be Italy and hope it is as amasing as this one.

Hotel Reviews
Patio del Mundo
Medellín

Charming Boutique Hotel in a great location. Loved Luna, a golden retreiver.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Casa Medina Four Seasons
Bogotá, Cundinamarca

Beautiful old charm.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sofitel Baru Calablanca
Cartagena

Very nice place to get away

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Casa San Agustin
Cartagena de Indias

Our room was HUGE, beautiful and super comfortable

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right in the center
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Dinner Reservation at Harry Sasson
Bogotá

Food was superb

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Dinner Reservation at Alma
Cartagena

We did not go due to problems in the kitchen.

Welcome to Colombia!
Colombia

We had private tours every time which is great. We felt comfortable and secure always. We felt we were among friends all the time.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
All of them were wonderful!!!!!!
Transport
There was always someone waiting for us. We did not waiste any time.
Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Tour
Bogotá

It is very impresive!!!!!

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City Tour of Bogotá with Gold Museum, Local Market and Monserrate Hill
Bogotá

A lot of walking but worth it

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Dinner Reservation at Humo Restaurant (Sofitel Barú Calablanca)
Isla Baru

It was good.

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We walked because it is in the same hotel
Gabriel García Márquez Walking Tour
Cartagena

I forgot the name of this guide but he was so good that we felt we could almost see Gabo as he would describe his life. Wonderful and recommended.

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we walked
Dinner Reservation at Mistura
Cartagena

too tired and could not make it

Airport Transfer: {{start_location}} to {{end_location}} & Guatape and El Peñol Tour
Colombia

I thought I would not climb the rock but I got to the top!!!! Beautiful, Beautiful view. I loved the town of Guatape.

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Dinner Reservation at Leo Cocina y Cava - Please confirm on your side
Bogotá

Here was the only dinner I did not enjoy. Super, and I mean SUPER expensive. It is an experience but I did not like hardly any of the entries. They even gave us ants as part of a dish. I asked for the pairing which I thought was wine pairing but they gave us all sorts of hard licor. I finished drunk and forgot to check if they had subtracted the amout we had to pay when we made the reservation. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Arrival to the Islands (Hotel Sofitel Calablanca)
Isla Baru

Everything went smoothly. Very pleasant stay

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Day at the Islands (Hotel Sofitel Calablanca)
Isla Baru

We rented a power boat that took us to most of the Rosario Islands. We had a great time

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Departure from the Islands (Hotel Sofitel Calablanca)
Isla Baru

We had a big private boat just for us.

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Sunset Drinks Suggestion at Café del Mar
Cartagena

We went too early and the sun was killing us, so we left. But it is a nice place

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides were not needed
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no transport needed
Dinner Reservation at Candé
Cartagena

Place was crowded. It had live music and dancers. Ambiance was nice.

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walked
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walked
City Tour of Cartagena (Half Day)
Cartagena

Roberto was great. He talks alot and time flies

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Mangrove Tour with local Fisherman
Cartagena

Great, we went in a wooden conoe through the mangroves and saw how they fish.

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Suggested Salsa Dancing at Cafe Havana
Cartagena

too tired to go dancing

Dinner Reservation at OCI.Mde
Medellín

Very nice.

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City Tour of Medellín (with Local Market and Comuna 13)
Medellín

We had a great day and managed to see evan more things. It was very interesting and we enjoyed the art, the grafiti, the music and our guide.

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Dinner Reservation at El Cielo - Please confirm on your side
Colombia

This was really a great expirience I highly recommend!!!! Good from start to finish. We had a wine pairing and we enjoyed it very much. Place is very preaty also.

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Depart Colombia
Colombia

It is sad when it comes to an end. We made new friends and had a wonderful time

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Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022

Hola Diana,
Muchas Gracias por esta recomendación y un placer conocerte! Thank you so much for visiting Colombia, and for trusting us with your trip. I will pass on your feedback to your guides, and thank for taking the time to write about each of them. And I also love el Peñol and Guatape and very glad you had a great time there, and in Colombia! We look forward to helping you with your next trips and sending you my very best wishes to you and your family!

Margoth

Perfect holidays
Colombia | Sep 2 - Sep 17, 2022

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Renaud C.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Margoth was incredible during the planning process, selecting destinations, hotels and even restaurants according to our preferences. On site, her team was amazing in making the logistics completely seamless and were always available within a few minutes for any question we had, regardless of place and time. The guides were fantastic, the transfers on-time, comfortable and safe Unforgettable holidays were we had to think of nothing else than enjoying ourselves, from beginning to end.... read more

Margoth was incredible during the planning process, selecting destinations, hotels and even restaurants according to our preferences. On site, her team was amazing in making the logistics completely seamless and were always available within a few minutes for any question we had, regardless of place and time. The guides were fantastic, the transfers on-time, comfortable and safe Unforgettable holidays were we had to think of nothing else than enjoying ourselves, from beginning to end.
Muchas gracias por todo !

Hotel Reviews
Calanoa Lodge
Leticia
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Senda Watapuy
Santa Marta
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Sophia
Cartagena
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Artisan D.C. Hotel, Autograph Collection
Bogotá
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Thank you for making us a part of your trip Renaud, and a pleasure meeting you and Sandra! Our guides, team and everyone involved spoke so highly of you both and we will always remember you and your beautiful and skillful way of writing! MUCHAS GRACIAS for sharing this experience with us, and we hope you come and visit Colombia again! Hasta muy pronto, Margoth

Our Colombia trip was amazing!
Colombia | Aug 26 - Sep 7, 2022

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Marissa M.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Our Colombia trip was amazing! Wendy and her team went above and beyond to provide unique experiences for us from mountain biking to a natural mud volcano in Cartagena to running with locals in Bogota on Sundays when they close major streets. We visited locals houses within each city to really experience Colombian culture and food. The local guides allowed us to really get to know each city we visited. With limited public transportation in Colombia, the ease of the private car was super nice... read more

Our Colombia trip was amazing! Wendy and her team went above and beyond to provide unique experiences for us from mountain biking to a natural mud volcano in Cartagena to running with locals in Bogota on Sundays when they close major streets. We visited locals houses within each city to really experience Colombian culture and food. The local guides allowed us to really get to know each city we visited. With limited public transportation in Colombia, the ease of the private car was super nice and convenient.

Hotel Review
Hotel Boutique Sazagua
Pereira

This was a super relaxing place to stay. The staff was super nice and patient when we were trying to speak broken spanish to them. The spa was a great deal too!

Authenticity & Character
Location
You can't walk from this hotel to get food/drink
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Mountain Bike Experience in Turbaco
Cartagena

This was such a unique experience. Mountain biking to a natural mud volcano where we got into the mud and exfoliated our skin.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Hi Marissa,
I appreciate your feedback.
Thank you for all those good comments. I am happy you had an amazing trip here in Colombia!
We hope to see you soon here!
Best,
Wendy

Colombian Getaway
Colombia | Aug 19 - Aug 27, 2022

Melissa
Melissa C.
Bethpage, NY | Reviewed on Sep 10, 2022

KimKim took the worry out of planning our trip to Colombia. Our local specialist, Wendy, was always accessible and did a wonderful job coordinating all of our city-to-city flights, ground transportation, and excursions (including local English speaking guides at each destination). My family visited Bogota for two days (visiting Museo del Oro, Museo Botero, Cerro de Monserrate, Catedral de Sal, and Andres Carne de Res Chia), Eje Cafetero for 3 days (visiting Cafe La Morelia coffee farm, Valle... read more

KimKim took the worry out of planning our trip to Colombia. Our local specialist, Wendy, was always accessible and did a wonderful job coordinating all of our city-to-city flights, ground transportation, and excursions (including local English speaking guides at each destination). My family visited Bogota for two days (visiting Museo del Oro, Museo Botero, Cerro de Monserrate, Catedral de Sal, and Andres Carne de Res Chia), Eje Cafetero for 3 days (visiting Cafe La Morelia coffee farm, Valle de Cocora horseback riding and hiking, Finlandia, Salento, and Panaca) and finally, Cartagena for 2 days (visiting Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, Getsemani, the walled city, Baru & Isla Rosario). It was a FABULOUS trip celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary -- and we will never forget it!

Our only two complaints were (1.) visiting the "Encanto House" in Finlandia --which was not a house at all & was very under-whelming!) and (2.) Our trip to Baru and The Rosario Islands which took far too long to get to (over 5 hours). We let our specialist, Wendy, know about these two complaints and she was very apologetic & did her best to rectify the problems.

We will definitely use KimKim again inthe future and recommend to family & friends!

Hotel Reviews
AC Hotel by Marriott Bogota Zona T
Bogotá

Hotel was fantastic; however, it was in an extremely congested area (took almost an hour to get a few blocks in the car!)

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very very busy street with LOTS of traffic
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ecohotel Monte Tierra

Our 1st time "glamping" -- what a spectacular location/view. The hotel had a very friendly dog, Rocky, which we ALL loved. Leave yourself some extra time to go/come - as the road leading to the hotel is not finished!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
HOTEL CASA DON LUIS BY FARANDA BOUTIQUE
CARTAGENA

Gorgeous hotel with delicious restaurant inside. HIGHLY recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Hi Dear Melissa,
Thank you for your feedback and explanation of each experience that you had here in the country.
I am glad you had a good experience and I receive your comments about Encanto House and the time you take on the road to Barú. We work every day to give our travelers the best experience.
Have a great evening,
Best,
Wendy

Top country
Colombia | Aug 18 - Aug 31, 2022

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lorenzo d.
Italy | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Great Experience,
Best guides in Bogotà at the market (Alejandro?) and in tayrona, Aruen
Need experience Ely in bogota
All places remarkable except for Santa Marta, nothing really to see and remember
Also the trip to playa tranquilla was far from expectation, too far, too crowdy read more

Great Experience,
Best guides in Bogotà at the market (Alejandro?) and in tayrona, Aruen
Need experience Ely in bogota
All places remarkable except for Santa Marta, nothing really to see and remember
Also the trip to playa tranquilla was far from expectation, too far, too crowdy

Hotel Review
Villa Playa
Magdalena

Great position and wonderful room, try the spa

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Dear Lorenzo, Federica and Michela,

It was a great pleasure for all of us to accompany you on your journey through Colombia. It was very nice with you and I was very happy to see that you were able to enjoy the country to the fullest.

The beaches in and around Cartagena are always very crowded, you are right. Nevertheless, I hope you were able to enjoy the last beach day. :)

We are looking forward to your next visit!

The Chaska Tours Team

Michael was very helpful with any small or bi...
Colombia | Aug 14 - Aug 24, 2022

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Rita S.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Michael was very helpful with any small or big issue. He was available on whatsup within minutes and found a solution to every problem very effectively. We liked all guides but the most helpful and knowledgeable was Alex. We loved our trip and the only thing we wish was is to stay few more days in Colombia. We would also probably choose a different hotel in Cartagena. read more

Michael was very helpful with any small or big issue. He was available on whatsup within minutes and found a solution to every problem very effectively. We liked all guides but the most helpful and knowledgeable was Alex. We loved our trip and the only thing we wish was is to stay few more days in Colombia. We would also probably choose a different hotel in Cartagena.

Hotel Review
Hotel Casa Tere
Cartagena

Location is great but rooms are tiny and breakfast was not good

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Hello Rita, Rostislav, Susanna & Semyon :)

How nice that you enjoyed the trip in Colombia so much! It was a pleasure to help you at any time with your questions and concerns!

Thank you also for the tip with the hotel Casa Tere in Cartagena. So far, our guests have always been very enthusiastic about the hotel. But after your comment about it, I can of course understand that you were not completely satisfied with it. This information always helps me to make future trips even better. Thank... read more

Hello Rita, Rostislav, Susanna & Semyon :)

How nice that you enjoyed the trip in Colombia so much! It was a pleasure to help you at any time with your questions and concerns!

Thank you also for the tip with the hotel Casa Tere in Cartagena. So far, our guests have always been very enthusiastic about the hotel. But after your comment about it, I can of course understand that you were not completely satisfied with it. This information always helps me to make future trips even better. Thank you very much for that.

We wish you all the best and will pass on the credit to Alex.

Best regards from San Agustín,
Michael

Me encanta Colombia!
Colombia | Aug 9 - Aug 17, 2022

Victoria
Victoria S.
San Rafael, CA | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

My husband and I spent 8 days traveling in Colombia in August. This was our first time using a travel agency or service such as kimkim, and we are so grateful that we did! From the very beginning, our specialist Andrea developed an exciting itinerary that fulfilled our travel wishes; when I asked if she could lower the overall cost, she was able to make adjustments without sacrificing too much of the fun and comfort.

All of our local guides in each city (Andrea in Bogotá, Juan and Ivan in... read more

My husband and I spent 8 days traveling in Colombia in August. This was our first time using a travel agency or service such as kimkim, and we are so grateful that we did! From the very beginning, our specialist Andrea developed an exciting itinerary that fulfilled our travel wishes; when I asked if she could lower the overall cost, she was able to make adjustments without sacrificing too much of the fun and comfort.

All of our local guides in each city (Andrea in Bogotá, Juan and Ivan in Pereira, and Aura in Cartagena) were all spectacular! It was so special to have guides who were both passionate about their regions and excited to share it with others through tourism. We learned so much from our conversations with each guide (all of whom spoke exceptional English)!

Some other general comments include that most of the trip was already paid for once we arrived in Colombia, that we really didn't have to worry about having cash on us - from activities to transportation! Additionally, our specialist Andrea was extremely responsive through WhatsApp and answered any questions we had very promptly and thoroughly.

Colombia is a beautiful country, the people that we encountered were so warm and friendly, and the food is just delicious! 12/10.

Hotel Review
Casa San Carlos Lodge
Pereira

Casa San Carlos is absolutely stunning and we are so happy we were able to stay here during our visit; we even had a free day that we were able to spend by the pool. I did, however, want to share some feedback surrounding the food and hospitality: things were a bit disorganized. Staff seemed eager to please but, as culminating example, when we were checking out and settling the bills for meals (which we had charged to the room each evening) all but one or two items were incorrect. The front desk worked with us to go through and correctly itemize, but it felt very messy and I ultimately feel like we payed less than we ought to (could have easily been the opposite problem, as well).

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Traditional Farmers Market
Bogotá

Maria, who leads the food tour, is just wonderful! We learned so much from her about the diversity of fruit in Colombia and sustainability efforts. We really enjoyed this; however, the quantity (not quality!) of fruit did manage to give me indigestion so be sure to prepare your gut accordingly!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hiking in the Cócora Valley up to "The Hummingbird House" & Explore Salento & Filandia
Colombia

This hike is not for the faint of heart! I was sore for the following two days but WOW what a gorgeous vista and awesome experience. Our guide Ivan saw that we only had sneakers and helped us rent rain boots to hike in, which I am grateful for since the trail can be very muddy!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rum & Chocolate Tasting
Cartagena

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would! Jesus is so charming and conversational, and the rums were very delicious. Really fun way to have a taste of Cartagena.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver in Cartagena, Emerson, was one of our favorites! He was so kind and accommodating!
Transport
Knowing Cartagena to the Rhythm of Salsa
Cartagena

Wish we had enjoyed this more, but it was very basic and took place in a pretty bare bones dance studio in what felt like an apartment building. If you have any salsa experience already, this is probably not for you - but it might be if you are total beginner.

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Andrea Morita
Andrea
Andrea Morita
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

My dear Victoria,
Thank you, thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback about all your experiences in our country. Thank you so much for your time and for providing these valuable details to always keep working hard for our travelers and our country.
María, Aurita, Andreita, Juan, Iván, and Emerson send both of you a lot of love and hugs for your beautiful words. They were all so happy to hear from you.
Here we are always happy to welcome you back to our country.
I wish you all the best. Take care!
With love,
Andrea

COLOMBIA is a MUST!!!
Colombia | Jul 10 - Jul 19, 2022

Sandra
Sandra B.
Brushy Creek, TX | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Cesar who went on several trips with me was amazing and passionate about his country and the culture, and mostly the history as to what makes Colombia what it is today. Harem was equally amazing whilst visiting Tayrona Park and the Sierra Nevada, This is such a beautiful place and I enjoyed hiking in the mountains to get to the beach. The views and water are spectacular! I had a guide to match in Jaruem😁. Emerson was the best driver and I was lucky to have him navigate between several... read more

Cesar who went on several trips with me was amazing and passionate about his country and the culture, and mostly the history as to what makes Colombia what it is today. Harem was equally amazing whilst visiting Tayrona Park and the Sierra Nevada, This is such a beautiful place and I enjoyed hiking in the mountains to get to the beach. The views and water are spectacular! I had a guide to match in Jaruem😁. Emerson was the best driver and I was lucky to have him navigate between several destinations. The perfect, most patient and caring driver I have come across. Cartagena was a blast! Loved the mud bath at Volcan Totumo!!!!I went to Rosario Island on my own and it was amazing!
I loved Colombia so much that I extended my flight and went to MEDELLÍN and that was the best decision ever!

Hotel Review
Villa Playa
Magdalena

Room was spacious and clean, keyless entry. The bathroom was gorgeous! The balcony was used for me to take salsa lessons. Cannot comment on food since I did not eat there. My shower door did not close. I also had an issue with the safe several times, but staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Did not have an opportunity to indulge in spa services. Room service is limited and the chicken closed by 6pm

Authenticity & Character
Wonderful guides
Location
I’m the middle of squares, shops and nightlife
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Excursion to Tayrona National Park - Relax on Gairaca Beach
Tayrona National Park

The beauty of the beaches of Tayrona are compared to Seychelles. There is a lot of walking, but that’s perfect for me.I had the best guide in Jaruem!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cartagena City-Tour
Cartagena
Tour to Totumo Volcano
Cartagena
Tour to San Basilio de Palenque
Cartagena

Definitely another one of my favorites. To learn about the people from Palenque was a special treat. I feel blessed to have seen where Graciela was from and to see where Afreneto’s beats began and the famous boxer Pambele and how he gave back to his home town . This is the place for roper who truly appreciates history and culture. By far one of my favorite experiences!!!!

Quality of Experience
Taught words and phrases in Palenque language, made famous candy, and danced at the museum.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Best guide in Cesar, and Emerson is the best and most courteous driver I have come across in all my travels around the world. These gentlemen made my trip. Love them!
Transport
Driver is second to none. Helpful, courteous, patient and he even drove me from Cartagena to Tayrona which is quite a distance, but he made stops as necessary and explained more about the areas who drove through on the way there( such as Barranquilla and the Venezuelan communities
Dancing Class in Cartagena
Cartagena

I had a personal salsa lesson with Anyerson and boy was it fun, a bit challenging toward the end, but with a patient instructor well versed in dancing and having an easygoing personality all went well and I am a better salsa dancer than I ever thought possible.

Quality of Experience
Dancing
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Personality
Excursion in Tayrona National Park - Arrecifes Area
Tayrona National Park

Best two days withJaruem. We had a blast and he took the best photos of me in the nicest parts of the park. I am beyond pleased with my entire experience. Passionate about animals and pointed out cotton top monkeys to me. Bought coonut water from Indigenous people and even took a photo. I couldn’t have dreamt of a nicer person. He went above and beyond for me and I am forever grateful.

Quality of Experience
My guide. I lucked out during my entire trip with guides.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
My driver back to Cartagena was really sweet, but she had some issues finding my hotel in Cartagena( understandably because streets in Getsemani are narrow) and the ride was just mediocre. There was an issue with her trunk not opening both in Yayrona and upon arrival in Cartagena, but it all worked out. Nothing bad and nothing special.
Cartagena Street-Food Tour
Cartagena
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Sep 04, 2022

Dear Sandra,

it was a pleasure for us to organize your trip through Colombia. We are very happy that you had such a great time here and were so satisfied with all the excursions, transfers and hotels!

We would also like to send you warm greetings from our partners.

Best regards from San Agustín,
the Chaska Tours Team

Best Colombian experience
Colombia | Aug 6 - Aug 14, 2022

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Blesilda D.
Walnut Creek, CA | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Trip selections were excellent. Felt like I saw and experienced the best of Colombia. People were nice and friendly. Guides and drivers were knowledgeable and made us comfortable and safe. Special mention to David in Perreria and Sol in Medellin. Now I understand why we had to take 3 plane rides inside the country. So we can see the best places at such a limited time. Most notable experience and sights for mr include Gold museum, Monserrat Hill, Horse back ride, Cofee plantation, Climbing the... read more

Trip selections were excellent. Felt like I saw and experienced the best of Colombia. People were nice and friendly. Guides and drivers were knowledgeable and made us comfortable and safe. Special mention to David in Perreria and Sol in Medellin. Now I understand why we had to take 3 plane rides inside the country. So we can see the best places at such a limited time. Most notable experience and sights for mr include Gold museum, Monserrat Hill, Horse back ride, Cofee plantation, Climbing the rock in Guatape, Communal 13 walking tour, Islabela beach tour, the Cartagena walled town and its plazas and dancers, the gourmet meals we tasted suggested by our guides, seeing Botero paintings and Sculptures, Food tour, and many more . And Thank you Michael for being accommodating and flexible to our schedule as well as David who subbed for you while you were away. KimKim is one of the best tour org. I have seen. Very organized and detail oriented. Thank you Chaska team for a wonderful experience.

Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dear Blesilda and Grace,
how nice that you could get to know this great country so well in this short time! I am glad to hear that you had such a good experience with the guides and drivers. Also glad to hear that we as the Chaska team were always able to help! :)
If you want to visit this fabulous country again, we will be happy to show you the other beautiful corners of the country!

Best regards! :)

We had a fantastic time in Colombia, and Wend...
Colombia | Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2022

Laura
Laura P.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

We had a fantastic time in Colombia, and Wendy and our wonderful guides were such a huge part of that! Wendy did a great job of designing our itinerary and responding to our requests and interests, and each of our guides-- Andrea in Bogota, Andres in Medellin, and Oscar in Cartagena-- were warm, knowledgeable, and totally organized. As a single mom of 2, I'm usually the one handling all the logistics, tickets, emergencies, et cetera. With Kim Kim, I was able to relax and just enjoy an... read more

We had a fantastic time in Colombia, and Wendy and our wonderful guides were such a huge part of that! Wendy did a great job of designing our itinerary and responding to our requests and interests, and each of our guides-- Andrea in Bogota, Andres in Medellin, and Oscar in Cartagena-- were warm, knowledgeable, and totally organized. As a single mom of 2, I'm usually the one handling all the logistics, tickets, emergencies, et cetera. With Kim Kim, I was able to relax and just enjoy an engaging, energizing vacation. Thank you!

Hotel Review
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin

This is a terrific hotel. All the staff were super friendly and helpful, and the food was amazing-- we were lucky enough to get to eat at the restaurant, but the bistro was great too.

Authenticity & Character
all the greenery
Location
Staff
super warm
Cleanliness & Comfort
I liked that they are eco-conscious. Everything was pristine.
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Hi Dear Laura,
It was a real pleasure meeting you in Bogotá!
We appreciate your comments and that you did relax and enjoy the trip.
We hope you can come back with your children, we will receive you with open arms!
Hope to see you back soon.
Best,
Wendy

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everyth...
Colombia | Jul 29 - Aug 8, 2022

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Mike O.
Tucson, AZ | Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everything on our trip to Colombia. There were lots of moving pieces and we visited multiple cities. Great trip thanks to Wendy and her team! We will definitely use Kim Kim again. Thanks for everything! read more

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everything on our trip to Colombia. There were lots of moving pieces and we visited multiple cities. Great trip thanks to Wendy and her team! We will definitely use Kim Kim again. Thanks for everything!

Hotel Reviews
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin

Wonderful hotel. Very personal service and great location. Restaurant and service were excellent.

Authenticity & Character
Very nice boutique hotel.
Location
Very centrally located.
Staff
Service was impeccable.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Origen
Santa Marta

Loved this hotel. Was a bit of a transition given what we are used too. But really enjoyed the stay. The ladies in the kitchen were wonderful. Very nice quiet place that has great access to the park and just a quick walk to the beach.

Authenticity & Character
Very nice setting.
Location
Isolated - but that is what made it charming.
Staff
Excellent service.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Remember fit is an Eco Lodge (not a 4 seasons). So, when visiting, keep that in mind. We had a blast.
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena

Excellent hotel. We stayed in the 2nd building (which I would recommend - quieter and nicer rooms). Food was very good and the hotel is close to everything. Service was impeccable.

Authenticity & Character
Excellent.
Location
Great location - central to everything.
Staff
Staff is very attentive.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very good.
Activity Reviews
Discover Santa Marta
Colombia

Jovan did a wonderful job.

Quality of Experience
Excellent.
Food
Very good.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Jovan and our driver were excellent.
Transport
Very good.
Taironaka & River tubing at Don Diego River
Colombia

Nice relaxing float trip. Gave us a break after a lot of walking tours. Guides were great.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Free availability of transportation service
Colombia

Jimmy and our guide did a great job.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Discover the iconic Comuna 13 & Medellín
Medellín

Mario and Jimmy (driver) did an excellent job. Lunch could have been a bit better - but overall wonderful time.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mario and Jimmy did a stellar job!
Transport
Jimmy was excellent!
El Peñol and Guatapé ¨The most colorful town in Colombia¨
Medellín

Nice trip

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Discover the Magical City of Cartagena & Getsemaní
Cartagena

Driver was excellent - guide was a bit average. This was the only part of a trip that was “average.”.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver was excellent - guide was average.
Transport
Driver did an excellent job.
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Hi Michael,
Thanks for your feedback! More than a job is our passion to create and have the best itinerary for you and your wife. I am happy you had a good experience in the country.
I will forward your comments to the hotels and guides on each destination.
Anything you need, we are happy to help!
Best,
Wendy

Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided ...
Colombia | Jul 24 - Aug 1, 2022

Amy
Amy F.
Torrance, CA | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided to go to Colombia for our 15 yr anniversary. We didn’t know much about the country and decided to try KimKim. This was a huge game changer!! Margoth was absolutely amazing in the planning. She knew we wanted to see the coffee region and suggested we try Hacienda Bambusa. With only 8 rooms it can fill quickly. From there the rest of the trip was planned.
We started in Bogotá and had the most knowledgeable tour guide Byron. Being a history major... read more

Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided to go to Colombia for our 15 yr anniversary. We didn’t know much about the country and decided to try KimKim. This was a huge game changer!! Margoth was absolutely amazing in the planning. She knew we wanted to see the coffee region and suggested we try Hacienda Bambusa. With only 8 rooms it can fill quickly. From there the rest of the trip was planned.
We started in Bogotá and had the most knowledgeable tour guide Byron. Being a history major he knew the city well. Even showed me the best spots for picture taking. If you are into hiking I highly recommend taking one of the hikes in Chingaza. The local guide was able to give us such a deep understanding of the indigenous Colombian people.
In Armenia we had the best hospitality. Cocoa tour, horseback riding. So many surprises along the way. Our guide and driver here were top notch talking us to some amazing coffee shops and restaurants off the main tourist streets.
One of the best parts about Kim Kim was having amazing guides and drivers in each city. We were able to cover so much ground and have a deeper cultural experience. It completely changed my outlook of foreign travel. Thank you Margoth!!!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Casa Medina Four Seasons
Bogotá, Cundinamarca

So comfortable and charming. This hotel was absolutely stunning. We loved the breakfast each morning in the lovely atrium style restaurant. At night we chatted it up with the bartender who taught us more about the local area and drinks. His English was great and we were able to practice our Spanish. Spa services were great too!! Liked that it was in a safe neighborhood.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hacienda Bambusa
El Caimo

This place makes you feel like royalty. They greet you by name from the moment you arrive. Even staff members I had not met were able to greet me by my first name, so impressive. The rooms were beautiful with hammocks and hummingbirds. The flora and bird watching made me want to stay forever.

Authenticity & Character
Loved everything!
Location
Close to airport but they need to work on the roads.
Staff
Greeting us by name. Waiting with fresh cool towels when we arrived back from excursions. Surprise picnic table and drinks in the bamboo forest.
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loved the turn down service with the yummy treats.
Activity Reviews
Coffee Shops Usaquen recommendations (no transportation and activity not included)
Bogotá

This was one of my husbands favorite meals in Colombia and he is a foodie. Cute patio. Seafood soup and Sangria are recommended.

Chingaza Natural National Park Tour
Bogotá

Hands down the most informative hike I have ever done. Our local guide Gabrielle was from Muisca descent. His love for the culture and environment was inspiring. We hiked to the infamous lagoons, touched the sacred rocks. Loved it despite the rain and mud. We stopped for lunch in Guasca. Felt good to discover the smaller cities with so much culture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cocora Valley,  Salento, and Coffee Farm Visit
Colombia

This was a bit of a drive from our hotel but well worth it. We were lucky to see the Colombian condor close up. The walk was easy and breathtaking. Fun picture spots. Salento was colorful and had great shopping.

Cacao Tour
Colombia

Loved this tour and learned a lot about cacao farming. My only wish is that the tour was a bit longer so it could include the end stages of cacao production and to actually taste some of it. Cacao tour without actually tasting any chocolate was a little disappointing. Best part was hands down the guide. Sebastian was informative and easy to talk too.

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Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Hi Amy,
Thank you SO much for your review and it was amazing to meet you and Zach, and to have you in Colombia! And thank you for celebrating your anniversary in Colombia! Your feedback is extremely valuable and thank you for taking the time to write your comments and review. We hope you stay in touch and it will be a pleasure to have you again in Colombia in the future. All our Best Wishes to you and your beautiful family and stay in touch,
Margoth

Our trip to Colombia was amazing!
Colombia | Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2022

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Jen D.
Arcadia, CA | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022

Our trip to Colombia was amazing. I whole heartedly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an interesting, inspiring and fun vacation. Wendy was a fabulous specialist - very responsive, helpful and kind. We enjoyed so many activities! In Bogota we loved visiting the Traditional Farmers Market with Maria Jose. She was so passionate about Colombia and her work. We learned so much and enjoyed the fruit and market. We had a blast dancing during a LBGT night in Bogotá! Our guide... read more

Our trip to Colombia was amazing. I whole heartedly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an interesting, inspiring and fun vacation. Wendy was a fabulous specialist - very responsive, helpful and kind. We enjoyed so many activities! In Bogota we loved visiting the Traditional Farmers Market with Maria Jose. She was so passionate about Colombia and her work. We learned so much and enjoyed the fruit and market. We had a blast dancing during a LBGT night in Bogotá! Our guide throughout, Andrea, was absolutely lovely. We learned so much about the city, Colombia and a bit about what it is like to live there. We loved our experience in Medellín. What a beautiful city. Our guide Andres was awesome. We were in awe of how this city and the community has transformed after so much suffering. The vibrancy and passion we felt in the Comuna 13 was amazing. I think I will most remember the moving stories, hopefulness and how much incredible work performed by the community has transformed this city. We also had a fun evening out to a gay bar with Andres. Great conversations! The visit to the “silletera” farm was lovely as well. Our last days were spent in Cartagena. Really had some great meals! Also had a blast with the rum and chocolate tasting! As I write this review, I feel a longing to go back! It truly was amazing. My impression is mostly of the people we met, our guides and others we spoke with. I feel so grateful for how much I learned and got to experience in this beautiful country with such amazing people.

Activity Reviews
Traditional Farmers Market
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The City of Eternal Spring and Its Story of Transformation
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
LBGT Night in Bogotá
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
El Peñol and Guatapé ¨The most colorful town in Colombia¨
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Enjoy Medellín Nightlife
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rum & Chocolate Tasting
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

Hi Dear Jen and Laura!
It was amazing knowing you and I do really appreciate your feedback!
I am happy that you had an incredible experience in our country. I will send your comments to our local guides who send you as well regards and hope you come back soon!
Colombia waits for you on your next trip with open arms!
Have a wonderful day!
Best,
Wendy

Go to Colombia and experience its wonders!
Colombia | Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2022

Jessica
Jessica A.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

What an incredible experience!

Michael was attentive and listened to my needs on the trip. Each guide, Jose and Roberto, were kind, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Each excursion and outing brought my spouse and I a little closer to the amazing spirit of the people of Colombia. Each accommodation was comfortable and sustainably minded. I cannot say enough great things about this trip and I cannot recommend this once-in-a-lifetime experience enough. Go to Colombia and experience its wonders! read more

What an incredible experience!

Michael was attentive and listened to my needs on the trip. Each guide, Jose and Roberto, were kind, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Each excursion and outing brought my spouse and I a little closer to the amazing spirit of the people of Colombia. Each accommodation was comfortable and sustainably minded. I cannot say enough great things about this trip and I cannot recommend this once-in-a-lifetime experience enough. Go to Colombia and experience its wonders!

Hotel Reviews
La Campana Hotel Boutique
Medellín

Delicious breakfast options and a really unique experience. I felt like I was part of a family! Rooms and beds were so comfortable. Bathrooms were a bit small, but that's the American in me.

Authenticity & Character
Location
About a ten minute walk from tons
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Don Pedro De Heredia
Cartagena de Indias

What a cool building and the staff was so kind. The room had lots of old world charm, including a tiny bathroom and gaps in window frames just small enough for mosquitoes. Would have loved a mosquito net in my room for the stay, but other than that, it was a wonderful place AND really close to everything.

Authenticity & Character
Location
You could not beat this location.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mosquito nets, please!
Activity Reviews
Coffee-Culture Tour
Medellín

Wow! What a fun experience. This was my husband's favorite stop. We learned a lot, interacted with the landscape, and had great coffee/juice.

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Transport
Daytrip: Silletera Culture in Santa Elena & La Piedra de Guatapé
Medellín

Wow! I loved every minute of this day! The drive was beautiful, the monolith was such an adventure, Guatape was SO BEAUTIFUL, lunch was DELICIOUS, and the floral farm was such a fun cultural experience. This was my favorite day of the trip!

Quality of Experience
Food
Oh wow! I will think about that lunch a lot!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour to Totumo Volcano
Cartagena

What a fun experience, but too many tourist traps. I ended up tipping so many people and while we were somewhat warned about it, it was still a lot.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Medellín Transformation Tour
Medellín

An incredible experience! I wish it wasn't fresh off a flight and I had more energy. It went so quickly.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was INCREDIBLE. I learned so much
Transport
Cartagena City-Tour by Bike
Cartagena

I would have loved this more had I not been so tired and had it not been so hot.

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Transport
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dear Jessica,
We are happy to hear that you were able to collect such great impressions in Colombia. It is wonderful that you were able to get to know the magic and special energy of this marvelous country and that you were able to gather such great experiences in all destinations.
We are very happy that you enjoyed the trip so much!
Thanks a lot and
Best regards from the whole Chaska Team,
Michael

We LOVED our time in Cartagena and really app...
Colombia | Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2022

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Elizabeth Z.
Aspen Hill, MD | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

We LOVED our time in Cartagena and really appreciated the care Michael took to make sure each detail was thought out. The Armeria Real hotel suited our family well and the sleeping loft gave our daughter somewhere to hide away when she wanted a moment alone.

We particularly enjoyed the chocolate workshop at ChocoMuseo with Cindy. Our active 9-year-old was involved in every step. The owner, Abe, stopped by and gave us a bit of a taste of the rum experience from his other property Rumbox... read more

We LOVED our time in Cartagena and really appreciated the care Michael took to make sure each detail was thought out. The Armeria Real hotel suited our family well and the sleeping loft gave our daughter somewhere to hide away when she wanted a moment alone.

We particularly enjoyed the chocolate workshop at ChocoMuseo with Cindy. Our active 9-year-old was involved in every step. The owner, Abe, stopped by and gave us a bit of a taste of the rum experience from his other property Rumbox across the street. We went there later for dinner. That was a highlight but the workshop with Cindy was a wonderful, intimate, personalized way to kick off our adventure in Cartagena. She was knowledgeable and patient. We bought rum and chocolate to bring home to share with others.

We also loved the bike tour with Oscar. What a GREAT tour guide! So warm and a great story teller. We were not the steadiest on our bikes but he matched our pace and was reassuring. He sought out a great little coffee shop, which was a highlight for my husband. He helped our daughter make connections between Colombian history and what she'd already learned of US history. And he knew everyone all over town. I felt like we were rolling along with a local celebrity.

The dance lesson was a bit less successful - we learned how to dance but using the dining room at our hotel wasn't really the ambiance we were looking for. The instructor was great but it would have been nice to go out somewhere more lively. I suppose that's too much to ask at that time of day. Dance culture doesn't likely pick up until later at night. I did see Oscar took a video of us dancing - perhaps you could ask him for a copy and send it on to us?

The trip to the islands was lovely and I really liked IslaBela. It was not overrun like many of the reviews I'd read of other Rosario Island destinations.

Overall, a wonderful trip and using KimKim and Chaska helped us find the right balance between independent travel and expert on-the-ground guidance and support. Very satisfied!

Hotel Review
GHL Hotel Armería Real
Cartagena

The location in Getsemani was perfect and the rooftop pool is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Take in the view of the city walls and the skyscrapers on the peninsula beyond as you lounge with a mojito from the bar. The room smelled a bit musty but the air conditioning was effective and the sheets were clean. They really need to boost the lighting in the interiors. The decor is charming and authentic to the neighborhood. For our family it was really perfect to have the two beds split into separate spaces, with a living room bedroom, and bathroom on the first floor, and another bedroom and bathroom in a sleeping loft above. This provided a little getaway for our daughter to decompress within shouting distance.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right in the heart of Getsemani. Walkable to so many destinations.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Chocolate Workshop
Cartagena

This was amazing. Cindy was a wonderful tour guide through the process of making chocolate. She let us be hands-on for several steps of the process, handling the cocoa beans, shelling them, mashing them and finally pouring them into molds. She even customized our mixture so that it would not contain milk since I had an allergy. We learned so much and were inspired to eat dinner that night at their restaurant across the street - Rumbox - where they have a lovely rum-tasting experience that is also infused with chocoloate. This experience was everything we could hope for - personalized, sensory, informative and fun!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We walked - so not much to say about that.
Rosario Islands Daytrip - Islabela
Cartagena

Lovely trip to the islands. It's so nice you get your own little cabana/bed upon arrival. The food was tasty. The vibe was relaxed. The snorkeling was a little bit of a disappointment in that the water was a bit rough. Not much they can do about that as tour operators, though. And there were lots of pretty fish.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cartagena City-Tour by Bike
Cartagena

Oscar was a wonderful guide. Knowledgeable and friendly. He was greeting folks all over the city. He customized the tour to our interests. He worked with the bike rental place to make sure we got a tandem bike that suited our family. He scouted out a great coffee shop where my husband got to sample tasty coffee.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dancing Class in Cartagena
Cartagena

The instructor was great. We learned how to dance. I somehow thought we'd do so at a more lively venue where we'd then be able to continue dancing. Doing the dancing in the empty dining room of our hotel was not an ideal location - especially since we were such a small group.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Hello dear Zitelli Familiy,

Thank you very much for your detailed travel report! It seems like you were able to get to know the beautiful side of Colombia! How great also that you could have such a great experience at the chocolate workshop and the city tour! I have already requested the video of your dance class and will send it to you as soon as Oscar forwards it to me.

You are always welcome back here in Colombia. The next time maybe in Medellín or the coffee zone? :)

With best regards from the whole Chaska Team!
Michael

Santa Marta and Cartagena
Colombia | Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2022

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Marcia L.
Lakewood, CO | Reviewed on Jul 16, 2022

A quick review for your quick reminder. Despite our COVID set-back, we have positive feelings about our trip. In fact, it was having KimKim’s arranging of our need for an altered itinerary that was especially helpful. Both of our guides, Yube and Roberto, were good, but Yube was especially good. We liked the way she talked about a wide range of subjects, something that gave us a sense of Colombia today. And our best day was the one where we went up to the mountains with her (although we never understood why we used a boat instead of tubes).

Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dear Marcia,
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you had a great experience in Colombia. Despite the Covid, our guides did their best to give you a good experience in Santa Marta and Cartagena. I hope you will come back so you can visit the Amazon and Bogotá.
Have a great night and regards to Mr. Jackson and Dale´s family.

We love Colombia! Thank you Margoth.
Colombia | Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2022

Carolyn
Carolyn K.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

We love Colombia! It was a romantic, elegant cultural experience that gave us 10 days of non stop fun. Margoth was incredible. She planned a trip that was customized to us. I was not an easy client. Due to illness I had to cancel a big hike and Margoth saved our trip. She gave us smaller hikes including one up a rain forest river, a beautiful raft down a remote river and 2 nights in an elegant resort on exotic Baru. She chose incredible restaurants, found us the best guides and made... read more

We love Colombia! It was a romantic, elegant cultural experience that gave us 10 days of non stop fun. Margoth was incredible. She planned a trip that was customized to us. I was not an easy client. Due to illness I had to cancel a big hike and Margoth saved our trip. She gave us smaller hikes including one up a rain forest river, a beautiful raft down a remote river and 2 nights in an elegant resort on exotic Baru. She chose incredible restaurants, found us the best guides and made every airport pick up a pleasure. I felt we got incredible value. The hotels were just lovely. Margoth went above and beyond on so many occasions I can’t imagine ever going to Colombia without her. I can’t imagine ever travelling again without her - I am spoiled. She was always available to answer questions and ensure we were on time.

This trip opened our minds and our hearts to this stunning country. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you so so much Margoth. When you come back to Canada and I would love to meet you.

Hotel Reviews
Patio del Mundo
Medellín
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Terasu Salento
Salento, Quindío
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kawa Mountain Retreat
Salento
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Location
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
It’s incredible. Bugs are there. We got used to it.
Sofitel Baru Calablanca
Cartagena
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena
Activity Reviews
Welcome to Colombia!
Colombia
Dinner Reservation at OCI.Mde
Medellín

Best food in a restaurant in Colombia hands down.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Raft Down the River ‘La Vieja’ (and local Picnic Lunch)
Colombia

Rosco was fun. Laura our guide was fantastic

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Food
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Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Carolyn it was a pleasure meeting you, and we loved having you and Colin in Colombia! THANK YOU for taking the time to write this review and we hope you come back to Colombia. Stay in touch and Best Wishes, Margoth

Wonderful trip
Colombia | Jun 19 - Jul 4, 2022

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Eva W.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

We had a great trip to Colombia. Both Felipe and Margoth helped us during the entire vacation and took care of everything from start to finish. All was outstanding but we especially liked our travel guide Pablo in Medellin, our tour to Cafe de la Cima, chocolate tasting at El Arsenal The Rum Box, Cartagena and the cooking class at Oh La La also in Cartagena. We would not hesitate to recommend Felipe to anyone that wants to visit Colombia. read more

We had a great trip to Colombia. Both Felipe and Margoth helped us during the entire vacation and took care of everything from start to finish. All was outstanding but we especially liked our travel guide Pablo in Medellin, our tour to Cafe de la Cima, chocolate tasting at El Arsenal The Rum Box, Cartagena and the cooking class at Oh La La also in Cartagena. We would not hesitate to recommend Felipe to anyone that wants to visit Colombia.

Activity Reviews
Coffee Farm Day Tour
Medellín

Wonderful! We loved it! Great visit with the family at this coffee farm.

Quality of Experience
Great coffee. Wonderful family.
Food
Excellent.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Amazing!
Transport
Great transportation.
Rafting Tour at Rio Claro
Medellín

So much fun! Highly recommend!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Cooking Class and Lunch
Cartagena

Very fun cooking class and great food.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
City Tour of Medellín (Comuna 13)
Medellín

Great tour! A must!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wonderful!
Transport
Guatape and El Peñol
Colombia

Great experience!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wonderful staff!
Transport
Welcome to Colombia!
Colombia

Just great!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner Reservation at Andrés Carne de Res
Medellín

Loved this!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Alto de San Miguel Forest Reserve Birdwatching Tour
Medellín

Great tour!

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Bird Sanctuary
Cartagena

Very nice!

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Depart Colombia
Colombia

Went great!

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Local specialist: Felipe Rico
Felipe
Felipe Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Hi Eva,
Thank you so much for your review!
It was a pleasure having you in Colombia, and it has been great meeting you!
Muchas gracias for visiting Colombia and we hope you come back!
All my Best Wishes for you and your family and if we can do anything for you, let us know.
Best, Felipe

Colombia: Under-appreciated Gem.
Colombia | Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2022

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Scott R.
West Hartford, CT | Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

The trip planning and customization was easy and well managed. The overall trip plan was organized well. The itinerary was well thought out, covering some of the most essential areas of the country given our interests. The plan and communication around hotels, drivers, daily activities and travel were all communicated well. Most of the local guides were excellent. One, in Medellin, seemed a bit less well-versed and enthusiastic than the others, but was sufficient for the tours.

The... read more

The trip planning and customization was easy and well managed. The overall trip plan was organized well. The itinerary was well thought out, covering some of the most essential areas of the country given our interests. The plan and communication around hotels, drivers, daily activities and travel were all communicated well. Most of the local guides were excellent. One, in Medellin, seemed a bit less well-versed and enthusiastic than the others, but was sufficient for the tours.

The country and its people are amazing. The natural beauty, culture and the Colombian spirit are inspiring.

Our one criticism was about the communication of what Tayrona Park promised to be versus what we experienced. For us, as experienced outdoors people who relish the solitude and wild aspects of natural places, the park was not what we had anticipated. It is a walk to several beaches, not a wilderness experience. To be fair, we arrived on a 3 day national holiday, so the park was full. But, we were quite unhappy with the day. Our local guide, with support and approval from our Kim Kim liaison made things right by swapping out an alternative for us. We had one other wrinkle, when bad weather prevented us from visiting one of the islands off Cartagena. Our liaison changed the itinerary easily for us to make sure we were happy.

This is our second trip with Kim Kim. In the end, they work hard to give you the experience you want and to take over the heavy lifting. They are solid communicators who work at those goals.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Boutique Sazagua
Pereira

Incredibly tranquil oasis with peaceful, lush grounds. The staff are amazing! So warm and ready to give you what you need. SO friendly. Take a cooking class with the chef. It's a blast. Get a massage. Your body and spirit will thank you. Our room was beautiful, clean and peaceful. This is a place we will come back to for sure.

Authenticity & Character
Location
The quiet setting.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Villa Playa
Magdalena

The tranquility of Villa Playa make it a small slice of heaven. We could have sat all day looking from beside the pool at the river, ocean and nearby rain forest. It is spectacular! And, the staff are truly wonderful. Whatever you need, they are right there to provide. The food, drinks and hospitality were all fantastic.

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Hi Scott,
Thank you very much for your review and your feedback is extremely valuable for us. It is great to hear you had a good time in Colombia and that you enjoyed your time with your local guides. Regarding your feedback about Tayrona Park, we really appreciate your comments to continue improving and ensuring all the experiences covered in kimkim meet and exceed our travelers' expectations. Thank you once again for traveling with kimkim and for visiting another one of our destinations.

Sending you my Best Wishes to you and your family,
Margoth

Remarkable family trip!
Colombia | Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2022

Sangini
Sangini S.
Hybla Valley, VA | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

We had a remarkable family trip to Colombia recently. Michael from Chaska Travel was incredibly flexible, attentive to details, and prompt in getting us information and making adjustments to the itinerary to match our interests and needs as a family with 3 kids ages 4-10. Very much appreciated arrangements for all internal travel as well. With Michael's help, we had a seemless trip that started in Medellin, including a day trip to Guatape and Penol Piedra with our wonderful guide Will and... read more

We had a remarkable family trip to Colombia recently. Michael from Chaska Travel was incredibly flexible, attentive to details, and prompt in getting us information and making adjustments to the itinerary to match our interests and needs as a family with 3 kids ages 4-10. Very much appreciated arrangements for all internal travel as well. With Michael's help, we had a seemless trip that started in Medellin, including a day trip to Guatape and Penol Piedra with our wonderful guide Will and continued in the coffee region. Will even provided us a list of recommendations for vegetarian-friendly restaurants for later in our trip in Cartegena; we went to several and all were delicious! Our guide Jose was terrific and knowledgeable as was our driver Mario who knew so much about birds! Jose even checking in with us after we had left his company to make sure we we had reached Cartegena and were continuing to enjoy our trip. The coffee region was beautiful and lush and we enjoyed our hike to the waterfall with a nature guide. Cartegena is beautiful and our hotel was perfectly located. A bike tour was the perfect way to get around and learn the layout of the old city and much better for the kids than walking! We are thankful to Michael for finding a way to get us to Hotel Las Islas which was a truly wonderful experience in terms of service, activities, food, and the setting. A truly memorable trip that was a pleasure to plan and take with the help of KimKim and Chaska tours!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Las Islas
Barú
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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Park 10
Medellin

Great breakfast, very friendly staff! Rooms are large, clean and comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Finca Hotel del Cafe
Santa Rosa de Cabal

Beautiful setting on a coffee farm surrounded by lush vegetation, the hotel has a lovely central courtyard and friendly staff.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Salento Real Eje Cafetero
Salento
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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena

Excellent location in the Old City of Cartagena with clean and comfortable rooms and friendly staff, great morning breakfast on rooftop.

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Activity Reviews
Tour of Guatapé
Medellín
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Relaxing in Santa Rosa Hot Springs
Pereira

The Santa Rosa Hot Springs are an impressive setting and the hot springs were fun, although crowded when we went as it was a holiday. Getting in at first was confusing due to the crowds but once in, all was straightfoward. We had some issues with dinner as almost no vegetarian items on their menu were available and arrangements had to be made for our driver to stop at a restaurant in town with us so we could eat. Worth considering in determining the timing of when to go to hot springs.

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Transport
Tour to Frailes Waterfall & Salento & the Cocora Valley
Salento

Great hike -- thank goodness for the rain boots provided by the nature guide!

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Food
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Cartagena City-Tour by Bike
Cartagena

Great way to get a sense of the old city and see the main historical sites before exploring further by foot although a little hard to navigate on bikes with traffic and narrow streets. Guide was a little nervous with our kids but they were fine. The vendor for the bikes would benefit from improving their helmets which did not adjust/fit well.

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Night Time Bioluminescence Tour
Isla Baru
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Transport
Visit of the National Aviary of Colombia
Colombia

The aviary is impressive but it was just too hot and humid to fully enjoy on the day we went. The educational show at the two set times is okay but not a huge loss if missed (especially if not fluent in Spanish). We rushed through the last several exhibits before the arena to get to show in time.

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Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

Hi Sangini,

thank you very much for the detailed travel report. It's nice to see that you liked the activities and hotels so much and that you could get a super good impression of this great country! Thanks to your whole family, for the uncomplicated realisation of the trip and the nice communication during the travel planning and during the trip.

Sunny greetings from San Agustín,
Michael and the Chaska Tours Team

Overall we had an amazing experience
Colombia | Jun 16 - Jun 26, 2022

Amber
Amber A.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

Overall we had an amazing experience on our trip. Everything was well organized and planned with detail which was a relief. I was surprised to have the same guide for all the days we’d stay in each city but it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Fabiola, Jose and Oscar were knowledgeable and fun. A few improvements with choice of hotel and preparation for tours could be made but nothing extreme. We will definitely be using Kim Kim for our next adventure. read more

Overall we had an amazing experience on our trip. Everything was well organized and planned with detail which was a relief. I was surprised to have the same guide for all the days we’d stay in each city but it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Fabiola, Jose and Oscar were knowledgeable and fun. A few improvements with choice of hotel and preparation for tours could be made but nothing extreme. We will definitely be using Kim Kim for our next adventure.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Casa Deco
Bogotá

Great food and clean rooms. Location has pros because it’s walking distance to everything but loud at night if you want sleep.

Tips for future travelers

Take ears plugs for the noise

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
GHL Hotel Armería Real
Cartagena

Overall very pretty, our experience may have been bad luck but we could not sleep at night because there was very loud music next to our room coming from another building. Police had to be called twice to address the issue at 4am. Breakfast is sufficient but a bit bland, location is close to many touristy areas.

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La Campana Hotel Boutique
Medellín

Great location, clean and good breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Punta Faro
Isla Mucura

Beautiful grounds, very clean rooms. Environment is relaxing. Only con would be overall size and amenities offered. Beach is not very big but not many guests stay at the hotel in general. Only one restaurant but offers tasty buffet. More than two days might start to seem repetitive.

Tips for future travelers

The location prohibits music

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Visit to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The car was a bit small in the back, not much leg room for long trips. Driving was also a little choppy for those who get motion sickness.
Chingaza National Park Day Hike
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ecological Walk - "La Miel" Waterfall
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour of Guatapé
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour to Totumo Volcano
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

Dear Amber,

thank you very much for your comments about the hotels, guides and activities! We are glad to hear that you had a great time in Colombia! Too bad that it was a bit louder in the hotels - In Colombia, people like to party a lot and listen to loud music :P. Would be great if we could welcome you soon again in Colombia.

Kind regards from Colombia,
Michael and the Chaska Tours Team

Colombia non-stop and loving it
Colombia | Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2022

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Cheri S.
Saint Peters, MO | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

We had a great time and it was planned well. We never would have done as much or see so much without your service. It was such a pleasure to be greeted by Oscar when we arrived at Bogota. He has so much knowledge and knew so many people along the way that made the trip extra personable. Gustvo made the coffee region exciting, fun and full of local greetings everywhere we went. Sebastian toured us throughout Medellin hitting every aspect of the city while explaining both the successes and... read more

We had a great time and it was planned well. We never would have done as much or see so much without your service. It was such a pleasure to be greeted by Oscar when we arrived at Bogota. He has so much knowledge and knew so many people along the way that made the trip extra personable. Gustvo made the coffee region exciting, fun and full of local greetings everywhere we went. Sebastian toured us throughout Medellin hitting every aspect of the city while explaining both the successes and challenges. For us, Cartagena was to be more relaxed as we had already seen and done so much. The walled city was vibrant at every hour of the day and night. Martin shared the beautiful history of the city and we felt his pride.
Kimkim experience was beyond our expectations, all of the planning, coordination and thoroughness of both drivers and guides made our travel full and rich. Thank you all

Local specialist: Felipe Rico
Felipe
Felipe Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

Hi Cheri and Jeff,
Muchas gracias! Thank you SO much for your review and for taking the time to write about your experience. It was a pleasure for us to meet you and to help you with your family trip in Colombia! We will pass on your comments to our team of guides in Colombia, and to Oscar, Gustavo, Sebastian and Martin and drivers. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Sending you both our Best Wishes,
Felipe

Excellent service
Colombia | Jun 15 - Jun 26, 2022

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Erika B.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022

Mike did a superb job regarding the coordination of transportation, guides, several trips and accommodations!!

I greatly recommend Mike to help navigate a trip to Colombia. The service Mike provided was astounding!

Colombia is a beautiful country with abundance of natural beauty. Foreigners will benefit from the assistance of guides and a reputable tour agency.

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Mike did a superb job regarding the coordination of transportation, guides, several trips and accommodations!!

I greatly recommend Mike to help navigate a trip to Colombia. The service Mike provided was astounding!

Colombia is a beautiful country with abundance of natural beauty. Foreigners will benefit from the assistance of guides and a reputable tour agency.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Tayrona Los Naranjos

Beautiful views! Staff was friendly. Definitely would go back!

Reserva Guadalajara- Cocora Valley
Salento

Highly recommend the “hacienda”. Great views. Felt like being “home”. The owner of the hotel was so friendly. I would go back again!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Trekking to Ciudad Perdida
Santa Marta

This was an amazing trek if you love the jungle. The guide was knowledgeable. Learned about the indigenous and the overall history of the region. This is a difficult hike.

Visit of Cocora Valley, Coffee Farm & Salento
Salento

The guide was very knowledgeable regarding the palms of the area. It was interesting to learn about the adaptation of the palm tree and glad to observe conservation of the trees. Beautiful area in Colombia!

Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022

Dear Erika,

thank you very much for your kind words! I'm glad to see that you liked the hotels and tours so much! We will continue to suggest these to our guests!

Greetings also to Kathryn - thank you for the nice communication during the planning together!

- The Chaska Tours Team

Incredible first trip to Colombia!
Colombia | Jun 19 - Jun 27, 2022

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Elise A.
Hollywood, FL | Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

We just returned from a magnificent vacation in Colombia planned by the amazing local specialist, Wendy. Wendy planned the perfect itinerary for us in Medellin, Zona Cafetera (coffee region) and Cali. She was so easy to communicate with leading up to the trip and checked in all the time during the trip to make sure all was going well. She coordinated amazing tours for us with local guides Samuel and John who had so much passion as guides me helped us truly appreciate the beauty of Colombia.... read more

We just returned from a magnificent vacation in Colombia planned by the amazing local specialist, Wendy. Wendy planned the perfect itinerary for us in Medellin, Zona Cafetera (coffee region) and Cali. She was so easy to communicate with leading up to the trip and checked in all the time during the trip to make sure all was going well. She coordinated amazing tours for us with local guides Samuel and John who had so much passion as guides me helped us truly appreciate the beauty of Colombia. I have to admit I was a bit nervous using an unknown specialist on the internet but after this trip and everything Wendy planned for us I would 100% definitely use KimKim again for future travel! Thank you for a truly memorable trip!

Hotel Review
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin

A beautiful, artistic and elegant hotel which was a perfect start to our trip. The staff was amazing and so friendly and the rooms were so well designed and beautiful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
In a beautiful location of Medellin.
Staff
Super friendly staff and accommodating to any request!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and well kept.
Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Hi Elise,
I am really happy that you had a great time here in Colombia. I appreciate your review and we work every day to create an amazing and unique experience for our travelers. We do it with all our love. Thank you for your trust and please do not hesitate to contact us again when you decide to come back again to this beautiful and charming country.
Have a wonderful day

Highly Recommend
Colombia | Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2022

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Kehinde D.
Country Club Hills, IL | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

I was skeptical at first, having never heard of KimKim before but Andrea was very reassuring and responsive to all my questions throughout the planning. Oscar was a phenomenal guide! He is so knowledgeable, interesting, and not boring at all! We had an awesome time. The activities were also really great. Colombia is such a beautiful country and the food is magnificent! We also had an awesome and relaxing time at Punta Faro, everyone was so attentive and accommodating. I was especially glad we... read more

I was skeptical at first, having never heard of KimKim before but Andrea was very reassuring and responsive to all my questions throughout the planning. Oscar was a phenomenal guide! He is so knowledgeable, interesting, and not boring at all! We had an awesome time. The activities were also really great. Colombia is such a beautiful country and the food is magnificent! We also had an awesome and relaxing time at Punta Faro, everyone was so attentive and accommodating. I was especially glad we didn't have to worry about food there. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Will definitely be back!

Hotel Reviews
Sofitel Santa Clara
Cartagena

Excellent service. Beautiful accommodation. Awesome staff.

Authenticity & Character
Loved they kept the original structure. Made you feel like you were part of history.
Location
Close to pretty much everything.
Staff
Everyone was super nice and accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything.
Hotel Punta Faro
Isla Mucura

The perfect relaxation spot. Awesome food. Amazing staff. Excellent service.

Tips for future travelers

Brush up on your Spanish - although, Google Translate saved me.

Authenticity & Character
Felt like an islander.
Location
The isolation. It was perfect for quiet relaxation.
Staff
Amazing people. Made some great friends.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything.
Activity Reviews
Afternoon-Night Walking Tour
Cartagena

Oscar is such an excellent guide! He was intentional about changing misconceptions about Colombia but was also very honest about some of its brutal past. I learned a lot and enjoyed touring the City.

Quality of Experience
The beautiful city.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Oscar was amazing.
Transport
We walked. It was perfect.
Discover the Magical City of Cartagena & Getsemaní
Cartagena

Getsemani was a dream! I mean the murals, the colors, the art! So beautiful!

Quality of Experience
The art everywhere.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Oscar was amazing.
Transport
Very comfortable.
Drum Safari - Sounds of Cartagena
Cartagena

We had the absolute best time!!!!!! We drummed, we sang, we danced! Whoo! What an experience!

Quality of Experience
The school.
Food
PHENOMENAL.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Oscar was amazing.
Transport
Comfortable.
Local specialist: Andrea Morita
Andrea
Andrea Morita
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dear Kehinde,
Thank you so much for your lovely and kind feedback. Your words, feelings, and generous comments are the ones that make us love our job and work for our country and people.
I let Óscar, the drum school, and the hotels your experience. They all say hi and are very happy to hear your thoughts. Thank you, thank you so much for your time letting us know your feelings after visiting our country.
Please, we would love to welcome you back to Colombia, it will be an honor to have both of you here again.
Colombia waits for both of you with open arms,
Andrea

A great trip! Highly recommend for families
Colombia | May 16 - May 23, 2022

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Stacey S.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Thank you Michael for planning an amazing trip for our family. We packed so much fun and adventure into each day and everyone had a blast. We really appreciated the help with a last minute request for horse back riding. It ended up being one of the highlights of the trip.

The accommodations recommended were all really lovely. Especially the eco hotels. Great service and kind people everywhere we stayed.

We really enjoyed the company and skills of our drivers and a special thank... read more

Thank you Michael for planning an amazing trip for our family. We packed so much fun and adventure into each day and everyone had a blast. We really appreciated the help with a last minute request for horse back riding. It ended up being one of the highlights of the trip.

The accommodations recommended were all really lovely. Especially the eco hotels. Great service and kind people everywhere we stayed.

We really enjoyed the company and skills of our drivers and a special thank you to Andreas for being so kind and helpful with our daughters. Our guides Jose, Carlos, and Edgar are very knowledgeable about Colombia and were happy to chat and answer all our questions. Having them with us not only made the trip easy, but also we learned so much and had a lot of laughs.

Activity Review
Horseback-Riding Tour
Pereira

A great family experience. The horses were gentle and calm which was great for my inexperienced kids and I. The scenery was beautiful. A very kind host who allowed us to relax on the veranda and wait for the rain to let up before heading out for our ride. My kids also loved meeting all the dogs at the property. Our guide Jose spoke perfect English, was knowledgeable about the area and was also an experienced horse rider which was so helpful. He was so kind and helpful, helping to get the kids on and off their horses and keeping everyone moving along the path. The road to get to the property is a bit rough, our driver did a great job navigating the muddy bumpy road.

Quality of Experience
Horses are well cared for. Beautiful scenery
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dear Stacey,

thank you very much for the kind words and your travel report. How nice that you enjoyed the horseback riding tour and that you had such a good experience with our guides and drivers.

Hopefully we can welcome you again soon on a next trip to the other exciting destinations here in Colombia.

Best regards from the whole Chaska team.
Michael

Family Trip to Columbia, May 2022
Colombia | May 20 - May 30, 2022

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Susan O.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2022

Our family of four recently enjoyed the best trip to Columbia, planned and facilitated by Felipe and team. Upon deciding to visit this part of South America, I discovered KimKim and was impressed by the reviews. I sent a message and very quickly received a warm and helpful response from Felipe. While the initial itinerary was beyond our budget, he was more than happy to work with us.

Columbia is a tremendous destination, rich in history, culture and otherwise. The people are kind,... read more

Our family of four recently enjoyed the best trip to Columbia, planned and facilitated by Felipe and team. Upon deciding to visit this part of South America, I discovered KimKim and was impressed by the reviews. I sent a message and very quickly received a warm and helpful response from Felipe. While the initial itinerary was beyond our budget, he was more than happy to work with us.

Columbia is a tremendous destination, rich in history, culture and otherwise. The people are kind, welcoming and helpful. The trip itself was flawless in its planning and execution. We had just the right amount of time in each destination, excellent guides (a special shout out to David Suarez), tours, hotels, restaurant recommendations etc. When there was a slight hiccup, Felipe and team couldn't have been more helpful and beyond working hours. All in all, it was exceptional.

In short, I very highly recommend KimKim, Felipe and team. We hope to have opportunity to work with this tour company again!

Hotel Reviews
The Artisan D.C. Hotel, Autograph Collection
Bogotá
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel San Pedro de Majagua
Isla Grande
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Half Day City Tour of Bogotá with Local Fruit Market and Monserrate Hill
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Felipe Rico
Felipe
Felipe Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2022

Hi Susan, thank you for your review and it was my pleasure to help you with your family trip! It was also a pleasure meeting you, and thank you for visiting our home country and for making us a part of your trip. I wish you all the best to you and your family and we look forward to having you back in Colombia! Hasta pronto, Felipe

Margoth was wonderful to work with! She was q...
Colombia | May 28 - Jun 4, 2022

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Megan B.
Brandon, MN | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2022

Margoth was wonderful to work with! She was quick to respond to every inquiry and so helpful. She took care of every detail so that we could just focus on enjoying our vacation. She even surprised us with a few extra thoughtful gestures. read more

Margoth was wonderful to work with! She was quick to respond to every inquiry and so helpful. She took care of every detail so that we could just focus on enjoying our vacation. She even surprised us with a few extra thoughtful gestures.

Hotel Reviews
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Marriott Resort Playa Dormida
Santa Marta
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2022

Hi Megan,
Thank you so much for your review and comments, and thank you for making us a part of your trip!! We hope you come back and sending you all my best wishes!! Margoth

Wonderful first trip to Colombia!
Colombia | May 21 - May 28, 2022

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Rebecca B.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on May 29, 2022

Our first trip to Colombia was nothing short of amazing! Andrea and our team of local guides (Juan Carlos and Jasmine, to name a couple) made sure everything ran seamlessly and added so many special touches to our planned experiences. We especially loved our stay at El Nido del Condor Ecolodge; it was beautiful and offered a quiet respite from the busier days touring Medellin and Cartagena. We couldn’t have thought of a better trip and would absolutely use KimKim again in the future! read more

Our first trip to Colombia was nothing short of amazing! Andrea and our team of local guides (Juan Carlos and Jasmine, to name a couple) made sure everything ran seamlessly and added so many special touches to our planned experiences. We especially loved our stay at El Nido del Condor Ecolodge; it was beautiful and offered a quiet respite from the busier days touring Medellin and Cartagena. We couldn’t have thought of a better trip and would absolutely use KimKim again in the future!

Hotel Reviews
Diez Hotel Categoría Colombia
Medellín
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Nido del Cóndor Ecolodge
Villamaría, Caldas
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Finca El Ocaso Salento
Salento
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ermita, Cartagena, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
El Cabrero, Cartagena
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The City of Eternal Spring and Its Story of Transformation
Medellín

Unfortunately we were rained out for most of this activity but our guide was great and made the most of it for us!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
El Peñol and Guatapé ¨The most colorful town in Colombia¨
Medellín

Gorgeous locations and our guide added several special touches such as Tuktuk and boat rides. Also, we really enjoyed our lunch at a resort nearby.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Check in at El Nido Del Cóndor Ecolodge
Colombia

The welcome lemonade and snacks were very appreciated especially after the long bumpy drive to the lodge. The views more than made up for it, though!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Enjoy a fantastic lodge in the middle of the Andes mountains
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Salento, Filandia, & the Valley of Wax Palms
Colombia

This was a great day and our guide and driver were wonderful! Jasmine took us on a great tour of the Cocora Valley and took so many great photos of us. She also added special touches such as a jeep ride and brought us coffee to enjoy in the valley.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coffee Farm Experience
Colombia

This was a very interesting tour of a coffee farm that showed us the whole process of making coffee, including the different methods of drying the beans . We did wish that the tour included a tasting of the three different methods so that we could have determined which type we liked best.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Barú & The Rosario Islands
Colombia

We really enjoyed the boat ride and snorkeling this day and time at the beach. We did feel the staff at the resort we stopped at were a little overly attentive which made it harder to fully relax. However, we still enjoyed our time overall.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Andrea Morita
Andrea
Andrea Morita
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on May 30, 2022

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Thank you so much for sharing with us how your experience was; your words are our inspiration, and your input on every experience is extremely important.
It was an honor for us to have you here in our country. All our tour guides and drivers felt so blessed serving you during the trip.
You and Mr. Trevor made history in our business, and we won't ever forget that ;)
We wish you all the happiness and love always.
Wishing you all the best in this world,
Andrea

10 days - Colombia Essentials
Colombia | Apr 23 - May 2, 2022

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Beatriz V.
Jersey City, NJ | Reviewed on May 25, 2022

This has been my first experience with Kim Kim and it has been excellent through and through.
Michael and the team were super attentive and diligent from the start, when curating an itinerary according to my preferences and time available. Every request to change things I had, they were very responsive and gave me options right away.
Then, during the trip the communication was excellent, checking in with me through WhatsApp regularly and adjusting flights and timing as needed, on the go.... read more

This has been my first experience with Kim Kim and it has been excellent through and through.
Michael and the team were super attentive and diligent from the start, when curating an itinerary according to my preferences and time available. Every request to change things I had, they were very responsive and gave me options right away.
Then, during the trip the communication was excellent, checking in with me through WhatsApp regularly and adjusting flights and timing as needed, on the go. Never had a question or a request not answered within the hour (thank you Zaira and Cristina as well). Traveling solo this was a tremendous support.
Also big thank you to all my local guides and drivers (more than 10!). Thank you for making me feel super welcome, for sharing their knowledge, tips, anecdotes and personal experiences of places with me. There’s nothing like getting to know a place and its people through the eyes of somebody really passionate about it.
All-in-all I rate my experience 9.5 (tip: when traveling from the mountains to the Caribbean coast, give yourself a couple of hours to adjust to the heat + humidity; I didn’t, jump into the streets immediately to explore Santa Marta and had to go back to the hotel because I was not feeling that well, lesson learnt for next time, because I hope to visit Colombia again, too many things to see!)

Hotel Reviews
BH Bicentenario
Bogotá

Standard city hotel, very clean and well located

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
BH Bicentenario
Bogotá

Standard city hotel, very clean and well located

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Terrazas de Salento
Terrazas de Salento, Colombia

Beautiful, charming hotel, with super attentive staff, willing to help. 10 out of 10 of service. They even served me breakfast out of hours because my transfer was too early.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
14 Urban Hotel
Medellin

Small, boutique-style hotel. Location excellent as far as your room does not face street directly, since it’s a bar/restaurant area, can be a bit noisy at nights. Breakfast can be improved.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotels
Los Naranjos

Very charming accommodation in the middle of nature. It truly fits the trekking experience at Tayrona. Being cottages, you will need help to carry anything that is not a backpack! - but staff is super helpful. Be ready to deal with some serious bugs at dinner time if you choose to eat at the open dining terrace!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Passion Hotel Boutique
Cartagena de Indias

Boutique hotel , very well located. The hotel in itself is beautiful. Decor is exceptional. However, I had a couple of issues with the room (it may have been just my luck on the room I was given): no windows and the bathroom design with the shower and the sink basically in the same space made it not that practical.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa de Isabella, a Kali Hotel
Santa Marta

Beautiful boutique hotel. Location is very good. Staff may have not been as responsive as what I experienced during the rest of the trip. When asked about the city and how to get to some places I was told to find my way to the tourist office three blocks away (not in these words, of course, but that was a bit how I felt it)

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Bogotá's Historical Walking Tour
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit of Cocora Valley, Coffee Farm & Salento
Salento
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
City Tour Medellín
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour Peñol & Guatapé
Medellín

Must-do if you are in the area

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Excursion in Tayrona National Park - Arrecifes Area
Tayrona National Park
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
City Tour Santa Marta
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cartagena City-Tour by Bike
Cartagena

It’s a nice tour but a bit to rush. You don’t really stop that much into places.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
San Alberto Coffee Tasting
Cartagena

It was ok - but not that memorable after having visited a coffee farm. The experience maybe different if your trip does not include a visit to the Eje cafetero.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Hi Beatriz! :)
How nice to hear from you! Zaira, Cris, Me and the rest of the team were very happy to hear your kind words and see your photos! You really have a talent for photography - very nice shots of the different places in Colombia! Thanks also for your detailed comments about the hotels and excursions - it helps us immensely to suggest more suitable options for the upcoming trips.
Great that you want to come back soon. We look forward to welcoming you back here.

Best regards from the whole Chaska team!
Michael

Our trip to Colombia exceeded all of our expe...
Colombia | Apr 21 - Apr 27, 2022

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Rebecca C.
Milton, MA | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Our trip to Colombia exceeded all of our expectations. My mom and I took a week long girl's trip to Cartagena to learn the history, see the beautiful city, and experience some of the local culture. Our specialist, Margoth, was so helpful and responsive when setting up the plans for trip. We somewhat expected that we would be on our own once we had paid for and landed in Cartagena, but Margoth and her team were beyond helpful and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Any questions or... read more

Our trip to Colombia exceeded all of our expectations. My mom and I took a week long girl's trip to Cartagena to learn the history, see the beautiful city, and experience some of the local culture. Our specialist, Margoth, was so helpful and responsive when setting up the plans for trip. We somewhat expected that we would be on our own once we had paid for and landed in Cartagena, but Margoth and her team were beyond helpful and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Any questions or concerns were immediately addressed and we ended up loving all of the activities that Margoth had planned for us. Each restaurant reservation she made was perfect, we especially loved Mistura for the delicious food and great live band. We also absolutely loved our local tour guide, Manu. We spent a few days with him as he brought us to various sites (San Felipe de Barajas, the local mangroves, and the bird sanctuary) - he was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and we were sad to say goodbye at the end of the trip. He truly made us feel welcome by introducing us to the locals and sharing his personal experiences growing up in Cartagena. I can't thank Margoth and her team more - I was beyond impressed with the service we received both before and during our trip, thank you so much for making this such a wonderful experience!

Hotel Review
Hotel Capellan de Getsemani
Cartagena de Indias

The hotel was clean, comfortable, and an excellent location. Ray, one of the hotel staff, was beyond accommodating and kind. Our only concerns were the bathroom and the pool area. Our bathroom had a leak in the ceiling and the pool didn't look especially clean, we decided not to use it during our stay. We loved the breakfast included with our stay.

Tips for future travelers

I'd check out the photos on Trip Advisor before staying here. I had looked at a lot of them so I knew what to expect, but my mom wasn't thrilled with the lack of privacy with our only windows looking out to a public courtyard. If you want bright sunlight and a view, this isn't the best option.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Being across from the park, walkable to walled city, close to main square in Getsemani
Staff
The staff were so friendly and accomodating - Ray made our stay extra special
Cleanliness & Comfort
The AC, size of room, and breakfast included with our stay
Activity Review
Sunset Drinks Suggestion at Café del Mar
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Hi Rebecca,
It was great to have you and your mom in Colombia and thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I just passed on your comments to Manu and he sends you both his best regards and that he hopes to see you both again in Cartagena! We also hope you return to Colombia and it has been a pleasure meeting you! All my very best wishes to you and your mom and please stay in touch. Thank you for visiting Colombia!! :) Muchas Gracias, Margoth

Already planning my next trip to Colombia!
Colombia | May 6 - May 11, 2022

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Ruchi K.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Like a few other travelers on here, I just happened upon KimKim while doing research on our trip to Colombia, and I'm so glad I did! Andrea was an awesome travel specialist to work with. She provided great advice on what would be feasible in the time that we had, and was really flexible in changing things around based on our preferences. We even had a hiccup with food poisoning (be very careful with the tap water!) but our local guides and Andrea worked together to make sure we could recover... read more

Like a few other travelers on here, I just happened upon KimKim while doing research on our trip to Colombia, and I'm so glad I did! Andrea was an awesome travel specialist to work with. She provided great advice on what would be feasible in the time that we had, and was really flexible in changing things around based on our preferences. We even had a hiccup with food poisoning (be very careful with the tap water!) but our local guides and Andrea worked together to make sure we could recover some activities we had to miss. Shout out to Jesus, Juan David, and Yube - we couldn't have asked for better guides in Minca. Having local guides who could share their personal experiences was one of the best parts of the trip. Hotel wise - Casa San Agustin in Cartagena is beautiful, centrally located, and has some of the best service of any hotel I've stayed at. I am already missing Colombia and all of the friendly people we met there. I will definitely be back!

Hotel Review
Hotel Casa San Agustin
Cartagena de Indias

Casa San Agustin is beautifully kept and the location is ideal, but our favorite part of our stay was the staff. Everyone that we met was friendly and eager to help.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The beds were probably the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept in.
Activity Reviews
Rum & Chocolate Tasting
Cartagena

I'm not a huge rum (or alcohol) fan in general, but this experience was worth it because of our host, Jesus. He made the tasting fun and educational!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hiking in the Tayrona National Park
Colombia

Yube was an awesome guide - helping us spot all three monkey types and giving us more context on Colombia.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Andrea Morita
Andrea
Andrea Morita
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dear Ruchi,
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback; we are so happy you had a beautiful trip to our country and that you valued so much the opportunity to meet and share with our local people.
Thank you so much for your time writing us your feedback; it means the world to us.
It was a blast for us to have you here, and we cannot wait to see you back in our country; there are so many other beautiful regions awaiting you. I wish you the most beautiful things in the world.
A huge hug,
Andrea

What a fantastic way to experience Colombia!
Colombia | Mar 28 - Apr 9, 2022

Ross
Ross V.
Australia | Reviewed on May 18, 2022

This was my first experience with Kimkim. I was honestly blown away by the level of detail in the planning of the itinerary and the level of customisation available. Michael and his team went above and beyond to maintain a channel of communication and provide constant updates and information, at every stage of the trip. If I had any questions or issues, Michael was more than happy to assist- he even checked the entry requirements for the USA before I left Colombia and organised a nurse to... read more

This was my first experience with Kimkim. I was honestly blown away by the level of detail in the planning of the itinerary and the level of customisation available. Michael and his team went above and beyond to maintain a channel of communication and provide constant updates and information, at every stage of the trip. If I had any questions or issues, Michael was more than happy to assist- he even checked the entry requirements for the USA before I left Colombia and organised a nurse to come to my hotel to collect a PCR swab.
The highlights of my trip were visiting an organic Coffee farm in Medellin (Observatorio Agroecologico El Cafetal), hiking through Tayrona National park with a very knowledgeable guide and staying at Villa Maria and doing a historical biking tour in Cartagena with Tavo Reyes. I couldn't fault even fault the drivers - everybody was very friendly and accommodating and helped make this trip a memorable experience. Thank you so much :)

Hotel Review
Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotels
Los Naranjos

This is a beautiful, secluded hotel in the Tayrona National Park area. The staff were extremely friendly and went above and beyond to help with any issues or questions. I had difficulty booking a flight on my iPad and reception staff went out of their way to let me use their computer. It's little things like this that make a huge difference. The cabin itself was beautiful and clean, nestled within the jungle. The hammock was a nice touch! The food from the restaurant was also very tasty. I also loved seeing the resident Macaw interact with the guests. The hotel grounds were also beautifully maintained and there was a private beach located a short walk from the main area.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Secluded
Staff
Extremely friendly and welcoming
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Coffee-Culture Tour
Medellín

This was an awesome experience. The coffee farm was a small, organic, family run farm on the outskirts of Medellin (around the Envigado area). The owner himself conducted the tour and greeted us with cake and freshly brewed cups of locally grown coffee. It was very interesting hearing about the coffee production process, as well as the impact of covid and recent weather events on global production. As a consumer of coffee from a Western country, we often don't consider or understand all of the hard work that goes into growing the trees, harvesting the fruit and processing the beans. We even had the opportunity to plant our own coffee plant seedlings. A very educational experience!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport