Kimkim Trip Reviews for Colombia

4.9
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Read 450 verified reviews by travelers who booked their trip to Colombia on kimkim. You can also read reviews about kimkim on 3rd party sites including Google, TrustPilot and Yelp.

Govinda Martin and Sergio was very profession...
Colombia | Jun 5 - Jun 11, 2024

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Anikó D.
Austria | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024
Govinda Martin and Sergio was very professional and kind persons. The bigger group tour in Guatape wasnt that good compare to our private guides but it was OK Read more

Govinda Martin and Sergio was very professional and kind persons. The bigger group tour in Guatape wasnt that good compare to our private guides but it was OK

Hotel Reviews
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
Leticia - Amazonas
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Reserva Natural Marasha
Puerto Alegría
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Charles was a very inspiring leader huhe knowledge about cajmans
Cleanliness & Comfort
Maloka Napü
Puerto Narino
Authenticity & Character
Location
Ki
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Campana Hotel Boutique
Medellín
Authenticity & Character
Location
Ki
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Amazon Expedition •  Day 2
Amazon Expedition • Day 2
Leticia and Puerto Nariño
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Medellín Transformation Tour (Public Transportation)
Medellín Transformation Tour (Public Transportation)
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coffee-Culture Tour
Coffee-Culture Tour
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Tour Peñol & Guatapé
Tour Peñol & Guatapé
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Amazon Expedition •  Day 4
Amazon Expedition • Day 4
Leticia and Puerto Nariño
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Amazon Expedition •  Day 1
Amazon Expedition • Day 1
Leticia and Puerto Nariño
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Amazon Expedition •  Day 3
Amazon Expedition • Day 3
Leticia and Puerto Nariño
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Jun 12, 2024

Dear Anikó & Gabór,
Thank you for your feedback. We are particularly delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time on the private tours, especially during the Amazon expedition. It’s great to know that Govinda Martin and Sergio were both professional and kind. We appreciate your input regarding the group tour in Guatapé.
Best regards,
Michael & The Chaska Tours Team

Michael Was fantastic, he responded immediate...
Colombia | May 25 - Jun 4, 2024

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Marian S.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2024
Michael Was fantastic, he responded immediately to all our questions, concerns and unexpected issues. I highly recommend kimkim Read more

Michael Was fantastic, he responded immediately to all our questions, concerns and unexpected issues. I highly recommend kimkim

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Spa La Colina
Pereira

Limited hot water, And they often ran out of basic food, supplies like milk and bread.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Senda Watapuy
Santa Marta
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Jun 07, 2024
Dear Marian,
Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed feedback, which you have also provided in other comments. We are thrilled to hear that we could offer you the best service you can remember during your extensive travels. Our goal is to be flexible and responsive to our travellers' needs, and it's gratifying to know that our team was able to promptly adjust your plans due to illness and come up with alternative outings at the last minute. Your positive comments about our...
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Dear Marian,
Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed feedback, which you have also provided in other comments. We are thrilled to hear that we could offer you the best service you can remember during your extensive travels. Our goal is to be flexible and responsive to our travellers' needs, and it's gratifying to know that our team was able to promptly adjust your plans due to illness and come up with alternative outings at the last minute. Your positive comments about our conscientious and safe drivers, clear signage, and overall helpfulness mean a lot to us. I'm also pleased that our communication style, flexibility, and availability met your expectations. It was a pleasure assisting you!
We look forward to helping you with your future travel plans. Don't hesitate to reach out, when coming back to Colombia!
Best regards,
Michael & The Chaska Tours Team

Best Solo Travel Experience
Colombia | May 25 - May 29, 2024

Anilla
Anilla A.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 04, 2024
My trip to Cartagena was absolutely incredible all due to the careful planning of Margarita and her team! From the early stages of planning, I was unsure if it was safe for a solo traveler, but I didn't want to give up the dream to go. Margarita was incredibly attentive and patient with me through all of my concerns and reservations. She is truly the reason I was comfortable enough to experience such a beautiful, hospitable city. Liz was also a local guide, who would constantly check... Read more

My trip to Cartagena was absolutely incredible all due to the careful planning of Margarita and her team! From the early stages of planning, I was unsure if it was safe for a solo traveler, but I didn't want to give up the dream to go. Margarita was incredibly attentive and patient with me through all of my concerns and reservations. She is truly the reason I was comfortable enough to experience such a beautiful, hospitable city.

Liz was also a local guide, who would constantly check in with me and greeted me on my first day at the hotel. She is fantastic.
The hotel selected was absolutely beautiful- highly recommend. Participating in a cooking class and salsa dance class, helped me immerse in the culture.

My flight was cancelled while I waited at the airport. Liz and Margarita both made themselves available to arrange additional car services and book hotel reservations for the extra nights I had to spend in Cartagena. They were both readily available to help me and ease all of the stress I had from a flight cancelation.

I cannot express my gratitude enough for Margarita and Liz making my trip so wonderful! If you are even slightly thinking of going to Colombia, you should do it! I loved my adventure and the warmth of the people there.

Hotel Review
OSH Hotels

Beautiful, clean, friendly staff and amazing amentities

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful rooms and the pool is also incredible. This hotel has a rooftop bar with a beautiful view of the city
Location
This hotel is located in a safe neighborhood with several bars and restaurants. Very walkable to the old city.
Staff
They greeted me everyday, introduced themselves, always cheerful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Cartagena's Dance Rhythms Unleashed: Master Salsa and Mor
Cartagena's Dance Rhythms Unleashed: Master Salsa and Mor
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Walking Tour
Walking Tour
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cartagena Cooking Class
Cartagena Cooking Class
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Enjoy the Beaches and Coral Reefs of the Rosario Islands (Shared Boat)
Enjoy the Beaches and Coral Reefs of the Rosario Islands (Shared Boat)
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Margarita Moreno
Margarita
Margarita Moreno
Local specialist in Bogota | Replied on Jun 07, 2024
Hi Anilla! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that your trip to Cartagena was incredible and that we could contribute to such a special experience. It was a pleasure assisting you with your travel plans, and we are so happy that you felt safe and comfortable exploring this beautiful and welcoming city. Liz and I enjoyed helping you every step of the way, from the initial planning stages to the unexpected moments like your flight cancellation. We are glad that our... Read more

Hi Anilla!

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that your trip to Cartagena was incredible and that we could contribute to such a special experience. It was a pleasure assisting you with your travel plans, and we are so happy that you felt safe and comfortable exploring this beautiful and welcoming city.

Liz and I enjoyed helping you every step of the way, from the initial planning stages to the unexpected moments like your flight cancellation. We are glad that our extra arrangements helped ease your stress and that you enjoyed your extra nights in Cartagena.

Your enthusiasm and warmth inspire us to continue providing memorable experiences for all our travelers. We would love to welcome you back to Colombia to explore even more of what this amazing country has to offer.

Thank you for trusting us and for your lovely words. We hope to see you soon on your next Colombian adventure!

Un Abrazo,
Margarita, Liz & The Colombian Trip Team

The trip was wonderful and memorable. Organiz...
Colombia | May 10 - May 20, 2024

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Mitra A.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on May 23, 2024

The trip was wonderful and memorable. Organized, on time, well planned with amazing guides throughout. I am going to be a lifetime Kimkim client. Your planing and services surpassed my expectation.
Luis in Bogota, Sergio in Amazon region, Claudia in Medellin and Kaley in Cartagena were amazing , knowledge able about the area. They went above and beyond to make our experience even more special.

Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Replied on May 27, 2024

Dear Mitra,

It was a pleasure welcoming you to Colombia and sharing in your amazement and happiness as you discovered our diverse places, customs, and landscapes. Traveling with an open heart to explore and enjoy is a beautiful way to live. Thank you for bringing your beautiful energy! You will always find friends here whenever you wish to visit us again.

P.S. I hope your arm is feeling better.

Warm regards,
Wendy

I have travelled solo to many countries, and ...
Colombia | Apr 29 - May 7, 2024

Abdul
Abdul A.
Kuwait | Reviewed on May 14, 2024
I have travelled solo to many countries, and this was my first time travelling with the help of a travel company. I am glad I chose Kimkim to organize my trip because it was my best decision ever. They are very professional from start to finish. The tour guides from Bogota (Oscar), Medellin (Diego) and Cartagena (Alvaro) were very professional and friendly. I should also mention all of the drivers (Alessandro and Giovanni). I do not remember the drivers' names in Cartagena, but they were... Read more

I have travelled solo to many countries, and this was my first time travelling with the help of a travel company. I am glad I chose Kimkim to organize my trip because it was my best decision ever. They are very professional from start to finish. The tour guides from Bogota (Oscar), Medellin (Diego) and Cartagena (Alvaro) were very professional and friendly. I should also mention all of the drivers (Alessandro and Giovanni). I do not remember the drivers' names in Cartagena, but they were also professional. Their driving was very smooth, and I felt comfortable the whole time.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Faranda Collection Medellin
Medellin
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Artisan D.C. Hotel, Autograph Collection
Bogotá
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
OSH Hotels
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Welcome to Colombia!
Welcome to Colombia!
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guatape and El Peñol
Guatape and El Peñol
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Best of Medellín City Tour (with Comuna 13)
The Best of Medellín City Tour (with Comuna 13)
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mangrove Tour with Local Fisherman
Mangrove Tour with Local Fisherman
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Highlights of Bogotá City Tour (with Gold Museum, Local Market and Monserrate Hill)
Highlights of Bogotá City Tour (with Gold Museum, Local Market and Monserrate Hill)
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Coffee Farm Tour
Half-Day Coffee Farm Tour
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Walking Tour of Cartagena Old City
Walking Tour of Cartagena Old City
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Depart Colombia
Depart Colombia
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Felipe Rico
Felipe
Felipe Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Replied on May 14, 2024

Hello Abdul,
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. It means a lot to everyone involved in your trip and we will pass on your comments to all your guides and drivers, and everyone involved. It is great to hear that you had a good time with Oscar, Diego, Alvaro, Alessandro and Giovanni! :)

Thank you very much for visiting Colombia, and thank you for trusting us, and it has been a pleasure meeting you. Muchas Gracias!!

Best Wishes,
The kimkim team and the Aracanto Colombia team

Having travelled the world for many years, in...
Colombia | Apr 20 - Apr 30, 2024

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Margot S.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on May 07, 2024
Having travelled the world for many years, including South American countries, I could never have gone to Colombia without the reliable journey planning that KimKim provided. Although I had done my own research prior to the strategies, the extraordinary planning done by the specialista, Margarita Moreno, could not have been more perfect. Each day the guides were superb, caring, knowledgeable, and enjoying the time they spent with me and my granddaughter.
Bogota was a complete surprise...a...
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Having travelled the world for many years, including South American countries, I could never have gone to Colombia without the reliable journey planning that KimKim provided. Although I had done my own research prior to the strategies, the extraordinary planning done by the specialista, Margarita Moreno, could not have been more perfect. Each day the guides were superb, caring, knowledgeable, and enjoying the time they spent with me and my granddaughter.
Bogota was a complete surprise...a huge city that I could not have navigated on my own. The visit to Egipto responded to exactly what I wanted my granddaughter to learn about. Our guide, Andrea Morita was fantastic as we went to Monserratre and found a restaurant that should have a Michelin rating. The day with her at the Museo de Oro and Museo Botero showed that she knew the history of indigenous artwork and the life and purpose of Botero as an artist and philanthropist . Our excellent guide for Las Amazonas, Claudio Gutierrez, was fantastic. There are not enough words to describe his keen attention to us and constantly pointing out things we should see in the jungle and translating indigenous leaders conversations when our Spanish understanding was not quite enough. He gets an A++ for all that he did. Going to the indigenous sites along the Amacayacu river, like being in Paradise, will be the most memorable moments in outlives.
And Cartagena was a contrast from Leticia and everything we saw. Most tourists don't see El Pozon and Margarita's instincts were good in suggesting this region of the city. The old town is a tourist shopping center and the Misura Restaurant and the Bantu Hotel were outstanding. Our boat ride to the Islas del Rosario, with an excellent guide, was the opportunity to see birds that we did not see previously. Margarita's descriptive journey plan tells a story more about Colombia than I could ever write and I am thrilled she was so involved in making this journey so perfect for us.

Local specialist: Margarita Moreno
Margarita
Margarita Moreno
Local specialist in Bogota | Replied on May 09, 2024
Dear Margot Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience in Colombia. I am so happy to know that you and your granddaughter enjoyed and found value in every moment of this carefully planned adventure. Bogotá is a city that holds unique stories around every corner, like those in the Egipto neighborhood. I remember the first time I visited that place; I was so captivated by the effort and passion of its people—truly life lessons that stay with you forever. I am tremendously happy... Read more

Dear Margot

Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience in Colombia. I am so happy to know that you and your granddaughter enjoyed and found value in every moment of this carefully planned adventure.

Bogotá is a city that holds unique stories around every corner, like those in the Egipto neighborhood. I remember the first time I visited that place; I was so captivated by the effort and passion of its people—truly life lessons that stay with you forever. I am tremendously happy that you could share those experiences with your granddaughter.

It is an honor to mention our guides, Andrea in Bogotá, Claudio in the Amazon, and Luis and Valentina in Cartagena, who helped make this trip unforgettable. We are very grateful to you for being the type of traveler who seeks authenticity and truly immerses themselves in the cultures they visit.

I deeply appreciate that you embraced my recommendations. We, along with our guides and the communities you visited, are grateful for your presence. The activities you engaged in contribute directly to the local community, enriching our work and filling our hearts.

I look forward to the opportunity to plan another adventure with you in the future.
Until then, I wish you and your granddaughter many more safe and exciting adventures.

Warm regards,
Margarita

The KimKim team does a great job
Colombia | Apr 17 - Apr 25, 2024

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Gail M.
Kearny, NJ | Reviewed on May 02, 2024
The KimKim team was helpful throughout the planning stages as well as while we were on vacation. While in Colombia, Michael had our back. We called on him many times to ask questions, get advice, and to add/make changes to our plans. Michael and his team were super responsive.
The tours he set up were spectacular, guides were friendly, comfortable to be with and very knowledgeable. The vans were clean and in good condition and the drivers were courteous and obliging to all our needs....
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The KimKim team was helpful throughout the planning stages as well as while we were on vacation. While in Colombia, Michael had our back. We called on him many times to ask questions, get advice, and to add/make changes to our plans. Michael and his team were super responsive.
The tours he set up were spectacular, guides were friendly, comfortable to be with and very knowledgeable. The vans were clean and in good condition and the drivers were courteous and obliging to all our needs.
Joey, our guide to Minca, stood out as he had so much information to share about the country, the culture, people and the birds. He picked out a great lunch spot with the locals that we enjoyed very much.
My only concern was the boat ride home from Baru. The tour guide should have insisted that we return to the mainland at 2:00 instead of letting us stay and enjoy the beautiful area. The seas were extremely rough in the late afternoon and the boat ride was difficult with little kids aboard.

Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on May 02, 2024
Hola Gail,
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with your family here in Colombia.
I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tours we arranged and that our guides provided you with valuable insights and memorable experiences. I'm glad Joey made your trip to Minca special. Sorry for any inconvenience or discomfort experienced during the boat ride home from Baru. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and we will... Read more

Hola Gail,
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with your family here in Colombia.

I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tours we arranged and that our guides provided you with valuable insights and memorable experiences. I'm glad Joey made your trip to Minca special.

Sorry for any inconvenience or discomfort experienced during the boat ride home from Baru. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and we will certainly take your feedback into consideration to ensure that similar situations are handled better in the future.

Once again, thank you for choosing our services, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on another adventure in the future!

Warm regards,
Michael

Our unforgettable trip to Colombia
Colombia | Mar 31 - Apr 14, 2024

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Mathew S.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024
From the moment we were connected with Aracanto Travel through KimKim, our Colombian adventure transformed into an extraordinary experience. Their commitment to excellence and attention to detail was amazing. Margoth designed an awesome itinerary that blended culture, nature, and adventure from the vibrant streets of Bogota and Cartegena, to hiking in the Medellín Cloud forest and Tayrona National Park, and scuba diving in Santa Marta. Aracanto took care of every aspect of the... Read more

From the moment we were connected with Aracanto Travel through KimKim, our Colombian adventure transformed into an extraordinary experience. Their commitment to excellence and attention to detail was amazing.

Margoth designed an awesome itinerary that blended culture, nature, and adventure from the vibrant streets of Bogota and Cartegena, to hiking in the Medellín Cloud forest and Tayrona National Park, and scuba diving in Santa Marta.

Aracanto took care of every aspect of the itinerary, from all the transport, and tours to the accommodation – even making our restaurant reservations for us! The personalized approach and thorough planning meant we did not have to worry about a thing! The Aracanto team set up a WhatsApp group a few days before we arrived in Colombia and this worked so well – someone from the team was always available to answer any of our questions or make any last-minute changes – a huge shout out to the team (Margoth, Felipe, Juanita, Marcela, Fabian and Sebastian)!

Our guides across the cities we visited were also excellent – big thank you to Joel (Bogota), Andras (Medellín), Cesar (Santa Marta), and Ana (Cartegena) for making our trip so special.

Colombia itself was spectacular in its people, culture, nature and history – the amazing street art in Bogota, the history and vibrance of Comuna 13, the lush forests and beautiful beaches, the spectacular food (yes, including all the interesting stuff too – ants, beetle larva and guinea pig), and the amazing, friendly people.

In summary, Aracanto Travel provided an exceptional service turning our dreams of visiting Colombia into a reality. They are certainly a passionate team, and we would highly recommend them to anyone planning a trip to Colombia. Thank you Margoth and Team!!!

Activity Reviews
Guatape and El Peñol
Guatape and El Peñol
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half Day City Tour of Cartagena
Half Day City Tour of Cartagena
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chorro Campana Hike
Chorro Campana Hike
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chicaque Natural Park
Chicaque Natural Park
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Best of Medellín City Tour (with Comuna 13)
The Best of Medellín City Tour (with Comuna 13)
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Coffee Farm Tour
Half-Day Coffee Farm Tour
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tayrona National Park Tour
Tayrona National Park Tour
Colombia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Replied on Apr 23, 2024
Hola Queridos Mat y Alishia, Thank you very much for making us a part of your trip, and for taking the time to leave your comments and valuable feedback. We will always remember you, and thank you so much for sharing your fantastic pictures with all of us!!! :) hahahaha I am amazed to hear that you tried our ants, beetle larva and guinea pig ;) And great to hear that you had a great time and that you enjoyed meeting our people, culture, nature, history and diverse destinations. I will... Read more

Hola Queridos Mat y Alishia,

Thank you very much for making us a part of your trip, and for taking the time to leave your comments and valuable feedback. We will always remember you, and thank you so much for sharing your fantastic pictures with all of us!!! :)

hahahaha I am amazed to hear that you tried our ants, beetle larva and guinea pig ;) And great to hear that you had a great time and that you enjoyed meeting our people, culture, nature, history and diverse destinations.

I will share your comments with the team, with your local guides and everyone that was part of your trip. It was a pleasure for all of us to have you in Colombia, and we hope you stay in touch.

Our very Best Wishes and we hope you stay in touch!

Margoth and the Aracanto Team

Well organised but over-priced
Colombia | Apr 5 - Apr 9, 2024

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Jenny M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024
Well organised and everyone very helpful and friendly, but over-priced Read more

Well organised and everyone very helpful and friendly, but over-priced

Hotel Review
Casa Tayrona Los Naranjos

Thoroughly recommend. Great location, wonderful food, fantastic staff. Perfect place to relax

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Hike Tayrona National Park
Hike Tayrona National Park
Tayrona National Park

Very touristy. No need for a guide - clear paths to follow

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Excellent careful driver with good quality comfortable vehicle
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Apr 18, 2024
Dear Jenny, Thank you immensely for sharing your valuable and honest feedback regarding your time in and around Tayrona National Park. I'm truly thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and were pleased with our organization. It's regrettable to hear that you found Colombia to be too expensive. We take pride in delivering quality travel experiences by partnering with expert bilingual guides and drivers, while also ensuring fair wages to them. We always aim for the local community to... Read more

Dear Jenny,

Thank you immensely for sharing your valuable and honest feedback regarding your time in and around Tayrona National Park. I'm truly thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and were pleased with our organization. It's regrettable to hear that you found Colombia to be too expensive. We take pride in delivering quality travel experiences by partnering with expert bilingual guides and drivers, while also ensuring fair wages to them. We always aim for the local community to benefit from tourism in their country and simultaneously operate in an environmentally sustainable manner, which is why we also hold a sustainable certification. This aspect is typically well-received, with our guests consistently finding the trip price justified. Next time, please feel free to express your concerns during the trip planning phase; we always strive to accommodate the diverse needs and wishes of our travelers. Nonetheless, I'm happy that you had a lovely time in the area and were satisfied with both the accommodation and drivers.

We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back to our stunning country in the future.

Warm regards,
Michael & the Chaska Tours Team

Taste of Colombia
Colombia | Mar 31 - Apr 9, 2024

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Susan L.
Boise, ID | Reviewed on Apr 14, 2024
Our nine day trip to Colombia began in Bogota. We were delighted with our guide, Oscar. He provided great information, personalized service, and helped make our tours of the city and surroundings enriching and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the historical perspective he provided and his love of cooking! Our tour to Guatavita helped us to appreciate all of the history and the beauty of the gold that was displayed in the Gold Museum.
In Medellin, Sebastian, our guide helped us...
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Our nine day trip to Colombia began in Bogota. We were delighted with our guide, Oscar. He provided great information, personalized service, and helped make our tours of the city and surroundings enriching and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the historical perspective he provided and his love of cooking! Our tour to Guatavita helped us to appreciate all of the history and the beauty of the gold that was displayed in the Gold Museum.
In Medellin, Sebastian, our guide helped us understand life in this beautiful city. We especially enjoyed seeing Comuna 13 and learning about how the city of Medellin has evolved into the city it is today. Going to Guatape and climbing El Penol was a highlight. Sebastian was enthusiastic and a great ambassador for Colombia.
Cartagena is a vibrant colorful city and our guide, Anna, showed us various areas of the old city on a walking tour. We enjoyed fruit, ice cream, chocolate and rum tasting and learned much about the history of the city. Anna provided great historical insight and even helped us see a sloth in a city park! We also enjoyed a mangrove tour with a local fisherman. It was good to get a view of what life is like outside of the city.
Felipe helped us to arrange a tour that was suited to our way of travel. We covered history, art, food, culture and even managed to get out into the countryside to see life outside of the cities.

Hotel Review
Patio del Mundo
Medellín

Beautiful, peaceful and comfortable. Everything about this place provided a sense of calm. The staff was delightful and attentive. Location was great and near many nice restaurants.

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guatavita Lake Tour
Guatavita Lake Tour
Bogotá
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Coffee Farm Tour
Half-Day Coffee Farm Tour
Medellín

This was a nice sample of what coffee plantations are like on a small scale and close to Medellin. Our time didn't permit going to the coffee growing region so this was a nice compromise.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Best of Medellín City Tour (with Comuna 13)
The Best of Medellín City Tour (with Comuna 13)
Medellín

We really enjoyed being able to take the cable car and see Comuna 13. We also really liked the guide who was a resident of the Comuna 13 area. We enjoyed the vibrance of the community and seeing how this area is transforming.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Walking Tour of Cartagena Old City
Walking Tour of Cartagena Old City
Colombia

We loved learning about the history of the city and it's people. Our tasting tours were informative and delicious.

Quality of Experience
Transport
Welcome to Colombia!
Welcome to Colombia!
Colombia

On time and efficient.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Highlights of Bogotá City Tour (with Gold Museum, Local Market and Monserrate Hill)
Highlights of Bogotá City Tour (with Gold Museum, Local Market and Monserrate Hill)
Bogotá

We enjoyed our entire experience. It was nice to see the Gold Museum prior to going to Guatavita.

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

We enjoyed climbing El Penol and the city of Guatape. The community was lovely to visit.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rum Tasting with Chocolate Pairing
Rum Tasting with Chocolate Pairing
Cartagena

We learned so much on this tour. We enjoyed tasting the rum and the nibbles that they provided were very good.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Depart Colombia
Depart Colombia
Colombia

It was really great to have our guides help us with airport check ins. This really made things go much more smoothly than if we had to do the check ins on our own.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
All of our guides made sure we were checked in and good to go before they left us. A nice touch!
Transport
Exotic Fruit Tasting Workshop and Local Ice Creams
Exotic Fruit Tasting Workshop and Local Ice Creams
Cartagena

The young women who provided the service at this venue were delightful! Koko and Vicky were great fun and very informative.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mangrove Tour with Local Fisherman
Mangrove Tour with Local Fisherman
Cartagena

Very interesting and enjoyable. We loved seeing the birds and seeing how the fishermen do their work. We learned a lot about the mangroves and the ecosystem there.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Felipe Rico
Felipe
Felipe Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Replied on Apr 14, 2024

Dear Susan,
A big THANK YOU for taking the time to write this detailed review. We really appreciate all your comments and feedback, and it is great to hear that you had an amazing time in Colombia!
It has ben a pleasure meeting you and I am very glad you enjoyed Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena and got to experience the diversity of Colombia, meet locals and immerse in our culture. Thank you very much for choosing us, and for making me a part of your trip, and I hope you stay in touch.

Best wishes,
Felipe

A Three Generational Family Adventure to Colombia
Colombia | Mar 29 - Apr 6, 2024

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Esta R.
Henrietta, NY | Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed our family adventure to Colombia, Had several wonderful guides, Juan Pablo, Gabriel, and Carlos and local driver (Francisco , who spoke excellent English) who not only shared their expertise about their country, but offered engaging conversation on various topics, and provided additional adult support, by going on the amusement rides at Parque del Cafe with the children or assisting in hands on activities such as basket weaving, chocolate making. Colombia is a beautiful... Read more

Thoroughly enjoyed our family adventure to Colombia, Had several wonderful guides, Juan Pablo, Gabriel, and Carlos and local driver (Francisco , who spoke excellent English) who not only shared their expertise about their country, but offered engaging conversation on various topics, and provided additional adult support, by going on the amusement rides at Parque del Cafe with the children or assisting in hands on activities such as basket weaving, chocolate making. Colombia is a beautiful country with many diverse activities for school age children to participate in. Hotel accommodations were comfortable and conveniently located in safe walkable areas. If you are looking for a destination that has a lot to offer , and is less than a 5 hr flight from the US East Coast, with minimal time difference, Consider visiting Colombia

Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Apr 15, 2024

Hi Esta,
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, Esta! We're thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your adventure in Colombia. It sounds like you had a fantastic time exploring the diverse activities and destinations Colombia has to offer. We're happy to hear that you found the hotels comfortable and conveniently located. Colombia truly is a beautiful country with so much to offer for a family. Thank you for considering Colombia as a destination, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another experience in our beautiful country!
Best,
Michael & The Chaska Tours Team

Perfect trip to Columbia!
Colombia | Mar 23 - Mar 30, 2024

Kristin
Kristin C.
Nicetown-Tioga, PA | Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024

Michael put together the perfect itinerary for us and it was executed perfectly! He even scheduled some ad hoc requests durning the trip. Super responsive and have already recommended him to family and friends.

Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Apr 09, 2024

Dear Kristin,
Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip and that everything went smoothly during your trip. Your recommendation means a lot to us. If you ever need assistance in the future or if your family and friends require travel planning services in Colombia, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Warm regards,
Michael & The Chaska Tours Team

Unique experiences, stress-free travel
Colombia | Mar 29 - Apr 6, 2024

Diana
Diana K.
Bayonne, NJ | Reviewed on Apr 07, 2024
We were a multigenerational group of 4, and Michael and his team at Chaska really delivered an exceptional experience! We loved getting a window into Colombia through the personal stories of our guides, and it was amazing to be able to fully enjoy each experience, not having to worry about how to get from point A to B, or if my Spanish language skills were up to the task! Our kids loved Cafe del Parque and our beach day at Rosario Island. Mom and Grandma loved the Corcora Valley hike, and the... Read more

We were a multigenerational group of 4, and Michael and his team at Chaska really delivered an exceptional experience! We loved getting a window into Colombia through the personal stories of our guides, and it was amazing to be able to fully enjoy each experience, not having to worry about how to get from point A to B, or if my Spanish language skills were up to the task! Our kids loved Cafe del Parque and our beach day at Rosario Island. Mom and Grandma loved the Corcora Valley hike, and the novel experiential learning via basketweaving, the drum workshop, as well as net-fishing in La Boquilla. Such a great variety and enriching way to experience Colombia.

Hotel Reviews
GHL Hotel Armería Real
Cartagena

Great location, beautiful atrium. Variance in quality among rooms in terms of AC and lighting, but all were spacious, comfortable and clean.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Salento Plaza

Wonderful location, charming landscaping, delicious breakfast! Comfortable and clean, would highly recommend.

Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Apr 08, 2024

Dear Diana,
Thank you so much for your kind words about your experiences in Colombia! We're thrilled to hear that your family had such a great time!
It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed learning about the country through the personal stories of the guides. We're glad that the variety of activities provided an enriching way for your family to experience Colombia together.
Thank you for choosing Chaska for your Colombian adventure, and we hope to welcome you and your family back for more memorable experiences in the future!
Warm regards,
Michael & The Chaska Team

An unforgettable trip - Michael and KimKim were amazing
Colombia | Mar 23 - Apr 4, 2024

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Mayur M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Apr 06, 2024
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Colombia thanks to Michael and KimKim! We had a personalised itinerary that catered to our interests, with a great combination of cultural and historical activities, hiking excursions, and R&R, exploring areas as diverse as Bogota, Salento, Medellin, Tayrona National Park and Cartagena. The tours and excursions were well organised, with everything running like clockwork and a succession of excellent guides, who combined passion and a genuine interest in... Read more

My wife and I had a wonderful time in Colombia thanks to Michael and KimKim! We had a personalised itinerary that catered to our interests, with a great combination of cultural and historical activities, hiking excursions, and R&R, exploring areas as diverse as Bogota, Salento, Medellin, Tayrona National Park and Cartagena. The tours and excursions were well organised, with everything running like clockwork and a succession of excellent guides, who combined passion and a genuine interest in teaching us about their beautiful country, with kindness and good chat. The hotels were of excellent quality (our particular favourites were Kawa Mountain Retreat in Salento, complete with personal hot tub on the terrace, and Senda Koguiwa on the doorstep of Tayrona National Park). Michael was extremely responsive throughout, reacting to late requests to change our schedule when I unfortunately went down with a tummy bug! The personal highlight for me was hiking Tayrona National Park. We wish we could have spent more time in Colombia, and we hope to return one day. Thank you so much to Michael and KimKim for an unforgettable trip.

Hotel Reviews
Kawa Mountain Retreat
Salento
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bioxury Hotel
Bogotá
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Senda Koguiwa
Santa Marta
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Quinta Ladera
Medellin
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
GHL Hotel Armería Real
Cartagena
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Apr 08, 2024

Dear Maha and Mayur,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your trip! We're thrilled to hear that you both had such a fantastic time and that the itinerary we created together met your interests perfectly. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the diverse range of activities and explored various regions.
We're delighted that you had the opportunity to learn about Colombia from our passionate and knowledgeable guides.
We would love to welcome you back one day for more adventures in this beautiful country.
Warm regards,
Michael and the Chaska Tours Team

Fabulous trip to Colombia. Margoth and her t...
Colombia | Mar 12 - Mar 23, 2024

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Sandy B.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Apr 04, 2024
Fabulous trip to Colombia. Margoth and her team were fantastic. The communication with Margoth during the planning stage was excellent. She worked with our rough outline for the trip and made suggestions and listened to our feedback. We chose a 12 day trip that included time in Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena. The team recommended hotels in each of the locations and even suggested restaurants that catered to our dietary needs (we are pescatarians). As we approached our departure date,... Read more

Fabulous trip to Colombia. Margoth and her team were fantastic. The communication with Margoth during the planning stage was excellent. She worked with our rough outline for the trip and made suggestions and listened to our feedback. We chose a 12 day trip that included time in Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena. The team recommended hotels in each of the locations and even suggested restaurants that catered to our dietary needs (we are pescatarians). As we approached our departure date, the team set up a WhatsApp group to make our communication with them seamless.

We encountered travel issues on our journey to Colombia and Margoth and team were very responsive to our delayed arrival. We alerted them of our new schedule through the WhatsApp group and they got in touch with the hotel to ensure that we kept our reservation even though we would be a day later and they cancelled our dinner reservation. They modified our airport pickup and shuffled the schedule to accommodate the changes.

Our time in Bogotá included a trip to Guatavita and the Salt Cathedral one day and an extensive tour of Bogotá the next day. Our guide, Juan, was great. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He had a lot of enthusiasm and love of what he does. We stayed at the Artisan D.C. Hotel, which was excellent and in a great location. We had nice dinners at the hotel bar, Crepes and Waffles and at La Mar. All terrific choices.

In Medellín, we had an excellent guide, Veronica. Her love of Medellín and desire to share it with us was evident from the beginning. When we first arrived we spent the afternoon at a local, family-own coffee farm. This was a very interesting and educational experience. The next day we toured the entire city, including the cable cars and the Comuna 13 district. The transformation of Medellín is something to behold. The following day we went to Guatapé and El Peñol. This was a fun, active day which included climbing 704 steps to the top of El Peñol. In Medellín we stayed at the El Zarzo hotel which was in a fabulous location. We dined at Kaime, Mistura and Il Castillo - again all great choices.

In Cartagena, we stayed in the fascinating old city. One day, we took a day trip out to a beach resort on the Tierra Bomba island. We had some fabulous meals in Cartagena at Cande, Juan del Mar, Lobo del Mar and El Jardin - all great options. We stayed at the Bastion Luxury Hotel which was outstanding. The staff was very welcoming. The room was excellent, as was the location. The roof top deck and pool had great views of the sea and the city.

Margoth and the team were constantly available when needed and extremely helpful. We had issues with a cancelled flight on our departure date. Margoth reacted immediately, finding us a hotel for the night (even though is was the beginning of Semana Santa) and setting up a driver to get us back to the airport the next day.

The trip was terrific in large part due to all of the work and attention from Margoth and team. Their knowledge and love of Colombia were evident in every interaction. We highly recommend working with them.

Hotel Reviews
The Artisan D.C. Hotel, Autograph Collection
Bogotá

The Artisan D.C. hotel was great. Terrific location. Great breakfast. Friendly helpful staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
In a very safe neighborhood, close to many good restaurants
Staff
The breakfast staff was terrific.
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Zarzo

The experience was good. The location is great. The rooftop deck and the breakfast was great. However, the rooms are dark with only 1 small window.

Authenticity & Character
Vibe was a little dark for us.
Location
In a very safe neighborhood near many good restaurants.
Staff
The staff was very helpful. Especially when we had no hot water in our room. They moved us to another room but that one also did not have hot water. This persisted for 2 (weekend days) before being fixed.
Cleanliness & Comfort
No hot water for 2 days.
Bastión Luxury Hotel
Cartagena

This hotel was excellent. Fabulous location in the old city. Staff was very welcoming and friendly. Room was spacious and beautiful, included a outdoor patio area. Rooftop restaurant and pool were superior. Breakfast was excellent.

Authenticity & Character
Location
In a very safe neighborhood near excellent restaurants.
Staff
Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Especially Katherine at the front desk and Jorge in the rooftop restaurant.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Excellent
Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Replied on Apr 05, 2024
Dear Sandy,
MUCHAS GRACIAS! Thank you for trusting us with your special trip, and for making us a part of your experience in Colombia. It has been amazing to meet you, and great to hear that you had a fabulous trip :)!
Thank you as well for taking the time to write this review and to send us your feedback, as this is extremely useful for us and we greatly appreciate your comments. We will pass on your message to your guides and everyone involved, and it has been a pleasure meeting you... Read more

Dear Sandy,
MUCHAS GRACIAS! Thank you for trusting us with your special trip, and for making us a part of your experience in Colombia. It has been amazing to meet you, and great to hear that you had a fabulous trip :)!

Thank you as well for taking the time to write this review and to send us your feedback, as this is extremely useful for us and we greatly appreciate your comments.

We will pass on your message to your guides and everyone involved, and it has been a pleasure meeting you both. We will always remember you, we hope you stay in touch, and I hope we can meet face-to-face next time.

We are very passionate about what we do, and it is great to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed exploring this country!

Hasta pronto amigos y Muchas Gracias,
Margoth and The Aracanto Team

Memorable Colombia trip with team Kimkim and Aracanto
Colombia | Mar 27 - Apr 3, 2024

sudha
sudha v.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Apr 04, 2024
Though we had a slight apprehension to visit Colombia (because of the country's history) , however after seeing different reviews from other travellers , we still wanted to visit Bogota, Cocora Valley and Medellin, in 7 days.
Margoth designed the entire trip keeping our special requests , interests , strict Vegetarian diet and budget in mind. We had a very comfortable, safe and a memorable trip. Right from the beginning she went above and beyond to accomodate everything we were looking for...
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Though we had a slight apprehension to visit Colombia (because of the country's history) , however after seeing different reviews from other travellers , we still wanted to visit Bogota, Cocora Valley and Medellin, in 7 days.
Margoth designed the entire trip keeping our special requests , interests , strict Vegetarian diet and budget in mind. We had a very comfortable, safe and a memorable trip. Right from the beginning she went above and beyond to accomodate everything we were looking for from this trip. We were pleasently surprised by the food options and restaurants that were chosen for us, we had great vegetarian and vegan options in almost all the restraurants that were recommended.

Margoth and her team made us feel very comfortable during the entire trip. We were connected via WhatsApp group and got the information/help immidiately. Though we don't speak spanish or understand much, it was never a hurdle due to the arrangements made by the team and special thanks to all the guides that were assigned to our trip. And the team also took care of some of the immigration paper work which made our travel very convenient.

On the first day of the trip, on landing in Bogota, I had very bad altitude sickness and a severe headache. Team took good care of me .When we checked into the hotel, they had already arranged for electrolytes (Since I threw up and was not able to eat). They were ready to arrange for a doctor too , immediately. Fortunately it was not needed, I felt better after a night's rest.

It was very thoughtful of team Aracanto to have a welcome gift for us in the hotel , we loved the goodies they had for us.

Our guide in Bogota - Oscar Diaz was very caring and made sure we had good experence in Bogota. We were having a great day on Day 2 , tasted all the exotic fruits and snacks in Paloquemao market , Oscar was sharing all the amazing facts about the local market and people. I wish I was more prepared for handling the high altitude. I started to have a headache again after reaching Monserrate Hill,and as a result we had to cut short the day tour . Oscar took us to a local pharmacy to get medicine for my headache and after taking that I felt better almost immediately. Thanks a lot to Oscar for the recommendation.

We then visited Pereira , our guide there was Claudia and she was extremely knowledgeable about coffee production and farms. She explained it all so well that we felt like we were with a professor in a classroom. We had a very authentic coffee farm experience and she made sure we learnt a few new skills! :)
Next day we visited Cocora Valley, Salento and Felandia with her, she was patient with us and went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable time there.

And our last destination was Medellin. Sebastian was our guide for three days and he made sure we had the best experience in Medellin. Our most memorable moment was in Commune 13, Sebastian and another local guide Tatyayini showed us around , made sure we experienced best of everything there. Next day, we also visited El pinol, Guatape with Sebastian. He made sure the drive of almost 2 hrs was entertaining, he was playing the role of a DJ playing different music mostly best of Colombia, keeping our taste in mind. :)

We have been travelling for many years now and worked with many amazing tour complanies and guides, however what stood out this time was the extra care we got. The team was checking on my health regularly and made us feel very safe and comfortable.

Especially ,Sebastian is a very kind and amazing human being, he was with us all the while on the last day in the airport helping us with the bags checking and other formalities, at one point we forgot that he was our guide, he made us feel like a family.

Colombia is very different now from what many people still think is. This is the most beautiful, colorful , vibrant country and people are very warm, friendly and kind. Not even once we felt unsafe anywhere.

And we would definelty recommend Kimkim and Aracanto for a perfect trip to Colombia.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Coco
Bogotá

Very friendly staff, room was cozy , comfortable and located in a prime location. Breakfast was amazing.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Movich Hotel de Pereira
Pereira

Hotel was grand and luxurious. Room was very spacious, location was excellent. Staff was very helpful. Many options for vegetaians in the breakfast buffet.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Faranda Collection Medellin
Medellin

Staff was very friendly room was just okay, could have a been a bit spacious. We stayed there three nights, breakfast was good on one day had many options for vegetarians, however last day we didn't have many. Dinner on the rooftop restraurant on 15th floor was delicious.

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Replied on Apr 05, 2024
Dear Sudha,
We were so happy to read your feedback and comments, and Thank you for visiting Colombia even though you were slightly apprehensive.
It was a pleasure meeting you, and helping you organize your trip, and you were so amazing with your attitude even when you were not feeling 100%.
It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food options and restaurants, that you felt very comfortable and supported throughout your trip, and that you had a great time exploring Colombia with your... Read more

Dear Sudha,
We were so happy to read your feedback and comments, and Thank you for visiting Colombia even though you were slightly apprehensive.
It was a pleasure meeting you, and helping you organize your trip, and you were so amazing with your attitude even when you were not feeling 100%.

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food options and restaurants, that you felt very comfortable and supported throughout your trip, and that you had a great time exploring Colombia with your local guides!

I will pass on your comments to Sebastian, Claudia and Oscar, as well as the Aracanto team and everyone involved in your trip.And o behalf of all of us, Muchas Gracias for visiting our home country, for recommending us, and for being such lovely travelers and human beings.

Sending you and your family all my very Best Wishes,
Margoth

Michael was great at planning and helping us ...
Colombia | Mar 16 - Mar 28, 2024

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filippo b.
Italy | Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Michael was great at planning and helping us during the entire trip. Such a good idea to have Kim Kim help us.

Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Mar 29, 2024

Hi Filippo,
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was truly a pleasure planning and assisting you with the trekking trip through Los Nevados National Park. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience. If you ever decide to embark on another adventure here in Colombia, don't hesitate to reach out. Safe travels!
Best regards,
Michael & The Chaska Tours Team

I couldn’t recommend booking with KimKim more...
Colombia | Mar 8 - Mar 16, 2024

Colleen
Colleen K.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024
I couldn’t recommend booking with KimKim more. I felt like Michael was always available to us and very helpful. Colombia can be a bit overwhelming and knowing we had picks ups and plans was reassuring.
I couldn’t recommend our tour guides enough
Sara at the Market in Bogota, Jose and Juan helping us learn Tejos, Govinda made Medillin magical! Cartagena and the Rosario islands were made better with Gabe’s help too.
The time spent at Islabela was incredible what a treat to stay overnight...
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I couldn’t recommend booking with KimKim more. I felt like Michael was always available to us and very helpful. Colombia can be a bit overwhelming and knowing we had picks ups and plans was reassuring.
I couldn’t recommend our tour guides enough
Sara at the Market in Bogota, Jose and Juan helping us learn Tejos, Govinda made Medillin magical! Cartagena and the Rosario islands were made better with Gabe’s help too.
The time spent at Islabela was incredible what a treat to stay overnight and see the plankton!
And all the helpers and drivers working behind the scenes were amazing! How lucky were we to have such an enriching and positive experience!

Thank you for making sure our trip was fun and safe

Hotel Review
Hotel Islabela
Authenticity & Character
Being there with just the people staying over was pretty special and getting to walk to see the sunset! The plankton was magical
Location
The boat ride can be very bumpy!
Staff
Everyone was kind. Lionel was the best
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Mar 30, 2024

Dear Colleen,
Thank you so much for your kind words! Colombia can indeed be overwhelming, so I'm glad we could provide reassurance and support. It's amazing to hear that you have had a great time!
It's fantastic to know that your guides enhanced your experience and made your trip memorable.
Thank you once again for choosing us, and we hope to have the opportunity to assist you with your future travels again!
Warm regards,
Michael

Memorable trip
Colombia | Mar 12 - Mar 22, 2024

Nada
Nada B.
Kearny, NJ | Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024
It was a last-minute decision to go to Colombia and we are so glad we did. Michael was exceptional, he was able to put together a trip that included all the things we wanted to see and do in 24 hours. I did not feel stressed out or anxious about the planning once and Michael was always available to answer questions, with quick replies and very helpful suggestions.
We ended up making a change to our Cartagena itinerary when we were already in the city, and Michael was not only supportive and...
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It was a last-minute decision to go to Colombia and we are so glad we did. Michael was exceptional, he was able to put together a trip that included all the things we wanted to see and do in 24 hours. I did not feel stressed out or anxious about the planning once and Michael was always available to answer questions, with quick replies and very helpful suggestions.
We ended up making a change to our Cartagena itinerary when we were already in the city, and Michael was not only supportive and put together a detailed list of different activities, but he also covered half the cost of our trip to El Totumo Mud Volcano (we decided against a second beach day). Our visit to Medellin surpassed our expectations. Our guide Manuela was wonderful, very knowledgeable and very passionate about her country and her city that she made us fall in love with it too. We visited Hato la Aurora near Yopal and that was another exceptional and one-of-a-kind adventure. Although we did not see any jaguars (the guides tried very hard until the last minute to find them), we saw a lot of wildlife. The staff at Juan Solito were the friendliest and kindest and our guides (Samantha, Anisetto, Jason, Carlos…) were all fantastic. Our guide Jorge in Cartagena was very professional, very polite, and very considerate and I highly recommend Nacar Hotel Cartagena.
I can’t say enough good things about Michael. It was really a joy to work with him. He was so reliable, had an answer to everything and made us feel really valued as clients.

Hotel Reviews
Landmark Hotel Medellín
Medellín

Very nice hotel, friendly and helpful staff and they have a washer and dryer for the guests, which was super practical and nice not to pack dirty laundry. More hotels should have that.

Authenticity & Character
Location
it was in a really nice and safe neighborhoods, close to good restaurants that we could walk to at night alone.
Staff
all of them
Cleanliness & Comfort
the rooms were very clean, but the towels, sheets and mattress could be better.
Juan Solito Ecolodge
Hato la Aurora

It was a charming lodge in the middle of nature, but I wish the rooms were a little cleaner. I don't mind bugs in the room that are alive given the location and the nature of the lodge, but there really should not have been dead ones in the room. It just means that it was even as much as swept before we got there, which is the bare minimum.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena

Beautiful and charming hotel in a great location. Highly recommend it. Spacious rooms, nice amenities, comfortable beds, soft linens and good towels. Great little pool, perfect for chilling with a cold beverage.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Fruit Market Tour
Fruit Market Tour
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Medellín Transformation Tour
Medellín Transformation Tour
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Peñol Boulder & Guatapé Boat Trip
Peñol Boulder & Guatapé Boat Trip
Medellín
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Llanos Wildlife Tour (4D/3N)
Llanos Wildlife Tour (4D/3N)
Colombia

i think it would have made for a much more enjoyable stay had our rooms been a little less dusty and full of dead bugs. hot water would be nice so would AC.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cartagena City Tour
Cartagena City Tour
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cartagena Street Food Tour
Cartagena Street Food Tour
Cartagena
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rosario Islands Day Trip
Rosario Islands Day Trip
Cartagena

This was the least fun activity. The beach was very small and a couple water activities only. We went snorkeling (very unhealthy reef, which is super sad. they feed the fish, also did not feel right) and somehow lost our guide and boat, so it was a little stressful trying to find him and the boat.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour to Totumo Volcano
Tour to Totumo Volcano
Cartagena

we did not expect to have this much fun at this volcano. one of a kind and very memorable experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Replied on Mar 25, 2024
Dear Nada,
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time during your trip to Colombia. It was my pleasure to assist you in putting together an itinerary that included all your desired activities and sights, even within a tight timeframe.
I'm glad to hear that the last-minute change in Cartagena itinerary went smoothly, and I'm pleased that you have had a great experience at the Totumo Volcano! :) I'm sorry to hear that you didn't spot any jaguars... Read more

Dear Nada,
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time during your trip to Colombia. It was my pleasure to assist you in putting together an itinerary that included all your desired activities and sights, even within a tight timeframe.

I'm glad to hear that the last-minute change in Cartagena itinerary went smoothly, and I'm pleased that you have had a great experience at the Totumo Volcano! :)

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't spot any jaguars at Hato la Aurora, but it sounds like your wildlife encounters were still remarkable. I'm delighted to hear that the staff at the Ecolodge and your various guides made your experience there unforgettable.

It was truly a pleasure planing the trip with you. If you ever decide to return or have any future travel plans to Colombia, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Best regards,
Michael & The Chaska Tours Team

This was our first visit to Columbia. FANTASTIC
Colombia | Mar 15 - Mar 23, 2024

maynard
maynard L.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Mar 24, 2024
This was our first visit to Columbia. Margoth and her team made the experience easy. They are available 24 hrs a day via WhatsApp. Every detail is handled from airport pickup to tours to dinner reservations. Very Grateful for everything. Dr Joni and Dr Maynard Luterman Read more

This was our first visit to Columbia. Margoth and her team made the experience easy. They are available 24 hrs a day via WhatsApp. Every detail is handled from airport pickup to tours to dinner reservations. Very Grateful for everything.

Dr Joni and Dr Maynard Luterman

Hotel Reviews
Calanoa Lodge
Leticia

It’s an ecolodge in the rainforest. We had the treehouse. Everyone is very helpful. Its beautiful. It places you in the jungle with the nighttime sounds being magical. Our room had a quiet, Bed withfly nets a small fan and a bathroom. There is No where to hang cloths. Food was excellent and consisted of fish mostly and some chicken. the food is all local. Beer wine and soft drinks can be purchased. It’s hot and very humid. It is the Amazon so be prepared. I would bring no cotton clothing as everything gets damp. There is a lot of walking, Balance and core strength are tested daily so be prepared. There are tours to local areas twice a day. Boat trips are. It was a once in a Lifetime experience.

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It’s hot and humid and not much relief so be prepare d
The Artisan D.C. Hotel, Autograph Collection
Bogotá

Modern hotel in financial district. Rooms were on the small side, Front desk staff do not speak English. It was the small items like our room had one bathrobe for my wife and I….great Location and overall very nice

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Casa Pestagua Relais Châteaux
Cartagena de Indias

Perfect location service was impeccable and the place is beautiful

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In the old city
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Walking Tour of Cartagena Old City
Walking Tour of Cartagena Old City
Colombia

Our tour guide Anna Maria was lovely spoke perfect English and was a joy to hang with. Tour was fun and well done

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Drums and Music Workshop
Drums and Music Workshop
Cartagena

Pure joy and fun. I think the people doing the workshop would have done it for free just to have been able to teach and play. They use there music to support the children and to get them off the streets and get them to work together and it showed. The kids were great. The teachers were great. We had so much fun playing all the drum types. No experience necessary I have none lol….

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Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Replied on Mar 24, 2024
Dear Dr Joni and Dr Maynard, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, and on behalf of our team, and everyone involved in your trip, we want to Thank You for visiting Colombia, immersing in our local culture, exploring our country, and helping different social projects in the country like the Drums and Music workshop, as well as the social foundation supported by your Lodge in the Amazon. It has been a pleasure meeting you and your daughter, and thank you for sharing... Read more

Dear Dr Joni and Dr Maynard,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, and on behalf of our team, and everyone involved in your trip, we want to Thank You for visiting Colombia, immersing in our local culture, exploring our country, and helping different social projects in the country like the Drums and Music workshop, as well as the social foundation supported by your Lodge in the Amazon.

It has been a pleasure meeting you and your daughter, and thank you for sharing these pictures and for sending us your feedback. We are very passionate about what we do, and we are very grateful to all our travelers, and especially to travelers like you, that with an adventurous spirit and a very positive attitude, explore off-the-beaten-path locations in our country.

We hope you stay in touch, and return one day to our country, to explore places like the mountains, hikes, and birds of the coffee region and Tayrona park, and to do some diving.

Sending you our very Best Wishes!

Many Thanks,
The Aracanto Team