Kimkim Trip Reviews for Thailand

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Read 126 verified reviews by travelers who booked their trip to Thailand on kimkim. You can also read reviews about kimkim on 3rd party sites including Google, TrustPilot and Yelp.

1st trip away from N.America=Amazing.
Thailand | Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2024

Terrell
Terrell L.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Mar 04, 2024
We had blast. Our tour guy for first few days was amazing. Mr. Betty taught some much in the small amount of time we had with him. Drivers were nice and helpful as well. Phuket was an amazing escape from the city of Bangkok. That’s not to say Bangkok wasn’t, but both places had a beauty to them that’s hard to describe. You just have to see for yourself. We loved the activities that were planned for us. For my first trip out the country since I was 15, it was nice experience. Thank you so much. Read more

We had blast. Our tour guy for first few days was amazing. Mr. Betty taught some much in the small amount of time we had with him. Drivers were nice and helpful as well. Phuket was an amazing escape from the city of Bangkok. That’s not to say Bangkok wasn’t, but both places had a beauty to them that’s hard to describe. You just have to see for yourself. We loved the activities that were planned for us. For my first trip out the country since I was 15, it was nice experience. Thank you so much.

Activity Reviews
John Gray's Sea Canoe - Hong by Starlight
John Gray's Sea Canoe - Hong by Starlight
Phuket
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Scuba diving around Phuket!
Scuba diving around Phuket!
Phuket
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Half-Day Bangkok City Tour
Half-Day Bangkok City Tour
Bangkok
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Local specialist: Tina Oo
Tina
Tina Oo
Local specialist in Thailand | Replied on Mar 04, 2024

Dear Terrell,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your awesome feedback! Your time and effort in sharing your thoughts mean a lot to me. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the trip. Thanks a bunch for your kind words!
Best,
Tina

Tina was a fantastic help planning the trip. ...
Thailand | Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2024

Aaron
Aaron H.
Boston, MA | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2024

Tina was a fantastic help planning the trip. The coordination and organization was incredible. We effortlessly moved from one location and activity to the next in total comfort. The guides were very personable and truly invested in creating a memorable experience . I would recommend this service with zero reservations.

Local specialist: Tina Oo
Tina
Tina Oo
Local specialist in Thailand | Replied on Mar 04, 2024

Hi Aaron,
Thank you so much for this kind feedback.
I appreciate and am happy that you had a great time here.
It's our pleasure to help you and we hope to see you again.
Best,
Tina

Fabulous - Huge thanks to Kim Kim, Lacey, Annie and JJ !
Thailand | Feb 17 - Feb 27, 2024

hazel
hazel S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Mar 02, 2024
We had an amazing holiday in Thailand, our first visit and organised with just one months' notice! Lacey, the local specialist, was really quick to understand our needs, and it was so quick and easy to communicate via the Kim Kim platform. The quality and care were first class and every detail was taken care of and proactively anticipated. Everything ran like clockwork, very efficient and really made the most of our time there! I have become a huge fan of Kim Kim and am telling all our our... Read more

We had an amazing holiday in Thailand, our first visit and organised with just one months' notice! Lacey, the local specialist, was really quick to understand our needs, and it was so quick and easy to communicate via the Kim Kim platform. The quality and care were first class and every detail was taken care of and proactively anticipated. Everything ran like clockwork, very efficient and really made the most of our time there! I have become a huge fan of Kim Kim and am telling all our our friends:) Our two guides, Annie in Bangkok and JJ in Chiang Mai were super friendly & fun and full of insights and tips, going out of thier way to make sure our needs were met. What's not to love about Thailand! Loved all of it but the big highlights were the railway market and river cruise in Bangkok , our culinary family experience in Chiang Mai and both the Kayaking and speed boat Island tours in Phuket.

Hotel Reviews
Villa De Pranakorn
Bangkok

Really smart boutique hotel in a great location in the old town. Loved the breakfast!

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Amatara Wellness Resort

Beautiful setting and views. especially loved the Sun and Moon terrace and recommend the seafood platter under a full moon!

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Local specialist: Lacey Ngo

We were very pleased with our trip in Thailan...
Thailand | Feb 5 - Feb 10, 2024

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Sabrina O.
Chapel Hill, NC | Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024
We were very pleased with our trip in Thailand - a lot of support and fun activities. The process for booking and getting the itinerary set was smooth and helpful. Our local guide Ju was filled with good information, did the little extras (taking us to a coconut plantation for example) and choosing good food options on our Street food tour. She was also very responsive to questions. We loved the Thai cooking class. A great company and a lot of fund. We would recommend letting folks know... Read more

We were very pleased with our trip in Thailand - a lot of support and fun activities. The process for booking and getting the itinerary set was smooth and helpful. Our local guide Ju was filled with good information, did the little extras (taking us to a coconut plantation for example) and choosing good food options on our Street food tour. She was also very responsive to questions.

We loved the Thai cooking class. A great company and a lot of fund.

We would recommend letting folks know that you spend a lot of your time in traffic in Bangkok - that was a surprise to us.

Hotel Review
Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18
Bankok

Excellent service and really nice rooms! The staff were helpful with scheduling transport to the airport and helped with the laundry and anything else we needed.

Authenticity & Character
This is a really good hotel for long stays - large rooms, fridge, microwave and desk. Coin laundry if needed
Location
This was in Sukhumvit which was perhaps not the neighborhood for us - but it was right downtown and is a great hotel
Staff
Friendly and helpful every time
Cleanliness & Comfort
Modern, clean and comfortable furnishings
Activity Reviews
Nopparat Thai Classical Dance  and Restaurant
Nopparat Thai Classical Dance and Restaurant
Bangkok

Seemed a little touristy - would perhaps have paid more for something that was more explanatory about the dancing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly and warm - open to questions
Transport
Air conditioned, comfort, always a cold bottle of water and a cloth to cool yourself and wash
Full day Bangkok city tour with Jim Thompson's House
Full day Bangkok city tour with Jim Thompson's House
Bangkok
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Food
OK mall restaurant
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Same people for each day. Prior comments still apply
Transport
Full Day Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Full Day Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Bangkok

Railway tour was short, interesting but very touristy.

Quality of Experience
Food
Nice stop on return from the trip.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Same as all days great people - consistent
Private Night Food tour with Tuk Tuk
Private Night Food tour with Tuk Tuk
Bangkok

Ju made this a great experience with a combination of walking tour of old China town, time in the EV tuktuk, sample food and great noodles (Michelin 5 star ) plus Peking duck.

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Full Day Historical Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok
Full Day Historical Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok
Thailand

So interesting to see all of this - Ju had great knowledge and really allowed us to do this at our own pace. She added a stop to show us more.

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Half day Thai cooking class at Baipai Thai Cooking School with lunch (join-in, private transfer without guide)
Half day Thai cooking class at Baipai Thai Cooking School with lunch (join-in, private transfer without guide)
Bangkok

Great Cooking school - lots of fun with the teachers and the other guests. We really got to cook.

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Local specialist: Ada Huang
Ada
Ada Huang
Local specialist in Thailand | Replied on Feb 29, 2024
Dear Sabrina, Hope you are doing fantastic.Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on your trip to Thailand. We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience filled with support and enjoyable activities. It's wonderful to hear that Ju, your local guide, provided you with valuable insights and went the extra mile to enhance your experience, such as taking you to the coconut plantation and selecting delicious food options for the Street Food tour. We'll be sure to pass along... Read more

Dear Sabrina,

Hope you are doing fantastic.Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on your trip to Thailand. We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience filled with support and enjoyable activities.

It's wonderful to hear that Ju, your local guide, provided you with valuable insights and went the extra mile to enhance your experience, such as taking you to the coconut plantation and selecting delicious food options for the Street Food tour. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Ju for her excellent service and responsiveness.

We're delighted that you loved the Thai cooking class and found it to be a great experience overall.

Thanks a lot for your advice regarding the heavy traffic in Bangkok. We'll take this into consideration to better inform future travelers.

Regarding the hotel review, we're pleased to know that Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 provided excellent service and comfortable accommodations. We appreciate your positive feedback on the helpful staff and the assistance with transportation and laundry.

For the other activities and tours you mentioned, we value your honest feedback and will use it to improve our offerings.

Once again, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back for more memorable adventures in the future.

Warm regards,
Ada

Ashley was incredibly helpful and responsive ...
Thailand | Feb 15 - Feb 24, 2024

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Eric G.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024
Ashley was incredibly helpful and responsive - especially about our accommodations. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Anantara Golden Triangle. We had gorgeous views of Myanmar and Laos from our window, with the hotels elephants roaming free in the foreground. The staff there was superb, and they - and the elephants - are clearly treated very well. Spending time with the elephants, both as part of the Walking with Giants" tour and spending a night in the jungle bubble, with the... Read more

Ashley was incredibly helpful and responsive - especially about our accommodations. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Anantara Golden Triangle. We had gorgeous views of Myanmar and Laos from our window, with the hotels elephants roaming free in the foreground. The staff there was superb, and they - and the elephants - are clearly treated very well. Spending time with the elephants, both as part of the Walking with Giants" tour and spending a night in the jungle bubble, with the elephants just steps away, felt once-in-a-lifetime. Ans while Phuket seems overrun with tourists, our hotel there, the Shore at Katathani, was super luxurious. Climbing out of bed and into our privite infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea (in our room!) made for a memorable honeymoon. The guides in each location were friendly and helpful too, especially Ron in Bangkok and Pui in Phuket. Don't miss ziplining through the jungle at Flying Hanuman in Phuket.

Local specialist: Ashley Nguyen
Ashley
Ashley Nguyen
Local specialist in Hanoi | Replied on Feb 26, 2024

Dear Eric & Janel,
Hope you are settled at home. I did not think to receive your review so quickly like that🥺. I honestly can't convey how much we all appreciate your kind words- you've literally brightened my day and made me love my job a little bit more!
I'm over the moon to hear that you and Janel had a memorable honeymoon that you will cherish for a lifetime <3. I'll pass the review on to the team and I'm sure they will really appreciate it too!
All my best for a happily ever after!💕💐
Ashley

Lacey planned the perfect trip for us!
Thailand | Feb 6 - Feb 15, 2024

Bailey
Bailey W.
Moorhead, MN | Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024
Lacey planned the perfect trip for us.
I was a little apprehensive about using what felt to me like a random travel agency website but it was a wonderful experience all the way from planning it to the plane ride home. Lacey met all of our needs and requirements and was incredibly helpful. We wanted an active, culture filled trip with a little bit of relaxation time on the beach and we got exactly that. Our adventures with elephants were with sanctuaries that seem to treasure their animals....
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Lacey planned the perfect trip for us.
I was a little apprehensive about using what felt to me like a random travel agency website but it was a wonderful experience all the way from planning it to the plane ride home. Lacey met all of our needs and requirements and was incredibly helpful. We wanted an active, culture filled trip with a little bit of relaxation time on the beach and we got exactly that. Our adventures with elephants were with sanctuaries that seem to treasure their animals. All of our guides were incredibly kind and helpful. Chiang Mai was our favorite part of the trip and I wish we had flopped it around so that the city was last so I could have spent all of my money and extra room in my suitcase at the night market.

We absolutely adored our guide, Pukie, in Chiang Mai. If you go to Chiang Mai I hope you are lucky enough to meet her.

Hotel Reviews
Na Nirand Resort
Chiang Mai

This place was lovely. I felt to relaxed and cared for here. The staff was friendly and thought of everything for us. When our van was late they were calling the place to make sure someone was on their way and they had towels ready for us when we visited an elephant sanctuary. And not that we wouldn't have paid for it but it was the only hotel in Thailand we stayed at that offered us bug spray for free. The tea we had when we first arrived was to die.

Authenticity & Character
The hotel is in the middle of the city but the aesthetic and tree walled surrounding makes it feel completely separated. The atmosphere is very zen.
Location
Only a 5 minutes walk from the night market!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Once we would leave for the day they would come in and tidy up. They even arranged my makeup on the counter and put it in a little container.
Our Jungle House
Khao Sok

The hotel itself is so unique and fun to be at. I would caution travelers to just be aware of the heat and bugs and brace your heart for that before arriving. There is no AC and on my first day here I was so hot, and with no escape from the heat, I just wanted to leave. But, after getting used it, I really enjoyed my surroundings, the animal life and the very friendly staff.

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Hot and bug but that's literally what you're signing up for
Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa
Phuket

This hotel has stunning views, amazing staff and so much to do.

Authenticity & Character
Location
It's only a few minutes from Patong Beach and the shopping and nightlife there but the traffic is so intense it was nearly a 40 minute drive.
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Activity Reviews
Phi Phi Island & May Bay Discovery with Snorkeling by Hype Yacht Join-in Activity
Phi Phi Island & May Bay Discovery with Snorkeling by Hype Yacht Join-in Activity
Phuket

It's a really great tour but I had read the description with the wrong thought process. "Sunset sailing, relax, have a drink, dance, until the sun goes down." To me this meant like a romantic sunset tour after snorkeling during the day but is in fact a party yacht with WAY MORE PEOPLE than you would expect to join you on the boat. It really wasn't my vibe and I did not enjoy it but for someone looking to have drinks with their friends and dance, its perfect. Not the tour's fault but monkey beach was packed and tourists were throwing rocks at the monkeys which just made it really sad. They shouldn't have to but its not like the guides come with to the beach to force adults to behave.

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I had put down that I am lactose intolerant and this was something they struggled with a bit.
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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Full day)
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Full day)
Chiang Mai

We really loved getting to hear about the elephants. Their names, history and relations were super interesting. We liked feeding them and making their medicine. We really appreciate seeing that they are free animals. We liked that they explained that any activity would end as soon as the elephants showed they didn't want to participate anymore.

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John Gray's sea canoe - Hong by Starlight joining tour
John Gray's sea canoe - Hong by Starlight joining tour
Phuket

We loved this tour. The group of people were larger than we expected but it didn't matter because you are paired off with one person on a canoe and that feels like the real tour. Our guide was Tar and he was kind, knowledgeable and took photos of us with my phone. He pointed out animals, fish, and cool shapes in the rocks. They also served authentic and unique dishes we hadn't found yet.

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Local specialist: Lacey Ngo
Lacey
Lacey Ngo
Local specialist in Hanoi | Replied on Feb 27, 2024

Dear Bailey,
Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. This will help us a lot to improve ourselves and do our better job. Hope to accompany you in your next trip to Southeast Asia :)
From Exotic Voyages team with thanks!

Fantastic Experience using KimKim for an Extraordinary Thailand Vacation!
Thailand | Feb 9 - Feb 20, 2024

Renee
Renee C.
Everett, WA | Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024
Fantastic experience using KimKim! I wasn’t sure what to think of KimKim, so looked them up on BBB and they are a highly rated legit company. Kelly, our local specialist, organized our entire trip to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, Thailand. She was thoughtful in understanding what kind of trip we were looking for (part culture, adventure/nature, and relaxation time) and proposed several options, and then tweaked them with our input. We landed on our personalized perfect mix. And wow, the... Read more

Fantastic experience using KimKim! I wasn’t sure what to think of KimKim, so looked them up on BBB and they are a highly rated legit company. Kelly, our local specialist, organized our entire trip to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, Thailand. She was thoughtful in understanding what kind of trip we were looking for (part culture, adventure/nature, and relaxation time) and proposed several options, and then tweaked them with our input. We landed on our personalized perfect mix. And wow, the hotels we stayed at were GORGEOUS, and the staff very professional. We appreciated the amazing beds, given the jet lag, and the refreshing pools.
The people that she arranged as our guides at each location (Bangkok - Paul; Chiang Mai - Noi; Phuket -Jerry and his team) were all so nice, knowledgeable, and responsive on What’sApp - and all spoke really good English. All the pick-ups and drop-offs were easy and carefree. Special shot-outs to Paul who navigated us through Bangkok during Chinese New Year (OMG, so many people and so much food!) and Noi for her personalized care and accommodating our wishes ad hoc. Will miss you!

Local specialist: Kelly Lu
Kelly
Kelly Lu
Local specialist in Bangkok | Replied on Feb 29, 2024
Dear Renee, Hope you have a great day. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic experience with KimKim! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a great trip to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket in Thailand. As your local specialist, it's my great honor and pleasure to organize a trip with mix of culture, adventure, and relaxation based on your preferences. We're glad you enjoyed the personalized options and that the hotels exceeded your expectations with their gorgeous accommodations... Read more

Dear Renee,

Hope you have a great day.

Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic experience with KimKim! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a great trip to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket in Thailand.

As your local specialist, it's my great honor and pleasure to organize a trip with mix of culture, adventure, and relaxation based on your preferences. We're glad you enjoyed the personalized options and that the hotels exceeded your expectations with their gorgeous accommodations and professional staff.

We're also delighted that you had such positive experiences with your guides - Paul in Bangkok, Noi in Chiang Mai, and Jerry and his team in Phuket. It's great to hear that they were all friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive, making your trip even more enjoyable.

Thank you again for choosing KimKim for your trip, and welcome you back to Thailand again in the future.

Best regards,
Kelly

A WonderThai Experience
Thailand | Feb 2 - Feb 14, 2024

Thomas
Thomas C.
| Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024
This was a great trip that fairly met our expectations. Kudos to Hein for putting a wonderful adventure together. Having now seen Thailand from Bangkok to Chang Mai to Krabi and Koh Lanta I think I would have allocated available time to reduce the amount of travel by car. Our guides Kiki, Dare, Amir, were great and we never felt alone when things went awry. Our favorite experiences included seeing the Royal Palace in Bangkok. experiencing the elephant sanctuary in Chang Mai, sunsets in... Read more

This was a great trip that fairly met our expectations. Kudos to Hein for putting a wonderful adventure together. Having now seen Thailand from Bangkok to Chang Mai to Krabi and Koh Lanta I think I would have allocated available time to reduce the amount of travel by car. Our guides Kiki, Dare, Amir, were great and we never felt alone when things went awry. Our favorite experiences included seeing the Royal Palace in Bangkok. experiencing the elephant sanctuary in Chang Mai, sunsets in Krabi, an excellent selection of hotels, especially the Chala 6 in Chang Mai and the Amari Vogue in Krabi and the Nervana Resort in Koh Lanta. We spent a total of 11 days in Thailand that could have easily been a month. We want to thank Kimkim for yet another wonderful travel experience!

Hotel Review
Dheva Mantra Resort, Kanchanaburi

We spent a lot more time in Kanchanaburi than was needed. This hotel was more like a large estate on the river that was practically vacant. Rooms were fine but in separate buildings a fair distance from the lobby. We had dinner after arriving that was nothing special.

Authenticity & Character
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Add activity such as jet skis to explore the river.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Replied on Feb 25, 2024

Dear Thomas,

Thanks so much for your review! We’re really glad to know that you enjoyed your holiday in Thailand. Your feedback is highly appreciated, as it enables us to further develop our services. Trust us, you’ve made our day immensely better by sharing your experience.
Thanks again for the review and for being such a great customer.

With my best regards,
Hien

Thailand vacation
Thailand | Jan 28 - Feb 6, 2024

Steve
Steve W.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Feb 07, 2024
We had a wonderful time. Leena was great showing us around Bangkok. She was very informative and enthusiastic about everything. She made sure we tried all of the different foods of Thailand. We really enjoyed her company. “B” was our tour guide in Chiang Mai. He also did a great job showing us around the temples and village of the Hmong tribe. We really enjoyed the half day with the elephants. That was one of our favorite excursions. Ben was our guide for the half day Phuket tour. She... Read more

We had a wonderful time. Leena was great showing us around Bangkok. She was very informative and enthusiastic about everything. She made sure we tried all of the different foods of Thailand. We really enjoyed her company. “B” was our tour guide in Chiang Mai. He also did a great job showing us around the temples and village of the Hmong tribe. We really enjoyed the half day with the elephants. That was one of our favorite excursions. Ben was our guide for the half day Phuket tour. She was also good. We could have skipped the gem factory. Wasn’t impressed with that. The speed boat ride to the Phi Phi islands was also exceptional. We are very happy we used KimKim for our trip! It was great not having to worry about excursions, transfers or drivers.

Hotel Reviews
Kingston Suites Bangkok
Bangkok

This hotel was not updated and had a musty smell. Also ants in the bathroom

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Bodhi Serene Hotel
Chiang Mai
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Beyond Resort Kata
Phuket
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Activity Reviews
Welcome to Bangkok!
Welcome to Bangkok!
Bangkok
Quality of Experience
The guide was exceptional. She made sure we did everything
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Phuket Half-Day City Tour
Phuket Half-Day City Tour
Phuket

We were not impressed with the Gem factory and cashew nut factory. You really didn’t get to see anything being done in the factory. Was more for sales of products

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Half-Day Bangkok City Tour
Half-Day Bangkok City Tour
Bangkok
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Phi Phi island, Khai island, Pi Leh lagoon & Maya bay by speed boat
Phi Phi island, Khai island, Pi Leh lagoon & Maya bay by speed boat
Phuket

Amazing to be able to go out on the water to snorkel and swim. Beautiful scenery and experience

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Enjoy Food Tasting in Chinatown!
Enjoy Food Tasting in Chinatown!
Bangkok
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Welcome to Chiang Mai!
Welcome to Chiang Mai!
Chiang Mai
Quality of Experience
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Hill Tribe Excursion in Chiang Mai
Hill Tribe Excursion in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai

It was great to see how the tribe lives and be able to see the culture of the people

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Half-Day Eco Elephant Care!
Half-Day Eco Elephant Care!
Chiang Mai

This excursions is a must see! We thoroughly enjoyed being able to feed the elephants and bathe them. What an experience!

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A visit to Mae Klong Railway market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market!
A visit to Mae Klong Railway market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market!
Bangkok

Worth driving out of Bangkok for. It was nice to experience the train and go out on the paddle boat along the canal. And the mango sticky rice was awesome

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Local specialist: Tina Oo
Tina
Tina Oo
Local specialist in Thailand | Replied on Feb 07, 2024

Hi Steve,
Thank you so much for the detailed review.
I am happy that you enjoyed most of the time here in Thailand. We really appreciate your feedback and we'll try to improve the services better in the future.
Your review made me and my team happy and we realized what we need to focus more on for the next travelers.
Best,
Tina

Fantastic trip to Thailand
Thailand | Jan 17 - Jan 30, 2024

Jill
Jill G.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Feb 01, 2024
We booked a two-week trip to Thailand, working with Elena. The planning process was easy and Elena worked with us to come up with a wonderful itinerary that suited us perfectly. She promptly answered all of our questions, came up with great suggestions, and tweaked our itinerary until we were satisfied. I am usually a DIY traveler, so having someone else take care of the details was a new and wonderful experience. Our guides (Wee in Bangkok and Bam in Chiang Mai) were friendly, knowledgeable,... Read more

We booked a two-week trip to Thailand, working with Elena. The planning process was easy and Elena worked with us to come up with a wonderful itinerary that suited us perfectly. She promptly answered all of our questions, came up with great suggestions, and tweaked our itinerary until we were satisfied. I am usually a DIY traveler, so having someone else take care of the details was a new and wonderful experience. Our guides (Wee in Bangkok and Bam in Chiang Mai) were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Every detail of our trip went smoothly and we thoroughly enjoyed the activities Elena booked. Our flight was delayed an entire day and Elena was able to quickly rearrange our schedule to accommodate this last minute change, saving us a lot of aggravation. Because of the delay, Wee also tweaked our Bangkok itinerary and we really appreciated this flexibility (Note that the hotel and missed activities were non-refundable and our credit card insurance did not cover these costs). It was a real pleasure to be able to enjoy our trip without the hassle of figuring out logistics and knowing that if we ran into an issue, we could contact Elena or the local contacts in Thailand. I highly recommend KimKim!

Hotel Reviews
Ariyasom Villa
Bangkok

This hotel is a former residence at the end of a side street off a main road. We were only in Bangkok for a short time but it seemed to be conveniently located. The hotel was charming and our room was comfortable, although a bit dark. The staff were very pleasant.

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Phra Singh Village
Chiang Mai

This charming hotel is conveniently located near Wat Phra Singh. Our room was large and extremely comfortable, the breakfast was fantastic, and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

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500Rai Floating Resort
Surat Thani

This is a magical place reached by boat where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the lake. Our room was very comfortable and we loved the gentle rocking motion of our floating bungalow. Our package included meals (we ate the Thai meals and they were delicious) and activities. Note that there is one main activity per day. We stayed two nights and one day, which was perfect. We chose not to do the caving excursion on the day we were there but went on the evening safari and early morning sightseeing tour. Other than that there are some activities at the resort or you can swim in the lake or pool, use the provided kayaks outside your room, or go paddle boarding. It was a very unique, tranquil, and relaxing experience.

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Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort
Phang Nga

This is a lovely hotel located right on the beach. We stayed in a bungalow with a private pool and really enjoyed it. The staff were fantastic. I wish I could remember all of their names, but every person we encountered was helpful and kind, especially Natty at reception. The beach is beautiful! The hotel breakfast was fantastic and we also ate in the restaurant a few times, which was fine. There are other restaurants on the beach that are perhaps a bit more interesting. The smoothies at Lomlay next door were very good and the massage at Amma, also next door, was wonderful.

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Activity Reviews
Grandma Home Cooking school - Join-in class - Evening session
Grandma Home Cooking school - Join-in class - Evening session
Chiang Mai

We loved touring the garden and then preparing a delicious meal with fresh ingredients! The whole experience was wonderful and very well organized.

Quality of Experience
Food
This was some of the best food we ate in Thailand.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Similan Island Snorkeling Joining Tour by Speedboat
Similan Island Snorkeling Joining Tour by Speedboat
Khao Lak

This trip is well organized but there is a lot of sitting around when you arrive that could perhaps be avoided. The Similan Islands are beautiful and the staff were wonderful but on the day we went the water was full of tiny jellyfish so snorkeling was very limited and in any case nothing special - very little variety in the marine life.

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Transport
Elephant Nature Park half day visit
Elephant Nature Park half day visit
Chiang Mai
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Elena Nguyen

We got to have the trip of our dreams...
Thailand | Jan 6 - Jan 19, 2024

Chelsea
Chelsea N.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024
First off, the trip I thought I was booking and what I got were not the same thing. What I actually got was so much better. It was very easy to get set up with kimkim and the trip that Hien put together for me sounded amazing. My husband and I were excited for all of the tour activities we were going to be doing. But it wasn't until after we arrived in Thailand, had transferred to our hotel, and had gone out for our first day's activities that we realized that First off, the trip I thought I... Read more

First off, the trip I thought I was booking and what I got were not the same thing. What I actually got was so much better. It was very easy to get set up with kimkim and the trip that Hien put together for me sounded amazing. My husband and I were excited for all of the tour activities we were going to be doing. But it wasn't until after we arrived in Thailand, had transferred to our hotel, and had gone out for our first day's activities that we realized that First off, the trip I thought I was booking and what I got were not the same thing. What I actually got was so much better. It was very easy to get set up with kimkim and the trip that Hien put together for me sounded amazing. My husband and I were excited for all of the tour activities we were going to be doing. But it wasn't until after we arrived in Thailand, had transferred to our hotel, and had gone out for our first day's activities that we realized that we weren't booked to join group tours each day, we were actually getting private tours and we would have a dedicated tour guide and chauffeur for the entire time we were in Bangkok.
Joey was fantastic as our tour guide. He anticipated our comfort, taught us so much about Bangkok and life in Thailand, and we would not have had the same quality of experience on our trip without him. We were delighted by the food he helped us order and the level of service we received at every turn.
Our time in Chiang Mai was shorter but was also excellent. We did have different guides each day because our scheduled guide was ill but her coworkers took excellent care of us.
To end a great trip our days in Phuket were relaxing and full of time spent in the ocean.
We would absolutely recommend kimkim as a platform, Hien from Realistic Asia as a travel agent, and Joey as a local guide. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to our family and friends and we will use them again ourselves. we weren't booked to join group tours each day, we were actually getting private tours and we would have a dedicated tour guide and chauffeur for the entire time we were in Bangkok.
Joey was fantastic as our tour guide. He anticipated our comfort, taught us so much about Bangkok and life in Thailand, and we would not have had the same quality of experience on our trip without him. We were delighted by the food he helped us order and the level of service we received at every turn.
Our time in Chiang Mai was shorter but was also excellent. We did have different guides each day because our scheduled guide was ill but her coworkers took excellent care of us.
To end a great trip our days in Phuket were relaxing and full of time spent in the ocean.
We would absolutely recommend kimkim as a platform, Hien from Realistic Asia as a travel agent, and Joey as a local guide. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to our family and friends and we will use them again ourselves.

Hotel Reviews
De Charme Hotel
Amphoe Muang, Si Phum, Chiang Mai

Excellent location in the heart of the old walled city! Our room was clean, breakfast was tasty, and our stay was nice.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Royal Princess Larn Luang Bangkok

I enjoyed every day we spent in Bangkok a little more because of this hotel. I've never stayed in such a formal hotel before with a doorman! It was so special to have the door opened for us as we left and to be greeted back each afternoon. The lobby was beautiful, the breakfast buffet was delicious, and the pool was large.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Some reviews say that there's nothing in the area around the hotel, but those people must not have looked very hard. It was refreshing to be in a quiet neighborhood. We went out on foot and found excellent food around every corner. A coconut smoothie/dessert stand is less than a 6 minute walk away. A morning market is 8 minutes away. We feasted at the market with locals and got delicious wonton noodles at a small restaurant 10 minutes away. We even walked 25 minutes down to Khao San road one evening. I'd argue this location is excellent and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
I can't say the bed was comfortable. I'm an American and love my Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme mattress so the bed here felt like a plank with a sheet on it. But it wasn't the worst bed we stayed on in Thailand. Researching after our trip we found out that all Thai beds are hard so c'est la vie.
Patong Paragon Resort & Spa

Excellent excellent location right across the road from the ocean! The breakfast here was excellent too. The pool was huge and gorgeous. I've never stayed in a hotel room so large. The bathroom itself was bigger than the whole cruise cabin on our honeymoon cruise.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Replied on Jan 24, 2024
Dear Chelsea, Your heartfelt review brought a smile to our faces! We're thrilled that your Thailand trip with Realistic Asia and Kimkim exceeded expectations. The unexpected upgrade to private tours in Bangkok, led by the fantastic Joey, clearly left a positive mark on your journey. While we regret the guide change in Chiang Mai, we're grateful the replacement guides maintained the excellence of your experience. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we can't wait to create more... Read more

Dear Chelsea,

Your heartfelt review brought a smile to our faces! We're thrilled that your Thailand trip with Realistic Asia and Kimkim exceeded expectations. The unexpected upgrade to private tours in Bangkok, led by the fantastic Joey, clearly left a positive mark on your journey.

While we regret the guide change in Chiang Mai, we're grateful the replacement guides maintained the excellence of your experience. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we can't wait to create more unforgettable moments for you in the future.

I wish you all the best and I am looking forward to seeing you for the more amazing journey ahead.

Love from Realistic Asia and Kim Kim,
Hien Do

Adventurous Honeymoon in Thailand
Thailand | Jan 6 - Jan 19, 2024

Michael
Michael R.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Jan 20, 2024
Pros: Our trip was well planned and had an appropriate mix of adventure and relaxation. We were both so busy before the trip, and so we were grateful that Kimkim took care of everything. We didn't have to worry in the weeks leading up. Our guide in Bangkok, Betty, was exceptional. We learned so much more about Thailand because of his storytelling. The temples were amazing, the elephant sanctuary was ethical and special, and the boat/canoe with local guides in Phuket was phenomenal. The... Read more

Pros: Our trip was well planned and had an appropriate mix of adventure and relaxation. We were both so busy before the trip, and so we were grateful that Kimkim took care of everything. We didn't have to worry in the weeks leading up. Our guide in Bangkok, Betty, was exceptional. We learned so much more about Thailand because of his storytelling. The temples were amazing, the elephant sanctuary was ethical and special, and the boat/canoe with local guides in Phuket was phenomenal. The Oceanfront Beach Resort in Phuket was exactly what we needed after exploring Bangkok and Chiang Mai. It was so peaceful, and the breakfast was beautiful. It was also nice to have transportation arranged to and from everything.

Cons: Would have preferred going to fewer markets. There was nearly one or two per day. Meals were sometimes challenging as a vegetarian/pescatarian. Duangtawan Hotel in Chiang Mai. It was very dirty and outdated.

One thing to note - sometimes, the details of our itinerary did not align with real-world logistics. For example, our itinerary included a market that was closed on the planned day. And our last morning included a breakfast - which I believe we probably paid for in the package - but our flight was leaving so early that we could not take advantage of the breakfast. In the end, it all generally worked out. Granted, we did not pay attention to these details when we agreed to the itinerary, but I'm not sure why these options would even be offered in the first place if they aren't logistically feasible.

Hotel Reviews
Duangtawan Hotel
Chiang Mai

I would give this zero stars if possible. Very dirty. Shower did not drain. Could hear guests through the walls. TONS of guests, the elevator could not accommodate them.

Authenticity & Character
No one should have to sleep in a dirty hotel
Location
Great view, but that was the only good thing about this hotel.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
If they actually cleaned the rooms, especially the bathroom.
The Cottage Suvarnabhumi
Bangkok

Totally fine for a quick overnight before we caught our flight home.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very close to airport.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Quarter Ladprao by UHG
Bangkok
Authenticity & Character
Not sure what authenticity and character means, but I have nothing bad to say about this hotel.
Location
Plenty of amenities and food close by.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean room. The bed was not comfortable, super firm, but this might be a cultural standard we were not used too.
Oceanfront Beach Resort
Phuket

Beautiful room and view. Comfortable bed. Very nice pool. Breakfast was amazing. We loved it!

Authenticity & Character
Location
It was in a slightly less busy part of Phuket. The view of the ocean and sunset was incredible.
Staff
Very kind.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean. Very comfortable beds.
Activity Reviews
Exploring Bangkok by local transfers and walking tour
Exploring Bangkok by local transfers and walking tour
Bangkok
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A Day trip to Doi Inthanon National Park!
A Day trip to Doi Inthanon National Park!
Chiang Mai

It was a lot of driving, and would have preferred the opportunity to do more hiking, but overall great day.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A visit to Silver Temple and Ban Tawai
A visit to Silver Temple and Ban Tawai
Chiang Mai

Only men were allowed inside this temple and most of the Ban Tawan market was closed. Would have preferred to go do something that both partners could enjoy, since one partner had to stand outside of the temple. And would have preferred to skip Ban Tawan since it was mostly closed and we were very tired of markets by this point.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Elephant Nature Park Visit
Elephant Nature Park Visit
Chiang Mai

Elephant Nature Park is a very ethical elephant sanctuary. We appreciated the strict boundaries about how people could interact with the animals. It was an amazing experience. Lunch was delicious.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
John Gray's Sea Canoe - Hong by Starlight
John Gray's Sea Canoe - Hong by Starlight
Phuket

This was so special. Loved being in the sea and seeing islands and land formations we'd never seen before. Our boat guide was from a local town. It was incredible.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Bangkok!
Welcome to Bangkok!
Bangkok

Our guide Betty really made our time in Bangkok exceptional.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Chiang Mai!
Welcome to Chiang Mai!
Chiang Mai

Loved visiting all the temples.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tina Oo
Tina
Tina Oo
Local specialist in Thailand | Replied on Jan 22, 2024

Hi Michael,
Thank you so much for the detailed feedback.
I'm happy that you enjoy most of the time. And this review helps me improve our service even better.
Thanks for traveling with us and we hope to see you again :)
Best,
Tina

It was a great trip with amazing and knowledg...
Thailand | Dec 28 - Jan 9, 2024

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Mickaela B.
San Mateo, CA | Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024
It was a great trip with amazing and knowledgable guides. That helped us considerably while we were in a foreign country. 10/10 would use and recommend to others for their trips. Read more

It was a great trip with amazing and knowledgable guides. That helped us considerably while we were in a foreign country. 10/10 would use and recommend to others for their trips.

Hotel Review
Amari Vogue Krabi

Gorgeous hotel and fantastic rooms. The restaurant was really good. Me and my family enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and the beautiful beach.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full day Bangkok City Tour with Canal tour
Full day Bangkok City Tour with Canal tour
Bangkok

I loved doing this the canal was not rough at all. And the temples were amazing to see.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tao was so informative, kind and funny which made the experience more memorable.
Transport
Half Day Elephant Encounter at Baan Chang Elephant Park(Join-in)
Half Day Elephant Encounter at Baan Chang Elephant Park(Join-in)
Chiang Mai

So much fun to feed the elephants and know more about them throughout the experience. We even got to “cook” for them and pet them in their own habitat.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Kelly Lu
Kelly
Kelly Lu
Local specialist in Bangkok | Replied on Jan 16, 2024
Hi Mickaela, Hope you have a great day. Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing trip with our knowledgeable guides. It's fantastic to know that they significantly contributed to your comfort while being in a foreign country. We're delighted that you enjoyed the gorgeous hotel, fantastic rooms, and the excellent restaurant in Amari Vogue Krabi. Feeding the elephants and learning more about them is a truly special experience. we all love this... Read more

Hi Mickaela,

Hope you have a great day.

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing trip with our knowledgeable guides. It's fantastic to know that they significantly contributed to your comfort while being in a foreign country.

We're delighted that you enjoyed the gorgeous hotel, fantastic rooms, and the excellent restaurant in Amari Vogue Krabi.

Feeding the elephants and learning more about them is a truly special experience. we all love this .

Thank you for choosing our services, and we'd be honored to assist you with any future travel plans. If there's anything specific you'd like for your next trip, feel free to let us know.

Wishing you and your family many more wonderful adventures ahead.

Best regards,
Kelly

Great service
Thailand | Dec 28 - Jan 8, 2024

Nate
Nate P.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Tina was our tour planner and did a good job responding to our mini requests. Sometimes a little difficult to contact when we were in country and had a problem, but she was quick to resolve it once she jumped on our case. It was a new process for us doing only online reservations through Kim, Kim, but overall had a positive experience.

Local specialist: Tina Oo
Tina
Tina Oo
Local specialist in Thailand | Replied on Jan 17, 2024

Hi Nate,
Thank you so much for the kind review.
I appreciate your taking the time for this feedback. I am happy that this trip introduced you to a new concept of online booking and I'm proud of it.
Thank you :)
Tina

Amazing trip! So well planned, great service, great experiences
Thailand | Jan 2 - Jan 8, 2024

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Stephanie T.
Harrison, NJ | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2024
Amazing trip! Everything was so well planned, from start to finish. Realistic Asia is a great tour company that gave a wonderful, customized experience for our trip to Bangkok and chiang mai. A special shoutout to the local guide in Bangkok, Tipa!!! She really made the entire trip in Bangkok so amazing! She was so thoughtful, and was the BEST guide I've ever had. She made traveling to Thailand for the first time such a comfortable experience. Not only did she give great information at... Read more

Amazing trip! Everything was so well planned, from start to finish. Realistic Asia is a great tour company that gave a wonderful, customized experience for our trip to Bangkok and chiang mai.

A special shoutout to the local guide in Bangkok, Tipa!!! She really made the entire trip in Bangkok so amazing! She was so thoughtful, and was the BEST guide I've ever had. She made traveling to Thailand for the first time such a comfortable experience. Not only did she give great information at each excursion and give a great tour, she was really observant and thoughtful. It was so many sweet little things like getting water or snacks for us, finding the best fruits because she noticed my mom really liked them, and helping us make plans and appointments even for things not on the itinerary. She was kind, helpful, and so sweet. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Hien, the local specialist, helped plan a wonderful 7 day trip with every detail thought out, and the best part was that even during the planning process, we could make adjustments and changes for every part including what experiences/excursions we did, which hotels, etc. she also checked in on us throughout the trip and was so helpful throughout.

Chiang Mai was also great, super nice guide Tas, comfortable as well.
All Around this tour had great service, great experiences, could not recommend more!

Hotel Reviews
De Chai The Colonial Hotel & Spa
Chiang Mai
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Conrad Bangkok

Gorgeous, convenient

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Bangkok - Floating Market– Train Market - Bangkok Half Day Tour (KT)
Bangkok - Floating Market– Train Market - Bangkok Half Day Tour (KT)
Bangkok

So great, very cool unique experience

Quality of Experience
Food
Great food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Very comfortable
Day Trip to Ayutthaya
Day Trip to Ayutthaya
Bangkok

Very pretty, cool history

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wonderful guide Tipa and very nice comfortable driver
Transport
Half day Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary - Join tour
Half day Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary - Join tour
Chiang Mai

Such a cool experience and elephants seemed to be very relaxed and happy

Quality of Experience
So special. Elephants were so nice
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bangkok evening street food tour
Bangkok evening street food tour
Bangkok

Amazing! Such good food

Quality of Experience
Tipa was the best guide
Food
ALL DELICIOUS
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tipa helped find the best food and fruits!!
Transport
Chiang Mai Arrival - Evening Wat Umong and Doi Suthep Temple
Chiang Mai Arrival - Evening Wat Umong and Doi Suthep Temple
Chiang Mai
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Replied on Jan 15, 2024

Dear Stephanie,
I am really happy to read that you enjoyed your time with your Mom in Thailand and that I was able to be part of your memorable vacation!
Thank you so much for trusting us with trip planning. It is awesome to know that you will be using Kim Kim again.
My very best regards from Realistic Asia
Hien

Thailand trip
Thailand | Dec 27 - Jan 7, 2024

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NICOLE R.
Waldorf, MD | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2024
We could not have had a better time on our trip to Thailand. Lacey from kimkim was so patient with us and planned the perfect trip for us. Our local guides in Bangkok and Chiangmai were kind, knowledgeable, and warm. We missed them when we left! We will use kimkim for all trips going forward and we recommended kimkim to others! Thank you kimkim!! Read more

We could not have had a better time on our trip to Thailand. Lacey from kimkim was so patient with us and planned the perfect trip for us. Our local guides in Bangkok and Chiangmai were kind, knowledgeable, and warm. We missed them when we left! We will use kimkim for all trips going forward and we recommended kimkim to others! Thank you kimkim!!

Hotel Reviews
JC Kevin Sathorn Bangkok Hotel
Bangkok
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Thai Akara
Chiang Mai
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cape Panwa Hotel
Phuket
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Bangkok symbolic temples
Bangkok symbolic temples
Bangkok
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
John Gray's sea canoe - Hong by Starlight joining tour
John Gray's sea canoe - Hong by Starlight joining tour
Phuket
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Railway market & floating market
Railway market & floating market
Bangkok
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Night Street Food Tour After Dark by Tuk Tuk
Night Street Food Tour After Dark by Tuk Tuk
Bangkok
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Encounter oriental gastronomy in Chiang Mai
Encounter oriental gastronomy in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
True Colors Of Chiang Mai
True Colors Of Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Doi Inthanon National Park - A touch of nature private tour
Doi Inthanon National Park - A touch of nature private tour
Chiang Mai
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Alms giving and jungle temple
Alms giving and jungle temple
Chiang Mai
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Full day)
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Full day)
Chiang Mai
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Lacey Ngo
Lacey
Lacey Ngo
Local specialist in Hanoi | Replied on Jan 17, 2024

Dear Nicole,
Thank you very much for your glowing feedback,
It was our pleasure to accompany your family this time, and I hope to have a chance to welcome you to Vietnam in the next trip.
From Exotic Voyages & Kimkim with thanks!

Our trip really turned out to be incredible. ...
Thailand | Jan 5 - Jan 11, 2024

Michael
Michael K.
Harrisburg, PA | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024
Our trip really turned out to be incredible. The city tour by guide Lena was spot on. I had a great interest in the Buddhist Temple; and, Lena took her time to explain every aspect of it to me. Our driver for the trip in Thailand was as reliable as could be. He waited for us at different destinations with not a single complaint, always helpful and patient. The fishing was excellent at both places that Tina had scheduled for us. The hotels were nice and centrally located. Staff at... Read more

Our trip really turned out to be incredible. The city tour by guide Lena was spot on. I had a great interest in the Buddhist Temple; and, Lena took her time to explain every aspect of it to me. Our driver for the trip in Thailand was as reliable as could be. He waited for us at different destinations with not a single complaint, always helpful and patient. The fishing was excellent at both places that Tina had scheduled for us. The hotels were nice and centrally located. Staff at each hotel were great.

Hotel Review
Galleria 10 Bangkok
Bangkok

Although this hotel isn’t new - everything worked and the rooms were clean and climate controlled. The location was perfect for us, the breakfast buffet was quite good ; and, most importantly, the staff were great sources of information for every question we presented - be it dining recommendations. Interesting sights to see, etc.

Authenticity & Character
Kind of a funky design, didn’t use the rooftop pool, but you could go up just for the view or to have a drink
Location
You are literally steps away from all the the excitement, dining and nightlife in this district.
Staff
The staff were the single greatest positive of this location. Always greeting, always helpful, A+++
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean beds, clean linens, clean rooms
Activity Review
Muay Thai in Bangkok
Muay Thai in Bangkok
Bangkok

Get ringside seats! 100% worth it. Someone will come around to get your food and drink order if you’re interested. Our seats were within six feet of the ring. Eight different matches of different weight classes / skill levels. This is one of those events that is gladly do again on a subsequent trip. This sport is embedded in the Thai culture, and you really get drawn into it.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our drivers in both Thailand and Malaysia were TOP Notch. They saved the day several times when thing could have gone wrong! Make sure that a driver is a part of your plan!
Transport
Clean and comfortable
Local specialist: Tina Oo
Tina
Tina Oo
Local specialist in Thailand | Replied on Jan 15, 2024

Hi Michael,
Thank you so much for enjoying the trip and kind review.
I'm delighted you and William had a great time in Thailand and Malaysia.
Thank you and I hope to see you again!
Best,
Tina

Our tour guides Tao and Ying were absolutely ...
Thailand | Dec 28 - Jan 9, 2024

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Suprema M.
Danville, CA | Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024
Our tour guides Tao and Ying were absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable! Every where we went they explained and answered all of our questions regarding their beautiful country. Not only that, we were treated with so much warmth from them. I was very happy with all the hotels, food, excursions and would love for your company to book all our travels in the near future! Thank you for all you’ve done. Read more

Our tour guides Tao and Ying were absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable! Every where we went they explained and answered all of our questions regarding their beautiful country. Not only that, we were treated with so much warmth from them. I was very happy with all the hotels, food, excursions and would love for your company to book all our travels in the near future! Thank you for all you’ve done.

Hotel Reviews
Lancaster Bangkok Hotel
Bankok

This was a beautiful hotel! Exceptional food and great staff!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort

This hotel was lovely and quaint! It was very close to the Night markets and to all restaurants. The staff was wonderful and sweet, always acknowledging us and the best part was how they celebrated New Years! The food was delicious and the band was wonderful. They really know how to celebrate!!

Authenticity & Character
A very quaint hotel! Very peaceful and serene!
Location
Close to everything!
Staff
Staff was amazing and always smiling when we encountered them!
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms and the hotel was always clean.
Amari Vogue Krabi

This hotel was my ultimate favorite! Not only it’s a beautiful hotel but it has its own beach setting! The view was breathtaking, food was delicious and the staff was wonderful and friendly! The rooms were large and comfortable! This is the hotel I would definitely stay again!

Authenticity & Character
This hotel was beautiful and very comfortable
Location
It’s private and very serene.
Staff
Staff was very friendly and kind!
Cleanliness & Comfort
The whole hotel was very clean!
Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Hotel

This hotel was my least favorite! It didn’t give a great vibe and was not as comforting as the other hotels!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Kelly Lu
Kelly
Kelly Lu
Local specialist in Bangkok | Replied on Jan 16, 2024
Dear Suprema, Greetings from Kelly. Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with our tour guides Tao and Ying. It's wonderful to know that they provided you with insightful information and warmth throughout your journey, making your exploration of our beautiful country enjoyable. We're also delighted that you were satisfied with the hotels, food, and excursions. Your positive feedback means a lot to us, and we look forward to the... Read more

Dear Suprema,

Greetings from Kelly.

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with our tour guides Tao and Ying. It's wonderful to know that they provided you with insightful information and warmth throughout your journey, making your exploration of our beautiful country enjoyable.

We're also delighted that you were satisfied with the hotels, food, and excursions. Your positive feedback means a lot to us, and we look forward to the possibility of booking your future travels. If there's anything specific you'd like for your next trip or any special preferences, please let us know. We're here to make your future travels just as memorable.

Once again, thank you for choosing our services, and we can't wait to assist you with your future travel plans!

Best regards,
Kelly

2 week Thailand dec 2023–this is my second time booking with kimkim, f...
Thailand | Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2024

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Jessie C.
Dixon, CA | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024
this is my second time booking with kimkim, first was dec 2022 to vietnam , and this time was 2 week dec xmas season to Thailand, both trips were great, well planned, schedules, drivers , guides were excellent. the places we visited were what we expected, the execution of daily activities were on target. my agent, Kien , did a wonderful job planning this trip for us. Read more

this is my second time booking with kimkim, first was dec 2022 to vietnam , and this time was 2 week dec xmas season to Thailand, both trips were great, well planned, schedules, drivers , guides were excellent. the places we visited were what we expected, the execution of daily activities were on target. my agent, Kien , did a wonderful job planning this trip for us.

Hotel Reviews
JC Kevin Sathorn Bangkok Hotel
Bangkok
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
River Kwai Jungle Rafts Floating Hotel

this hotel doesn’t have electricity! be aware ! so no hot water to shower! needs some improvement on the property

Authenticity & Character
Location
needs to boat 30 min to get here
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
not so clean, too rustic
Kantary Hotel Ayutthaya
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chanalai Flora Resort
Phuket
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nak Nakara Hotel
Chiang Rai
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Buri Siri Hotel
Chiang Mai
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Park Nine Suvarnabhumi
Bangkok
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Symbolic temples - Klong tour
Symbolic temples - Klong tour
Bangkok
Kanchanaburi - Morning Hike to Erawan National Park - An Insight to World War II
Kanchanaburi - Morning Hike to Erawan National Park - An Insight to World War II
Kanchanaburi
Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya sightseeing
Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya sightseeing
Thailand
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Afternoon session)
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Afternoon session)
Chiang Mai
Night Street Food Tour After Dark by Tuk Tuk
Night Street Food Tour After Dark by Tuk Tuk
Bangkok
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chiang Rai Sightseeing and Art
Chiang Rai Sightseeing and Art
Chiang Rai
Doi Inthanon National Park - A nature walk and culture
Doi Inthanon National Park - A nature walk and culture
Chiang Mai
Half Day - Half Night Hike at Khao Sok National Park
Half Day - Half Night Hike at Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok
Chiew Larn Lake Khao Sok Full Day Tour
Chiew Larn Lake Khao Sok Full Day Tour
Khao Sok
Simon Cabaret Phuket Show
Simon Cabaret Phuket Show
Phuket
The Spiritual of Twilight Sea Canoe at Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island
The Spiritual of Twilight Sea Canoe at Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island
Phuket
Koh Phi Phi - Khai Island by Speedboat
Koh Phi Phi - Khai Island by Speedboat
Phuket
Local specialist: Kien Nguyen

Perfect blend of planned and unplanned for us
Thailand | Dec 26 - Jan 9, 2024

Karen
Karen P.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024
We've never worked with a travel agent before, because we were put off by the perceived lack of flexibility and the "one size fits all" feel of what was proposed by the few we talked to. KimKim allowed us to have the perfect blend of planned/unplanned and self-directed vs guided experiences. I also liked being able to plan the trip "asynchronously" -- we gave feedback at night, had a response in the morning, made adjustments and iterated until we had a plan we were super excited about. We... Read more

We've never worked with a travel agent before, because we were put off by the perceived lack of flexibility and the "one size fits all" feel of what was proposed by the few we talked to. KimKim allowed us to have the perfect blend of planned/unplanned and self-directed vs guided experiences. I also liked being able to plan the trip "asynchronously" -- we gave feedback at night, had a response in the morning, made adjustments and iterated until we had a plan we were super excited about. We appreciated Hien's great suggestions for the Malaysia portion of our trip, and best of all, great "real time" support when we were on the ground. Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
SO/ Bangkok
Bangkok

This hotel bills itself as a place for "affordable luxury". I would call it "accessible luxury" because it felt so comfortable and welcoming -- not stuffy, not full of all the same kind of people. I also loved the location, near Lumphini Park (where we rode the hotel's free bikes.) It was relatively quiet while still being easy to get around. (We took the metro to Wat Pho, for example.) Breakfast buffet was second-to-none.

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Casa Del Rio Hotel Melaka

We enjoyed our two nights here. The staff was terrific, and the location was great. Overall, the hotel doesn't have the more "modern" feel that I like, but the amenities and service were great. Hotel is very well kept up. Note, this would not be a great hotel for people with mobility challenges. There were stairs between bedroom and bathroom, and another random grade change between hallway and bathroom (perfect for tripping over!)

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Le Bua Tower Club
Bangkok
Authenticity & Character
The personality here is "fancy". Unlike other upscale hotels we visited, we felt we could have been anywhere in the world at this hotel.
Location
I loved the river views but walking to dinner, it felt like this was the dirtiest part of the city. Disclosure: we weren't there long so didn't explore much (and not at all during daytime.)
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Very comfortable, large rooms.
EQ Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur

What views!! Petronas Towers and KLCC park views were a win. Great location, easy to walk to a few good restaurants and the gigantic, popular Pavillion mall.

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Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Replied on Jan 11, 2024

Dear Karen,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We’re over the moon to hear that you’re happy about your holiday! Your feedback is highly appreciated, as it enables us to further develop our services and organize memorable trips for our future clients.

Thank you again for choosing our company and we hope to see you again!
With My best regards,
Hien