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Alex Buri

Growing up in the backcountry of north-western Canada, I gained a love for travel and the outdoors from an early age. I spent twelve years traveling throughout Asia, exploring the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Tibet, and more recently Croatia, Colombia, and Peru.

After founding TrekkingPartners in 2011, I started helping travelers find other like-minded people to adventure with. Now, with kimkim, we're excited to help travelers put together amazing travel experiences based around their own unique interests.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I can give advice and recommendations for anywhere in India and most regions in Nepal. I'm more familiar with the longer trekking routes, but have done many of the shorter, local treks around Nepal, Ladakh and Sikkim. Would be happy to help people looking to do the same. I'm also familiar with British Columbia's northern backcountry, if you're headed in that direction."

How did you get involved in travel?

"My first travel experience was volunteering in remote Cambodia during university. After that, I continued on to southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, and finally India where I spent 7 months wandering throughout the Indian subcontinent. Over time, it became clear that the most meaningful travel experiences were those that came about through the help and recommendations of others. In 2010, I started a website called 'Wandering India' to help facilitate such connections. In 2011, I started another site in Nepal for connecting like-minded travellers that didn't want to travel alone. Lately, I've connected with a great team in Palo Alto to continue helping people find a better way to travel."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My memories of visiting a new country or culture for the first time are hard to forget. Otherwise, it tends to be the experiences that come about unexpected that are the most memorable. To pick one, it would be visiting Tibet in March of 2006 with my girlfriend, hiking to the northern flank of Mt. Everest together, and then hitch-hiking our way back to Kathmandu from Tingri (after a long day of watching jeeps fly by us, a friendly Germany couple forced their driver to stop and pick us up)."

Featured trips & expertise

Climb the steps of the Assumption of Maria on Bled Island in Slovenia
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Split, Dubrovnik, & More - 14 Days

Experience the best of Slovenia and Croatia on this in-depth tour. Beginning and ending in Zagreb, you'll work through Slovenia from relaxed Ljubljana to its pristine lakes and rugged mountains of Triglav National Park, before turning your attention to Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and the Dalmatian Coast. You'll wander ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, dine on fresh seafood and traditional Central-European fare, and climb centuries-old ramparts and parapets.

View over Dubrovnik from Srđ Mountain
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik to Split - 10 Days

A combination of diverse cultural exploration and active adventure, this itinerary highlights the southern Dalmatian coast. You will explore historic Dubrovnik, ancient Split, and idyllic Hvar, with excursions to nearby islands and Krka National Park. You will bike Korčula Island, kayak off of Dubrovnik and Hvar, sail amid the Pakleni Islands, and discover the island of Brač.

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Best of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 14 Days

This is a great route for first-time travelers to Croatia. You'll cover a diverse range of highlights, from Croatia's capital to the islands of the Dalmatian Coast, ending in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. This route is great as a self-drive tour or with private transfers each day, providing you with the most flexibility to move at your own pace.

Sea kayaking beneath the fortress walls of Dubrovnik
Dalmatian Coast Adventure: Split to Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Covering the highlights of the Dalmatian coast, this adventure combines Croatia's history and attractions with a series of adventures. You'll explore the three main sites of Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik as well as go on a day trip to Montenegro.

View over Split, the Adriatic Sea, and Marjan Hill in the distance
Best of Dalmatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 5 Days

This route is ideal for those who are short on time but looking to fit in a number of highlights along the Dalmatian Coast. You'll start in the historic port city of Split and visit two of Croatia's most popular islands before ending in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll explore ancient Roman ruins, medieval town centers, and dine on fresh seafood.

Dubrovnik's medieval city
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik to Split - 5 Days

This brief itinerary covers the most popular attractions of the southern Dalmatian coast, from Dubrovnik to Split. You'll wander medieval town centers and ancient Roman ruins, feast on local cuisine, and explore the historic islands of Korčula and Hvar. 

Recent trip reviews for Alex


Best of croatia in 5 days, Croatia - Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2018

My trip to Croatia went smoothly as planned with the help of Alex. Zero hiccups on all arrangements made. He exactly knew how to select perfect locations and comfortable places to stay. I liked the flexibility of setting the itinerary to fit my preferences or recommendations from Alex. As a solo traveler, the open line between us during the entire trip was definitely a plus! Looking forward to more trips with kimkim's services. 😁

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Alex Buri, kimkim staff, responded to this review:

Hi Hilbert, glad we were able to help with your trip and was great getting to know you. Hope to see you again for your next holiday!


Family trip to hawaii, Hawaii - Jan 13 - Jan 19, 2016

I used kimkim for a family trip to Hawaii. Kimkim was particularly useful to help me cut through the noise and get the information I needed. Most importantly, they saved me a lot time in my planning process.

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Alex Buri, kimkim staff, responded to this review:

Was a pleasure working with you, Edouard! Hope to have the chance again :)