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Daniel Larrea

During my whole life, I have been traveling and adventuring everywhere. This is because my family was always in aviation. One of the first memories in my life are on a plane and traveling, but what I've learned from this lifestyle is that I love connecting with people from all around the world. I was born in Ecuador, raised in the United States, and back in Ecuador. I truly have a passion for showing everyone this small yet huge country and help them create unforgettable memories of it!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"My specialty would be my own country, Ecuador!
I love adventure trips balanced with some well-earned leisure and relaxation. The cool part about Ecuador is that it is a country that has so much to see in such a small area, from towering mountains and volcanoes, beautiful beaches, to lush rain and cloud forests. Of course, we cannot forget the Galapagos Islands. My specialty is to connect with people and showing them the beauty of this country, the rich culture, delicious food, wildlife, and amazing landscapes to explore."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I've been traveling my whole life, inside Ecuador and around the world. I also had many multicultural experiences with a thirst to learn more about other cultures while showing my own. As a former Scout, I love exploring. I always liked meeting up with friends visiting from other countries and showing them around. I also used to work in the aviation industry however I discovered that my passion is showing the world to the world and creating unforgettable memories for people that come here. That's when I decided that the traveling industry was for me!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"To me, it's impossible to choose just one experience because all of them have their magic and are unique in their own ways. From family adventures to crazy escapades with friends has been a key part of my life, with unforgettable sensations and memories. There's one I enjoyed very much, where some friends from an Online Videogame came to Ecuador and we had a blast traveling together as I tried to show them the many things this country has to offer.
I also got to see my favorite band at a concert in Peru, a month before it disbanded. It was amazing how you can collectively connect with people with music, no matter the nationality.
Another amazing experience was backpacking in Europe with my wife on a trip filled with adventure and relaxation where we connected with truly amazing people."

Daniel is part of the following groups: Galapagos Islands Travel Agents, Ecuador Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Daniel

Phenomenal experience
Ecuador | Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2022

Lily
Lily N.
Eugene, OR | Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Absolutely unreal experience. Daniel was the best planner I used by far for Kimkim. He was so nice, attentive and thorough. I told him what kind of experience I was looking for and he nailed it. He did such a great job of checking in throughout the trip and was always available every step of the way. Highly recommend using him to help plan your trip!!!

Local specialist: Daniel Larrea

This trip was an absolute blast and made so e...
Ecuador | Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2022

Kathleen
Kathleen W.
Smyrna, GA | Reviewed on Nov 19, 2022
This trip was an absolute blast and made so easy to plan with Daniel's help! It was really neat that we got to meet him upon arrival too :). Everything was exactly as advertised and having our own guide/transportation the whole time was a HUGE plus. Our guides were very knowledgeable and awesome as being flexible if we wanted to try something else. We got to do so many awesome things and it was all fairly affordable - great quality all around. We especially liked our hotel in Quito that... Read more

This trip was an absolute blast and made so easy to plan with Daniel's help! It was really neat that we got to meet him upon arrival too :).

Everything was exactly as advertised and having our own guide/transportation the whole time was a HUGE plus. Our guides were very knowledgeable and awesome as being flexible if we wanted to try something else. We got to do so many awesome things and it was all fairly affordable - great quality all around. We especially liked our hotel in Quito that was really like a cute B&B. The breakfast was delicious and the staff was awesome with recommendations.

I would 100% recommend KimKim for travel trips and I'm currently working on planning my next trip with them!

Hotel Reviews
Kitu Hotel
Quito

This was such a neat experience! They had yummy breakfast and it was nice to know that it would all be ready for you. The staff was also incredibly helpful with any questions we had and they provided amazing recommendations.

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Isla de Baños
Baños
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Cuello de Luna Mountain Lodge
El Chasqui - Pastocalle

This hotel is definitely tucked away - which is normally great and relaxing. We were the only ones staying at the hotel so we had the chance to scare ourselves and each other a little bit :P. The rooms were nice and having the heated blankets was a big plus too! I liked the common area with the sunken in bench seating area. We had a very nice relaxing evening hanging by the fire and just visiting with each other.

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Activity Reviews
Visit Baños & Pailón del Diablo Waterfall
Visit Baños & Pailón del Diablo Waterfall
Baños

I really liked Banos a lot! We got to explore the city one night and had a good time dancing and went to the best hole in the wall restaurant. The waterfall was also VERY impressive

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Expedition to Mindo Cloud Forest
Expedition to Mindo Cloud Forest
Quito

This was so neat with the trolleys going across the rainforrest! it was beautiful and really cool to see the waterfalls and mountains.

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Cotopaxi National Park - Quilotoa Lagoon - Baños
Cotopaxi National Park - Quilotoa Lagoon - Baños
Ecuador

This spot was an incredible sight! It was definitely a HIKE. Originally we were going to take the burros back up the mountain after hiking down.....mine freaked out and I was thrown off. It didn't seem like the guides had the best handle on the animals. So I ended up hiking back up the mountain...it is STEEP! It's not undoable but it was definitely a trek and you'll need at least 1.5 hrs (and we were really trying to move fast up the hill to meet our friends who's burros didn't freak out). Besides all that drama the Lagoon is extraordinary and the pictures don't do it justice. 1000% recommend seeing it.

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We didn't really eat food at this location
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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea

Galápagos Trip 2022
Galapagos Islands | Oct 12 - Oct 22, 2022

Susan
Susan H.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022
The trip was organized extremely well and each day transitioned seamlessly. Every guide was so pleasant an knowledgeable. Each activity was memorable from snorkelling, kayaking to hiking the volcanos. The animals, so unique to the Galapagos, are such a fabulous experience to see. The giant tortoises, sea turtles, ubiquitous sea lions, marine iguanas, and of course the blue footed boobies! Daniel is such a great guy and was always readily available which was so reassuring. The guides,... Read more

The trip was organized extremely well and each day transitioned seamlessly. Every guide was so pleasant an knowledgeable. Each activity was memorable from snorkelling, kayaking to hiking the volcanos. The animals, so unique to the Galapagos, are such a fabulous experience to see. The giant tortoises, sea turtles, ubiquitous sea lions, marine iguanas, and of course the blue footed boobies!

Daniel is such a great guy and was always readily available which was so reassuring. The guides, drivers, and contact escorts were all lovely, prompt and knowledgeable. We highly recommend using Kimkim. We did all the activities we had wanted to do.

Hotel Reviews
Vieja Cuba
Quito

Such a quaint hotel with friendly, helpful staff. Great location in walking distance to parks and restaurants. We walked to the Old Town which took about an hour.

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Galapagos Sunset Hotel
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Authenticity & Character
The roof top breakfast nook was great.
Location
Right on the water front, with a beautiful view of the harbour.
Staff
Friendly and courteous.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very comfortable, it would have been nice to have a couple of comfortable chairs instead of 2 beds. The cupboard and drawers were a bit musty. Otherwise the room was very clean.
Hotel Deja Vu Galapagos
Pto. Ayora
Authenticity & Character
We stayed in two different rooms, each one very unique. The breakfast room was nicely laid out.
Location
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Very helpful and accommodating.
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Albemarle
Puerto Villamil
Authenticity & Character
A lovely court yard with swimming pool and eating area.
Location
Our room faced the beach which with a view of the palm trees, sand and turquoise water. Beautiful!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room and bed were very comfortable. The only suggestion would be to have more comfortable chairs or cushions for the poolside area.
Activity Reviews
Welcome to San Cristóbal Island! Visit the Interpretation Center, Tijeretas Hill, or La Lobería
Welcome to San Cristóbal Island! Visit the Interpretation Center, Tijeretas Hill, or La Lobería
Galapagos Islands

Our tour guide, Solange was lovely and very knowledgeable. It was obvious she loves her work. The Interpretation Center provides a detailed history of the islands. It was the perfect place to start our arrival to the Galápagos. Tijeretas Hill gives you a great view and no shortages of sea lions!

Snorkeling at Kicker Rock
Snorkeling at Kicker Rock
Isla San Cristóbal

Great views of fish and tortoises. Spectacular view of Kicker Rock o the boat ride out. Impressive stop for lunch in a quiet bay and opportunity to walk a near by beach.

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Visit Highlands Tortoise Reserve & Charles Darwin Research Station
Visit Highlands Tortoise Reserve & Charles Darwin Research Station
Puerto Ayora

The opportunity to learn so much about the tortoises and be able to get a couple of meters close to them. Who knew tortoises and cattle live side by side! The volcano lava tunnel was impressive and so educational. The conservation efforts for the tortoises is impressive and the guide was very knowledgeable.

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History and Nature: Full Day to Floreana Island
History and Nature: Full Day to Floreana Island
Puerto Ayora

We did not visits Floreana, but rather Bartolome.

Speedboat to Isabela Island - Las Tintoreras (Kayak)
Speedboat to Isabela Island - Las Tintoreras (Kayak)
Galapagos Islands

We really enjoyed the kayaking and seeing the sea turtles, sting rays, pelicans and blue footed boobies. The hotel accommodations we beautifully situated across from the beach with the view of the turquoise water. The walk up to the volcanos was one of my favourite activities.

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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Oct 25, 2022

Hola Susan!
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad that after such a long wait you were finally able to enjoy Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands! Each and every one of us worked carefully and put our hearts into this trip to give you and William a truly fantastic and unforgettable experience!
I am so glad you got to adventure, relax, and learn from all activities, and of course, do everything you wanted to do!
I wish you two the best vibes ever, and once again a very special Happy Birthday!

Your local friend from the middle of the world,
Daniel :)

Phenomenal specialists!!!
Ecuador | Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2022

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Maggie K.
Champaign, IL | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022
Daniel was a phenomenal specialist. He went above and beyond to make our trip to Ecuador's city of Quito and the Amazon Rainforest a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Not only did using kimkim service provide a meaningful experience it packed more into our trip than we could have done on our own with our limited Spanish and knowledge of the region. Read more

Daniel was a phenomenal specialist. He went above and beyond to make our trip to Ecuador's city of Quito and the Amazon Rainforest a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Not only did using kimkim service provide a meaningful experience it packed more into our trip than we could have done on our own with our limited Spanish and knowledge of the region.

Hotel Review
Napo Wildlife Center
Quito

This is a must-stay experience in the Amazon Rainforest. They are the only Eco Tourism company owned and run by local indigenous people.

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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Sep 27, 2022

Hola Maggie!!!

Wow thank you so much for these amazing words! I must say that I think you and Drew were Phenomenal travelers! You brought such a fantastic vibe to the middle of the world, that this magical land smiled with your presence here! Thank you so much for everything!!
I truly wish you two the best! It is amazing that you were able to enjoy all the big and little details planned for you, and seeing you two so happy, is one of the main reasons why I love doing what I do!
Hopefully, we will meet again sometime!

Your local friend from the middle of the world,
Daniel

I started planning this trip in 2019 and bec...
Ecuador | Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2022

Lois
Lois B.
Colorado Springs, CO | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022
I started planning this trip in 2019 and because of COVID, had to reschedule it a few times. It began with about 15 people in the group and we ended up with a group of seven senior women. Our guides on the mainland (Marco and Gorge) were outstanding, very patient and knowledgeable. We spent two nights at the Napo Cultural Center which was the most memorable for me. The staff was very accommodating, food delicious and watching the macaws at the clay lick was amazing. Read more

I started planning this trip in 2019 and because of COVID, had to reschedule it a few times. It began with about 15 people in the group and we ended up with a group of seven senior women. Our guides on the mainland (Marco and Gorge) were outstanding, very patient and knowledgeable.

We spent two nights at the Napo Cultural Center which was the most memorable for me. The staff was very accommodating, food delicious and watching the macaws at the clay lick was amazing.

Hotel Review
Boutique Hotel Cultura Manor
Quito

The rooms were spacious, the food delicious and the staff was very gracious. Loved all the charming rooms we could visit and the long stemmed roses.

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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Sep 16, 2022

Hola Lois!
Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing review!
It is truly amazing that we finally got to make this trip a dream come true after all this time!
Working with you and the group was very fun and something I will remember forever! The Context, the timing, the results, in the end, we did make everything work out!
I am so glad you got to enjoy the middle of the world!
I wish you all the best! Thanks again!!
Daniel

Beautiful country and memorable trip
Ecuador | Aug 16 - Aug 29, 2022

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Hiu Ching C.
Hong Kong SAR China | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022
Kim Kim is a very useful and user friendly site for my trip planning. Daniel is very responsive and helpful in planning my itinerary to Ecuador. He adjusted the itinerary several times to accommodate my flight changes and preferences. He is friendly and knowledgeable, and provided a packing list for my reference. Daniela was also helpful and she set up a WhatsApp group for communication right before our trip.
The trip to Ecuador is very memorable. The country is beautiful and we had some good...
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Kim Kim is a very useful and user friendly site for my trip planning. Daniel is very responsive and helpful in planning my itinerary to Ecuador. He adjusted the itinerary several times to accommodate my flight changes and preferences. He is friendly and knowledgeable, and provided a packing list for my reference. Daniela was also helpful and she set up a WhatsApp group for communication right before our trip.
The trip to Ecuador is very memorable. The country is beautiful and we had some good tour guides. The best guide was Darwin in Isabella Island in Galapagos. He took great photos and videos with his GoPro underwater and took the group to see a variety of marine life, including penguin, seahorse, sharks, sea lions, iguanas, sea turtles, birds, etc. It was absolutely fantastic to be so close to the animals in their natural habitats. Besides Galapagos, Quilotoa has stunning scenery, the Equator is fun to visit and the Quito historical town is very pretty.
The cons of the itinerary is that there is a lot of time spent on the car and/or boat each day. The hotel locations and the route can be further improved to reduce the driving time. This is especially true for our hotels in Quito, which were rather far from the attractions.
It would also be helpful if we get more information on the exact activities and what we should bring and wear each day, especially for the boat trips.
Overall, we had a very good trip in Ecuador and would love to visit again.

Hotel Reviews
Kitu Hotel
Quito

The hotel is quite old and the shower does not work so well. It is a bit noisy. However, the staff is very nice and friendly. It is also close to some good restaurants.

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Posada del Mar
Santa Cruz

The owner is extremely helpful and nice. The location is very convenient and close to the pier. The room is big with a balcony. The hotel is very comfy.

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Hotel La Jungla
Puerto Villamil

The hotel is far away and the hygiene is not good. The shower sometimes doors not have hot water. The room is big and has a sea view.

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La Floresta
Baños
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Ikala Quito Hotel
Quito

The hotel looks new and is clean and very comfortable. The location is not the most convenient for tourist attractions but it is close to many good restaurants. The design of the hotel is pretty.

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Beautiful design
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Wyndham Quito Airport
Quito

Close to the airport, comfortable, clean and big room. The pool is tiny and the gym is small. But the restaurant is decent.

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Activity Review
Excursion to Los Túneles
Excursion to Los Túneles
Galapagos Islands

The trip is wonderful and the best of my 2 weeks in Ecuador. We saw many marine animals in their natural habitats and were very close with them. Darwin was a fantastic guide and he took great photos and videos with his GoPro underwater. We saw penguin, sharks, seahorse, sea lions, giant sea turtles, colourful fish, etc. The ocean was stunningly beautiful. I wish we could snorkel for longer.

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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Sep 08, 2022

Hola Hiu and Kasey!
Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience!
For me, it was really an amazing experience to be able to work together to create your perfect trip plan! I am thrilled that both of you had a wonderful adventure at the Galapagos Islands and most of all enjoyed it to the fullest. Daniela is also very happy to have worked with you too! Feel free to reach out anytime!

Best regards from the middle of the world,
Daniel :)

Hello Daniel, this trip was quite an adventur...
Ecuador | Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2022

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Janis Z.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022
Hello Daniel, this trip was quite an adventure. My favorite place was the Napo Cultural Center. I loved traveling the river in boats, the clay lick, the tower, our guide, Marcelo, and the wonderful staff.
The travel in the Andes to volcanos, caldera, etc. was beautiful and interesting. I don’t like moving hotels every night and some of the drives were too long. Our guide, Jorge, was very knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed having him with us. Two hotels stand out for me...in Quito...
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Hello Daniel, this trip was quite an adventure. My favorite place was the Napo Cultural Center. I loved traveling the river in boats, the clay lick, the tower, our guide, Marcelo, and the wonderful staff.
The travel in the Andes to volcanos, caldera, etc. was beautiful and interesting. I don’t like moving hotels every night and some of the drives were too long. Our guide, Jorge, was very knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed having him with us. Two hotels stand out for me...in Quito the cultural Manor and CotopaxiPungo were both beautiful and interesting. The drive to the Cotopaxi Pungo was too rugged and long.
In the Galapagos, Bibi was excellent and then we had a mixture of guides. I would have appreciated more advance knowledge about the experiences, especially the trip to Bartolom, which I wisely skipped and would have been too much for me. Some of us went to Tortuga Bay which was very nice and should have been offered as an alternative. The hotel Deja Vu was nice, friendly and very well located. We all enjoyed it. (Ps...I was the oldest person in this group of 7)

Hotel Reviews
Boutique Hotel Cultura Manor
Quito

As a person who loves historical hotels and restoration, this was just right for me. Our room was charming and the common areas were pleasant and comfortable. We enjoyed dinner there one evening and 3 breakfasts in a lovely, sunny breakfast room. The staff were kind, attentive and helpful. I can’t speak about the location since we only used planned transportation.

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Cotopaxi Pungo
Cotopaxi Area

I enjoyed this hotel. The location was stunning. I loved fires in the fireplaces and the beautiful restaurant/breakfast space. My dinner was excellent and the activities manager took us for an exploration of the grounds with great enthusiasm.

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Views in all directions.
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Rooms were chilly
Hotel Deja Vu Galapagos
Pto. Ayora

Very nice for the Galapagos

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Walking distance to village, shops and restaurants.
Staff
Friendly and helpful.
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Activity Reviews
Colonial City Tour, Cooking Class & the Middle of the World Monument
Colonial City Tour, Cooking Class & the Middle of the World Monument
Quito

Guide, Marco, was great. It was Sunday so we experienced the bustle of the city. We also all enjoyed the cooking class and the tasty lunch we created.

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Excellent guides and drivers. So appreciated.
Yet Another Day on an Uninhabited Island!
Yet Another Day on an Uninhabited Island!
Galapagos Islands

Needed more advance knowledge of long, rough boat trip. I wisely skipped this. Alternative could have been offered.

Free Morning - Afternoon Boat Tour
Free Morning - Afternoon Boat Tour
Galapagos Islands

Walked this island and met the local wildlife. Beach. Lunch. Snack were amazing.

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Napo Cultural Center experience
Napo Cultural Center experience
Yasuni National Park

I loved this experience, guide, staff, indigenous presentation, tower, clay lick ., etc.

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Cotopaxi National Park - Quilotoa Lagoon - Baños
Cotopaxi National Park - Quilotoa Lagoon - Baños
Ecuador

I didn’t hike down. Took lots of time.

Welcome to Santa Cruz Island:  Highlands & Charles Darwin Research Station
Welcome to Santa Cruz Island: Highlands & Charles Darwin Research Station
Puerto Ayora

Great guide, lunch, introduction to tortoises, Darwin Center. Fun!

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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Sep 16, 2022

Hola Janis!
Thank you so much for your message and kind words! I truly enjoyed working with you and the group all this time! I am glad everything was able to come true in the end!
Your feedback is so important for us, thank you for sharing all of your thoughts, this will definitely help us improve even more in the future!
All of the guides send you and the group their best regards, it was an awesome experience!
Ecuador will always be here for you if you ever wish to come back!

Best regards from the middle of the world,
Daniel :)

Ecuador family holiday
Ecuador | Aug 15 - Aug 28, 2022

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Andy W.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022
The whole process from first contacting Daniel at Kimkim to discuss the itinerary through to arriving back home at the end of the holiday was as seamless as it could have been. Daniel was super responsive throughout and always happy to talk through any changes to the itinerary we wanted, and the guides/drivers we had in Ecuador were similarly super helpful and friendly (Danny, Francisco, Segundo and Pablo). All the accommodation booked was exactly what we wanted (the Huayna Capac suite at... Read more

The whole process from first contacting Daniel at Kimkim to discuss the itinerary through to arriving back home at the end of the holiday was as seamless as it could have been. Daniel was super responsive throughout and always happy to talk through any changes to the itinerary we wanted, and the guides/drivers we had in Ecuador were similarly super helpful and friendly (Danny, Francisco, Segundo and Pablo).

All the accommodation booked was exactly what we wanted (the Huayna Capac suite at the Luna Volcan adventure spa in Banos was particularly amazing) and all the activities were excellent (horse riding in Cotopaxi national park was a favourite of the kids, despite the weather). There was a lot of travelling during the holiday but the vehicle Daniel booked was perfect and spacious for a family of four.

Iberia airline were awful throughout but that's nothing to do with Kimkim and in fact Daniel helped a lot by finally getting Iberia to return our luggage which they lost. So if you want a reliable tour guide I would recommend Kimkim.

Hotel Review
Luna Volcán Adventure Spa
Baños

Book the Huayna Capac suite if you are in a family of four and it is available, the views are incredible. Checkout is 1230 lunchtime so make the most of it and checkout at 1230....

Activity Review
Agroecological Farm -  Mompiche
Agroecological Farm - Mompiche
Quito

We only stopped here because it was en route to our final destination but so glad we did as it was fascinating to get a personal tour of the farm and amazing lunch.

Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Sep 05, 2022

Hola Andy and Pamela!

It was truly awesome to plan a beautiful trip for you and the family in Ecuador. I am so excited that everything was perfect and that everyone enjoyed the beautiful wonders that our country has. I will be looking forward to our next adventure in Galapagos and the Amazon.

Greetings from your local friend!
Daniel :D

Amazing experience
Ecuador | Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2022

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Christina B.
Windsor, CT | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022
I cannot say enough good about this the KimKim company and Daniel. Our trip was booked for March of 2020 and canceled because of Covid. The company and Daniel kept in touch over the difficult years and was always so helpful and pleasant. We were able to rebook our trip and go in March of 2022. It was a amazing and memorable trip. The communication was great and Daniel was on top of everything. It was nice to be able to meet him. I would highly recommend using KimKim to travel. Read more

I cannot say enough good about this the KimKim company and Daniel. Our trip was booked for March of 2020 and canceled because of Covid. The company and Daniel kept in touch over the difficult years and was always so helpful and pleasant. We were able to rebook our trip and go in March of 2022. It was a amazing and memorable trip. The communication was great and Daniel was on top of everything. It was nice to be able to meet him. I would highly recommend using KimKim to travel.

Hotel Reviews
Kitu Hotel
Quito

Amazing staff and nice accommodations. Good location.

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Blue House Youth Hostel
Quito
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Nicky Amazon Lodge
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Such a great time in such a special place.

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Activity Reviews
Colonial City Tour, Cooking Class & the Middle of the World Monument
Colonial City Tour, Cooking Class & the Middle of the World Monument
Quito

It get a little rushed and I wish we were told to bring our passports so they could be stamped. We also did not have time to see the original location.

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Arrival at the rainforest
Arrival at the rainforest
Ecuador
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Beyond amazing.
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Adventure in the Amazon
Adventure in the Amazon
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
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Indigenous Community, Laguna Grande, & Igapó
Indigenous Community, Laguna Grande, & Igapó
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
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Hiking & canoeing in the rainforest
Hiking & canoeing in the rainforest
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
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Farewell Cuyabeno! Return to the City
Farewell Cuyabeno! Return to the City
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
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COVID Test at your Hotel
COVID Test at your Hotel
Ecuador

Didn’t have this… not applicable

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Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Sep 05, 2022

Hola Christina!

Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing comments. It was truly amazing to be in contact for such a long time and finally get this trip done. I am so glad that it was not just any trip but that it was something you will truly remember forever! I wish you all the best and hopefully we will meet again someday!

Best vibes from the middle of the world,
Daniel :)

My trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands ! Thank you Daniel !
Galapagos Islands | Jan 11 - Jan 22, 2022

Jake
Jake T.
Modesto, CA | Reviewed on Aug 05, 2022
My trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands was very pleasant and enjoyable. Thanks to Daniel, my travel details were ironed out before , during and after the trip. I had issues with my covid test result being delayed and had a mild panic, anxious situation, but with Daniel help I was able to enjoy the rest of my trip, During the trip, Daniel was very easy and fast to reach when I had questions . He helped me speak to one of the receptionist over the phone because I couldn't communicate in... Read more

My trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands was very pleasant and enjoyable. Thanks to Daniel, my travel details were ironed out before , during and after the trip. I had issues with my covid test result being delayed and had a mild panic, anxious situation, but with Daniel help I was able to enjoy the rest of my trip, During the trip, Daniel was very easy and fast to reach when I had questions . He helped me speak to one of the receptionist over the phone because I couldn't communicate in Spanish . Daniel is very thorough when booking tours , he would follow through with the tour guides and made sure they were there on time and explained what I would expect on the tours. I also felt safe knowing that Daniel was only a call away via whatsapp. I'm using kimkim again for my next trip because my experience with Daniel's help made a huge difference.

Local specialist: Daniel Larrea
Daniel
Daniel Larrea
Local specialist in Quito, Ecuador | Replied on Aug 08, 2022

Hola Hung!
I am so thrilled and happy to read this review! Thank you so much my friend for such amazing words!
It was truly amazing to work with you on such an amazing trip! Even with the PCR Test issue with the flights we still moved everything perfectly! The trip went like a breeze and I am so glad you had such a good time. I wish you the best vibes from the middle of the world, and safe travels in the future!
If you ever wish to come back, you know who to call ;)
Your local friend,
Daniel :D