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Daria Beretta

I am Daria and I was born in Switzerland, but now I live in Brazil, more specifically, in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro.
I have traveled from top to bottom in this wonderful country. I am passionate about travel and tourism, and have visited more than 70 countries, experiencing all kinds of travel: luxury, backpacking, cruise,... And you, what kind of traveler are you? Whether you want to visit the "cidade maravilhosa" Rio de Janeiro or the rainforests of the Amazon, experience a true adventure in the Northeast or visit the Iguazu Falls, I will advise you with pleasure and in-depth knowledge.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Pantanal and Jaguar Safari, Amazon (lodge and cruises), Route of the Emotions, Salvador, Chapada Diamantina, Bonito, Paraty and Ilha Grande"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I'm a travel addicted. Working in the world of tourism was a fortuitous consequence, but it could not have been otherwise. I love sharing my experiences with clients, and I am sure that my advice never disappoints."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"China was probably one of the trips that challenged me the most. I traveled alone for four weeks. Moving around by train and bus as well. Language was definitely the biggest barrier. Few Chinese speak English, especially when moving from the big centers.
A unique and incredible experience. "

Daria is part of the following groups: Brazil Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Daria

overall good but with some issues experienced
Brazil | May 19 - May 28, 2023

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chrisha m.
Canada | Reviewed on May 30, 2023
Rio:
positive:
Daria was excellent in responding to messages.
itinerary was good. Guide was good for us and guide let us enjoy the sites without any time restriction.
Negative:
2 last minute issues with itinerary.
1) show in rio we wanted to see was not available on Tuesdays in May but we were taken to the show and then only we were told there was no show so our much anticipated evening and show became disappointment. they did arrange some other activity free but still one evening is...
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Rio:
positive:
Daria was excellent in responding to messages.
itinerary was good. Guide was good for us and guide let us enjoy the sites without any time restriction.
Negative:
2 last minute issues with itinerary.
1) show in rio we wanted to see was not available on Tuesdays in May but we were taken to the show and then only we were told there was no show so our much anticipated evening and show became disappointment. they did arrange some other activity free but still one evening is ruined
2) another day, coffee farm visit was re arranged day before to evening from morning. this caused us to cancel our original plan in the evening,

Iguzu falls:

Excellent Guide: Luis was amazing . all went well with the plan

Hotel Reviews
JL Hotel by Bourbon
Foz do Iguacu
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Arena Copacabana Hotel
Rio de Janeiro

Hotel in excellent location. Breakfast and restaurant food was good. Need renovation of washroom

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Churrascaria Carretão do Lido
Churrascaria Carretão do Lido
Rio de Janeiro
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Christ the Redeemer & city tour private tour
Christ the Redeemer & city tour private tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Sugarloaf, Santa Teresa and old Rio
Sugarloaf, Santa Teresa and old Rio
Rio de Janeiro
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Tijuca Forest and Botanic Garden private tour
Tijuca Forest and Botanic Garden private tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Visit to a historic coffee farm
Visit to a historic coffee farm
Rio de Janeiro

good experience if you haven't seen any coffee farm or small towns. but it is a long drive almost 2,5 hrs one way. not sure it is worth the experience

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Favela Tour private tour
Favela Tour private tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Brazilian Side Falls Tour regular
Brazilian Side Falls Tour regular
Foz do Iguaçu
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Parque das Aves - Birds park
Parque das Aves - Birds park
Foz do Iguaçu
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Argentinian Side Falls Tour regular
Argentinian Side Falls Tour regular
Foz do Iguaçu
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Local specialist: Daria Beretta
Daria
Daria Beretta
Local specialist in Rio de Janeiro | Replied on Jun 14, 2023
Hi Chrisha!
First of all, I apologize again for the problem that occurred with the show. Regarding the coffee farm, unfortunately, we too were informed at the last minute of the need to change the schedule. As soon as they wrote to us we got in touch with you. We could have offered an alternative if you had told us that you had a commitment in the evening. I am truly sorry that you had to change your schedule for the evening.
However, I am glad that in spite of these 2 problems you enjoyed... Read more

Hi Chrisha!
First of all, I apologize again for the problem that occurred with the show. Regarding the coffee farm, unfortunately, we too were informed at the last minute of the need to change the schedule. As soon as they wrote to us we got in touch with you. We could have offered an alternative if you had told us that you had a commitment in the evening. I am truly sorry that you had to change your schedule for the evening.

However, I am glad that in spite of these 2 problems you enjoyed the trip and enjoyed Rio and Iguazu Falls.

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write a review.

Best,
Daria

Brazil: Exceeded Expectations.
Brazil | Mar 19 - Mar 30, 2023

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Angela C.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 06, 2023
All our guides were excellent and very knowledgeable.
All the airport pick ups and transfers went very smoothly as did the tours.
We were very happy with our itinerary and any concerns we had about having to take internal flights were not justified. The country is just so huge that there weren't any other viable options and it was definitely worth it.
All the hotels were very comfortable and everyone we encountered couldn't have been nicer.
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All our guides were excellent and very knowledgeable.
All the airport pick ups and transfers went very smoothly as did the tours.
We were very happy with our itinerary and any concerns we had about having to take internal flights were not justified. The country is just so huge that there weren't any other viable options and it was definitely worth it.
All the hotels were very comfortable and everyone we encountered couldn't have been nicer.

Hotel Reviews
Águas do Iguaçu Hotel
Foz do Iguaçu

Very clean and comfortable. Good location with a choice of restaurants nearby. Included breakfast had a good selection. Swimming pool was a nice spot to relax at the end of the day.

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Pousada Olho d'Agua
Bonito

Lovely peaceful hotel with wildlife all around. You stay in a bungalow in the grounds and we often had monkeys in the trees around us. Very friendly, helpful staff. The restaurant food was very good, we had dinner there one evening, and the included breakfast was varied and tasty. It is located outside the town, which means you are surrounded by nature and it's quiet but you will need to get a taxi to get to Bonito (not at all expensive)

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Pousada Aguapé
Aquidauana

located about 70 km down a dirt road, you are surrounded by farmland and wetland. it is beautiful and teeming with wildlife. The hotel is very comfortable and welcoming, the food is great. If you are lucky enough to be there on a Saturday night there is a live band and Parilla. Activities are very well organised.

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Pousada do Principe
Paraty

beautiful hotel with lovely communal spaces and pool. great location just a few minutes walk from the old town. Rooms at the from suffer a bit from street noise, so try and get a room around the pool. Breakfast was great.

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Activity Reviews
Brazilian Side Falls Tour regular
Brazilian Side Falls Tour regular
Foz do Iguaçu

The falls are amazing from both sides. Saw lots of coatis here.

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Macuco Safari
Macuco Safari
Foz do Iguaçu

Being on a boat at the bottom of the falls was fantastic but this safari seemed to be very focused on selling you photos that they'd taken. There was no option to swim (as was in our itinerary description), we only were taken to one set of falls and they pulled up at the side of the river and spent about 5 minutes taking Photos of the groups on the boats. The small boat also meant that from most seats you had no view up the river, all you could see was the bow of the boat and the worker who was taking photos. Being driven into the water of the falls however was a LOT of fun. The boat from the Argentinian side seemed to be better, it went to 2-3 sets of falls and also drove into the water. So, if your itinerary allows, this would be better.

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Parque das Aves - Birds park
Parque das Aves - Birds park
Foz do Iguaçu

Very interesting and lovely to see the birds up close. They are doing great conservation work

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Argentinian Side Falls Tour regular
Argentinian Side Falls Tour regular
Foz do Iguaçu

It was just fantastic. Lunch here was also one of the best meals we had!

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Buraco das Araras and Rio da Prata snorkeling
Buraco das Araras and Rio da Prata snorkeling
Bonito MS

Really fun activity. Like swimming in an aquarium

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Boca da Onça
Boca da Onça
Bonito MS

Beautiful location. Lovely hike through the jungle and the waterfalls are just spectacular

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South Pantanal
South Pantanal
South Pantanal

We did a boat trip, jeep safari, walking tour, horse ride and night safari. We saw the most amazing wildlife including armadillos, capybaras, toucans, egrets, cockatoos and a giant anteater.

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Regular Boat Tour around Paraty Bay
Regular Boat Tour around Paraty Bay
Paraty

Comfortable boat and friendly staff. Multiple stops at beaches and to swim. Follows a common path with many other boats but seems to be well organised sonly 1 or 2 boats are at the same place at the same time. Certainly gave a nice overview of the surrounding beaches. Definitely take your own lunch. Whilst the manioc fries were great the rest of the food was terrible.

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Jeep Tour Regular
Jeep Tour Regular
Paraty

If we hadn't already been to Iguassu and Bonito these falls would have been quite impressive! Learning about and tasting Cachaca was great. Sliding on the natural waterslide was great fun, definitely recommend doing this.

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Local specialist: Daria Beretta
Daria
Daria Beretta
Local specialist in Rio de Janeiro | Replied on Apr 07, 2023

Hi Angela,

Thank you for your feedback! I am very glad to hear that you had a great trip. It was a pleasure to have you and your family here in Brazil, and we hope to welcome you again to discover new destinations!

Best,
Daria

Our fantastic visit to Brazil
Brazil | Jan 8 - Jan 14, 2023

Arti
Arti N.
The Colony, TX | Reviewed on Feb 09, 2023
My daughter and I decided to visit Brazil in January. I heard about Kimkim from my neighbor and decided to use them. Being two women traveling by ourselves it seemed like an ideal choice. After answering some questions on a very user friendly website we were put in touch with Daria our trip designer. I cannot say enough good things about her. She gave great recommendations to visit 3 places in Brazil and use our 7 days/6 nights wisely. Every detail including pick ups and drops off to airports... Read more

My daughter and I decided to visit Brazil in January. I heard about Kimkim from my neighbor and decided to use them. Being two women traveling by ourselves it seemed like an ideal choice. After answering some questions on a very user friendly website we were put in touch with Daria our trip designer. I cannot say enough good things about her. She gave great recommendations to visit 3 places in Brazil and use our 7 days/6 nights wisely. Every detail including pick ups and drops off to airports were planned and we felt very safe and all transfers went very smoothly. We visited Rio de Janeiro first where over 2 days we saw all the important sights leisurely in private tours where only my daughter and I were with the tour guide. The tour guides picked us up at the hotel, took us through leisurely to visit the right amount of sites for half a day leaving us half a day to explore on our own. Rio was beautiful, the liveliness of Copacabana, the majestic views of Christ the Redeemer, the Birds Eye views from Sugar loaf, the artistic Selaron steps and quaint district of St Theresa were all awesome. From there we boarded a flight to Iguazu to see the majestic Iguazu Falls. The falls go as far as the eye can see. We took a boat tour recommended by Daria which takes you right under the Falls. It was exhilarating! We had time to see the Falls from the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. After that we flew to Rio and directly had a taxi take us to Paraty, a village settled by Portuguese in 1600s and it has the original cobblestone streets. This was a recommendation by Daria because I wanted to see a colonial town. It is situated beautifully with the bay on one side and the forest on the other. We enjoyed the walking tour of the serene village in the morning and the bustling streets in the evening. We took a boat out to the bay and the captain stopped at various islands for us to snorkel, sunbathe, lunch! It was a big highlight of our entire trip. I’m so glad Daria suggested this village as it’s not on a traditional itinerary. The food and drinks and the people were also wonderful! Daria and kimkim get 5 stars and more if we could do that!

Hotel Reviews
Arena Leme Hotel
Rio de Janeiro

Beautifully located on the quiet part of Copacabana! Wonderful food, beds and showers. We had a great stay.

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Wyndham Foz do Iguaçu
Foz do Iguacu

We had a comfortable stay at the hotel. Food, staff and location were great for our visit to the Falls.

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Pousada Porto Imperial
Paraty

Beautiful quaint, historic, clean and comfortable hotel!

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Activity Reviews
Gran Aventura
Gran Aventura
Foz do Iguaçu
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Brazilian Side Falls Tour regular
Brazilian Side Falls Tour regular
Foz do Iguaçu
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Christ the Redeemer & city tour private tour
Christ the Redeemer & city tour private tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Argentinian Side Falls Tour regular
Argentinian Side Falls Tour regular
Foz do Iguaçu
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Sugarloaf, Santa Teresa and old Rio
Sugarloaf, Santa Teresa and old Rio
Rio de Janeiro
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Walking Tour of Paraty
Walking Tour of Paraty
Paraty
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Private Boat Tour around Paraty Bay
Private Boat Tour around Paraty Bay
Paraty
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Jeep Tour Regular
Jeep Tour Regular
Paraty
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Local specialist: Daria Beretta
Daria
Daria Beretta
Local specialist in Rio de Janeiro | Replied on Feb 10, 2023

Hi Arti! Thank you for your detailed review. I'm speechless :-D
I'm really glad you liked Brazil and if one day you want to come back to visit other parts of this huge country I'll be delighted to assist you again.

Sunny greetings,
Daria

Our trip was planned perfectly. Every detail ...
Brazil | Dec 2 - Dec 6, 2022

Allison
Allison A.
Canada | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2022
Our trip was planned perfectly. Every detail every driver was courteous and timely. Leandro was absolutely fantastic. He would ask is if we wanted more or less time at different stops and was incredibly knowledgeable.
This was our first experience with Kimkim and we will always use this service! Already recommending to friends
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Our trip was planned perfectly. Every detail every driver was courteous and timely. Leandro was absolutely fantastic. He would ask is if we wanted more or less time at different stops and was incredibly knowledgeable.
This was our first experience with Kimkim and we will always use this service! Already recommending to friends

Hotel Review
Pousada do Principe
Paraty

Great location. The best staff, lots of history. We loved it there!

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Central to all
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The best hotel staff ever!
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Local specialist: Daria Beretta
Daria
Daria Beretta
Local specialist in Rio de Janeiro | Replied on Dec 13, 2022

Dear Allison,
I'm very happy that your custom tour was so successful and that you enjoyed your time here in Brazil.
Thank you so much for your great feedback. It is the best motivation for me to continue doing my work with enthusiasm.

Kind regards,
Daria