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Emilce Alonso

I'm from Cordoba, Argentina. I had the opportunity to travel a lot through it and beyond. I really enjoy getting to know new places, like typical food, music and meeting people.

I love the southern region where I experienced the magnificence of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the natural beauty of Bariloche and Ushuaia with their numerous waterfalls, lakes, forests, and snowed mountains. As I’ve already been to the south I would love to truly immerse myself in the culture of the arid regions in the north and enjoy their local traditions and craftwork.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We are destination specialists with insider knowledge of each country. We specialize in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay. We offer integration of travel services to provide a complete, consistent experience - particularly useful for multi-country itineraries featuring the main highlights of South America's most southern regions."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I've always been very interested in learning different languages, cultures, and most impressive natural resources and architectural patrimonies of the countries where those languages are spoken.

That led me to work on something related to learning and specialization in certain places, especially the landscapes that surround me, those of South America, and especially of my Country."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"When I was very young, we went on a cruise trip across Argentina and Brazil with my whole family. I observed the different tasks that could be done in the area of tourism. It was then when I had a great interest in working in tourism."

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Recent trip reviews for Emilce

Patagonia
Patagonia | Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2024

Kasia
Kasia P.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024
Everything, from the very first planning until the execution went very smoothly and easy. Thank Emi for your time, quick responses and everything. I will definitely contact you again when I will be planning my next trips. Read more

Everything, from the very first planning until the execution went very smoothly and easy. Thank Emi for your time, quick responses and everything. I will definitely contact you again when I will be planning my next trips.

Activity Reviews
Big Ice Trek
Big Ice Trek
El Calafate

Amazing trip. Highly recommended.

Quality of Experience
A hike on the glacier was a great thing to do.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Fantastic guides
Transport
Full day Hiking Base Las Torres - 20km approx
Full day Hiking Base Las Torres - 20km approx
Puerto Natales

Great hike, beautiful views.

Quality of Experience
Amazing
Food
Best salmon (gluten free) sandwich I have ever had!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lovely, committed guide
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Jan 26, 2024

Dear Kasia,
Thank you so much for your kind feedback! I'm very happy to hear that your entire experience, went smoothly. It was my pleasure assisting you every step of the way.
I look forward to assisting you with your future trips.
All the best!
Emi

Julian and Clementina were very attentive on ...
Chile | Dec 27 - Jan 5, 2024

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Aakash k.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2024

Julian and Clementina were very attentive on Whatsapp. Everything was on time.

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

I planned a trip to various places in Argenti...
Argentina | Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2023

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Lisette K.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023
I planned a trip to various places in Argentina and it took some very good coordination from Emilce (and Kim kim) to pull this off. I want to say everything went PERFECT, there were no delays, their drivers and people were always there on time and so willing to help. This truly was a trip of a life time and it was so rewarding to feel they had everything under control.
They were very patient and kind during our planning phase and they showed grace as we where trying to fund the payments....
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I planned a trip to various places in Argentina and it took some very good coordination from Emilce (and Kim kim) to pull this off. I want to say everything went PERFECT, there were no delays, their drivers and people were always there on time and so willing to help. This truly was a trip of a life time and it was so rewarding to feel they had everything under control.
They were very patient and kind during our planning phase and they showed grace as we where trying to fund the payments.
My family and I had such an amazing experience and I would do it again through KIM KIM and their people. I am very grateful and thankful for their help, accommodations, etc. If you are thinking about traveling, I can 100% verify that through them, you will have EXCELLENT service.
Thank you ALL for making this trip an unforgettable experience.
Emilce, you are the best!!!!
Sincerely,
Lisette

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Dec 20, 2023

Dear Lisette,
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're very pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience exploring Argentina and that our team assisted in making it a memorable experience.
Thank you once again for choosing us and we look forward to assisting you on future adventures!
Best regards for this new year!
Emi

Fun trip and n Patagonia
Chile | Nov 25 - Dec 9, 2023

Bao
Bao T.
Saratoga, CA | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2023
We had a great time on our trip. The guides and drivers are vey courteous, punctual, and helpful. All hotels are nice and located centrally so very convenient for us to explore the town. They all include breakfast except the Metal in El Chalten. However, they have a kitchenette which worked out great. The tours were nice. We enjoyed the Torres del Paine tour, the Nativo tour El Chalten, the trek to Esmeralda Lake in Ushuaia the best as we like outdoor activities. The highlights of our trip... Read more

We had a great time on our trip. The guides and drivers are vey courteous, punctual, and helpful. All hotels are nice and located centrally so very convenient for us to explore the town. They all include breakfast except the Metal in El Chalten. However, they have a kitchenette which worked out great. The tours were nice. We enjoyed the Torres del Paine tour, the Nativo tour El Chalten, the trek to Esmeralda Lake in Ushuaia the best as we like outdoor activities. The highlights of our trip were the hike to Laguna Torres and Laguna de Los tres. Over all we glad we booked the tour

Hotel Reviews
Diego de Almagro Providencia Hotel
Santiago de Chile

Comfy room. Nearby center

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Mil 810 Ushuaia Hotel
Ushuaia

Nice hotel near center of town. Helpful staff

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Staff
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Two Hotel Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Nice hotel near center of town. Helpful staff

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Staff
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Hotel Lady Florence Dixie
Puerto Natales

Nice hotel near center of town. Helpful staff

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Staff
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Quijote Hotel
Argentina

Nice hotel near center of town. Helpful staff Elegant decor

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Staff
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Meraki Lofts
El Chalten

Nice hotel near center of town. Helpful staff Kitchenette is great

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Activity Reviews
Nativo Experience
Nativo Experience
El Calafate

Lake view was superb. Did not expect lunch in a fancy cave and loved the bread soup inside a cave with a beautiful view.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Panoramic City Tour
Panoramic City Tour
Santiago

Very nice tour. Only thing that was not so good was the guided jewelry store.

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Transport
Panoramic excursion to the Torres del Paine National Park (with Box Lunch)
Panoramic excursion to the Torres del Paine National Park (with Box Lunch)
Puerto Natales

Great view, very knowledgeable guide. Had a blast with the different views

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Navigation to Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers
Navigation to Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers
Puerto Natales

Fantastic views and also grilled lamb was great

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half day Tierra del Fuego National Park
Half day Tierra del Fuego National Park
Ushuaia

Beautiful views and great guide. Train ride was fun. Wished had more time to explore the park via hiking if had more time

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Tango Show and Dinner at Café De Los Angelitos
Tango Show and Dinner at Café De Los Angelitos
Buenos Aires

Show was great and food/wine made even better. The dancers were great

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
General Information about USHUAIA
General Information about USHUAIA
Ushuaia

Interesting info on Ushauia

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Neighborhoods Tour
Neighborhoods Tour
Buenos Aires

Guide was funny and gave us lots of details about the locals. Very enjoyable

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
El Calafate

Great view from below. When we hike on top, we thought the views on top as just as impressive, so doing both give you a better perspective, if you are short on time, just do the hike

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Trekking to Emerald Lagoon
Trekking to Emerald Lagoon
Ushuaia

Guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of details about the area. Lake view at end was beautiful. Very enjoyable

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Dec 16, 2023

Dear Bao and Bich,
Thank you immensely for sharing your experience with us!
We're so happy to hear that your trip was filled with enjoyable moments 😃🤗
Thank you once again for choosing us. All the best for this new year coming!
Warm regards,
Emi

Emi - specialist
Argentina | Dec 1 - Dec 6, 2023

Huyen
Huyen C.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023
Emi was a wonderful specialist - guiding us from the very beginning and through our trip. I cannot praise him enough Read more

Emi was a wonderful specialist - guiding us from the very beginning and through our trip. I cannot praise him enough

Hotel Reviews
Loi Suites Recoleta
Buenos Aires

Room and location was great. Breakfast was not very good

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Xelena Hotel & Suites
El Calafate, Santa Cruz
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Staff
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Activity Reviews
Half day City Tour - Private service with English speaking guide
Half day City Tour - Private service with English speaking guide
Buenos Aires

Lionel , our tour guide seemed very bored and rushed. We were hoping to see the cemetery but he told us there was no time

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver Fabio was great
Transport
Tango Show and Dinner at Gala Tango
Tango Show and Dinner at Gala Tango
Buenos Aires

Great setting, staff was efficient and courteous. Very fun show and the food was surprisingly good

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Nativo Experience
Nativo Experience
El Calafate
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full day tour to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Minitrekking
Full day tour to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Minitrekking
El Calafate

Best part of the trip. The experience was truly unique and the guide was outsranding

Cristina Estancia Classic
Cristina Estancia Classic
El Calafate
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Dec 11, 2023

Dear Huyen and Tung,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
We're very happy and pleased to know that everything went smoothly.
I hope to see you again on your next adventure!
Best,
Emi

We enjoyed our trip to the fullest!
Argentina | Nov 16 - Nov 26, 2023

Delphine
Delphine P.
Wheeling, IL | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

We enjoyed our trip to the fullest! Everything was very well planned, and each time we needed communication, the team was very responsive.
Our guides and drivers were all very friendly and knowledgeable, they adapted to our family and did great with the kids.
Every location we visited was memorable, Iguazu falls, Buenos Aires, Uruguay.
We will definitely come back to South America and use Kimkim again.

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Nov 29, 2023

Thank you so much, Delphine!
We're so happy and pleased that you and your family enjoyed your trip to the fullest and that everything went smoothly.
We would be more than happy to welcome you back to South America in the future and assist with another memorable adventure.
Thank you for choosing Kimkim for your travels! All the best!
Emi

Fantastic trip!!
Chile | Nov 3 - Nov 12, 2023

K
Kristin A.
Australia | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023
Emilce made this trip planning so easy! The whole service provided by her was amazing. She answered all my questions and helped us get a trip that we wanted. She even added a few last minute things for us in one leg of the trip. Our trip was fantastic and Emi’s knowledge made that happen! Thank you so much Emi! Read more

Emilce made this trip planning so easy! The whole service provided by her was amazing. She answered all my questions and helped us get a trip that we wanted. She even added a few last minute things for us in one leg of the trip. Our trip was fantastic and Emi’s knowledge made that happen! Thank you so much Emi!

Hotel Reviews
Weskar Lodge
Puerto Natales

Amazing location and amazing staff! The room was so great and breakfast provided was wonderful

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Staff
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Posada y Cabañas El Barranco
El Chalten

Great location. Room felt small and a bit like a dorm room set up. But it was clean and the staff were amazing!

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Blanca Patagonia Boutique Inn and Cabins
El Calafate, Santa Cruz
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Staff
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Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago Kennedy
Santiago
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Activity Reviews
Full day Hiking Base Las Torres - 20km approx
Full day Hiking Base Las Torres - 20km approx
Puerto Natales

Our guide was fantastic. Transfers were all On time. Had a great day.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full day tour to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Minitrekking
Full day tour to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Minitrekking
El Calafate

Really fun day on the glacier! Not a super challenging day but amazing views and guides!

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Santiago Markets City Bike Tour
Santiago Markets City Bike Tour
Santiago
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Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Nov 15, 2023

Dear Kristin,
Thank you so much for your kind words!
I'm thrilled to hear that you had an amazing trip and that I could contribute to making it a fantastic experience for you. Your appreciation means a lot to me.
It was a pleasure assisting you with the trip planning. Thank you once again for choosing our services. Wishing you many more fantastic journeys ahead!
Best regards,
Emi

Chile; San Pedro de Atacama. Valparaiso & Santiago
Chile | Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2023

Angel
Angel V.
Brandon, FL | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023
After 3 flightss to get to San Pedro de Atacama, it was great surprise to see the service and how helpful was the GM (Rosario Villagra) and her entire staff at Nataya Alto Atacama Hotel. All the excursions we picked were well planned and every guide was fenomenal, they considered my disabilities and supported me thruout the trip. The hotel beautiful location and facilities are above many. The hotel restaurant had a different menu for each meal daily and still provided enough selections for... Read more

After 3 flightss to get to San Pedro de Atacama, it was great surprise to see the service and how helpful was the GM (Rosario Villagra) and her entire staff at Nataya Alto Atacama Hotel. All the excursions we picked were well planned and every guide was fenomenal, they considered my disabilities and supported me thruout the trip. The hotel beautiful location and facilities are above many. The hotel restaurant had a different menu for each meal daily and still provided enough selections for all, each meal we had was expectacular in presentation, service and taste. At the end of the day, I spent it with Mauricio and Macarena at the bar, great suggestions on the drinks and enjoyable to talk too.

In Santiago, our guide was Maite, she was knowledgeable and great to talk to. Kept us informed, made modifications as needed. All our drives were great(Jorge, Orlando and David), except the one not mentioned. All our meals were memorable (Bocanariz, Carnal Prime Steakhouse, Donde Augusto). La excepcion fue El Giratorio, bella vista, pero la comida no vale, regrese mi comida dos veces.
Las excursions en Santiago( City Tour, Museo Pre-Colomniano, El Cerro San Cristobal, El viaje a Valparaiso y Viña del Mar) las recomiendo, las otras no.
Gracias por su ayuda durante mi viaje y los cambios que me permitieron hacer.

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Oct 03, 2023
Dear Angel, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us!
We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic experience at Nataya Alto Atacama Hotel. It's great to know that the excursions were well-planned and that our guides were accommodating to your needs.
Your insights into your experiences in Santiago, including the recommended excursions and dining spots, are greatly appreciated. We're sorry to hear about your less-than-ideal experience at El Giratorio. Once again, thank... Read more

Dear Angel,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us!
We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic experience at Nataya Alto Atacama Hotel. It's great to know that the excursions were well-planned and that our guides were accommodating to your needs.

Your insights into your experiences in Santiago, including the recommended excursions and dining spots, are greatly appreciated. We're sorry to hear about your less-than-ideal experience at El Giratorio.

Once again, thank you for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back in the future for more memorable adventures!

Warm regards,
Emi

Excellent trip, well planned
Chile | Jun 6 - Jun 28, 2023

Noela
Noela D.
Australia | Reviewed on Jul 03, 2023

A really enjoyable experience. The various tours were well organised and our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The highlight of our trip was the Uyuni Salt Flats with our time around San Pedro de Atacama a close second. Highly recommended

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Jul 04, 2023

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a truly enjoyable experience during your trip.
We appreciate your recommendation and are grateful to have been a part of planning your memorable journey.
I hope to see you again on your next adventure!
Best,
Emi

Chile and Bolivia
Chile | May 12 - May 26, 2023

Peter
Peter K.
Australia | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2023
Chile and Bolivia We had a great trip to Chile and Bolivia arranged by Emilce.
At all times her service was immaculate, and her advice was essential to the success of the holiday.
In Santiago we had a good experience with our tour guide Francisco.
Highlights were the Nayara Atacama and the great guides we had there, particularly Alexis who was a local musician who played in an Andean band.
The journey to the Bolivian border we had an excellent guide and Giovanni our Bolivian guide... Read more

Chile and Bolivia

We had a great trip to Chile and Bolivia arranged by Emilce.
At all times her service was immaculate, and her advice was essential to the success of the holiday.
In Santiago we had a good experience with our tour guide Francisco.
Highlights were the Nayara Atacama and the great guides we had there, particularly Alexis who was a local musician who played in an Andean band.

The journey to the Bolivian border we had an excellent guide and Giovanni our Bolivian guide was excellent as well.
We would recommend the Salt hotel in Uyuni - Hotel De Sal Luna Salada.

In La Paz we were expertly guided by Grace who did a great job of showing us around this fascinating city.

Hotel Review
Casa Higueras Hotel
Valparaiso

Great hotel with excellent staff and service.

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Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Jun 06, 2023

Hi Peter and Kathryn,
We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic trip to Chile and Bolivia :)
Thanks for your kind words and it's lovely to know that the guides provided you with a memorable experience.
Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back to South America in the future!
Best!
Emi