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Johanna Fabian

When you become an expat in your birth country, you learn different tricks - you are not just a traveler but a local as well. This has given me a great appreciation for different cultures and has fed my love for traveling.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in Lima, Cusco and weekend getaways from Lima. Living in Peru for 7 years has given me the chance to know where are the best places to get out of the big city and all the spots in Lima and Cusco that are popular with both locals and foreigners. In the last years I've learned first-hand all Lima and Cusco have to offer, all of which I hope to share with our travelers. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"7 years ago I joined a study abroad culinary program in Peru. Here, my curiosity began to burst. Not only did I want to travel everywhere In Peru but I wanted to learn about different cultures and different food and techniques the world has to offer. Now no matter where I travel, making a stop at a local market is at the top of my list! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In 2012 I went to Iquitos with a couple of German friends, we camped out in an indigenous community in the middle of the Amazon, it was not at all glamorous, but one of the most memorable trips. I got to learn so much about how the community lived, their culture, their food, and their reality. It was both eye-opening and life-changing. "

Johanna is part of the following groups: Peru Travel Agents
Trek through the Sacred Valley to reach Machu Picchu
Peru's Sacred Valley: Cusco, Socma Trek & Macchu Picchu - 10 Days

This adventurous 10-day itinerary combines the highlights of Peru's Sacred Valley with an unforgettable three-day mountain trek. Flying from Lima, you'll cross the Andes to reach the ancient Inca capital of Cusco—gateway to the wonders of the Sacred Valley. Tour remarkable Inca sites like Ollantaytambo, Pisac Citadel, and the salt mines of Maras, then hit the trails and hike through spectacular mountain scenery to reach the crowning glory of Machu Picchu.

Rapa Nui Statues
Highlights of Perú, Bolivia & Chile - 16 Days

Explore the best of South America's cultural sites on this comprehensive 16-day itinerary. Start in Peru, where you'll explore ancient Inca sites & set sail on Lake Titicaca. Transfer to Bolivia for a three-day adventure in the Uyuni Salt Flats, then end your trip on Rapa Nui for an in-depth exploration of the culture that built massive stone moai.

Rainbow Mountain in the Andes
Mountains of Peru: Colca Canyon, Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountains - 10 Days

Explore the best of the Peruvian countryside on this ten-day adventure trip. Start in the capital city of Lima, then catch a domestic flight to Arequipa — the base for all adventures in Colca Canyon. You'll spend a few days exploring the condor's home, then transfer to Machu Picchu for the Sacred Valley highlights and a hike up the colorful Rainbow Mountain.

Exploring the Amazon by boat
Amazon Jungle, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain - 10 days

Beginning your Peruvian odyssey in cosmopolitan capital Lima, this 10-day itinerary sees you first travel to jungle metropolis Iquitos. You then embark on a trip along the main source of the River Amazon, the River Marañón, using a lodge near Pacaya Samiria Reserve as a base for jungle adventures including night-time rainforest hikes and meeting indigenous communities. You next travel up into the stunning Andes, to ancient Inca capital Cusco and the Sacred Valley: a journey culminating in a visit to the ultimate Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. You end this itinerary by exploring another of Peru's geological wonders: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.

The salt flats of Uyuni
Highlights of Peru and Bolivia - 14 Days

This sweeping two-week tour of Peru and Bolivia takes you to several of South America's most breathtaking natural wonders and cultural attractions. Start with sightseeing in Lima and Cusco, then explore the ruins of Machu Picchu and hike around photogenic Rainbow Mountain before heading to Lake Titicaca. You'll visit the lake's floating islands and learn about indigenous traditions before crossing over to Bolivia. Then enjoy several days discovering the otherworldly landscapes of the salt flats of Uyuni, visiting the ancient Andean ruins at Tiwanaku, and riding high above La Paz in the city's modern cable car system.

Recent trip reviews for Johanna

Our trip planned by Johanna was fantastic! T...
Peru | Sep 8 - Sep 18, 2022

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Julie G.
Saratoga Springs, NY | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Our trip planned by Johanna was fantastic! The hotels were all lovely, the food tour in Lima led by Amy was lots of fun and our drivers were all friendly and safe drivers. The highlight of our trip was our guide for Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Flor was an amazing guide-knowledgeable, resourceful, accommodating, considerate, and fun! Without a doubt she made our trip an experience of a lifetime! I have already recommended Kimkim to family and friends planning adventures around the world!

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Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Hi Julie,
Our team is so glad you and Stewart had a great time traveling through Peru! It was a pleasure helping you plan this trip and look forward to helping you again in the future.

Best,
Johanna

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectac...
Peru | Aug 13 - Aug 20, 2022

Nancy
Nancy B.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectacular! Johanna, Edwin, Miguel and guide Valeriano all made us feel welcome and looked after us like honoured guests. The sites we visited were breath taking and beautiful. Machupicchu, Rainbow Mountains, Maras salt flats and Incan ruins to name a few were the highlights of our trip. All of our hotels were lovely , very comfortable and full of Peruvian flair and hospitality. Gotta try the Guinea pig!!!! read more

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectacular! Johanna, Edwin, Miguel and guide Valeriano all made us feel welcome and looked after us like honoured guests. The sites we visited were breath taking and beautiful. Machupicchu, Rainbow Mountains, Maras salt flats and Incan ruins to name a few were the highlights of our trip. All of our hotels were lovely , very comfortable and full of Peruvian flair and hospitality. Gotta try the Guinea pig!!!!

Hotel Review
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

Thank you to all for the beautiful and restful stay especially Edwin

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Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Hi Nancy,
so happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Peru for your birthday! It was a a pleasure making it happen. I'll be sure to share your review with my team.

Best,
Johanna

An amazing travel companion!
Peru | Sep 7 - Sep 15, 2022

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Elizabeth S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

What a great find kimkim has been. I wanted to plan a trip on somewhat short notice and was going alone, so the options were a bit overwhelming. Johanna and kimkim made this incredibly easy — from planning a great itinerary to communicating the entire way through my trip to ensure everything went smoothly. I felt very cared for and had an amazing adventure in Peru with a great balance of solo exploration adventure, guided activity for historical context, and people helping manage pickups/drop... read more

What a great find kimkim has been. I wanted to plan a trip on somewhat short notice and was going alone, so the options were a bit overwhelming. Johanna and kimkim made this incredibly easy — from planning a great itinerary to communicating the entire way through my trip to ensure everything went smoothly. I felt very cared for and had an amazing adventure in Peru with a great balance of solo exploration adventure, guided activity for historical context, and people helping manage pickups/drop offs. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Hotel Reviews
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

Well designed, good location, and excellent service. I had a lot of nice touches, like a spontaneous upgrade I didn’t request, the lobby holding my bag for me while I stayed a night at Machu Picchu, and all around lovely hospitality. Only note is the acoustics are about what you might expect of older construction— you can hear people walking around pretty clearly. Truly charming hotel though.

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The space heaters were an excellent touch!
Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado
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Such knowledgeable guides who made the entire stay there feel like wilderness camp.
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Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for the great review. It was a pleasure helping you plan your solo trip to Peru and so happy to hear you had a great time. We hope you visit us again with your husband next time!

Best,
Johanna

Lima, Parachas, Ica, Cusco, Machu Picchu with teens!
Peru | Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2022

Tiffany
Tiffany H.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Carlos in Lima was super knowledgeable about all of the different Peruvian foods, felt like I got an herbalist lesson along with an amazing historical overview of the culinary scene in Lima. Absolutely Wonderful.

Jaime was so kind and kept everything in order and expectations managed for the trip through Parachas and Ica.

Edwin in Cusco and the Inca trail and Machu Picchu I really cannot say enough. His knowledge of Incan history and his capacity to tell it through a captivating... read more

Carlos in Lima was super knowledgeable about all of the different Peruvian foods, felt like I got an herbalist lesson along with an amazing historical overview of the culinary scene in Lima. Absolutely Wonderful.

Jaime was so kind and kept everything in order and expectations managed for the trip through Parachas and Ica.

Edwin in Cusco and the Inca trail and Machu Picchu I really cannot say enough. His knowledge of Incan history and his capacity to tell it through a captivating story was priceless. He clearly loves his job and feels passionate about his work. He was so supportive of my kids (12 and 16) throughout and kept them in mind- captured their attention and made all of the trekking doable. 5 stars.

The Mountain View experience in Maras in the sacred valley was a once in a lifetime experience. A hidden gem. So glad we had this adventure up there.

The river rafting, rock climbing and zip lining were incredible. So much fun for the whole family and all of the guides were so kind and supportive. Both of the adventure companies were amazing - top rate.

The only improvement I would make would be the hotel in Urubamba. The hotel was a bit removed from town and out dated. Not a big deal - just some feedback. I wish we had had a chance to stay in Oyantaytambo. Next time!

Hotel Reviews
Cooper Hotel Boutique
Cusco

Cooler hotel was more than hospitable. Small and intimate, unpretentious, and the breakfast was amazing - made to order in the most amazing sun room. Fantastic location. Delicious teas. Super kind staff.

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Close to the town square
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San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba

The hotel seemed a bit outdated and many things were not working (fireplaces, pool, the hot tub was quoted at $80 - US dollars- for 1 hr usage, no filtered water available for free),

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The hotel was a bit removed from town
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Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

Beautiful hotel with comfortable quarters for a family of three. Decent breakfast, coffee shop on site. Great location.

Authenticity & Character
Fantastic Peruvian ambiance
Location
Close to the water and between Barranco and San Isidoro
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Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

Clean, environmentally sound, free filtered water. Wish we had been able to spend a little longer there.

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Activity Reviews
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

This tour was a fun and easy way to get a good flavor of Lima. Carlos was incredibly knowledgeable about the medicinal value of all Of the rich variety of fruits and vegetables the Peruvian cuisine offers. His love for Lima and for food were infectious. Highly recommend. It was great for my 12 and 16 year old as well!

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Vegetarian friendly
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Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru

While this could have felt like a long day of travel instead it felt like a great adventure broken up into the most diverse experiences. I can’t believe all we saw and experienced in one day. From a boat ride in the morning, learning about bird fertilizer that was used even during Ican times! Penguins, sea lions, and more… to an amazing lunch and wine tour and tasting, to dune buggy riding and sand boarding in the desert! It was a packed day full of fun. The comfy van was a great transport to and from. Highly recommend, especially if you have kids!

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Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Hi Tiffany,
I'm happy to hear you and your children had a great time in Peru! It was a pleasure planning this trip for you, I'll be sure to let the rest of my team know about your comments.

We hope to see you in Peru again!
Johanna

Peru - a fantastic experience
Peru | Aug 4 - Aug 11, 2022

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Saikiran K.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Johanna and her team did a fantastic job in setting up a great trip for first timers like us. They were thoroughly patient and ever helping in last minute schedule changes. An experience we will cherish for ever.

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Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Hi Sai,
It was a pleasure to get to meet you and your family in Peru and so great to hear you had a fantastic time! We hope to help you plan another trip in the future.

Best,
Johanna

Peru is great. Just looking forward to going back there!
Peru | Jul 25 - Aug 2, 2022

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Anthony T.
Wilmington, MA | Reviewed on Aug 06, 2022

The trip was very well organized. Thank you Johanna!

Flor Zuniga was our guide for Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, a great person overall and an excellent guide.

Lima Gourmet (Kimberly) and Berrios Travel (Juan) were our operators for the food tour and the day trip to Huachachina. Both were excellent and made the trips memorable.

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Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Aug 06, 2022

Hi Anthony,
Happy to hear you had an amazing time in Peru with your group! I will pass your message along to Flor, Kimberly and Juan.

We hope you left Peru with lifelong memories.

Johanna

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was ...
Peru | Jul 4 - Jul 8, 2022

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Amna H.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was unfamiliar with it because of its custom tour feature. I did not want to go with other existing tours as they involved hiking or the duration of the trip was too long. At same time I did not want to plan the trip myself and go to an unfamiliar country with an unfamiliar language by myself. With Kim Kim's custom feature you have the freedom to change your trip however you please.
In my case my local expert was Johanna from Miski Travel and it was... read more

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was unfamiliar with it because of its custom tour feature. I did not want to go with other existing tours as they involved hiking or the duration of the trip was too long. At same time I did not want to plan the trip myself and go to an unfamiliar country with an unfamiliar language by myself. With Kim Kim's custom feature you have the freedom to change your trip however you please.
In my case my local expert was Johanna from Miski Travel and it was a pleasure to work with this agency. I started my trip plan very last minute about 3 weeks prior to our departure. Johanna and her team were very patient with me and we made changes until few days before our trip. We even missed our flight from Lima to Cusco and had to change our Airport pick up just 1 hour before and they were helpful in rearranging our ride. We also had a very nice tour guide Edwin who even travelled with us from Cusco all the way to Agua Calientes where Machu Picchu is which was very reassuring and made us very comfortable travelling to another city.
Overall, I had a very good trip and it was a good idea to work with Kim Kim and Miski travel. If I had to mention an improvement I would have liked to see the breakdown on pricing. We were only given a total price per person, but I wanted to see what I was paying for. Other than that I had an awesome time!

Hotel Reviews
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

This hotel was absolutely beautiful. Their staff was very friendly and helpful. Although, it was very cold there they gladly fulfilled our request of wanting another heater and set of blankets without charge. Had a great stay here.

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Very clean and great interior
Inti Punku MachuPicchu Hotel & Suites
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes

I had a very bad time in this hotel. The hotel had no running water and our card key would not work. Overall I felt uncomfortable during my stay here.

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Could be a little mor clean and have running water
Activity Review
Sacred Valley Tour w/ lunch in Ollantaytambo + train to Aguascalientes
Peru

It was a good selection of places to go.

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Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Hi Amna,
Thank you for trusting us with your recent trip, we are so happy to hear you had a great time in Peru and hope we can help you again in the future.

Best,
Johanna

Johanna:Every single aspect of my trip was ...
Peru | Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2022

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fabian c.
Stockton, CA | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Johanna:

Every single aspect of my trip was top notch. I was very impressed with the professional attitude and knowledge every person involved in my trip showed. I will definitely recommend KimKim to my friends and family when it comes to vacationing abroad.
I am looking forward in booking my next trip. Please thank Luis, our guide in Cusco, he went above and beyond.

Thank you
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Johanna:

Every single aspect of my trip was top notch. I was very impressed with the professional attitude and knowledge every person involved in my trip showed. I will definitely recommend KimKim to my friends and family when it comes to vacationing abroad.
I am looking forward in booking my next trip. Please thank Luis, our guide in Cusco, he went above and beyond.

Thank you

Hotel Reviews
AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores
Lima
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Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Aranwa Sacred Valley
Urubamba
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Cleanliness & Comfort
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima
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Activity Reviews
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

Luis, our guide, is an expert on taking care of people. Thank you, Luis

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Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Carlos is a pro
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Market and Streets Food Tour (evening)
Cusco
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Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
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Historic Center & Larco Museum
Lima
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Cusco City Tour
Peru
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Sacred Valley Tour
Peru
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ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru
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Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru
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Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
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Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Hola Fabian,
So happy to hear you and your family had a great time in Peru, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you!
Johanna

We loved everything about our Peru trip and w...
Peru | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2022

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Natalia Q.
Coral Springs, FL | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

We loved everything about our Peru trip and would definitely recommend and use kimkim for our next adventure!

Johanna from Miski travels was our coordinator and she exceeded our expectations. She paid huge attention to detail and her customer service was on point.

Sonia was our local tour guide and we loved that she was very passionate about her country; super fun to work with. read more

We loved everything about our Peru trip and would definitely recommend and use kimkim for our next adventure!

Johanna from Miski travels was our coordinator and she exceeded our expectations. She paid huge attention to detail and her customer service was on point.

Sonia was our local tour guide and we loved that she was very passionate about her country; super fun to work with.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
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Hotel El Tambo
Lima
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San Agustin Plaza
Cuscom

Breakfast can definitely improve

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San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba

Breakfast can definitely improve

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Activity Reviews
Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru
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Rainbow Mountain Trek
Cusco
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Via Ferrata & Ziplining
Peru
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
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Cusco City Tour
Peru
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Sacred Valley Tour
Peru
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Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Hi Natalia,
Happy to hear you and your family had a great time in Peru. I'll be sure to let Sonia know you enjoyed your time in Cusco thanks to her as a guide!

I wish you the best future travels,
Johanna

One of the most memorable trips of our family! Everything is well planned. Johanna is very h...
Peru | Jun 3 - Jun 11, 2022

Hazel
Hazel P.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Everything is well planned. Johanna is very helpful, respectful and very knowledgeable in everything .
She surprised me with her ability to answer questions and call any time of the day.
My family enjoyed our trip to Peru. All the amazing places that we wanted to see, we’ve visited at no time! Our tour guide Luiz of Cusi Travel is very helpful and smart! He was always ready to provide us his hiking sticks to help us while hiking, he was very helpful. . He kept us focus to what he was... read more

Everything is well planned. Johanna is very helpful, respectful and very knowledgeable in everything .
She surprised me with her ability to answer questions and call any time of the day.
My family enjoyed our trip to Peru. All the amazing places that we wanted to see, we’ve visited at no time! Our tour guide Luiz of Cusi Travel is very helpful and smart! He was always ready to provide us his hiking sticks to help us while hiking, he was very helpful. . He kept us focus to what he was trying to explain to us. We leaned so much about Peru because of Luiz . Our visit to Salt Mines we’re fantastic! The person ( I forgot his name) who tour us and guide us at Mountain View was very nice. We enjoyed our food and the people ate fantastic at Mountain View. Our ATV ride was awesome the view of the mountain is so awesome and the Llmas and the Alpacas are so cute. We love everything about our Peru trip. We will definitely refer Johanna and Kimkim to our friends and family. Thank you guys for making our Peru trip so memorable! Machu Picchu, Cusco, Maras, Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain, Perurail, and the Peruvian people we will never forget you. ❤️❤️❤️

Hotel Reviews
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

The location is great! Very convenient, near to train and bus station, restaurants, market and everything! The breakfast is great. The view from the breakfast table is very nice. Clean and very accommodating.

Tips for future travelers

You would love to stay at this hotel. It’s conveniently located to anything. The hotel is clean and well maintained. The staff is helpful and trustworthy they gave us back the things that we left in our hotel room. So very kind of them!

Authenticity & Character
The hotel is beautiful and clean. The paintings at the lobby is nice. The restaurant and the hotel lobby are well ventilated and nice.
Location
Perfectly located at the center of Machu Picchu town .
Staff
Ahhh,,,, the staff are wonderful and very helpful at all times!
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room and the totality of the hotel is great. Well maintained.
Casa Andina Standard Cusco San Blas
Cusco

The hotel is always clean. The staff are very helpful and respectful. The location is so great! It very near to the center of Cusco. Walking distance to everything. The hotel breakfast was nice. I love that it is very near to the Plaza where restaurants, grocery store, transportation, money changers and so on … everything you need is just steps away. Here you can meet and see local and be amaze of their community.

Authenticity & Character
The totality of it.
Location
Staff
They are always ready to serve you and welcome you anytime of the day.
Cleanliness & Comfort
I love that our room is always kept clean everyday. You will be surprise that when you come home after a long day of journey, you will be welcome with your room so organize and clean again.
Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba
Urubamba

The hotel is beautiful! The breakfast is great! The staff is very welcoming. I love the architecture of the hotel it’s very homey. And the view is so wonderful! You are surrounded by the magnificent view of teh mountains !

Tips for future travelers

I am not so sure if this hotel is near to any restaurants, busy streets, etc. because we only stayed for a night but who cares, a day or 2 of quietness is great for our body.

Authenticity & Character
I like the architecture and the design of the rooms. It’s wonderful and clean.
Location
Surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Tranquility of this place is heavenly.
Staff
The staff are very welcoming and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Well maintained. Very clean. The garden is beautifull.
Activity Reviews
Cusco City Tour
Peru

Everything that we experienced here is priceless! The people, the food, the city is so wonderful!

Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide Luiz is very patient and knowledgeable with everything, the whole family enjoyed his story of how rich the history of Peru and richness of Peru itself. Our driver is amazing. He drives careful and cares about his passenger hai his van. Our mountain view guides are great as well. He was very calm and gracious to us. The staff at mountain view restaurants are very friendly and the food was so yummy. We love the view of the mountain and the alpacas. We love how we are surrounded by the goats, alpaca and the Llmas while eating. They are so cute and friendly animals!
Transport
Starting from the airport transports to our tour drivers and vans were fanstastic! From beginning to end is wonderful!
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

We had a great experience. Peru ha so much to see and learn. Cusco is beautiful! It was an amazing experience. The people , the food, the richness of their history there is so Much to absorb and learn. Our whole family was amaze by the beauty of it and the surprised by the charm of Peruvian people.

Quality of Experience
Everything! As in everything!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver ( I forgot his name) is great. Our tour guide Luiz and our driver were fantastic ! They are lovely people. We are like family! We created friendship during our stay. Our trip have become memorable because of them and to all people we met and helped us starting with the 2 people (a man and a woman) who welcomed us from the airport and they were the ones who transported us back to the airport at the end of our trip. So helpful of them to return our passport when we accidentally left them in the van, totally my fault., argh!
Transport
On time all the time! The drivers and the staff are very patient, helpful. I was surprised by the ability of our driver ( I forgot his name) he is one of the best driver I’ve met in my whole life. I even joke my husband that he met his counterpart, he is as good as him when driving. He drives carefully and cares about his passengers and his van.
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru

The mountain view experience is so wonderful! The staffs are friendly. The food is so yummy! Our tour guide is so helpful and friendly and very respectful to their guests! The place is beautiful and the mountain view is so amazing!!! It’s like you are in a postcard. It so wonderful here.

Quality of Experience
Wonderful
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide is very helpful. He is a wonder person and very friendly and sincere in what he is doing. I can tell that he loves what he is doing. And very proud of his district..
Transport
Our ATV tour/ ride is one of teh highlights of our Maras tour. Wonderful experience.
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Hi Hazel,
Thank you for your words, I'll be sure to share this great review with my team. I'm so glad to hear you and your family had an amazing time in Peru and that you got to learn new things about our country.

Thank you for choosing us to plan your trip we wish you the best future travels!
Johanna

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fu...
Peru | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2022

Irma
Irma Q.
Pompano Beach, FL | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fueron muy excelentes, puntuales, amables y serviciales. Para mí fue muy memorable visitar machupichu, rainbow mountain, el valle sagrado, la vía Ferrara, en fin todo. Su organización y puntualidad fue muy sorprendente. Disfrutamos a millón. read more

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fueron muy excelentes, puntuales, amables y serviciales. Para mí fue muy memorable visitar machupichu, rainbow mountain, el valle sagrado, la vía Ferrara, en fin todo. Su organización y puntualidad fue muy sorprendente. Disfrutamos a millón.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel El Tambo
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Plaza
Cuscom
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Via Ferrata & Ziplining
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rainbow Mountain Trek
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Hola Irma,
Muchisimas gracias por tus comentarios me asegurare de pasarselos a mis compañeros. Que gusto saber que tu y tu familia disfrutaron nuestro país!

Les deseo los mejores viajes en el futuro.
Johanna

Fabulous two week trip to Peru
Peru | May 21 - Jun 3, 2022

Matt
Matt W.
Mount Pleasant, WI | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

After being frustrated with the responsiveness and plan put together by a different travel agent (who we'd actually used before and liked), we turned to KimKim based on a family recommendation. Everything about our experience with KimKim was excellent.

* Within hours of the original request, Johanna had put together a custom itinerary for our 2 week trip to Peru.
* Johanna was prompt in responded to questions and changes, incorporating her ideas into our own seamlessly.
* During our... read more

After being frustrated with the responsiveness and plan put together by a different travel agent (who we'd actually used before and liked), we turned to KimKim based on a family recommendation. Everything about our experience with KimKim was excellent.

* Within hours of the original request, Johanna had put together a custom itinerary for our 2 week trip to Peru.
* Johanna was prompt in responded to questions and changes, incorporating her ideas into our own seamlessly.
* During our trip, one of the cities we were supposed to visit had their airport close for an entire week. Johanna and her counterpart Kristy responded quickly to update our trip. Additionally, because the updated itinerary was cheaper, they quickly processed a refund for us.
* Also during the trip, I tested positive for Covid. Johanna called us directly and helped us understand our options in an honest but incredibly helpful manner.

Would recommend this service to anyone. Will use again.

Activity Review
StarLodge Adventure Suites
Peru

Brian and Ramon helped us have a trip that we'll never forget.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Hi Matt,
So happy to hear you had a great time in Peru. We appreciate you being understanding through the changes with the airport closing so last minute.

Thank you for trusting us with your trip, we wish you the best future travels!
Johanna

fabulous trip with the easiest planning process
Peru | Jun 2 - Jun 9, 2022

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Alexandra D.
Argentina | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

This trip was brilliantly organised - Johanna was excellent with communication and helping us be flexible with our itinerary.

Key people that we thought were excellent:
- our taxi driver in Lima, Ernesto
- our food guide in Lima
- the tour guide at Machu Picchu, Richard

We thought the itinerary was the perfect balance of everything and really enjoyed our trip. The only thing we would have changed in hindsight is to spend one less night in the jungle and instead spend this visiting... read more

This trip was brilliantly organised - Johanna was excellent with communication and helping us be flexible with our itinerary.

Key people that we thought were excellent:
- our taxi driver in Lima, Ernesto
- our food guide in Lima
- the tour guide at Machu Picchu, Richard

We thought the itinerary was the perfect balance of everything and really enjoyed our trip. The only thing we would have changed in hindsight is to spend one less night in the jungle and instead spend this visiting Cuzco city.

Thank you Johanna and team for a fabulous trip.

Hotel Reviews
AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Pakaritampu
Ollantaytambo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Machu Picchu Day Excursion beginning & ending in the Sacred Valley
Peru

The guide Richard was just amazing - extremely knowledgeable

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Very well organised on our behalf
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Puerto Maldonado to Refugio Amazonas
Puerto Maldonado
Activities-a-la-carte at Refugio Amazonas
Peru
Depart Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Peru
Cusco transfer to the Sacred Valley
Peru
Sacred Valley Tour from Urubamba
Peru
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Hi Alexandra,
Glad to hear you had a great time in Peru and thank you for the kind words I'll be sure to share them with my team.

Thank you for choosing us to plan your trip we wish you the best future travels!
Johanna

Trip was great and planned well
Peru | Jun 1 - Jun 4, 2022

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Richard M.
Aspen Hill, MD | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

Trip was great and planned well read more

Trip was great and planned well

Hotel Review
Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort
Paracas
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

Hi Richard,
I'm glad you had a great and smooth experience during your weekend trip to Paracas/Ica.

We hope to see you in Peru again!

We had a great time and enjoyed all the plann...
Peru | May 15 - May 23, 2022

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Amanda S.
Highlands Ranch, CO | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

We had a great time and enjoyed all the planned activities! it was a bummer about the train strike and missing Inca trail but kimkim was able to pivot and help rework travel plans quickly. Would book with them again :) read more

We had a great time and enjoyed all the planned activities! it was a bummer about the train strike and missing Inca trail but kimkim was able to pivot and help rework travel plans quickly. Would book with them again :)

Hotel Review
Tierra Viva Cusco San Blas
Cusco

Loud street noise, we had to change rooms for the second night. Second room had a leaky toilet and the room smelled slightly of sewage.

Tips for future travelers

Splurge for a nicer spot in Cusco. Tierra viva hotels are usually perfect- clean and basic. We stayed in them almost our entire trip. However, would not recommend this one

Authenticity & Character
Basic
Location
No transportation car would drop us off directly in front of the hotel. Had to hike up a huge hill of stairs with suitcases etc. Other than that, is a short walk to main square
Staff
Nice people
Cleanliness & Comfort
See above review
Activity Review
Sacred Valley Tour
Peru

I was disappointed in the “llama sanctuary” I wanted to interact more with the llamas and alpacas. The experience at the “llama sanctuary” is basically just walking past corrals of llamas (you can feed them though, which is fun)

Quality of Experience
Food
Buffet style so lots of choices. However, I would prefer to order my meal instead of doing a buffet
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Edwin
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Hi Amanda,
Happy to hear you had an overall great time in Peru despite the strikes and that our team was able to handle it smoothly. We hope to help you again in the future and hopefully cross off the Inca trail!

Happy travels,
Johanna

The amazing Peru trip!
Peru | Apr 24 - May 12, 2022

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Thida M.
Carol Stream, IL | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

The fantastic and unforgettable Peru trip!
We had a wonderful 19 days trip in Peru. Johanna was very patient with me, customizing the trip itinerary and the hotels to my satisfaction. We started at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion where we met several new friends. We then explored Sacred Valley, the incredible Machu Picchu, Cusco and the beautiful Rainbow mountain. The bad bumpy roads between Cusco-Ollantaytambo, Cusco- Rainbow mountain made our journey harder and very tiring. Our... read more

The fantastic and unforgettable Peru trip!
We had a wonderful 19 days trip in Peru. Johanna was very patient with me, customizing the trip itinerary and the hotels to my satisfaction. We started at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion where we met several new friends. We then explored Sacred Valley, the incredible Machu Picchu, Cusco and the beautiful Rainbow mountain. The bad bumpy roads between Cusco-Ollantaytambo, Cusco- Rainbow mountain made our journey harder and very tiring. Our guide, Raul, Cusi travel was very nice and knowledgeable.
The PeruRail train ride to Lake Titicaca was memorable as well as the visit to Floating island and Taquile island.
Most of our tours were private except the Colca Canyon tour to see the Andean condors. The group tour guide, Luis Angel was very fluent in English and has sense of humor. He explained the history by telling stories.
Dalia, the agent for domestic flights was very helpful and thoughtful, checking in every flight for us and emailing us the boarding passes. We really appreciate it since we did not have internet access all the time.
We loved the stay at Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, Sacred Valley and Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs, Colca Valley. Both have beautiful breath taking views and extremely peaceful atmosphere.
The entire trip was smooth, never have to worry about picking us up at the airport or hotel except on return to Lima. However, Johanna took care of the issue right away. Kristy, the owner of Miski travel also contacted us, made us feel safe and satisfied.
I'm very grateful to Johanna, Kristy and their team, tour operators and tour guides for our amazing trip in Peru! Thank you Kimkim .

Hotel Reviews
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

very convenient. We had dinner at the hotel and was good

Location
just across from the airport exit
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado
Urubamba

Beautiful and peaceful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Into the Amazon: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
Peru

We stayed there 3 nights. The tour itinerary was good for 2 days only, the 3rd day was just a stretch to make money. It was very expensive, all inclusive but the menu never changes. Not worth for the money

Quality of Experience
more tours for each day
Food
to change menu every day, do not list in the menu if not available like pork belly
Guides, Drivers and Staff
our guide, Carlos was excellent
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Hi Thida,
Thank you for your kind words I'm glad you had an overall great experience in Peru and thank you for being understanding for the delay in one of your pick-ups! We wish you the best travels in the future

Once in a lifetime trip!The overall feedbac...
Peru | Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2022

Saq
Saq M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Once in a lifetime trip!

The overall feedback for the trip was excellent. Johanna organised everything so well We couldn't have done it without her. When we initially thought of a trip we were considering booking everything separately and trying to do it ourselves but the logistics proved too difficult. Johanna was excellent and worked with us to develop our ideal itinerary. The suggestion she made were excellent and things we wouldn't have thought of were covered.
The first section of our... read more

Once in a lifetime trip!

The overall feedback for the trip was excellent. Johanna organised everything so well We couldn't have done it without her. When we initially thought of a trip we were considering booking everything separately and trying to do it ourselves but the logistics proved too difficult. Johanna was excellent and worked with us to develop our ideal itinerary. The suggestion she made were excellent and things we wouldn't have thought of were covered.
The first section of our trip was to the Amazon this was an amazing experience and the accommodation was superb. We then travel to Cusco for the inca trail. Our guide Edwin was fantastic and was so helpful and knowledgeable and really gave us a feel for inca life. He supported us on our trek as some of our group was struggling and made sure we arrived at all the checkpoints on time.
All the flights and transfers were on time.
Overall I am very glad we booked with Kimkim a 5 star service.

Hotel Review
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima
Activity Review
Into the Amazon: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado
Quality of Experience
Food
Food was amazing not what I was expecting in the middle of the jungle
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides and very good and make everything enjoyable
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Hi Saq,
Thank you for trusting us to plan your trip and for taking the time to write a review. So happy to hear the 3 of you had a memorable trip. We hope to have you in Peru again!

Amazing trip!!
Peru | Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2022

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Kira H.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Flor Zuniga through Miski travels was our guide for 4 days in Cusco, sacred valley and Machu Picchu. Her English is fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions. She went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible. She even walked us to dinner one night even though our tour portion was over to ensure we got there on time and safely. You can tell her customers are very important to her. She’s extremely friendly, fun to be around, and... read more

Flor Zuniga through Miski travels was our guide for 4 days in Cusco, sacred valley and Machu Picchu. Her English is fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions. She went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible. She even walked us to dinner one night even though our tour portion was over to ensure we got there on time and safely. You can tell her customers are very important to her. She’s extremely friendly, fun to be around, and all around the most amazing tour guide. I would 10/10 recommend this tour company- and make sure you request FLOR! Can’t say enough good things.

Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

so happy to hear you had a great time in Peru! I'll be sure to share this with Flor and we hope to see you in Peru again :)