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Linda Schulz

Originally from Germany, I have traveled around the world and lived in Australia, Bangladesh, and finally Ecuador. Ecuador is such a diverse and beautiful country, so I soon fell deeply in love with it. From rainforest to the highest volcanoes - there is something for everyone. I've lived here for 5 years now, and I am enjoying every day in this small but megadiverse country.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. From trekking or climbing tours in the Andes up to adventurous days in the Amazon rainforest - everything is possible! Our goal is to convert travelers from passive consumers into active participants. Our tours are tailor-made and adjust to the wishes and preferences of our guests. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"As a child, I dreamed about distant places and other cultures. I wanted to explore everything and see the farthest corners of our planet. So I took the first chance and my backpack and went to Australia. Since then, my love for traveling has only grown, and I have visited several more countries around the globe. For me, traveling is about widening your horizons, seeing the world with other eyes, and meeting the most fascinating people. I want to share my experiences to create the same happiness that I have felt in other travelers. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are just too many life-changing travel experiences to pick just one! It is everything: from a simple, pure-hearted smile of a local up to a multi-week road trip through the Outback without running water and electricity. While traveling, every single day you make memories you will never forget. "

Linda is part of the following groups: Galapagos Islands Travel Agents, Ecuador Travel Agents
Volcanic peaks and dense jungle near Macas
Ecuador Glamping Adventure: Cities, Jungles & Highlands - 9 Days

Immerse yourself in Ecuador's natural splendors on this 9-day glamping adventure. From the capital of Quito to the depths of the Amazon and the volcanic slopes of the highlands, you'll spend your days hiking, kayaking, and rafting through breathtaking landscapes. Meanwhile, nights are spent close to nature in a series of unforgettable "glamorous camping" sites.

Exploring scenic terrain with the family in the Galapagos Islands
Ecuador Family Trip: Quito, the Amazon & Galapagos Islands - 11 Days

From the colorful wildlife of the Amazon rainforest to the underwater playground of the Galapagos, this family-friendly journey around Ecuador offers adventure and education for all ages. Start in Quito, where you'll take a hands-on cooking class and set foot on both halves of the equator at Mitad del Mundo. Then delve into the Amazon rainforest, spotting exotic insects on a nighttime jungle tour and canoeing to a parrot habitat — bring your binoculars for the best views! Finish the itinerary in the Galapagos Islands with several days of wildlife viewing, snorkeling, and so much more. Keep your eyes open for giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies!

Swim with sea turtles in the Galapagos
First Class Galapagos Island Hopping - 6 Days

Explore three magical Galapagos Islands via private yacht on this 6-day tour of the archipelago's standout sights. Start on Santa Cruz, where you'll come face-to-face with giant tortoises in the lush highlands, soak up the sun on the sands of Tortuga Bay Beach, and discover a world of natural history and conservation at the Charles Darwin Research Station. After a day spent hiking the grasslands and caves of Floreana, head to Isabela to snorkel the turquoise waters of Tintoreras alongside penguins, sea lions, and sea turtles.

Sea lions in the Galapagos Islands
10 Days in the Galapagos Islands - 4 Unique Itineraries

With ten days to spend in the Galapagos Islands, you could opt for a land-based tour that takes you to the archipelago's natural highlights. Or choose a cruise tour that takes you around the islands, stopping along the way to hike to volcanic craters, snorkel with penguins and sea lions, and walk around the habitats of blue-footed boobies and giant tortoises. Alternatively, work your trip to the Galapagos into a broader tour that covers Ecuador's highlights, or combine several days in the Galapagos with an adventure across the Peruvian border, ending at Machu Picchu. Find out more about your options by reading over the itineraries below.

School of Fish in the Galapagos
Best of Ecuador: Quito, Amazon, Cotopaxi, & Galapagos - 14 Days

Experience the best of Ecuador while getting to know its three main ecological regions: the Amazon rainforest, volcano highlands, and Galapagos Islands on this 14-day itinerary. Start the trip in Quito to see the UNESCO designated colonial city center, then head to the rainforest for three days at an ecolodge. Hike near volcanic lagoons and browse mountain markets, then catch a flight to Santa Cruz for three days of exploring uninhabited islands and spotting endemic wildlife.

Colorful Macaw in the Amazon
Mountains & Rainforest in Ecuador: Quito, Andes, & Amazon - 10 Days

See rare wildlife, climb into the clouds, traverse volcanoes, and more on this 10-day Ecuador itinerary. You'll get to experience cultural highlights, like Quito's UNESCO-designated city center and the Otavalo market, but the true gem of this trip is nature. From the lush cloud forests of Mindo to the ecologically diverse Amazon, there's no shortage of wildlife sightings: howler monkeys, pink river dolphins, and iridescent blue butterflies all call this region home. 

Recent trip reviews for Linda

Nitin

Linda planned an amazing trip for us. · Ecuador - Apr 7 - Apr 16, 2022

Traveler: Nitin A. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

Linda planned an amazing trip for us. We enjoyed the hotels, tour guides, and excursions.

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Nitin,
thanks a lot for your feedback and your review! I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time here in Quito, on Galapagos, and in the Amazon. I would love to welcome you back one day!
Hugs to you and your family,
Linda

Sandra

Great trip to Galapagos Islands, Quito and Cotopaxi · Ecuador - May 15 - May 24, 2022

Traveler: Sandra K. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

I and my daughter had a great vacation with lots of fun adventures. Linda was wonderful and helped with the planning of the trip. Liz was our contact in the Galapagos and was a great source of information and helpful with some of the last minute changes and requests! Sebastian was our guide in Quito and Cotopaxi - - very reliable, personable, and lots of local information! read more

I and my daughter had a great vacation with lots of fun adventures. Linda was wonderful and helped with the planning of the trip. Liz was our contact in the Galapagos and was a great source of information and helpful with some of the last minute changes and requests! Sebastian was our guide in Quito and Cotopaxi - - very reliable, personable, and lots of local information!

Hotel Reviews

Holiday Inn Quito Airport, an IHG Hotel

Tababela

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This is a nice hotel near the airport. The service was amazing and the rooms were very comfortable. This a perfect place to stay particularly for short visits when you are flying in and out of Quito.

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Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

Puerto Ayora

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This is a beautiful hotel. The restaurant was excellent and it was a relaxing place to end the day.

Illa Experience Hotel

Quito

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This was a beautiful hotel with lots of traditional charm in the middle of the historical center. The staff were very attentive and the room was large and spacious. The restaurant was small with beautiful views.

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Sandra, thank you very much for your feedback on your trip to Galapagos, Quito, and Cotopaxi! I will of course forward your comments to Liz, Sebastian, and the hotels, who all helped to make this an unforgettable trip for you and Jessa!
I wish you safe travels for the future, and you are always welcome here in Ecuador, whenever you want to come back.
Greetings from Quito,
Linda

Arianna

Galapagos Adventure Packed Trip by Linda · Ecuador - Apr 23 - May 2, 2022

Traveler: Arianna W. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

I want to thank Linda and the whole local team for their help in organizing a family trip to Ecuador! We planned this trip as a wedding celebration instead of the traditional reception, to share our love of travel with those closest to us- our families! We had the most spectacular adventure-packed trip, and truly were able to see all the highlights of the Galapagos Islands in our week visiting. We particularly loved that we were able to customize our trip to be as active as we are. Every day... read more

I want to thank Linda and the whole local team for their help in organizing a family trip to Ecuador! We planned this trip as a wedding celebration instead of the traditional reception, to share our love of travel with those closest to us- our families! We had the most spectacular adventure-packed trip, and truly were able to see all the highlights of the Galapagos Islands in our week visiting. We particularly loved that we were able to customize our trip to be as active as we are. Every day was a new adventure, our families had such a great time, and we will never forget all the beautiful wildlife we were so fortunate to experience together.

We were taken care of every step of the way, with every transfer, guide and excursion meticulously thought out. Linda and the team even assisted with making dinner reservations for our large group for a few nights. Lisa, our local coordinator in Puerto Ayora, helped us with any last minute changes that we would otherwise have to figure out for ourselves. My husband and I are looking forward to coming back soon to continue to explore all that these islands have to offer. Thank you for the most wonderful memorable trip!

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Arianna and Greg,
it was such a pleasure to welcome you and your families here in Ecuador! I hope that everyone brought back home lifelong memories and an even bigger passion for traveling after this trip.
I'd be very happy to welcome you back on Galapagos and on mainland Ecuador, so that you can discover the places that you haven't yet seen here!
All the best for you and your families,
Linda

Linda, Sebastian, and Alejandro were all fant... · Galapagos Islands - Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2022

Traveler: Alexandra S. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

Linda, Sebastian, and Alejandro were all fantastic! Linda planned the perfect week for our family to enjoy activities and take in the beautiful country. We had so much fun and loved our accommodations and tours. Would absolutely recommend! read more

Linda, Sebastian, and Alejandro were all fantastic! Linda planned the perfect week for our family to enjoy activities and take in the beautiful country. We had so much fun and loved our accommodations and tours. Would absolutely recommend!

Hotel Review

Old Town Quito Suites

Quito

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Super comfortable, great rooms, and really nice kitchen set up.

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Cooking Class

Quito

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This was so fun and engaging for our kids! It ended up being quite tasty, too. A real highlight!

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Alexandra, I am more than happy to hear that you, Eric, and the boys have enjoyed your week here in Ecuador, with all your accommodations and activities (from cooking class to ziplining)!
It would be a pleasure to welcome you again in Ecuador one day, so that you and your family can explore other parts of the country that you haven't seen yet.
Take care & safe travels for the future!

Christopher

I (we) couldn't have been happier with the wh... · Ecuador - Feb 2 - Feb 18, 2022

Traveler: Christopher R. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

I (we) couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. Linda was receptive, warm, excited for us, and wanting nothing but the best experience in Ecuador we could possibly have! I have been waiting a long time to see/visit Ecuador and what Linda set up for us was simply amazing!

After finally meeting her our first night it just confirmed to us we were going to be onto something special. My traveling companions are absolutely what we experienced along the way. The food, accommodations... read more

I (we) couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. Linda was receptive, warm, excited for us, and wanting nothing but the best experience in Ecuador we could possibly have! I have been waiting a long time to see/visit Ecuador and what Linda set up for us was simply amazing!

After finally meeting her our first night it just confirmed to us we were going to be onto something special. My traveling companions are absolutely what we experienced along the way. The food, accommodations and the guide ... @SebastianCarrera ... Linda recommended was beyond anything I could have expected. An adventure of a lifetime! I Can't wait to go back and see what I missed this first time!

So ... if you're curious of Ecuador, nervous of planning it yourself, hesitant to travel to this beautiful, beautiful country drop everything and contact Linda through KIMKIM and know that she has you best intersts in mind.

Absolutely 10 stars!!!! Thank you Linda and I hope to see you in Deutschland soon!

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Chris, Diane, and Jeff,
I can't describe in words how happy I am to have met you! It was such a pleasure to help you plan this trip, and to finally meet you in person after being in contact for such a long time. I really hope that you can come back one day to explore the rest of Ecuador - there is still so much more to see!
I am looking forward to meeting you in Germany soon!
Big hugs,
Linda

Phenomenal trip to Ecuador · Ecuador - Dec 27 - Dec 31, 2021

Traveler: Lucian C. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

Linda did an amazing job planning our trip! We're incredibly grateful for her organizing a last minute trip during such a busy tourist season. Linda ensured we had the best possible experience in Ecuador. Thank you, Linda! read more

Linda did an amazing job planning our trip! We're incredibly grateful for her organizing a last minute trip during such a busy tourist season. Linda ensured we had the best possible experience in Ecuador. Thank you, Linda!

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Jamu Lodge

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Birdwatching, Indigenous Community Visit & Night Walk

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Lucian, it was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I am happy to hear that you've enjoyed your time in the Ecuadorian Amazon! Hopefully you can come back one day to explore other parts of Ecuador as well.
All the best for you and your friends,
Linda

Linda did an amazing job planning our trip! E... · Ecuador - Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2021

Traveler: Gina C. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

Linda did an amazing job planning our trip! Everything went very smoothly and Linda was extremely responsive and helpful throughout. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, all thanks to Linda. I highly recommend her!

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much, Gina! It's great to hear that you have enjoyed your time in Ecuador, it was a pleasure to help you planning and to assist you throughout your tour. I hope to welcome you again here one day!

Annette

If I could give Linda 10 stars I would! · Ecuador - Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2021

Traveler: Annette T. - Local specialist: Linda Schulz

If I could give Linda 10 stars I would! The trip could not have gone any better, Linda's planning was flawless, our hotels were wonderful and all the local guides we had were really great. My sister and I were so impressed with Linda's knowledge and responsiveness, she always replied promptly to any question or concern, both before and during the trip. My sister and I were a bit nervous with Covid still a concern, but Linda helped navigate us through the requirements and the testing and it... read more

If I could give Linda 10 stars I would! The trip could not have gone any better, Linda's planning was flawless, our hotels were wonderful and all the local guides we had were really great. My sister and I were so impressed with Linda's knowledge and responsiveness, she always replied promptly to any question or concern, both before and during the trip. My sister and I were a bit nervous with Covid still a concern, but Linda helped navigate us through the requirements and the testing and it all went smoothly. A relative told me about kimkim and I am so glad, and have been telling all my friends how wonderful it all was. I have been birdwatching since I was 8 years old and going to the Galapagos was always a dream for me, and it exceeded all my expectations. Thank you so much to Linda for making my dream come true!!

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Linda Schulz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Annette,
thank you so much for your detailed feedback and your kind words. It was a pleasure to help you and your sister planning your trip, and to make this dream of yours come true!
I hope I can welcome you soon again here in Ecuador, so that you can explore the parts of the country (and their wildlife) that you haven't seen this time.
Take care & a big hug for you and Gina!
Linda