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 6 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. "
Featured trips & expertise
Complete Galápagos & Quito - 12 Days
Discover the best Quito has to offer before jetting off to the Galápagos Islands during this complete 12-day adventure. Explore Quito by bike and eat your way through its markets and signature dishes. Then fly to Isla Santa Cruz to learn about giant tortoises and their natural habitat and observe unique wildlife on an uninhabited island before posing with marine iguanas along Tortuga Bay. Bike and kayak on Isla Isabela, followed by snorkeling and paddleboarding off Isla San Cristóbal's rugged coastline.
Best of the Galápagos: Isla San Cristóbal & Isla Santa Cruz - 6 Days
Enjoy the Galápagos Islands by land and sea as you discover its endemic wildlife. Start in Isla San Cristóbal to go bird-watching and snorkel near iconic Kicker Rock. Take a tour of the island by boat to enjoy secluded sandy beaches and observe marine life. Continue to Isla Santa Cruz to mingle with giant tortoises as you learn about their way of life. Witness untamed wildlife when you discover an uninhabited island before enjoying fantastic sunsets over drinks in Puerto Ayora.
Island Life in the Galápagos: Quito, Isla San Cristóbal & Isla Santa Cruz - 6 Days
Get the full experience of exploring the Galápagos Islands on this compact six-day tour. Enjoy a dose of culture as you discover Quito and its history. Then it's off to the islands, where you'll start in San Cristóbal and visit its Interpretation Center. Linger on the beach and get close to marine life as you snorkel near Isla Española. Meet the giant tortoises at the Santa Cruz highlands to learn about these fascinating creatures. Fully enjoy the beach life on an uninhabited island with great views.
Galápagos Islands in Darwin's Footsteps: Quito, Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 8 Days
Soak up a little culture in Ecuador's capital before heading to the Galápagos Islands and enjoying all the wild archipelago has to offer. Start in Quito, where you'll visit key colonial highlights; then, it's off to Isla Santa Cruz, where you'll mingle with and learn about giant tortoises. Explore uninhabited islands and rub shoulders with blue-footed boobies before hiking Sierra Negra volcano and snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking near Las Tintoreras and Garrapatero Beach.
Ecuador Expedition: From Quito to the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days
This 13-day land, air, and sea tour offers the best of Ecuador's cities and natural wonders from Quito to the Galápagos Islands. Learn about Ecuadorian cuisine in Quito, explore the country's second-highest summit at Cotopaxi National Park, walk along Cuenca's cobblestone streets, and swim in Podocarpus National Park's waterfalls. Sail, snorkel, and kayak around the Galápagos Islands while spotting iguanas, sea turtles, and blue-footed boobies.
Ecuador's Avenue of the Volcanoes: Quito to Guayaquil - 9 Days
This active adventure covers some of Ecuador's most famous peaks and staggering volcanoes, rising to 20,702 feet (6,310 m). Starting in Quito, one of the world's highest cities, you'll drive south along the Avenue of the Volcanoes to hike in national parks, visit archaeology ruins, and explore charming towns and cities dating to the 16th century. Head west to the Pacific Ocean and take a sunset stroll along Guayaquil's boardwalk to finish the adventure.
Recent trip reviews for Linda
2 week incredible Ecuador trip
Jan 28 - Feb 10, 2023
We had the most amazing time in Ecuador. We spent 2 weeks there and were able to see so much more than if we had attempted to plan this ourselves. The tours, guides, hotels and transports were all perfectly coordinated and made the trip stress free for us! Linda really put the most spectacular trip together!!! 10/10 recommend for anyone!! read more
I am so happy to hear that you've had an incredible time here in Ecuador! It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I am glad that you've enjoyed each destination, activity, guide, and hotel!
Hopefully you can come back one day to explore other parts of the country such as the beautiful Andes :)
All the best & safe future travels for you and Harm!
The Galapagos Island Tour
Nov 18 - Nov 27, 2022
First and foremost a big thank you to our travel agent Linda. She was very responsive, knowledgeable and great to work with. All the tour guides were excellent. read more
Dear Parveen, thank you so much for your kind words and your review! It was a pleasure to help you and your children plan this trip to Galapagos. I am happy to hear that you've enjoyed your time on the islands. Hopefully you can come back one day to explore other parts of Ecuador as well!
All the best,
Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2022
Where to start and what to say is not easy because words can’t necessarily do justice to how amazing of a trip was planned for us and the excellent treatment we received from both our trip planner Linda and our stellar tour guide Milton!
From the very start what made KimKim standout was how effective and efficient Linda was in communicating back and forth to understand what Stephanie and I were looking for in an experience. Linda surpassed all our expectations with the itinerary and the... read more
Jamie, thank you so much for your fabulous review! It was a pleasure to help you build your itinerary that led you through the Andes and the Amazon foothills. I am happy to hear that you've enjoyed the diversity and beauty of Ecuador, and that you were happy with Milton as your guide! I will forward your kind words and excellent review to him :)
Hopefully you can come back to Ecuador one day - maybe to visit the Galapagos Islands?
We will welcome you here with open arms!
All the best for you and Stephanie,
Linda is the best!!
Nov 25 - Dec 9, 2022
Linda did an amazing job of planning our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagus Islands.
We had 10 days in Ecuador and everything was perfectly coordinated. Pickup, drop offs, detail of the tours and admissions were all taken care of and detailed out in our itinerary. We had Christian as a guide and Guillermo as a driver and they were exceptional. Christian was extremely knowledgeable of all aspect of Ecuador and was great at giving us details of how long a drive we would have, where to buy... read more
thank you so much for your kind and detailed review! I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time here in Ecuador - especially on mainland Ecuador with Cristian and Guillermo. I will forward your amazing feedback and your kind words to them!
Thanks as well for sharing more information about the parts of your tour that didn't work out perfectly - this helps us to improve our service even more and to take care of these aspects for future tours and travelers. We will make sure... read more
15 days exploring Ecuador
Nov 4 - Nov 20, 2022
I can’t tell you how perfectly our custom-made Ecuador itinerary turned out! Linda, our travel specialist, was incredible. She not only helped us to plan an itinerary that suited our family perfectly, but she also provided exceptional support while we were on our journey. Our luggage took 8 days to arrive in Quito after we did, and Linda went above and beyond our expectations, communicating with the airport, and ultimately personally shipping our bags from Quito to meet us in Cuenca!... read more
thank you so much for your kind words and your excellent review! I was really sorry about the hassle with your luggage (and I was more than happy to assist as best as I could during that time), but I can see that nevertheless you were able to enjoy your time here in Ecuador :)
Please send your Dad and brother my best wishes!
Big hugs for the three of you,
Milton was our guide and he was always attent...
Nov 12 - Nov 19, 2022
Milton was our guide and he was always attentive, informative , and patient. Was an absolute pleasure to be around and always made us feel comfortable i cannot praise this guide enough he really is an amazing human being who is passionate about his work and gives beyond what is expected. We visited quito, quotopaxi and banos. We were a group of three with different tastes but we absolutely loved every place and every single activity. My personal favorite (if i had to choose) was the middle of... read more
I am very happy to hear that the three of you have enjoyed your time here in Ecuador! I will forward your excellent review to Milton, he will also be very happy to hear that you liked the places you visited and the activities you participated in.
I hope that one day you can come back and discover more regions of Ecuador!
All the best for you, Rozzey, and Katherine,
Absolutely fantastic experience!
Sep 30 - Oct 10, 2022
Absolutely fantastic experience! Our coordinator, Linda, was extremely responsive, easy to work with, and listened to all of our requests when planning our trip/activities. Sebastian and Alejandro, our tour guides, made this trip even more extraordinary with their knowledge, ease and recommendations along the way. We enjoyed our experience so much that my husband and I ended up booking our next vacation using KimKim to Egypt. 10/10 recommend!!
thank you so much for your kind words! I am very happy to hear that the four of you have enjoyed your time here in Ecuador. I am sure that you'll have an amazing vacation in Egypt as well!
All the best for your next trip,
Custom Podocarpus National Park Trip
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2022
Linda was able to create a custom trip for us to visit Loja and the Podocarpus National Park. She was great at working with us to shape an itinerary with complex transfers and a handful of special considerations.
Everything went great! The guides were fantastic (especially Milton in Quito), the hotels were nice, the park was beautiful, and the transfers smooth. The Loja coffee tasting set up by our guide Kevin was a surprise highlight and HIGHLY recommended if you're in or near... read more
I am so happy to hear that you and Clare have enjoyed your time in Quito and Southern Ecuador - and that you had the chance to taste the delicious coffee from Loja!
I will forward your compliments to your guides Milton and Kevin.
I hope that you’ve had a great time on Galapagos as well, and a safe flight back home. Hopefully, you can come back to mainland Ecuador one day to explore the other parts of the country!
All the best for you and Clare,
Ecuador: highlands and the Galapagos
Aug 4 - Aug 16, 2022
Our 14-day vacation started on the right foot with Alejandro picking us up at the Quito Airport and giving us an intro to the country's history on the way to the hotel. He was also great helping us through the airport for getting to the Galapagos and going home. The Old Town Quito Suites apartments were a perfect oasis for our family to relax between activities in the busy city. La Teleferico afforded a neat ride up the Pichincha volcano over Quito on our last day.
Jose and Oscar were... read more
thank you so much for your kind words and your detailed review! I am very happy to hear that you've enjoyed all your hotels, visitor sites, and activities, and that you and your family could share many of your interests with your guides throughout the trip.
I know that there hasn't been enough time to visit and explore everything, so I hope that you can come back one day to see the places that you haven't seen yet - maybe the Amazon and / or San Cristobal Island?
It was a... read more
Great support from Linda - all the KimKim cre...
Jul 21 - Jul 28, 2022
Great support from Linda - all the KimKim crew was very helpful and supportive read more
Claudio, thank you very much for your feedback about your trip! I am happy to hear that you and your sons have enjoyed your time here in Ecuador, especially on Galapagos.
It'd be a pleasure to welcome you back in Ecuador one day!
Take care & safe travels,
Linda planned an amazing trip for us.
Apr 7 - Apr 16, 2022
Linda planned an amazing trip for us. We enjoyed the hotels, tour guides, and excursions.
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,
Great trip to Galapagos Islands, Quito and Cotopaxi
May 15 - May 24, 2022
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
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,
Galapagos Adventure Packed Trip by Linda
Apr 23 - May 2, 2022
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
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, Sebastian, and Alejandro were all fant...
Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2022
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
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!
I (we) couldn't have been happier with the wh...
Feb 2 - Feb 18, 2022
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
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!
Phenomenal trip to Ecuador
Dec 27 - Dec 31, 2021
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
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 did an amazing job planning our trip! E...
Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2021
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!
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!
If I could give Linda 10 stars I would!
Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2021
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
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!