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Lorena Huidobro

I believe that those of us who love to travel tend to have a more open mind and free spirit. Being open to experience new adventures, explore the unknown, see the beauty in the simple things, taste unique foods, connect with the local culture, and in the process, become a more round individual.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in preparing customized travel plans to visit Chile from north to south, including Easter Island and Antarctica. I also combine Chile with neighboring countries Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
All my trip offers are tailor made based on the profile of the client, I listen and offer suggestions. I am flexible to accommodate different budgets but always ensure quality first, as well as assistance throughout the trip."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Nature has always attracted me for the peace it brings about. It fills my heart and soul. I have been to North, Central, and South America, most of Europe, and still have a lot of places on my bucket list, hopefully Asia is next, followed by Australia and Africa.
I was born and raised in Chile and have lived both in Spain and USA. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Being in an exclusive (but rather affordable!) cruise that travels the remote area from Punta Arenas at the very south of Chile, through fjords and glaciers, the legendary Cape Horn, and arrives in Ushuaia, Argentina. We had daily land expeditions, enjoyed amazing food, and explored an area that is completely virgin, with zero communication with the world, nothing to keep your mind busy except the beauty of the scenery. It just fills you up."

Lorena is part of the following groups: Patagonia Travel Agents, Antarctica Travel Agents, Chile Travel Agents
The Perito Moreno glacier near El Calafate
Ultimate Patagonia: Santiago, Puerto Natales, El Calafate & El Chaltén - 15 Days

On this 15-day adventure, you'll experience Chile's vibrant capital and dive deep into Patagonia. Start with a tour of Santiago, followed by a visit to the nearby coastal city of Valparaíso. Explore the Andes Mountains and San José Volcano, then head to Puerto Natales to begin the Patagonian leg of your trip. Enjoy hiking, stunning views, and a boat tour on the Chilean side, then cross the border into Argentina for more outdoor activities. Finish with one last day of leisure in Santiago before heading home.

Chilean Patagonia landscape
Wonders of Chilean Nature: Santiago, Atacama Desert & Patagonia - 11 Days

Explore some of South America's most astonishing landscapes on this 11-day nature tour of Chile. First, head north to Atacama to ride e-bikes and buggies through the desert, watch the sunrise over steaming geysers, and gaze at stars through powerful telescopes. Then, go south to the glacial terrain of Patagonia to spend several days climbing and hiking through lakes, forests, and peaks in Torres del Paine National Park.

Chile's stunning Lake District
Explore Chile’s Atacama Desert & Lake District – 11 Days

Discover Chile's famous Atacama Desert and Lake District on this 11-day adventure. Tour the historic capital Santiago before delving into the Atacama's otherworldly landscapes, exploring its lunar-like salt flats, flamingo-filled lagoons, and spurting geysers. You'll stargaze and ride desert buggies, soak in geothermal pools, and end with a trip to Chile's lush Lake District for bird spotting on Chiloé Island.

Explore Chile's Lake District
Explore Chile's Lake District & Wine Country: Santiago, Chiloé Island, Puerto Varas & Colchagua – 15 Days

Visit lake-studded landscapes and world-renowned vineyards on this extensive 15-day tour of Chile. Start by exploring Santiago's city sights before escaping to the coveted Lake District for bird-filled wetlands, German colonial towns, and encounters with local farmers. You'll kayak on Reloncaví Fjord, spot towering volcanoes, trek among giant trees in national parks, and finish by tasting Chile's famous wines in the Colchagua Valley.

Sunset over the Serrano Valley and Torres del Paine National Park
Highlights of Chile: Santiago, Patagonia & Wine Country - 10 Days

This epic 10-day tour showcases three diverse regions of Chile, with a perfect balance of outdoor adventure and quiet relaxation. Explore the city streets of Santiago, then fly south to the rugged peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. After embarking on a series of unforgettable full-day treks deep into Torres del Paine National Park, you'll head north again to spend the remainder of your trip unwinding among the vines at a wine country retreat in the Casablanca Valley.

The mountain landscapes of Patagonia's Torres del Paine
Active Patagonia: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine National Park - 7 Days

Patagonia's natural wonders take center stage on this week-long Chilean adventure. Arrive in the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, then fly to the country's far south to embark on a series of unforgettable outdoor excursions. Meet the penguin colonies of Isla Magdalena, trek through the spectacular landscapes of Torres del Paine, and travel by boat through the Ultima Esperanza Sound to reach the remote Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

Recent trip reviews for Lorena

We had a wonderful time in Chile. Lorena plan...
Chile | Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2022

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Gail M.
Maplewood, NJ | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

We had a wonderful time in Chile. Lorena planned an adventurous itinerary - city tours, San Pedro hikes, Easter Island wonders, and spectacular hiking in Torres del Paine. During the few times that a flight was rescheduled or the weather interfered with a tour, Lorena and Ignacio stepped up to save the day! We are very grateful to them for making this such a special family vacation. read more

We had a wonderful time in Chile. Lorena planned an adventurous itinerary - city tours, San Pedro hikes, Easter Island wonders, and spectacular hiking in Torres del Paine. During the few times that a flight was rescheduled or the weather interfered with a tour, Lorena and Ignacio stepped up to save the day! We are very grateful to them for making this such a special family vacation.

Hotel Reviews
Renaissance Santiago Hotel
Santiago
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Hotel La Casa de Don Tomás
San Pedro de Atacama
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best hotel in the area
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Hotel Taura'a
Hanga Roa

Sweetest owner - like staying with your aunt.

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Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal
Santiago

great location for an early flight

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Hotel Carpa Manzano
Punta Arenas
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Altiplanico Puerto Natales
Natales
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beautiful views
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relaxing and beautiful environment
Activity Reviews
Santiago City Tour
Santiago
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Valley of the Moon Tour
San Pedro de Atacama
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Stargazing Tour
San Pedro de Atacama

This was such a unique experience - the stars are amazing. Guides were incredibly knowledgeable and the use of telescopes was so much fun.

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Hidden Baltinache Lagoons
San Pedro de Atacama
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We had the most amazing guide!
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Waterfalls Trek
San Pedro de Atacama

Very cool to see the geysers. Great guide.

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Tour of Tatio Geysers
San Pedro de Atacama

Great experience and guide.

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Day Trip to Viña del Mar & Valparaíso
Santiago

Really enjoyed touring these towns. Fantastic guide!!!

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Afternoon Tour to Ahu Akivi
Easter Island

Just an amazing experience to see these statues.

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Full-Day Tour of Torres del Paine National Park & Surroundings
Chile

Great overall view of park. Excellent guide.

Hike in Torres del Paine National Park
Chile

Be prepared for a rigorous hike with lots of changes in weather.

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Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Many thanks for the kind words, Gail. It is great to know everyone had a good time while in Chile, it was definitely a very diverse trip and hopefully with many memories to treasure.
Best always,
Lorena

Perfect Chilean Adventure
Chile | Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2022

ashley
ashley c.
Roswell, GA | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

When we decided to take last minute Thanksgiving trip to Chile with our 4 kids (22 - 12)I wasn’t sure where to start. Fortunately we found Kimkim and Lorena!!! Lorena helped us craft the perfect vacation full of adventure, history and unforgettable moments at a great value. A truly seamless experience which included 4 airport transfers, 2 in country flights, 3 hotels, 2 days touring the area with our amazing guide Victor, whitewater rafting, fjord kayaking, volcano trekking and penguins... read more

When we decided to take last minute Thanksgiving trip to Chile with our 4 kids (22 - 12)I wasn’t sure where to start. Fortunately we found Kimkim and Lorena!!! Lorena helped us craft the perfect vacation full of adventure, history and unforgettable moments at a great value. A truly seamless experience which included 4 airport transfers, 2 in country flights, 3 hotels, 2 days touring the area with our amazing guide Victor, whitewater rafting, fjord kayaking, volcano trekking and penguins 😍

As a family which travels internationally on multiple occasions, we had never engaged a service to help coordinate our trips. However, our entire family has agreed based on Lorena and the incredible Kimkim vendor partners we can’t imagine taking another trip without them.

16 thumbs up and as many stars as possible!

Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal
Santiago

The nicest airport hotel we’ve ever seen. A perfect blend of convenience, comfort and vibe literally 5 steps outside the terminal.

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Desk staff when we checked in at midnight were so helpful and engaged.
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Best shower and beds of our whole trip
Renaissance Santiago Hotel
Santiago

Great customer service! When we arrived after a 8 hour flights before check-in time, the front desk suggested us refreshing in the spa and having lunch at the beautiful restaurant. Both ideas were fantastic and helped us settle into our vacation.

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Close to dining options
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Solace Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas

Clean, convenient and a perfect base for our Chilean adventures. The hotel restaurant was a big hit for dinner on a night we were too tired to venture out.

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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Your review brightened my day... thanks, Ashley!! I loved planning your trip, packed with fun activities for the entire family. I appreciate your trust in us and look forward to maybe planning another visit to a different part of Chile. Take much care,
Lorena

Lorena and all the trip coordinators were ama...
Chile | Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2022

Sam
Sam K.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Lorena and all the trip coordinators were amazing. They helped me plan the most amazing trip and engagement!! Thank you so much read more

Lorena and all the trip coordinators were amazing. They helped me plan the most amazing trip and engagement!! Thank you so much

Hotel Review
Hotel La Casa de Don Tomás
San Pedro de Atacama
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Valley of the Moon Tour
San Pedro de Atacama
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Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Thanks, Sam!! It was so fun to plan the details of your incredibly romantic proposal and see some amazing pictures from such a special event. Wishing you and Julia a lifetime of love and travels!
Best always,
Lorena

Northern/ Southern Patagonia
Chile | Nov 8 - Nov 22, 2022

Barton
Barton T.
Canada | Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Amazing trip organized by Lorena. This was my fifth time down to Chile but first on an organized trip.

First, we got up high in the Andes with knowledgeable and friendly guide Sebastien…and even snuck in a hot springs visit! Then down south to rio tranquilo. 4x4 truck was the perfect rental as some of the washboards/ potholes were pretty rough on route 7. Great stay and food at “el mirador de guadal” ( cabins are highly recommended) with the chance to get up on exploradores glacier with... read more

Amazing trip organized by Lorena. This was my fifth time down to Chile but first on an organized trip.

First, we got up high in the Andes with knowledgeable and friendly guide Sebastien…and even snuck in a hot springs visit! Then down south to rio tranquilo. 4x4 truck was the perfect rental as some of the washboards/ potholes were pretty rough on route 7. Great stay and food at “el mirador de guadal” ( cabins are highly recommended) with the chance to get up on exploradores glacier with Felipe. Marble caves were underwhelming but it was good to be out in a kayak and guide Rodrigo was great and let us go exploring.

Then down to puerto natales and into Torres del Paine national park. Great trekking. Trails well marked and easy to navigate. ( Park rangers were on strike, but didn’t affect the trip) Modified W trek with a bit of reverse O. Got onto glaciers, lakes, snow at John Garner pass. A bit of wind and some showers but great hiking weather. All self guided. Stayed at the Refugios. Just bring some snack and clothes and you’re set!
A day of rock climbing on great conglomerate near lake Sofia with fantastic guide Chalo from Boulder Natales to finish it off.
Then a bus to punto arenas and a chance to see penguins before flying back.
All connections/ flights and transfers went very smoothly. The only hiccup was the park ranger strike but really didn’t affect us and Lorena was able to alter the trip when one excursion had to be canceled.
High recommendation for Lorena and her team in Santiago. Sure you pay a bit extra but all we really had to do was show up! Thanks again!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Ladera
Providencia
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Hotel Mirador del Guadal
Puerto Guadal

Amazing location and wonderful hosts. Cozy warm cabins. Great food.

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Hotel Sir Francis Drake
Puerto Ayora

Hotel was clean. Nothing outstanding but good place to stay.

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Refugio Grey
Torres del Paine National Park
Refugio Paine Grande
Puerto Natales, Chile
Hotel Alma Sur (Rey Don Felipe)
Punta Arenas
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Activity Reviews
Santiago City Tour
Santiago

Typical city tour. Worth learning a bit about Santiago. Guide friendly and well spoken but perspective somewhat jaded from his background. Enjoyable.

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San José Volcano & Andes Mountains
Santiago

Sebastien gave a great trip and accommodated special request. Moved at our pace and gave good background. Fantastic day that made me want to explore more! Found easy access to ski 6100m peaks!

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Ice Trekking in Exploradores Glacier
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Guide Felipe was knowledgeable and made the day fantastic. Good instruction. Funny.

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Marble Caves Kayak Tour
Chile

Rodrigo was great as a guide but the marble caves were a bit blah. Neat area but more enjoyed the kayaking and exploring beyond the caves.

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Ice Hike to Glacier Grey
Torres del Paine
Hike in Torres del Paine National Park
Chile

Self guided hikes. Fantastic park. Great scenery. Will be back.

Rock Climbing in Patagonia
Puerto Natales

Chalo was fantastic. Catered a wonderful day on the rock. Met some locals and worked up 5 or 6 routes. Highly recommended.

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Penguin Colony on Magdalena Island
Punta Arenas
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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Thanks, Barton. I am glad you enjoyed this new visit to Chile. Love your adventurous spirit, it was my pleasure to plan and coordinate all your activities in our country, and hope we'll see you again soon.
Take care and keep traveling!
Lorena

Wonderful trip to Chile
Chile | Nov 8 - Nov 17, 2022

Fang
Fang L.
Lake Zurich, IL | Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

We had a great time in Chile thanks to the itinerary created by Lorena. The transfers were punctual, the hotels selected were either unique (has something special to offer) or well beyond being comfortable, the tours were satisfactory and sometimes exceeded expectations. Lorena had been responsive and quick in addressing our concerns during the trip. We could not be happier with her supports. As a result, we fell in love with Chile and friendly Chilean people. read more

We had a great time in Chile thanks to the itinerary created by Lorena. The transfers were punctual, the hotels selected were either unique (has something special to offer) or well beyond being comfortable, the tours were satisfactory and sometimes exceeded expectations. Lorena had been responsive and quick in addressing our concerns during the trip. We could not be happier with her supports. As a result, we fell in love with Chile and friendly Chilean people.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel José Nogueira
Punta Arenas

Happy to be in a historical building.

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The location.
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Enjoyed the great view.
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Friendly
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Clean and comfortable
Weskar Lodge
Puerto Natales

Enjoyed the great view

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Comfortable
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Great location
Staff
Amazingly friendly and flexible; offered early breakfast every day.
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Comfortable
Kau Yatun Hotel & Estancia
El Calafate

Amazing environment!

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Spacious and beautiful
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Convenient location
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Friendly
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Clean and beyond comfortable
Renaissance Santiago Hotel
Santiago

Had the best breakfast

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Amazing
Location
Convenient
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Friendly and flexible
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Beyond comfortable, love it!
Activity Reviews
Penguin Colony on Magdalena Island
Punta Arenas

Love it!

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Full-Day Tour of Torres del Paine National Park & Surroundings
Chile

Happy with the tour, enjoyed the lunch and the great view.

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Great
Food
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Very friendly
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Hike in Torres del Paine National Park
Chile

Although not being able to do it due to the strike, the alternative two short hikes largely compensated the loss. We enjoyed the trip.

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Trekking and Condor Watching
Puerto Natales

Love the tour.

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Explore Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina
Puerto Natales

A little rushed but we were awestruck, well worth the long commute.

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San José Volcano & Andes Mountains
Santiago

Embraced by Andes mountains, incredible!

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Delicious!
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Love the tour guides.
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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Nov 19, 2022

Dear Fang,
It was my absolute pleasure to organize and provide support for this beautiful adventure in Chile for you, Min and your husbands. I am so happy all went well and you enjoyed it. I hope you keep traveling the world. You know where to find me if you miss Chilean food/people/nature.
Best,
Lorena

Incredible trip!!
Chile | Oct 27 - Nov 6, 2022

Amy
Amy A.
Williamston, NC | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Lorena did an amazing job putting this trip together! We wanted to see a lot in a short period of time and she made it all happen. We didn’t have to worry about a thing once we were here. It was truly an incredible trip! The marble caves were insanely beautiful and seeing the towers in Torres del Paine was worth the difficult hike. We also loved walking on Grey Glacier. All of our drivers and guides were great as well! read more

Lorena did an amazing job putting this trip together! We wanted to see a lot in a short period of time and she made it all happen. We didn’t have to worry about a thing once we were here. It was truly an incredible trip! The marble caves were insanely beautiful and seeing the towers in Torres del Paine was worth the difficult hike. We also loved walking on Grey Glacier. All of our drivers and guides were great as well!

Hotel Reviews
Hostal El Puesto
Puerto Río Tranquilo

This hotel was so quaint and cute. It had a very homey feel and we enjoyed sitting in the common area with a book by the fire. The woman working got us on a boat to the marble caves 10 minutes after arriving. It was a lovely stay!

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Refugio Grey
Torres del Paine National Park

This was a great place to relax and shower after a long day of hiking. I was a little nervous to share a room at first but after eating in the common area with everyone and getting to know our roommates it was fun! Great location and staff!

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Hotel Vendaval
Puerto Natales

Great location and very helpful and friendly staff!

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Hotel Torremayor Providencia
Santiago

This hotel was in a great location!

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Hotel Diego de Almagro Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas

Nice hotel, friendly staff and great location.

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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Amy, it was my pleasure to help with the planning of your trip. You were kind and adventurous travelers and that made it even better. Thanks for your kind words and best of luck to both of you as you continue to travel the world.
Best always,
Lorena

This trip was planned with such precision, I ...
Chile | Oct 27 - Nov 6, 2022

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Molly L.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

This trip was planned with such precision, I actually have no idea how we would’ve done it without Lorena! She thought of everything for us, and with the geography of what we wanted to do, that was no easy task! Our drivers, especially Leonides, Ramon, and Luis, were so sweet to us. read more

This trip was planned with such precision, I actually have no idea how we would’ve done it without Lorena! She thought of everything for us, and with the geography of what we wanted to do, that was no easy task! Our drivers, especially Leonides, Ramon, and Luis, were so sweet to us.

Hotel Reviews
Hostal El Puesto
Puerto Río Tranquilo

This hotel was so cute and perfectly located. Connie was especially helpful when a delayed flight required us to switch plans. We loved sitting by the fire place with a glass of wine.

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Hotel Vendaval
Puerto Natales

This hotel has a great location, and amazing staff. We also love both restaurants next door!

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Refugio Grey
Torres del Paine National Park

The hike to this hotel was unexpectedly beautiful. I probably would’ve stayed an extra night to explore the area!

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Hotel Torremayor Providencia
Santiago

This hotel is in a great location, walking distance to the park and many restaurants. The staff was very nice!

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Hotel Diego de Almagro Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas

We liked this hotel, the location was nice, but we dealt with one staff who was very unhelpful. It seemed like any question we asked was inconveniencing her.

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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

You are so sweet, I appreciate it, Molly. Great to know you enjoyed this trip, it was fun planning it! I will give your compliments to our drivers, for sure. Best of luck on your future travels!!

Enjoyable 10 day Chile trip
Chile | Sep 29 - Oct 9, 2022

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Desmond L.
Japan | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Very good itinerary planned for a 10 day trip to Chile. I requested to replace Pentagonia with Atacama Desert and Puerta Varas and Lorena was able to put together a fun intinerary for me.
The guides at each of the destinations were responsible and were informative.

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Very good itinerary planned for a 10 day trip to Chile. I requested to replace Pentagonia with Atacama Desert and Puerta Varas and Lorena was able to put together a fun intinerary for me.
The guides at each of the destinations were responsible and were informative.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Boutique Le Reve
Santiago
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Very cosy hotel
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Hotel La Casa de Don Tomás
San Pedro de Atacama

This is the probably the only hotel I've seen that has a drive in lobby. It really helps as you can enjoy a cup of free coffee while waiting for your pickup early in the morning (most trips out to the desert start as early as 4 or 5am!). It beats waiting in the street for your pickup in the cold. The hotel restaurant has the best food I've eaten in this place. much better than what you can get in the town centre.

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About 600m from the town centre
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Hotel Bellavista
Puerto Varas

Nice hotel overlooking the lake. It's quite strange that the hotel doesn't provide bottled water nor are there cups in the room. I enjoyed the delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant.

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Lake view. About 400-500m from town centre.
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Activity Reviews
San José Volcano & Andes Mountains
Santiago

Great guides.

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Bonus -- nice wine and snacks at the end of the hike!
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Stargazing Tour
San Pedro de Atacama

It'll be cold at night. The telescope is amazing!

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Knowledgeable guide
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Excursion to Chiloé Island: Ancud, Dalcahue & Castro
Puerto Varas
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Trekking in Alerce Andino National Park
Puerto Varas
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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Desmond, I am super glad to know you enjoyed this trip to Chile that we planned in a relatively short notice, thanks for trusting me! I also appreciate all the feedback for tours and hotels, thanks!! Best of luck in your future travels :)

Lorena was incredible!
Chile | Sep 18 - Sep 28, 2022

Nicholas
Nicholas W.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 02, 2022

Lorena was incredible. She was very attentive and adjusted to our changing needs very quickly. We all loved our Brazil trip and will be reaching out to her again for our next South American adventure. read more

Lorena was incredible. She was very attentive and adjusted to our changing needs very quickly. We all loved our Brazil trip and will be reaching out to her again for our next South American adventure.

Hotel Reviews
Mirador Rio Hotel
Rio de Janeiro

basic hotel. solid location but the room was nothing special

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Evolucao Ecolodge
Manacapuru

amazing food and location and tours

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Hotel Saint Paul
Manaus - AM

great location and staff

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Activity Reviews
Corcovado Hill & City Tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Sugarloaf Hill & Beaches
Rio de Janeiro

did not really need a guide for this part of the trip. Beaches were not toured at all. That said, Sugarloaf was the best part of our whole trip

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Hike Morro Dois Irmãos & Favela Tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Meeting of the Waters & Janauari Park
Manaus
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Amazon Jungle Lodge: Hiking, Fishing & Nocturnal Tour
Manaus
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Amazon Jungle Adventure
Manaus
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Swim with Pink Dolphins
Brazil
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City Tour in Manaus
Manaus

great tour but not really worth spending a day in Manaus for a tour

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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Oct 02, 2022

Thanks, Nicholas! Your words made me smile, I am SO happy you all had a great time exploring Brazil. I look forward to helping you plan another amazing trip in the future :)
Best,
Lorena

Amazing trip!
Chile | Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2022

Sergio
Sergio S.
Brushy Creek, TX | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Great trip and amazing guides throughout our time in Chile!! Highly recommend!

Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Thanks, Sergio. Really nice pictures!! It was my pleasure to assist with your trip to Chile with Stacy.
Best always,
Lorena

so fun, drivers were timely, hotel(s) were gr...
Chile | Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2022

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MATTHEW K.
Greenburgh, NY | Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

so fun, drivers were timely, hotel(s) were great and it was all reasonably priced. Love it and I'll be back! read more

so fun, drivers were timely, hotel(s) were great and it was all reasonably priced. Love it and I'll be back!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Portillo
Los Andes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Boutique Le Reve
Santiago
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Thanks, Matt! I am very glad your trip to Chile was a success. It was our pleasure to assist!
Cheers,
Lorena

Fantastic!
Chile | May 13 - May 30, 2022

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Jerry G.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Lorena was fantastic at (a) tailoring the trip to my preferences; (b) taking on feedback and adjusting the schedule dynamically; (c) highly responsive and going above and beyond on service.
Thoroughly recommend!

Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Thanks, Jerry! I am so happy to know that you enjoyed this special trip to Chile and Argentina... you got to visit so many different locations and try a variety of activities, it was my pleasure to assist with it all! Best of luck and hope you keep your adventurous spirit everywhere you go.
Cheers,
Lorena

Chile from every angle
Chile | May 17 - May 27, 2022

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Chris J.
Denton, TX | Reviewed on May 29, 2022

Cannot give enough thanks to Lorena, she was continuously available both during the trip and for months before. There was no day where she did not get back to us when we had questions or concerns, which made our first trip to South America much more smooth. She has many contacts to connect you with in the area and knows what she is doing. Trust her and her group entirely to plan your trip.

All tours and activities were authentic and had locals and experts guiding them. Each of these... read more

Cannot give enough thanks to Lorena, she was continuously available both during the trip and for months before. There was no day where she did not get back to us when we had questions or concerns, which made our first trip to South America much more smooth. She has many contacts to connect you with in the area and knows what she is doing. Trust her and her group entirely to plan your trip.

All tours and activities were authentic and had locals and experts guiding them. Each of these local contacts and guides were also easily reachable and went out of their way to make sure they met our needs when possible.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Boutique Le Reve
Santiago
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Costaustralis
Puerto Natales
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Lago Grey
Torres del Paine
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel La Casa de Don Tomás
San Pedro de Atacama
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

Hi Chris! I am super happy that Emily and you had a great time visiting Chile. It was my pleasure to assist before and during your trip and offer unique tours to experience our culture from within. Best of luck to both of you and keep on traveling!!

Chile Travel Filled with Beauty, Culture, & Wonderful People
Chile | Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2022

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Daphne P.
Rosemount, MN | Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Lorena developed an amazing itinerary that allowed us to experience as much as possible during our time in Chile. Beginning our trip at Gloria and Leo's home for an amazing dinner, ambience, and conversation was the perfect welcome. Our tour guide Felipe was a wealth of knowledge about the area, the history, and social issues impacting the country, which greatly added to our experience. We spent a day seeing the beautiful sights of Santiago and experiencing a signature Chilean completo for... read more

Lorena developed an amazing itinerary that allowed us to experience as much as possible during our time in Chile. Beginning our trip at Gloria and Leo's home for an amazing dinner, ambience, and conversation was the perfect welcome. Our tour guide Felipe was a wealth of knowledge about the area, the history, and social issues impacting the country, which greatly added to our experience. We spent a day seeing the beautiful sights of Santiago and experiencing a signature Chilean completo for lunch, complete with talented street musicians playing in the background. We enjoyed a memorable day exploring the fun port city Valparaíso. Felipe and our van driver Gabriel worked together to make sure we could experience as much of the city in the time that we had, with the perfect combination of walking the narrow passageways and stone streets, riding the funiculars (hillside elevators), and driving. Our final day in the Maipo Valley didn’t go quite as planned because of traffic. However, Felipe quickly came up with an alternate plan to stop for ceviche and hike Mirador de Cóndores, which ended up being one of my daughter’s favorite experiences of the trip. We visited a couple of the breathtaking local wineries. The entire team expertly managed all the details and any last minute adjustments that needed to be made. For example, our flight was delayed, which was already being monitored by the team, and the necessary adjustments were made to our schedule. “Gabo” and Felipe were so personable and delightful. By the end of the trip we were able to enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner reminiscing and laughing about our adventures with our new Chileno friends. We made so many amazing memories on this trip and would highly recommend using this group.

Hotel Review
Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago Kennedy
Santiago
Authenticity & Character
We would have preferred to be closer to the city center to have more options for seeing the city during our free time. However, I understand the safety concerns and why you booked us in Vitacura.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dear Daphne,
Those are some amazing pictures and beautiful memories of your trip to Chile, thanks for sharing and also for your super sweet words!! I am so happy you and Madeline were able to enjoy the country and see it from an insider's perspective. I hope you will both enjoy many more world adventures to come.
Best always,
Lorena

A million thanks and HIGHLY recommend!!!
Chile | Apr 9 - Apr 14, 2022

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Jessica L.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2022

We just got back from a week in Chile and could not have done it without Lorena! She was there every step of the way - helping curate the itinerary, updating us on covid protocols and requirements, answering any and all questions and so much more! She made herself so available to us and was extremely responsive and communicative.

As for our trip… it was fantastic! Kind, patient, educative guides and drivers. Everyone went truly above and beyond to make our trip wonderful and memorable. We... read more

We just got back from a week in Chile and could not have done it without Lorena! She was there every step of the way - helping curate the itinerary, updating us on covid protocols and requirements, answering any and all questions and so much more! She made herself so available to us and was extremely responsive and communicative.

As for our trip… it was fantastic! Kind, patient, educative guides and drivers. Everyone went truly above and beyond to make our trip wonderful and memorable. We enjoyed our day trip to Valparaiso and getting acquainted with the history of Santiago. But the highlight of our trip by far was Torres del Paine. We did a beautiful (albeit challenging) hike and saw the beautiful glaciers. I cannot wait to go back and will most definitely be using Kim Kim/Lorena for my future travels.

A million thanks!

Hotel Review
Hotel Boutique Le Reve
Santiago

Beautiful hotel, friendly staff. Gorgeous courtyard. A little far from the downtown area but a lot to do around Providencia. Felt very safe. Rooms could use a little updating.

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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2022

Thanks, Jessica!! I truly enjoyed crafting together your perfect vacation to experience the best of Chile and I am so happy it was what you expected plus a little more. Stay well and keep traveling the world!

Cheers,
Lorena

Best trip ever thanks to this marvelous team !!!!!
Chile | Mar 10 - Mar 20, 2022

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Elena P.
Hialeah, FL | Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Let's start by saying that due to Covid restrictions we could not go to Easter Island. But instead our wonderful local specialist Lorena had us travel to the Lakes region, which we would have never thought of it. It was a beautiful part of Chile where we got to tour lakes and towns around them, up to a volcano. It turned out to be even better thanks to Lorena!! We then toured the south, where we were booked in very nice hotels and tours.
My husband and I have been traveling for the past... read more

Let's start by saying that due to Covid restrictions we could not go to Easter Island. But instead our wonderful local specialist Lorena had us travel to the Lakes region, which we would have never thought of it. It was a beautiful part of Chile where we got to tour lakes and towns around them, up to a volcano. It turned out to be even better thanks to Lorena!! We then toured the south, where we were booked in very nice hotels and tours.
My husband and I have been traveling for the past 20 years, mostly on our own, but after this trip and the attention given us by the specialist, we will continue to travel thru an agency!! I would like to specially mention the special treatment we received from our guide in Santiago, Leonides and in Puerto Varas by Joaquin. They treated us like family and gave us a deep introduction to the country and it's customs.

Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Gracias, Elena!! We finally made this trip happen after rescheduling two times and changing most of the itinerary. So happy you got to experience our beautiful country. I hope you come back to visit Easter Island one day!
Best regards to you and Evaristo :)
Lorena

Chile Mar 2022
Chile | Mar 20 - Mar 26, 2022

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Ravi S.
Bay City, MI | Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Lorena understood our travel priorities (more outdoor-oriented) and was very helpful in organizing and navigating the Chilean requirements for travel (Mevacuno) and local testing for return to US. The accommodations and internal travel/transfer options were well laid out. Lorena took extra care to accommodate some late changes and was responsive to all our queries and concerns throughout our travel, including making local flight reservations. Would highly recommend her as your travel... read more

Lorena understood our travel priorities (more outdoor-oriented) and was very helpful in organizing and navigating the Chilean requirements for travel (Mevacuno) and local testing for return to US. The accommodations and internal travel/transfer options were well laid out. Lorena took extra care to accommodate some late changes and was responsive to all our queries and concerns throughout our travel, including making local flight reservations. Would highly recommend her as your travel consultant/organizer. The only recommendation would be for Kimkim to provide more info about local tour providers/contact numbers so we did not have to rely on Lorena as much.

Hotel Review
Hotel Vendaval
Puerto Natales
Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Thanks, Ravi. I thoroughly enjoyed planning this trip for your family and seeing the amazing pictures you took. I also appreciate the feedback, in fact, Kimkim is moving to a new system in April in which much more information will be given for providers at each location, so it will be much easier for everyone.
Best wishes to you and family and many more adventures to come!!

Chile
Chile | Mar 11 - Mar 20, 2022

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Katherine W.
Westminster, MD | Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Lorena was very responsive to our questions and concerns throughout the trip. Very helpful to ensure we had everything we needed. The team in Chile was also prompt and informative. read more

Lorena was very responsive to our questions and concerns throughout the trip. Very helpful to ensure we had everything we needed. The team in Chile was also prompt and informative.

Hotel Review
Noi Vitacura
Vitacura, Santiago
Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Thanks for the nice review, Katherine. It was a joy to plan this trip for you and friends and I am super happy to know you all had a great and memorable time. Stay well!

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Chile | Feb 13 - Feb 26, 2022

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Norm P.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

We have never had a travel advisor like Loreena with KimKim. We had many issues with government forms and procedures and Lorenna went way beyond the call of duty for us. Her itinerary for our trip to Chile belongs in the travel hall of fame. 10 stars for her and Kimkim.

Norm and Lynda
Colorado read more

We have never had a travel advisor like Loreena with KimKim. We had many issues with government forms and procedures and Lorenna went way beyond the call of duty for us. Her itinerary for our trip to Chile belongs in the travel hall of fame. 10 stars for her and Kimkim.

Norm and Lynda
Colorado

Hotel Review
Hotel Boutique Le Reve
Santiago

We loved this boutique hotel in Santiago, Chile. The staff was great and we loved the outdoor patios and location! Excellent!

Authenticity & Character
Location and layout. Like a bed and breakfast.
Location
Pedestrian street with restaurants!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

Thanks for the kind review, Norm. It was exciting to make this amazing adventure a reality, enjoying the best Chile has to offer and to celebrate Lynda's special day. Wishing you both many more travel adventures to come!

Chilean tour experience by the Aiellos
Chile | Jan 14 - Jan 29, 2022

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Richard A.
Middletown, NJ | Reviewed on Feb 03, 2022

Our city guide Philllippe was knowlegable, informative and was always there to help with any local questions we had. Fernando, our Andes mountain guide, was very knowledgeable about the mountain however the tour we received (5k trek and hot springs) was not the tour written in the itinerary. Leo, our Santiago driver, was great in understanding all of our city activities. The meal at his home with his wife Gloria was a wonderful experience. Jose provided a well guided tour through Maipo... read more

Our city guide Philllippe was knowlegable, informative and was always there to help with any local questions we had. Fernando, our Andes mountain guide, was very knowledgeable about the mountain however the tour we received (5k trek and hot springs) was not the tour written in the itinerary. Leo, our Santiago driver, was great in understanding all of our city activities. The meal at his home with his wife Gloria was a wonderful experience. Jose provided a well guided tour through Maipo vineyards. Valparaiso was very nice but were hoping for more of a beach experience. Our vineyard stays were a special treat. Matetic had exceptional food/wine pairing and we especially enjoyed the bio dynamic tour of the vineyards given by JP. Casa Silva had a very nice restaurant but was only open for lunch. No other restaurants open for dinner in the area. Thus, one night at Casa Silva would have been enough. Remaining time was on our own and Lorena was very helpful setting up wine tours for us. Overall, we loved our trip and the complete experience.

Hotel Review
La Casona at Matetic Vineyards
Lagunillas

Very spacious room, surrounded by vineyards, excellent food and wine pairings, great bike ride, wonderful bio dynamic tour

Authenticity & Character
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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Feb 03, 2022

Dear Rich and Carol,
It was my pleasure to plan and coordinate this truly diverse trip to Chile for you! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed it and I appreciate the feedback. Wishing you both a great rest of the year and many more world adventures to come!
Best,
Lorena

Introduction to Argentina Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia
Chile | Jan 10 - Jan 20, 2022

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Michael L.
Mililani Town, HI | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

It took a couple of years to organize this trip because of the pandemic. Serena and Lorena put together an excellent ten day itinerary that introduced us to Argentina Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia.
We spent three night in Ushuaia. This was sufficient time to tour the town and vicinity, visit the prison museum, tour the National Park, cruise the channel and experience the penquins on Martillo Island, and tour the Haberton Ranch.
We spent four nights in El Calafate which was plenty of time... read more

It took a couple of years to organize this trip because of the pandemic. Serena and Lorena put together an excellent ten day itinerary that introduced us to Argentina Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia.
We spent three night in Ushuaia. This was sufficient time to tour the town and vicinity, visit the prison museum, tour the National Park, cruise the channel and experience the penquins on Martillo Island, and tour the Haberton Ranch.
We spent four nights in El Calafate which was plenty of time to tour the town, visit Perito Moreno glacier (boardwalk and boat tour), boat tour of the other glaciers, and Nibepo Aike ranch, including 3 hour horse back ride.
The next stop was three nights in El Chalten. I was able to trek to the lagoon of Fitz Roy, tour the small town, trek to the lagoon at the base glaciar Huemul and take the boat tour of the nearby lake.
We stayed in the Fuegueno hotel in Ushuaia. It was a nice hotel but noisy at night. Our room was facing the mountains; we had to endure a lot of noise from the street below.
In El Calafate, we stayed at the Kosten Aike. This is a nice hotel but it is noisy at night. After the first night we switched rooms from the street side to the court yard side of the hotel - which was very quiet. The staff is excellent!
In El Chalten, we stayed at the Destino Sur. This was a very pleasant hotel and a grade above the others.
There were a couple of glitches. My transit never showed up at the bus stop in El Chalten. I had a ten minute walk to the hotel. On the transit from El Chalten to El Calafate, the driver stopped for about an hour at the airport outside of town to pick up another passenger, but the passenger was a no show.
Ryan's Travel itinerary was vague. They should provide more detail of the daily activities.

Lorena is excellent. Down the road I am sure that I will use her travel agency again.

Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

I was totally blown away with the service I r...
Chile | Jan 9 - Jan 24, 2022

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sam j.
Grant, NE | Reviewed on Jan 29, 2022

I was totally blown away with the service I received from Lorena, she had booked a pre and post cruise plan that was excellent. When the cruise cancelled she got right on making plans to fill in the days, basically she saved the trip and turned it into an excellent adventure last minute. She went above and beyond not only making hotel reservations but everywhere we went a driver was waiting to pick us up and deliver us to our hotel. All tickets and passes were waiting, with never a glitch.... read more

I was totally blown away with the service I received from Lorena, she had booked a pre and post cruise plan that was excellent. When the cruise cancelled she got right on making plans to fill in the days, basically she saved the trip and turned it into an excellent adventure last minute. She went above and beyond not only making hotel reservations but everywhere we went a driver was waiting to pick us up and deliver us to our hotel. All tickets and passes were waiting, with never a glitch. There is no way I could of done it without her knowledge of where to go and how to get there. Lorena is definitely an invaluable member of your team. 5 stars are not enough.
Sam and teresa

Hotel Review
Noi Vitacura
Vitacura, Santiago

great hotel with good restaurant on the roof, friendly staff

Authenticity & Character
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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Jan 29, 2022

Dear Sam and Teresa,
These are very sweet words, thank you!! It was my pleasure to assist with your trip and help out when your cruise was canceled at the last minute. Your trip pictures are amazing, glad you got to enjoy Iguazu, Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Santiago.
My best regards to both of you!
Lorena

Chile & Patagonia AMAZING experience
Chile | Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2022

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Daniel F.
Narragansett, RI | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

We had an AMAZING time in Chile & Patagonia - Lorena (our kimkim local specialist) got us started with the highlights and helped us customize the trip to a perfect fit. With her guidance we were able to squeeze in spectacular stargazing in the Atacama Desert, living like a local in Santiago, rock climbing and breathtaking views in Patagonia. Whenever we hit small bumps, Lorena was there to smooth things out, making course corrections and ultimately saving us days on our trip. We never could... read more

We had an AMAZING time in Chile & Patagonia - Lorena (our kimkim local specialist) got us started with the highlights and helped us customize the trip to a perfect fit. With her guidance we were able to squeeze in spectacular stargazing in the Atacama Desert, living like a local in Santiago, rock climbing and breathtaking views in Patagonia. Whenever we hit small bumps, Lorena was there to smooth things out, making course corrections and ultimately saving us days on our trip. We never could have done all this (three weeks of constant adventure) without the planning and help provided. We've never booked though any sort of travel agent before — and while it was initially a little scary to have someone else in the driver's seat, the ultimate trip was one of the best we've ever done. 🎉🎈💯

Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Thanks, Loren & Dan. It was my pleasure to plan and execute such an exciting adventure for the two of you, it was one of the most active itineraries I have crafted! I really appreciate your kind words and wish you both many more fun trips ahead to keep exploring the world. Best always,
Lorena

Lorena is amazing!
Chile | Jan 2 - Jan 6, 2022

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Rachel K.
Durham, NC | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2022

Lorena was a super duper help before and during the trip. She was flexible, accommodating, super responsive and very available. She arranged for us to have the best tour guides and we loved the hotel she arranged for us. Everything was the best of the best and would recommend to anyone!

Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2022

Aww you are the sweetest, thanks Rachel! I am so happy the family enjoyed the custom trip prepared for you all. I'd be more than glad to host you again in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia or Ecuador!! Have an amazing rest of your year.

Chile is a wonderful country and we will lik...
Chile | Dec 11 - Dec 19, 2021

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Srini N.
Summit, NJ | Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Chile is a wonderful country and we will likely go back there soon. While we enjoyed the trip very much, there were quite a few short comings. I would have planned the trip a lot better myself. Chile is extremely strict on Covid protocols. We appreciate the strictness and made us extremely safe traveling to the country.

We spent couple of days in Santiago, but much of the time was spent sitting in the hotel room. We arrived on Saturday morning. We could not leave the room due to... read more

Chile is a wonderful country and we will likely go back there soon. While we enjoyed the trip very much, there were quite a few short comings. I would have planned the trip a lot better myself. Chile is extremely strict on Covid protocols. We appreciate the strictness and made us extremely safe traveling to the country.

We spent couple of days in Santiago, but much of the time was spent sitting in the hotel room. We arrived on Saturday morning. We could not leave the room due to quarantine until about 4pm. Our Santiago tour guide arranged a trip to the city only in the afternoon on Sunday. The Santiago tour guide (local) was nice and the van carrying was very nice. We never got to the see the famed Mercado Central and Mercado La Vega. Out of more than 48 hours spent in the city, our tour guide spent about 4 hours taking us around.

Our trip to Punta Arenas was on Monday, with the flight leaving at 11am. There were flights leaving earlier in the day, but we were only booked on the flight that left later in the day and with a hop. This killed more than half the day.

More wasted time in Puerto Natales. The trip to Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier was supposed to be for a full day (9 hours). But the trip was done within four hours. We never stepped foot on the land anywhere. Overall, lots of time was wasted. For a trip that cost us a lot, we would have used the time better.

Finally, our hike to the base of Torres Del Paine was supposed to be on Thursday initially. This was changed to Friday after we arrived in Chile. We did not want to do the hike to the base as we were not sure we would not have enough time to recover as well as time to take the covid test before hopping back on the flight back to the US. We wish the planning was better.

To our surprise, we never met Lorena, our travel agent. We thought we are meeting with a travel specialist based in Chile, not Houston.

Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro