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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 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.

Sunset over Cusco, Peru
The Magic of the Andes: Santiago, Atacama, Lima & Cusco - 12 Days

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Andes on this 12-day South American intinerary. Starting in Chile, you'll tour the bustling capital of Santiago and explore the arid Atacama Desert before flying north up the coast to Peru. After sampling the culture and cuisine of Lima, discover the rich Incan history of Cusco and set out to explore the iconic archaeological sites of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

The mountain landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park
Wonders of Chile: Patagonia, Lake District & Santiago - 14 Days

Take in rugged mountains, pristine fjords, and lush wine country on this diverse 14-day journey through Chile's greatest highlights. Start in the country's far south, where you'll hike through the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park, visit penguins on the Strait of Magellan, and horseback ride across a traditional Patagonian estancia. Head north to kayak and climb through the spectacular scenery of the Lake District, then wind down with a final three days in Santiago. After a trip filled with activity and adventure, enjoy a change of pace as you explore the vibrant capital and take relaxing day trips to the nearby wine country and colorful villages of the Pacific coast.

Panoramic view of Torres del Paine National Park
Chilean Glamping Experience: Torres del Paine National Park - 4 Days

Spend four days exploring the majestic landscapes of the Torres del Paine National Park. Located in Chilean Patagonia, the park boasts numerous unique ecosystems and endemic species. You'll get to enjoy the mix the comfort of modern luxuries with the adventure of being close to nature. Spend the days on guided hikes around the park, and nights looking up at the stars from the comfort of your private glass-domed yurt.

Torres del Paine at dawn
Chilean Patagonia: Wildlife, W Trek, Ice Hiking, & Kayaking - 11 Days

Embark on an adventure through Chilean Patagonia on this eventful, 11-day trip. Fly into Santiago, and head straight to Punta Arenas. Do a bit of exploration before discovering the region’s native wildlife—visit the Austral dolphins in the Strait of Magellan, the penguins that inhabit Magdalena Island, and the sea lion colony on Marta Island. Then, it’s time to conquer the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. Hike to the famed Towers and walk along the ice of Glacier Grey. The trip winds down with a glacial kayaking excursion and a visit to a local estancia.

Recent trip reviews for Lorena

Fantastic! · Chile - May 13 - May 30, 2022

Traveler: Jerry G. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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!

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Chris

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

Traveler: Chris J. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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.

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Hotel Boutique Le Reve

Santiago

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Hotel Costaustralis

Puerto Natales

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Hotel Lago Grey

Torres del Paine

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Hotel La Casa de Don Tomás

San Pedro de Atacama

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Daphne P. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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

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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.
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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Jessica L. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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

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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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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Elena P. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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.

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Ravi S. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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.

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Hotel Vendaval

Puerto Natales

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Katherine W. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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.

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Noi Vitacura

Vitacura, Santiago

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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!

We have never had a travel advisor like Loree... · Chile - Feb 13 - Feb 26, 2022

Traveler: Norm P. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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.

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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

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Hotel Boutique Le Reve

Santiago

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

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Pedestrian street with restaurants!
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Location and layout. Like a bed and breakfast.
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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Richard A. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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.

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La Casona at Matetic Vineyards

Lagunillas

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

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Michael L. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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.

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

Traveler: sam j. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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

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Noi Vitacura

Vitacura, Santiago

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great hotel with good restaurant on the roof, friendly staff

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Daniel F. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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. 🎉🎈💯

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Rachel K. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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!

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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Srini N. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

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.