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Marina Ettlin

I'm originally from Switzerland, but now I live in Chile. Some years ago I traveled all around South America and fell in love with Chile's culture and its incredible landscapes! So I came back to live in Chile, and since then I have spent my free time traveling and getting to know always a bit more of the country, and it will be my pleasure to share those experiences with you!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We operate all around Chile with possible extensions to nearby countries such as Argentina and Bolivia.

From North to South of Chile we are focused in ecotourism and responsible tourism by taking care of the environment and in addition of local communities through a friendly dynamic between participants and hosts, focusing on a welcoming, unique and personalized experiences! "

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I worked as a waitress, I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. This experience piqued my interest in other cultures and inspired me to study tourism. Since then, I've traveled all over the world, with a focus on Latin America. Now I live and work in Chile! I really love to get to know new places and new people, and I love to share my passion and knowledge with travelers. "

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Recent trip reviews for Marina

Exploring santiago & the atacama desert - 7 days, Chile - Mar 16 - Mar 22, 2019

Traveler: Qinqin Q. - Local specialist: Marina Ettlin

Marina was very tentative from the very beginning. She’s very responsive and explained very details to us. At first I was a bit nervous using online travel agent since we didn’t have any in person interaction but after a while Marina made us feel very comfortable. I would recommend Kimkim to my friends and our future adventures.

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Marina Ettlin, local specialist, responded to this review:

Qinqin,
Great to know that you enjoyed the trip!

Best wishes and happy future travels!