From a very young age, I have grown up in an international environment since my parents moved to Spain from Poland. This meant that every year we traveled across Europe to visit our family and friends, discovering along the way numerous cultures and magical places: from the biggest cities to the smallest villages. In all of them, I have learned that the only way to get the most out of a destination is to dedicate time to the small details that make the trip unforgettable.
Further on I decided to move across the ocean to the US and stayed for some time in Virginia, where I learned that I was not the only one obsessed with the Spanish culture. All of these experiences made me realize that the world is just waiting to be explored and that the best way to start is to focus on close-by places. This made me travel all across Spain, Portugal, and the north of Africa, with some trips to other parts of Europe, to gather all my knowledge and prepare incredible experiences for other travelers.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Unique trips and custom-made itineraries based on local experiences and the culture of Spain and Portugal."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Since Spain is such an interesting country, friends and family wanted to visit us and get to know this place that I fell in love with and where I decided to stay forever. Since then I have transferred my skills and knowledge to the world of tourism, to offer all travelers the opportunity to create once in a lifetime memories."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I have still in my mind the first time I entered the Mosque of Cordoba. It was a hot mid-spring day and it was still early so almost no people were waiting in line. When I entered I felt the coolness of the interior and when my eyes got used to the change of lighting I was stunned by the grandiose hall, full of colorful arches that reminded me of a labyrinth. I heard the echoes of people's whispers and felt transported back in time as well as grateful for being able to observe such a masterpiece."
Marta's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
Delve deeper into Portugal and southern Spain as you visit iconic cities and explore lesser-known towns and villages over two epic weeks. Tick off Porto and Lisbon, stopping at...
Experience abundant diversity as you spend two weeks exploring Portugal, the Azores, and Spain. Start in Lisbon, where you'll learn about its history with a local and hike in...
Experience three of Portugal's most iconic destinations on this 10-day trip, starting in Lisbon, where you'll tour ancient ruins, cobbled streets, and a UNESCO-listed village in...
This two-week family vacation combines Portugal's beaches, palaces, and flavors with Spain's flamenco, royalty, and parks. Start your trip in Portugal with highlights kids and...
Foodies will love this unique trip plan, which introduces you to Portuguese history and culture one bite at a time. You'll start in Lisbon, where a private guide will take you...
Grab your kids and head to Spain for 10 days of fun activities, like beach trips near Málaga and on the Costa Brava; citywide treasure hunts; kayaking, catamaran, and sailing...
Spend a week exploring world-class cuisine at five of the top Michelin Star restaurants in the Algarve. Visit a world-famous wine cellar, explore medieval town squares, and try...
Road trip itineraries
Escape to the coast on this gorgeous 10-day exploration that includes ample time in Porto and Lisbon and stops through charming seafaring towns with fantastic beaches, delicious...
This eight-day self-drive itinerary takes you from Málaga to Cádiz through a gorgeous section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll explore Andalusia's White...
Spend five days exploring the stunning Algarve region, Portugal's southernmost area that sweeps westward to the Atlantic. You'll spend quality time in the region's two main...
Recent trip reviews for Marta
Sep 17 - Sep 25, 2023
My friends and I were blessed to have Marta as our trip specialist for our 9-day trip to Spain. We wanted to commend her utmost patience, professionalism and well organized planning skills in trying to meet our needs and requests. She’s so easy to get in touch with, in with whatever questions we have in mind. She gives out suggestions and recommendations to the best of her abilities. Her instructions were on-point, direct and easy to understand. She has an eye for details, which is extremely... read more
Well planned trip. It was our first trip to P...
Sep 11 - Sep 19, 2023
Well planned trip. It was our first trip to Portugal and I had no idea how to plan our itinerary. Our customized trip included a fabulous hike, wine lunch, kayak tour and private transfers. read more
Family trip to the Azores
Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2023
Marta was an excellent travel agent. She helped us a lot with planning our family trip to the Azores. She was also helpful with information during our tripbas well.
Our Kayaking tour in Sao Miguel was excellent. The 2 guides were awesome.
In Terceira we did an ebiking tour. The guide was very patient with my teens.
In Flores our favorite tour was canyoning. The guide was so very helpful with my daughter who was quite scared at times. read more
Our trip to Portugal was amazing. Marta reac...
Aug 21 - Aug 29, 2023
Our trip to Portugal was amazing. Marta reached out to check on us during the trip and also was very reliable and responsive to any requests or questions during. Our guide in Porto, Celia, was absolutely a highlight of the trip. And our hotels, especially in Porto and Lagos, were stellar. Marta capably planned a trip for 4 generations of family and we all had a memorable and exquisite time. Thank you! read more
Family trip to Spain
Jun 27 - Jul 9, 2023
We enjoyed our trip to Spain. I am not sure I would use a travel agency for planning again though. I should’ve been more proactive with planning/input. We were a group of 14 including seven kids ages 4 to 18. With Spain being so hot in the summer it really would’ve been helpful to have a pool at each of our accommodations. The trip plan involved far too much driving. We had at least an hour drive there/back to each daily activity. More restaurant information with specific recommendations and... read more
Jul 3 - Jul 12, 2023
Marta was excellent. Every thing she planned worked perfectly and we had a wonderful experience!
Cannot say enough good things about Kimkim on our trip to Southern Spain!
Jun 25 - Jul 7, 2023
We heard about Kimkim on recommendation from a friend who used them for a trip to Portugal and are so happy we used their services on our first trip to Spain!! Usually my husband does all aspects of trip planning, including hotels, rental cars, event/tour tickets, etc. and has to do the requisite amount of research beforehand, in addition to making all of the bookings. Kimkim set us up with Marta, a local expert, and she planned every aspect of our 2 week trip in Southern Spain and made... read more
Girls trip to Spain! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jun 22 - Jul 1, 2023
The girls went to Spain and we loved our trip from start to finish. We enjoyed and highly recommend our tapas crawl and tour of the gothic quarter in Barcelona. Albert was great! Our favorite place was exploring the beaches of ibiza in our rental car! Valencia paella cooking was our top favorite experience!! We thank Marta for all of her efforts to plan our trip, answer questions, and help is in times of need so quickly and affectively! I will defiantly use Kim Kim to travel the world again! read more
Highlights of Spain
Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2023
Each of the tour guides was excellent, interested in what we wanted to know, and had a great sense of humor. We laughed a lot while we learned! read more
Amazing trip exploring the best of Portugal
May 25 - Jun 6, 2023
Where do I start to describe our amazing trip in Portugal! We landed in Portugal and did a quick walking food tour. In hindsight we need to remember not to book nothing. The jet lag got to us because we had an overnight flight and couldn’t get into our room before the tour. Our mistake! The Pestana Pousada, Lisboa hotel was beautiful, great breakfast and our room overlooked the square and Ocean and was close to everything! Our driver Max was prompt ant drove us to Porto via Obidos and... read more
Well planned travel
May 5 - May 24, 2023
We spent three weeks in Spain and Portugal, following the Jewels of itinerary with a few changes/additions. The cities and tour plans for each were great, we really came away with an appreciation for the countries. Marta did a great job lining up interesting tour guides and qualified drivers. As with any vacation, especially one of this length and diversity, you are going to have some issues. Marta was always available and very quick and capable of handling the necessary adjustments. We... read more
Northern Spain with Camino del Norte Highlights
May 14 - May 27, 2023
Our trip to Northern Spain arranged with Marta T of Espiritu Travel and Kim Kim was a truly wonderful experience and all of us in our group of 6 were very happy with the itinerary and the excellent attention and service we received from Marta before and during our trip. Marta was always so attentive and prompt in answering any questions and concerns we had and the suggestions she made for our itinerary introduced us to many of the highlights of our trip ie the Cares Mountain Route, the Picos... read more
Excellent Trip Plan for Mainland Portugal and the Azores
May 6 - May 19, 2023
Our group could not have been happier with our two week trip to Portugal and Sao Miguel Island! The hotels, transfers, and guides were all excellent. In Lisbon, our guide was Filipa for two days and she was very good. I would definitely recommend Palacio Ludovice Hotel as well - great location, rooms, and customer service. We loved the day trip to Sintra, Estoril and Cascais as well - another great guide and Nortada restaurant for lunch was a great recommendation. Evora was lovely but I... read more
Thank you for being quick to respond at every...
May 12 - May 28, 2023
Thank you for being quick to respond at every moment. We appreciated all your advice and checking up on drivers and guides.
H10 hotel and the cooking class in Sevilla was our absolute highlights. We could not have found either without your help so thank you!! The improvements - The hotel at Las Ramblas and Ronda was a let down in comparison. I think we would have appreciated more preparation in what to expect. Ronda staff were very rude- maybe they really dislike Americans? And Las... read more
All the guides were fabulous. We really enjo...
May 6 - May 19, 2023
All the guides were fabulous.
We really enjoyed the food, wine walking tour in Lisbon. Marta did a wonderful job.
We liked Caiscas and walking along the beach, in addition to a marvelous lunch at Nortada.
Our hotel, Palacio Ludivice Wine Experince Hotel, had a great location, attentive staff, and every night a different treat was left in the room, from candies, pastry, port, etc.
Great breakfast and very nice bar.
Our guide for the 2 tours we did in Evora, Telma was super. Very... read more
Our Retirement Vacation
Apr 4 - Apr 22, 2023
Marta, our travel coordinator, was fantastic. She provided an app that gave us great information. She did a perfect job matching our vacation wishes with experiences. She continuously checked in with us to see how everything was going and if she could assist in anyway, always going above and beyond. KimKim has a gem in Marta!!
All our guides throughout Portugal, Azores and Spain were wonderful. (With the exception of the guide we had in Barcelona for our visit to Monserrat. He did not... read more
Family trip to Spain
Apr 6 - Apr 14, 2023
Marta helped us plan out a family trip to Barcelona and Madrid with a few day trips. She was helpful and patient with us prior to the trip. And we received a detailed plan through their app before we arrived with all the tickets/vouchers and info we would need. We packed a lot into the 9 day itinerary, and it all went very smoothly. It was nice to sit back and enjoy the trip while all the guides and drivers were all where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there! And... read more
Our family trip to Spain was absolutely fantastic!
Mar 5 - Mar 13, 2023
Our family trip to Spain was absolutely fantastic! The entire process with Marta (and KimKim) from start to finish could not have been better! Everything was planned meticulously, and Marta was always promptly available with guidance, expertise, and assistance. The drivers were always on time and professional. The hotels were all luxurious and right in the middle of all the action in each city. The Flamenco Show was so quaint and intimate, it felt like we were at a private performance. And... read more
Marta was an amazing agent to work with. Very...
Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2022
Marta was an amazing agent to work with. Very responsive, pays attention to detail, and did a great job taking into consideration our preferences and constraints. Have highly recommended KimKim to our friends and family because of Marta's excellent work. read more
KimKim Exceeds all Expectations
Dec 25 - Jan 3, 2023
We admittedly were nervous entering our first experience with KimKim, not knowing whether the scheduled drivers and guides actually show up, what would the tours really be like, what about the hotels, would the restaurant reservations actually be reserved? Not to worry! Everything went exactly as scheduled, all drivers and guides were exceptional, the hotels were great (one spectacular), and the food astounding., and Marta was there every step of the way. The overall experience could not be... read more