My name is Mery and I define myself as a traveling soul. I really love this beautiful country which has to offer so many highlights such as the North with its Andean culture and colorful mountains; the Northeast with its amazing Iguazu Falls; the South “La Patagonia”, with the snowed mountains, glaciers and landscapes, perfect for trekking lovers and of course its capital, Buenos Aires, a multicultural and eclectic city.
I will be glad to assist you in everything you need to know about Argentina and surroundings, to make your trip a full experience!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I like to recommend the active tourism, there are different options with different difficulty, it does not means that active has to be hard. I mean that I recommend the philosophy of "out of the beaten track" and explore every destination in-depth."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I started to study tourism as the majority people of the career, to be the best traveller, know about destinations and work travelling. After that I was in love of the possibility to help other people with their trips! As an expert in tourism I feel that is an honor to help to people to get the best experience in their trips!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I love trekking! I have 2 favourite trips! One in Spain, making the St James way, walking during one month and meeting people from all around the world; and other very close, here in Argentina, in El Chaltén. El Chaltén, is the trekking capital in Argentina, and there are so many paths to make that you can enojoy every day that you spend in that places located between montains."
Featured trips & expertise
This two-week itinerary explores the best sites in Northern Argentina combining outdoor activities, cultural excursions, and stunning views. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Medoza to spend time in the famous Malbec vineyards. Next is the colonial city of Salta—jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and colorful deserts. Finish in the far north for immense waterfalls on both sides of the Brazilian border.
This adventurous two-week trip combines the best destinations Argentina has to offer with a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two cities (Buenos Aires and Ushuaia), a UNESCO-listed peninsula, and two national parks known for glaciers and hiking trails. There's also whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and a visit to South America's largest Magellanic Penguin colony for the ultimate photo ops.
First-timers in Argentina will cover a lot of ground with this 13-day itinerary. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Bariloche for a series of outdoor activities that capitalize on the views. Then, venture to Medoza's famous Malbec vineyards for wine tastings. Next is the colonial city of Salta—jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and colorful deserts in the country's far north. Spend your last night in a historic estancia and live the life of a real gaucho.
Discover why Salta is called 'La Linda' (the beautiful) on this 5-day tour of northwest Argentina. After arriving in Buenos Aires, you'll fly here and explore one of the best preserved colonial cities in South America. Then hit the road with an experienced guide and visit the giant salt flats and Humahuaca Gorge, as well as traditional Andean towns known for pre-Colombian history in the Jujuy Province.
This self-guided and incredibly scenic trip highlights Patagonia's best trails on both sides of the border. Kick off in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, home of 13 glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Next is Chile's Torres del Paine National Park for more jaw-dropping peaks, turquoise lakes, and rare wildlife. Finish back in Argentina for coastal trails and a taste of the world's 'southernmost city'.
This 11-day adventure combines sightseeing in central Chile with a multi-day trek in Patagonia's most scenic national park. Kicking off in Santiago, you'll head to a German-style village known for its volcano views and breweries before continuing south to Torres del Paine for the W Trek. Here, you'll hike past turquoise lakes, emerald forests, roaring rivers, and a massive glacier to get to the best view in the house: Paine Massif.
Recent trip reviews for Mery
Fantastic Patagonia Vacation for Four Friends · Patagonia - Feb 23 - Mar 4, 2020
Overall, we had a great trip and with minor exceptions all the logistics and tours went very smoothly. Some notes regarding our specific experiences in each destination:
- Gabriella, our guide for the first two days (Kawen Adventures) was exceptional. She was extremely knowledgeable and provided a wealth of information regarding the geology, flora and fauna, etc. She was very attentive and accommodating to our individual needs and interests.
- Both drivers (Tricky sp?,... read more
Buenos Aires and Iguazu falls tour · Argentina - Nov 1 - Nov 7, 2019
The trip to Argentina was incredible! Such convenience of having all of our transport coordinated for us. We loved the tango dinner show experience and our tour of Buenos Aires was fantastic. They accommodated the needs of my kids by scheduling us an earlier dinner tango show and a van service for our city tour which made sightseeing much easier for our family. Everything coordinated for us in Iguazu was excellent as well. I really liked Say Heque which was the tour company in Argentina that... read more
acatama trip · Chile - Oct 7 - Oct 18, 2019
Edwuardo was good, at times a bit condescending. I think he needs to show more background info on the trips he guides in other words plants and animals. Trips were to short. Back to the hotel by 14:00. I paid a lot of money not to have short days. On one day we did the geyser basin plus the 10km hike that was to be schedule the next day. back to hotel by15:30. because of this I pointed out to my guide that I had an empty day. We ended doing a hike up this volcano. Again back early. Your... read more
Trip to Argentina · Argentina - Sep 1 - Sep 6, 2019
Considering how packed our schedule was for this trip, things ran smoothly. Service by Marcela in Buenos Aires was amazing. Thank goodness for her because we didn't know about the weight limits in our carry on to fly to El Calafate. Tour around Buenos Aires with Nicolas was fun. It was nice that we were the first to get picked up so we could talk about other things that interested us about Argentina
There was a small hiccup when we got to El Calafate and nobody was there to pick us up. It... read more
Trip to Argentina · Argentina - Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2019
The entire kimkim team was fantastic! We had several flight delays and changes and could not have been more impressed by the support provided by Mery, our drivers and our tour guides to quickly and seamlessly resolve any issues with the airlines. Knowing we had a team behind us we could depend on was an added bonus.
Our guide, Manuel, in Iguazu was terrific!
I cannot recommend kimkim enough and will reach out to the group first as we begin planning or next journey.
Norte Grande/Norte Chico trip · Chile - Jun 9 - Jun 27, 2019
Chile is an outstanding travel experience. I have traveled extensively in the world and I believe the country of Chile is one of the best. The scenery is stunning and the people are warm and friendly. My wife and I returned from a three week trip yesterday and are basking in the afterglow.
Our guide and driver in the Santiago and the Elqui valley areas were Alejandro and Luis. There can be no better guide than Alejandro with Senderos Nativos and no better driver than Luis.
Alejandro is a... read more
Best Treks in Patagonia · Patagonia - May 3 - May 7, 2019
All came together well. Guides were very knowledgeable and had a sense of humour which is always a bonus. Mery had everything planned and organized. Thank you 😊
Torres del Paine · Chile - Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2019
The first two nights of the trip were terrible. Our original campsites were indiscriminately closed without warning. As a result all the campers were forced to use the facilities of much smaller refugios, which were inadequate for the number of people. We were herded in and out of the eating areas like cattle, with strict time limits for consuming our meals.
Furthermore, I was dramatically overcharged compared to other people in my group who booked directly with the tour operator, Chile... read more
Wonders of Chile - 14 Days · Chile - Apr 21 - May 5, 2019
This was my first time in South America and Chile, and also my first time as a solo traveler. Mery put together a fantastic and thorough 15 day itinerary for me in Chile covering all the highlights and more that I had not thought off. I am grateful and privileged to have covered so much of Chile in such a short amount of time. All credit for this goes to Mery and her team.
The tours that were arranged were on-time, professional and very informative. The guides, whilst mainly catering to... read more
Trip to Chile · Chile - Mar 12 - Mar 25, 2019
With the help of Mery, I had a wonderful time in Patagonia. She planned a 14day trip of trekking in Patagonia and suggested locations I had not considered that ended up being incredible. El Chaltén, Argentina, was a wonderful addition to my original plans and I would have not discovered this wonderful town if not for Mery. She and her team at Say hueque deserve all the credit for my visit to the Argentine side of Patagonia being a success. Mery also booked a guided trek of Torres del Paine... read more
Santiago Chile · Chile - Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2019
Really enjoyed the trip that Mery coordinated. Drivers were very professional (some spoke only Spanish and some were fluent in English- all were fabulous and went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience). Note, be very specific with your wishes if you don’t want to take a long (South American style) lunch and would rather finish up earlier in the day. Sometimes a late afternoon vineyard tour and tasting makes for a sleepy evening. We had some last minute schedule changes... read more
Trip to Chile · Chile - Dec 13 - Dec 31, 2018
We had an incredible trip. Everything went smoothly, we were met and picked up promptly at every location/airport etc. The guides were good especially James? on the half day tour of Santiago and Ozzie (Ozwaldo) on the half day Altiplanics Lagoon Trip in Atacama Desert. The street art and painted houses in Valpariso were interesting , Vina Del Mar was not.
I would highly recommend the drive we took from Puerto Montt through part of the lake district to Bariloche, while Bariloche is very... read more