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Nicholas Colombo

I am Italian and have lived in Spain, Australia, Vietnam and Chile. I have traveled from the very north to the very south of Chile and sincerely believe the beauty and diversity of its landscape, as well as the warmth of its people, make this country a unique and interesting place to visit.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I very much enjoy offering my expertise to anyone who wants to visit Chile. I can make suggestions from the cleanest budget hotels to the nicest luxury resorts. My specialty is adapting the trip to the needs of the client. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Travel has been always an important part of me, so I decide to avocade my life to my passion and share it with people around me"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My favorite place in Chile is definitely Patagonia. The remoteness, the silence (wind aside), the breathtaking views behind every corner make it the perfect spot for whoever is looking for inner peace, relaxation and inspiration."

Nicholas is part of the following groups: Chile Travel Agents
total solar eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse Tour December 2020: Santiago, Atacama, & Pucón - 13 Days

There are few natural events as spectacular or memorable as a full solar eclipse, and on this 13-day tour of Chile in December 2020 you'll watch the amazing event from the clear skies of Pucon. As well as dedicating a full day to watching the eclipse, you'll tour many of Chile's other highlights, including the modern capital Santiago, the historic port city of Valparaiso, the excellent wineries of the valleys, and the unparalleled natural beauty of the Atacama Desert, plus much more. This comprehensive tour fits in a lot of different sights and experiences, and is sure to be memorable.

Solar eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse Tour (December 2020): Santiago to Pucón - 9 Days

Get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in Chile on this special tour in December 2020. As well as dedicating a full day to viewing the eclipse at Pucon, you'll tour many of Chile's other highlights, from the modern capital Santiago to the historic port city of Valparaiso, and the natural beauty of the Andes. Fit a wide variety of unforgettable experiences into nine days.

The Lake District
Chile: Lake District, Torres del Paine, & Atacama Desert - 12 Days

This extensive 12-day itinerary covers the major highlights of north, south, and central Chile—the Lake District, Torres del Paine National Park, and the Atacama Desert. The Lake District is famous for its charming villages, Prussian-blue lakes, and snow-capped volcanoes. Torres del Paine, on the other hand, is the crown jewel of national parks to explore in Patagonia. Throw in a visit to a Patagonian penguin colony and a jaunt to the mystical and beautiful island of Chiloé, and you have the perfect Chilean adventure.

Easter Island
Cultural Chile & Easter Island Exploration - 9 Days

Enjoy a cultural adventure through Chile on this nine-day vacation. Start in Santiago to tour the landmarks and markets, and take advantage of the burgeoning restaurant scene. Then, venture to Easter Island to explore the history and moai of the ancient Polynesian destination. Next, return to Santiago, and venture out on day trips to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, as well as the Casablanca Valley—for a grand finale of wine tasting.

Patagonia
Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip

Begin your adventure in the capital of Santiago. Experience the city's culture and culinary delights on a full-day walking tour. Next, head to the coast to immerse yourself in the artsy vibe of Valparaíso before heading out to the Casablanca Valley to taste some of Chile's world-renowned wines. Then, travel south to Punta Arenas to explore the rugged beauty and unforgettable landscapes of Chilean Patagonia. Take a boat out to Magdalena Island, and get a close-up look at the 150,000 strong penguin colony. Then you'll embark on a trek into the famed Torres del Paine National Park, a Patagonian Mecca for hikers. Finally, you'll tour lakes and rivers before finishing with a boat trip to Glacier Grey.

The Marble Caves of Chilean Patagonia
2 Weeks in Chile - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have two weeks in Chile, you can visit a range of diverse landscapes or focus your energy on one region, like Patagonia. Explore the natural wonders of Chile, from the Atacama Desert to the glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park, take a boat tour through the Marble Caves, taste wines made at coastal wineries, and wander through the colorful streets of Valparaíso on these four unique itineraries.

Recent trip reviews for Nicholas

Kajal

Nicholas planned the trip just right. We have... · Chile - Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2020

Traveler: Kajal M. - Local specialist: Nicholas Colombo

Nicholas planned the trip just right. We have some issues on the first day (out fault, that I left the phone in a Cabify taxi). Our trip guide helped us a lot, and eventually, we have got it back the next day. The rest of the trip was good and enjoyable. Nicholas was always accessible, and the tour company made everything hassle-free. Thanks, Nicholas.

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Nicholas Colombo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kajal!

Thanks for your nice review, I'm glad that the phone issue got solved and let you enjoy the rest of the trip with no stress. It was a pleasure for us to organize your days in Chile!

Best regards,

Nicholas

Smooth trip with Nicholas’s planning · Chile - Dec 25 - Jan 8, 2020

Traveler: Romkaew B. - Local specialist: Nicholas Colombo

Nicholas’s trip preparation for us was fantastic. We got to see what we wanted from the lake region to Patagonia to Iguazu Falls within our budget. The local drivers who picked us up at various airports in Chile were on time, so we did not have to worry. The local guides were knowledgeable and attentive. We will ask for him if we will visit Chile/South America again!

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Nicholas Colombo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Romkaew!

Thanks a lot for your nice words! It was a pleasure to organize this trip to this beautiful part of the world for your family. I hope you went home with many great memories that will last a lifetime.

Whenever you want to come back again count on me!
Best wishes

Nicholas

My son and I had a wonderful trip to Chile. ... · Chile - Nov 20 - Dec 3, 2019

Traveler: Mariellen S. - Local specialist: Nicholas Colombo

My son and I had a wonderful trip to Chile. We travelled from the Atacama Dessert to the Lake District and finally to Patagonia. Isla de Magdalena and Torres del Paine National Park! Thanks to Nicholas, the trip was planned perfectly. We had a lot to see but we also had our down time and time to tour on our own. Ending in Patagonia was awesome!

Such a beautiful country with wonderful people. We hope to return someday and see more of the National Parks!

Thank you NIcholas!

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Nicholas Colombo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mariellen!

I'm really happy that you and your son had a great time exploring Chile! It's great that you got to experience such variety and had a good balance between activities and time and leisure.

Whenever you plan to come back count on me! It was a pleasure meeting in Santiago.

All the best,

Nicholas

GREAT trip to Chile! · Chile - Oct 13 - Oct 23, 2019

Traveler: David K. - Local specialist: Nicholas Colombo

We recently came back from a great trip to Chile

While we had a general sense of what we wanted to see & do, we elected to utilize Kimkim to assist us in our planning

They put us in contact with Nicholas at TURISMO MILODON travel based in Santiago Chile who did an especially great job and promptly responded to all emails and text messages

Prior to our trip we inquired about some of the excursions that we were interested in (Santiago, Valparaiso, Atacama, Torres del Paine)

Nicholas came... read more

We recently came back from a great trip to Chile

While we had a general sense of what we wanted to see & do, we elected to utilize Kimkim to assist us in our planning

They put us in contact with Nicholas at TURISMO MILODON travel based in Santiago Chile who did an especially great job and promptly responded to all emails and text messages

Prior to our trip we inquired about some of the excursions that we were interested in (Santiago, Valparaiso, Atacama, Torres del Paine)

Nicholas came back with an assortment of suggestions that met our needs (especially since we can't stand some activities on the high elevation in Atacama)

We also needed some guidance on hotels. Again, he provided multiple options (at different price points). All the hotels met or exceeded our expectations. The Hotel Vendaval in Puerto Natalas deserves special attention. The staff was extremely accommodating, and the hotel construction was unique – natural wood, minimal carpeting and a large rooftop deck/lounge with great views

Roberto (our guide for the Santiago and Valparaiso excursions) was very knowledgeable on the history and various sites we visited. Language was not a problem as he spoke excellent English

One other excursion we had was a full day private tour at Matetic vineyard which included horseback riding, winery tour and tasting and a great lunch at their Restaurant (Equilibrio’s). Their Sovereign Blanc and Syrah wines were both excellent and are recommended

Our guide for the Valle de Luna excursion (Oct 16) was very thorough and gave an excellent tour

More importantly, a BIG THANKS to Nicholas who was proactive in monitoring the civil unrest situation that developed in Santiago during our visit and suggested we switch to a different hotel for our last night. He was able to get us a room at an airport hotel which worked out great since our return flight was moved up 10 hrs. to a morning departure

All in all, we had a great experience and highly recommend using Kimkim

We are looking forward to returning to Chile

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Nicholas Colombo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sarah and David!

I'm glad you had a safe flight back to the US. I'm really grateful for your kind words, indeed it has been a pleasure for me to help you with the trip planning!

Thankfully the situation of the last few weeks didn't damage your experience in this beautiful country!

Whenever you want to come back, I'll be happy to assist again, Chile has so many more destinations to be explored!

I wish you all the best,

Nicholas