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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."

Featured trips & expertise

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.

Chile has a variety of landscapes waiting to be discovered
How kimkim Trips Work in Chile

Chile is what travel dreams are made of. Star-gazing, road tripping, wine tasting, and wildlife: from its northern reaches to the southern tip of Patagonia, this is a destination with endless options. Kimkim can help tailor a trip that's perfectly in line with your interests—find out how we do it in this article.

How Many Days Should You Spend in Chile?
How Many Days Should You Spend in Chile?

Spend 10 days in Chile, and you'll be glad you did: it's enough to experience some of the famously long coastline, go wine tasting, and even venture down to the wilds of Patagonia. Or, choose to dive deep into a region—spend your entire trip in the Atacama Desert or tackle a multi-day trek in Torres del Paine. Add a week to do it all, but if you're short on time, don't worry—a few days is all you need to check out the colorful capital city and surrounds.

A sunset in Torres del Paine National Park
Chile in November: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

November is a gorgeous month to visit Chile. Patagonia finally blooms into spring, while the north moves into even warmer, drier weather. It's an excellent time to visit the coastal towns and desert in the north, as well as Torres del Paine while the crowds and high prices are still a month away.

Recent trip reviews for 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