The eternal question ... where to next?
I live for my passion: travelling. I aim to travel to every country in the world and inspire you to do the same! Nature, learning about new cultures, speaking several languages & blending in with locals, are my key drivers! During my trips, I seek adventures. I always put myself out of my comfort zone and have never regretted it! I am also an advocate of preserving and protecting our planet.
We are a project from travellers to travellers and we can't wait to take you on the best adventure ever!
I am from a wee town in Badajoz, Portugal borders. However, I consider myself a world citizen!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Spain and Portugal"
How did you get involved in travel?
"In 2014 I decided to grab my suitcase and moved to Scotland seeking for new challenges. I have been based up there for 8 years working on Tourism and at the same time traveling the world whenever I had the opportunity.
I combine my knowledge and background in Tourism with my personal vision of the world, to share with you my travel experiences in the most genuine and honest way possible."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"mmm .... tough question!
Spain is the land of contrast and my very own place in the world, but If I had to name a feeling that would be called Granada. The scent of incense, Arabian flavours from ancient cultures and Alhambra became the most spectacular scenario to enjoy over and over again."
Raquel's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
This is the ultimate two-week tour of Spain for culture and history buffs. The adventure kicks off in Madrid where you'll have two days to explore the capital's elegant streets...
This 8-day itinerary is pure holiday bliss on the Mediterranean. Kick off the trip in Barcelona, an enchanting European city that needs no introduction, where you'll have a few...
Experience all the kid-friendly highlights of Spain with this 10-day excursion pairing the royal heritage of Madrid with the unique culture of southern Spain. Kids love trying...
Portugal is the ideal destination for families, and this week-long adventure offers the perfect mix of sightseeing, relaxation, nature, culture, and history. See the sights in...
Check off some of Portugal's most famous sights on this seven-day family adventure. Start in Lisbon with a guided tour via electric tuk-tuk and a ride on an amphibious...
Road trip itineraries
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...
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...
Recent trip reviews for Raquel
Raquel was wonderful…. The trip was wonderful... Too pricy……
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
Raquel was wonderful. The trip was wonderful. But, I must say, it was too pricy for what we received. Five nights of hotel, three taxi rides and four tours for two people should not have cost $5000. We’ve taken many tours in different parts of the world and this seems extra pricy. So I can’t recommend to our friends, unless they are cognizant of the price and only book if they think it is reasonable. But other than the cost, it was an excellent trip. Thank you Requel. read more
Perfect in Portugal
Aug 27 - Sep 5, 2023
The trip has far exceeded any possible expectations from the sights the hotels and the people. Sofia and Carl were wonderful hosts who shared their home and special traditional dishes (one of the best of the entire trip!) that I’ll try to replicate. Luis took us for the day to a private wine tour where Catarina at the winery was delightfully refreshing with vast information on sustainability and the new vs old processes at the vineyards. The tour was fun and the pairings were very nice. We... read more
Hi Raquel, ...
Aug 21 - Sep 4, 2023
We had an amazing holiday and wanted to thank you for all your help. Here is our feedback. We hope you find it useful and would be glad to clarify anything if that would be helpful. Hotels -
Madrid - the Pestana Plaza Mayor was wonderful. It was a great location and not too noisy despite our room overlooking the square which was great for people watching... read more
All drivers were courteous and prompt and som...
Jul 11 - Jul 27, 2023
All drivers were courteous and prompt and some were most entertaining. We trusted them to get us safely to our destinations. Your staff made speedy contact as necessary but really everything went without a hitch. Vivenda Miranda was heavenly. The tours of Porto were memorable as were the areas around our hotel.
We touched 13 countries in almost three months of travel. Our favourite is Portugal! Please thank Racquel and her support team.
Jul 9 - Jul 16, 2023
The excursions were good and fun. The sunset cruise was not good. We were back at port before the sun even set! And we had to go out and get dinner afterwards because definitely not enough food was served on the boat. read more
May 15 - May 20, 2023
Thank you Raquel for a well planned itinerary- we enjoyed everywhere we went, hotel was in a safe neighborhood with excellent amenities and fabulous buffet breakfast including gluten free and vegan options. We knew it would be a super busy 5 days but easily got to our timed destinations. We started with going on our own to Montejuic funicular before La Sagrada Familia. Loved Parc Guell and Casa Batlló, the gold ticket was wonderful. We loved the private tour of the Gothic area with Albert, he... read more
Our trip to Portugal was excellent ! Well pla...
May 13 - May 20, 2023
Our trip to Portugal was excellent ! Well planned with good guides provided especially Gustavo who drove us on a private tour to Douro Valley.....
Coimbra was super ! We didn't know much about it but both of us loved it.
Porto, wish we had a week in Porto! Sure to come back soon.
Obrigado Raquel...... read more
Easy planning for family of 5
Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2023
Having Raquel plan our trip for our family of five took the stress out of it and made the trip so much more enjoyable. She gave us several itineraries to choose from and balanced self guided and guided tours very well. We especially enjoyed our guide, Danny, in Barcelona. Barcelona was the highlight of our trip. The tapas welcome was also perfect for our arrival and welcome to Spain. I would definitely book another trip through Kim Kim and recommend it to others. read more
AMAZING 60th Birthday Trip to Portugal
Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2023
Our trip to Portugal was OUTSTANDING. I have always loved researching destinations, finding the perfect hotels and booking tours, but this trip was to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday and I wanted it to be really special. I planned some of the trip and Raquel planned the rest. Everything Kim Kim planned was perfect. Working with Raquel was easy -- I changed my mind SEVEN times and each time she adjusted our itinerary without complaint. We had three private tours; Celia in Porto was... read more
Feb 26 - Mar 6, 2023
We had a wonderful trip to Portugal! Many thanks to Raquel, who provided us with valuable guidance on what to include in our trip and helped us select tours that met our needs. We especially loved our guide, Paulo, who showed us around Sintra and Cascais. He was so warm and personable, and we even stopped to meet his wife in her local cafe in Sintra. We booked a day trip from Lisbon to Obidos and Nazare, ending in Coimbra, and our guide, Marta, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. ... read more
So grateful to have found Kimkim. Everything...
Dec 30 - Jan 10, 2023
So grateful to have found Kimkim. Everything was seamless. Great communication and wonderful ideas. The concert at Palau de la Musica was phenomenal. Pintxos tours sublime. Our guides Nereae and Diego so helpful and knowledgeable. read more