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Sofía Kikut

I have always loved adventures, languages and cultures and traveling is the best way to learn them. During college I studied languages hoping to get to know all the cultures I possibly could, and the best classroom to do this is by traveling ! It has allowed me to meet amazing people around the world, tasting all kinds of foods and learning different languages! My goal is to integrate my traveling experience with my knowledge on my beloved Costa Rica, to make sure you fall in love with our beautiful coasts, volcanoes and cloud forest, and of course, with our worldwide known motto: the "Pura vida" lifestyle!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in tailor-made travels to Costa Rica to fulfill every expectation and make your travel adventures in Costa Rica unforgettable!"

How did you get involved in travel?

" I had the opportunity to visit other countries during different student exchanges. After college, I decided that I wanted to get involved with traveling and travelers and experience first hand all this cultural learning. As a passionate about my country and all it has to offer and as a regular traveler myself, I realized I should put this experiences together and make sure your trip to Costa Rica has everything you need to become an unforgettable adventure! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"On my year abroad in Europe, I traveled for the first time by myself. I was completly alone in a different continent, whose languages I only knew through books and dictionaries. I found myself overwhelmed, but determined to explore this new cultures. After a year of constant traveling, I realized I had picked up accents and ways of othere cultures, I even felt identified with some particular traditions! Somehow in a place far away from where I was born, I felt home. All of this experiences are know part of me, and when I got back home I realized how much I love my home and my traditions, and how important is to learn from others to appreciate the diversity of this amazing world. I realized for the first time that this wide world is my home!"

Sofía is part of the following groups: Costa Rica Travel Agents
White water rafting in Costa Rica
Costa Rica's Wild South - 12 Days

If you prefer an active holiday in the great outdoors amid exotic wildlife, then this is the trip for you. Over 12 days of travel throughout Costa Rica, you'll indulge in almost every activity the country is famous for. This includes zip-line tours, canyoning, horseback rides, rafting trips, and kayak excursions. All in all, this itinerary packs 10 vacations worth of experiences into just 12 days.

Tortuguero National Park
Costa Rica's Essentials - 11 Days

This 11-day itinerary allows you to enjoy a comprehensive Costa Rican experience that will take you from the Caribbean to the Pacific coast and everything in between. Beyond the virgin rainforest and exotic wildlife, however, you'll also get to experience Costa Rica through its delicious flavors, be it local cuisine or the famed coffee grown in its volcanic soil.

Arenal Volcano
10 Days in Costa Rica - 5 Unique Itineraries

Travelers with more than a week to spend in Costa Rica have time to experience much of what makes the country so exceptional, from its many ecosystems and spectacular wildlife to culture, cuisine, and adventure activities. Each of these itineraries takes a theme and runs with it—you can hit all the highlights, spend ten days on the coast, or focus on specific interests like surfing or wildlife.

Ultimate Guide to Guanacaste and the Famed Gold Coast
Ultimate Guide to Guanacaste and the Famed Gold Coast

Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province is an eco-playground with plentiful beaches and large expanses of protected rainforest. This guide covers everything you need to know to discover this Pacific gem—you'll be learning to surf in Tamarindo or visiting the cascading falls of Viento Fresco in no time.

Costa Rica's 10 Best National Parks for Hiking
Costa Rica's 10 Best National Parks for Hiking

Hilly nature walks are practically guaranteed while visiting the rugged terrain of Costa Rica. While some travelers prioritize beaches and water sports on either coast, many will want to save space on the itinerary to explore the vast interior and myriad of wildlife. Good news for hiking enthusiasts: The majority of Costa Rica's 27 national parks offer well-maintained trails. From volcanoes, to tropical dry forests, to remote rainforests, here’s a list of the country’s 10 best national parks for hiking.

Rio Celeste Waterfall
Best Waterfall Hikes in Costa Rica

With ample mountains and rainforests, Costa Rica’s fortunate topography is a breeding ground for rivers and streams that turn into rushing waterfalls. Climbing these picturesque cascades will reward you with stunning views from the top and refreshing pools below. (In other words, pack a swimsuit and towel.) Here’s a list of the country’s best waterfall hikes ranging in difficulty for young and old alike.

Recent trip reviews for Sofía

Kim

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Apr 13 - Apr 20, 2019

Traveler: Kim S. - Local specialist: Sofía Kikut

We are so thrilled with our trip. The recommendations were exactly what we were looking for - from excursions to hotel choices. Corresponding with Sofia was easy, quick and she was very knowledgeable. We will definitely book with KimKim again. Thank you!

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Sofía Kikut, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kim! I'm so happy to see that you really had such a wonderful time in our little piece of heaven! I loved watching the pictures of your beautiful family's trip, it really sums up why I love what I do as a travel agent. Please do not hesitate in contacting us for your next visit, we will always be thrilled to welcome you back!

Best of Costa Rica in 7 Days: Explore Jungles, Volcanoes and Beaches · Costa Rica - Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2019

Traveler: Douglas A. - Local specialist: Sofía Kikut

There was an issue with one of our excursions in Monteverde where the sky adventures park never received the reservation from desafio tour company and we had to reschedule the tour, which was a little disappointing

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Sofía Kikut, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Douglas,

Thank you for your review and your comments, they help us a lot in our process of choosing the best service partners! As I mentioned, this was the very first time something like this happened to us! Thankfully our colleagues from the Desafío company were quick to contact us and proposed immediately the next tour just one hour after the original tour was scheduled. I really hope this inconvenient didn't interfere with your overall trip and that you still had a lot of fun! It was... read more

Hi Douglas,

Thank you for your review and your comments, they help us a lot in our process of choosing the best service partners! As I mentioned, this was the very first time something like this happened to us! Thankfully our colleagues from the Desafío company were quick to contact us and proposed immediately the next tour just one hour after the original tour was scheduled. I really hope this inconvenient didn't interfere with your overall trip and that you still had a lot of fun! It was my pleasure to arrange a nice and fun trip for you and your family. We hope to have you again soon in Costa Rica, don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Best, Sofía

Best of Costa Rica in 7 Days: Explore Jungles, Volcanoes and Beaches · Costa Rica - Oct 6 - Oct 14, 2018

Traveler: Kareen S. - Local specialist: Sofía Kikut

The entire experience of working with Kim Kim was terrific. I was able to customize a plan that included all of the activities my family wanted to do in Costa Rica. In country, every single driver, guide, etc was very punctual. We never had to wait for anything and all of the activities we planned were excellent. We loved stand up paddle boarding in Lake Arenal, zip lining in the cloud forest, and playing at the beach in Manual Antonio. The company Desafio was especially fun for our... read more

The entire experience of working with Kim Kim was terrific. I was able to customize a plan that included all of the activities my family wanted to do in Costa Rica. In country, every single driver, guide, etc was very punctual. We never had to wait for anything and all of the activities we planned were excellent. We loved stand up paddle boarding in Lake Arenal, zip lining in the cloud forest, and playing at the beach in Manual Antonio. The company Desafio was especially fun for our excursions in Arenal. Two out of the three hotels were great- clean, convenient, and comfortable. The third hotel was not exactly up to the standards we were hoping for so we were disappointed there. But overall, the trip was so memorable and I would recommend the use of Kim Kim to anyone wanting to plan a trip to Costa Rica.

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Sofía Kikut, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Kareen,

Thank you so much for your comments, they help us grow and improve our services! And thank you for visiting our beautiful Costa Rica! I’m glad to know that you had a good time during your trip and that you especially enjoyed all the fun activities! I hope you enjoyed your time in Monteverde, even if the hotel was not what you expected. It was my pleasure to arrange a nice and fun trip for you and your family. We hope to have you again soon in Costa Rica, don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Best, Sofía

Costa Rica - Wildlife, nature & beach. · Costa Rica - Jul 28 - Aug 11, 2018

Traveler: Marina N. - Local specialist: Sofía Kikut

Sofia was the person in charge of organising our 2 week trip to Costa Rica. She met all of our requirements excellently and all the hotels, guides and tours she had recommended were exceptionally good. She was caring throughout the whole trip and worried about us and solved any issues we could have - which were close to none.
Thank you for an amazing trip! We will most certainly take into account your travel agency for future holidays!!

Marina & Margarita.

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Sofía Kikut, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Marina & Margarita,

Thank you for your wonderful review and for coming to visit our beautiful Costa Rica! I’m pleased to know you enjoyed your trip and that all hotels and activities were to your liking. It was my pleasure to arrange a nice and fun trip for you. We hope to have you again soon in Costa Rica, don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Best, Sofía