I've been in tourism for 10 years. Been a guide in 50+ countries with big and small groups. Brought celebrities for photoshoots in the Namibian desert, drove motorcycles through Costa Rican jungles and trekked 4000km in Nepal.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I always try to create an experience, a story to remember, and a few adventures along the way for my travelers. No matter what you like: history and culture or nature and outdoors fun I will always try to help you create your personal story.
I fell in love with Spain at first sight in 2004. Since then I've done dozens of trekking routes along the magnificent mountains in the Basque region and national parks on the coast, bathed in countless beaches, and drove motorcycles all around the country. The rich history, architecture, and nature of this wonderful country are awe-inspiring. I hope to share my love for Spain with kimkim travelers."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Since my first trip to Nepal, where our guide got lost with all of our warm clothes for 3 days, I have decided to become the best trip organizer ever. That is what I've been doing for the last 10 years. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My first solo recon mission as a guide in Nepal was in 2012 when I lived with locals and discovered trekking destinations on foot for 3 months. The best days were when I crossed the series of passes in the Makalu region, where you don't see anyone for 3-4 days, and overnight in a tent at the altitude of 6000m in freezing -37C. First morning warm sunshine after a very cold night and magnificent view on one of the highest peaks in the world. The best morng of my life."
Featured trips & expertise
Spain is an ideal road trip destination, as each region offers various activities, such as historical city strolls, hiking routes, foodie walks, and river cruises. These five itineraries focus on northern and southern Spain, traversing scenic Basque Country with its world-class gastronomy and coastal views, and exploring Andalusia's lively culture and slow-paced villages.
The Costa Brava is a scenic stretch of Catalonia's coastline, extending from the French border in the north to the town of Blanes in the south. Dotted with rugged coves, medieval villages, sandy beaches, vineyards, and the works of Salvador Dalí, many travelers flock to this picturesque region of Spain. Explore the countryside with yacht excursions, e-bike ventures, and kayaking trips, or visit beloved towns and cities like Girona, Cadaqués, and Figueres.
In a single week, you can enjoy the road trip of a lifetime. The destination is Spain, and beginning in Madrid you'll drive south to Seville, the capital of the culturally rich Andalusia region. You'll tour many Moorish landmarks and even take a trip to Granada to see the mother of them all, the 9th-century Alhambra palace.
With a full week, you can experience both the highlights of Spain's most famous cities like Madrid and Barcelona. Not only that but on this seven-day whirlwind itinerary, you'll also find time for day tours to historic towns outside the nation's capital. And when you do finally end up in Barcelona, prepare yourself for a delicious food tour and sunset sailing experience on top of visiting its most famous neighborhoods.
With 10 days, you can easily hop between three of Spain's great cities—Seville, Barcelona, and Madrid make a great pairing. Alternatively, you can combine the exploration of one major city with a region, like the Costa Brava or Basque Country. Go on a coastal road trip in Catalonia, indulge in a foodie tour, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride in Andalusia with the unique itineraries below.
This 8-day itinerary checks off Spain's three most exciting cities for an adventure you won't soon forget. Kick-off in Seville where you'll explore Moorish architecture and other top sites in the historic center. Then, train to Madrid (by way of Córdoba) and wander through the elegant streets and El Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for beachy vibes and a private tour of La Sagrada Familia.
Hike along one of the most scenic stretches of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route with a private walking tour. The St. James Way offers an easy section outside San Sebastián, meaning you can partake in a tradition that attracts travelers worldwide. This stretch features impressive...
Learn to surf or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) with an experienced instructor in coastal Valencia, which features a gorgeous beach right in the city and several others nearby. Your instructor will tailor the surf or SUP lesson to your skill level, so you can have a safe and comfortable experience as...
Renowned for its stunning coastal villages and rugged coastline with numerous idyllic coves, ports, and beaches, the Costa Brava runs from the Spanish and French Mediterranean border down to just north of Barcelona. A day trip exploring some of the Costa Brava’s most charming villages and beaches...
Feel like a local while pedaling on the bidegorris (the name of the bike lanes in Basque, in reference to their red color, as bide means "lane" and gorri means "red"). You'll hop on an easy-to-ride bike and cruise around the city, visiting the most iconic spots further away from the central...
Dig deep into Spanish culture and enjoy a quintessential evening with delicious tapas and wine, passionate flamenco, and a stroll through an authentic Sevillian neighborhood. Flamenco was born in Andalusia, so Seville's historic Jewish Quarter or Triana district is an excellent place to...
Enjoy a Spanish guitar show at the Ronda Guitar House. Fall under the spell of the Spanish guitar with some of its finest performers, and journey back in time to the different regions of Spain. The Spanish guitar embraces many musical styles, including classical, romantic, flamenco, jazz, and...
Recent trip reviews for Yuri
Southern Spain - Fast Paced
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2022
This trip has changed my perspective on traveling! I usually wing it with minimal research ahead of time. This was the first time I have had a complete itinerary set up for me and it was great. It allowed my wife and I to meet people and see places that we would have never found.
The highlights of the trip for me were our Flamenco tour and out city tour in Granada. There was so much more to learn about Flamenco and the gypsy lifestyle than we expected. And the fact that our guide was... read more
Yuri and Kimkim are perfect!
Nov 17 - Nov 25, 2022
I was nervous to use kimkim and now we are complete sold. We traveled to Barcelona, Madrid, and Mallorca for 9 days. Yuri, our travel specialist, is absolutely wonderful. He was quick to correspond and when I was nervous he reassured me on the processes. My husband didn’t know what everything we were doing on the trip. After trains, plains, and shuttle services, he said it was one of the best experience he’s ever had and grateful for this vacation. Everything was taken into... read more
Our guides were for our tours were great. Th...
Nov 9 - Nov 19, 2022
Our guides were for our tours were great.
They were very knowledgeable and efficient.
The hotels we chose from the list were amazing.
Great choices to chose from. The wine tour to Rioja was wonderful. Iker did a great job as our guide for the day.
All the drivers were on time and we felt very organized the whole trip. read more
Spain trip - 1 week
Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2022
Yuri was a fantastic Spain kimkim planner as all of our planned events and tours went extremely smoothly and very timely. Arrived in Madrid with perfect transfers to hotel, Tuk Tuk tour of the city, Tapas tour the following day and a fun Flamenco dance class with Fernando leading the way. We then moved on to Barcelona in the same fashion via train with smooth transfers.
Toured Sagrada Familia with Maria who was an excellent host. Finished the trip with a sunset sailboat ride and a live... read more
Barcelona and Costa Brava
Oct 7 - Oct 14, 2022
The Sagrada Familia tour with our guide Danni was very interesting and he was able to answer all our questions.
We also had a great adventure on the wine tour with Catherine and her husband.
The tour to Montserrat was also good. The only suggestion we would have is to allow more free time to explore all Montserrat had to offer. Our guides, Mateo and Roger, were very informative.
The hotel choices provided by were Yuri were perfect for our purposes. We were very happy overall. read more
Overall we were very pleased. Yuri provided ...
Oct 7 - Oct 14, 2022
Overall we were very pleased. Yuri provided the guidance we expected and fulfilled our experience. The trip was great.
Pickup at the airport was a little disorganized but then which airport isn’t. Checkin was good but had to wait for our room. After 15 hours in airports this was unfortunate but again not surprised.
Tour of the Familia Sagrada was great. Danny was informative and helpful. What a place!
Wine tour was also great. We’ve been on many but this one was more informative... read more
Great trip. Yuri was very helpful and easy to...
Jul 22 - Jul 25, 2022
Great trip. Yuri was very helpful and easy to work with. I appreciated his prompt assistance and responsiveness both before and during my trip to Spain. read more
13 days in Spain, 2022
Sep 18 - Sep 30, 2022
The entire kimkim experience was incredibly easy, pleasant, and perfect. After this trip, I can't imagine traveling without kimkim again.
We traveled to Barcelona first on our 13 days in Spain. We were greeted by a professional driver in the airport and transported to our first hotel. The driver was extremely kind and made the transfer pleasant after a long flight. Our Barcelona hotel, Casa Luz, was all that it was advertised to be. We had many wonderful choices through kimkim, and we were... read more
Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2022
Using KimKim as a planning and booking service was extremely convenient and very helpful. The suggested activities were not “touristy” and we implemented several of them into our itinerary. The ability to book hotels, transportation, and activities all through the same website was great. However, for two of the three activities we booked through KimKim we were given incorrect information on the meeting times. For a vineyard tour we were given a time an hour later and missed the shuttle... read more
Fantastic Honeymoon in Spain
Sep 2 - Sep 10, 2022
We had a wonderful trip to Spain planned by Yuri! We visited Madrid, Barcelona, and Costa Brava. Starting in Madrid, our favorite places were: Retiro Park and the Palace. We had wonderful, private palace tour with Enrique. He shared so much history with us!
Our time in Barcelona was amazing! We were lucky enough to have private tours of the Gothic Quarter and Sagrada Familia. Both tours were insightful and we learned so much. It was also nice to have some free time on our own in Barcelona.... read more
Kimkim was exactly what I was looking for - e...
Jul 15 - Jul 23, 2022
Kimkim was exactly what I was looking for - easy to use and easy to communicate. I’d definitely use them again. read more
Our Spain Trip
Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2022
Yuri. We have now reached home and I want to thank you for organizing the best trip we have had as a family to Spain. Everything was just right and even though we had the minor change at Granada, you sorted that out immediately and it was all good in the end. :) We will definitely be using Kimkim again and I hope to work with you personally again as well. Once again, thanks a million for a memorable holiday!!! read more