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Trips SouthAmerica

Trips SouthAmerica is an Argentine/Chilean DMC with 20 years of experience offering high quality services and efficient responsiveness to clients and passengers. Our philosophy and reason to be is “to provide the traveler with authentic, safe and rewarding travel experiences in Argentina and South America, making sure that our passengers receive the best advice and service proposal to satisfy their needs and provide the company's employees with a pleasant work environment, providing opportunities for professional development and ensuring the company's sustainable growth.”

Trips SouthAmerica is part of the following groups: Argentina Travel Agents, Brazil Travel Agents, Chile Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

See the salt flats and volcanoes of Chile's Atacama Desert
Ultimate Chile Adventure: Cities, Wine Country, Deserts & Mountains - 15 Days

Feed your adventurous soul with this 15-day tour of Chile. Begin in Santiago, with bike tours of the city and visits to Chile's wine country for tastings of its best varietals. Then, it's off to the Andes Mountains and the Atacama Desert, where you'll travel through the mystical Moon Valley and swim in saltwater lagoons. Fly south to Patagonia to see the penguins of Magdalena Island in Puntas Arenas, then close this amazing trip by hiking the mountains and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park.

Fernando de Noronha
Highlights of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil - 5 Days

What better way to spend a quick five days in Brazil than by enjoying the tropical paradise of Fernando de Noronha? You'll do it all during your visit to this volcanic island and protected ecological reserve, from sailing around the coast to visiting its idyllic beaches to snorkeling and diving at offshore reefs. Throw in an off-road buggy ride and a nature hike, and you have all the ingredients for the perfect island adventure.

Sunset over La Paz
Bolivian Culture & History - 7 Days

Delve into Bolivia's cultural history on this weeklong adventure that takes you from the bustling streets of La Paz to the calm waters of Lake Titicaca to the dramatic mountain scenery of Potosí. Begin the tour with a cable car ride from La Paz to El Alto, taking in sweeping views of the Andes, then spend the day sailing around Lake Titicaca. You'll enjoy a day exploring picturesque Sucre before touring the old silver mining town of Potosí. Learn about the country's salt-harvesting history in Colchani, then move onto the UNESCO-honored ruins of Tiwanaku before heading back to La Paz for one last night.

Copacabana's port on Lake Titicaca
Discover La Paz, Lake Titicaca & the Uyuni Salt Flats - 5 Days

In just five days, this exhilarating itinerary takes you to three of Bolivia's top destinations. Start the journey in La Paz, where you'll ride a cable car to the adjacent city of El Alto, taking in incredible views of the Andes. Visit the UNESCO-honored ruins of Tiwanaku before boarding a catamaran cruise around Lake Titicaca. Visit the Island of the Sun and ride on a traditional Totora raft, then catch a quick flight to Uyuni. You'll spend the last full day of the trip exploring the famous salt flats — one of the most photographed places in South America — before circling back to La Paz for one last night on the town before the trip ends.

Iguazú Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil
Explore Iguazú National Park, Rio de Janiero & Búzios- 9 Days

In just nine days, this exciting itinerary introduces you to some of Brazil's most awe-inspiring landscapes, from massive waterfalls to pristine beaches. The itinerary starts in Argentina — Iguazú Falls span the border between Argentina and Brazil — with a few days of hiking and boating around the spectacular cascades. Then you'll catch a flight to Rio de Janeiro, where world-famous sights like Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain await. Detour to Búzios for a few days of sailing, sunbathing, and fun on the beach. Then wrap up the itinerary with one more full day in Rio before catching a flight out.

Rio at sunset
Experience the Magic of Rio de Janeiro - 8 Days

Spend an unforgettable week exploring the Cidade Maravilhosa ("Marvelous City") of Rio de Janeiro! On this colorful journey around Brazil's most glamorous city, you'll hit the major highlights, including a cable car ride to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and an excursion to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer — both viewpoints offer truly stunning views over Rio and its surrounding landscape. You'll also learn about the city's African heritage, see what life in the favela is like, watch Carnival musicians and dancers in action, and hike in the lush Tijuca Forest. Finish the trip with a full day of relaxing with a local crowd on the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

Recent Trip Reviews for Trips SouthAmerica

Wow wow wow . The trip was wonderful . Emilce...
Argentina | Aug 1 - Aug 10, 2022

Odile
Odile R.
Haiti | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Wow wow wow . The trip was wonderful . Emilce you did an amazing job . I will definitely recommend all my friend tu use you for any upcoming travels.

Odile M. Robinson read more

Wow wow wow . The trip was wonderful . Emilce you did an amazing job . I will definitely recommend all my friend tu use you for any upcoming travels.

Odile M. Robinson

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

I can honestly say that it was one the most a...
Argentina | Aug 1 - Aug 10, 2022

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Djenane A.
Bergenfield, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

I can honestly say that it was one the most amazing vacation I've had.
Everything was perfect from the beginning to the end.. Elmice did a great job with the different activities.. Every day was well planned and well organized.. My family and I were thrilled and really enjoyed every city we visited. Elmice made every city special for us.
It was our perfect family vacation with my 18 year old son and my 20 y daughter and my cousins (8 total)
Our guides in each city were well informed, very... read more

I can honestly say that it was one the most amazing vacation I've had.
Everything was perfect from the beginning to the end.. Elmice did a great job with the different activities.. Every day was well planned and well organized.. My family and I were thrilled and really enjoyed every city we visited. Elmice made every city special for us.
It was our perfect family vacation with my 18 year old son and my 20 y daughter and my cousins (8 total)
Our guides in each city were well informed, very nice and very friendly.
I give 5* to Elmice and her team.

Hotel Reviews
Huinid Obelisco Hotel
Buenos Aires

Very friendly and helpful staff

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful lobby
Location
Near very good restaurants
Staff
Very helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Toilets cleand
Amérian Executive Hotel Mendoza
Mendoza

Good

Authenticity & Character
Exquisite chandelier
Location
Next to every thing
Staff
Nice
Cleanliness & Comfort
The air-conditioner made noises.
Hotel Merit Iguazú
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones

It was far from the main road. Rooms were musty and old

Authenticity & Character
Nothing to say. The rooftop pool was beautiful
Location
Bad location. Far from every thing
Staff
Very good service
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleaner sheets
Activity Reviews
Uco Valley Experience - PRIVATE
Mendoza

Superb

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Punctual driver
Transport
Very good
Tango Show and Dinner at Café De Los Angelitos
Buenos Aires

Breathtaking. Wine and food galore. Very friendly staff. Perfect

Quality of Experience
The dancing
Guides, drivers and staff
Friendly
Transport
Good
Buenos Aires: Culinary excursion "The Argentine Experience"
Buenos Aires

We had a lot of fun

Quality of Experience
The whole experience
Food
Superb
Guides, drivers and staff
Very very nice
Transport
Exclusive dinner at "Fogón, Cocina de Viñedo" - With antique cars
Mendoza

Wow!! Is all I can say!

Quality of Experience
Exquisite
Food
Top notch
Guides, drivers and staff
Our guide spoke French.. He truly made this experience
Transport
Good. The antique cars were a nice touch
San Antonio de Areco Excursion -Round trip Private transfers
Buenos Aires

Very relaxing. Perfect end to the vacation

Quality of Experience
The horse rides
Food
Empanadas were excellent
Guides, drivers and staff
ANDREA was the best!
Dinner - Wine Walking
Mendoza

Beautiful experience!!

Quality of Experience
Learned a lot about wine
Food
Good tapas
Guides, drivers and staff
Hostess was very informative
Spa Day Termas de Cacheuta - PRIVATE
Mendoza

Very interesting! And relaxing

Quality of Experience
The towels needed a change.
Food
Very very good
Guides, drivers and staff
Very nice
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

Incredible experience
Argentina | Aug 1 - Aug 10, 2022

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Enya A.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Everything was amazing and the guides, Andrea, Louis, and Lorena were just perfect! This was an incredible experience that we could not have done if not for this travel agency.
Thank you very much. read more

Everything was amazing and the guides, Andrea, Louis, and Lorena were just perfect! This was an incredible experience that we could not have done if not for this travel agency.
Thank you very much.

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Iguazu Falls
Argentina | Jun 8 - Jun 16, 2022

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Sidney D.
Warren, OH | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

My friend and I had an amazing time in Argentina! Emilce was an amazing contact for us as we planned our trip, and then once there we always had a local contact to ask questions to! Buenos Aires was such a vibrant city, and we loved getting to enjoy the culinary experience go dive into the local cuisine. We also appreciated our bike tour, as we left an open day on the end of our trip. This allowed us to learn the city, then return back to places we wanted to explore more! Mendoza was... read more

My friend and I had an amazing time in Argentina! Emilce was an amazing contact for us as we planned our trip, and then once there we always had a local contact to ask questions to! Buenos Aires was such a vibrant city, and we loved getting to enjoy the culinary experience go dive into the local cuisine. We also appreciated our bike tour, as we left an open day on the end of our trip. This allowed us to learn the city, then return back to places we wanted to explore more! Mendoza was beautiful with the wine country and Andes views, and Iguazu Falls was such a gorgeous wonder of the world! We felt extremely safe being two young, female adults, and I would recommend KimKim and Argentina to anyone! It was amazing 🤩

Activity Reviews
Brazilian Falls - PRIVATE
Puerto Iguazu
Buenos Aires: Culinary excursion "The Argentine Experience"
Buenos Aires
Argentinean Falls
Puerto Iguazu
Tango Show and Dinner at La Ventana
Buenos Aires
Cycling in the vineyard
Mendoza
Great Adventure Navigation
Puerto Iguazu
The Birds Park - PRIVATE
Puerto Iguazu

This was not what I expected it to be. It was our last day so it was light right before going to the airport, but it was essentially just a zoo. I had thought we would be bird watching more in the wild, but that was not the case. It was still amazing to see all of the exotic bird species that live there!

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

Sidney and Abigail!
Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience. It's great to know you felt safe in our country and I'm also happy that you had a great time here in Argentina! It was my pleasure to assist you!
Looking forward to welcoming you again to any part of South America :)
Best!
Emi

An amazing trip - one of a kind
Argentina | Jun 6 - Jun 15, 2022

Graciela
Graciela P.
Kenner, LA | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

This trip was everything I hoped for and much more. Emilice was a dream to work with. She went above and beyond to make this trip magical. She came up with activities that we loved and would have never thought of doing. All of our drivers and guides were great, but our driver for most of the trip, Fabio, was pleasant, knowledgeable, very friendly, and professional. We miss him. Our favorite guide was Hernan, our guide for the half-day city tour such knowledge and friendly mannerism. All of... read more

This trip was everything I hoped for and much more. Emilice was a dream to work with. She went above and beyond to make this trip magical. She came up with activities that we loved and would have never thought of doing. All of our drivers and guides were great, but our driver for most of the trip, Fabio, was pleasant, knowledgeable, very friendly, and professional. We miss him. Our favorite guide was Hernan, our guide for the half-day city tour such knowledge and friendly mannerism. All of the hotels were centrally located and comfortable, not a fan of the hotel in Mendoza though. The dinners and lunches that Emilice planned were stellar. We couldn’t have dreamt of a better trip. My husband and I are seasoned travelers but I would have never been able to plan a trip as good as this one. Thank you KimKim, Emilice, and all of our drivers and guides. Will definitely use this company again and will recommend to my fellow travelers. Gracias por todo!!!

Hotel Review
Cordon del Plata
Mendoza

Although we were moved to Hotel M, across the street and it was newer, it was noisy and bathroom was super small similar to a bathroom on a cruise ship. You could hear everyone in the hallway and street noise was pretty bad. It was centrally located which was very nice. Also, I requested a little later check out and they asked for 50% of daily rate. Unbelievable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Centrally located in heart of city, easy to walk around.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Half day City Tour
Buenos Aires

Hernan our guide was fabulous.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Criolla & Winery Horseback Riding
Mendoza

Very rustic place and home cooked lunch was delicious. Enjoyed riding in the Andes.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Tango Show and Dinner at Café De Los Angelitos
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
"Fileteado" Class in San Telmo
Buenos Aires

The tour of San Telmo was great but too much emphasis on Fileteado. The class was very enjoyable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Buenos Aires: Culinary excursion "The Argentine Experience"
Buenos Aires

So much fun. Food was delicious and met other travelers.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
“Santa Susana” Fiesta Gaucha Excursion
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Iguazú: NATIVE GUARANI COMMUNITY
Puerto Iguazu
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Brazilian Falls
Puerto Iguazu

This was phenomenal. See the Brazilian side before you see the Argentinian side.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Guide was just ok.
Transport
Parque Das Aves
Puerto Iguazu

Not a bird lover but truly enjoyed the experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Our driver was very nice.
Argentinean Falls
Puerto Iguazu

Wow, it was breath taking. The Iguazú Falls should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Great Adventure Navigation
Puerto Iguazu
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Dinner at "Fogón, Cocina de Viñedo" - With antique cars
Mendoza
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
It was fun riding in a 1928 Model T car but it should not be used to go such a long distance. Took us an hour to get to the restaurant and 20 minutes to get back in a regular car.
Mendoza Vino y Oliva
Mendoza
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

Graciela,
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm pleased to hear you had a nice time in Argentina and that everything went according to your expectations. It definitely was a deep cultural immersion :)
It was my pleasure having you in Argentina. This wonderful review means much to us! I really enjoyed watching your wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them :D
Warm regards!
Emi

This is your sign to go to Chile (and more)!
Chile | Jun 11 - Jun 20, 2022

Vivian
Vivian S.
South Kingstown, RI | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

Wow, this was honestly the best trip we’ve been on! All our guides were so knowledgeable and went above/beyond to give the best experience. We have so many unique photos to look back all thanks to this. Our guide in Santiago was the BEST in terms of being personable and just down to earth. Kudos to him! The winery tour was memorable and this coming from someone who didn’t really like wine! I found that the reds and whites were so different and I kept myself open to the overall experience. My... read more

Wow, this was honestly the best trip we’ve been on! All our guides were so knowledgeable and went above/beyond to give the best experience. We have so many unique photos to look back all thanks to this. Our guide in Santiago was the BEST in terms of being personable and just down to earth. Kudos to him! The winery tour was memorable and this coming from someone who didn’t really like wine! I found that the reds and whites were so different and I kept myself open to the overall experience. My partner Nathaniel liked the lagoon and how we got to float effortlessly. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience!!! Not only will we be going back to Chile, but now we have started thinking about going to Brazil. Emilce made this whole process a breeze and I will go through her in the future.

Hotel Reviews
Pullman Santiago El Bosque (Ex Atton)
Las Condes, Santiago

The view from the our room was so beautiful, to see the sun coming up over the city and through the mountains. The included breakfast had the freshest fruit, so much better than anything back home.

Tips for future travelers

Get an idea of your surroundings! You’ll find that there are tons of restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Altiplanico Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama

The private room/dwelling was wonderful with the terrace and grounds to walk around. The breakfast was delicious and the staff were so friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fauna Hotel
Valparaíso

The hotel was in a nice location and we could easily get around from it. Our room was unique and beautiful! The restaurant was fantastic and they had great views

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Half day Maipo Vineyards - Concha y Toro Winery: El Marqués Tour
Santiago

The grounds, the tour, and the attention to detail was perfect! This was our first tour and it set an awesome tone for the rest of the trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
He was kind, friendly and we would recommend him!!
Transport
Rainbow Valley & Petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas
San Pedro de Atacama

With the change in altitude and how dry it was, our guide did a great job of providing a tour that didn’t completely wear us out! He was so funny and took lovely pictures of us.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
San Pedro de Atacama: Moon Valley
San Pedro de Atacama

Our guide gave us a once in a lifetime experience! We walked on a dune and it was tough, but I would recommend it to everyone. I appreciated that he provided the tour but gave us space to explore.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Cejar & Tebinquiche Lagoons
San Pedro de Atacama

The lagoons and seeing where life may have started was amazing. Plus we saw some wildlife and got to float in a lagoon!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

Hi Vivian,

Thank you so much for the feedback and for letting me be part of this wonderful experience. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip around Chile! I looking forward to welcoming you again to discover more about South America and about wine! :)

It was a pleasure assisting you!
Best wishes!
Emi

Argentina trip
Argentina | May 21 - Jun 4, 2022

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Heather D.
Gaithersburg, MD | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Our trip to Argentina was amazing. Andrea was great a great help on WhatsApp when we had questions and Fabio was such a good driver. We loved the city vibe of Buenos Aires and the tango show was a highlight. Ushuaia was a neat port city. We really enjoyed our free day hiking to Laguna Esmeralda. The capybaras that we saw in Iguazu were adorable and the waterfalls epic. Leandro touched base with us throughout the trip and we really appreciated the detailed itinerary and assistance that he... read more

Our trip to Argentina was amazing. Andrea was great a great help on WhatsApp when we had questions and Fabio was such a good driver. We loved the city vibe of Buenos Aires and the tango show was a highlight. Ushuaia was a neat port city. We really enjoyed our free day hiking to Laguna Esmeralda. The capybaras that we saw in Iguazu were adorable and the waterfalls epic. Leandro touched base with us throughout the trip and we really appreciated the detailed itinerary and assistance that he provided.

Hotel Review
Estancia El Ombú
San Antorio de Areco

The best experience we had in Argentina. Pablo was so welcoming and made us feel at home. The food was delicious. A bottle of Malbec was served for every meal. It was really neat to see the traditional dances and music of the pampas region. We really enjoyed the horseback riding and sunset walks across the estancia.

Tips for future travelers

Come hungry because the BBQ outside had a huge variety of delicious meats.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Outside of the city with quiet nights.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Leandro Zamprogno
Leandro
Leandro Zamprogno
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dear Heather, hope you had a pleasant flight back home.

I really loved planning this trip with you and how enthusiastic you were with the different ideas. I was sure you were going to have an amazing time in Argentina! Even with the cold Patagonia in winter, you rock!

Thank you for trusting on us and to share this lovely feedback.

Emi planned the honeymoon of our dreams! We h...
Argentina | Apr 23 - Apr 30, 2022

Madeleine
Madeleine C.
Astoria, NY | Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Emi planned the honeymoon of our dreams! We had less travel time than we would have liked but she was able to help us plan a trip that included multiple destinations and so many rich experiences. It’s hard to pick out our highlights because every moment was perfect! We started in Buenos Aires and took a cooking class, saw a tango show, and did a tour of the city. Then we spent two days in Iguazu Falls where we got to see both sides. Lastly, we spent a few days in Cordoba and visited many... read more

Emi planned the honeymoon of our dreams! We had less travel time than we would have liked but she was able to help us plan a trip that included multiple destinations and so many rich experiences. It’s hard to pick out our highlights because every moment was perfect! We started in Buenos Aires and took a cooking class, saw a tango show, and did a tour of the city. Then we spent two days in Iguazu Falls where we got to see both sides. Lastly, we spent a few days in Cordoba and visited many beautiful places in the countryside. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling well for a portion of the trip but Emi was amazingly flexible with helping us plan some alternate, more suitable activities last minute. Prior to this trip, we had never used this type of service but we’re so glad we did! It was so much more comfortable having someone local to provide us with tips and to ensure that everything was taken care of for us. You won’t regret planning a trip with her!

Hotel Reviews
Recoleta Grand Hotel
Buenos Aires
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Panoramic Grand - Iguazú
Puerto Iguazú

Beautiful facilities, delicious food.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Azur Real Hotel Boutique
Córdoba
Authenticity & Character
Gorgeous hotel
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Appreciated all of the little details like the champagne that was left for us and the pillow menu!
Activity Reviews
Buenos Aires: Culinary excursion "The Argentine Experience"
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Food
They were so accommodating with my many dietary restrictions!! I felt included in the whole experience despite not being able to eat many of the traditional foods
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Half day City Tour - Private service with English speaking guide
Buenos Aires

Andrea is an amazing tour guide!! My husband and I learned so much in one day. Thank you!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Fabio was so friendly and helpful throughout the whole trip. Thank you!
Transport
Perfect combination of walking and driving :)
Argentinean Falls
Puerto Iguazu
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Brazilian Falls - PRIVATE
Puerto Iguazu
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Parque Das Aves
Puerto Iguazu
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Calamuchita Wine Roads. Wines with character
Cordoba
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Food
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Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Maddie and Marcel! thank you very much for your feedback and for letting me be part of this dream, I´m super happy that you enjoyed your honeymoon around Argentina and really look forward to welcoming you again to keep discovering the country another time :)
It was a pleasure to e-meet you and I'm sure life will give us another chance to meet in person!
All the best!!
Emi

We had a blast. It was a seamless experience ...
Argentina | May 2 - May 11, 2022

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Jessy D.
Alabaster, AL | Reviewed on May 26, 2022

We had a blast. It was a seamless experience from Planning it with Emi to the panoramic views, gorgeous beautiful South America to the outstanding guides, gourmet food and wonderful stay. Our highlights were Bariloche, Amazonas and Christ the Redeemer. Our kids had a blast in Bariloche playing golf in that wonderful resort, snorkeling in Buzios and Rio.
Buzios was a wonderful surprise.
We want to go back again hopefully soon.
The only little problem we had was the unanticipated big ... read more

We had a blast. It was a seamless experience from Planning it with Emi to the panoramic views, gorgeous beautiful South America to the outstanding guides, gourmet food and wonderful stay. Our highlights were Bariloche, Amazonas and Christ the Redeemer. Our kids had a blast in Bariloche playing golf in that wonderful resort, snorkeling in Buzios and Rio.
Buzios was a wonderful surprise.
We want to go back again hopefully soon.
The only little problem we had was the unanticipated big luggage costs in some of the trips. Next time we would like to avoid Gol airlines if possible. The tour guides were outstanding. We loved working with your team.

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Hi Jessy!
Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm super happy that you enjoyed this super rush and wonderful trip to Argentina and Brasil.
I'm very happy you were able to see lots of animals while in the Amazonas and that did such varied activities.
Your comments are also useful for future experiences with Airlines as well.
Look forward to welcoming you again to any part of SouthAmerica:)
Best wishes and nothing but the best!
Emi

Chile
Chile | Mar 19 - Mar 26, 2022

Rob
Rob F.
Live Oak, TX | Reviewed on May 11, 2022

My wife and I had a wonderful time in Chile. Emilce did an excellent job setting up pick-up times, transfer, flights and hotels. Everything was efficient, and we were able to maximize our time on the trip. We especially enjoyed our stay at La Casona. The winery was beautiful and relaxing. The sommelier was knowledgeable, and the food was delicious. We felt comfortable during our entire trip, and Emilce and her team were responsive to any questions or needs. We would highly recommend kimkim... read more

My wife and I had a wonderful time in Chile. Emilce did an excellent job setting up pick-up times, transfer, flights and hotels. Everything was efficient, and we were able to maximize our time on the trip. We especially enjoyed our stay at La Casona. The winery was beautiful and relaxing. The sommelier was knowledgeable, and the food was delicious. We felt comfortable during our entire trip, and Emilce and her team were responsive to any questions or needs. We would highly recommend kimkim and Emilce and look forward to planning our next trip.

Hotel Review
La Casona at Matetic Vineyards
Lagunillas
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Vinolia: Wine Tasting
Santiago
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Hi Rob,
Thank you very much for your kind words. :)
I am happy to hear you had a nice time in Chile at that everything went well and according to your expectations :D
It was a pleasure assisting you!
Look forward to receiving you in the rest of SouthAmerica in the future!
Best
Emi

Great experience! Emilce listened to all my n...
Colombia | Apr 9 - Apr 22, 2022

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Erika P.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Great experience! Emilce listened to all my needs and surpassed all our expectations!!

Once in Colombia, the tours were fascinating and the guides even better.

Highly recommend

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Lovely and Amazing pictures of a full Honeymoon in Colombia :)

It was a pleasure to assist you in this special moment and thank you for trusting in me.

Best wishes!
Emi

Kimkim is reliable Travel agency and Leandro ...
Chile | Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2022

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Kim B.
Bainbridge Island, WA | Reviewed on May 04, 2022

Kimkim is reliable Travel agency and Leandro is amazing Travel Agent. We used Kimkim for our trip to Chile, our first trip ever to explore South America.
Leandro is very friendly, knowledgeable and always reachable. He is also very flexible when it comes to customising the trip. We had little issue with the tour operator and Leandro helped us to resolve the issue instantly. Lots of people do not see the value of travel agency and think they are overpriced!! You pay for the convenience and... read more

Kimkim is reliable Travel agency and Leandro is amazing Travel Agent. We used Kimkim for our trip to Chile, our first trip ever to explore South America.
Leandro is very friendly, knowledgeable and always reachable. He is also very flexible when it comes to customising the trip. We had little issue with the tour operator and Leandro helped us to resolve the issue instantly. Lots of people do not see the value of travel agency and think they are overpriced!! You pay for the convenience and stress-free holiday.
I would always recommend Kimkim and Leandro to all of our friends and would contact them again next time I want to travel and explore other parts of the Earth!
Thank you so much for all your help Leandro! You are super star!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel NOI Casa Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama

Amazing from service, from the room to facility, to the service. Foods and drinks are delicious! Location is amazing (only 5 mins to the main road with lots of bar, restaurants and shops).

Tips for future travelers

Nope

Authenticity & Character
Location
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Hotel NOI Casa Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama

Amazing from service, from the room to facility, to the service. Foods and drinks are delicious! Location is amazing (only 5 mins to the main road with lots of bar, restaurants and shops).

Tips for future travelers

Nope

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Activity Review
San Pedro de Atacama: Moon Valley and Death Valley Excursion
San Pedro de Atacama
Quality of Experience
Capricornio Expediciones has done a great job from communicating to taking care of us during the experience. They are very reliable! And I like them because they did not go behind travel agency back and tried to steal clients from travel agency (by telling us to book straight with them to save 2/3 of the cost).
Guides, drivers and staff
Paloma was amazing, she is knowledgeable, responsible, reliable and very energetic. She helped us enjoy the Atacama to the fullest
Transport
On time, easy to communicate, reliable.
Local specialist: Leandro Zamprogno
Leandro
Leandro Zamprogno
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on May 04, 2022

Thank you very much, Kim, for such detailed feedback!! Super useful and informative!

I'm glad you had a nice time with us in Chile I hope to have the opportunity to arrange another trip for you in the near future either in Chile or Argentina. Pity the weather in the south ruined your plans for the Marble Caves, but nature is unpredictable, more out of season :(
You need to return for a second chance :) !

Argentina 2022
Patagonia | Dec 26 - Jan 9, 2022

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Riley W.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on May 11, 2022

My mother and I traveled to Argentina in January of 2022 and had an amazing experience booking with KimKim. read more

My mother and I traveled to Argentina in January of 2022 and had an amazing experience booking with KimKim.

Hotel Review
Calafate Parque Hotel
El Calafate
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
San Antonio de Areco Excursion
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Thank you Riley!
Was our pleasure hosting you, glad to know that you had a pleasant trip. in Argentina :)
Warm regards
Emi

K&P Honeymoon in South America March 2022
Argentina | Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2022

Krisha
Krisha A.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

My husband Peter and I made a first time visit to South America for our honeymoon. Not knowing where to go and what to make a must see part of the trip we decided to book our trip through a Travel Agency. We found Kimkim and after reviewing other reviews we decided to go with them. I am so pleased that we did!! Our Travel Agent was Emilce who I believe is from Argentina. She did an amazing job putting together our itinerary with domestic flights, accommodations, and tours/activities. ... read more

My husband Peter and I made a first time visit to South America for our honeymoon. Not knowing where to go and what to make a must see part of the trip we decided to book our trip through a Travel Agency. We found Kimkim and after reviewing other reviews we decided to go with them. I am so pleased that we did!! Our Travel Agent was Emilce who I believe is from Argentina. She did an amazing job putting together our itinerary with domestic flights, accommodations, and tours/activities. We had a 11day/10night vacation that involved 3 destinations. Emilce was very patient and in consistent communication with us as we made adjustments to our itinerary that better suited the experience that we were wanting during our special celebration trip. She really made the planning experience pleasant by always being quick to answer our questions and make the requested adjustments.
Regarding the travel experience itself: We felt well taken care of: We traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Iguazú Falls, Argentina; and Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Each local point of contact was present and in consistent contact prior, during, and at the end of the local destination visit. We felt taken care of specifically by Andrea Z. & Fabio in BA; Lorienna, Junior, and Ernesto in Iguazú Falls and by Oscelea & Marsha in Rio. Our overall trip concierge was Clementina and she made sure that we had all of our trip update information for our domestic flights, Covid requirements and some suggestions for extra thing that we could do in each city. She even helped me to arrange a surprise birthday dinner for my husband. We truly enjoyed our stay in Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls and Rio de Janiero and believe that this was made possible by the diligent, detail focused and professional skills of all staff of Kimkim and their relationship with the local tourism companies that they work with.
Peter and I have memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives and only have great things to say about our experience on our honeymoon.
Gracias KimKim Staff (Emilce and Clementina)
Gracias Buenos Aires Staff (Andrea Zunino & Fabio, and our tour guide for the City tour, sorry I can't remember your name but you were wonderful!)
Gracias Iguazú guides and driver (Lorienna, Junior, and Ernesto).
Obrigada Rio staff (Oscelea and Marsha)
5stars all around for the entire trip!!!

Hotel Reviews
Recoleta Grand Hotel
Buenos Aires

with We visited Buenos Aires for the first part of the honeymoon and stayed at the Recoleta Grand Hotel. The staff were very helpful from check in, through meals services, through check out. As non-fluent Spanish speakers the staff were very helpful to us (speaking English). Staff helped up with necessary travel needs (getting Covid tests and getting documents printed to be able to travel). The suite that we stayed in was very clean and well decorated. We were comfortable and relaxed the entire stay. The location of the hotel is very convenient to be able to walk to many wonderful sites. (Recoletta Park, Museums, and restaurants. It is in a great location to be able to walk around and enjoy what Buenos Aires has to offer. Short taxi or public transportation ride away to get to the La Boca and a great city market that has wonderful empanadas and other treats. We definitely look forward to visiting again and will stay at the Recoleta Grand Hotel.

Tips for future travelers

Definitely suggest bringing walking shoes so that you can visit a lot of attractions that are in walking distance with out any discomfort to your feet. I also suggest getting a street facing room as where is more building development so you may not want to have to view that in the rear facing rooms at this time (March 2022).

Authenticity & Character
The place has a European feel and is bright and airy.
Location
You are close to a lot of museums, famous parks: Recoleta park, Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. Great small cafes and restaurants, Fashion stores and a Mall.
Staff
Front desk and restaurant staff are very friendly and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms were tidy and clean. The beds are so soft and feel like sleeping on a cloud pillow.
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Puerto Iguazú

We visited Iguazu Falls for the second part of the honeymoon and stayed at the Loi Suites Hotel. The staff were very helpful from check in, through meals services, through check out. As non-fluent Spanish speakers the staff were very helpful to us (speaking English). Staff helped up with necessary travel needs (getting Covid tests and getting documents printed to be able to travel). The suite that we stayed in was very clean and well decorated. We were comfortable and relaxed the entire stay. The hotel is located more in the National Park itself so all of our meals were at the hotel if we weren't out doing a tour for the day. The hotel is surrounded by jungle and is secluded but you still have all the amenities of a 5star hotel. the rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. Our bed was two beds put together. Only suggestion i would make is if it had a pillow top so that you won't feel the crease between the two beds. Our accommodations included a buffet breakfast and it was really delicious with a variety of selections to choose from. The other meals were either at the Formal restaurant or the pool tiki restaurant. We enjoyed our stay and lounged by the pool most afternoons after each day of touring the Waterfalls: both Argentina and Brazil sides of the falls.

Tips for future travelers

Book a room that may be over looking the river a little more so that you have a better view from your room or one that actually has a veranda that you can sit out on. We had a room that has a tub and shower that are separate. It was nice to soak in a nice bath!

Authenticity & Character
Authenticity & Character
Location
Offer some activities for guests to do at the hotel that can be little more interactive.
Location
Offer some activities for guests to do at the hotel that can be little more interactive.
Staff
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro

We visited Rio de Janeiro for the final part of the honeymoon and stayed at the Fairmont Rio de Janiero Copacabana Hotel. The staff were very helpful from check in, through meals services, through check out. As non-Portuguese speakers the staff were very helpful to us (speaking English). Staff helped up with necessary travel needs (getting Covid tests and getting documents printed to be able to travel). The suite that we stayed in was very clean and well decorated. We were comfortable and relaxed the entire stay. The hotel is located at on end o Copacabana Beach and overlooks the water! The hotel is in prime location for restaurants and beach fun. It's location also allows for a short walk to be able to access Ipanema Beach, The hotel has 5star accommodations. We originally booked a city view room, but once we saw what ocean view was we requested to see if we were able to get a ocean view suite. We were able to make an upgrade payment to allow for the ocean view and were so glad we did. The sunrise over the water is spectacular and the view for our balcony allow for that. The staff at the hotel are pleasant, professional and very helpful. The check in process was wonderful, the breakfast buffet was included with our accommodations and was plentiful! We are from the United States (Midwest to be specific) and don't always have the opportunity to try tropical fruits. I had tropical fruits a plenty on this trip! The Fairmont hotel also has some space reserved at the beach that allows for easy access to lounge chairs and beach umbrellas! I can't wait to come back to stay at the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana!

Tips for future travelers

Definitely experience a spa treatment view of a sunrise from an ocean view room with your own private balcony

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
General Information about BUENOS AIRES
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Rio By Night: Rio Scenarium + Barbecue Dinner (5h)
Rio de Janeiro

Rio Scenarium is a fun place to visit and dance. You don't have to be the greatest dancer or even know how to do Samba to have a great time. The barbecue dinner was delicious. I really enjoyed the different cuts of meat!

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Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Hi Krisha and Peter,
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! Our team is truly grateful that you enjoyed your Honeymoon in Argentina and Brasil that met your expectations :)
Your wonderful review means much to us and pushes us to maintain high-quality service and live up to our guest's expectations and needs while traveling.
We hope to see you here again in the future, to keep discovering SouthAmerica.
All the best for your marriage!
Emi

Biking Aventure in the Desert
Chile | Mar 5 - Mar 11, 2022

Jason Patrick
Jason Patrick B.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Top notch! Leandro was very responsive, communicated well, and chose excellent guides for my biking adventure in San Pedro de Atacama. Thanks again!

Local specialist: Leandro Zamprogno
Leandro
Leandro Zamprogno
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

OMG, Jason! What an adventure the one of yours. It was a pleasure for me to help you arranging that biking circuit in the altitude of Atacama desert.

Hope to see you again soon!

Argentina- Trip of a lifetime for family of 7
Argentina | Feb 18 - Feb 27, 2022

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Kailan S.
Watertown, MA | Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

KimKim created a once in a lifetime vacation for my family. We had three generations of my family travel to South America for the first time, exploring Buenos Aires and Patagonia, creating memories that I could have never imagined.

No one had been to South America before, and this was one of our first trips since COVID so we were all a bit anxious, but KimKim made the experience unforgettable.

Highlights of trip:
- The Argentina Experience cooking class- competing in the an empanada... read more

KimKim created a once in a lifetime vacation for my family. We had three generations of my family travel to South America for the first time, exploring Buenos Aires and Patagonia, creating memories that I could have never imagined.

No one had been to South America before, and this was one of our first trips since COVID so we were all a bit anxious, but KimKim made the experience unforgettable.

Highlights of trip:
- The Argentina Experience cooking class- competing in the an empanada contest, learning how to make mate and tasting regional dishes
- Watching a beautiful tango show in an architectural gem
- Eating delicious steak and drinking excellent Malbec for nearly every meal
- Riding horses in a traditional estancia (ranch)
- Getting up close to hundreds of penguins in the wild and seeing a rare emperor penguin
- Trekking to the end of the Pan-American highway
- Sending a postcard from the southern most post office in the world
- Sailing on a catamaran though the Beagle Channel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and watching sealions hunt for fish

Key benefits of using this service:
- Limited planning of the day-to-day activities on my part. As before, no one in my family had been to Argentina so we did not know necessarily what to plan. We just knew that we wanted to see the highlights of Buenos Aires and go hiking in Patagonia. KimKim planned the rest. They gave us a few options for our itinerary and we went ahead with it.
- Transportation. We had scheduled transportation everywhere. Our guide was there to pick us up at the airport and we had a car take us from our hotel to all of the activities. This was critical for our large group, as otherwise we were have had to organize multiple taxis to get anywhere.
- Communication. Our Kimkim agent Emi was wonderful and quickly answered all of our questions. We organized this trip relatively late (about two months prior to departure) and she worked very quickly for us. All of guides specifically Fernando (Buenos Aires) and Ilya (Ushuaia) were a joy and expressed to us how much they love their county through more than words. I also felt like they care about my family and made small adjustments throughout the trip as needed.

Things to know about using the service:
- The money was more than I had previously paid for a trip, but it was completely worth it. Everyone in my family is already planning to go back to Argentina. All of my friends already want to know how to go on this amazing trip.

Why you go definitely go to Argentina
- All of the food we had was excellent: the lamb in Patagonia, the fish in Ushuaia and the steak in Buenos Aires- all top notch
- The country has nearly ever type of terrain. You can going tango dancing in Buenos Aires, horseback riding in the county, hiking or ski. Everything available.
- The exchange rate is very favorable for tourists. The most I paid for a bottle of wine in a restaurant was USD $5. All of wine was delicious and better than the best I’ve had in France.

Overall, I have absolutely no regrets about using this service and would happily do it all over again. Already trying to figure out my next adventure!

Hotel Review
Huinid Obelisco Hotel
Buenos Aires
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Walking with Penguins
Ushuaia

Exceeded my expectations. This was an island of hundreds of penguins and we could get up close to them in the wild. We saw three different species including a rare emperor penguin!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Thanks to all!!
It was my pleasure to plan and execute such an exciting adventure for the whole family. It was one of the most lovely trip itineraries I have organized! I really appreciate your kind words and wish you many more fun trips ahead in South America to keep exploring the world.
Warm regards,
Emi

40th birthday trip
Argentina | Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2022

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Heidi K.
Kensington, NY | Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

My triplet sisters and I had a wonderful 40th birthday trip to Argentina. We wanted to prioritize Patagonia, so Emilce arranged for us to visit Buenos Aires, El Calafate, and Ushuaia. Some highlights included the stunning Perito Merino Glacier, El Chalten hiking, and sailing the Beagle Channel. We had one mishap where a driver didn't show up to take us to the BA airport and one of us almost got bumped from the flight, but Emilce, Clementina, and Fernando were all very apologetic and refunded... read more

My triplet sisters and I had a wonderful 40th birthday trip to Argentina. We wanted to prioritize Patagonia, so Emilce arranged for us to visit Buenos Aires, El Calafate, and Ushuaia. Some highlights included the stunning Perito Merino Glacier, El Chalten hiking, and sailing the Beagle Channel. We had one mishap where a driver didn't show up to take us to the BA airport and one of us almost got bumped from the flight, but Emilce, Clementina, and Fernando were all very apologetic and refunded the difference for the transportation. After that incident, Clementina sent us our boarding passes ahead of time so that we wouldn't get bumped again - a thoughtful gesture! All of our guides were great and the team was very responsive. Even though food poisoning took us out for one day, we were overwhelmed and amazed by the beauty, food, culture, animals, and people. I hope to be back one day!

Hotel Review
Huinid Obelisco Hotel
Buenos Aires
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Minitrekking "Los Glaciares National Park"
El Calafate

Absolutely once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

Kimkim saved my last minute trip!
Argentina | Feb 8 - Feb 13, 2022

Rodrigo
Rodrigo T.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

I had a great experience with Kimkim thanks to Leandro. I had to book all the details of a trip to El Chalten and El Calafate within 24 hours of take-off during high season. There was very little hotel and tour availability, and the these destinations and tours also can require a significant amount of complicated ground transportation, with required tour guide coordination to allow entry into Glacier National Park. Leandro was able to get me a private room in each location, and book me with... read more

I had a great experience with Kimkim thanks to Leandro. I had to book all the details of a trip to El Chalten and El Calafate within 24 hours of take-off during high season. There was very little hotel and tour availability, and the these destinations and tours also can require a significant amount of complicated ground transportation, with required tour guide coordination to allow entry into Glacier National Park. Leandro was able to get me a private room in each location, and book me with an amazing all-day mini trekking tour of Perito Moreno Glacier, complete with crampons and mandatory tour guide for glacier trekking, along with all necessary bus transportation to the destinations. I tried booking hotels last minute from the US while at the airport but many El Chalten hotels don’t have self-booking enabled on their websites. I first left a message for Kimkim Sunday night as I was about to board my flight to Buenos Aires from JFK. By the time I landed in EZE Buenos Aires, Kimkim had connected me to Leandro and he had already worked out 90% of the details of my trip. Working with Leandro was such a relief and allowed me to enjoy my very short last minute trip stress-free and to the fullest.
Highly recommend.

Hotel Review
Lunajuim
El Chalten

Great place to stay. Kind of rustic rooms as are most places in Chalten. They offer great support services for hiking (helpful trail reviews and guidance/suggestions of best trails for the day given erratic weather conditions) and they offer a packed lunch service which is great if you’re on the go and don’t have time to grocery shop. Wifi is insufficient during wind storms (super frequent) and also when the hotel is full (afternoons and evenings after hiking). Wifi is ok early AM and late night when people are offline and on nights when it is not extremely windy. Very nice lobby with bar.

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Location
Staff
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Activity Review
Minitrekking "Los Glaciares National Park"
El Calafate

Great tour! Fun on the ice with great guides.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Leandro Zamprogno
Leandro
Leandro Zamprogno
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

It was a very nice challenge, Rodrigo! Thank you so much for your trust and taking the time to leave this message.

Hope to see you again soon!

Emilce and the entire team of guides in Argen...
Argentina | Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2022

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Jt H.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2022

Emilce and the entire team of guides in Argentina, provided me with a wonderful experience.
I will return soon and plan on utilizing their services again.... read more

Emilce and the entire team of guides in Argentina, provided me with a wonderful experience.
I will return soon and plan on utilizing their services again....

Hotel Review
Huinid Obelisco Hotel
Buenos Aires

Very relaxing location in the center of Buenos Aires... As all if Buenos Aires is eclectic in historic and new architecture, so to is the Huinid Obelisco hotel..

Tips for future travelers

U.S. travelers would be wise to discuss with a local guide before exchanging dollars to pesos at the official exchange rate... ask about "blue" rate

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Leandro Zamprogno
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2022

Hi JT,
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to organize the trip for you. I will look forward to welcoming you and Maria to SouthAmerica again for your next trip. :)
Have a wonderful year and more adventures to come!
Emi

Good last minute trip
Argentina | Jan 17 - Jan 22, 2022

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Stephen M.
Canada | Reviewed on May 19, 2022

We were supposed to go on an Antarctic but our cruise was canceled on the day of departure. KimKim helped us build a replacement trip on very short notice to salvage our vacation. Thank you. read more

We were supposed to go on an Antarctic but our cruise was canceled on the day of departure. KimKim helped us build a replacement trip on very short notice to salvage our vacation. Thank you.

Activity Review
El Chalten Full Day, Free time
El Calafate
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

Chile, Patagonia and Argentina
Chile | Jan 6 - Jan 21, 2022

Lisa
Lisa K.
Jupiter, FL | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2022

The trip was amazing, start to finish. We enjoyed every aspect of this trip and felt we had a good mix of city and nature experiences. Santiago, Chile was a welcoming city with beautiful historical landmarks, parks, neighborhoods and museums not to be missed such as Sky Costanera, Cerra San Cristobal, Barrios Bellavista and Lastarria, Museos Chileno de Arte Precolumbino and La Chascona. The views from Sky Costanera and Cerra San Cristobal were eye popping and really gave you a sense of the... read more

The trip was amazing, start to finish. We enjoyed every aspect of this trip and felt we had a good mix of city and nature experiences. Santiago, Chile was a welcoming city with beautiful historical landmarks, parks, neighborhoods and museums not to be missed such as Sky Costanera, Cerra San Cristobal, Barrios Bellavista and Lastarria, Museos Chileno de Arte Precolumbino and La Chascona. The views from Sky Costanera and Cerra San Cristobal were eye popping and really gave you a sense of the city largess. The museums were a moving historical and cultural experience. We walked the neighborhoods and used the local subway daily, located safe and convenient from our hotels. The Atacama desert was incredibly beautiful and greatly exceeded our expectations. The guided desert tours with José Miguel Ruiz-Tagle were very well done, the mountains, salt flats, lagunas, geysers, natural flora and fauna made this feel like an other worldly place. Hoteles Altiplanico accommodations were peaceful and the manager Oscar was very helpful. Puerto Natales, the national park tour of Torres del Paine and the full day hike to the base of the Torres were both great outdoor experiences. The hike was not difficult but long at 9.5 hours round trip and definitely requires endurance, strong legs and knees. Mauro, our hiking guide was patient and paced the group well. Hotel Noi Indigo accommodations were perfectly located with incredible mountain views. If we could do it over again, we would have spent more time there. We also visited the beach towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, a great place to find a unique artisan gift, dine overlooking the pacific ocean, and experience the beaches. Loved Buenos Aires, Argentina and the trip to Iguazú Falls, both Argentine and Brazil falls and took a fun boat tour to feel the falls up close. Once there, not hard to understand why this is a Unesco World Heritage site. Buenos Aires was beautiful, very large, impossible to see in the short time we were there and we would love to go back again. Really enjoyed walking the city, the many city parks and mature trees lining the roads. We visited Museo Evita, a great tribute to her societal contributions and place in history, as well as MALBA, Ecoparque, Puerto Madero, Palermo Soho and Hollywood, easy walks from our hotel.
The people of Chile, Patagonia and Argentina were warm and welcoming. Emilce, Clementina and all of our ground support/guides (Jose Miguel, Fernando, Vitor, Natalie, Lauren, Mauro and Vitor) were great, particularly during this period of COVID, helping us navigate the testing, locations and timelines. Go and have fun!

Hotel Review
Altiplanico Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama

Exceeded our expectations. A peaceful place, a 10 to15 minute walk to town, comfortable accommodations with beautiful desert landscape. Oscar, the manager was very helpful and morning breakfast was more than adequate to get you started for the day with coffee, breads, croissants, pastries, fruit, yogurt, eggs, ham, cheese. The accommodations were great, large bed, large bathroom, sitting area, large luggage storage and great indoor (hot and cold) and outdoor cold shower.

Tips for future travelers

It's a desert climate, warm during day, cool at night. If you can't live without air conditioning or don't want to walk ten minutes to town, don't stay there. There was a small grocery store to pick up any necessary items you might have forgotten to prepare for this trip or for extended stay travelers.

Authenticity & Character
desert landscape
Location
10 minute walk to town
Staff
Oscar was the best.
Cleanliness & Comfort
room taken care of every day
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2022

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for taking the time and sharing your experience.
I wanted to thank you in name of all the team, too not only for trusting us but for being flexible while planning and through all the trip!
Thank you for your wonderful pictures, comments, and your time to give us such extensive feedback on your experience in Chile and Argentina. I am very happy to know that the trip exceeded your expectations, that you enjoyed your time, and that you received excellent attention from all the... read more

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for taking the time and sharing your experience.
I wanted to thank you in name of all the team, too not only for trusting us but for being flexible while planning and through all the trip!
Thank you for your wonderful pictures, comments, and your time to give us such extensive feedback on your experience in Chile and Argentina. I am very happy to know that the trip exceeded your expectations, that you enjoyed your time, and that you received excellent attention from all the staff, making this a unique experience for you. We hope you have a great year to come! My best wishes and warm regards from Argentina!
Emi

Everything was very smooth and went perfectly...
Argentina | Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2022

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Michael M.
Libertyville, IL | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2022

Everything was very smooth and went perfectly. No issues throughout the entire trip due to the great planning from the travel team. Fernando and Mathias were particularly helpful, knowledgeable, and very friendly. Would highly recommend. read more

Everything was very smooth and went perfectly. No issues throughout the entire trip due to the great planning from the travel team. Fernando and Mathias were particularly helpful, knowledgeable, and very friendly. Would highly recommend.

Hotel Review
Hotel Bahia Vik
Maldonado
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Ferry Navigation to Montevideo
Buenos Aires
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2022

Hi Michael,
Thank you very much for your review. It was my pleasure to plan your trip to Argentina and Uruguay. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed it and I appreciate the feedback.
Wishing you a great year!
Emi

11 Days of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Salta, Mendoze and MORE!!!
Argentina | Dec 20 - Dec 30, 2021

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LYNNETTE Y.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Emi is nothing short of a ROCKSTAR! Even with the time zone difference (prior to booking), she considered every detail when crafting this special trip, despite limitations of COVID. All the hotels I stayed in were super clean and literally in the center of town, so venturing out on my own for dinner or to explore neighborhoods was super easy.

By far, Salta and Mendoza will forever be stained in my happiest memories. From the seemingly endless Salt Flats, hiking in San Lorenzo, lively... read more

Emi is nothing short of a ROCKSTAR! Even with the time zone difference (prior to booking), she considered every detail when crafting this special trip, despite limitations of COVID. All the hotels I stayed in were super clean and literally in the center of town, so venturing out on my own for dinner or to explore neighborhoods was super easy.

By far, Salta and Mendoza will forever be stained in my happiest memories. From the seemingly endless Salt Flats, hiking in San Lorenzo, lively squares of downtown Mendoza, beautiful mountain views in Cafayate and Purmamarca to the delicious empanadas and peaceful horseback ride at the ranch, this trip was everything I hoped for and more. Thanks so much Emi and KimKim for ending my 2021 adventures with a bang!

Hotel Review
Hotel Raices Aconcagua
Mendoza

The hotel was located mere steps from one of the larger squares and walking distance to shopping and very good restaurants. At night, I felt very safe walking about and the hotel is just outside a bus stop, with buses running very frequently. Despite COVID, there was a decent selection of pastries and juices for breakfast, but no eggs or anything like other hotels I had stayed in. My room on the 8th floor was very clean and offered an AMAZING view, plus the floor was very quiet at night. The elevators are a little slow at times. The front desk was very attentive upon check-in and even went as far to help me make an appointment with a nearby business for a service. If in Mendoza again, I would absolutely consider them for another stay!

Tips for future travelers

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Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The staff was very helpful and spoke very good English if your Spanish is not so fluent.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fresh towels were provided daily. The safe was functional and locked/unlocked very easily by setting a code. Also the windows open with a latch to enjoy some fresh air if you want.
Activity Review
Full day to Salinas Grandes (Purmamarca)
Salta

The mountain views were breathtaking! The time spent at the Salt Flats was truly a highlight of the excursion.

Quality of Experience
The people of Purmamarca were so kind and very gracious and getting to taste llama was surely a surprise!
Guides, drivers and staff
Our guide was full of knowledge about the history Jujuy, Salinas Grandes and the Salta area that I definitely learned more than I would have just trying to visit the area on my own. Great driving through the winding roads in the mountains and was happy to help us take photos.
Transport
Driver picked me up about 10 minutes past my initial pickup time but it seems that no one in Argentina is ever really on time.
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Lynnette,
Thank you very much for your kind words and for having trusted us for your trip. :)
We are so happy that you had a great and full experience in Argentina. It is reflected in the beautiful photos you shared!
We hope to welcome you soon somewhere else in South America :D
It was a pleasure to e-meet you! Thank you very much and our best wishes for this year that has just begun!

The whole process was easy, and seamless.
Chile | Dec 10 - Dec 22, 2021

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Howard R.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

The whole process was easy, and seamless. Everything was done through online communication and the response time was often less than one day. Overall our trip was seamless and the only areas that brought up any concern had nothing to do with the travel planner but more with the Covid situation. read more

The whole process was easy, and seamless. Everything was done through online communication and the response time was often less than one day. Overall our trip was seamless and the only areas that brought up any concern had nothing to do with the travel planner but more with the Covid situation.

Hotel Review
The Singular Patagonia Hotel
Puerto Natales

One of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in anywhere in the world. The property was beautiful, the facilities were wonderful, the dining room was excellent, and the staff was gracious. Everything was comfortable and easy.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Leandro Zamprogno
Leandro
Leandro Zamprogno
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dear Howard,

It was a huge pleasure to have arrange that lovely trip for you and your partner and I'm very happy you enjoyed your time in Chile! Hope to have you back in the future :)

Actually, it's 4-1/2 stars.
Patagonia | Dec 15 - Dec 30, 2021

Wendy
Wendy D.
Rochester, NY | Reviewed on May 19, 2022

It's a 17-day trip to Chile and Argentina involving activities that's 95% outdoor. Clearly, I am an outdoor person. Enjoyed meeting gracious people with different personalities in both countries. Overall, there are many great places to visit but not enough time. I would like to visit South America again in the near future. read more

It's a 17-day trip to Chile and Argentina involving activities that's 95% outdoor. Clearly, I am an outdoor person. Enjoyed meeting gracious people with different personalities in both countries. Overall, there are many great places to visit but not enough time. I would like to visit South America again in the near future.

Hotel Review
Quijote Hotel
Argentina
Activity Review
Hiking Base Las Torres
Puerto Natales
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

The perfect honeymoon adventure!
Argentina | Nov 5 - Nov 20, 2021

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Kailey L.
Mineola, NY | Reviewed on Dec 01, 2021

We had the PERFECT honeymoon trip. It was a long one- 16 days/15 nights- so Emilce was absolutely instrumental in helping us craft the trip and making sure everything was organized and stress free for us. She was patient and responsive, and all of her suggestions for excursions were spot on for what we wanted to do- from a tango show, to hikes in Patagonia and Iguazu, to wine tours in Mendoza. It was amazing how hassle-free it all was- people were there to pick us up and drop us off at each... read more

We had the PERFECT honeymoon trip. It was a long one- 16 days/15 nights- so Emilce was absolutely instrumental in helping us craft the trip and making sure everything was organized and stress free for us. She was patient and responsive, and all of her suggestions for excursions were spot on for what we wanted to do- from a tango show, to hikes in Patagonia and Iguazu, to wine tours in Mendoza. It was amazing how hassle-free it all was- people were there to pick us up and drop us off at each airport and take us to all of our activities- we didn’t even really have to think! Plus, every guide we had was so knowledgeable and friendly- and so excited to use their English as we were the first Americans they’d had since the pandemic restrictions lifted. I absolutely recommend working with Emi- and visiting Argentina!!

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Dec 01, 2021

Kailey and Jack,
Many thanks for all your kind comments and for sharing these lovely photos about your Honeymoon in Argentina! :)
We are thrilled that you loved and enjoyed the highlights of our country, and that traveling during the Pandemic time hasn't been an obstacle.
I want to thank you once again for trusting me to organize your honeymoon!!
It was a pleasure to e-meet you! Best wishes and adventures to come! Emi

Honeymoon in Argentina during COVID-19
Argentina | Mar 8 - Mar 18, 2020

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Jenna Q.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

My husband I are traveled to Argentina for our honeymoon and Emi helped us plan the perfect itinerary. Emi had great suggestions for our getaway, and accommodated all of our requests. Unfortunately the end of your trip was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we had to return home sooner than anticipated, but we were able to enjoy the time that we had. We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Buenos Aires with Federico, our private tour of the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Mendoza was... read more

My husband I are traveled to Argentina for our honeymoon and Emi helped us plan the perfect itinerary. Emi had great suggestions for our getaway, and accommodated all of our requests. Unfortunately the end of your trip was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we had to return home sooner than anticipated, but we were able to enjoy the time that we had. We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Buenos Aires with Federico, our private tour of the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Mendoza was the highlight of our trip. We loved all of the hotels that Emi booked/suggested for us. We were only able to spend one night in El Calafate, and unable to do any of our planned excursions in Calafate/Chalten, but we will be back! Emi stayed in constant contact with us after COVID-19 travel restrictions started being implemented, and even gave us her personal phone number. We highly recommend Emi if you are planning a trip to Argentina!

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Jenna and Victor,
I want to thank you once again for trusting me to organize your honeymoon.
I am very happy to know that you have been able to fully enjoy your stay in Buenos Aires, as well as in Iguazu and Mendoza. :D
I am sorry that you were not able to finish your trip in El Calafate correctly due to the global situation of the COVID-19. It was a complicated situation as it was an hour by hour issue, but fortunately, you managed to get home before borders were totally closed.
I really... read more

Jenna and Victor,
I want to thank you once again for trusting me to organize your honeymoon.
I am very happy to know that you have been able to fully enjoy your stay in Buenos Aires, as well as in Iguazu and Mendoza. :D
I am sorry that you were not able to finish your trip in El Calafate correctly due to the global situation of the COVID-19. It was a complicated situation as it was an hour by hour issue, but fortunately, you managed to get home before borders were totally closed.
I really hope to receive you on another occasion so you get to know the rest of Argentina.
It was a pleasure to meet you! :)
Emi

chili with a corons sauce on top
Chile | Mar 7 - Mar 10, 2020

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Rene V.
France | Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

so here we are
not yet home
but almost with these strange circumstances..........
a big thank you to Vi for organising this trip already last summer
long before Corona hit while we were in Chile
how shall i start
good things first
txs for the arrngments and the support
pucon was good
the climbing was though and guides ( Eduardo ) very helpfull and comprehensive
HuiloHuilo was super
puerto varas was not so good as hotel .... but the Corona was laready there
chiloe we missed ( and this would... read more

so here we are
not yet home
but almost with these strange circumstances..........
a big thank you to Vi for organising this trip already last summer
long before Corona hit while we were in Chile
how shall i start
good things first
txs for the arrngments and the support
pucon was good
the climbing was though and guides ( Eduardo ) very helpfull and comprehensive
HuiloHuilo was super
puerto varas was not so good as hotel .... but the Corona was laready there
chiloe we missed ( and this would heve been very far away of Puerto varas to get back on the plane)
but Vi made it work
we stayed one day longer and the left for Santiago just to make shure
we could change the flight tickets with the help of the hotel and backed up efficiently by your emergency nr personel
txs again
renting the car in Europ car is always somehow a desilusion
the car promised was ( of course...) not available
the altenative was not what we had expected
these companies always flaw you one way of the other !
the highway billing system is somewhat crazy
we had no cash when leaving Temuko
so the billed us 5€ for the first 500 m highway as we had to get on the usual way tp Pucon
and around Puerto varas one had to pay every single time we hit the highway
not so expensive but not fair i felt ! at least unexpected
but then again chili is super scenic and very friendly and helpfull people
just this coronoa infection busted it up
txs for having us here
thank you for your dedication Vi !
rgds
rene and chantal on our way out tomorow we hope

Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli
Virginia
Virginia Crivelli
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Rene, thank you for your kind words.
I'm happy that overall you had a good experience in Chile and more considering the circumstances.
I'm sorry about the experience with the rental car but, I'm happy to know that you did enjoy the stunning landscapes Chile has to offer :)
I hope you had a nice flight back home.

Best regards, Vi

Enjoyable Trip
Argentina | Feb 23 - Feb 29, 2020

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Deborah M.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

We had an enjoyable time in Buenos Aires and the Iquazu Falls. Emilce had done a wonderful job for all the transfers between places and the pick ups were on time. Also thank Federico who was so wonderful in guiding us thru the city of Buenos Aires. We learnt a lot about the political background, history and cultures of Argentina. We really appreciate his service. The hotel which Emilce arranged in BA was really good. However we were not very happy about EcoIguazu's tour on the Argintina side.... read more

We had an enjoyable time in Buenos Aires and the Iquazu Falls. Emilce had done a wonderful job for all the transfers between places and the pick ups were on time. Also thank Federico who was so wonderful in guiding us thru the city of Buenos Aires. We learnt a lot about the political background, history and cultures of Argentina. We really appreciate his service. The hotel which Emilce arranged in BA was really good. However we were not very happy about EcoIguazu's tour on the Argintina side. I was not sure about it was the S American Trip's role or the EcoIguazu's role. The guide for the Iguazu Falls on the Argentina side was not good. His didn't understand our questions very well and was not organized at all. Wasting time in making decision what we should do next. I felt so sorry for the tour members who had paid for the boat ride but no seats for them after all. I still wonder how it can happen if they have arranged the boat ride few months ago and still no room for them on the day. Other than that, I enjoyed my trip in Argentina very much. Oh, I forgot to mention about the tango show and the Argentine Experience. Both events were excellent. We enjoyed them very much. Thank you Emilce again for the arrangement. Will recomment KimKim to my friends.

Local specialist: María Noelia Bonvin
María Noelia
María Noelia Bonvin
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Deborah,
Many thanks, you for your kind words and your patience with the Great Adventure issue. Unfortunately, the week you visited the waterfalls, there was very little water, so the shipping prefecture decided to cancel the navigations during the those days due to security reasons. It must have been disappointing and unexpected even for people working in the park, but sometimes we can't control it all :)
The most important thing here is you had a memorable time here in Argentina, that you... read more

Deborah,
Many thanks, you for your kind words and your patience with the Great Adventure issue. Unfortunately, the week you visited the waterfalls, there was very little water, so the shipping prefecture decided to cancel the navigations during the those days due to security reasons. It must have been disappointing and unexpected even for people working in the park, but sometimes we can't control it all :)
The most important thing here is you had a memorable time here in Argentina, that you were able to learn a lot about history and culture while visiting lots of great places in Buenos Aires and one of the new seven wonders with just a few days!
It was a pleasure to meet and accompany you from here during your trip. You will always be welcome at KimKim and of course in South America.
All the best,
Emilce

Overall we had a really positive experience u...
Argentina | Feb 8 - Feb 21, 2020

Christina
Christina R.
Minneapolis, MN | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2020

Overall we had a really positive experience using KimKim. As two people who don't speak much Spanish, we found their services to arrange tours and transportation to be a huge benefit in making our travel throughout Argentina easier. We were thankful for Virginia's responsiveness and recommendations.
We especially loved El Chalten and Los Glaciares National Park. We only had one small tour/transportation hiccup but Virginia responded right away and came up with a solution quickly.

Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli
Virginia
Virginia Crivelli
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2020

Hi Christina,

I'm very happy you loved El Chaltén and Los Glaciares National Park and that my recommendations where useful :)
If you're planning to come to South America any time in the future, don't hesitate to contact me to help you.

I wish you a lot of more beautiful adventures to come :)

Best regards,

Vi

This is my first time using the services. I h...
Argentina | Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2020

Ivette
Ivette C.
| Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

This is my first time using the services. I had Virginia as my agent and I was very happy with her. Things were planned last minute and somehow everything worked out. My highlight was the stay at the Mercure Hotel in Iguazu. I did not do any research at all and I was blown away. Thanks Virginia and KimKim for making dreams come true!!!

Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli
Virginia
Virginia Crivelli
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Hi Ivette :) I'm flattered. Nothing can make me happier than knowing you had an amazing time here in my country and in South America. Iguazu is a spectacular place and I'm glad you like your hotel there that much :)
I wish you a lot more beautiful experiences to come and I hope all your dreams come true :)
Vi

Argentina Trip
Argentina | Feb 6 - Feb 20, 2020

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Douglas F.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 02, 2020

Emilce was very responsive and gave us great service. The trip itself was very enjoyable. the only wrinkle was that we had expressed an interest in hiking anddespite the fact the south of Argentina has lots of great hiking, the "hiking experiences" were mostly bus rides to scenic places.

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Mar 02, 2020

Hi Douglas,
Thank you very much for your Review! I'm really happy that you enjoyed your trip and that you are happy with our service.
I understand that although excursions weren't hiking at all, we managed together to change some of them into more active ones for you to enjoy the destinations in a different way.
I hope we can be in contact again! South America will always welcome you :)
All the best,
Emi

A great experience with Vive Atacama!
Chile | Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2020

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Jacy C.
Cliffside Park, NJ | Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

We had a great tour with our guide, Rodrigo, and our driver, Oscar. The two had a great rapport and were both very friendly. Our favorite sight was the Rainbow Valley (which was not on the original itinerary, and we only ended up going because the Taito Geyser Field was closed), because Rodrigo took us on some paths that most tourists don't go on, and we had the whole place to ourselves. Additionally, Rodrigo has studied geology in university, so he was very knowledgeable on the rock formations and other geologic details we saw throughout the whole trip.

Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli
Virginia
Virginia Crivelli
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Hi Jacy! I'm super happy you had such a great time in Atacama and that your favourite place was Rainbow Valley! It seems that sometimes things turn out in a different way than expected and for better :)
My best wishes to you!
Vi

Recommend Vi 100%!
Patagonia | Jan 17 - Jan 26, 2020

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Amy C.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Vi did an absolutely fantastic job preparing our itinerary for Patagonia in January 2020. She was accommodating to our preferences (everything from date preferences to hotels to activities), and she served as a resource for additional activities and sights to experience during our time there. When we ran into issues with planned excursions, she went out of her way to find alternative solutions for us. I couldn't have imagined a better way to have spent 9 days in Patagonia. Thank you, Vi, for the trip of a lifetime.

Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli
Virginia
Virginia Crivelli
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Amy, I only have words of gratitude to you and Jiyoung. Knowing you had an amazing experience here in South America fulfils my heart and is the reason why I work in tourism, I just want to make happy people travelling around the world helping them in every possible way :)

I wish you both all the happiness in the world and many more adventures to come!

Vi

Overall, good experience
Chile | Nov 23 - Dec 2, 2019

Mark
Mark C.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Overall, good experience
Emilce is knowledgeable of Argentina and provided great suggestions. The service provided was affordable and of good quality. The only improvement I would like to see is to be provided with a fully detailed and confirmed itinerary before we departed. We made this slightly more complicated due to some last minute flight changes but in today's digital era, an updated itinerary would be easy to provide via email. We did not know our exact itinerary for each location... read more

Overall, good experience
Emilce is knowledgeable of Argentina and provided great suggestions. The service provided was affordable and of good quality. The only improvement I would like to see is to be provided with a fully detailed and confirmed itinerary before we departed. We made this slightly more complicated due to some last minute flight changes but in today's digital era, an updated itinerary would be easy to provide via email. We did not know our exact itinerary for each location until we met the local guide at each airport. This included formal confirmation of our flight arrivals and hotels accommodations. This made for a mistake in pickup time at one of our arrivals and required us to make some calls to confirm our exact hotel and to take a taxi to get there (which they did reimburse us for). More than anything, this lack of explicit detail was just unnerving and can be easily fixed with a detailed itinerary.

Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Hi Mark,

Thank you very much for your Review! I'm really happy that you enjoyed your trip.

I'm sorry I didn't get to send you the updated itinerary just in time. I'm glad that despite having been an organized trip with so little time, everything went well and you had a nice experience in Argentina.

Your comments will encourage us to carry on designing life-time experiences for our guests! Thanks a lot and all my best wishes to you and Marguerite.

Thank you very much and it was really nice to e-meet you!

Emilce

Thanks!
Patagonia | Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2020

Gustavo
Gustavo M.
Fishers, IN | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I want to thank Virginia for helping me out on the planning for my Patagonian trip and make the most out of it within a short amount of time in the area. Communication was extraordinary since the very first moment and her tips and recommendations made my trip very memorable. I truly loved Torres del Paine and reaching to the top of Laguna de los Tres to see Mt. Fitz Roy in El Chaltén. Although there were a few issues with one of my lunches, someone not picking me up to be transferred to a hotel and some schedule changes overall it was a great experience with kimkim. Totally worth it!

Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli
Virginia
Virginia Crivelli
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Hi Gus, thank you for your kind words and your patience with this little issues you've mentioned, sometimes we can't control it all :) The most important thing here is you had a memorable time here in Patagonia and you were able to see everything on your bucket list with just a few days! I hope you contact me again if you ever decide to come back to South America.

Best wishes and adventures to come :)

Vi

Incredible Chile 2019
Chile | Nov 28 - Dec 11, 2019

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Melody B.
Tucson, AZ | Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

This was our first trip to South America. We decided to visit Chile because our son had been on a 4 month study abroad exchange program in Vina del Mar, Chile and his time there was coming to an end. We did not really know how to tackle our vacation planning, so we scanned the Internet and found KimKim. We decided to go with this approach of travel because we wanted to plan our own agenda and did not want to be locked into a group tour. It was also an affordable solution for the quality of... read more

This was our first trip to South America. We decided to visit Chile because our son had been on a 4 month study abroad exchange program in Vina del Mar, Chile and his time there was coming to an end. We did not really know how to tackle our vacation planning, so we scanned the Internet and found KimKim. We decided to go with this approach of travel because we wanted to plan our own agenda and did not want to be locked into a group tour. It was also an affordable solution for the quality of service we received

Virginia Crivelli was our trip organizer. She did a fantastic job throughout the entire experience. She helped up plan and was in contact with us during our trip. She was very professional and gave us good advise. She even calmed my fears about traveling to Chile during this time of protest and unrest that started in October 2019.

Our time in Chile included the following locations: Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, San Pedro Atacama, Casablanca Valley, Punta Arenas, and Puerto Natales. Virginia booked us wonderful hotels, fantastic tours and plane flights in country. We had local guides who spoke English and provided excellent insights into their country and location.

This was one of the best experiences we have had traveling...and we have traveled quite a bit. I would highly recommend KimKim and their local custom service model. We never felt like a tourist lost in the crowds. The local guides were friendly, knowledgeable and made us feel welcome. Thanks for the attention to details and making our trip to Chile a memory we will hold in our hearts forever!

Melody, Neil and Tanner Buckner

Local specialist: Virginia Crivelli
Virginia
Virginia Crivelli
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

Dear Melody, I hope you're very well :)

Thank you very much for this beautiful review and for posting your pictures, you all look great. I'm more than glad to know you had such a good experience here in South America, specially in Chile.
Your happiness is the best reward I could get doing my job :)

Best Regards,

Virginia

Kimberly Chau (Traveler 3)
Brazil | Sep 22 - Oct 3, 2019

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Felicitas A.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

I interacted with so many people and I can't all remember their names. Everyone was very nice and helpful from Noriela, to each of the hotel crew and tour guides. We had an excellent time. I've been in many trips and the Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Iguazu falls and Rio is up there.

Thank you very much!
-Fel

Local specialist: María Noelia Bonvin
María Noelia
María Noelia Bonvin
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Hi Felicitas,
Thank you very much for your Review! I'm really happy that you enjoyed your trip and that you are happy with our service. My passion is to help others organizing the trip of their dreams and when I receive this type of feedback I have that feeling of the mission accomplished :)
I hope we can be in contact again! South America will always welcome you :)