2017 trip, Myanmar - Apr 16 - Apr 27, 2017
Hi Alex and wai Lin. We are currently in Inle lake winding up our trip. We want to thank you for the most amazing experiences. All guides and drivers have been overwhelmingly fabulous with their knowledge and ability to accommodate our requests when we have deviated from plan. This trip has exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate in recommending your services. Jo and Deb
Wai Lin changed itinerary to meet our needs
Three passes trek , Nepal - Apr 3 - Apr 21, 2017
I made a very good experience with kimkim.com. All my contacts were very friendly and helpful. I specially liked the quick and uncomplicated way to book a trip.
Mads answered all my questions and gave me always a good advice. He motivated me to go for the longer trek. I am very happy that I listened to him. I had a great time and made one of my best treks ever!
Classic jordan, Jordan - Apr 13 - Apr 19, 2017
Service was great, but the final information for arrival should have been sent through a couple of days earlier instead of me having to prompt the tour provider to send this through.
Khopra danda trek, Nepal - Apr 13 - Apr 21, 2017
The only thing that would have made this better was that would have liked to have a trekked a little longer most days, but we realize that the trip has to account for: 1. lower fitness levels, and 2. altitude.
Ghandruk trek - scenic 3-4 day trek through the annapurna foothills, Nepal - Apr 26 - Apr 29, 2017
I can't say enough about Himalaya Trails. A custom trek to fit our short time. Great guide and porter, who were attentive, accommodating, helpful and friendly. And when our flight from Pokhara was cancelled because of weather, Himalaya Trails went above and beyond with quick on-the-ball travel rearrangements to make sure we made our flight home from Kathmandu the next day. A big thanks to them!
Rafting and hiking, Colombia - Apr 22 - Apr 23, 2017
You guys provided a great itinerary, but I think it also would have been nice to know some other details beforehand. i.e., the walk down to rio verde is rigid and pretty long, wear good shoes. There are no showers or sinks at the camp site. Bring plenty of water, etc.
I put in the passport for that one person from our group was a vegetarian and there was no vegetarian dinner option. :(
For future groups, I would recommend providing a luggage requirement. We were told in the van on the... read more
Nar and phu trek, Nepal - Apr 2 - Apr 11, 2017
Our guide was wonderful and Amanda was very responsive. The trek was a whole lot harder than we expected, and we didn't realize how difficult it would be with the altitude. We were glad to have chosen a trek a little off the beaten track, and had a memorable experience.
Nepal trip, Nepal - Apr 10 - Apr 15, 2017
I was very impressed with the working of the website, it seemed very efficient and beautifully designed. In fact it was the design that first persuaded me to look further.
I would say it was really great. Ngima was extremely professional and gave me the impression that he was understanding all my demands. The trip was organised very well and I felt in capable hands the whole way. This was especially important as I had some medical issues that needed understanding in terms of trekking.
I think on these points you need something between Perfect and Good.
Kym and joris trip to nepal, Nepal - Apr 7 - Apr 22, 2017
Raj planned a great trip for us. He took our interests & priorities into account really well.
In Pokhara, the local restaurant we visited for lunch was not really nice. Also it was a shame that the manager of the permaculture coffee farm we visited wasn't home when we went there So we didn't gain much insight into the process.
Petra visit, Jordan - Apr 2 - Apr 5, 2017
The guide that showed up was not the guide we arranged for. Our visit to Jaresh was not in our original schedule and we didn't talk about it.
As I said, Matt did not appear. No explanation was given
10 day nepal trip, Nepal - Apr 13 - Apr 22, 2017
I have never really been much of a "tour" traveler. I can't thank Raj's team at Social Tours for all the high level of detail planning and caliber of guides, drivers and information by his group. Amazing!
Responsive, well planned, all of Raj's staff were beyond excellent and professional. We now consider them friends.
Cultural tour with festivals (bisket & sindure jatra), Nepal - Apr 10 - Apr 18, 2017
The two initial days walking around with Rajeev in Patan, his home town, were truly wonderful and a great introduction to the urban fabric of the Kathmandu Valley. The two monuments and the cremation ghats were a nice taste of Kathmandu before going to Bhakhtapur, where our little hotel was perfect and the couple who own it incredibly warm and welcoming. Pokara was a great respite from the dust of the Kathmandu valley, and we enjoyed particularly the Gurkha museum and the Tibetan monastery... read more
Short treks in the everest region - 5, 7 and 10 day itineraries, Nepal - Apr 14 - Apr 21, 2017
- Further details on accommodation type/options for better accommodation at a higher cost should be provided. some of the facilities at the lodges were maintained poorly
Family trek in the lower everest region, Nepal - Mar 5 - Mar 25, 2017
I am so very grateful that we stumbled on KimKim. From the moment we inquired with KimKim about a trek in Nepal and then ultimately connected with our local organizer, Ngima Dorji Sherpa with Nepal Mountain Trails in Nepal, we were very impressed with the responsiveness, organization and professionalism of our communications. I can not say enough positive things about our experience, especially with Ngima. Planning a trip for a family of four including a trek in the highest mountains in the... read more
Self drive tour for family with young children, Iceland - Apr 7 - Apr 17, 2017
It was helpful to have someone with knowledge of the area to help us book rooms. However, the itinerary seemed somewhat generic rather than customized. For example, there were several recommendations on the itinerary that were not open during the winter season. Also, because it was winter and the roads were not always in the best condition, it would have been nice if the itinerary was a little more specific with directions (i.e. what roads were before/after) rather than just saying look for the signs. We relied a lot more on a Rough Guide and a detailed map than I had expected to.
Week of relaxation and adventure, Colombia - Apr 8 - Apr 16, 2017
It was fantastic and planned very well. We had a great time. My only comment would be more detail in the overall itinerary so we don't have to bounce around kimkim trying to find different pieces of information about each activity.
Tour of bogota, tayrona park, bogota, Colombia - Apr 17 - Apr 20, 2017
The hotel we stayed at in Santa Marta was not great. The lack of air conditioning was a big problem. Also our guide for the hike in Tayrona did not speak much English and was therefore not very helpful. Other than that, the trip was great!
Top 12 family activities in iceland, Iceland - Apr 14 - Apr 18, 2017
I was really pleased with the itinerary put together for us. We weren't able to do everything but we did almost everything and found some other interesting additions along the way.
Cultural tour with festivals (bisket & sindure jatra), Nepal - Apr 10 - Apr 18, 2017
We were so pleased with how quickly you were able to put together the kind of itinerary and services to both meet our requests and to make the trip work smoothly.
I do shy away from using 'perfect' loosely but must say it was as close to perfect as things usually come.
Hiking vacation for 2, the Azores - Apr 9 - Apr 14, 2017
Our trip went very smoothly and was a wonderful experience. We didn't wind up doing the activities on the days of our trip planned, but all of them were covered and it fit very nicely based on weather, etc...
Catia was very prompt in responding to any questions that we had during our trip.
Liz's trip, Myanmar - Mar 16 - Apr 4, 2017
I had the most fantastic trip! I saw everything I wanted to see and lots that I didn't know I wanted to see. Everything went smoothly. Hotels and guides and drivers were all great. Travel arrangements all worked well with no delays. Very pleased with all aspects of my trip.
Wai Lin was great with organising my trip. Always very prompt with replies and planned a trip that suited me perfectly.
Everest base camp trek, Nepal - Apr 2 - Apr 17, 2017
Our guide Dawa Sherpa was tremendous, can't imagine the trip without him. He speaks great english, was very friendly and knowledgable, and was an excellent manager of our expectations. He also helped out with photos / videos for the trip which was an excellent value add. I genuinely would give him the highest rating possible and would recommend him to anyone else in an instant. He made the trip for us!
Mads provided timely responses to all of our questions and was extremely helpful. Overall his customer service was excellent.
Top 10 must-do activities while in jordan, Jordan - Apr 7 - Apr 14, 2017
Amazing! Well planned and amazing guide!
Manaslu circuit trek, Nepal - Mar 12 - Apr 4, 2017
Our Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal was everything I imagined it could be. Beautiful scenery, kind and interesting people, friendly and professional guide and porter, smooth logistics. Ngima Dorji Sherpa did an outstanding job for us arranging the trek, and was always responsive and accommodating. Tshering and Kaji, our guide and porter, kept a watchful eye on us on the trek and showed patience at every turn. I highly recommend this trekking agency.
As already mentioned, Ngima provided... read more
8 days of mixed adventure on são miguel, the Azores - Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2017
Thanks Tiago, Cathy and I really enjoyed our week (post whale watch). We plan to return to visit other islands in the future.
You and your team were great!
Thanks so much - Joe
Myanmar, laos and cambodia, Laos - Mar 15 - Apr 7, 2017
Overall, the trip was very good. There could have been a lot more communication about the daily itinerary and I wish that there had been more optionality provided for what was done each day. For example, when visiting the Elephant Sanctuary, there were several tour options that the sanctuary provided, but one of the tour was just selected for me without providing me an option (when I would have preferred to be on another tour). Also, I feel like many of the days ended the activities... read more
Honeymoon adventure, Iceland - Mar 27 - Apr 5, 2017
The trip was amazing. Loved the tips on stops and restaurants. Really happy with most of the accommodations. Will definitely be using Kimkim in the future
Only complaint was we weren't the happiest with the car rental place, didn't seem the reputable. Also the accommodations at the centric house, while centrally located, were very dirty for the price paid. Other than that, very happy.
Loved working with Chris, however would like an heads up when credit card would be charged so we could make sure the money was in the account.
12 days in kathmandu and pokhara, Nepal - Mar 26 - Apr 6, 2017
Great guides, great itinerary
Amanda was the best and most helpful especially when things didnt go as planned. Like when the airport was closed 8-)
Langtang valley trek , Nepal - Mar 21 - Mar 27, 2017
The actual trip itself was amazing - can not fault it, and the guide and porter could not have been better. There was good communication, and Amanda was helpful with all of my questions along the way. The only bit of advice I would offer is around clarity - for example, at the start (not having ever done this before) I didn't realise I was signing up for a solo/private trip. In the end, someone joined, which made the trip 500% better than it would have been, as there were not the... read more
Manaslu circuit trek with heli drop in, Nepal - Mar 15 - Mar 31, 2017
We highly recommend Amanda and team. We had a fantastic trip and everything was organised seamlessly
Amanda and team were always there looking after us. We really didn't need to worry about a thing. Our trekking guide was the envy of the rest of the group's we met on the trek so we felt very well looked after and in capable and safe hands.
We highly recommend a helicopter to get you to the where the best trekking starts if your budget allows.
Amanda and her team went above and beyond to make our trip to Nepal unforgettable.
Family trip , Iceland - Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2017
We had the BEST time! Thanks so much Chris!
Medellin, cartagena, and somewhere with a beach without a lot of people, Colombia - Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2017
It was weird that I just got one travel agent, and that there was no choice at all -- an agent that ended up being good, if not perfect. I felt there was no particular reason I got this agent as opposed to any other--why this person? What was so great about them? What was special about who they were, or why I they were the person who should plan my trip?
Communication could have been better. We went 3 days without hearing anything, and then found out that our itinerary needed changes. Trip was still amazing, but going through that was nerve racking.
Iceland adventure, Iceland - Mar 17 - Mar 31, 2017
We were really pleased with Chris's response time and the trip schedule for making our way around the country. It was clear that Chris was not aware that a few of the sites and one of roads were closed for the winter. I also specifically asked about Glymur falls in the winter and if the log was across the river and what it would be like in March. Chris said the log would be there, however it was clearly marked on the sign at the trailhead that the log is not there in the winter. The hike... read more
Salkantay trek to machu picchu - 5 days, Peru - Mar 21 - Mar 28, 2017
Everything was well organized and explained in the itinerary
They checked in in the trip when I was there and ensured everything went as planned
Nepal trek, Nepal - Mar 5 - Mar 24, 2017
We had a wonderful experience in Nepal with the help of KimKim and Ngima Dorji. KimKim helped plan the trek and answered lots of questions. Joost of KimKim gave us itinerary and hotel ideas, all of which were great. When we arrived in the Kathmandu airport, we were met by Ngima's son and later Ngima himself. During our entire 3 week stay in Nepal and throughout both of our treks, Ngima made us feel as if we were his only clients, even though he had many groups and trekkers there at that... read more
Iceland in winter, Iceland - Mar 16 - Mar 19, 2017
Chris was very helpful and insightful. Always repsonded promptly.
Loved his suggestions and his possible itineraries he laid out for us. There were options and comments to help us gauge how we can cover all that we intended to see.
Colombia caribe, Colombia - Mar 7 - Mar 22, 2017
We were very pleased with our experience in Cartagena and Isla Mucura. We did not appreciate the difficulty of the 13.3-mile hike planned for our second day in Colombia. (For example, we did not know how long the hike would be. We had an estimate of how many hours in would last, but not of the difficulty.) We are in good shape, but this was a daunting scramble though and over boulders and with a 300-meter plus gain in altitude in a tropical jungle.
We were disappointed in the Casa Lina... read more
Family vacation, Ecuador - Mar 8 - Mar 18, 2017
David was responsive, friendly and helped with his expertise of travel and the country. I felt like he completely understood the needs of my family and what it took to make our trip the best ever. He answered every single question I had and helped to make our trip even more memorable with his suggestions of where to stay, eat, and what areas of Ecuador we should see. He helped to make sure every little detail was thought of and taken care of. I didn't have to worry about anything. I would plan every trip I had with David.. he was great!
Gokyo lakes trek, Nepal - Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2017
Ngima took care of all of the planning and everything worked out perfectly (apart from the weather!)
Culture and trekking, Nepal - Mar 7 - Mar 18, 2017
Ngima gave us a great service, make everything painless.
The guide and the Porter where really nice, they did a great job. Definitely we did love the experience
Honeymoon, Colombia - Feb 16 - Feb 27, 2017
I can't say enough what a pleasure it was working with these folks for our trip into the Amazon for our honeymoon. From the time I made the initial contact with KimKim until the end of our adventure, we felt like we were the only concern they had. We worked with Nathalie on the front end for lining the trip up and making sure we had everything we needed. She was very thorough and polite, and kept in excellent contact with me prior to the trip.
Once we arrived at the airport in Leticia we... read more
Iceland, Iceland - Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2017
Chris was there to help me with everything with a fast response!
About to be stranded in iceland, Iceland - Mar 8 - Mar 11, 2017
The Guides were fantastic and I was impressed Harpa put it together exactly to our needs with so little notice
Colombia,road trip, Colombia - Mar 3 - Mar 8, 2017
The over all experience and final results were good but communication was frustrating. You do everything by internet which is fine for a young generation but for a senior generation this impersonal approach is difficult and when in transit usually without wi fi availability it becomes challenging.
Unfortunately our contact left your company at a critical time although both girls were excellent.
The overall plan was generic but the notification of pick ups was and van drivers was last... read more
8-day ring road adventure: explore iceland’s top places along its most famous road, Iceland - Feb 22 - Feb 28, 2017
My itinerary was great overall. Well paced, stopped at many terrific highlights and quite achievable.
It did however feel like it was written quite generically - that is to say, just a copy paste job rather than something tailored. As an example, one restaurant in Hellnar which was recommended (and pretty much the only one for miles) was closed for the winter. This is confirmed with a search on Google, it's not a one off. I would expect this recommendation to be removed for winter trips.... read more
5 day south coast adventure in march, Iceland - Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2017
Our trip to Iceland couldn't have been more perfect. To start with, it is a beautiful country and we were very fortunate to have had perfectly clear weather the entire 5 days we were there in February/March, after what we had been told was a very rainy winter. 18 inches of snow fell just before we arrived, and the Northern lights were out every night, making it a winter wonderland. That part was sheer luck, but on top of that, the trip was as smooth as we could have hoped. Our driver was... read more
Myanmar 25th anniversary trip, Myanmar - Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2017
Actually, very good except for day in Pandaya which we found disappointing at best. The drive was too long for relatively little to see or do. Additionally the Pindaya Inle Inn was terribly shoddy. The bed and pillows were so hard we ached the following day. The room was dark and not vey clean, and the wooden floor uneven posing a trip hazard. This is not a 4 star room...a 2 in our view.
The time lag with responses was a bit trying at times, but overall very good.
Mountain bike nepal, Nepal - Feb 11 - Feb 19, 2017
I was met at the Kathmandu airport by Raj as promised. He had a cab waiting for me, and I was taken quickly to my hotel. After I settled in, Raj introduced me to Dawa who was to be my guide for the trip.
Dawa proved to be an excellent guide. He was courteous and knowledgeable. Also, Dawa was very patient with me, as uphill riding is not my strong point. The next morning, our first ride was through parts of Kathmandu and up to the Shivapuri National park. I was able to see parts of... read more
A challenging trek to annapurna base camp, Nepal - Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2017
We asked for a challenging trek- more or less two days in one- in the season at the end of the winter.
Our years long experience with Ngima Dorji Sherpa through Nepal Myths and Mountain Treks, and our guide, Karma Sherpa with whom I also are climbing many years, proved once more key to a successful and memorable week.
Ghandruk trek, Nepal - Feb 14 - Feb 16, 2017
My guide Lhakpa was a really sensitive and thoughtful man, gave me plenty of space on my own to walk and reflect but was also companiable and knowledgeable and that made the trip even more enjoyable.
He is really accomplished and personable and I would thoroughly recommend him.
Balthali village trek , Nepal - Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2017
The trip was well planned! Only thing is i wished that the porter and guide where treated more as guests than employees of the hotel. In our night at dhulikhel, the employees said that our guide & porter could only eat when they ate. While we had hot shower and luxuriously a heater, our guide and porter only had cold water. The disparity was not nice to witness
Mads was patient in answering my questions, proactive, had suggestions to my problems.
Best of the kathmandu valley in 2 days, Nepal - Feb 15 - Feb 17, 2017
It was a last minute thought about trip, however the tour got planned by Raj of Social tour through kimkim so well that it gave feel of well planned one. The tailor made trip of four day was planned perfectly with A/C car , excellent guide Mr Sushil and versatile driver Suman. It was extremely pocket friendly despite mountain view flight thrown in the package by Raj. Exposure to genuine singing bowls was a mesmerising experience among other events.
New adventure, Nepal - Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
Immediate responses. Professional and knowledgeable. Listened to my wishes and added advice.
A pro. Friendly. Trustworthy.
Archaeological sites in the sacred valley, Peru - Feb 4 - Feb 4, 2017
Steve was good at arranging the trip, dropping off the Tourist Tickets at our hotel the day before our tour, and finding us a good guide. Our guide, Aldo was just great. He was flexible and agreed to take us to Pisac earlier than planned, so we could see it while fresh. When a portion of the Pisac Inca site was inaccessible, he found a way for us to see the site by entering at a different place. No, he didn't break any laws doing so. It was a beautiful day, so he arranged for us to walk down... read more
Trip to burma, Myanmar - Feb 1 - Feb 9, 2017
It was (almost) perfect. The guides were knowledgeable -- MauMau in Mandalay was especially warm and made me feel like a good friend, not a paying customer. The drivers were on time; the hand-offs went smoothly EXCEPT for my arrival in Yangon. That, however, has already been discussed/remedied in country. I could never recommend the overnight bus from Bagan to Yangon. The bus "shimmied" constantly in addition to driving the potholes. Most uncomfortable. I realize it was inexpensive,... read more
9 day tour of colombia: tayrona park, cartagena, rosario islands, Colombia - Jan 20 - Jan 29, 2017
Nathalie was the best. We had her redo our itinerary maybe a dozen times and consistently received prompt responses and a ton of help. Nathalie even helped us with arrangements not booked through her, like finding tickets for a football game in Medellin. Within the first ten minutes of arriving to our first destination, Nathalie called us to make sure we were okay. Everything about her service exceeded our expectations.
Columbia city and country, Colombia - Jan 13 - Jan 27, 2017
The Cambio hacienda restaurant staff was mostly not interested in service, the dinners and coffee was substandard and the room was in poor condition.
Katherine was very patient with us in the planning stage and equally attentive throughout the trip.
Snow fun, Iceland - Jan 23 - Jan 28, 2017
Our trips are never predictable and this trip was no exception! I generally plan my own trips from beginning to end but this time to avoid stress, I went with an agency. Kimkim was fabulous to work with and Matthias was always there to smooth out the wrinkles and make sure we knew what was happening. We absolutely loved our adventure and will definitely consider using the agency again on future adventures!
Matthias was very concerned with making sure our trip went as smoothly as possible.... read more
Kathmandu-pokhara-nagakot sightseeing/mini hike trip, Nepal - Jan 14 - Jan 21, 2017
The trip couldn't be more perfect! Ngima ensured that everything went smoothly and even spent a fair bit of time with us. Our guide, Pemba was very knowledgeable and ensured we were safe and comfortable throughout our trek.
Booking it thorough kimkim was an easy and straightforward process. We love how we got a customised trip based on our interest and could communicate and plan everything with Ngima easily through the chat function.
We highly recommend kimkim and ngima's company as service and quality is top notch.
Experience, Iceland - Jan 7 - Jan 15, 2017
Chris did an awesome job and answered whenever i had a question!
Aurora and more, Iceland - Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
Chris was incredibly responsive and helpful. Great trip, great planning, and great follow-through.
We asked a lot of questions and he patiently got responses to all, and he helped us resolve a dispute that was not of his making.
Quito & surroundings exploration, Ecuador - Jan 7 - Jan 15, 2017
I've had the best travel experience with kimkim ever. The trip was extremely well planned and thoughtful, I'd definitely recommend this trip to everyone.
David, our local specialist, took great care of us and the attention to details were impeccable. I felt very safe and taken care of the entire trip.
Cartagena, tayrona, purace national park, Colombia - Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2017
Katherine worked very hard on our behalf, especially given the short time frame in which we were planning. She also was great while we were in country and got sick and had to revise parts of our trip. She was always available to help re-adjust. There were two of the lodging options that were disappointing. Cartagena, Tayrona and Silvia were the highlights of the trip for me.
Jordan, Jordan - Jan 11 - Jan 13, 2017
All went well and as described. We had a great time and would recommend the Kempinski Hotel at the Dead Sea. The Movenpick at Petra was very well located and the service great in both. Our guide Mansour Mansour had our visa organised n collected us from the airport n took care of everything for our whole trip. Lovely and informative man. Our guide at Petra, Neal Hamadeen, was very knowledgeable and passionate about Petra. We decided to go to the Monastery so he charged us 50 JD extra. We were... read more
Get lost in nature, Iceland - Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2016
I admire your professionalism and the attention, was amazing in trusting you guys our trip.
Tour of amman, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum , Jordan - Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2017
our guide Ali was excellent. He was very knowledgeable in all topics. We enjoyed his company immensely. Always helpful and accommodating.
Matt was very good advising us the best way to make the most of our time in Jordan
The lost city trek, Colombia - Jan 3 - Jan 7, 2017
It was chaotic from the get go
she was really lovely, however a few things could have more clear
Snaefellsnes peninsula, nye in reykjavik, golden circle, south coast, Iceland - Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2017
Everything was pretty great about our trip. Details were well drawn up and explained a lot of sites to see on the way as we drove. All very well done.
Only thing that was any sort of a snag was that our Waterfall Ice Cave tour that we booked for Jan 3rd at 10:30am apparently was transferred.... to another tour service without telling me? So as we showed up at 10:15 to the meeting area for our 10:30am tour - with my ticket saying 'paid in full' to Arctic Adventures (whom I had... read more
Jordan quick trip, Jordan - Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
Both our guide and driver were excellent. The major disappointment was the Al Capitan camp. The room lacked heating and the hot water was luke warm. We did not feel it was up to the standard we were expecting. I got a cold due to the coldness.
Trekking over christmas at the edge of kathmandu, Nepal - Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2016
hi there: Our guide and porters were excellent! The first night accommodation was 1 star and that's being generous. I was under the impression that it was going to be a 3 star. Apparently our family of 7 cost $20 USD total to stay there, which is no surprise, as camping would have been more glamorous. I don't know why the tour company went so cheap on us, obviously to save money, but it wasn't fair, given we weren't told we were going to be in a 1 star of less, and if I had known this, I... read more
Nature and wildlife tour, Nepal - Nov 19 - Nov 30, 2016
The organization was superb. We do these kind of trips a lot and I can honestly say that we have never had one as well organized as this one. At every step, the drivers or guides were always ready for us and every aspect happened like clockwork. We live in Germany where you expect that kind of organization, but to enjoy it in Nepal hardly seemed possible. Our congratulations on a job well done! Also, the guides were all fantastic - friendly and knowledgeable. Most national parks in the world... read more
Northern lights, Iceland - Dec 3 - Dec 10, 2016
Overall the trip was fantastic. While I think that it was near perfect, the number of things that were on our itinerary were too many and the number of daylight hours were just not enough.
I think that Chris could have been more clear advising us about the short daylight hours. (I too claim responsibility for not delving further into this) but otherwise Chris did a great job. He was accessible and was quick to respond to any questions before and during the trip. He offered a number of suggestions based on our first discussion.
40th birthday shortbreak, Iceland - Dec 16 - Dec 18, 2016
So we are on our return now from our wonderful yet short trip. Nothing but praise and recommendation for the service and itinerary drawn together here. Thank you so much for the clear communication, ease of service, thoughtfulness and assistance. Everything went so well and with ease. My husband has really enjoyed his birthday surprise.
We were very pleased with the Northern Lights Tour by Amazing Tours. So much better than the mini-bus Tours on offer everywhere else. The guys we had... read more
Petra/wadi rum tour, Jordan - Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2016
I really appreciate this service and the help Matt Loveland provided. A couple things could help improve the process.
1) This is the first time I tried kimkim, I really like the idea and hope to see it grow. It really lends it self to setting up last minute plans. So with that in mind, it did take a while (2 days) to get an initial response. We were just about to make other plans when we finally heard back.
2) Some kind of printable confirmation to show to people when we arrive... read more
Colombia overview, Colombia - Dec 4 - Dec 11, 2016
Nathalie was fantastic in helping me plan my trip in such short notice (4 days prior to travel). All of my accommodations were in the heart of each city, and had an authentic local feel to them (Just what I asked for). Nathalie also sent me plenty of restaurant recommendations, and additional activities we could take advantage of on our free time. She kept in touch with me throughout the trip and she went above and beyond to quickly resolve a minor issue I had.
Overall great, despite one of... read more
View mt everest, Nepal - Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2016
Raj was extremely helpful from the very first day. He was very approachable. He was also very hospitable after we arrived in Nepal. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip and will definitely be recommending both Raj (Social Tours) and Kimkim to future travellers.
Manaslu circuit trek, Nepal - Nov 13 - Nov 25, 2016
Took great care in ensuring everything went smoothly
Ghorepani poonhill trek, Nepal - Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
We have been home for about one and a half weeks now. We are really happy with how our trip went. The views were stunning and I think that both me and Victor would like to return someday for a longer trek. Thank you for all the help. It would have been some much harder to do without you two.
Ngima and our guide Lhakpa were great and everything just worked.
Japan trip | 2016, Japan - Nov 15 - Nov 24, 2016
We had a great trip! It made planning easier as we could focus more on what we wanted to see and less about what hotels to stay in. One of the hotels in particular, the ryokan in Kinugawa, was definitely not something we would have chosen ourselves and was a highlight of the trip.
One of things that could have been improved would have been a clearer picture of how the process worked. It wasn't clear when hotels would be booked, when final payment would be required, and expectations of what... read more
Caitlin and griffin’s week in nepal, Nepal - Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2016
The group chat option made planning very easy for everyone to be involved in real time, and Alex and Amanda were both always immediately responsive.
Amanda was wonderful during the planning process in making suggestions, fulfilling our requests, and providing insight and advice on the local area. Again, she was also always available to us prior to the trip, and she made a point of seeing us three times when we were actually in Kathmandu, which was totally above and beyond what she needed to do and very much appreciated.
First trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 8 - Nov 18, 2016
We had soooo much fun and learnt a lot so it might just be that these are things we know for next time but a heads up about the timing between getting to Pokhara and actually starting the trek would have bee nice, just to allow us to maybe leave more stuff behind. Then again we too way too much for the whole trip so will definitely do that better next time.
Amanda we immensely helpful and just so nice as well. She tried to accommodate all our requests and we felt very safe in her hands
Agata’s nar phu and kathmandu explorer, Nepal - Oct 28 - Nov 12, 2016
This was our first time in Nepal and we fell in love with it. Our little adventure was perfect. Our guides, Chhiri and Birbol were amazing.
We truly felt like a little team over the few days we spent together in the mountains. The trek was out of this world. Staying in the little villages of Nar and Phu valley was a special experience, experience that we will never forget.
Our retreat in Pokhara was such a treat, so were the last couple days in Kathmandu.
Before the trip, Mads... read more
Three passes trek nepal, Nepal - Nov 1 - Nov 17, 2016
I was grateful to have found a resource like Kimkim to go to. I was overwhelmed trying to find a reliable tour company in Nepal and having your recommendation took all the guess work out and that was really awesome.
Ngima was extremely responsive right from the start and was actively monitoring how our trip was going throughout. We got an excellent pre trip catch up and post trip meeting.
Raylene and friends custom tour of nepal , Nepal - Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2016
Our trip was near perfect and we had a wonderful time.
Our only hiccup was the trek. We understood that we would just meander through the hills slowly rising, whereas this was not the case.
Amanda was really helpful and answered our questions promptly with lots of detail.
Great to have someone with first hand knowledge.
Our only suggestion would be that she does the treks as we were told there was only a few steps. Debbie's had a knee replacement so she was quite concerned about there being steps.
Active 8 day adventure on snaefellsnes peninsula and south coast, Iceland - Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2016
Only reason I went with not perfect was a couple of days didnt seem busy enough. But given the last minute nature of the trip, Harpa was Awesome!!!
5 day south coast adventure, Iceland - Nov 8 - Nov 13, 2016
The tour guide Begga was super nice , on time, and we always felt felt and comfortable with her.
A few things that could have been done better:
1- it would have been nice to have received a detailed itinerary before getting there (we had a 5 line itinerary before the trip).
2- more information (geography, history) about the places we were seeing/visiting
Kristin helped organize the trip and all that we decided to do, we did it.
Grimsborgir was pretty desolated so we would have... read more
Khopra ridge trek, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2016
This was my first trip to Nepal, and my first trekking experience. Ngima and his staff took care of all the details. We were greeted on arrival in Nepal, which made us feel welcome and warm. In our initial meeting, we were introduced to Lhakpa, our guide for our 7 day trek. Lhakpa was a great guide. He was very patient and flexible. He was able to tailor our trek as we went according to our needs and abilities. After our trek, we decided we wanted to add an Everest mountain flight to... read more
6 days of trekking and culture, Nepal - Nov 1 - Nov 6, 2016
I had to follow up a pick up time and itinerary several times. The first guide was late, thought I was being transferred to a different hotel, because he had his bike we walked for a decent while before being able to get a taxi which would take us and the bike.
The cycle tour was quite good. But the ending was disappointing being a festival there was no pizza and a drink. We found a place to have a drink and I was left to pay for my own taxi back to the hotel.
The following day the... read more
Family trip to nepal - ktm, trekking and chitwan, Nepal - Oct 23 - Nov 5, 2016
Social Tours couldn't have been better - we'd recommend them to anyone. They pulled together a fantastic trip and were very accommodating of requests we made whilst out there. The guides were great, too.
Pikey peak, Nepal - Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2016
I have just returned from a 6 days Pikey Peak tour with Nepal Myth and Mountain Trails. HIGHLY recommended tour company! Very organized and professional company. The owner of the company, Ngima is very passionate and concerned about making the guest's experience a memorable one. My guide, Pembac did a great job giving me a lot of interesting information about mountain trails and culture of Nepalese people. These guys absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way. Thank you Nepal Myth and Mountain Trails!
Mini iceland exploration, Iceland - Oct 8 - Oct 12, 2016
This was a very well planned trip. We really enjoyed the first night in Egilsstadir as well as the road trip to Vik. We wish we'd ha done extra day to do a bit more hiking as we ended up spending extra time in Vik.
Joost helped with every single step of this trip and was amazing with returning emails. The one time I reached out on the first day of the trip we received a quick response from one of his team members. Fantastic service!!
Manaslu circuit trek, Nepal - Oct 14 - Nov 1, 2016
Really outstanding local agent, guide and porter and wonderful experience overall. The only thing that could have been better is for the route to start in Soti Kola and end in Dharapani because the itinerary as is included 2.5 days of walking on roads with jeeps whizzing by. By cutting these 2.5 days on the roads you could add a couple days exploring up high and keep to the same overall 16 day length. I don't blame the Nepalese for wanting more roads but I don't want to trek on them. Make... read more
Manaslu circuit trek, Nepal - Sep 29 - Oct 17, 2016
The trip was great, and the track is outstanding. At the last night, we had a taste what annapurna circuit would be like. The land space looked amazing also but far too many other trackers and quite touristy. Happy with the choice of manaslu. The organisation regarding transport and accommodation were good, it is easi r to have your private transports Than going on the public bus and avoid the walking in on the first day to soti kola. As the days went on, we trusted more the guide and the... read more
Manaslu and the tsum valley, Nepal - Oct 2 - Oct 22, 2016
Early notice that Tsum valley was closed eas very helpful, so that we had the right passes to go to Nar-Phu. Guide was excellent, very attentive, spoke fluent English, and accommodated our changes tho the itinerary.
Really responsive to our pre-trip questions and the face tho face meetings were also really helpful.
Khopra danda trek, Nepal - Oct 9 - Oct 19, 2016
I guess my two suggestions would be: 1. You don't necessarily have to spend the night in Hile, especially when you have a car arranged to pick you up there. I guess for those that have a tighter schedule. 2. When you do stay overnight in Hile just as we did, in hindsight we would have had no problem to walk the next day to Biretanthi. I mean the car was perfect and we had I think the best driver of the whole of Nepal, yet it feels a bit like we bother the villagers and trekkers that did walk... read more
Ghorepani trek, Nepal - Oct 7 - Oct 11, 2016
Very satisfied with all aspects of the trip, from planning through to the final goodbyes to our guides.
Friendly and helpful and more - which other operator would invite us to a local bar and then buy is a drink? Wonderful person!
Manaslu circuit trek, Nepal - Sep 6 - Oct 1, 2016
Very easy to book, great system to ask questions and get answers. The system flows creating a great overall experience.
Mads and team were fantastic and made us feel taken care of from start to finish. We had obstacles come up which required adjusting our itinerary , Mads and team were able to accommodate and offer alternative recommendations that fit what we wanted.
Highlights of croatia from zagreb to dubrovnik - one week itinerary , Croatia - Sep 21 - Oct 1, 2016
Podestine was a little far from town and accommodations of room were not great i.e. Sheet for blanket, shower did not drain, however Lara at the desk was amazing! Sailing trip did not have much time for swimming and snorkeling, majority was sitting on the boat, skipper was nice but would not recommend. Plitvice was amazing as well as accomadations, Dubrovnik is beautiful and Zagreb did not disappoint!
Tom's 5-day trip to iceland, Iceland - Sep 15 - Sep 19, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and appreciated the recommendations for restaurants and hotels. We don't usually use a travel agent, but for Iceland it was hard to know what to fit in for a quick 5 day trip, and Bjorn was great. Very easy to work with and responsive to our requests. He not only arranged airport transfers, he also set up a ride to the rental car, made sure we had a gps loaded with key spots, and gave us a phone to use with his contact info as well as all the other information we needed.
Khopra danda community trek, Nepal - Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2016
I was well taken care of the whole time! Thanks guys for planning this trip for me and getting me where I needed to go! The hotel at the end of my trek was amazing!! Thanks again:)