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Wales and stonehenge / london, Wales - Jun 8 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Angelle L. - Local specialist: Daniel Bradnam

We had a great time in Wales and the English countryside! Thank you to our local specialist, Daniel, who provided five-star service! (Excellent communication, useful advice, super responsive and paid attention to our trip details). We had an unexpected missed flight connection, and he jumped in to adjust our itinerary. We were truly in the hands of a professional! The local tours he confirmed were inspiring and personalized to my family. The guides adapted to what we liked and adjusted... read more

We had a great time in Wales and the English countryside! Thank you to our local specialist, Daniel, who provided five-star service! (Excellent communication, useful advice, super responsive and paid attention to our trip details). We had an unexpected missed flight connection, and he jumped in to adjust our itinerary. We were truly in the hands of a professional! The local tours he confirmed were inspiring and personalized to my family. The guides adapted to what we liked and adjusted the timing to best suit us. Excellent fun in Wales and down to Stonehenge for history and mystery. Noted: Every guide or driver was on time, courteous, and accommodating. Thank you!

Italy, Italy - Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2019

Traveler: Kailey P. - Local specialist: Emi Carletti

The planning portion with Edmondo and Valentina were great and a huge relief. They worked very hard and efficiently to answer my questions and address my needs. It was nice to have the trains all booked ahead of time. We weren't too excited about our hotel choices, we felt as though they weren't really 4 stars, and the hotel in Florence was out of the way.

During the actual trip, we hit a few snags and we think it may be a miscommunication between KimKim and the tour groups chosen.
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The planning portion with Edmondo and Valentina were great and a huge relief. They worked very hard and efficiently to answer my questions and address my needs. It was nice to have the trains all booked ahead of time. We weren't too excited about our hotel choices, we felt as though they weren't really 4 stars, and the hotel in Florence was out of the way.

During the actual trip, we hit a few snags and we think it may be a miscommunication between KimKim and the tour groups chosen.
In Rome, we went to our meeting spot for the Skip the Line Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum tour at the designated time (15 minutes prior) as directed on the final itinerary. When we arrived there at Romaround, the desk worker told us that we needed to be there 30 minutes earlier and pushed us to the next tour that was 2 hours later. After killing time, we came back and another couple experienced the same issue. When they asked to be put on an earlier tour, their request was granted...meanwhile, my husband and I sat there with no offer of jumping into that tour. After I spoke to the desk worker, he said at first that we couldn't move up, yet another worker was able to make it happen.
For our Vatican Tour the following day, we experienced the same issue. We were given a choice of 10am or 11:30am, the only requirement being that we show up to the tour agency a half hour early. My husband and I showed up an HOUR early for the 11:30am tour and we were immediately told we had to go on the 12:30pm tour because other people had walked in earlier and took our spots. We feel that an easy solution could be put in place at this particular agency; simply hold the spot for visitors who went through a planning agency (like KimKim), tell walk-ins that there are possible spots available but they need to wait, and if they don't show up, then give those spots to walk-ins.
Giving walk-ins priority over people who made weeks in advance was upsetting. This was also frustrating because we knew we were in a time crunch with a later activity.

Again, I greatly appreciate the time my specialists put into my trip, tailoring it to what we wanted. The timing and level of expertise was above and beyond what I expected. However, I was greatly disappointed in the tour agencies chosen in Rome (Florence and Venice tour agencies were awesome) -- hopefully there are other Rome tour guides you can consult with.

Sailing in croatia: everything you need to know, Croatia - Jun 14 - Jun 19, 2019

Traveler: Jeffrey H. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Our trip sailing the islands of Dalmatia was awesome! Veselka took care to respond to all of our requests on details. The master stroke was Dubravko--the owner of the 43 foot sailboat that we made home for 5 nights. He treated us as family. We loved hearing the stories and history of Vis, Brac and Hvar. He continuously showed us the places to see "off the beaten path" as well as letting us see the well-known places. Loved Stari Grad--they were having an evening of traditional dance and... read more

Our trip sailing the islands of Dalmatia was awesome! Veselka took care to respond to all of our requests on details. The master stroke was Dubravko--the owner of the 43 foot sailboat that we made home for 5 nights. He treated us as family. We loved hearing the stories and history of Vis, Brac and Hvar. He continuously showed us the places to see "off the beaten path" as well as letting us see the well-known places. Loved Stari Grad--they were having an evening of traditional dance and song for Hvar. He made sure we had front row seats. We had a great time on the water and onshore. I can't imagine a better captain. We really loved everything about the experience.

Sheela

Cambodia trip, Cambodia - Jun 16 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Sheela B. - Local specialist: Steve Lidgey

Steve and his team took such great care of us throughout the trip! Our two guides, Pich and Dy, were wonderful as they helped navigate us around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Not only did they show us the sites but they were helpful in recommending places to visit as well. The itinerary crafted by Steve was well thought out and was very accommodating to my family since we could only walk a few miles per day. I highly recommend using this agency for any future Cambodia travels!

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Steve Lidgey, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sheela,
Many thanks for taking the time to review our services. That really helps future travellers.
We were pleased to welcome you to the Kingdom of Wonder and it seems like both you and your parents have happy memories. Do let us know if you ever plan to return.
Best regards from a sunny Siem Reap in rainy season!
Steve.

Spain 2019, Spain - Jun 14 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Paula K. - Local specialist: Sam Lister

Sam was fantastic. His communication was superb, he listened to our requests well and provided excellent experiences coordinated by reliable, on-time, friendly, competent and helpful drivers and guides. He made us reservations at restaurants with unbelievable vistas - we couldn't believe our views in Granada and in Ronda - once-in-a-lifetime dining! Our guide in Seville was our favorite - Delia was kind, helpful, friendly, engaging and professional. The bike ride she took us on was... read more

Sam was fantastic. His communication was superb, he listened to our requests well and provided excellent experiences coordinated by reliable, on-time, friendly, competent and helpful drivers and guides. He made us reservations at restaurants with unbelievable vistas - we couldn't believe our views in Granada and in Ronda - once-in-a-lifetime dining! Our guide in Seville was our favorite - Delia was kind, helpful, friendly, engaging and professional. The bike ride she took us on was fabulous and tapas and Flamenco was delicious and captivating. The bull fight was an unforgettable experience and visiting the Bull farm on the same day was perfect timing. We loved all the towns we saw and enjoyed being in cities as well as the country side. Overall an EXCELLENT trip and we will be recommending KimKim to our friends as well as using this service again ourselves. FIVE STARS!!!

Trip to greece, Greece - Jun 11 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Stacey B. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

It was a fantastic trip for our family. Greece was beautiful and the people we met were all so wonderful. All transfers were smooth except the ferries. The assigned seats on our tickets didn't work and we got bumped to a different ferry, which was confusing, but all in all we made it to Santorini and Crete. The guides, and I wish i could remember all of their names, were so all wonderful. Especially for our tour in Athens (Maria??), Delphi (Kristoff??), Akrotiri, Heraklion (George) and... read more

It was a fantastic trip for our family. Greece was beautiful and the people we met were all so wonderful. All transfers were smooth except the ferries. The assigned seats on our tickets didn't work and we got bumped to a different ferry, which was confusing, but all in all we made it to Santorini and Crete. The guides, and I wish i could remember all of their names, were so all wonderful. Especially for our tour in Athens (Maria??), Delphi (Kristoff??), Akrotiri, Heraklion (George) and Vamos (George??). I'm so bad with names, sorry. The accommodations were great, especially in Santorini and Athens. The lodging in Chania... I personally wouldn't recommend, but my husband liked it. :)

As for Harris and the Travel 12 Team - fantastic job as well. Harris was always so quick to respond and really understood the importance of good food and lodging that my husband described. He truly listened and was very helpful. And that "Welcome to Greece" dinner at Manh Manh was simply INCREDIBLE!!! We only wished we could have gotten back to that restaurant.

Thank you again for everything
Stacey Bland

Dalmatian coast self-drive tour - 12 days, Croatia - Jun 7 - Jun 18, 2019

Traveler: James S. - Local specialist: AndAdventure Croatia

This was an amazing trip. Our itinerary was great with enough time to really get a feel for each place. Our lodgings were great, and all were located close to all major attractions. We spent time in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, and Zagreb. All were great. Our personalized tours in Split with Nives and in Zagreb with Vlatka were fantastic and really informative. Our lodging in Hvar was especially great. Our host, Mila, was so welcoming. She invited us in to her... read more

This was an amazing trip. Our itinerary was great with enough time to really get a feel for each place. Our lodgings were great, and all were located close to all major attractions. We spent time in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, and Zagreb. All were great. Our personalized tours in Split with Nives and in Zagreb with Vlatka were fantastic and really informative. Our lodging in Hvar was especially great. Our host, Mila, was so welcoming. She invited us in to her kitchen with her and her friends and we shared wine and food and wonderful conversation. Our wine and dinner tour in Hvar was great with a great dinner in an abandoned village above Hvar town, Malo Grablje. What a neat experience strolling through the ruins up to restaurant with great service and great scenery. Though crowded, the national parks we visited (Krka and Plitvice) were beautiful, and I highly recommend them. Veselka planned our trip wonderfully. She was responsive to our questions and concerns. She personally met at us the ferry port in Split to take us to our lodging. There was one minor glitch in trip requiring us to rush to cabs to get to a ferry. Veselka responded rapidly and resolved the issue. When we arrived at our ferry destination three hours later our greeter presented us with an envelop of cash to reimburse our cab fare. I could not have asked for a better vacation and a better planner than Veselka. I highly recommend her and her company. Anyone uncertain about visiting Croatia should get over it. It is a beautiful country with wonderful people, incredible history, great roads, and great food!

Jacqui

Places most travelers miss (but shouldn't) in india, India - May 29 - Jun 19, 2019

Traveler: Jacqui O. - Local specialist: Priya Dikshit

We’ve just finished our Indian Odyssey, all superbly organised by Priya from kimkim. Three perfectly coordinated weeks of travel adventure & Priya was with us all the way. It felt like she was constantly in the background ensuring everything ran smoothly, that we were happy & liaising with our driver & hotels to ensure we had the best of times. Priya put together a fantastic mix of travel, adventure, activities, & relaxation using a mix of hotels; some super luxury, some more basic, some... read more

We’ve just finished our Indian Odyssey, all superbly organised by Priya from kimkim. Three perfectly coordinated weeks of travel adventure & Priya was with us all the way. It felt like she was constantly in the background ensuring everything ran smoothly, that we were happy & liaising with our driver & hotels to ensure we had the best of times. Priya put together a fantastic mix of travel, adventure, activities, & relaxation using a mix of hotels; some super luxury, some more basic, some historical, some querky but all really good. We couldn’t be happier. For the full 3 weeks we knew Priya was working in the background for our enjoyment. She called us every few days for a chat & report on how we felt the trip was going. We thought this was really good and it gave us confidence in what we were doing. She made the whole planning of the trip easy. Prompt and polite and always on hand with solutions and suggestions during the planning stage. She asked a few questions as to what we enjoy doing and magically produced a great itinerary. The local agent she used to represent kimkim, Active India was fabulous and every member of that team punctual, professional & polite. Puran, our driver was superb, he kept us safe, got us everywhere without any issue and totally focussed on our comfort and enjoyment. Totally reliable - there every step of the way. If we did a train journey an Active India rep magically appeared at our seat at destination to assist with bags & getting to the car, they took us to checkin counters at airports - all making the trip totally stress free.
We highly recommend Priya from KimKim to plan your Indian trip & need to extend a big thank you to the whole team for enduring our trip was so fantastic.

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Priya Dikshit, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jacqui,
Thank you for your appreciation and the time you took out for feedback !

We value your thoughts and it was a real pleasure helping you through the itinerary and tour. In addition I am grateful to you for recommending us to others.
We would surely love to see you in India again.

Thanks
Priya

Group departure - best walks in slovenia - 8 days, Slovenia - Jun 16 - Jun 23, 2019

Traveler: Paulette T. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Couldn't ask for some one more prompt in his response like Miha, the travel specialist. Kudos to Primoz, my guide, for his patience with a level-zero noob like me from the city. Loads of gratitude to my warm hearted travel companions from Spain.
Slovenia is an amazing travel destination with so much to offer - spectacular natural beauty, hospitable locals, delightful experiences and awesome food. I will remember this vacation for a long time.

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Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Paulette! Thank you so much for this amazing feedback! I am glad you "melted" with the Spanish team and enjoyed your holidays, pushed your limits and get to experience something extraordinary. It was a pleasure having you! Warm wishes from Slovenia!

Hike & bike in slovenia, Slovenia - Jun 9 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Sherry A. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

We just returned from a fabulous Slovenia holiday with our itinerary designed by Miha at Slo trips. Everything went like clock work from the moment we arrived in Venice. All our transports were courteous and timely. All our accommodations were clean and lovely. The huts and hotels all had been informed of our arrival and we had no surprises. The restaurants and activities that were recommended by Slotrips were phenomenal. Our guide Aljaz was the absolute best!! He was knowledgeable,... read more

We just returned from a fabulous Slovenia holiday with our itinerary designed by Miha at Slo trips. Everything went like clock work from the moment we arrived in Venice. All our transports were courteous and timely. All our accommodations were clean and lovely. The huts and hotels all had been informed of our arrival and we had no surprises. The restaurants and activities that were recommended by Slotrips were phenomenal. Our guide Aljaz was the absolute best!! He was knowledgeable, accommodating, easy going, a superb driver and just plain fun!!! We all loved him. I would highly recommend this trip and especially the service provided by Miha and Slotrips!!!!

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Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Sherry for bringing this group of happy & fun travelers! You were the absolute best! :))) Wish you happy travels in the future and if you come back anytime: you know where to find us! :)

Discover norway's cities, Norway - Jun 11 - Jun 24, 2019

Traveler: Mark L. - Local specialist: Ingrid Thornes

We had a wonderful trip. All the upfront organization and communication by Ingrid was excellent. The itinerary was perfect. The hotels, ship accommodations and transportation options were great. We loved the mix of the cities and the natural beauty of Norway. Thanks.

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Ingrid Thornes, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mark,
Thank you so much for your time writing this review! I am so so happy to hear that you had a good time here and to hear that Norway is one of the most beautiful countries you have been to. That warms my heart!

All the best to you and your family!

Kristy

Moroccan towns & imperial cities - 5 days, Morocco - Jun 8 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Kristy T. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

I am one of the kimkim staff based in Lima, Peru and just recently got back from a mother/daughter trip to Morocco organized by Brahim and his team and it was amazing! Everything was carefully coordinated by Brahim, just how we wanted. He was always tentative to our needs before, during, and even after our trip was done. He even surprised my mom with a birthday cake on her birthday. He was great! We also had a private driver that we loved, he took us from one region to the next, his name was... read more

I am one of the kimkim staff based in Lima, Peru and just recently got back from a mother/daughter trip to Morocco organized by Brahim and his team and it was amazing! Everything was carefully coordinated by Brahim, just how we wanted. He was always tentative to our needs before, during, and even after our trip was done. He even surprised my mom with a birthday cake on her birthday. He was great! We also had a private driver that we loved, he took us from one region to the next, his name was Rachid, and we could not thank him enough! He was always on time, made sure we had everything we needed along the way during the drives, and even stopped to show us around certain towns along the way. We always felt safe with him and taken care of! The highlight of our trip was definitely the night we spent in the desert, so if you have time to add it, I recommend you do! Our photos speak for themselves. Thanks again Brahim, Rachid, and the rest of the team in Morocco!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Kristy,

I am very happy to hear you loved your stays in my country and your travel experience with your mum, so, thank you very much for your feedback. It's priceless to have the chance to hear about your adventure, and my providers will also be super happy to receive this feedback (Your driver Rachid, the Riads, the Sahara camp provider ...etc) which encourages them all to keep their excellent services, the same it helps me and my future travelers as well to learn and organise more dream trips together.

Till next time, I am wishing you all the best,

Brahim

JoAnne

Trip to albania, Albania - Jun 4 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: JoAnne C. - Local specialist: Ed Reeves

I really don’t know where to start. My trip to Albania so exceeded my expectations and I think a lot of that is owed to Ed Reeves who listened to me about what I was looking for in my trip and planned it for me perfectly! Also, he was always very quick to respond to my emails with all my many questions. Then there were our two guides/drivers, Henri Manushi and Elton (I forget his last name )who were absolutely incredible. The 10-day trip that Ed planned was in Southern Albania and it... read more

I really don’t know where to start. My trip to Albania so exceeded my expectations and I think a lot of that is owed to Ed Reeves who listened to me about what I was looking for in my trip and planned it for me perfectly! Also, he was always very quick to respond to my emails with all my many questions. Then there were our two guides/drivers, Henri Manushi and Elton (I forget his last name )who were absolutely incredible. The 10-day trip that Ed planned was in Southern Albania and it was for myself and my 26 year old daughter. Much of the travel took place on rocky dirt roads that often ran along or through mountains. We always felt totally safe in the hands of Henri (and Elton) . Their skill on this type of terrain was impressive (as well as a lot of fun) . There are so many memorable places and experiences that I have. One of my favorite was when we set off on a picnic lunch. Henri had heard about an area and set off to find it. We followed dirt roads and then left the roadway for a path that he made his way through which eventually opened up to the most beautiful spot. We set out a blanket and had a wonderful lunch and then afterwards we all just lied on our backs and enjoyed the beautiful clouds. It was just perfect!

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Ed Reeves, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks, JoAnne - so glad the trip went well and you appreciated Albania. Henri and Elton really enjoyed showing you the south of the country. And thanks too for uploading such great photos! Hope you can make it back one day - the north is waiting...

Slovenia self guided walking tour, Slovenia - Jun 12 - Jun 23, 2019

Traveler: Susan G. - Local specialist: Katja Rogelj

Overall this was a great concept and great trip. Gorgeous scenery, perfect accommodation, attention to detailing and availability by kim Kim and slotrips was perfect. We would recommend this trip. As we were on t he “non-guided” trip some of the trails are not marked, so stay on the blue line on phone given you. We would also advice asking locals before you get on trail as they know where the trails are and alternates. Especially after severe weather, as we experienced. A couple of our... read more

Overall this was a great concept and great trip. Gorgeous scenery, perfect accommodation, attention to detailing and availability by kim Kim and slotrips was perfect. We would recommend this trip. As we were on t he “non-guided” trip some of the trails are not marked, so stay on the blue line on phone given you. We would also advice asking locals before you get on trail as they know where the trails are and alternates. Especially after severe weather, as we experienced. A couple of our roads were blocked due to weather but there were alternate routes around. People /hikers are friendly, accommodation fantastic, and this is a great country to visit and a great concept to have a smartphone with trail details and a “demanding voice” to tell when off course. :)

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Katja Rogelj, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Susan,

I am honoured to have had the opportunity to create a lovely trip for you and am happy to see that overall you have enjoyed the tour! :)

The self-guided tours are truly a great way to explore Slovenia, moreover to peak into the unbeaten path areas, which lead to unmarked areas, where the detailed navigation takes care of the guidance. The beautiful sights, unknown terrain and crossroads might be overwhelming sometimes, thus the foot might set off course, which adds some... read more

Dear Susan,

I am honoured to have had the opportunity to create a lovely trip for you and am happy to see that overall you have enjoyed the tour! :)

The self-guided tours are truly a great way to explore Slovenia, moreover to peak into the unbeaten path areas, which lead to unmarked areas, where the detailed navigation takes care of the guidance. The beautiful sights, unknown terrain and crossroads might be overwhelming sometimes, thus the foot might set off course, which adds some distance and exploring the surrounding nature. But you have managed the challenge amazingly!
The marked trails lead along the frequently walked paths, maintained by the Slovenian mountain club and regional municipalities, hence we do our best to know the actual conditions and provide the detours to ensure safe passing for our travellers. The weather sometimes can cause changes, thus challenge a hiker to overcome a tree log every now and then, yet we are always here for you to provide solutions over the phone and applications for safe passing. We will keep trying to make our hiking trips even better, so the "demanding voice" won't feel the need to speak. :)

I am grateful for the recommendation of Slotrips and Kim Kim and excited to know that you loved our country, accommodations and people so much!

Thank you and welcome back to explore Slovenia with us - there is more! :)
Katja Rogelj

Greek islands, Greece - May 25 - Jun 3, 2019

Traveler: Cheryl A. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Christos was very helpful with the planning of our trip to Greece. He was prompt with his responses and he listened and adjusted the itinerary according to our needs and requests. Everything went exactly as scheduled and when we had an issue with one of the excursions, he was understanding and did his best to handle things expeditiously. We visited Athens, Aegina, Hydra and Spetses. We thoroughly enjoyed each place, but the Hotel Rastoni in Aegina was especially beautiful. I would not hesitate to use kimkim again!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Cheryl
Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy that you had a nice trip in Greece. I need to say that we had a very good communication from the beginning and we made really the good choices during the planning phase.
Hope to see you again in Greece!
Best regards
Christos

Hollis

Spencer's bar mitzvah trip, France - Jun 13 - Jun 23, 2019

Traveler: Hollis H. - Local specialist: Stephen Molloy

Overall, we had a wonderful trip. In general, the excursions Stephen planned and booked for us were a big hit all the way around. A couple didn't quite make the grade, and I'll mention below specific thoughts on some of the elements of the trip.
The hotel in Paris was not up to the standards it should be to be rated 3 stars. I would not recommend it to anyone. The first room they gave us was ridiculously small for 3 people. The lamp shade was torn, the bathroom sink fixture was broken and the... read more

Overall, we had a wonderful trip. In general, the excursions Stephen planned and booked for us were a big hit all the way around. A couple didn't quite make the grade, and I'll mention below specific thoughts on some of the elements of the trip.
The hotel in Paris was not up to the standards it should be to be rated 3 stars. I would not recommend it to anyone. The first room they gave us was ridiculously small for 3 people. The lamp shade was torn, the bathroom sink fixture was broken and the tilt of the ceiling was such that anyone standing up would bump their head. We asked to be changed, and they were able to accommodate us. The second room was better, but still had issues. The towel bar under the sink was broken, which I mentioned to the staff, but they didn't repair it. A shelf was missing in the shower, and only bare screws showed. The hotel is in a lovely area walking distance to many different attractions, or a short subway ride. Their morning breakfast room was also very nice, and the breakfast they served was very good. The front desk staff seemed inattentive at best.
The Louvre tour was excellent, including a very good guide.
The tour guide for the tour of Montmarte was outstanding. She really knew her art and art history, and was very cheerful and pleasant.
Chunnel to England was the way to go - easy and smooth.
Our hotel in London was very nice, except they put us in a basement room. There was a lingering smell of mold and mildew in the corner of the room, which was unpleasant. Other than that, it was fine. We probably should have asked to change rooms, but repacking bags, etc. is a drag.
London Eye and Tower of London were great fun.
We missed the Sherlock Holmes tour due to us going to the wrong meeting place. I highly suggest you don't include the address for the company that runs the tour since that isn't the meeting place. Or at least pull the meeting place information up much higher - above the address of the tour company.
The speedboat ride on the Thames River was a blast. Highly recommend for people who don't easily get upset stomachs. Very fun.
The Buckingham Palace tour was excellent - including a fantastic tour guide.
The Jack the Ripper tour should be booked only with STRONG warnings that it is incredibly graphic and provides far too much information on just how each and every woman was killed and dismembered. Seriously, this tour is not for the faint of heart, or young children. There was a 10 year-old on our tour who was way too young to be hearing much of the tour. I had to turn my head away from some of the slides he showed. Don't book people on this tour unless they're well-informed on what they'll be hearing and seeing.
All the drivers we had were pleasant and well-informed. Only one driver - the one from the Paris train station to our hotel in Paris - seemed a bit clueless and not particularly interested in doing a good job. Everyone else was very professional.
We really enjoyed our vacation, and are happy we used KimKim.

Active athens & the cyclades - 7 days, Greece - Jun 15 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Jen B. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

Our tour consisted of Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Harris and the rest of the Kimkim team was very responsive in answering our questions as we built our itinerary. The only thing we didn't really get any value out of was the visit to the farm, prior to the delicious home-cooked meal that the cooking class made. We also didn't agree that the caged rabbits should be picked up by their ears, which the tour guide assured us was okay. We also didn't like seeing that the eight rabbits were... read more

Our tour consisted of Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Harris and the rest of the Kimkim team was very responsive in answering our questions as we built our itinerary. The only thing we didn't really get any value out of was the visit to the farm, prior to the delicious home-cooked meal that the cooking class made. We also didn't agree that the caged rabbits should be picked up by their ears, which the tour guide assured us was okay. We also didn't like seeing that the eight rabbits were in a small caged, all cramped together.

Other than this, the rest of the trip and the accommodations were great! Although the hotel in Athens was a typical, small European hotel, it was very close to Acropolis Hill and the major sites. The Mykronos hotel was great, other than the Air Conditioning didn't work well, so we had to open the windows at night. The staff at the Mykonos hotel was top notch!!! Lastly, the hotel in Santorini had a great view and nice hospitality, but would have been nice to been in one with a small pool, as many hotels beside us had.

Overall, a great trip!!!! Would definitely use Kimkim, again, as they were very easy to plan our trip, based on our wants/needs.

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Harris Bitsounis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jen,

Thank you very much for for finding the time to write this review. Your feedback is really valuable for us and of course for the future travelers. I am really happy that you enjoyed your trip and I will be more than happy to organize your next trip to Greece!

Best regards,
Harris

Hike & bike in slovenia, Slovenia - Jun 9 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Mathias S. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

What an amazing trip! A beautiful country with friendly interesting people and the perfect itinerary. It’s hard to express how impressed I was at every step of the way with the planning and organization that Miha, his team at Slotrips, and our guide, Aljaž, delivered. Bravo guys!!!
From the outset, the organization of the itinerary, with the explanations, and various options presented on the Kim Kim App let me know that I was in for a exciting experience. The group communication,... read more

What an amazing trip! A beautiful country with friendly interesting people and the perfect itinerary. It’s hard to express how impressed I was at every step of the way with the planning and organization that Miha, his team at Slotrips, and our guide, Aljaž, delivered. Bravo guys!!!
From the outset, the organization of the itinerary, with the explanations, and various options presented on the Kim Kim App let me know that I was in for a exciting experience. The group communication, coordination, and sorting out of various people’s issues worked beautifully and was very reassuring. We knew we were in good hands.
The personal itinerary that each person could save as an app on their smartphone and share with friends and family was such a great touch. We always had access to it and could easily use it to discuss what was coming next, what we wanted to do, and when and where we needed to be. Everyone was able to be on the same page at the same time. The restaurant recommendations were also wonderful.
The coup de grace was the personal smartphone with the trip information, GPS directions for the hikes and bike rides, emergency contacts, and local data plan. We never felt lost. Well okay... a few times ;-) where the trail was covered by snow or overgrown. But we were quickly and easily able to find our way and get back on track by following the blue line. What a way to leverage new technologies and set a new standard for adventure travel!!! Again, I was super impressed.
After the first few days of self-guided success, we wondered why we even needed a guide for the second half. Yet Aljaž brought us a whole new level of understanding and appreciation. He brought us to a few more out of the way places that would have been harder to reach on our own. He was very attentive and accommodating to the desires of the group. We learned a lot from him about Slovenia, it’s history, and culture. I found his excitement and love for his country infectious and he really became part to the group. We were sorry to see him go at the end.
You guys really hit a home run in my book. (and that’s coming from a very seasoned traveler). Thank you for a wonderful and very memorable experience! I will recommend you highly to anyone looking for a similar trip!

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Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Wow! Thank you so much Mathias! Happy travelers and reviews like this are our biggest reward! Happy travels in the future and best wishes from Slovenia! :)

8-day ring road itinerary: explore iceland’s top places along its most famous road, Iceland - Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: Lori B. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

I wanted to take my son on a trip for graduation from Medical School. We decided on Iceland a few weeks before we went. I told Preeti what we wanted to do in Iceland for 7 days and she made it happen! The trip was great...a perfect mix of hiking, excursions and driving! Our last hike to Glymur Falls was especially memorable/challenging for me but after I crossed the log bridge, waded across the top of the falls, hiked straight down the rocky trail and lived to tell you that it was worth it... read more

I wanted to take my son on a trip for graduation from Medical School. We decided on Iceland a few weeks before we went. I told Preeti what we wanted to do in Iceland for 7 days and she made it happen! The trip was great...a perfect mix of hiking, excursions and driving! Our last hike to Glymur Falls was especially memorable/challenging for me but after I crossed the log bridge, waded across the top of the falls, hiked straight down the rocky trail and lived to tell you that it was worth it as the views were spectacular! After that hike, we went to the Blue Lagoon and that was the end to a great trip! The stopping places each night were perfectly spaced to allow maximum sights each day. All of our accommodations were nice...some of the breakfasts were better than others. We enjoyed all the restaurants she recommended! Thank you for planning such a great trip for us!

Norway's ultimate fjord adventure - 7 days , Norway - Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2019

Traveler: Cheryl S. - Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal

My adult daughter and I just returned from a seven day Norway Fjord and Viking Adventure (June 17 through June 23, 2019) and could not have been more satisfied with our journey that was handcrafted for our special interests by Linda.

Linda collaborated with us every step of the planning. She was accessible and responsive, listening to our "wants" list and devising an itinerary that included well known sites of interest as well as our own unique jaunts. The end result surpassed our wildest... read more

My adult daughter and I just returned from a seven day Norway Fjord and Viking Adventure (June 17 through June 23, 2019) and could not have been more satisfied with our journey that was handcrafted for our special interests by Linda.

Linda collaborated with us every step of the planning. She was accessible and responsive, listening to our "wants" list and devising an itinerary that included well known sites of interest as well as our own unique jaunts. The end result surpassed our wildest expectations. Linda had to preplan multiple modes of transportation, tour events and guides. Everything went smoothly and she selected well appointed hotels that were so conveniently located as our bases of exploration in Oslo, Flam and Bergen.

We made a special stop at Viking Town with Nick, a fabulous private guide who was very knowledgeable and passionate about Viking life, lore and history. We also felt so fortunate to get a tour in Bergen with a local, Ingrid, who was simply delightful and eager to share her love of Bergen, highlighting what it is like to live in this beautiful and interesting city.

We could not have been more satisfied and will always remember being only 2 of 7 people cruising a fjord in the early morning as the mists hung upon the cliffs and we were humbled by the sheer beauty before us and the sounds of the roaring waterfalls we seemed to encounter at each turn.

We would recommend kim kim and, in particular, Linda's selections and guides without reservation for anyone considering a trip to Norway.

Cheryl and Samantha Steindel-Cymer

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Linda Veråsdal, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Cheryl and Samantha, thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that this trip met your expectations. It was such a pleasure working with you and planning this trip. Great that it all worked out and hopefully we see you back in Norway or another of KimKims destination on another trip :-)
All the best wishes to your both.

Best short treks in the everest region, Nepal - May 30 - Jun 6, 2019

Traveler: Timea M. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

We had a really great vacation in Nepal organized really last minute by the lovely Sangita, who was always quick to answer out questions and really made our trip personal. She not only gave us advise and helped us with the bookings, but helped us buy the extra gear we needed. Bipin amazed us with his great knowledge about Kathmandu and the hindu temple Paspudinath, and we really had a warm a friendly host experience, we loved having dinner with this lovely local couple, who are not only very... read more

We had a really great vacation in Nepal organized really last minute by the lovely Sangita, who was always quick to answer out questions and really made our trip personal. She not only gave us advise and helped us with the bookings, but helped us buy the extra gear we needed. Bipin amazed us with his great knowledge about Kathmandu and the hindu temple Paspudinath, and we really had a warm a friendly host experience, we loved having dinner with this lovely local couple, who are not only very kind, but also prompt and professional.
Our 5 days trek to Poon Hill is a really memorable experience. We are newbies to longer treks and our guide Robin was super, he not only took us to great places but he showed us some interesting plants, he helped us with electrolites, band aids ;-) very approachable, helpful and really fit ;-) our porter Manoj was really nice as well, running through the mountains and valleys with our bag. Thank you all for your kindness and lovely organization. A special thanks to Sangita on organizing us to meet a sound healing a crainosacral therapist.We had a really great vacation in Nepal organized really last minute by the lovely Sangita, who was always quick to answer out questions and really made our trip personal. She not only gave us advise and helped us with the bookings, but helped us buy the extra gear we needed. Bipin amazed us with his great knowledge about Kathmandu and the hindu temple Paspudinath, and we really had a warm a friendly host experience, we loved having dinner with this lovely local couple, who are not only very kind, but also prompt and professional.
Our 5 days trek to Poon Hill is a really memorable experience. We are newbies to longer treks and our guide Robin was super, he not only took us to great places but he showed us some interesting plants, he helped us with electrolites, band aids ;-) very approachable, helpful and really fit ;-) our porter Manoj was really nice as well, running through the mountains and valleys with our bag. Thank you all for your kindness and lovely organization. A special thanks to Sangita on organizing us to meet a sound healing a crainosacral therapist. it was great. Such a nice time, we would love to come back.

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Timea and Tarek,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to organize Nepal trip for such a lovely couple. We are glad to hear you enjoyed all our arrangements and the company of our team members. We look forward to seeing you back in our country someday :)

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

Trip to peru, Peru - Jun 6 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Mirtha O. - Local specialist: Liz Karen Llolle Jihuallanca

Kimkim did a great job organizing an amazing Peru experience for my family of five and our extended family. We had children ranging from age 4 to 14 and they all had a great time seeing the classic Costa, Sierra, y Selva of Peru. All of our guides were knowledgeable and helpful. Alejandra in the Andean portion and Oscar in the Amazonian portion were especially fantastic! We had numerous family members joining and leaving at different times and the organizational team at Kimkim didn't miss... read more

Kimkim did a great job organizing an amazing Peru experience for my family of five and our extended family. We had children ranging from age 4 to 14 and they all had a great time seeing the classic Costa, Sierra, y Selva of Peru. All of our guides were knowledgeable and helpful. Alejandra in the Andean portion and Oscar in the Amazonian portion were especially fantastic! We had numerous family members joining and leaving at different times and the organizational team at Kimkim didn't miss a beat! Everyone made their connections and got to experience the portion they chose without having to stress over the details. Thank you all!

Best of the dalmatian coast - 8 days, Croatia - Jun 5 - Jun 15, 2019

Traveler: Cindy S. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

I recently had a 10 day adventure w a culinary flair trip in Croatia w 1 day in Bled, Slovenia. Our guide, Robert (Robi) Pincevic was awesome. I gave him a list of activities I wanted to do, ( hiking, biking, kayaking) , places I had to see like Plitvice NP and walk the walls in Dubrovnik. He sent a sample itenerary that seemed to have read my mind. A couple tweaks and the trip was a go. We( group of 4) started in Dubrovnik and ended in Zagreb. Lodging was mostly family run B and B's. 1st... read more

I recently had a 10 day adventure w a culinary flair trip in Croatia w 1 day in Bled, Slovenia. Our guide, Robert (Robi) Pincevic was awesome. I gave him a list of activities I wanted to do, ( hiking, biking, kayaking) , places I had to see like Plitvice NP and walk the walls in Dubrovnik. He sent a sample itenerary that seemed to have read my mind. A couple tweaks and the trip was a go. We( group of 4) started in Dubrovnik and ended in Zagreb. Lodging was mostly family run B and B's. 1st place waterfront outside of Dubrovnik w a kayak for early morning paddles and nice trail along the water. Ston wasn't on my list but was suggested by Robi and indeed it is not to be missed. We stayed right in town w the walls in site, the family run Inn even wash our clothes while we went to Mljet NP. Another place not to be missed. After taking the car ferry to the island it was biking, swimming in a seclude cove. Plitvice NP is the reason I planned my trip to Croatia. I wasn't disappointed, we stayed at a local B and B just outside the park do we could beat the crowds, the host Velinka showed us around then asked if we want a rakia tasting. Of course! Good sleep that nite! Then at breakfast, packed us up the leftover homemade bread for our lunch. Not prearranged but inquired about a day on the water, sailing of motorboat. Robi made a few calls and it happened. We went to kolocep in a private boat instead of being on the ferrys schedule, had grilled calamari a specialty of the island. Then was able to go snorkeling in the caves! Nice touch. It was so nice having a private guide/driver who knew the area, didn't need mapquest once. Also seemed to know somebody in every town and was excited to tell us about the areas history. I have been on 5 guided trips and when I get back home I always say that I could have done that trip myself...but not this trip. Robi made the difference, we were able to see and experience so much more than had we been driving ourselves or w a tour bus. One more special touch we had lunch prepared by a local family in their home one day. Oh so good!
Trip was early June, 2019. Weather perfect for everything including swimming in the Adriac sea. Word of advice pack a beach towel there were so many opportunities for quick dips.
Cindy

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Cindy;
thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad to hear you had a good time here!
Hope you and the whole family left Croatia with nice memories!
Many regards from Croatia
Robi

Carol

Barcelona 2019, Spain - Jun 12 - Jun 19, 2019

Traveler: Carol P. - Local specialist: James Monro

Our trip was to Barcelona and the Coasta Brava (staying in Calella de Palafrugell).
James planned a great itinerary for us! He asked the right questions to learn what we would enjoy and made great suggestions. Our favorite parts of the trip were things that we wouldn’t have done without his help in planning. (The more forgettable parts were the “must dos” that I found on lists and asked him to include!). In fact, it was James who suggested visiting the Coasta Brava and it was the perfect... read more

Our trip was to Barcelona and the Coasta Brava (staying in Calella de Palafrugell).
James planned a great itinerary for us! He asked the right questions to learn what we would enjoy and made great suggestions. Our favorite parts of the trip were things that we wouldn’t have done without his help in planning. (The more forgettable parts were the “must dos” that I found on lists and asked him to include!). In fact, it was James who suggested visiting the Coasta Brava and it was the perfect suggestion: we saw medieval towns, a vineyard that juxtaposed the old and new worlds (12th and 21st centuries), the world of Salvadore Dali, and the gorgeous coast.
We had great tour guides throughout (Gracia, Ariadna, Craig, Laia, Jose Luis, and Olga). They were all punctual and personable. They cared about our comfort (bringing water, etc.) and were willing to adjust the tours to our preferences. We loved having time to really talk to each guide and learn about the culture and people as well as the history. When we had meals included in our day, the restaurants selected were perfect: authentic, local, friendly, tasty.
Everything was seamless. Our transportation was arranged, tickets ready, etc. When there was a small error on our first day, James and our local assistant, Rocio, took care of it calmly and easily; they even apologized with a thoughtful surprise in our room despite the error not being theirs. Bad weather also required us to change plans as the last minute. After speaking with us, Rocio put together an itinerary that was better than we could have imagined! It turned out to be a highlight rather than a disappointment.
We got more out of our days by having guides. We had never done a vacation with private guides before and were pleasantly surprised by the small extras we enjoyed (learning to make tomato bread and tinto de verano at lunch (Jose Luis), eating fruit from the tree and fresh cheese from the cheese maker during a bike tour (Olga)).
This was easily one of the best, if not the best, vacation we’ve had. I’m so glad I took the gamble to work with kimkim and TailormadeAndalucia. I look forward to doing so again! Thanks, James and Rocio!

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James Monro, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Carol!
Thanks very much for your kind words & for writing such a detailed review! It is much appreciated and is really helpful to hear about which parts you enjoyed most!
We are so pleased that you had such a great holiday together and that all the guides added to your experience, showing you things you otherwise wouldn't find. It was a pleasure to plan and prepare the trip with you and if you ever decide to come back to Spain, we would love to hear from you again!
With best wishes,
James & Rocio

Joel

Trip to greece, Greece - May 26 - Jun 5, 2019

Traveler: Joel S. - Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

This was the trip of a lifetime! We are very grateful to Travel12 for putting together a very detail oriented and authentic tour of Greece, the whole team is so professional and absolutely fantastic.

Our first day landing in Athens we were met at the airport and transferred to our hotel in Athens without any issues. Our driver was very courteous and knowledgeable about Athens. On our way to the hotel we caught site of the Parthenon and that was it! We were awestruck and ready to take in all... read more

This was the trip of a lifetime! We are very grateful to Travel12 for putting together a very detail oriented and authentic tour of Greece, the whole team is so professional and absolutely fantastic.

Our first day landing in Athens we were met at the airport and transferred to our hotel in Athens without any issues. Our driver was very courteous and knowledgeable about Athens. On our way to the hotel we caught site of the Parthenon and that was it! We were awestruck and ready to take in all we could of Greece! Tasos booked a comfortable central lodging close to many restaurants, bars, nightlife and lots of people from all over the world. It was very easy to find a nice restaurant with live music and awesome food.
It was a short walk from the hotel to the Parthenon, where we went on our second day. Our tour guide Alex was very down to earth and it was very nice morning spent with him touring the Acropolis and making our way up to the Parthenon. We had the afternoon to explore Athens on our own and Alex quickly setup a plan to see the most of Athens in the time we had. We visited the Acropolis Museum, Hadrian's Arch, the National Gardens, and walked the beautiful streets of Plaka where we had the best pizza of our lives!
Next we were off with Key Tours to the Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplio where we had a nice seaside lunch before ending our day in the town of Olympia where we enjoyed spectacular views from our hotel.
The historical site of Olympia is a must see. Our half day tour of the historical site Olympia was made all the better by our tour guide Demetrius, who was an actual archaeologist! The grounds here are amazing and filled with enchantment. After our tour Demetrius also had some suggestions for us to explore the town of Olympia. We hopped over to the Archimedes Museum, which looks simple at first but has lots great information about the inventions of Archimedes, some inventions are even hands on! After that we checked out the shops and had some delicious fresh fish at Taverna Orestis. We decided to hike up the mountain back to our room at the Arty Grand. Good thing they have a nice spa because we were absolutely winded by the time we made it back! I don't regret it though because we earned the gorgeous views you can only enjoy walking. After some relaxation we headed back to Olympia for some shopping and gyros. We met a nice shop owner who explained that he also had a farm where he grew all kinds of chiles including habanero, anahiem and the carolina reaper!
The next day we were taken by private driver to the fantastic Temple of Apollo at Bassae. Nicolas was very friendly, he stopped a few times in some nice spots along the way to take photos. Little did we know Nikolas was not only very friendly and a family man but also a Greek national hero for saving a woman tourist from drowning! After the tour he took us to the bus station, made sure we were taken care of and also gave us some olive oil from his family farm.
Day 6 we took the train to Meteora which is absolutely amazing and one of my most cherished memories from the trip. It is so amazing what the Monks did there and the views are out of this world.
Day 7 On to Delphi where we had a traditional Greek lunch provided at a nice restaurant with the best view ever at the top of the mountain. Private tour of Delphi. Our tour guide was very nice and shared some extra secrets with us (hopefully soon she will make it to Mexico!). Next our driver Lampros, who was excellent (we wish him luck and a wonderful life with his soon to be bride!) took us to the port, and made sure everything was in order for our boarding of the ferry to Chania which was like a mini cruise ship.
Chania is a beautiful island where we traveled with GS tours to visit 7 local villages and got to try out local cheeses as well as see the process of how they make it, a delicious traditional lunch made by Maria, toured a family tskoudia distillery with the best tskoudia in Chania, our tour guide was the best and a local who had lived there his whole life, I cannot remember his name but I wish to give him the highest kudos I can in this review, he was great and knew so much of the history, was so friendly and down to earth, he climbed up this wall and picked us some blackberries off a tree at one point. We visited Gramvoussa beach as well as our favorite Balos Beach with crystal clear waters!
After that we transferred back to beautiful Athens and swiftly whisked away back to our home in Houston, Texas.
It's really hard to describe in words the goodness of all the Greek people we encountered and the beauty of their country, they have a word Philotimo though that I think describes them perfectly.
At one point my credit card came out of my pocket on the bus and a nice lady returned it to me, a taxi driver got us out of a jam, our tour guide helped us get into one of the monastaries when we didn't have any cash.
Thanks to KimKim and Travel12, especially Tasos we were able to go on an adventure and enjoy Greece for 11 days. Tasos and his team were always available to help with any questions or concerns we had. We will definitely be using their services when we return to Greece

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Tasos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Joel,
Thank you so much for your kind words for our country, our fellow Greeks and for our team! There is no greater satisfaction than reading your review again and again.
I am so happy you enjoyed this trip - it was quite a challenge to make sure everything would work like a 'swiss clock' as you visited so many places in these 11 days that the slightest deviation from plan would have consequences...
It was wonderful meeting you in Athens and it has been our pleasure talking to you and supporting you throughout your trip. Looking forward to see you again.
Best,
Tasos

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Jim M. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

This was the trip of a lifetime! It truly exceeded our expectations!
First time we worked with KimKim, and we definitely recommend them!

Yossef was fabulous to work with not only before our trip, but was in touch with us the entire trip making sure we were comfortable, cared for and enjoying our vacation.

We absolutely loved our driver, Ismail! Not only was he a very safe, cautious driver, but he was such a great companion to have with us. He pointed out various things along the way,... read more

This was the trip of a lifetime! It truly exceeded our expectations!
First time we worked with KimKim, and we definitely recommend them!

Yossef was fabulous to work with not only before our trip, but was in touch with us the entire trip making sure we were comfortable, cared for and enjoying our vacation.

We absolutely loved our driver, Ismail! Not only was he a very safe, cautious driver, but he was such a great companion to have with us. He pointed out various things along the way, made sure we were always comfortable, and on Friday afternoon, he kept his cool in all the crazy Casablanca traffic. He definitely made our driving time enjoyable. I feel like we were leaving a good friend when we said good-bye to him at the airport.

Our guide in Chefchaouen, Yosef, was equally as great. One of the high points of the entire week was sitting alongside the river at lunch with Yosef and Issmail. It was relaxing, super tasty and something we had no idea we would get to enjoy. We were able to engage, learn, and just enjoy the country, the culture and speak freely.

The Hammam! We didn't know what to expect and that made the adventure all the more fun! A definite must do!

The home visit was so much fun. Not only was it relaxing, very tasty, but it was great fun having Yousef and Issmail there with us. Super evening!

The two riads were beautiful, welcoming, relaxing and a comfortable, quiet respite after our days of touring. Hospitality at both was over the top! We felt like royalty.

The ENTIRE experience was more than we could have ever imagined.
Thank you for making our 25th wedding anniversary the trip of a lifetime!

Ligia

Planning your family trip to colombia: best tips & advice, Colombia - Jun 1 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Ligia M. - Local specialist: Laura Joy Bowman

I traveled with my two boys 10 and 12 years old, we visited Bogotá, Sta Marta, Tayrona, Cartagena, Isla Baru and Cali, everything was so smoth transportation always on time, accommodations, Tayrona trip with the guide, Wilson was excellent my boys learned so much, in regards of organizing our intynery? Laura was always patient, worked with our budget, and always very professional and understanding of our needs. I definitely recommended it.
Ligia
Louisiana, USA

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Laura Joy Bowman, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ligia!

Thank you very much for taking the time to talk about your experience!

I'm so happy to hear you and your boys had a great time in Colombia! It was a pleasure organising your trip!

Looking at the photos, I'm sure you went home with great memories!

Kind regards,

Laura

Trip to greece, Greece - Jun 11 - Jun 21, 2019

Traveler: Marian (Mimi) M. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

The Kimkim team was amazing! The personal touch makes all the difference. We felt well cared-for and thoroughly enjoyed our adventure. Kudos to Christos, Dimitris and all the team. Thanks to my experience with Kimkim I will definitely visit Greece again!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Mimi
Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip in Greece. It also was a pleasure to meet you and the whole family.
Looking forward to your next trip in Greece!
Greetings from all the team.
Christos

Discover provence by electric bike - 6 days, France - Jun 15 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Richard L. - Local specialist: Simon Hardy

This was the perfect travel experience and one that my wife and I will remember for a lifetime.

The accommodations that were booked for us in every town were in a beautiful setting, always very comfortable and with an extraordinary staff. We were especially impressed with our room in Sault maintained by Kevin. Not only was it in a beautiful valley each and every space was perfectly furnished. Dominique who was our host outside of Roussillon was very helpful and took great pains to make us... read more

This was the perfect travel experience and one that my wife and I will remember for a lifetime.

The accommodations that were booked for us in every town were in a beautiful setting, always very comfortable and with an extraordinary staff. We were especially impressed with our room in Sault maintained by Kevin. Not only was it in a beautiful valley each and every space was perfectly furnished. Dominique who was our host outside of Roussillon was very helpful and took great pains to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Our hotel in Vaison-la-Romaine “Hostellerie Le Befroi” had one of the greatest meals we ate in all of France.

The food was also of the highest quality. Each location that was booked was very accommodating and the meals were delicious.

The travel book provided to us was very accurate and provided a great guide to this long journey. We never once felt lost or out of place as the directions were so clear throughout.

The equipment was of the highest quality. The EBikes provided by Sun EBike and our specialist Estelle was fabulous. Estelle also gave us a great tip about a professional bike race that was happening so we could be prepared in our route. We were given panniers that were large enough to fit all of our gear and still have space. The GPS provided to us had pre loaded maps for every day and was very clear and kept us on route.

The greatest part of this trip was the journey itself. Every hill and valley we rolled through was more beautiful than the next and we could not imagine having had a better experience.

Thank you to Simon and So Provence So Alps for this vacation that will live with us always.

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Simon Hardy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Richard and Raquel, my colleagues and I are very happy to hear that you enjoyed riding across the Drome Provençale and Vaucluse, our favorite spot in Provence :)! I will let your Ebike specialist know about your comments and tell Estelle that you appreciated her service. I hope that you have well arrived back in Arizona, see you maybe another time in Southern France! Best, Simon

Trip to peru - falguni patel, Peru - Jun 14 - Jun 21, 2019

Traveler: Falguni P. - Local specialist: Carmen Paredes

This is the first time I have worked with KimKim And have absolutely no regrets! They paired me with a company called Peruvian Soul who exceeded our expectations! Jesus and Carmen were exceptional with the planning and always available. We got to meet Carmen in Lima, she is so sweet and caring. She would check on us throughout our trip. The local guides were beyond amazing especially Julio in Cusco. He was always available and very knowledgeable. He wanted to make sure we were okay at all... read more

This is the first time I have worked with KimKim And have absolutely no regrets! They paired me with a company called Peruvian Soul who exceeded our expectations! Jesus and Carmen were exceptional with the planning and always available. We got to meet Carmen in Lima, she is so sweet and caring. She would check on us throughout our trip. The local guides were beyond amazing especially Julio in Cusco. He was always available and very knowledgeable. He wanted to make sure we were okay at all times and just such a wonderful person. I highly recommend Peruvian Soul to help plan the most amazing vacation to Peru. Santiago, our guide for the Inca trail was so patient with us during our trek and made it so worthwhile! Macchi Picchu is unbelievable! Truly a wonderful experience!

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Carmen Paredes, local specialist, responded to this review:

Falguni,
Thank you very much for your kind words. We were really happy to have you here and meet you after months of planning your trip together. It was great to be part of your adventure in our country.
I hope to see you guys soon!
Hugs! 🤗

David's home trip, Guatemala - Jun 8 - Jun 15, 2019

Traveler: Kenneth F. - Local specialist: Chris Gwinner

All of it was great. Each aspect was wonderful. The hike up Pacaya, the tour of Antigua, Atitlan and the lake was beautiful. The cooking class was exceptional. Thanks for a memorable trip.

Ken Farnham

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Chris Gwinner, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for the review Ken and I'm glad your family had a great trip to Guatemala! Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Guatemala the better. Cheers!

Alta

A taste of morocco: fes, sahara desert & marrakech - 5 days, Morocco - Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2019

Traveler: Alta P. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Abdellah arranged an amazing few days for us - from the red city to the mountains to the ocean, giving us a little taste of everything.
The service was excellent from making the booking, the pickup at the airport, and the various tours. And Abdellah constantly checked in with the driver and tour guides to make sure we were having a good experience.
Karim, the driver is a thoughtful young man, who took really good care of us and answered all our questions. He is a really good driver.
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Abdellah arranged an amazing few days for us - from the red city to the mountains to the ocean, giving us a little taste of everything.
The service was excellent from making the booking, the pickup at the airport, and the various tours. And Abdellah constantly checked in with the driver and tour guides to make sure we were having a good experience.
Karim, the driver is a thoughtful young man, who took really good care of us and answered all our questions. He is a really good driver.
Hassan, our guide in Marrakech is very knowledgeable and suggested small adjustments to the city tour based on our interests. He patiently answered all our questions.
Lahsen, our guide in Imlil deserves a medallion, as I am not sure how it got me up and down the mountain. The hike was tough for me, and he managed to make it fun and a memorable experience.
My husband thoroughly enjoyed the mountain bike trip Abdellah arranged with Hisham, who went above and beyond what was expected.
Our accommodations were very comfortable with caring hosts.
We had a great time. Thank you Abdellah and team!!!

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alta,
Thank you for taking the time to send us this great review, much appreciated!
We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience with us. We work hard to make sure our team operates efficiently and make our guests travel dreams come true—glad to know it’s working! Maa Salama.

Michelle

Ultimate guide to visiting petra - jordan's ancient city, Jordan - Jun 12 - Jun 18, 2019

Traveler: Michelle N. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

I don’t even know where to begin. Everything about our experience was fantastic. Our friend was originally visiting Jordan solo when my husband and I decided to tag along. Carmen was so accommodating in switching everything from a single person itinerary to a party of three. Any questions I ever had were answered very quickly.

Our itinerary was well laid out allowing us amble time at each location. We had a rather short trip and while we did move a lot to fit everything in, it never felt... read more

I don’t even know where to begin. Everything about our experience was fantastic. Our friend was originally visiting Jordan solo when my husband and I decided to tag along. Carmen was so accommodating in switching everything from a single person itinerary to a party of three. Any questions I ever had were answered very quickly.

Our itinerary was well laid out allowing us amble time at each location. We had a rather short trip and while we did move a lot to fit everything in, it never felt rushed or overwhelming.

Our driver, Azzam was so kind. He was right there at the airport when we arrived. He’s a champ because after dropping off my husband and I at the hotel, he had to head back to the airport to pickup our friend who was arriving on a much later flight. It was a late night for him but there he was a few hours later ready to take us to our first location. He answered any questions we had and just seemed like a really nice person.

I enjoyed all of the hotels we stayed in. They weren’t chain hotels (i.e. Hyatt, Holiday Inn) so you felt like you were getting a more authentic experience.

Visiting Petra was incredible. We had one little hiccup where Petra at Night was on our itinerary but the tour was not offered the night we were there. Carmen contacted us the next day and we were immediately given a refund for the cost of those tickets. We were very appreciative of that.

Being at the Dead Sea, Petra, the Wadi Rum desert, a Bedouin camp, it was all a fantastic experience. I could have never put a trip like this together myself so I’m grateful to Carmen and her team for everything they did. Thank you!

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Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Michelle, Brandon and John, thank you for this amazing feedback! It has been a pleaseure to organize your trip and me and in2Jordan trip are looking forward to have you again in Jordan, inshallah! ;)

I will pass your nice words to Azzam as well

Wish you the best!

Adventure food relax, Greece - May 23 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Pamela S. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Overall our trip to Greece was wonderful! Dimitris was very responsive during our planning phase and while we were there. He put together a good itinerary that included accommodations, travel to/from islands, tours based on what we like, car rental and a driver to pick us up during our travels. (The driver, Stavos made our trip particularly enjoyable as he drove us to various sites as part of our journey. He was very knowledgeable and so kind.) Dimitris recommended a smaller less inhabited... read more

Overall our trip to Greece was wonderful! Dimitris was very responsive during our planning phase and while we were there. He put together a good itinerary that included accommodations, travel to/from islands, tours based on what we like, car rental and a driver to pick us up during our travels. (The driver, Stavos made our trip particularly enjoyable as he drove us to various sites as part of our journey. He was very knowledgeable and so kind.) Dimitris recommended a smaller less inhabited island Tinos that turned out to be the highlight of our trip.
Thank you Dimitris for helping to create such a good memory!

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Pamela,

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time in Greece! Thank you for your trust and I hope to see you again in Greece next summer!

Best wishes,
Dimitris

Trip with thorenz/hraby, Iceland - Jun 9 - Jun 20, 2019

Traveler: Monica F. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

We felt very lucky to have Preeti organize our trip because we wanted to join friends at the very last second. She managed to book us and find hotels close by and booked all the tours.

Every day we had something fun and special. The directions were clear and everything was planned to perfection.

All the tour operators were top knotch. I could write about our tour guides, all whom were knowledgeable and friendly and kind. Standouts were Steph at the Blue Ice Experience, David at... read more

We felt very lucky to have Preeti organize our trip because we wanted to join friends at the very last second. She managed to book us and find hotels close by and booked all the tours.

Every day we had something fun and special. The directions were clear and everything was planned to perfection.

All the tour operators were top knotch. I could write about our tour guides, all whom were knowledgeable and friendly and kind. Standouts were Steph at the Blue Ice Experience, David at Katlatrack, Adam and Luis at Adventure Vikings, and our guide at Vatnsheiller Cave Tours.

The hotels were all clean and comfortable. Hotel Tindastoll was like stepping back in time and very comfortable, Eidhus apartments were so pretty and comfortable with such a peaceful view, Hotel Grasteinn is a little gem by the airport but by far Hotel 1001 Nott made us wish we were staying a few more nights. Amazing hospitality, comfort and peacefulness. And the food and breakfast were delicious.

All in all it was an unforgettable vacation and will use Kimkim again. Preeti and her team did a fabulous job. Tak!!!

Ukraine, Ukraine - Jun 9 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Joseph R. - Local specialist: Kyrylo Shturbabin

This was an amazing trip and it was entirely thanks to the team at Ukraine Culture Trip! Lena, Natalia, Rowan, Julia (Lviv), Alex, Iliana (I think that was her name... In Kiev), and the whole family that welcomed us for breakfast! I highly recommend using Ukraine Culture Trip for any travel you have planned in Ukraine. Thank you for making this suck an amazing experience for my family!

Dalmatian coast self-drive tour - 12 days, Croatia - Jun 7 - Jun 18, 2019

Traveler: Nancy P. - Local specialist: AndAdventure Croatia

To begin Veselka Huljic was excellent to help us plan our vacation to Croatia. She was also available,
supportive and quick to assist us with minor problems. Dubrovnik was great. Hear was wonderful!
Mila Krcevinac was outstanding and made us feel like her family treating us to wine and food and discussions. Her accommodations were super and we didn't want to leave. In Split, the owner of our apartments was a great historian and taught us about his country. Sorry I have forgotten his... read more

To begin Veselka Huljic was excellent to help us plan our vacation to Croatia. She was also available,
supportive and quick to assist us with minor problems. Dubrovnik was great. Hear was wonderful!
Mila Krcevinac was outstanding and made us feel like her family treating us to wine and food and discussions. Her accommodations were super and we didn't want to leave. In Split, the owner of our apartments was a great historian and taught us about his country. Sorry I have forgotten his name.
Our city tour guide was Nives and she was superb, very bright and very funny. Radar was fun and we enjoyed the city. Plitvice Lake National Park was beautiful. Our stay at Etno Gardens was delightful. Tim was absolutely amazing and very energetic. We had three meals there each of which were very good. Our final tour was in Zagreb. Viatka was so knowledgeable and interesting and showed her city with great pride. Our rental van was perfect and our entire trip was perfect. Thanks so much to Kimkim and Veselka for your organization. We loved our trip!

Trip to greece, Greece - Jun 4 - Jun 17, 2019

Traveler: Suzanne M. - Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

We enjoyed every place we visited in Greece for different reasons. We experienced beauty, history and culture. Most of our guides were excellent, but I did not write down their names so I can’t give specific input on certain ones. The one at Delphi seemed to be in a hurry so we felt a little rushed there. The experience our last night at the fish restaurant was especially nice. The people connected with the the farm tour and meal were very gracious and made a lasting impression. The... read more

We enjoyed every place we visited in Greece for different reasons. We experienced beauty, history and culture. Most of our guides were excellent, but I did not write down their names so I can’t give specific input on certain ones. The one at Delphi seemed to be in a hurry so we felt a little rushed there. The experience our last night at the fish restaurant was especially nice. The people connected with the the farm tour and meal were very gracious and made a lasting impression. The worst experience was with Mykonian Mare. The people related to food service were very accommodating, but the reception staff was not, especially the night they left us in Mykonos and the lady I called would not give us a time that they would be there to get us. She hung up on me the second time and did not answer the third. Therefore, we had to stand and wait for 11/2 hours for the shuttle to arrive. When we told the manager, all we got was excuses. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay immensely. The last day of our trip there seemed to be a lapse in planning. We even had to pay to go to the Temple of Poseidon. This should have been included in the information given to us. Overall though, we were very satisfied with the trip and gave the trip and you 5 stars.

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Tasos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Suzanne,
It was great having you as guests and I am so glad you enjoyed your trip - I am particularly thankful for your choice of words to summarize your Greek experience: beauty, history and culture.
I will be delighted to hear from you any time you are thinking of coming back to discover more treasures.
Best,
Tasos

Nature and culture in romania: 15 days, Romania - Jun 4 - Jun 18, 2019

Traveler: KERRY W. - Local specialist: Raluca Teodor

We enjoyed a wonderful Romanian experience thanks to Raluca’s excellent planning and organisational skills. She was always quick to reply to our questions and it was great to finally meet her in person when we picked up our road book, vouchers and itinerary in Bucharest. We enjoyed the variety in our itinerary which included a visit to the Bear sanctuary, visits to beautiful Medieval towns and castles and a steam train ride through the scenic Vaser valley. Our Romanian experience has left us... read more

We enjoyed a wonderful Romanian experience thanks to Raluca’s excellent planning and organisational skills. She was always quick to reply to our questions and it was great to finally meet her in person when we picked up our road book, vouchers and itinerary in Bucharest. We enjoyed the variety in our itinerary which included a visit to the Bear sanctuary, visits to beautiful Medieval towns and castles and a steam train ride through the scenic Vaser valley. Our Romanian experience has left us with beautiful memories.
Thank you Raluca and the Kimkim team.

Sue & Kerry Walker
Melbourne Australia.

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Raluca Teodor, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Sue & Kerry! It was a pleasure putting this trip together for you and I'm really happy you enjoyed it. Great meeting you as well. Hopefully, we will see you again someday and we will assist you in visiting other parts of Romania as well.

All the best to you,
Raluca

Andrew

Athens & islands, Greece - May 24 - Jun 5, 2019

Traveler: Andrew K. - Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Overall our Greece trip and experience was great. Some highlights in my opinion:
On Crete: Tour to villages and particularly the distillery, Knossos Museum, Dinner in small town of Archanes
On Santorini: Hidden Gems and Wine Tasting tour (guide was very fun), sunset sailing
On Mykonos: Farm tour/dinner (very friendly hosts), hanging out at the Dublin pub
In Athens: Hotel roof top restaurant, every historic site/museum, farewell dinner arranged by Travel12
Overall: fact that almost all our... read more

Overall our Greece trip and experience was great. Some highlights in my opinion:
On Crete: Tour to villages and particularly the distillery, Knossos Museum, Dinner in small town of Archanes
On Santorini: Hidden Gems and Wine Tasting tour (guide was very fun), sunset sailing
On Mykonos: Farm tour/dinner (very friendly hosts), hanging out at the Dublin pub
In Athens: Hotel roof top restaurant, every historic site/museum, farewell dinner arranged by Travel12
Overall: fact that almost all our tours and transfers were private to our group (a benefit from having 8 persons)

On hotels:
Ambassador's Residence - very good to excellent
Kalimera Archanes Village - our stay too short to appreciate, but excellent host and transfers on Crete
Kasimatas Suites - very good, met our expectations, older property with some quirks
Mykonian Mare - good and bad, large variation in rooms between the group, hotel was performing water system work while we were there which was unfortunate
Athens Gate - good, location great, but we were given rooms on low floors so no views from rooms and fair amount of traffic noise, great rooftop restaurant

Guides/tours/transfers in general were very good, on time, and informative of the area and its history.
Travel12 provided us very good itinerary information with all contacts etc and made sure we had their support when we were in Greece, although everything went so well we did not really need much help.

We all had a great time, the trip had excellent value for dollars spent.

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Tasos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Andrew,

Thank you so much for your nice words and for taking the time to write this detailed review!
Traveling as a group of 6 to 8 people has indeed certain benefits and makes it possible to enjoy most experiences in a private setting without increasing the cost, making the most out of the trip!
I am very glad you enjoyed it and I have taken good note of all your remarks in order to keep improving every day.

I wish you all the best!
Tasos

Jordan

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 8 - Jun 14, 2019

Traveler: Jordan A. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

This was my first time using KimKim and I will definitely use them for travel again. Every part of the experience was amazing - planning, accommodations/experiences, and our driver. The planning process was pleasant and efficient all thanks to Yassine. He was extremely responsive and patient. He worked with me to plan an amazing 5 year anniversary trip that my wife and I loved. I had a rough idea of all the things I wanted to do and he used his expertise of Morocco to help tailor a trip that... read more

This was my first time using KimKim and I will definitely use them for travel again. Every part of the experience was amazing - planning, accommodations/experiences, and our driver. The planning process was pleasant and efficient all thanks to Yassine. He was extremely responsive and patient. He worked with me to plan an amazing 5 year anniversary trip that my wife and I loved. I had a rough idea of all the things I wanted to do and he used his expertise of Morocco to help tailor a trip that would best accommodate it all. Thanks to Yassine, my wife and I traveled worry free as we went from one amazing experience to the next.
We arrived in Marrakesh and were picked up by our Riad (pre-arranged with the help of Yassine). We explored the markets in Marrakesh and the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square. We had dinner in a restaurant that overlooked the square as we watched all the commotion below us. The next morning, we were picked up by our driver, Ishmael, to start our journey to the desert. It was a very long trip to the desert. I am so happy that Yassine recommended we break it up into two days. Day 1, our drive time was about 3-4 hours. Day 2, the drive time was about 5-6. The hotel we stayed in overnight in Ouarzazate was one of the highlights of our trip. It was called Caravane and it was amazing. It was a quaint, French inspired hotel with friendly staff and amazing food. In fact, the best food we had on our trip was at Caravane (their Chef lives in a local Kasbah close by). After Ouarzazate, Ishmael drove us to Merzouga where we started our desert stay with a 1 hr camel ride into the Sahara Desert to our tent in Luxury Camp Chebbi! The whole desert experience was the highlight of our trip. It was extremely romantic and the tents offered a "glamping" appeal as they had showers, toilets, running water, etc. The sunset & sunrise over the Sahara were spectacular and so was the stargazing at night. I can't say enough about our desert experience. After the desert, we returned to Marrakesh for a hot air balloon ride on our actual anniversary day. We then took a train to Casablanca and stayed in a hotel where, shortly after check-in, we were presented with a little surprise anniversary treat - courtesy of Yassine and the rest of the staff. Speaking of staff, I have to give our driver Ishmael a special shout out. He was an amazing travel companion to my wife and I. His driving was perfect. He would stop whenever and wherever we wanted along the way. He talked and conversed with us and let us sleep or played music when we just wanted to relax. He often stopped to get us bottled water and just always knew what we needed before we asked. He was always on time to pick us up in the morning and was extremely patient whenever we ventured off to different activities while he waited on us. Ishmael truly enhanced our experience and we're so glad he was our driver.
Overall, I was very pleased with the entire travel experience and highly recommend Yassine and the team to anyone interested in visiting Morocco. We have traveled a lot in the past 5 years and this trip was right at the top with the best of them. Thanks for a wonderful experience Yassine and team!

Trip to costa rica, Costa Rica - Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Nik K. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos arranged an amazing trip for my family that captured all the best things about travel: opening hearts and minds, meeting new people and some great fun! I'd say that the trip included something for everyone, but it actually included everything for everyone. We all - myself, my wife and my 10 and 8 year old kids - loved rafting on the Balsa with Carlos T., a chocolate tour near Arenal with Katherine and surfing (or trying to, anyway) on Playa Blanca with Walter and Niels. Along the way... read more

Carlos arranged an amazing trip for my family that captured all the best things about travel: opening hearts and minds, meeting new people and some great fun! I'd say that the trip included something for everyone, but it actually included everything for everyone. We all - myself, my wife and my 10 and 8 year old kids - loved rafting on the Balsa with Carlos T., a chocolate tour near Arenal with Katherine and surfing (or trying to, anyway) on Playa Blanca with Walter and Niels. Along the way we managed some relaxation in the Arenal springs and some poolside chillin' in Papagayo.

Unexpectedly, the highlight of the trip may have been the afternoon before we left when Carlos himself came out to spend an afternoon with us in San Jose. We walked, ate and went to markets where we met some of the warmest and friendliest people you can imagine. Thanks Carlos, for sharing some of your amazing home town with us.

Carlos arranged a seamless trip. Every tour and transfer he arranged was with warm, friendly, and reliable guides. To a T, each was on time and ready to go. Carlos was immediately available by phone, text or WhatsApp throughout the trip.

The highest compliment was from my 8 year old who had tears in his eyes as we left, wanting to know when we could go back to Costa Rica and willing to give up his Nintendo Switch just to stay another day.

Thanks Carlos. Pura Vida!

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Nik,

Greetings from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Amigo!
I want to thank you and your loving and respectable family for sharing with me last evening in San Jose. I enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you for sharing a little of you with me, that has been my reward for you, remember that you will always have a friend in Costa Rica, have my contact and if someday you want to come just look for me as well as your friends as well they can do.
Thank you very much for this beautiful comment, thank you for taking... read more

Dear Nik,

Greetings from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Amigo!
I want to thank you and your loving and respectable family for sharing with me last evening in San Jose. I enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you for sharing a little of you with me, that has been my reward for you, remember that you will always have a friend in Costa Rica, have my contact and if someday you want to come just look for me as well as your friends as well they can do.
Thank you very much for this beautiful comment, thank you for taking your valuable time to write it.

I almost forgot and I want to make clear for you:
.. did you remember the type of pizza that I mentioned during the lunch? I do not know what I was thinking about, the type of pizza is a Baked pizza but in a clay oven, maybe next time we can go and try in Arenal.

Muchas Gracias Amigo y Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

Trip to lithuania, Lithuania - Jun 5 - Jun 11, 2019

Traveler: Kim L. - Local specialist: Ieva Berzina

My cousin and I had a great experience in Lithuania! Our tour guide Minda was fantastic and made the trip a special experience for us. We called him our Guardian Angel. As we drove or walked he gave us such great historical and cultural information just as we wanted. He felt like a friend or relative and was so comfortable to spend time with. We highly recommend him.

Leva did a great job helping us with our itinerary. I told her some places we wanted to go and the types of experiences we... read more

My cousin and I had a great experience in Lithuania! Our tour guide Minda was fantastic and made the trip a special experience for us. We called him our Guardian Angel. As we drove or walked he gave us such great historical and cultural information just as we wanted. He felt like a friend or relative and was so comfortable to spend time with. We highly recommend him.

Leva did a great job helping us with our itinerary. I told her some places we wanted to go and the types of experiences we were looking for and she organized it perfectly for us. When I asked for some changes or soecial requirements like air conditioning she came through. Our only disappointment was not finding Kugelis! We found a dish that was very close though and enjoyed all of our meals. I will recommend Leva and Kimkimtravel to my fellow travelers!

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Ieva Berzina, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kim,

Thank you so much for your comments! It was my pleasure to plan the trip for you. Mindaugas is sending greetings to you! He has also very good memories from your trip.
Now I'm waiting for you next year in Riga!

Greetings from Riga,

Ieva

Norway's ultimate fjord adventure - 7 days , Norway - Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2019

Traveler: Jake B. - Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal

It was a great trip and exactly what we discussed. Could not be happier.

Thanks again,
Jake

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Linda Veråsdal, local specialist, responded to this review:

Happy to hear that, Jake! :-)
Hope to see you back in Norway another time!

2-week ring road self-drive itinerary: highlights of iceland and the remote westfjords, Iceland - May 28 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: John A. B. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

There are so many wonderful places to visit in Iceland, but to do it justice you need time. We had 17 days and it was hectic. Course, we didn't want to miss anything. Caroline certainly put a great itinerary together for us.

One of the regions I thought was exceptional was the Western Fjords, but everything was memorable. The northern regions of Akureyri and Lake Myvatn were also well catered.

We met people from all over the world and shared stories and experiences, and you always felt... read more

There are so many wonderful places to visit in Iceland, but to do it justice you need time. We had 17 days and it was hectic. Course, we didn't want to miss anything. Caroline certainly put a great itinerary together for us.

One of the regions I thought was exceptional was the Western Fjords, but everything was memorable. The northern regions of Akureyri and Lake Myvatn were also well catered.

We met people from all over the world and shared stories and experiences, and you always felt safe. Even leaving luggage in the car anywhere, without problems.

The western tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula (near the airport) is a must, as well as the more commonly visited places.

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Caroline Bjarnason, local specialist, responded to this review:

So pleased to hear you had a great road trip around Iceland :) Iceland is such a unique destination.

Andres

Macchu pichu eexcursion, Peru - May 24 - May 30, 2019

Traveler: Andres J. - Local specialist: Anne Godoy

Anne was great. Very accommodating and responsive. Whenever there were any questions she answered promptly. We would use Anne again to help plan our trip :)

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Anne Godoy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andres!
Thanks for taking the time and write something about your experience, it was really nice to meet you and I am glad I could help with your trip to Peru

If sometime you decide to visit Peru again, just let me know and I will be happy to prepare another adventure for you two!

Best on your future Journeys

Anne!

Karen

Morocco with camel in desserts, Morocco - Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Karen S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim was very helpful and patient in organizing our trip! He went above and beyond in picking the kindest and most knowledgable guides. The driving agency was top notch, as was every experience we had through Brahim planning. I would love to repeat my trip and would not hesitate to recommend Brahim and the Kimkim team to anyone!!!
Karen slonski

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Karen,

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me and all your beautiful photos. I am very happy to read how deeply you loved your trip and all the services I arranged for you. It's a great honor to me being here for you to secure your wonderful trip full of priceless surprises. I'll be always here for you whenever you need me.

Cheers,
Brahim

Suzannes holiday, Greece - Jun 1 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: suzanne c. - Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

I found Kimkim on the internt when i was looking at going to Greece for a holiday.
I dealt with Chris and he listened to what i wanted to visit and as a woman travelling on her own, safety was too of this list.
Not only did Chris put together a fantastic itinery he sent draft copy to me first to peruse, along with some excellent comments on due to his knowledge of the area.
From start to finish everything rang like clockwork, the best was having someone there to pick me up at airport or... read more

I found Kimkim on the internt when i was looking at going to Greece for a holiday.
I dealt with Chris and he listened to what i wanted to visit and as a woman travelling on her own, safety was too of this list.
Not only did Chris put together a fantastic itinery he sent draft copy to me first to peruse, along with some excellent comments on due to his knowledge of the area.
From start to finish everything rang like clockwork, the best was having someone there to pick me up at airport or cruise port do deliver me to my hotel or pick me up at hotel to take me somewhere else. Everyone was so accommodating and lovely.
I started in NZ ..Auckland 10 hour stop over at Dubai then onto Athens. From there to Crete for 4 days, awesome beaches outside my door. Then onto Sanorini for 6 days, went on day cruise to other sights around island.
On to 4 days on Naxos, such beautiful beaches, ideal to relax. Back to Athens then home.
Once again a huge thank you to Chris and his tem.
Will be referring them to all my friends and will use them .

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Chris Leontopoulos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Suzanne

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review,
I am extremely happy that you enjoy the trip that we put together for you, and all the hotels and locations!
I'm delighted that everything went off without a hitch and that you could relax and enjoy the beautiful islands!
I look forward to planning your next trip to Greece, there are several amazing islands and wonderful hidden corners on the mainland,
I'd love to show them to you!

Chris

3 days in beijing , China - Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Pamela S. - Local specialist: Alice Fu

Our guide Mr. King Kong was Fabulous! He was fun, engaging and very knowledgeable about the history of China. He was also an excellent photographer as we were able to take some unique shots we would have otherwise missed.
5* highly recommend!

Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jun 5 - Jun 12, 2019

Traveler: Silvia R. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

After years of doing my travel arrangements all on my own, I decided to trust a travel agent again, for a trip to Iceland that I was organizing as a birthday gift to my husband and had to be just perfect in every way.
Entrusting Kimkim and their local specialist Preeti was the best decision I ever made! Massive time saver, not a single problem or hiccup, and all the choices they made - bookings, itinerary, recommendations, - everything was perfectly tailored to my requirements, individual... read more

After years of doing my travel arrangements all on my own, I decided to trust a travel agent again, for a trip to Iceland that I was organizing as a birthday gift to my husband and had to be just perfect in every way.
Entrusting Kimkim and their local specialist Preeti was the best decision I ever made! Massive time saver, not a single problem or hiccup, and all the choices they made - bookings, itinerary, recommendations, - everything was perfectly tailored to my requirements, individual interests and circumstances.
Very quick response, great professionalism and customer care. Warmly recommended!

Trip to greece, Greece - May 29 - Jun 6, 2019

Traveler: Irina B. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Our trip to Greece exceeded my expectations. From the first interactions with kimkim I was very pleased as I was having difficulty finding a good balance between relaxation, luxury and adventure from one source. The initial survey made me feel I finally found a source that understood that there was more than a single goal in vacation planning. With limited time available, Dimitris with Personality Journeys was able to fit all three goals into a 9-day tip with a one-month lead time. With... read more

Our trip to Greece exceeded my expectations. From the first interactions with kimkim I was very pleased as I was having difficulty finding a good balance between relaxation, luxury and adventure from one source. The initial survey made me feel I finally found a source that understood that there was more than a single goal in vacation planning. With limited time available, Dimitris with Personality Journeys was able to fit all three goals into a 9-day tip with a one-month lead time. With the added bonus of being thousands of dollars less than another quote I received from a travel specialist I've used before.

The interaction through the website was seamless. Being able to reliably communicate online is important to me with a busy full-time job and the time difference using a local expert. Knowing that Dimitris was local made me feel at ease with his recommendations. I also found it very refreshing that he was not pushing for the most expensive options and was considerate of value vs. convenience. Having never been to Greece, Dimitris was patient with my requests, changes and need for clarification prior to the trip. Throughout the entire trip Dimitris was available through Whatsapp to answer questions or communicate any changes.

Together we planned 9-days full of rest as well as adventure in 3 very different locations in Greece: Athens, Naxos and Santorini, Naxos being a recommendation and my favorite of the 3. The New Hotel in Athens was artisitic, beautiful and the provided the top service from the security greeting at the front door, through check-in and everything in between. Warm, friendly and highly professional. It was in walking distance of many of the tourist spots but far enough that I didn't feel overwhelmed and crowded leaving the hotel. With only two days in Athens the pre-arranged activity was a tour of Acropolis Hill and Acropolis museum. Our guide was well versed and patient with our group. However, completely from personal preference, while I very much enjoyed visiting the locations I would have preferred a private guide. The group was larger than expected, it took long for the tour to begin and with a group of several families the guide needed to cover a lot of detail to cater to the different interests. I prefer more personal interaction.

We transferred to Naxos via ferry (the Greek Ferry system is very impressive and efficient) and made our way to Naxos Rock Villas which was simply stunning! I had never heard of Naxos prior to Dimitris' recommendation and it was our favorite fr the laid back island atmosphere. I specifically asked for a balcony and private pool and was pleasantly surprised with a completely private Villa with not only the requested but full kitchen and two baths. I fell in love with these accommodations. We were briefed by the owner on the Villa and the island. "Breakfast included" referred to a stocked fridge which was a very nice change of pace to prepare our own meal. Local snacks, wine and beer were also stocked for our enjoyment. The Rock Villas took our breath away as did the day of sailing that Dimitris arranged for us. Naxos Yachting Giannis and his crew were friendly, professional and engaging. The home cooked meal, the stop at Paros and 2 swim spots were out of a dream. I've traveled around the world but if I ever run away you'll find me here. I would have loved to stay longer. The only change I would make our next visit is to rent a car as the Villas are hillside away from the heart of the town and taxis are not cheap in Greece.

Finally, on Santorini, we were located at Del Sol. Del Sol is about a 30-minute walk from the tourist heart of Santorini or a 5-minute cab ride. Our room was somewhat "stand alone" which we prefer. The rooms were well appointed and the restaurant staff was very friendly and accommodating. The front desk staff was friendly and quick to help us when asked. We also managed to squeeze in a visit to the spa, a last minute request that I am glad we made. In Santorini our acitivities included a wine tour of Argyros Estate winery, sea kayaking and a hike. The winery was very modern but steeped in history. The tour was brief but the tasting was wonderful, including pairings with local fare, rich and plentiful. Our guide gave us a lot of input and suggestions as well as time alone to enjoy the experience and eachother company in private. The best of many wine tastings that I have experienced in my lifetime.

Our second adventure in Santorini was sea kayaking with Adonis. Due to weather conditions, we had to be re-routed. I was a little disappointed as I was very interested in the original route but was happy that the guide made safety the number one priority. The tour was a little late to start but we felt well supported throughout the activity and we were happy that they could accommodate and not have to cancel per previous days. They took a lot of pictures that were e-mailed to us a week later so we could focus on being in the moment. They were very open to feedback and Adonis was very entertaining while explaining the history of Greece and the islands.

Tied with sailing as our favorite activity was the hike from Santorini to Oia our last day in Santorini. It is not to be missed. Intimidated at first looking at the distance we were about to cover, we were in complete awe! Our guides Thanos and Mariana were absolutely wonderful. They were so knowledgeable and yet had the enthusiasm as if they were seeing it for the first time with us. The picnic they prepared of local favorites was perfect. By the end of the experience they felt like friends spending the day with us. While many people were completing the hike independently, I was so happy to have experienced it with our guides. This was the perfect way to end our adventures.

Outside of all the scheduled activities, the itinerary allowed for plenty of relaxation and independent exploration. Our trip couldn't have been more perfect.

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Irina,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review! Apart from being rewarding for my job it is also very helpful in terms of becoming better and finding ways to improve further certain aspects of the trip planning process or the choice of my associates.

I wish you lots of luck and good times and I hope to see you again in Greece!

Best,
Dimitris

Ireland 2019, Ireland - Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: Lisa R. - Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Dean was great to work with and it was nice to have things set up and prepaid along the way (car, B&Bs, etc). Also good suggestions on places to stop, sites to see. One place not to miss is Skellig Michael, especially on a clear day, but reserve well ahead!

Trip to costa rica, Costa Rica - May 18 - May 25, 2019

Traveler: Darren H. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman was amazing responding to all my queries in a timely manner and changing things in the itinerary based on my daughter’s animal and wildlife requirements!

Our trip, while only 7 days, incorporated so many trips and places. We had an absolutely amazing time and pretty much saw most of the country’s animals in their natural habitats.

Absolutely stunning country and Olman’s help definitely helped us to make the most of our limited time there.

Thanks again!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Darren,

I just can say thanks to you, it was a pleasure to assist you in all the special requirements to offer an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica.
I hope it was something special for you and your daughter, thanks for your good review.

Pura Vida!

Hazel trip 2019, Ireland - Jun 7 - Jun 14, 2019

Traveler: stephanie p. - Local specialist: Dean Garrison

My granddaughter and I had a wonderful trip!

Petrina arranged everything beautifully and was responsive to all my questions and doubts.
My only complaint was the weather. I doubt she could do anything about it, though.

Ireland is beautiful. The people, the scenery and the food were lovely.

Thank you for all your help.

Stephanie Penn

Trip to greece, Greece - May 31 - Jun 12, 2019

Traveler: Susan B. - Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

We booked a vacation that included me, my husband and our adult children and children in law. Tasos made it all so easy. We arrived and departed at different times. Pickups and drop offs were perfectly executed.

Tasos's recommendations were excellent. We had a wonderful combination of historical exploration, guided cultural experiences, beach days and time to explore on our own.

Highlights included: welcome dinner at Zillers, our guides in Athens, our guided trip to Delos, our full... read more

We booked a vacation that included me, my husband and our adult children and children in law. Tasos made it all so easy. We arrived and departed at different times. Pickups and drop offs were perfectly executed.

Tasos's recommendations were excellent. We had a wonderful combination of historical exploration, guided cultural experiences, beach days and time to explore on our own.

Highlights included: welcome dinner at Zillers, our guides in Athens, our guided trip to Delos, our full day exploring Naxos with Katerina of Vioma (do not go to Naxos without meeting her), our car trip to the Temple of Poseidon during the time between arriving in Athens by air from Naxos and leaving by ferry for Hydra, and our brief respite on Hydra at the Four Seasons (no relationship to the chain).

The process of planning was efficient and painless.

Already planning our next KimKim vacation.

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Tasos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Susan,
It has been a pleasure having your family as guests in Greece and it feels wonderful to read your review - we always strive for the best personalized arrangements depending on each traveler's profile and it's great satisfaction to know we hit it right!
Many thanks for sharing the highlights - it's important for us to know which parts you enjoyed most and they may also serve as inspiration to other travelers.
I'll be delighted to hear from you again anytime!
All the best,
Tasos

10 days in norway: 7 unique itinerary ideas, Norway - May 28 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Alicia R. - Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

I can't thank Julia enough for all her recommendations of where to go in Northern Norway. I started out trying to organise the trip myself, as I would usually do, and Norway had me perplexed with exactly where to go and how much time we would need. Julia was spot on with her advice and location choices. Particular highlights were the Sea Cabins in Reine, the stunning house and surrounding areas in Senja and the gorgeous accommodation approximately 30 minutes outside Tromso. Active Tromso... read more

I can't thank Julia enough for all her recommendations of where to go in Northern Norway. I started out trying to organise the trip myself, as I would usually do, and Norway had me perplexed with exactly where to go and how much time we would need. Julia was spot on with her advice and location choices. Particular highlights were the Sea Cabins in Reine, the stunning house and surrounding areas in Senja and the gorgeous accommodation approximately 30 minutes outside Tromso. Active Tromso and our midnight kayak was also a massive highlight. I can not recommend their adventure experiences more highly and we will be back to do some mountain climbing and husky adventures soon. Thank you again Julia! Our experience was so memorable and you took all the angst out of the decision making process guiding us through ferry crossings and pointing out not to miss spots along the journey.

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Julia Plaschke, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Alicia, thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad that you all had a great time :)

Karen

Trip to nepal, Nepal - May 18 - Jun 5, 2019

Traveler: Karen W. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Review for Nepal Tibet trip from 18th May – 5th June 2019
Unforgettable Nepal, I was back to this country again for trekking to Lower Mustang,
which is very similar to Tibet Plateau?
First time domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara without delay, leaving me plenty time to explore this town again either food or shopping. Stunning view from plane flying from Pokhara to Jomsom and landed on an “unbelievable” that it’s an airport! Weather changed from hot Pokhara to a dry and cool Mustang,... read more

Review for Nepal Tibet trip from 18th May – 5th June 2019
Unforgettable Nepal, I was back to this country again for trekking to Lower Mustang,
which is very similar to Tibet Plateau?
First time domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara without delay, leaving me plenty time to explore this town again either food or shopping. Stunning view from plane flying from Pokhara to Jomsom and landed on an “unbelievable” that it’s an airport! Weather changed from hot Pokhara to a dry and cool Mustang, made me felt fresh and excited to begin with the trekking. I like the 2st 3 days trek, as it took only 3 – 5 hours for each day, so I have sometimes to explore the town and mesmerized to the scenery,
unique building structure, “oasis within a desert”, monastery and cold dry air. However, the last day back to Jomson via Lubra....aw...I was taken so long hours to reach the main road which completely out of expectation, but I will never never forget this part of journey, rocky road with some “stream” and very very strong wind always push me walking backward rather than helping me to walk faster, so you can imagine how difficult to walk against strong wind.
I am feeling thankful to guide, Suman, who were always helping me to carry my heavy backpack, patiently waiting for me and assisting me on walking through difficult trail. Even though the whole trekking trail not consider difficult, but it does really required certain level of fitness and stamina if wanted to complete all according to planned hours especially the last day.

Next chapter of this trip would be Tibet.
Travelling to Tibet was my dream and finally I have completed once in my life time experience in Tibet though most of the days were cloudy and sometimes rain. I saw the iconic Potala Palace, scenic Yomdruk Lake, awe inspiring Mt Everest from base camp, played snow at Gong Tang La Pass.
Felt the elevation at the 5000+.......This part of the review short and sweet, as really need to experience it personally. I hope this is not going to be my once in life time travel to Tibet, wish to be back there again with nice clear weather.
I am really grateful to driver (Dawa) and guide (Tseten), both of them really taken good care of me, always check and ensure that I did not experience the altitude sickness. I felt safe and comfortable throughout my whole trip as he has excellent driving skill, sharing and taking plenty of beautiful photos and left me with lots of memorable pictures. Experience guide who discussed and give suggestion if possible depend on the affordable flexibility that he can in order for me to have pleasant and enjoyable trip in order to prevent altitude issue.

Last, I would like to thank Kripa who planned this wonderful trip for me again and arranged Bimba to brief me on the Tibet trip, he (Bimba) also always called to ensure my safety in Tibet. Thanks Anil help at Nepal border when back from Tibet and shared with me the history of Nuwakot. Hope to see you guys in future visit.

Athens, mykonos, santorini, Greece - May 20 - May 28, 2019

Traveler: Joel A. - Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Chris did a great job and the trip to Greece was one of our best vacations. Everything was handled and all the staff were professional and wonderful to deal with.
I would definitely recommend kimkim to handle your travel needs.

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Chris Leontopoulos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Joel,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review!
I am delighted that you and your family had a wonderful time in Greece,
It was a pleasure to plan your trip for you!
Please give my regards to Louise,
All the best!

Jenna

Peru father daughter adventure, Peru - May 21 - Jun 4, 2019

Traveler: Jenna N. - Local specialist: Anne Godoy

Anne was wonderful and so caring. Made the trip seamless. She wants people to learn and explore her country not on a bus with 100's of tourists.

I would definitely recommend Peruvian Soul to future travelers! She worked with our budget seamlessly and didn't feel like a budget trip AT ALL. Kudos to her hard work! Thank you so much!!

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Anne Godoy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jenna!
Thanks so much for trusting us and for the nice comments.
We were so happy to having being part of your trip adventure in Peru, always taking care of every details in ways that you have the best experience possible along the stay.
Hope to be able to help you with your future plans to Peru and also invite your friends and family to explore the richness or our beautiful country!
All the best from Peru!
Anne, Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul

Discover athens, mykonos, santorini and crete - 10 days, Greece - May 19 - May 28, 2019

Traveler: Sue S. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

My family went to Athens, Mykonos and Crete in Mid May of this year. It was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Christos , I am sorry this is so late. I cant thank you enough for the terrific Itinerary you put together for us. All the Accomodations were wonderful with a special shout out to Aletro Cottage Houses. The location, pool, view, breakfast and rooms were all amazing. The owners were great and when my daughter needed something for some insect bites they quickly came to the rescue.... read more

My family went to Athens, Mykonos and Crete in Mid May of this year. It was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Christos , I am sorry this is so late. I cant thank you enough for the terrific Itinerary you put together for us. All the Accomodations were wonderful with a special shout out to Aletro Cottage Houses. The location, pool, view, breakfast and rooms were all amazing. The owners were great and when my daughter needed something for some insect bites they quickly came to the rescue.
The tours set up by Christos and all transportation were 5 star . The drivers always had water available to us and gave us lot of info. Shout out to Alternative Athens for the tours especially our Tour guide Alex on our Mythology walking tour in Athens. He was so passionate about his job!
Our boat rides between islands were fun and the views unbelievable. Just make sure you have some Euros as the internet went down on our day trip to Balos and couldn't buy food on the boat!!
KImKim was available around the clock to answer questions and were quick to answer,.
I will be using KimKim again for our next European travel!!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sue
I am very happy that you had a nice time in Greece.
Thank you for your feedback and for the specific points that you are mentioning, it is very useful to us to get this kind of reviews, in order to be able to become better every year.
Greetings to you and your family from all the team here!
Regards
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - Jun 6 - Jun 14, 2019

Traveler: Bruce Z. - Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Tasos was great in planning our trip. We got to see everything my grandson wanted to see and more. The guides he booked were great, everyone of them. The driver, Nikos , he booked for the Olympia, Vasse, and Mycenae trip was the most professional diver we could ask for. He was very accommodating to our every need. Very engaging in conversation and went out of his way many times to makes us happy. We felt like we met as strangers but parted as friends. The boat trip with Socrates... read more

Tasos was great in planning our trip. We got to see everything my grandson wanted to see and more. The guides he booked were great, everyone of them. The driver, Nikos , he booked for the Olympia, Vasse, and Mycenae trip was the most professional diver we could ask for. He was very accommodating to our every need. Very engaging in conversation and went out of his way many times to makes us happy. We felt like we met as strangers but parted as friends. The boat trip with Socrates was special as he cooked on the boat, which was great, and let my grandson steer the boat under his supervision. We had a very nice experience. Dimitri and Maria were also very good in handling our trip when Tasos was off having a baby.

Two things could be improved. The reservation for the retreat in Abeliona got messed up so we had no place to stay Between Maria and Nikos we found a suitable replacement place to stay but required an extra 1.5 hours of driving. Thanks to Maria and especially Nikos for handling this.
Suggestion would be for someone to confirm reservations the day before we arrive so as not to have too many issues. Plus the retreat in Abeliona, appears to be past its prime especially seeing that not a single person or staff was there when we arrived Think twice about booking that again.

Second area for improvement was the Pi Athens hotel. It was ok but not quite what we expected.. located in a run down area of the city and not near enough outlets where needed especially in the bathrooms by the one and only mirror. You can tell they are trying but not quite up to my standards anyway. The staff was excellent and very accommodating but the hotel itself is lacking somewhat. We still had a very good time though.

Thanks to all for their help and making our experience an enjoyable one.
Bruce and Jenny Zemba

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Tasos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bruce and Jenny,
Thank you so much for your kind words! There is no greater satisfaction than to know you enjoyed the trip and that you were happy with our services.
Having just become a father myself, I can only begin to imagine the importance of such a trip to your grandson - especially since he has read so much about Greek Mythology - and to you, and it makes me even more happy that the trip I helped you plan was enjoyable and met your expectations.
Your comments have been duly... read more

Dear Bruce and Jenny,
Thank you so much for your kind words! There is no greater satisfaction than to know you enjoyed the trip and that you were happy with our services.
Having just become a father myself, I can only begin to imagine the importance of such a trip to your grandson - especially since he has read so much about Greek Mythology - and to you, and it makes me even more happy that the trip I helped you plan was enjoyable and met your expectations.
Your comments have been duly noted, and we have already taken our measures to make sure we will prevent any unfortunate event like the one you had in Abeliona (it was the first time anything like that has happened to us, but still this is no excuse).
Thanks again for trusting me to help you plan this trip and for your valuable feedback.
All the best,
Tasos

Misha

Driving, sightseeing, Costa Rica - Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2019

Traveler: Misha M. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

We enjoyed the whole trip and I just wish we could have extended our stay! From the transportation to the hotels and activities, Adriana made thiis trip really enjoyable for us. Thankyou Adriana and the rest of the kimkim staff :)

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Misha,

Thank you for your message and nice comments of your trip, I am very happy to know that all the services, hotels, transportation and activities were to your liking and that you had a great time in our country. :-) We hope to welcome you again in the future and organize a new experience for you.

Best,
Adriana

Italy trip, Italy - May 28 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: milissa z. - Local specialist: Mario Fortini

Mario did a great job with our trip! His planning took all the stress out of our visit. From the transfers, to the guides, to the trains, everything was perfect. We loved our guide, Julia in Florence. She was very informative and catered our tour to our tastes.
David in Venice was extremely knowledgeable and again, catered the tour to where and what we wanted to see.
Our Murano, Burano and Torcello tour out of Venice was awesome. A great way to explore the islands.
Loved our tour of... read more

Mario did a great job with our trip! His planning took all the stress out of our visit. From the transfers, to the guides, to the trains, everything was perfect. We loved our guide, Julia in Florence. She was very informative and catered our tour to our tastes.
David in Venice was extremely knowledgeable and again, catered the tour to where and what we wanted to see.
Our Murano, Burano and Torcello tour out of Venice was awesome. A great way to explore the islands.
Loved our tour of Pompeii. Enrico was a wonderful tour guide. Had so many interesting facts and made the tour one of the highlights of our trip.
In Sorrento, we had a wonderful private boat tour to the Blue Grotto, Capri, and the coast off Sorrento. Our boat guides were Nello and Francesca. They were absolutely amazing and so much fun. Would highly recommend them.
In Rome, Paulo showed us around Ancient Rome. Again, very informative and interesting. Loved learning about Ancient Rome and all of the history there. We were then treated to a wonderful dinner in Rome. Amazing.
Would HIGHLY recommend Mario and Veronica for any travel plans!!

Best of the dalmatian coast - 8 days, Croatia - Jun 4 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: Nicole E. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Croatia is a beautiful country of rocky mountains, clear waters and blue lakes. It was our first time visiting Croatia and we really enjoyed our time spent exploring the coast between Dubrovnik and Split.

Booking through KimKim was an easy platform. Robi and his team put together an itinerary that was a perfect way to explore the Croatian coast, including a good mix of islands and historical towns. We were never too busy and had time to explore on our own.

Goran, our tour guide was very... read more

Croatia is a beautiful country of rocky mountains, clear waters and blue lakes. It was our first time visiting Croatia and we really enjoyed our time spent exploring the coast between Dubrovnik and Split.

Booking through KimKim was an easy platform. Robi and his team put together an itinerary that was a perfect way to explore the Croatian coast, including a good mix of islands and historical towns. We were never too busy and had time to explore on our own.

Goran, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He liked a joke - especially trying to teach us Croatian words! Though our itinerary was planned, Goran was happy to make changes to accommodate our holiday style. His insider knowledge meant we ate at some delicious family restaurants.

Our accommodation was great - a mixture of apartments and hotels, which suited us perfectly. Our hosts were friendly, and our rooms were clean and spacious.

We really enjoyed our trip to Croatian and would highly recommend touring with Robi and Goran.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

HI Nicole,
thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad you had a nice time at your preferred pace, and hope you left with some nice memories!
Hope to hear from you again in the future and sending many regards from Croatia to you and team!
Best
Robi

Trip to greece, Greece - May 25 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Heidi C. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

I can’t say enough about Christos, Maria, Angeliki and Dimitris and the whole travel12 team. Wow! They planned a wonderful and seamless trip for my teens and me. Anything went perfectly and if it didn’t the travel12 team make it right AND gave us something to make up for the trouble. In Skopelos our favorite island we had the team schedule us a mamma Mia tour. But on the day the tour company did not show up and didn’t have our reservation. Travel12 got right on it and got us scheduled for... read more

I can’t say enough about Christos, Maria, Angeliki and Dimitris and the whole travel12 team. Wow! They planned a wonderful and seamless trip for my teens and me. Anything went perfectly and if it didn’t the travel12 team make it right AND gave us something to make up for the trouble. In Skopelos our favorite island we had the team schedule us a mamma Mia tour. But on the day the tour company did not show up and didn’t have our reservation. Travel12 got right on it and got us scheduled for the next day. And to make up for our disappointment they scheduled a boat tour of the island. That might have ended up being one of our favorite tours! Everything was so wonderful and exactly what we wanted. We asked to be slightly immersed into Greek culture and boy to christos and travel12 deliver. We had an awesome cooking class with a Greek family on Naxos. It was just us and the family and it was wonderful!! When I go back to Greece I am contacting christos and travel12. Thank you so much!!!!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Heidi
Thank you very much for you kind words! We are very happy that you had nice time, enjoying an discovering some parts of Greece.
I think that this was an quite demanding trip plan, I was a little anxious about it when planning it, but it finally went well, with very little trouble.
Thank you also, for being positive and flexible during the unfortunate incidents that occurred during this trip.
Greetings from all the team and maybe see you again in Greece.
Best regards
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - May 23 - Jun 5, 2019

Traveler: Margaret r. - Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Our holiday inGreece was remarkable. Chris planned an interesting and outstanding itinerary and arranged great hotel accommodations as well. I especially enjoyed our suites in Athens, Rethynmo,, and Mykonos Town! The Catamaran Cruise in Santorini was delightful and so much fun. Made acqpanitiness with several other travelers . Also wanted you to know that our private drivers were all wonderful ! They were attentive to your needs and polite, and extremely knowledgeable which made our... read more

Our holiday inGreece was remarkable. Chris planned an interesting and outstanding itinerary and arranged great hotel accommodations as well. I especially enjoyed our suites in Athens, Rethynmo,, and Mykonos Town! The Catamaran Cruise in Santorini was delightful and so much fun. Made acqpanitiness with several other travelers . Also wanted you to know that our private drivers were all wonderful ! They were attentive to your needs and polite, and extremely knowledgeable which made our travel time with then educational and allowed for interesting discourse with then. My son, Kenny and I will continue to relive our fabulous holiday that Chris planned for us in such detail to assure we were able to visit all the historic places I wanted my son to see. We have many happy memories which we’ll cherish forever. Thanks again, for an exciting and wonderful experience in Greece!!!

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Chris Leontopoulos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Margaret and Kenny
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind review, but most of all thank you for taking the time to meet me for coffee during you Delphi trip!
It was wonderful to meet you and Kenny after such a long time that we were in planning!
I m very happy that I had the opportunity to help you and Ken reconnect with Greece and I look forward to hearing from you again in the near future when you want to "get your Greek on" again!

All the best!

Chris

Greece at it's finest, Greece - Jun 5 - Jun 15, 2019

Traveler: Martha D. - Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

In one word - AMAZING!

Tasos and his team helped us plan a trip of a lifetime. Beginning in Athens with our driver, Lampros, who took us to the Sounio Temple and an impromptu dinner, which was wonderful. We then did an Acropolis tour, which was fascinating and awe inspiring.

Our next stop was Tinos. Our accommodations at Favie Suzanne were great, but the personal service we got from both Yannis and Fabio was above and beyond - they were so helpful. Tinos is a beautiful island, which we... read more

In one word - AMAZING!

Tasos and his team helped us plan a trip of a lifetime. Beginning in Athens with our driver, Lampros, who took us to the Sounio Temple and an impromptu dinner, which was wonderful. We then did an Acropolis tour, which was fascinating and awe inspiring.

Our next stop was Tinos. Our accommodations at Favie Suzanne were great, but the personal service we got from both Yannis and Fabio was above and beyond - they were so helpful. Tinos is a beautiful island, which we were able to enjoy as we took the Marble Route tour with Katia and a driver. Katia and the driver were very informative and showed us a part of Tinos that we never would have seen without the tour. When we were arranging our trip, we asked Tasos to give us the “real Greece” and that is wha we had every step of the way.

Next we went to Naxos, where we stayed at Nastasia Village. Emma, who owns the hotel with hr family was so warm and accommodating . She helped make our stay so very special. The breakfast at the hotel was amazing - real Greek food - homemade and delicious. Naxos is a beautiful island with fewer tourists. After having the food tour, which was amazing with Yannis and Irini, we learned so much about Naxian cheese, Kitron, and Greek foods in general. We also had a fabulous tour of the island and were given an opportunity to visit many villages. Naxos has great Easter he’s and we had a lovely beach day and then we went shopping in Chora. It is quaint and lovely and became our favorite stop on our amazing tour!

Santorini was our last stop. Luckily we were booked at the Makris hotel In Kamari, which was much quieter than either Fira or Oia, but there was plenty to do and it was a lovely beach (black sand/stone) and shopping area. We were able to take an island tour to Pyrgos, the wine museum and winery tour with tasting and Oia at sunset, which was beautiful, but crowded. Our favorite part of Santorini was the old boat tour on the Bella Aurora, which was amazing. The crew was fabulous. We hiked the volcano, swam in the hot springs, went to a secluded beach area and had a lovely authentic Greek barbecue and then we watched the sunset from the water. If that wasn’t enough, while the sun was setting, one of the crew members, Yannis, played the saxophone. It was a great end to our island tour!

Back to Athens for a night and Tasos had planned a goodbye dinner for us at The Black Sheep restaurant, which was delicious. Travel 12 was always there when we needed them and I would highly recommend their travel service. I would also highly recommend Lampros as a driver in Athens as he will go above and beyond what is asked of him and when you say you would like to have a bit of breakfast - he will take you to the most amazing bakery. My friend had a bit of a problem at the end of our trip and both Travel 12 and Lampros were there to help.

We can’t thank you all enough for an amazing adventure.....it was better than we could have ever imagined.

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Tasos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Martha, for your kind words!
There is not much I can say - only that reading such a review is the greatest pleasure and satisfaction I can get through my work, and it's what keeps me and the team going and continuously striving to further improve!
I am delighted you enjoyed this trip and I will be more than happy to help you plan your next visit anytime, to discover more hidden treasures of the real and authentic Greece!
Wish you all the best,
Tasos

Nordic adventure for outdoor lovers - 5 days, Norway - Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019

Traveler: MARK E. - Local specialist: Ingrid Thornes

Ingrid was great and the experiences were truly amazing. We had a great trip with wonderful memories from activities that would have been very difficult to find or book on our own. I highly recommend!

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Ingrid Thornes, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review! So so happy to hear you had a good time!

Welcome back anytime!

Ingrid

Trip to mongolia, Mongolia - Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: Weila C. - Local specialist: Oyunerdene Battulga

Oyu planned a wonderful 10days roadtrip for us. There were 6 of us (grandparents, 2 kids and us). Activities planned were suitable for all (except grandparents couldn't climb the sand dunes) and nobody felt left out. We covered the Terelji National Park, sunset at Ugii Lake, explored the ancient city Kharkhorin and Endene Zuu Monastery, Ongi Monastery, sliding @ Singing Sand Dunes, horse riding at Yol Valley to see the ice lake and not to mention building our own gers! Our guide and driver,... read more

Oyu planned a wonderful 10days roadtrip for us. There were 6 of us (grandparents, 2 kids and us). Activities planned were suitable for all (except grandparents couldn't climb the sand dunes) and nobody felt left out. We covered the Terelji National Park, sunset at Ugii Lake, explored the ancient city Kharkhorin and Endene Zuu Monastery, Ongi Monastery, sliding @ Singing Sand Dunes, horse riding at Yol Valley to see the ice lake and not to mention building our own gers! Our guide and driver, Jagaa and Bazaraa toke really good care of us. We met friendly and beautiful people along the way and left Mongolia with thoughts of our next trip.

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Oyunerdene Battulga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Weila! Looking forward to hear from you soon :)

Discover sri lanka, Sri Lanka - May 29 - Jun 12, 2019

Traveler: Craig B. - Local specialist: Sandun Jayasundara

We had a amazing experience in Sri Lanka, our tour guide Rukan was so helpful and supportive to us on our trip. He was a very safe driver and organised our days very well.
Sigiriya rock’Lion rock’, was wonderful to see and to climb to top for breath taking view.
Kandy, we enjoyed, visiting the Temple of Tooth and our Cooking class at Thotupala Residence.
Train ride to Nuwara Eliya; was a experience, lots of scenery and lots of singing by the locals.
Udawalawe- Leopard trails, was a great... read more

We had a amazing experience in Sri Lanka, our tour guide Rukan was so helpful and supportive to us on our trip. He was a very safe driver and organised our days very well.
Sigiriya rock’Lion rock’, was wonderful to see and to climb to top for breath taking view.
Kandy, we enjoyed, visiting the Temple of Tooth and our Cooking class at Thotupala Residence.
Train ride to Nuwara Eliya; was a experience, lots of scenery and lots of singing by the locals.
Udawalawe- Leopard trails, was a great highlight on our trip, accommodation could not fault, safari tours were amazing.
Accommodation at CEU Ceylon was great, looked after us very welcoming, enjoyed our stay.
Thambapanni Retreat our least favourite accommodation, transferred to Thambapanni waves pavilion, it was exceptional..... wish we stayed there the 1st night.
Overall we had a great time and hope to come back one day!

Zara

Khopra danda trek, Nepal - Apr 18 - Apr 28, 2019

Traveler: Zara M. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

I travelled to Nepal for the first time with my 3 kids and 2 other young people. What a fantastic experience. Ngima was informative and helpful right from the word go. Tailored the trip to our needs as an extended family group and obviously chose a trek that suited our fitness. Everything went smoothly from the first airport pick up to our wonder guide Pemba and our porters.
Nepal itself was simply marvellous. A mix of the bustle and fun of Kathmandu to the trek on the Khopra Danda track in... read more

I travelled to Nepal for the first time with my 3 kids and 2 other young people. What a fantastic experience. Ngima was informative and helpful right from the word go. Tailored the trip to our needs as an extended family group and obviously chose a trek that suited our fitness. Everything went smoothly from the first airport pick up to our wonder guide Pemba and our porters.
Nepal itself was simply marvellous. A mix of the bustle and fun of Kathmandu to the trek on the Khopra Danda track in the Annapurna range. Spectacular! I cannot thank the Kimkim staff, Ngima and Pemba enough for the experience they game me and my children. Memories that will last a lifetime and I hope give my children the confidence to return. I can't wait to return!

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Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Zara,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was indeed a great pleasure for me to organize the Khopra Danda trek for you. Glad to hear that you had a memorable time and you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in near further. Thank you

Best regards,
Ngima

Cynthia

Langtang trek - 11 days, Nepal - May 29 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: Cynthia M. - Local specialist: Erin Green

We just got back from an amazing adventure in Nepal. We can't thank Kimkim enough for helping to create a magical trip. From start to finish, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Erin, our local specialist, was extremely responsive in arranging all of the details for our time in Nepal, patiently answering my questions and providing a lot of information to help us prepare for the adventure. Raj welcomed us our first night in Nepal, and met with us again on our last day, making sure... read more

We just got back from an amazing adventure in Nepal. We can't thank Kimkim enough for helping to create a magical trip. From start to finish, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Erin, our local specialist, was extremely responsive in arranging all of the details for our time in Nepal, patiently answering my questions and providing a lot of information to help us prepare for the adventure. Raj welcomed us our first night in Nepal, and met with us again on our last day, making sure everything was taken care of. Bipin, our city guide in Katmandu, taught us so much about Nepal's history, religion, politics, and more as we explored different sites in the city. We would also like to express our gratitude for the drivers. Driving in Nepal can be quite an experience, especially in the mountains, but we had complete confidence in the Kimkim drivers- they are exceptional. Finally and most importantly, the heart of our trip was trekking in the Langtang Valley with Rishi, Susan, and Nirajan. We feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to trek with them- they are so very kind, fun, responsive, and responsible. The beauty and the biodiversity of the trek to the Langtang Valley are astonishing and the views from Kyanjin Gompa are jaw-dropping but I think that our lasting memories will be of our time with Rishi, Susan, and Nirajan. THANK YOU!!!

Dalmatian coast self-drive tour - 12 days, Croatia - Jun 4 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: Juliet E. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We had an amazing holiday and a lot of the credit should go to Robi, who was amazingly attentive both in London when we were planning the holiday and also in Croatia. He planned the trip extremely well for us and explained everything we needed to know, provided the best guidance and support but was never pushy. Communication was perfect and all Robi's recommendations were spot on.
We had such a good time, I have no hesitation in giving 5 star praise.
Juliet

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Juliet,
thank you very much for your kind words.
I am glad you had a nice time in Croatia!
Hope to see you again and sending many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Trip to morocco, Morocco - May 31 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Maureen D. - Local specialist: Hajar Nouri

We had a wonderful vacation in Morocco! We visited Casablanca, Rabat, Mekenes, Volubilis, Fes, Marrakesh and the High Atlas mountains.

Hajar (local specialist) made every effort to understand what we were looking for and did an amazing job planning out the itinerary in detail. I had a mix of phone/email interactions to finalize our plans. Oussama and their operations team made the plan a reality!

Our driver Hafid drove well; he was calm, pleasant and ensured our comfort at all times. ... read more

We had a wonderful vacation in Morocco! We visited Casablanca, Rabat, Mekenes, Volubilis, Fes, Marrakesh and the High Atlas mountains.

Hajar (local specialist) made every effort to understand what we were looking for and did an amazing job planning out the itinerary in detail. I had a mix of phone/email interactions to finalize our plans. Oussama and their operations team made the plan a reality!

Our driver Hafid drove well; he was calm, pleasant and ensured our comfort at all times.

I cannot say enough good things about Mustafa our guide. He was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable, patient and went out of his way to give us a meaningful experience.

The Fes medina was the most memorable. We have previously travelled a lot and have never seen something like this. We were transported to the 15th century, except that everyone had a cell phone!

Trekking in the High Atlas mountains was a nice way to end our trip. We plucked ripe cherries as we walked along!

Staying in the riads was also very memorable; it felt opulent and grand! The food, tea service, cookies and staff were terrific.

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Hajar Nouri, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Maureen, we're so glad to hear that you had an amazing trip across our country :)

Don

The very best walks on corsica: 7 days, France - Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2019

Traveler: Don T. - Local specialist: Claudia Meloni

Overall a good trip. We had 2 drivers. One was English speaking - Emanuel. We enjoyed his knowledge and sense of humour. The other was Patrick whose English was less extensive. So we couldn't chat much to him unfortunately so we couldn't learn as much from him during our long drives.
Both drivers were nice people and very punctual and helpful.
We missed the train ride due to incorrect timetable information provided ( traveling on a public holiday) and that was a shame. However that hiccup... read more

Overall a good trip. We had 2 drivers. One was English speaking - Emanuel. We enjoyed his knowledge and sense of humour. The other was Patrick whose English was less extensive. So we couldn't chat much to him unfortunately so we couldn't learn as much from him during our long drives.
Both drivers were nice people and very punctual and helpful.
We missed the train ride due to incorrect timetable information provided ( traveling on a public holiday) and that was a shame. However that hiccup was quickly overcome and Emanuel drove us where we needed to be. We were very relieved about that.
Given the small cost of the boat trip we think that fare could have been included in the package with a voucher ( like the train voucher)
The Colonna hotel was fantastic. But it's a long way out of the centre. There was no shuttle and no taxi which is an issue. We suggest you lobby them for a shuttle service in the evenings early in the tourist season so guests can dine in the town centre. Or maybe the hotel could offer the use of some e-bikes?
The Calvi Hotel while adequate did not compare to the standards of the other two. We wonder whether a better 4 star hotel exists in town? For example there was no wifi operating for our entire stay
These are small details. Overall we enjoyed our trip and loved Corsica!

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Claudia Meloni, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Don,

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your Corsican walking Tour. We take into account your comments to improve our upcoming trips.

Maybe see you soon for your next trip !
Best regards,
Claudia

Mick

Italian , Italy - Jun 3 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Mick R. - Local specialist: Edmondo Boscoscuro

The whole trip !
Edmondo
Valentina
Andreas
Boris
5 stars for for all

* all of them adjusted to our needs...

Spain, Spain - May 31 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: Carmine C. - Local specialist: Patricia Marques

Patricia planned the perfect trip for us. She communicated with me throughout the planning process and answered any messages in a timely matter. Our hotels were perfectly located, clean, and the staff were very pleasant. All of our drivers arrived on time and were courteous. Our tour guides , Elena in Madrid, Sara ( tapas tour), Damiano in Seville, Alvaro in Gilbratar, and Danahe in Barcelona were very knowledgeable and informative. I would definitely use KimKim again.

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Patricia Marques, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Carmine,

Thank you for your kind words.
It was a pleasure helping you plan YourTripToSpain for you and your Family!

And I Will keep you updated in regards of the souvenirs you bought in Toledo.

Have a lovely day!
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Trip to peru, Peru - May 25 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Matthew C. - Local specialist: Jesus Martel

My daughter and I really enjoyed our trip. The connections were seamless and always on time. The best part of the trip were our guides. They were all well informed, interesting, and just plain fun to hang out with. I would highly recommend Kim-kim.
Matthew

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Jesus Martel, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Matthew!
Thanks for your nice comments for Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul did a great job planning a great trip for daughter and you! We are happy to hear you had an awesome time in Peru! For us, our clients are much more than just travelers but we love to have this special connection of friendship and show them the soul of our country! Hope you enjoyed the trip as much as we did and come back to Peru some day in the future!
All the best and hope to keep in touch,
Best regards,
Jesus, Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul team

Gary

China holiday, China - Jun 2 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: Gary C. - Local specialist: Lemon Zhang

I d just like to thank Lemon and the team from kimkim for a such a well organised tour of China ! My three guides Jerry, Candy and Danny treated me very well and spoke clear English fluently. My first guide Jerry, showed me the highlights of Beijing, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, a rickshaw ride and visit to a local family and the summer palace. The second guide Candy, she was very experienced and knowledgeable about her tour in Xian, Terracotta Warriors, Museum, old... read more

I d just like to thank Lemon and the team from kimkim for a such a well organised tour of China ! My three guides Jerry, Candy and Danny treated me very well and spoke clear English fluently. My first guide Jerry, showed me the highlights of Beijing, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, a rickshaw ride and visit to a local family and the summer palace. The second guide Candy, she was very experienced and knowledgeable about her tour in Xian, Terracotta Warriors, Museum, old pergoda , calligraphy class andMuslim quarter. My third guide Danny in Guilin, he took me to Reed Flute Cave, Elephant trunk hill , the Li River and moon hill. My guides were brilliant hosts and they all enhanced my China experience. The accommodation recommended and booked by Lemon was exceptional I can not recommend them all highly enough
Once again thankyou
Gary Crettenden

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Lemon Zhang, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Gary,

Thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad you had a nice time during your trip in China, and hope you left with some nice memories!
I'll always be at your services and please note that it has been a great honor to me being here as your local travel expert. I wish you the best of luck in future travels! We look forward to adventuring with you again for next time.
Best regards,
Lemon

Iceland outdoor adventure, Iceland - Jun 2 - Jun 12, 2019

Traveler: jay d. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Preeti took the info we gave her on what we wanted to do and see and designed a great vacation for my family I will recommend her to all my friends that want to experience the wonderful place called Iceland

Derrick

Trip to italy, Italy - May 31 - Jun 5, 2019

Traveler: Derrick C. - Local specialist: Fabio Fasone

Overall, the expectation for this experience was met, however I expected more service from the concierge and better coordination between the planner and concierge for each location I got a concierge.

The concept of having a digital travel agent was very appealing especially since the planning is performed by people locally and helps for my busy schedule. I felt during the planning process I got the service I expected. However, I felt that I was not attended too as much as I thought I would... read more

Overall, the expectation for this experience was met, however I expected more service from the concierge and better coordination between the planner and concierge for each location I got a concierge.

The concept of having a digital travel agent was very appealing especially since the planning is performed by people locally and helps for my busy schedule. I felt during the planning process I got the service I expected. However, I felt that I was not attended too as much as I thought I would when I actually traveled. I felt a little alone out there which is why I used your services.

On the days I had off, I was not offered any advice or suggestions. When it came to the activities that was planned, it felt like the concierge was just checking off a box on a list then moving on to the next thing. I felt things could be more personable, like visiting a family or friend who makes sure everything is okay and offer up some local information to create a better experience.

2-week ring road self-drive itinerary: highlights of iceland and the remote westfjords, Iceland - May 24 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: finley p. - Local specialist: Chris McCarty

Chris did a great job putting together a memorable trip around Iceland, encouraging us to explore some of the more remote areas. We had all kinds of weather from sleet and snow and wind to warm sun. No problem at Lake Myvatn with bugs, probably because it was a bit cool. Good marsh bird watching there and at Djupivogur. Loved Seydisfjordur and the newly renovated guesthouse, Vio Lonio. Appreciated being pointed to the various little museum: Sheep Farming Museum in Holmavik, Herring Museum in... read more

Chris did a great job putting together a memorable trip around Iceland, encouraging us to explore some of the more remote areas. We had all kinds of weather from sleet and snow and wind to warm sun. No problem at Lake Myvatn with bugs, probably because it was a bit cool. Good marsh bird watching there and at Djupivogur. Loved Seydisfjordur and the newly renovated guesthouse, Vio Lonio. Appreciated being pointed to the various little museum: Sheep Farming Museum in Holmavik, Herring Museum in Siglufjordur, Heritage Museum in Isafjordur and others. The Kia he rented for us handled the mildly terrifying, narrow dirt roads up and down the fjords beautifully. Other memorable hotels were the Vogafjos Farm House at Lake Myvatn, Guesthouse Skalafell outside Skaftafell Park., and Helgugata Guesthouse in Borgarnes. Less memorable were the Fosshotel in Patreksfjordur (costly and less unique) and the Arnastapi Cottages (beautiful location, but be sure to ask for a guesthouse or hotel room with an unobstructed view of the ocean. Also, no good place for dinner). The Sea Monster Museum was pretty lame, but some might like it. Waterfalls were all spectacular and we even saw some crazy kayakers go over one as part of a film shoot.) I'd also recommend the Insight Guide, Explore Iceland as an adjunct to Chris' suggestions. Thanks for everything!

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Chris McCarty, kimkim staff, responded to this review:

Trish & Fin, welcome back! So glad you had such a memorable trip to Iceland, and I'm thankful you managed to avoid the black flies at Myvatn. I'm jealous you witnessed kayakers going over a waterfall--that must have been such a site. Sorry we didn't include the opportunity for you to do the same--maybe on your next kimkim trip? ;-)

Best,
-Chris

Saranda to split road trip , Albania - May 24 - Jun 1, 2019

Traveler: Jeff G. - Local specialist: Ed Reeves

This was a fantastic experience and tour … absolutely gorgeous scenery … and very few tourists to compete with. Ed's Drive Albania put together a custom itinerary through 4 countries. Our guide - Ardi - was absolutely fantastic … at the end of the trip we consider him our friend and have invited him to visit us in Florida. Ardi was always making sure we were being taken care of and even modified the itinerary at our request. A very high service level.

We agree with the write-ups that... read more

This was a fantastic experience and tour … absolutely gorgeous scenery … and very few tourists to compete with. Ed's Drive Albania put together a custom itinerary through 4 countries. Our guide - Ardi - was absolutely fantastic … at the end of the trip we consider him our friend and have invited him to visit us in Florida. Ardi was always making sure we were being taken care of and even modified the itinerary at our request. A very high service level.

We agree with the write-ups that traveling in the Balkan region is safe - we never felt uncomfortable or unsafe … although it did help to have Ardi who spoke all the languages needed and knew the roads very well. We stayed at 2 guest houses which really personalized the experience … and off-roaded for a couple of days in the mountains which was one of the highlights of the adventure. We have a ton of pictures and very fond memories of our Balkan experience.

I would absolutely use Drive Albania again.

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Ed Reeves, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks so much, Jeff! We're so glad you enjoyed the tour, and Ardi also had a blast. It's always great for us when travellers appreciate touring the Balkans so much. Hope you're not missing the UAZ too badly... Best, Ed

Can you organise a custom trip for 2 in the chachapoyas area?, Peru - May 25 - May 29, 2019

Traveler: Lynda P. - Local specialist: Martina Capel

We loved our trip to North Peru that we organised through Phima Voyages. Martina was wonderful as we made our plans and bookings. She kept us really well informed and provided lots of good advice and local information.
The airport transfers and hotel bookings were very well organised.
Our tours were wonderful. It was great to get away from the main areas for international tourism and explore a bit more of Peru. A highlight for us was the ruins at Keulap, but we enjoyed our experiences too.... read more

We loved our trip to North Peru that we organised through Phima Voyages. Martina was wonderful as we made our plans and bookings. She kept us really well informed and provided lots of good advice and local information.
The airport transfers and hotel bookings were very well organised.
Our tours were wonderful. It was great to get away from the main areas for international tourism and explore a bit more of Peru. A highlight for us was the ruins at Keulap, but we enjoyed our experiences too. Our guide was friendly, well informed and helpful. Our driver was very professional and we always felt safe, including on some of the winding dirt roads.
While we were there we experienced a magnitude 8 earthquake. The Phima team were great at making us feel safe (which we were!) and keeping us informed about potential changes due to rockfalls on the roads.
I really recommend Phima to anyone looking for a personalised travel experience in the Chachapoyas area.

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Martina Capel, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lynda,

Your trip was very special with the earthquake in the middle !! I am glad that everything turned out fine and there were no major problems.

Thank you on behalf of our team for your nice comments. We work together already for several years and it is very encouraging to hear that you appreciate our services. It was a pleasure showing you our beautiful region of Amazonas with all its treasures and experiences !

I wish you many more exciting trips and especially - lots of encounters and stories to tell.
Warm regards,
Martina

Trip to bolivia, Bolivia - Jun 1 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Flaminia R. - Local specialist: Milenka Omireis

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Bolivian Altiplano. Milenka was very good at planning the trip for our group of six . She was available for help and tips before and during the trip . It was very easy to work with her. The hotels she picked were comfortable and in great locations . We especially enjoyed the Hacienda Cayara in Potosi ( it was like going back in time) and the Palacio de Sal. Her guides were all very nice and knowledgeable. I want to especially commend the two drivers we... read more

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Bolivian Altiplano. Milenka was very good at planning the trip for our group of six . She was available for help and tips before and during the trip . It was very easy to work with her. The hotels she picked were comfortable and in great locations . We especially enjoyed the Hacienda Cayara in Potosi ( it was like going back in time) and the Palacio de Sal. Her guides were all very nice and knowledgeable. I want to especially commend the two drivers we had from Carolina del Norte Tours , Roger and Martin. They were very safe and professional ( and helped me improve my Spanish ). Bolivia is safe and an incredible beautiful country (the Salar and the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve are among the most memorable places I have ever seen) and its people are very friendly . Speaking some Spanish helped us meet some locals who were eager to talk to us : a miner or the people in the salteña shop or at the markets, and especially Nieves who gave us the plantation tour at Munaipata Coffee.

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Milenka Omireis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Flaminia,

Thank you for your great comments for all the team! I am so happy you had a great time in Bolivia. I would have like to meet you when you arrived at La Paz but I had a family inconvenient and could not go to your hotel, I am sorry.
By the way, nice pictures :)

Asian hike adventure, Bhutan - May 13 - May 31, 2019

Traveler: Pat S. - Local specialist: Vishal Pradhan

What rating do you give a tour when the guides – literally – saved your life? We arrived in Bhutan and began acclimatizing to the higher altitudes. Part of this process included hiking to Tiger’s nest (which was utterly amazing) and we hiked from Cheila Pass to Kila Goemba (a monastery). In regard to altitude, we were hiking at altitudes as high as 3,988 meters. While I did experience some issues, I got through both hikes, relatively, unscathed. In case one wonders, I was taking medicine to... read more

What rating do you give a tour when the guides – literally – saved your life? We arrived in Bhutan and began acclimatizing to the higher altitudes. Part of this process included hiking to Tiger’s nest (which was utterly amazing) and we hiked from Cheila Pass to Kila Goemba (a monastery). In regard to altitude, we were hiking at altitudes as high as 3,988 meters. While I did experience some issues, I got through both hikes, relatively, unscathed. In case one wonders, I was taking medicine to help me acclimatize. On day four we began our trek in earnest.

On this initial hike of our trek, we were scheduled to gain, roughly, 770 meters. About 4 miles into a 13 & ½ mile hike I began to experience difficulties, my legs felt extremely heavy and I was having a hard time catching my breath. I sat down on a rock and promptly passed out, the first of ten times. Two of the guides (after administering oxygen a number of times) put me between their shoulders and took me back down to where we started the hike (lower elevation and that was the first place a helicopter could land). When we reached where we started our hike, the tour company had arranged for us to be met by army personnel, including a medic, who administered an IV drop. I was air lifted out and taken to the hospital in Bhutan.

At the hospital, the medical staff treated me for severe dehydration, my kidneys were not functioning properly. I spent two nights, three days in the hospital and the tour company insured that someone was in the hospital with me the entire time, insuring that I understood what was being asked, checking on the care that I was given (chasing down medical staff when they thought I needed attention), bringing food and blankets.

Amazing group of individuals, whose sole concern was for my safety and comfort – if they hadn’t acted the way that they did, it is NOT hyperbole to say that I may not be here today. I cannot say enough good things about them. If you are planning on hiking in Bhutan, I would strongly recommend using them.

Ireland 2019, Ireland - Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: Scott R. - Local specialist: Dean Garrison

I thought overall this was a well planned trip. Every day was different and it felt that there were different themes. We didn't drive long between locations. What made it so successful is that we had a framework and a structure, but allowed us the flexibility to change our plans during the course of the day. Weather is Ireland is always unpredictable. We had a challenging start but the weather came through nicely at the tail end of our trip.

On the first day, driving up to Galway made... read more

I thought overall this was a well planned trip. Every day was different and it felt that there were different themes. We didn't drive long between locations. What made it so successful is that we had a framework and a structure, but allowed us the flexibility to change our plans during the course of the day. Weather is Ireland is always unpredictable. We had a challenging start but the weather came through nicely at the tail end of our trip.

On the first day, driving up to Galway made sense because it was accessible and it was an easy way to get started with some light tourist walking through the streets and getting a flavor of Irish culture. We especially enjoyed watching the finals of the premier league championship in a packed local pub which resembled a mosh pit. The noise and enthusiasm was electrifying.

I enjoyed Doolin, especially the pubs where the locals attended listening to music. I highly recommend Sheedy's B&B. We enjoyed hiking the cliffs of Mohr from Doolin to the tourist center as it was private and less people. Getting a taxi to take us back to Doolin was easy and convenient vs. taking a bus back into town. I think starting from the Tourist center is a mistake as there are too many people.

The Dingle penisula was my favorite part of the trip. Enjoyed the B&B and appreciated majestic views of the mountains in the backdrop along the coastline. Great walking trails. We just barely missed getting the boat over to Blassket Island but enoyed the museum had some nice walks in the AM along the coastline. We loved the Falconary and that was truly was an unique and unforgettable experience. The pub and music nightlife was great too.

Touring Skellig Michael was another highlight of the trip and we were fortunate for a very nice sunny day. Memorable. A must!

Heading up to Limerick the next day and seeing the castles and walking the trails was a good day to "strecth the legs". Nightlife was great too.

Ending our trip in Dublin was a good way to slow it down a bit. We enjoyed the museums at Trinity college, GPO (must), public gardens, as well as the Jamenson and Guinesse. Although it is a touristy thing to do, taking the "hop on and hop off" bus tour is a good way to get around to see the city. The early am drive from Dublin to Shannon airport was easy and not too taxing.

lynette

Dubrovnik to tirana private tour, Albania - Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: lynette h. - Local specialist: Ed Reeves

Ed and Ardi were unfailingly polite and available to help us with every request.

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Ed Reeves, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Lynette.

Kathy

Norwegian highlights: oslo, bergen & the sognefjord - 7 days, Norway - May 31 - Jun 6, 2019

Traveler: Kathy B. - Local specialist: André Larsen

I enjoy planning and booking trips on my own, however for this last minute vacation I felt pressured. We would be meeting family in Europe then travelling on together for just 5 full days in Norway. The itinerary (Norway in a Nutshell based) involved several connections by train and ferry at the beginning of tourist season, and I was worried that by the time I did my research the tickets we wanted would be unavailable. So I decided to let kimkim expert Andre handle everything. Good move;... read more

I enjoy planning and booking trips on my own, however for this last minute vacation I felt pressured. We would be meeting family in Europe then travelling on together for just 5 full days in Norway. The itinerary (Norway in a Nutshell based) involved several connections by train and ferry at the beginning of tourist season, and I was worried that by the time I did my research the tickets we wanted would be unavailable. So I decided to let kimkim expert Andre handle everything. Good move; no worries and everything went smoothly. Andre sent a detailed plan that included the tickets for the Norway in a Nutshell trains/ferries; information for the hotel bookings for two nights in Oslo, two in Balestrand and two in Bergen; directions and options for transportation from the airport to the hotel in Oslo, and how to get to the airport in Bergen. He tailored activites and sight-seeing according to our interests and offered hotel options to fit our preferences. The communication was excellent, and Andre had great suggestions and lots of patience with my many questions as the plans were tweaked. We enjoyed the Bergen and Flam trains and the ferry to the glaciers in Fjaerland, and a highlight was the quiet time we spent in Balestrand. Jon at the Midtnes Hotel was a very thoughful and accomodating host (picking us up unexpectedly at the dock, and offering earlier breakfast times around our ferry trips) and our room had million dollar views. I would highly recommend Andre and kimkim.

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André Larsen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for the kind words. I am very happy to hear that you had such a good time in Norway and I'm glad to read that you had such a great stay in Balestrand as well. I hope that you want to visit Norway sometime.

Mylan

norway's ultimate fjord adventure , Finland - Jun 3 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Mylan G. - Local specialist: Ingrid Thornes

We absolutely loved Norway. It is a beautiful country with wonderful people. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our boat tour through the fjords was gorgeous. We especially enjoyed the Flåm train ride and our trip to Lofoten Islands. A guide named Boyd, from Aktiv took us on a very nice kayaking tour. He was very informative about the people, the culture, and the history of the area.

Planning the trip with Ingrid was a dream! She had excellent suggestions, was thorough in her planning... read more

We absolutely loved Norway. It is a beautiful country with wonderful people. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our boat tour through the fjords was gorgeous. We especially enjoyed the Flåm train ride and our trip to Lofoten Islands. A guide named Boyd, from Aktiv took us on a very nice kayaking tour. He was very informative about the people, the culture, and the history of the area.

Planning the trip with Ingrid was a dream! She had excellent suggestions, was thorough in her planning and left us very detailed instructions. She even gave us maps so that we would have a general idea where we needed to go. I have given all of my friends the recommendations on booking travel through kim kim. We had a wonderful experience and every hotel and activity met or exceeded our expectations.

Our only obstacles were generally in the area of language. While everyone spoke English, we really had a tough time reading the signs or following directions that were written in Norwegian. This posed most challenging while driving. Some how we made it through the trip with just a parking ticket!

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Ingrid Thornes, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mylan,
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback and for taking the time to write a review. I am so so happy to hear that you had such a good time in Norway!

I wish you all the very best and welcome back to Norway any time!
Best,
Ingrid

Athens & islands, Greece - May 20 - May 31, 2019

Traveler: Bruce H. - Local specialist: Nicky Korontzi

We had an extraordinary trip to Greece, in large part because of the excellent guidance we received from Nicky. We found that our vacation very much matched our sensibilities in terms of our destinations, accommodations, and the activities that were planned for us. The pre-trip planning process went very smoothly and communication was prompt and very helpful.

Despite a few glitches that were quickly remedied, the logistics of drivers and ferries was handled smoothly. I’m pretty sure the... read more

We had an extraordinary trip to Greece, in large part because of the excellent guidance we received from Nicky. We found that our vacation very much matched our sensibilities in terms of our destinations, accommodations, and the activities that were planned for us. The pre-trip planning process went very smoothly and communication was prompt and very helpful.

Despite a few glitches that were quickly remedied, the logistics of drivers and ferries was handled smoothly. I’m pretty sure the process without KimKim/Travel21 would’ve been substantially more difficult. Instead we were able to focus on enjoying the beauty of Greece.

Highlights of our trip included touring and hiking the beautiful and unspoiled island of Tinos. Our stay at the lovely Onar hotel was very pleasant and the breakfast was phenomenal.

Our visit to Naxos was also very pleasant and we enjoyed the archeology museum in the castle, as well as touring the beautiful interior part of the island.

Everybody’s heard of Santorini, and it’s a truly unique place, but also teaming with tourists and assaulted by day-trippers from cruise ships. Based on what we’ve learned from the locals, I’d say that cruise ships are ruining things for just about everyone - better to go with a plan that helps the local economy and gives you the best experience.

Our accommodations at Santorini were perfect - a small boutique hotel away from the maddening crowds. We could easily walk down to the local village and were lucky to experience a “name-day” celebration at the church, which featured excellent music and dancing. An eBike tour was fantastic - highly recommended.

Our trip was bookended by visits to the Acropolis and the National Archeology Museum in Athens- both highly recommended.

Thanks again to Nicky!

Karen

Highlights of macedonia, North Macedonia - May 12 - May 16, 2019

Traveler: Karen B. - Local specialist: Xheni Tirana

Xheni was incredibly patient! I changed my plans several times and she was always flexible and understanding. We had a really great time in North Macedonia and really appreciate all the excellent input from Xheni. Thanks for everything.

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Xheni Tirana, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Karen,
I hope you are still adventuring the world !
Thank you for your nice words, it was a pleasure for me to create this trip for you, and I am glad you had a great time.
Wish you all the best, and please spread the good words for North Macedonia.
Yours,
Xheni

Greece, Greece - May 14 - May 23, 2019

Traveler: Dee W. - Local specialist: Vasilis Krassas

In planning my trip to Greece, Vasilis was very attentive. He adjusted my itinerary many times to meet our needs. Our anniversary dinner he planned at Point A was outstanding. However, our travel documents were not received until May 9th for a May 13th departure. I feel that was cutting it close just in case there were any issues. As a whole, the trip was outstanding. Lampros, the driver in Athens, was excellent. Our tour guides in Santorini, Gustos and Paris, were fabulous. Costos and... read more

In planning my trip to Greece, Vasilis was very attentive. He adjusted my itinerary many times to meet our needs. Our anniversary dinner he planned at Point A was outstanding. However, our travel documents were not received until May 9th for a May 13th departure. I feel that was cutting it close just in case there were any issues. As a whole, the trip was outstanding. Lampros, the driver in Athens, was excellent. Our tour guides in Santorini, Gustos and Paris, were fabulous. Costos and Tasos from Travel 12 were very helpful while we were in Greece. Vasilis checked in with us , as well. When we had an issue with our phone charger it was taken care of immediately. Our Catamaran tour in Santorini was cancelled at the last minute. We, however, were not notified of this cancellation until I called Travel 12 when no one came to pick us up. Tasos gave us a driver for 4 hours to take us to the beaches where we would have gone with the tour to compensate for the missed tour. Tasos made it right. Travel 12 was at our disposal before, during and after our trip. I would definitely use them and KimKim again.