Pikey peak trek: a short trek with great views of everest - 5-7 days, Nepal - Nov 24 - Dec 9, 2018
Just back from an amazing unforgetable 7 day trek to Pikey Peak. from the first contact with Erin through to our last day in Kathmandu Erin was amazing. We met Erin and our guide (Mingmar) the night before the trek to go through the finer details and also when the trek had finished we met again with Erin at our hotel to see how it went and if she could assist us any further, Erin arranged for my friend to take the Everest plane trip.
I ve back- packed all over the world and never taken up a... read more
Sights, Rwanda - Nov 16 - Nov 20, 2018
We did a 6 day tour of Rwanda including Nyungwe National Park, Lake Kivu and the Volcanoes national park and we had an absolutely amazing trip! Everything was perfectly organised, Eric our guide was super friendly, with a great sense of humour and extremely knowledgeable about everything. He was always on time (read early :D ), had everything we needed, and drove the crazy winding roads with ease and comfort. Our tour was tailored to our wants and needs, without fuss. Booking was incredibly... read more
Colombia , Colombia - Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2018
Thank you Nicolás for planning our trip on short notice and being so responsive to our questions! We had a great time and things went smoothly - from our transfers to our accomodations and our guides. We especially liked our accomodations in Cartagena and Tayrona. Our guides were also wonderful, particularly Jairo in Bogotá. He was very flexible and knew a great deal. I can't recommend him enough!
Arenal & manuel antonio in 6 days, Costa Rica - Dec 3 - Dec 8, 2018
The easiest experience ever! First time using kim kim and would definitely use it again! Adriana was my specialist/travel agent. She was a pro and knew exactly what i wanted to do. The hotels books were very nice and the activities were everything we expected. My favorite part was the white water rafting! Over all happy and easy experience.
Trip to morocco, Morocco - Nov 25 - Dec 5, 2018
I was so delighted with this amazing trip to Morocco with my parents. I normally do all of my own travel planning and have never used a service like this so initially I was hesistant. So glad I took a risk and went with KimKim. From the beginning Brahim was very attentive to every detail and took time to understand our needs so that he could plan the perfect customized itinerary. He made sure that all of the hotels would be good for my retired parents as well as for me. Getting picked up... read more
Best of chile 24 days, Chile - Nov 8 - Dec 2, 2018
We spent an amazing 4 weeks in Chile. Mariano helped us organize the trip from beginning to end and absolutely everything went according to plan. The local guides were knowledgeable and professional. Roberto went out of his way to help us with a minor health issue and still managed to show us the best of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. Mario shared his love for Chile, and especially the Atacama and all its diversity, and Anna from Akorn was there 24/7 if we had any questions. Chiloe and... read more
Northern sri lanka highlights, Sri Lanka - Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2018
Our guide, Chaminda, was wonderful. He really went out of his way to make sure we had a great trip, taking us birding in the morning and stopping at shops when we asked. We really liked Sigiriya which was the highlight of our trip!
Becker trip to greece, Greece - Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2018
We worked with Harris to develop a custom trip from Athens to the Peloponnese and back, by rental car. It worked out beautifully, allowing us to be flexible about arrival and departure times, and to work out meeting times and places with our tour guide, Ilias, on the fly. We were met by a driver, Lampros, at the Athens airport, and delivered to our hotel for the night. It was a short walk to pick up the rental car the next morning. Our local guide, Ilias, took us to four sites: Corinth,... read more
La guajira, caribbean, bogota, Colombia - Dec 2 - Dec 6, 2018
Miguel was a very competent careful driver. The driving part of the trip was longer and tougher than expected - 9 hours day 2, 7 hours day 3, 6 hours day 4. There was a lot of extreme poverty with many beggars requesting water and rice because they were so hungry. The main sites to visit were nice enough but the scenery along the way much less interesting than I had imagined. Taroa dunes beach is lovely. Places we stayed at understandably very primitive. Food monotonous but we did not... read more
Spiritual and physical exploration, Myanmar - Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2018
This review will inevitably be too short to capture the brilliance and splendor of Myanmar -- both its people and its places. My guides: Minthu, Thinzar, and Wai were all fantastic. Anne, owner of Myanmar Pure and all-around amazing human, used my input to handcraft a one of a kind spiritual and physical journey that had me interacting with locals, cooking meals, watching handmade crafts be made, and involved planes, trains, automobiles, e-bikes (think vespa), and boats. I met local fortune... read more
Myanmar’s 'big four' destinations, Myanmar - Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2018
We had a fantastic time in Myanmar; it's a magical place. Our itinerary: One day, Yangon, two days in Bagan, two days in Mandalay, one day in Heho.
We took four internal flights, and we found the domestic airlines to be excellent. I felt more safe than on some US airlines. All we're prop planes.
The whole tour was great and the guides we're wonderful. They all had different strengths
Our guide in Yangon, Ong, was extremely knowledgeable. We called him as a nickname Google. And his... read more
Sundar burma trip, Myanmar - Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2018
The communications should be directly with the person and not with the whole group!
Payment should be in 2 installments, 50% down payment and the final payment of 50% 2-4 weeks before the trip.
You should give us the phone number of the local person who will be receiving us at the airport.
We should have a copy of the flight reservations/confirmation.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the resort- I’ll at Lake Inle. We wish we had more time there!
Most of the guides were excellent.
Jaya and Satya Ahuja
Highlights of jordan & israel: 9 days, Jordan - Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2018
Our trip to Jordan was beyond anything we could have imagined. From the “Grand Canyon”, Mt. Nebo, Wadi Rum and Petra, the landscapes were unforgettable. Our driver Akrem made it all come alive. He is so knowledgeable. He saw to our every need, and took us to places off the beaten path. Please give him a raise Carmen.!
KimKim does a good job of connecting with local agencies, and Lena from In2Jordan put together an amazing itinerary. Our only complaint was with one driver (George) in Israel.... read more
Sundar burma trip, Myanmar - Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2018
Guides in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and inley lake were good. However, the ones in Mandalay and Inlet lake had no clue about our departure times or flight iternerary causing confusion on the last days in those cities. The guide in Yangon was misinformed about our arrival at airport on Dec 3rd and showed up 1 and 1/2 hours after our arrival at the airport only after we communicated with Su by email. If Su had not answered we would have had to find a way to reach Savoy hotel ourselves at night one way or the other.
Best of chile 24 days, Chile - Nov 8 - Dec 2, 2018
We have just returned from a spectacular four week journey to Chile. Thanks in no small part to all the stellar folks at Kimkim and their wonderful contractors, our diverse wanderings went off without a hitch. Mariano, our Kimkim specialist was there for us at the start. We were a group of four people with diverse interests and pretty much zero prior knowledge of the country. We threw our various desires into a pot and Mariano sorted us out with a trip which took us from the high plains of... read more
Desert, Chile - Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2018
This was a complete mess.
We were given no details regarding the tours beforehand. Only what time they began.
The paperwork said someone would be in touch to confirm our pickup time, etc. We didn't hear from anyone. I had to make an international call at midnight the night before to find out when we should be ready. When I inquired about a drop-off time, she couldn't tell me.
Then, we hated our guide (about 99% sure she was hungover). She threw up the entire first half of the tour, told... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Nov 28 - Dec 3, 2018
We had such an amazing time in Iceland! Our guide, Jon, was super nice, helpful and really help made our trip a memorable experience. The first day, there was a wind storm and many of the tours were cancelled - Jon helped us find an alternate route and rearranged the day's itinerary so we were able to still see all the attractions for the day. The accommodations provided were also very comfortable, and we especially loved Fosshotel Nupar (too bad there were no northern lights the two nights... read more
Langtang trek - 8 days, Nepal - Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2018
8 day trek in Langtang Valley Nepal . Stunning and unforgettable ! Great Guide (Chhiring) and the organisation of everything was great. The Langtang Trek is perfect for a first timer but it is not easy, so make sure you have done plenty of walking before and have got yourself reasonably fit! Tips? take your own toilet roll, a face flannel for washing ( may not get a warm shower for several days), travel light and take layers of clothes not heavy jumpers, and one or two walking poles. Don't... read more
Group departure - manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2018
The Manaslu trek was excellent. It had great changing scenery, interesting people, nice teahouses and good food. We visited a remote school by chance on a Sunday and meet one of the teachers, and some of the kids, which was a real highlight of the trip.
Our guide Nawang was excellent, always making sure we were enjoying ourselves and full of information and a good sense of humor. He was helped by two great porters in Ngima and Gelbu, and this team of 3 made our trek so enjoyable, thankyou!
Thanks Mads and Amanda, organisation was great and thanks again for your time and efforts.
Chilean wild, Chile - Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2018
Loved every part of it. Erin and team saved our holiday and made our trip to Patagonia unforgettable. THANK YOU!!!
Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 25, 2018
My guide was Tmazin Tamang or Timal
He was professional, reliable, attentive. I was very satisfied with his service
I spend with him 14 days on the trek, and i always felt safe and the journey was very pleasant with him in general.
the places we visited were all interesting and different.
Trip to morocco, Morocco - Nov 15 - Nov 26, 2018
We had a fantastic time in Morocco. We visited seven cities in a span of 12 days, accompanied by our Morocco Off the Beaten Track driver, Mohammed. We began our tour in Chefchaouen, then Fes, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Essaouira, and ended in Casablanca. Each city was uniquely different from the last and we were greatly pleased with the beautiful accommodations secured for us by the MOTB team. We met some wonderful locals while we were there, and felt so welcomed in a place so far away from home.
Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 11 - Nov 25, 2018
My bespoke trip to Nepal for 15 days in November 2018 was a brilliant experience.
My local agent, Sangita was informative and efficient in helping me to put an itinerary together within my budget and covering all the places I wanted to visit.
She met me in Kathmandu, introducing me to the guide I would have on my trek to Ghandruk village and was really considerate in checking in with me at every destination to ensure I was safe and happy and that I knew what was happening next. If something... read more
Java trip, Indonesia - Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2018
The trip was AMAZING! So great to see and explore so much of east Java in such a short amount of time; Plateau Ijen, Mt. Bromo, Yojakarta, Borobudur and more :) The landscape is breathtaking (especially the sunrise over Mt Bromo) and I found myself time and time again in awe of the lush green surroundings.
A few things to call out - 1) underestimated the amount of time you spend traveling from one spot to another due to bad traffic, a lot of time spent in a car, and 2) the travel agency was... read more
Jordan: petra & the dead sea - 3 days, Jordan - Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018
We bought last minute tickets for Jordan, so we did not have time to organize it by ourselves so we decided to pick Carmen as our travel organizer. We only had 3 and a half day and manage to see everything that was our "must do places". Thanks to our driver Azzam, we did not feel tired at all and were enjoying our stay in Jordan to the fullest! Accommodations were also great and near to the everything. Especially we liked our stay in aisha luxury camp where we went stargazing! And the staff... read more
Best of northern vietnam - 7-day itinerary, Vietnam - Nov 16 - Nov 24, 2018
My trip to Vietnam was packed with highlights. Here are the tops:
1) My first few days in Hanoi were great. I really enjoyed Kien and his historical perspective that he was able to provide about Hanoi and Vietnam. It was clear that he studied history at the university, and had many interesting stories and perspectives to share. I walked away with a very rich view of Hanoi and Vietnam, both historically and present day. Kien also let me take my time and come back to him with questions which... read more
Trip to myanmar, Myanmar - Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2018
I enjoyed the complete trip, my guides, Thwe Thwe Gmtt, May Han Thu, Kyikyi Aye and Ko Zay were all very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Riding the bike in Yangan visiting the villages and seeing all the markets were very special for me not only as a photographer but to interact with the people. Being able to go to peoples homes and have shared meals was very memorable. Seeing lots of things and never feeling rushed. The Balloons over Bagan was an experience not to be missed.
Highlights of vietnam - 9 days, Vietnam - Nov 3 - Nov 18, 2018
We spent 18 days in Vietnam and Cambodia. Lovely places to visit.
I could not fault Kimkim tours. It was so well organized. They really want you to have a great experience. Alex is a huge asset to the company. English was perfect. Alex looked after us from start to finish. She responded to our text right away, whenever we needed her.
We had a problem with our visa (completely our fault) Alex helped us all the way.
If there was one thing I would like to see improved, would be some of the... read more
How to spend 5 days in ecuador, Ecuador - Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2018
The driver , who was supposed to pick me up from the Airport ,after the Amazone ,left without me.
Not a good feeling, being forgotten..
Casa Sol had a very small breakfast and the shower was not hot.
I loved the Sisakuna Lodge. Good breakfast , nice room, hot shower.
My guide was good.
Moroccan cities & the coast - 9 days, Morocco - Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2018
Our driver, Rachid, was excellent in every way, very helpful in organizing porters, restaurant reservations and a good guide in Chefchaouen . Moncef, our guide in Rabat, was excellent and quite a character. Sayeed in Fes was the best guide we had: he spoke excellent English as he had lived in the US and had the best perspective on the good and bad sides of life in Morocco. Our guide in Marrakech, Mohammed, was very personable but not very informative. He showed us Le Jardin Majorelle, Le... read more
Family trip, Colombia - Nov 16 - Nov 24, 2018
The full trip was awesome the guides very well ínformed and puntual and very helpfull. Every activity was memorable.
Organized “freedom” in cuba, Cuba - Nov 21 - Nov 21, 2018
Karin was extremely responsive and patient as we planned the trip. Our in-country guide, Thais, was extremely professional and knowledgeable. Right away she made us feel welcomed and went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed our experience. Our drivers (Pedro and Ivan) arrived on time and their cars were well-maintained and comfortable. I highly recommend KimKim and Espíritu Travel!
sapet517 - thailand for family - 30 oct - 7 nov 2018 - 4 persons, Thailand - Oct 30 - Nov 7, 2018
Ms Nit in Bangkok was great. The itinerary day were we went to the floating markets, Grand Palace and then were suppose to go to China Town for dinner was too busy. Given that it was early in the itinerary we were still jet lagged and there was no way we had energy to go to out at night. We skipped the china town food tour because we were exhausted even though it sounded great.
Ms Nook in Chiang Mai was equally great. All experiences were great. The elephant tour day could have used some... read more
Myanmar & thailand tour - 15 days, Myanmar - Nov 10 - Nov 21, 2018
Overall, my experience was great. Su was incredibly helpful and very responsive on the planning portion of the trip.
My local guides were very knowledgeable, although sometimes my questions where unanswered mostly due to a language barrier.
On a scale from 1 to 5 I would rate them all at a 4. Out of all my guides I was particularly fond of my guide in Mandalay, as he was the easiest to communicate with.
I would recommend Su and all of my guides to anyone visiting Myanmar.
Highlights of jordan & israel in 12 days, Jordan - Oct 31 - Nov 12, 2018
The entire experience was awesome! Lena took care of the Jordan side, and Daniela handled Israel. Both did an amazing job of building a schedule that allowed us to see the key sites that each country had to offer - some of which we wouldn't have seen without their insight. We put our trust in Lena and Daniela and they definitely delivered! Having found Kimkim via a Google search, I was a little skeptical at first that it would work out, but there was far more understanding of our needs... read more
Kimkim's cycling myanmar trip, Myanmar - Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2018
Myanmar was AMAZING. The care and quality of the planning made all the difference. Anne went far far beyond my expectations in building a trip that reflected all that excited me (in this case cycling, culture, food, the people, the reasons why, ...). I have had countless great travel experiences, and working with Pure Myanmar was one of the top. Each day was unique; transitions were seamless; lots of little extras (I'm not a big beer fan & she handed me a bottle of rum ... I wanted consistent... read more
Adventure in thailand, Thailand - Nov 13 - Nov 26, 2018
I enjoyed the whole trip and the guides most of them were very knowledgeable. I saw a lot and learned a lot and I feel like I saw the most important places in Thailand and
learned a lot about the culture . I would highly recommend this trip it was wonderful!
Thank you so much 😊
Bogotá and the colombian highlands - 7 days, Colombia - Nov 17 - Nov 25, 2018
We had a really excellent experience in Colombia, and with KimKim in particular. One thing we appreciated immediately was that our drivers were always punctual and pleasant, and their vehicles were in great shape. We started off in Bogota and had a wonderful bike tour led by Daniel Felipe. We were particularly interested in street art, and it turns out he is a street artist himself, so it was a perfect match. The next day we had an equally great tour to Monserrate led by Sharon. We then... read more
Bhutan , Bhutan - Nov 10 - Nov 23, 2018
Amazing trip to Bhutan and Nepal. Thanks Erin for your suggestions and trip planning. Bhutan guide Dorji was excellent. Fascinating road trip across the pristine lands of Bhutan! The mask festival at Trongsa was memorable. Also happy to meet guide Pratikshya in Nepal for a second time. Vespa ride with Ritesh to Kathmandu villages was also an awesome experience. I feel I have new friends in this part of the world!! Hope I can come again next year and discover new places!
Ghandruk trek, Nepal - Nov 25 - Nov 27, 2018
Fantastic trip, very well organised with good communication from Kripa. Pemba was a fantastic guide and Darwa a very good porter. Just a shame we couldn’t have done longer!
Best of costa rica in 7 days: explore jungles, volcanoes and beaches, Costa Rica - Nov 17 - Nov 26, 2018
We had a great trip despite the driver being 20 minutes late to pick us up at the airport. The Holiday Day Inn in San Jose wasn't anywhere near a 4-5 star hotel but was fine.
Rafting with Wave Company in La Fortuna was a great. The Baldi Hotel/Springs was nice but they had constructions going on the entire time we were there which was loud.
Ziplining (forget the company) in Fortuna was aweseome, small outfitter with great guides.
The Hanging Bridges at Mystic was great but could do... read more
Photography documentary, Bolivia - Nov 8 - Nov 19, 2018
Trip planning was good. Communication was great. I had asked for a trip outside the normal tourist trip and the team complied well with my request. The overall price was way too high for what I received. The accommodations were as basic as I've ever seen in Latin America. I can't understand where $2700 USD went when planning this trip. My goal was to find hard evidence of climate change in the region. There wasn't any hard evidence. I know climate change is hard to capture in a photograph,... read more
Beach & jungle, Philippines - Nov 7 - Nov 14, 2018
Step Tuboc was a fantastic guide. He gave good explanations and really knew his flora & fauna, especially birds.
The individual guides were good with 3 being exceptional. The 2 girls that took us to Rasa Island and Mike in the El Nido region.
We enjoyed the hiking, going to the caves, and boating. The highlights were hiking through the rivers to the village, traveling to Rasa Island, & all of El Nido.
We had a great time. We have traveled a good bit (I think this makes 46 countries) and we would rate this in our top 3 travels.
Explore patagonia, Chile - Nov 21 - Nov 24, 2018
Amazing day with Juancho and Andres in Torre del Pine. Juancho is very knowledgeable and is happy to share his knowledge. Fantastic views and opportunities to take photographs of wild life. Totally recommended.
Another amazing day with Claudia, Christian and Pedro from Kayak Agua Fresca. Memorable moments watching the dolfins playing near our zodiac. Watching the sea lions and so many different birds. Claudia is an amazing guide who speaks very good English and Christian is a very experienced sailor. Totally recommended
Southeast asia cycle tour november 2018, Thailand - Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2018
I had done some web research on trips in SE Asia, and was hesitant to use a travel booking service like kimkim; however, I quickly leaned on kimkim to find the right trip for me. I was looking for a trip that would provide a challenge, but not an overwhelming one, and that would expose me to places and people I wouldn't meet otherwise. Through guided questions and back and forth questions, kimkim nailed it. I also appreciate the assistance with some last minute Visa issues.
Pikey to shivalaya trekking, mountain biking and rafting - 7 days, Nepal - Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018
We had a great time everything was very well organised and we didn’t have to think about anything. A special thanks to Naresh and Pemba for making our trek to Pikey Peak so easy and fun! It was a great trip and the Himalayas are truly beautiful and amazing. Highly recommend it to everyone!
Trip to morocco, Morocco - Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2018
Most amazing trip! So many memories made that we will have forever. This touring company Kim Kim was amazing to work with. They tailored our trip so we could see and do all we wanted to see and do. Kind hearted people with much integrity. The guide we had in Marakesh--- Kahil was so knowledgable and helpful. Very kind man and full of so much knowledge and history. Rachid --our guide on our five day adventure into the Atlas Mountains and southern Morocco -- he was like family to us... read more
Group departure - manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Nov 3 - Nov 19, 2018
Guide was Rishi
Trip arranged with Amanda
Everything went as planned . Very professionally managed . Rishi was a seasoned guide who took care of everything
Ireland sept 2018, Ireland - Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2018
We had a wonderful time on our trip - we enjoyed the specific stops they suggested especially in Connamora. We had one logistical lodging issue and they were available by phone within 5 minutes on a Sunday afternoon to help figure it out. They resolved it right away and the rest of the trip went by without a hitch. It was a very special week getting to visit ireland, having the logistics taken care of and wonderful information to help figure out what we wanted to do each day. We had a great time!
Trip to costa rica, Costa Rica - Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2018
Everything was well planned out for us which made the trip so easy. We had a few challenges with the EcoLodge in LaFortuna - while breakfasts were excellent , the lunch we had there was BAD, fish was old and made our stomach upset. Also the hair dryer burst into flames while in use. The receptionist had the hair dryer replaced but we were nervous about the electrical outlet being hazardous and were unwilling to use any others nor would we use the replacement hair dryer - there were NO... read more
Bangkok to chiang mai, Thailand - Nov 15 - Nov 26, 2018
Both the one day tour and the longer tour were very good. The one day tour suffered from going to two very touristy spots with a long drive for one day. I think it would be more advisable to recommend closer experiences if possible for a one day trip. The guide Bom was excellent.
The guide for the longer trip Apple was very personable, friendly and helpful but we did feel at times that her English language skills were below par particularly in vocabulary and fluency in passing on information... read more
Trip to morocco, Morocco - Nov 16 - Nov 25, 2018
This was my first booking on Kimkim and it was pretty seamless. The costs of this are pretty high, but it is okay if you do not have enough time to plan yourself. I did a bunch of things with my boyfriend during our ten days in Morocco. We did have a few hiccups like the driver not picking us up in chefcheoun or the walking guide not arriving. However, the rest of the trip went smooth. The local private driver we had during our Sahara trip, Youssef, was amazing. He was super enthusiastic and... read more
2 quick stops athens & santorini , Greece - Oct 1 - Oct 1, 2018
To say this experience was amazing would be an understatement. I spent countless hours researching the sites and monuments in Athens and put together a list of all the ones that interested me and my Husband. I sent a message to KimKim as they were the only company I found that not only put personalized tours together (forget the canned tours where you only get a few minutes at each site with a large group of people and are rushed away due to a schedule and don't always get to see every site... read more
Three weeks in myanmar, Myanmar - Nov 4 - Nov 23, 2018
Everything about this trip was superb, from the moment I first got in touch with Anne. She was an excellent planner who understood exactly what I was looking for. On the ground, the guides, drivers, accommodations and arranged food were excellent. I was all around impressed. I had an emergency and Anne was on hand via WhatsApp immediately, which was a great help and relief. I highly recommend Anne and a trip to Myanmar.
Panchase to ghachowk trek, Nepal - Nov 11 - Nov 22, 2018
I knew nothing about kimkim before booking our trek in Nepal. All started with an inquiry to which Amanda responded. She was fantastic - answering my countless questions, responding quickly to all our requests re suitable trek, etc.
After having everything planned one of our sons had an accident which meant we had to start from scratch and replan a trip that would cater for him. Nothing was a problem for Amanda and her suggested revised itinerary was perfect for us.
Our guide Tendu and our... read more
Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Nov 20 - Nov 25, 2018
Carmen did a very impressive service in organizing our trip to Jordan. We had a wonderful stay in Jordan because of all her efforts in catering our suggested itineraries. Thanks a lot Carmen.
Hakam,our dirver is very friendly, goes out of his way to make us both very comfortable during the whole trip. We felt very safe and had a great time seeing the tourist spots in Jordan because of him. He’s such a gentleman and so far he is one of the best driver we’ve known. Thanks Hakam :)
Amazon/manu adventure, Peru - Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2018
Steve was very responsive. Nestor, our guide, Alex and Guido as well as our boat crew were excellent. The trip accommodations were more basic than expected. The definition of our overnight accommodations as lodges was stretching it. Hot water did not exist for the entire trip. The activities were outstanding!
Trip to jordan, Jordan - Nov 16 - Nov 19, 2018
Tamara was an excellent specialist - she worked within our budget, and made sure we saw all the sights we wanted to in Jordan. I was impressed with the itinerary, and loved every one of our drivers. Our hand-offs were smooth, and all of the drivers and guides were incredible! Other than the hotel in Petra (which was just old) the lodging at each stop was fantastic. Tamara even accommodated a last minute change to our arrival time, without blinking an eye. She was amazing, and I was so happy we went with KimKim!
Torres del paine, Chile - Nov 16 - Nov 19, 2018
I worked with Emily and Erin in planning my solo hike through Patagonia. It was ane ady process and they were happy to answer all my questions. They even put my mind at ease when I voiced my concerns about my readiness to do this experience, having never hiked before and feeling a bit apprehensive about doing it self-guided. They were right though, it was amazing and I'm so glad I did it. Highly recommend Dittmar and the ladies for the care and professional service.
Group departure - trekking the jordan trail from dana to petra – 9 day tour, Jordan - Nov 17 - Nov 25, 2018
This was an AWESOME trip! Extremely well organized, both of our guides were knowledgeable and friendly, the scenery was spectacular, and Petra is indeed one of the wonders of the world. Don't be fooled; this hike is not an idle ramble in the countryside; it's more a Seal Team Six exercise in some of the most austere scenery I've ever seen. But, when you finally get to Petra, you feel you've really earned it. Now I'm going to sleep for a few days...
Trip to colombia, Colombia - Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018
We loved our trip to Estación Corcornan. We enjoyed birds, monkeys, hippos, waterfalls and life on the river - all without a single other tourist or boat in sight! Our guides Ana and Victor were awesome and super knowledgeable about the area. Victor knew all the birds, frogs, and wildlife in general and even some of the tree species. I asked for a bird guide (I am a birder) and I definitely got someone who knew his stuff!
The trip felt very authentic and we enjoyed living like locals and eating traditional foods. Highly recommended and thanks so much for all the arrangements!
Trip to nepal, kathmandu, bandipur & pokhara, Nepal - Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018
Erin was fantastic. She took the time to ensure our holiday was seamless. Our driver, Artun, was outstanding as were our guides in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Khopra danda - community trek, Nepal - Nov 9 - Nov 22, 2018
It has been a very easy experience booking this trip to Nepal with KimKim and Erin.
As a first time traveler to Nepal and little time to plan I was well taken care off and the trip was conducted as planned and everyone of my pick ups has been on time and was well equipped and professional. The Hotel in Kathmandu was a treat and the hiking was well conducted and I always have been looked after by my guide.
Nepal is amazing and the weather luckily cleared up for all the highlights.
Best of the galapagos islands: top places to visit, Galapagos Islands - Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2018
Our 4 day custom tour was nearly perfect. The only glitch was an early morning pick-up that didn't happen. I reached our contact person and we were instructed to hire a cab to deliver us to the pier (a 30 minute drive). I paid the driver $25.00 for which I was reimbursed 2 days later. All of our guides were professional, pleasant and very accommodating. Marielisa was our knowledgeable travel specialist and arranged quality tours, boats and helped with planning the itinerary. Thank you. KimKim helped to make our Galapagos Islands vacation the trip of a lifetime!
Iceland and the northern lights, Iceland - Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2018
Great and friendly service
I will use your services again!
Day tour of petra, Jordan - Nov 23 - Nov 23, 2018
The process of booking was easy. But I was very disappointed in the tour. While the tour of Petra was a must-do, the price for the experience was not equal to the value. Our guide was nice and pleasant and stayed with us 2.5 hours. She connected us to a young friend to provide rides up the mountain. After she left, he tried to scam for more money. We finished our walk up and down ourself. The price of entry to the park, 2.5 hours of tour and a buffet lunch did not really equal the $185 in value.
I will not recommend this tour to any others.
Kathmandu, muldai trek, chitwan solo adventure, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2018
Erin did a wonderful job of customizing my trip and staying on top of things, even during my time there. I had a lovely experience with my outings and my guides.
Road trip peloponnese, Greece - Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2018
We arranged a driving holiday of the Peloponnese on the KimKim platform with Tasos as our local contact. We found KimKim to be an great way to organise our arrangements, find a local contact to make suggestions and the relevant bookings, and as a great communication platform both before and during our holiday. It allowed us to stay in contact with Tasos for any queries we may have had.
Tasos and his team at Travel 12 were excellent from start to finish. The arrangements made throughout our... read more
Dana to petra trek - hiking from dana to petra in jordan - 9 days, Jordan - Nov 9 - Nov 17, 2018
Mehmood and Habu were a great company and very helpful. They were very friendly and patient in guiding our big group.
Wonders of chile - 14 days, Chile - Nov 2 - Nov 18, 2018
Silvia and the team at Argentina / Chile on the Go are great. Silvia designed a 16 day trip for us to see the highlights of Chile including Atacama, Santiago, the Chilean Lake District, Torres del Paine and Easter Island. Everything went according to plan and without any hiccups. Thank you Silvia!
Best of rajasthan tour - 10 days, India - Nov 8 - Nov 22, 2018
The trip was coordinated by Active India, which is your contact in India. It would have been good to understand this upfront. Bhupendra was an employee, who left AI part way through my planning process, but I wasn't told this upfront. I ended up dealing with three different agents with AI. In addition to that, AI doesn't provide any drivers or any guides outside of Delhi. They contract out for the drivers and hire local agents in each city, who then hire independent guides. Most of that went... read more
Family trip to marrakesh, Morocco - Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2018
2 great day trips in Morocco
1- Seti Fatma and the 5 waterfalls, rather energetic climb to the top went from 1500 at base to around 2000m , took 2 hours, with an extra guide that was NOT included in the price. Fantastic experience, followed by a lunch in a riverside cafe restaurant.
2: Agafay desert - amazing experience with a truly personalized tour, we were all surprised how 'desert like' the scenery being so near Marrakesh. Alot of it 'off road' , stopped for tea in a Berber tent. great trip
Saigon to angkor in 8 days, Vietnam - Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2018
Our trip was fantastic. we were in Vietnam for 2 weeks total but 8 days were with the Grasshopper tour and they were definitely the best days of the trip. I especially loved being in the villages and meeting the people and seeing the details of community life. We passed by many towns and stopped to meet the villagers that were working in their homes, making baskets, cleaning rice, creating machetes, etc. the villagers were warm and welcoming.
The food on the trip was fantastic; the... read more
Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2018
The trip was amazing, life changing experiences! Tendu was a great guide, so caring and knowledgeable. He was like one of the crew and made us all feel at ease.
I loved interacting with the people at all the villages and the other trekkers. The food, of course was great! The most memorable moments, were getting through those tough treks! It felt good accomplishing such hardship and finding you're inner strength & connection with nature.
Thank you so much for the experience(s) and can't wait for next time!👍
Trip to guatemala, Guatemala - Nov 3 - Nov 15, 2018
Five stars is not enough! We gave Chris our wish list and he delivered with an amazing trip! Two weeks to see the best of Guatemala and Copan - accompanied full time by Pepian ( quite possibly the best guide EVER! ) We climbed Pacaya with local guide/amateur botanist Monkey and toasted marshmallows over the HOT lava rocks, saw the sun rise over temple IV at Tikal, shopped till we dropped at several markets, learned how to make tortillas and Pepian Chicken in Xela with local guide David,... read more
Best of costa rica in 7 days: explore jungles, volcanoes and beaches, Costa Rica - Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2018
My daughter and I very much enjoyed the trip planned for us by Sylvia which met our interests and our budget. All of the tours were great (cacao farm, waterfall, hanging bridges) and the guides and drivers were excellent. Despite a bit of traffic noise, we also appreciated the lovely views at each of our accommodations. At our first resort near La Fortuna, we had a direct view of the Arenal Volcano, lush vegetation and colourful birds from the patio of our cabina. At our second resort in... read more
Patagonia adventure tour, Argentina - Nov 2 - Nov 11, 2018
Erin and Emily from Dittmar adventures put together a superb and well-organised itinerary for us. Every day was memorable, from our trip to Estancia La Peninsula, to the W trek, to kayaking down the Serrano River and at the foot of a glacier. We will be sure to use KimKim again, and would particularly recommend the wonderful local specialists.
Panchase trek, Nepal - Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2018
What a trip! We had a fabulous time with Pemba and the great team that looked after us from start to finish. We loved the fact that for the most part we were off the beaten track and had our own hike.
Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 6 - Nov 16, 2018
We took our trip to Nepal on our honeymoon. It was planned perfectly from beginning to end by Kripa. Our input was clearly received and our itinerary was curtailed to our wants and needs. We had a few changes made to our itinerary due to a hotel not processing our reservations, and the KimKim team made the necessary adjustments efficiently. We went on the Ghorapani/Poon hill trek, then stayed in Pokhara, Chitwan, and Kathmandu for a few days each. We really enjoyed our trek and Pokhara the... read more
Best of the galapagos islands: top places to visit, Galapagos Islands - Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2018
All went as planned... except I got sick, had to see a doctor a day before one of the trips to an island. I was told even though I called in advance, they would not refund my money for that day. She said the company who they contracted with said no, they would not refund it. I asked for the info of this company, supervisor, contact info, etc but I never received it. Very disappointing.
Getting from kathmandu to pokhara, Nepal - Nov 5 - Nov 17, 2018
Great Vacation in Nepal. I spent twelve amazing days in Nepal. The main reason for my happy staying is the wonderful personalized itinerary prepared for me, by Sangita, a knowledgeable and perfectionist Local Tour Director. She asked me a few questions about my available time, my interests, preferences, priorities etc, and she designed for me the most amazing tour I ever had in twelve days. If you are planning to visit Nepal, ask Kimkim to assign you Sangita as your Local Tour Director, you are about to have a wonderful experience.
Explore iceland in 5 days - seven optimized itineraries to help you make the most of your short trip to iceland , Iceland - Nov 1 - Nov 7, 2018
Our trip to Iceland would not have been so easy and enjoyable without the help from Preeti and team Kimkim. When the topic of travelling to Iceland with friends & family came across I started my research and planning, having traveled many different places in the world and my love to plan trips, I was not sure if I will be open to use someone's help. My first interaction with Preeti changed my mind, Preeti and Kimkim team took all the input from me and my group and planned a itinerary, which... read more
One week in peru: 5 great itineraries, Peru - Nov 9 - Nov 17, 2018
My trek to Ausangate was the trip of a lifetime and Quechua Treks is a first-class company. Quechua was extremely responsive immediately after my first email inquiry and provided me with three great trek options. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the area and their crew couldn't have been better. Rolfi, my guide, was beyond personable, funny, flexible and extremely experienced. Always felt safe and like I was experiencing and learning so much about the area and culture because of... read more
Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2018
All my expectations were met on this wonderful trekking experience arranged by Ngima. The lead guide, Lhakpa, was outstanding along with support team of two additional guides and three porters. All paperwork and transportation were handled flawlessly, the weather was perfect (not sure how this was arranged), and the experience unbelievable. It was truly refreshing for me to experience the sincere kindness, honesty, humbleness, intelligence, and general good feeling of the entire... read more
Dagala thousand lakes trek - 12 days, Bhutan - Oct 31 - Nov 11, 2018
we had a fantastic trip. everything was very well organised and we were looked after luxuriously. we got on great with our guide and he did a lot to anticipate our needs. I would definitely recommend them.
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2018
Chris was very helpful in helping select, discuss, and finalize the exactly right itinerary for my trip needs. All the details were quickly, efficiently and correctly handled. Very thorough knowledge of all aspects of local life and entertainment and fantastic value overall as a service.
Trekking - 10 days, Nepal - Oct 17 - Oct 30, 2018
We went to Langtang for 14 days in October and we had fabulous trip. We had not tried trekking before but Chhewang was very helpful in the planning of the trip and answered all our questions with short response time. We had a guide, Keshab, and two porters, Michael Bro and Ganesh, and they were also fabulous: very friendly, professional and with a good sense of humour. Langtang was beautiful and it was not overly crowded with other tourists. We can highly recommend Langtang, Kimkim and the whole package.
Sightseeing tour , Argentina - Nov 3 - Nov 16, 2018
Axel and Argentina on the go built an excellent trip for me! I was thankful to have them when an unexpected strike happened with the airline and they arranged alternative travel for me. In Mendoza the guides were excellent except I would not recommend doing the cooking class- my experience was it wasn’t worth the money unless you do not know how to cook. I expected more out of that tour. All the rest of the tours were great and Iguazú Falls was incredible.
Druk path trek and cultural highlights, Bhutan - Oct 29 - Nov 11, 2018
THe booking was easy and straight forward and Bas was efficient in responding promptly, however the order of activities could have been much better as we suffered from altitude sickness all through the hike - whihc we did only 2 days after arriving from sea-level. As we were there for two weeks with only 5 days on teh hike it would have been possible to do more of the lower altitude activities first so as to acclimatise better before the hike. The hotels turned out to have very different... read more
Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip, loved the people especially Sherpa Pemba and Dawa. The drivers were awesome and the choice of accommodation was spot on so we were well taken care of. Erin was friendly, responsive and understood the needs of the group well.
Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018
Loved Loved Loved this trip. Erin Green was wonderful to work with - very knowledgeable and accomodating throughout. She comes highly recommended along with her team of Pemba and Dawa who made this trip extra special.
We'll be telling everyone about kimkim- thank you all so much again for an unforgettable adventure.
Ellie ter Haar
Best of patagonia - 9 days, Argentina - Nov 1 - Nov 1, 2018
The entire trip went as smoothly as possible. All transfers were on time, all guides were quite knowledgeable and gracious hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would love to return. We had many unique experiences and were grateful to see them all. The most spectacular were the Beagle Channel tour in Ushuaia, the hiking in El Chalten and the Perito Moreno Glacier tour near El Calafate.
Moroccan desert & hiking in the atlas mountains - 8 days, Morocco - Oct 6 - Oct 16, 2018
Brahim was an excellent trip planner for us. We are retired univ profs in our 70s, fit and adventurous and well-traveled. Not having been in Morocco before, I was excited to see city life, the Atlas mountains, village life, the desert on camels, casbahs and Brahim planned all of that for us quickly (as we made our plans almost at the last minute), responding to emails right away and especially contacting us in the Berber village by phone to organize a change in train travel, all of which... read more
Gokyo + ebc - 14 days, Nepal - Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2018
My wife and I are very grateful for the fantastic support we have received from Erin and the local guide Chhiring. They moved so rapidly, reorganizing our whole itenerary after it became evident we couldn't do the EBC + Gokyo tour anymore due to bad weather.
We decided to do the fantastic Annapurna Circuit. Definite hiking highlights here are the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, but for us, the experience is also elsewhere. For example, the fantastic food you eat on the way, meeting other... read more
Group departure - khopra danda trek - a great off the beaten path trek in the annapurna region, Nepal - Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2018
I have a few requirements when I travel: I don't like to fight for space with loads of tourists; I like to see inaccessible or unusual places; and although I tend to travel alone, I like to be part of a group to share my experiences.
From the moment I asked my first question about Khopra Danda, I knew I was in good hands. To plan a holiday into the unknown requires complete trust in the company you deal with - this includes Ngima (the owner of NMMT), the guides and the porters. No question... read more
Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018
Our trip to Nepal was amazing! Erin did an excellent job of organising our trip, and responding to our queries. Our guides while up in the mountains, Pemba and Dawa, were incredible- kind, attentive and great company. Our stay in Manang was excellent- the views of the mountains there are beautiful and we hope that Hotel Mystic does very well, as they took very good care of us! Would happily recommend KimKim and Himalayan Trails to anyone else looking to do some trekking or exploring in Nepal! :)
Nar phu valley trek - 9 days, Nepal - Nov 6 - Nov 14, 2018
As I only delt with Amanda online and very briefly in Nepal I gave 4 stars, this is not a reflection on her service as she was very helpful and easy to liaise with. I wanted to save the five star rating for our wonderful guide Sonam and porter Mik Ma (hope i spelt his name right). Everything was perfect. My first trek and apart from it hurting badly on my very sole it was awsome.. Josh
Jordan experience, Jordan - Oct 11 - Oct 19, 2018
Carmen set up a trip of a lifetime for our family. We were impressed with every aspect of our journey. From our driver, hotel rooms, and general itinerary - all of it was superb.
Our driver (Haitham Shaltoot) was way more than just a driver. Immediately upon greeting us at the airport he was asking us our likes and dislikes for food, and what we expected from our visit to Jordan. He became our driver, cultural adviser, and tour guide. Without Haitham our trip would have been great,... read more
Trip to costa rica, Costa Rica - Nov 8 - Nov 12, 2018
Great trip but missing voucher so did not know the plans for the big birthday day. Had to make other plans.
Trip to greece, Greece - Oct 13 - Oct 26, 2018
We did a two-week custom tour, with guides, hotels, ferries, transfers, etc Tasos helped me come up with itinerary and responded to my questions and suggestions. He was great.
It was pretty complicated but it went off without a hitch. When I had questions, Tasos was great about getting back to me quickly.
We went from Athens to spetses, Napthia, micenae, Olympia, Navpaktos, meteora, and Delfi. 3000 years in 12 days. Greece was amazing!