Margaret

Colombia andes, amazon & caribbean - 14-day itinerary, Colombia - Jan 6 - Jan 23, 2018

Traveler: Margaret B. - Local specialist: Marine Guérin

Our tour of Bogota was fantastic, thanks to Katiana. She had all the patience and energy needed to give us real insight into the history and culture of Colombia. She really made the Gold Museum come to life with the backstory she provided. She’s probably the best tour guide we’ve ever encountered.

Susan also did a great job on showing us the sites in Villa de Leyva. What a beautiful setting.

We had both a translator and a guide in Barichara. Waste of time and money. We translated for ourselves much more quickly and accurately. The Spanish speaking guide had only very rudimentary comments on the town. We ended the tour before it ever really got started. Nice guys but they need to look for other work.

Marine and Elizabeth at kimkim are both excellent. Patient, thoughtful, and articulate.

My only complaint about kimkim is that it is not transparent in its pricing. No price breakdown is given for the individual components of the trip. Difficult to decide among various trip components / options when planning the itinerary if you don’t know what the individual pricing is. We requested a breakdown on numerous occasions but were politely refused the information. For this reason alone we will most likely not return to kimkim for future travel planning.

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Marine Guérin, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Peg,

Thanks for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your time here in Colombia and you had the opportunity to meet interesting people who let you in the culture. It's a country where tourism is only just taking wings and it is true that in some parts the skills need to be improved a bit... working on it!
In any case we were really pleased to have you!
Best of luck,
Marine