10/10 -- Amazing Brazil Vacation!
Aug 12 - Aug 25, 2023
What an incredible trip! Tackling a huge country like Brazil in just two weeks was a daunting task, but Chadya made the whole process easy and enjoyable. Her itinerary was wonderful; we visited Rio, Foz de Iguacu, the Amazon, and Jericoacoara, and all were amazing experiences. The hotels (Copacabana Palace, Hotel das Cataratas, Villa Amazonia, Juma Amazon Lodge, and Huricane Jeri) were uniformly top notch. Our excursions were interesting and informative, with private guides able to help cater to exactly our whims (cheers to Vincente for his patience while we bought havaianas!). My traveling companion is staying in Brazil for a few weeks, and he's looking forward to hanging out with another guide, Pedro, to surf.
One of the best things about a service like kimkim is that all the little details are taken care of. It was so nice to know that someone else was checking us into our flights, and a car would be waiting to take us to the airport and pick us up. Chadya and her team were also available to answer questions or resolve any minor hiccups, which was a relief in a country where we didn't speak the language.
Overall, this was our second time using kimkim, and this time did not disappoint. We look forward to using kimkim again in the future!!
This hotel is gorgeous and luxurious! Wonderful service. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet as well as a celebratory dinner at Mee. A great way to start our trip.
It is AMAZING to be right in the park and able to get started visiting the falls before anyone else! Beyond that, just a fantastic hotel. We enjoyed sitting by the pool drinking champagne and fresh coconut water. We did a cachaca tasting, which I highly recommend. Wonderful breakfast. I could have happily stayed there for several more days!
This hotel was nice and comfortable -- a good stop on either side of visiting the Amazon. The pool was relaxing. I would happily stay here again if I happened to be in Manaus. It is more of a stop than a destination, though, which is why I give it 4 stars when compared to the amazing other hotels where we stayed (5 stars have to mean something!). I had a very nice massage, and they were very accommodating when we needed breakfast earlier than their usual hours.
This jungle lodge is really amazing. Way out in the middle of nowhere, you really feel like you get an authentic experience. The lodge is nice, but rustic, which is a great break from the rest of the world. All of our excursions were fantastic -- I got to hold a sloth!! I loved floating in the river "pool." The food was really good (even better than I was expecting). It also was very enjoyable to meet tourists from all over the world all hanging out in the Amazon.
I absolutely loved Hurricane Jeri! The hotel is beautiful, lush and green. The staff was incredibly helpful, setting up a WhatsApp to provide tips and services. Breakfast was good, the pool was nice. And the location is wonderful -- a tiny bit away from the bustle of "downtown," but you're there in 5 minutes.