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Honeymoon in Colombia
Dec 28 - Jan 17, 2023
We actually don't know when Michael sleeps, he was super responsive and reassuring at all times - whether we were in the UK or in Colombia. We had an absolutely amazing trip with absolutely no hiccups or stresses, ever! All drivers were on time, the hotels - whilst varying in quality (due mainly to our budget), were all clean and well located and some were amazing and felt luxurious. All of our drivers were friendly, some had limited English but we enjoyed the challenge of trying to... read more
We actually don't know when Michael sleeps, he was super responsive and reassuring at all times - whether we were in the UK or in Colombia. We had an absolutely amazing trip with absolutely no hiccups or stresses, ever! All drivers were on time, the hotels - whilst varying in quality (due mainly to our budget), were all clean and well located and some were amazing and felt luxurious. All of our drivers were friendly, some had limited English but we enjoyed the challenge of trying to communicate in Spanish. We really did have a great trip and would strongly recommend anyone thinking of using Kim Kim to go ahead and do it - it will provide you with a fuss free trip which can be tailored to your tastes.
Great breakfast Good location for exploring La Candelaria and nice view of the mountains from the window Room a little warm (in January), no A/C or fan Quite corporate in feel, but good hotel for first night away. Also appreciated the complimentary fruit for our honeymoon!
Friendly, English-speaking staff Good massages and nice spa Good breakfast (less good coffee) Nice room
Gorgeous hotel, excellent service (coffee on arrival), took bags to rooms. Very helpful staff, particularly one young man who went out of his way to assist us and try speaking in English to us (whose name we have forgotten). He even organised a cake for my husband's birthday. Very relaxing and honeymoony experience. Beautiful, big room, big bed. Lovely bathroom. Very clean. Nice pool area. Good massage. Hotel restaurant on site, food ok (but doesn't quite match the standard of the rest of the hotel) We would give this hotel 5 stars if the food and cocktails were just a little bit better.
Overall lovely hotel, nice breakfast, friendly staff who even put rose petals on our bed for our honeymoon which was a lovely touch. Room comfortable and clean, although ours had no window (but looked out into the internal courtyard).
Hotel room clean, but a bit dated and bathroom definitely needed an upgrade. Staff a bit less friendly here than elsewhere and no early check-in, which was a bit of a shame after a long journey to Medellin. Overall location pretty good, in el Poblado. Nice and quiet, could possibly have been a little bit closer to the action.
We loved this hotel! The room was gorgeous and very serene. The staff/owner was very friendly and the food was very tasty. Overall service was great. No complaints, we loved it. Very convenient for visiting the national park (5 mins drive away, maybe less), nearby beaches also easily accessible by bus,
Good location, on a slightly quieter street but very close to the bars. Friendly staff. Overall comfortable room, a little on the small side. A safe in the room would have been nice. Breakfast a little basic and lacking in choice but tasty enough.
Beautiful and peaceful hotel. Food was good, lots of it and decent variety. Beach amazing and the hotel is in a gorgeous setting. Very serene and luxurious overall experience. Nice selection of activities at the hotel (eg snorkelling, walk of the island, massages). Room was stunning, with lovely complimentary bath products. Service was very good. A little information about the room and hotel upon arrival would have been nice (I don't know whether others usually get information about breakfast, check-out, wifi, activities etc but we didn't). Very quiet on a night after dinner, there isn't really any comfortable seating/ atmosphere around the bar area which we would have enjoyed.
Nicholas was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable, excellent English and very friendly.
Interesting and a nice stop on the way to Villa de Leyva. To the point out the obvious, it is a Cathedral, so the sculptures are all religious themed. - lots of crosses, this might not be for everyone. The cave itself is, however, very interesting.
Overall we enjoyed the experience, I think there was a small hiccup with the driver who didn't arrive. But, the tour guide did and she quickly arranged for her husband to collect us from the hotel and take us to the horses. We really enjoyed the scenery around Villa de Leyva, which was beautiful. The horse owners/ guides were very friendly.
Pretty hike, guide was local and very friendly and knowledgeable.
Carlos was AMAZING! He had so much energy and was clearly very passionate about the nature in the area. He had so much knowledge and made the tour a very interesting and enjoyable experience. He was also infectiously entertaining. We would definitely recommend Carlos as a tour guide. Cocora Valley is beautiful and the coffee farm was also a great experience.
This was our least favourite tour. In the pictures beforehand, Penol looked stunning so we were very excited about this. In reality, however, the boulder is just a tourist destination. The boulder itself was extremely busy, the queue in the carpark was long as was the queue up the boulder, the experience was all rather rushed and for our tastes, the natural beauty of the area is somewhat ruined by the overly-touristy feel of the boulder. We get the impression that perhaps once this was a great tourist destination but has now been a little "over-toured". The boulder is surrounded by tacky souvenir shops and fairground type attractions. We preferred the more intimate tours with smaller groups - this was a large bus tour which meant quite a lot more waiting around for other members of the group and less ability to interact with the guides and tailor the experience on the day. Guatape was a nice town, also very busy, but this part of the tour was definitely a much more pleasant experience for us. The restaurant food for lunch was of very average quality, however.
Tayrona is a must-do. This was stunning. The wildlife, the park, the beaches, everything is just beautiful and very relaxing. The guide was friendly, he had worked in the park for some time so was very knowledgeable.
Juan was great. He was super friendly and his English was excellent. The whole experience was really fun, we appreciated the bits of food alongside the rum and the staff member that actually worked at the rum place who led the tour was also very friendly and was a great tour guide.
Palenque was like nowhere else we had visited in Colombia. It was a fascinating place to see and learn about the history. We had a driver, two guides who came with us and a further guide in Palenque, which felt a bit excessive. We were not quite sure why three guides were needed, it made the car journey a little cramped and uncomfortable. But the guides were very friendly nonetheless and we had an enjoyable trip. We really enjoyed the experience in the boxing gym and the local Palenque guides in particular were very good.
Dear Beth and dear Stu,
it's great to hear that you had a fantastic honeymoon! We wish you the very best for your future time together! Thank you also for the detailed reports on hotels and excursions. I will keep these details in mind when planning future trips, so I will always create a high quality and customized trip with the latest info from our guests.
We hope to see you again soon in Colombia!
Best regards from the whole Chaska Tours team!