Christine

This trip was GREAT! - Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2021

Traveler: Christine H. - Local specialist: Eduardo Celada

This trip was great!
I found KimKim through an Internet search and was so excited. I told them a basic outline of what I wanted and they found me someone who could organize it for me. I basically had a bespoke vacation planned for me. The KimKim web interface is easy to use and what’s really nice is that keeps all of your correspondence with your travel specialist in one place.

I was assigned to Old Town Outfitters in Antigua Guatemala. Eduardo organized my trip EXACTLY how I asked for it. I... read more

This trip was great!
I found KimKim through an Internet search and was so excited. I told them a basic outline of what I wanted and they found me someone who could organize it for me. I basically had a bespoke vacation planned for me. The KimKim web interface is easy to use and what’s really nice is that keeps all of your correspondence with your travel specialist in one place.

I was assigned to Old Town Outfitters in Antigua Guatemala. Eduardo organized my trip EXACTLY how I asked for it. I got to do everything I wanted to do. I had an extra day and Eduardo suggested a volcano climb and it was the perfect addition to my trip. The hotels were clean and had charm.

My itinerary included a volcano climb, a visit to Tikal, a 5 day jungle hike/camp to El Mirador, and a free day to wander Antigua. My guides were all very knowledgable. The guide I had for Tikal, Mario, was one of the most knowledgable guides I have had anywhere. He was able to put the ruins in a historical context encompassing other ruins I had visited before. The guide i and for El Mirador was an amazing mix of guide and outdoorsman. He really took care of our group and I felt completely safe in the jungle with him.

I highly recommend KimKim and will use their services again for other trips. And I also highly recommend Old Town Outfitters and Eduardo if you are going to Central America.

Hotel Reviews

Hotel San Jorge

Antigua

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Rooms are clean and basic. Staff is lovely. Courtyard is gorgeous.

Location

Only 3 blocks from plaza mayor and several yummy restaurants right around the corner.
Cleanliness & Comfort

Clean
Staff

So helpful
Authenticity & Character

Courtyard garden

Del patio hotel

Flores

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

The hotel is clean and basic. The courtyard is beautiful. What puts this hotel over the top is the staff. They were soooo nice. I had a 5am pickup and the staff made me coffee and breakfast even though I was leaving 2 full hours before official breakfast. I didn’t ask, they just offered. Everyone there is kind and helpful.

Location

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

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Eduardo Celada, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Christine! I'm happy to hear you have done a great trek to "El Mirador" in Guatemala experiencing the culture with the local community of "Carmelita" during these special times of the year!! Besides visiting other popular attractions like "Volcano Pacaya" and The Colonial City of Antigua. It was a pleasure to talk to you both days before leaving for your country.

Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Guatemala the better. Hope to see you back again soon, cheers!