Above and beyond -- an amazing experience in Ecuador, in the face of many challenges
Ecuador | Jun 9 - Jun 17, 2022

Michael
Michael P.
Norwood, MA | Jun 20, 2022

Our trip to Ecuador was amazing! Jackie in Ecuador was just incredible to work with.

We faced serious challenges in our trip when a general strike was called throughout Ecuador by CONAIE, an association of indigenious people. This involved roadblocks and protests throughout the country.

Jackie and the guide she hired, Dario, did an absolutely incredible job of working around these conditions to ensure a wonderful experience, even though this meant rearranging our itinerary and... read more

Our trip to Ecuador was amazing! Jackie in Ecuador was just incredible to work with.

We faced serious challenges in our trip when a general strike was called throughout Ecuador by CONAIE, an association of indigenious people. This involved roadblocks and protests throughout the country.

Jackie and the guide she hired, Dario, did an absolutely incredible job of working around these conditions to ensure a wonderful experience, even though this meant rearranging our itinerary and schedule completely.

When our Ecuadorian Ballet Folklorico performance was cancelled, she arranged a private performance in a beautiful hotel.

When the city of Banos was blocked off, Jackie and Dario suggested Mindo insteady - a gorgeous nature destination with hummingbirds, ziplines and river rafting.

It was a hit and we were safe and well cared for throughout the trip.

In my last day relaxing in the thermal baths at Papallacta, I couldn't recommend KimKim enough to the travelers around me. Thank you!

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Local specialist: Jackeline Valarezo
Jackeline
Jackeline Valarezo
Local specialist in Quito | Jun 20, 2022

Dear Michael,
Thank you for your kind words and comments.
Working on your tour was fantastic for me, and knowing that I could create such a pleasant experience in the midst of a strike warmed my heart.
You were such a wonderful group, so upbeat and welcoming. It was wonderful to communicate with you during those days.
I wish you successful future tours for everyone.
I hope you can return to Ecuador and see the places you missed this time.

Best wishes from Quito.