Krisha

K&P Honeymoon in South America March 2022 - Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2022

Traveler: Krisha A. - Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

My husband Peter and I made a first time visit to South America for our honeymoon. Not knowing where to go and what to make a must see part of the trip we decided to book our trip through a Travel Agency. We found Kimkim and after reviewing other reviews we decided to go with them. I am so pleased that we did!! Our Travel Agent was Emilce who I believe is from Argentina. She did an amazing job putting together our itinerary with domestic flights, accommodations, and tours/activities. ... read more

My husband Peter and I made a first time visit to South America for our honeymoon. Not knowing where to go and what to make a must see part of the trip we decided to book our trip through a Travel Agency. We found Kimkim and after reviewing other reviews we decided to go with them. I am so pleased that we did!! Our Travel Agent was Emilce who I believe is from Argentina. She did an amazing job putting together our itinerary with domestic flights, accommodations, and tours/activities. We had a 11day/10night vacation that involved 3 destinations. Emilce was very patient and in consistent communication with us as we made adjustments to our itinerary that better suited the experience that we were wanting during our special celebration trip. She really made the planning experience pleasant by always being quick to answer our questions and make the requested adjustments.
Regarding the travel experience itself: We felt well taken care of: We traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Iguazú Falls, Argentina; and Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Each local point of contact was present and in consistent contact prior, during, and at the end of the local destination visit. We felt taken care of specifically by Andrea Z. & Fabio in BA; Lorienna, Junior, and Ernesto in Iguazú Falls and by Oscelea & Marsha in Rio. Our overall trip concierge was Clementina and she made sure that we had all of our trip update information for our domestic flights, Covid requirements and some suggestions for extra thing that we could do in each city. She even helped me to arrange a surprise birthday dinner for my husband. We truly enjoyed our stay in Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls and Rio de Janiero and believe that this was made possible by the diligent, detail focused and professional skills of all staff of Kimkim and their relationship with the local tourism companies that they work with.
Peter and I have memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives and only have great things to say about our experience on our honeymoon.
Gracias KimKim Staff (Emilce and Clementina)
Gracias Buenos Aires Staff (Andrea Zunino & Fabio, and our tour guide for the City tour, sorry I can't remember your name but you were wonderful!)
Gracias Iguazú guides and driver (Lorienna, Junior, and Ernesto).
Obrigada Rio staff (Oscelea and Marsha)
5stars all around for the entire trip!!!

Hotel Reviews

Recoleta Grand Hotel

Buenos Aires

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Hotel Review

with We visited Buenos Aires for the first part of the honeymoon and stayed at the Recoleta Grand Hotel. The staff were very helpful from check in, through meals services, through check out. As non-fluent Spanish speakers the staff were very helpful to us (speaking English). Staff helped up with necessary travel needs (getting Covid tests and getting documents printed to be able to travel). The suite that we stayed in was very clean and well decorated. We were comfortable and relaxed the entire stay. The location of the hotel is very convenient to be able to walk to many wonderful sites. (Recoletta Park, Museums, and restaurants. It is in a great location to be able to walk around and enjoy what Buenos Aires has to offer. Short taxi or public transportation ride away to get to the La Boca and a great city market that has wonderful empanadas and other treats. We definitely look forward to visiting again and will stay at the Recoleta Grand Hotel.

Tips for future travelers

Definitely suggest bringing walking shoes so that you can visit a lot of attractions that are in walking distance with out any discomfort to your feet. I also suggest getting a street facing room as where is more building development so you may not want to have to view that in the rear facing rooms at this time (March 2022).

Location

You are close to a lot of museums, famous parks: Recoleta park, Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. Great small cafes and restaurants, Fashion stores and a Mall.
Cleanliness & Comfort

The rooms were tidy and clean. The beds are so soft and feel like sleeping on a cloud pillow.
Staff

Front desk and restaurant staff are very friendly and accommodating
Authenticity & Character

The place has a European feel and is bright and airy.

Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel

Puerto Iguazú

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We visited Iguazu Falls for the second part of the honeymoon and stayed at the Loi Suites Hotel. The staff were very helpful from check in, through meals services, through check out. As non-fluent Spanish speakers the staff were very helpful to us (speaking English). Staff helped up with necessary travel needs (getting Covid tests and getting documents printed to be able to travel). The suite that we stayed in was very clean and well decorated. We were comfortable and relaxed the entire stay. The hotel is located more in the National Park itself so all of our meals were at the hotel if we weren't out doing a tour for the day. The hotel is surrounded by jungle and is secluded but you still have all the amenities of a 5star hotel. the rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. Our bed was two beds put together. Only suggestion i would make is if it had a pillow top so that you won't feel the crease between the two beds. Our accommodations included a buffet breakfast and it was really delicious with a variety of selections to choose from. The other meals were either at the Formal restaurant or the pool tiki restaurant. We enjoyed our stay and lounged by the pool most afternoons after each day of touring the Waterfalls: both Argentina and Brazil sides of the falls.

Tips for future travelers

Book a room that may be over looking the river a little more so that you have a better view from your room or one that actually has a veranda that you can sit out on. We had a room that has a tub and shower that are separate. It was nice to soak in a nice bath!

Location

Offer some activities for guests to do at the hotel that can be little more interactive.
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Location

Offer some activities for guests to do at the hotel that can be little more interactive.
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Authenticity & Character

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro

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We visited Rio de Janeiro for the final part of the honeymoon and stayed at the Fairmont Rio de Janiero Copacabana Hotel. The staff were very helpful from check in, through meals services, through check out. As non-Portuguese speakers the staff were very helpful to us (speaking English). Staff helped up with necessary travel needs (getting Covid tests and getting documents printed to be able to travel). The suite that we stayed in was very clean and well decorated. We were comfortable and relaxed the entire stay. The hotel is located at on end o Copacabana Beach and overlooks the water! The hotel is in prime location for restaurants and beach fun. It's location also allows for a short walk to be able to access Ipanema Beach, The hotel has 5star accommodations. We originally booked a city view room, but once we saw what ocean view was we requested to see if we were able to get a ocean view suite. We were able to make an upgrade payment to allow for the ocean view and were so glad we did. The sunrise over the water is spectacular and the view for our balcony allow for that. The staff at the hotel are pleasant, professional and very helpful. The check in process was wonderful, the breakfast buffet was included with our accommodations and was plentiful! We are from the United States (Midwest to be specific) and don't always have the opportunity to try tropical fruits. I had tropical fruits a plenty on this trip! The Fairmont hotel also has some space reserved at the beach that allows for easy access to lounge chairs and beach umbrellas! I can't wait to come back to stay at the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana!

Tips for future travelers

Definitely experience a spa treatment view of a sunrise from an ocean view room with your own private balcony

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Activity Reviews

Information about Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

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Rio By Night: Rio Scenarium + Barbecue Dinner (5h)

Rio de Janeiro

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Rio Scenarium is a fun place to visit and dance. You don't have to be the greatest dancer or even know how to do Samba to have a great time. The barbecue dinner was delicious. I really enjoyed the different cuts of meat!

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Emilce Alonso, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Krisha and Peter,
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! Our team is truly grateful that you enjoyed your Honeymoon in Argentina and Brasil that met your expectations :)
Your wonderful review means much to us and pushes us to maintain high-quality service and live up to our guest's expectations and needs while traveling.
We hope to see you here again in the future, to keep discovering SouthAmerica.
All the best for your marriage!
Emi