Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided ...
Colombia | Jul 24 - Aug 1, 2022

Amy
Amy F.
Torrance, CA | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided to go to Colombia for our 15 yr anniversary. We didn’t know much about the country and decided to try KimKim. This was a huge game changer!! Margoth was absolutely amazing in the planning. She knew we wanted to see the coffee region and suggested we try Hacienda Bambusa. With only 8 rooms it can fill quickly. From there the rest of the trip was planned.
We started in Bogotá and had the most knowledgeable tour guide Byron. Being a history major... read more

Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided to go to Colombia for our 15 yr anniversary. We didn’t know much about the country and decided to try KimKim. This was a huge game changer!! Margoth was absolutely amazing in the planning. She knew we wanted to see the coffee region and suggested we try Hacienda Bambusa. With only 8 rooms it can fill quickly. From there the rest of the trip was planned.
We started in Bogotá and had the most knowledgeable tour guide Byron. Being a history major he knew the city well. Even showed me the best spots for picture taking. If you are into hiking I highly recommend taking one of the hikes in Chingaza. The local guide was able to give us such a deep understanding of the indigenous Colombian people.
In Armenia we had the best hospitality. Cocoa tour, horseback riding. So many surprises along the way. Our guide and driver here were top notch talking us to some amazing coffee shops and restaurants off the main tourist streets.
One of the best parts about Kim Kim was having amazing guides and drivers in each city. We were able to cover so much ground and have a deeper cultural experience. It completely changed my outlook of foreign travel. Thank you Margoth!!!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Casa Medina Four Seasons
Bogotá, Cundinamarca

So comfortable and charming. This hotel was absolutely stunning. We loved the breakfast each morning in the lovely atrium style restaurant. At night we chatted it up with the bartender who taught us more about the local area and drinks. His English was great and we were able to practice our Spanish. Spa services were great too!! Liked that it was in a safe neighborhood.

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Hacienda Bambusa
El Caimo

This place makes you feel like royalty. They greet you by name from the moment you arrive. Even staff members I had not met were able to greet me by my first name, so impressive. The rooms were beautiful with hammocks and hummingbirds. The flora and bird watching made me want to stay forever.

Authenticity & Character
Loved everything!
Location
Close to airport but they need to work on the roads.
Staff
Greeting us by name. Waiting with fresh cool towels when we arrived back from excursions. Surprise picnic table and drinks in the bamboo forest.
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Cielo Hotel
Medellin
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Loved the turn down service with the yummy treats.
Activity Reviews
Lunch Reservation at Abasto (Usaquén area) and Coffee Shops
Bogotá

This was one of my husbands favorite meals in Colombia and he is a foodie. Cute patio. Seafood soup and Sangria are recommended.

Chingaza Natural National Park Tour
Bogotá

Hands down the most informative hike I have ever done. Our local guide Gabrielle was from Muisca descent. His love for the culture and environment was inspiring. We hiked to the infamous lagoons, touched the sacred rocks. Loved it despite the rain and mud. We stopped for lunch in Guasca. Felt good to discover the smaller cities with so much culture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cocora Valley,  Salento, and Coffee Farm Visit
Colombia

This was a bit of a drive from our hotel but well worth it. We were lucky to see the Colombian condor close up. The walk was easy and breathtaking. Fun picture spots. Salento was colorful and had great shopping.

Cacao Tour
Colombia

Loved this tour and learned a lot about cacao farming. My only wish is that the tour was a bit longer so it could include the end stages of cacao production and to actually taste some of it. Cacao tour without actually tasting any chocolate was a little disappointing. Best part was hands down the guide. Sebastian was informative and easy to talk too.

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Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Hi Amy,
Thank you SO much for your review and it was amazing to meet you and Zach, and to have you in Colombia! And thank you for celebrating your anniversary in Colombia! Your feedback is extremely valuable and thank you for taking the time to write your comments and review. We hope you stay in touch and it will be a pleasure to have you again in Colombia in the future. All our Best Wishes to you and your beautiful family and stay in touch,
Margoth