Kimkim Peru Review:We had a very good trip t...
Peru | Sep 8 - Sep 18, 2022

Stewart
Stewart G.
Saratoga Springs, NY | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Kimkim Peru Review:
We had a very good trip thanks to the team of Johanna at Kimkim along with Amy and Flor at Miski Travels. Johanna kept us informed constantly and was very responsive to our questions.

All the hotels were very nice; the places were beautiful and the staff were good.
All of the drivers were excellent; professional, careful, on time.
Amy conducted a good food tour. She was friendly, fun and informative. I liked the market visit very much. It is always fascinating to... read more

Kimkim Peru Review:
We had a very good trip thanks to the team of Johanna at Kimkim along with Amy and Flor at Miski Travels. Johanna kept us informed constantly and was very responsive to our questions.

All the hotels were very nice; the places were beautiful and the staff were good.
All of the drivers were excellent; professional, careful, on time.
Amy conducted a good food tour. She was friendly, fun and informative. I liked the market visit very much. It is always fascinating to learn about unfamiliar foods and she did a good job and I’m glad she included the fish monger. I loved all of the stops that were included and the last stop for a large meal was so good I wish I had a doggy bag for leftovers.
I have to say that calling it a “cooking class” is a stretch. I would be fine if it were not billed as such and just listed as the other stops.

Our guide to Cusco and Machu Picchu was Flor Bocangel Zuñiga and she was amazing. Are all private tour guides this good? I’m not sure because I did glance around to other tours and their guides and saw a bit of a difference. I think we had the best guide.

Flor was friendly and personable but also professional. She seems to truly enjoy her job so that makes everything better. She told us a bit about her life which gave gravitas to the information she provided for the area and for the sites.
She informed us of any policies and guidelines when applicable.
She also kept us safe; She kept an eye on us and did not let us stray to far. She let us know of any safety issues or concerns.

She was persistent in accommodating us a number of times. At one point we wanted to change our train tickets out of Aguas Calientes and it took perseverance on her part and a bit of time but she got it done. Another day we wanted to switch visiting one site to a different day - no problem.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

Very nice place. Quiet rooms. Excellent staff. Good Restaurant.

Location
Close to the walkway along the coast (paseo ruta del sol).
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was clean. Bed was comfortable
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado
Urubamba

Very nice place. Quiet rooms. Excellent staff. Good Restaurant. It was great to have a balcony to enjoy the view.

Location
Staff
Professional, helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa del Sol
Machu Picchu

Very nice place. Quiet rooms. Excellent staff. Good Restaurant.

Location
Close to everything but quiet. Balcony looked out onto the river.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was clean. Bed was comfortable
Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Cusco

Very nice place. Quiet rooms. Excellent staff. Good Restaurant.

Location
Close to restaurants, pharmacies and main square.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was clean. Bed was comfortable
Activity Reviews
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

Amy conducted a good food tour. She was friendly, fun and informative. I liked the market visit very much. It is always fascinating to learn about unfamiliar foods and she did a good job and I’m glad she included the fish monger. I loved all of the stops that were included and the last stop for a large meal was so good I wish I had a doggy bag for leftovers. I have to say that calling it a “cooking class” is a stretch. I would be fine if it were not billed as such and just listed as the other stops.

Quality of Experience
Food
Food market was great. Lots of fruits and veggies I had never seen before. Amy provided a box with a nice selection of fruits to try. She described and explained them all. Also great to make a stop at the fish monger.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion (Circuit 1, 2, 3, or 4)
Peru

Our tour guide, Flor made the trip special. She has a great amount of knowledge about the site and made sure we got to see as much as we could.

Quality of Experience
Having our own guide was such a luxury and so worth it.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Flor is from the area so I think she was able to provide some additional info and nuance to the tour. At one point she stopped to chat to one of the workers at the site. They spoke in their native language, Quechua (the true name of the people and place rather than "Inka").
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Hi Stewart,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. I'll be sure to let my team know!

We hope to help you again in the future!

Best,
Johanna