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Chile | Feb 19 - Mar 1, 2023

Margaret
Margaret C.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Mar 06, 2023

KimKim helped us learn about activities available in the area we were looking to explore (in Chile). They provided sample itineraries to consider and options for changing things to get the right holiday for you.

Ana kept us updated and helped us choose the hotels, excursions and transportation. Knowledge of the area really helped us to make great choices.

CL Mundo was their local travel supporter in Santiago and Valparaiso. Our driver and guide in this area, Orlando Sanhueza did a great job of telling us about the history and area and providing advice during our journey. We enjoyed vineyards, great restaurants, downtown Santiago and walking tour of Valpo.

We also went to San Pedro de Atacama and their local agent Capricorn provided a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history of this beautiful place. Paloma, Maria and Consuela (Connie) all helped us enjoy Moon Valley, Rainbow valley, petroglyphs, Tatio Geysers, Cejar Lagoon, Tebenquiche Nature Sanctuary and an evening astronomy experience. There’s so much to do but I feel we enjoyed the best experience compared to other traveler’s in our hotel.

Overall we never worried about transportation or experiences as it all happened with good communication via WhstsApp, or online before we arrived. I look forward to using KimKim again in the future.

Hotel Reviews
Pullman Santiago El Bosque
Las Condes, Santiago

Great location and friendly service. Close to places to eat and a safe area.

Authenticity & Character
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Altiplanico Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama

Clean rooms and a friendly service although some knowledge of Spanish is recommended. An easy walk to town for restaurants. Check there are no national celebrations as there is a bar across the road and it was noisy during carnival. Very safe though and beautiful gardens and pool. Food was alright but there are more options in town.

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Fauna Hotel
Valparaíso

Good location for restaurants and exploring. We also enjoyed the restaurant attached to the hotel. Really good breakfast included and for dinner!

Authenticity & Character
Great art work and antiques in communal spaces - fun and creative not just old.
Location
A fund part of town but do be careful of thieves and pickpockets.
Staff
Special thanks for their translation support where needed.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms are comfortable and great choice of communal spaces for relaxing.
Activity Reviews
Visit to 2 Wineries in Casablanca Valley
Valparaiso

We really enjoyed the vineyards and lunch at Tanino. Great to see Chilean wine producers.

Quality of Experience
Food
Lunch at Tanino was the best. We hope to visit the vineyard again!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Our driver Orlando looked after us well.
Cejar & Tebinquiche Lagoons - Atacama Salt Flat
San Pedro de Atacama

Relaxing end to our visit in the desert. The salt water swim was amazing. The natural features and birds on the lagoons were a great site.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Maria did a great job telling us the history of the area and looking after us.
Transport
Maria was a careful driver and provided appropriate music to entertain us.
Rainbow Valley
San Pedro de Atacama

Truly a unique and special experience. The colours are beautiful and our guide Paloma showed us a special place in a dead waterfall that we would never have seen if she didn’t help us into it.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Paloma did an excellent job looking after us and our safety along the walk and pulled us into the dead waterfall.
Transport
Panoramic City Tour
Santiago

We enjoyed the tour to understand the city and the history. We were very lucky to pick a day the guards were changing. We like a military parade and this one was unique. Although this took longer than a tour on a day without the guard change, our guide gave us information about how to spend the afternoon and see more of what we missed.

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Full day Viña San Esteban + Visit to Quintessence Alpacas On-Site Tour
Santiago

We had a wonderful experience meeting the alpacas and learning about different breeds and understanding how well looked after they are. The production of clothing on antique equipment was fascinating. It was great to meet and feed the young llamas while they are so gentle. Much more fun than expected. Beautiful clothing as well.

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Food
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Colchagua Valley - Viu Manent and Santa Cruz Wineries
Santiago

We were unable to visit Santa Cruz wineries and went somewhere else. It was alright but not what we expected. Also it was difficult finding the right place for lunch as it wasn’t available in the vineyards.

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Evening Astronomy Tour
San Pedro de Atacama

A wonderful opportunity to see the stars and learn about the Southern Sky and constellations. Highly recommended.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Picked up on time and delivered us to the site. The English speaking guide was very good and the Spanish guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand.
Transport
The vehicle was comfortable for the journey.
Half day Moon Valley and Mirador Ckari
San Pedro de Atacama

We enjoyed the old salt mines and walking around the moon valley with the interesting salt formations. Really dramatic landscape.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Maria did a great job explaining the area and played music that was a great pairing with the experience.
Transport
Maria was a very safe driver.
Tatio Geysers
San Pedro de Atacama

The early morning pickup allows you to see the geysers in the cool morning air. You’re then rewarded with breakfast and a view of the beautiful mountains. Wildlife along the way is just as spectacular.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Consuela did a great job of explaining the geysers and makin eggs for breakfast sandwiches.
Transport
Connie was a very safe driver.
Local specialist: Ana Maibach
Ana
Ana Maibach
Local specialist in Córdoba | Replied on Mar 08, 2023

Dear Maggie,

I'm glad to read that they have spent an excellent trip through Chile!

I appreciate that you have taken the time to write this review, it helps us to continue improving our services to provide the best experiences in South America :)

My best wishes to you and Jeff, I hope to receive them in the future soon!

Ana and the entire Trips South America team