Excellent Experience, Excellent Destination!
Patagonia | Dec 16 - Dec 30, 2023

Nicholas M.
Steep Falls, ME | Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

My wife and I (late 30s) enjoy visiting both cities and exploring natural places when we travel so it was incredibly helpful to have the assistance of kimkim to help plan our 15 days in South America, where we traveled through five cities, did a five day backpack, and stayed in multiple hotels, had multiple private and bus transfers and in general was a logistics heavy trip! Having never spent any time in Chile or Argentina, and not having many friends who have, we needed local expertise to handle the complicated booking profess for Refugios, plus help us find lodging in centrally located neighborhoods that were up to our standards (Trip Advisor/Google reviews can always be misleading at times).

Jimena helped us navigate this with ease during the booking process and assisted with us changing our minds more than once. Upon arrival our local outfitter Dittmar Adventures (and Nara!) were incredibly helpful in making sure we had what we needed, knew where we needed to be, and helped us with some trip changes. The trip chat feature is super convenient, my wife and I could see messages at the same time, and if one of us had a question we could easily chime in. We took a empanada cooking and wine tasting class and expected to be in a group but were so delighted that it was just the two of us! All of the neighborhoods where the hotels were located were in walkable areas--something we asked for since we were traveling without a car.

We would definitely use kimkim again--for two busy professionals the ability to have influence over the trip without having to handle all of the logistics and bookings was a welcome way to travel and made vacation just what it should be--relaxing!

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Hotel Lunajuim
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Our favorite hotel of our trip. Incredibly nice staff, exceptional food and a relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely stay here if we return to El Chaltén!

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Local specialist: Jimena Pérez
Jimena Pérez
Local specialist in Chile and Colombia | Replied on Jan 17, 2024

Hi Nicholas!

I'm really happy you both enjoyed your trip to South America and specially Patagonia! It was great to help you plan these days full of adventures and exploration of natural places.

I hope you have a beautiful 2024 and all your new trips come true!

Wishing you the best,