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Kim Reichle

New Zealand and Nepal Guide

Kim was born in Alberta, Canada and she speaks English and French (but with the worst accent!). Everyday is an adventure in the outdoors for Kim, but climbing to the top of Browne Falls in Doubtful Sound is an adventure she'll never forget... She's in that enviable position where her hobbies also happen to double as her 'work', and these include hiking, kayaking, wakeboarding and snowboarding. Another 'hobbie' this summer has been scouring Trademe for a vehicle to help her discover the countryside. If you haven't heard of Trademe, you probably will when you arrive in New Zealand - it's our answer to Amazon. 

Favourite quote?  "More like personal mantra: first to achieve, you must believe"

Kim's best life decision? "Moving to New Zealand! I can't imagine not finding this amazing place!" - and we didn't even pay her to say that :-).

Kim with guests at Key Summit on the Routeburn Track

Testimonials

“Kim was the best. I actually talked to her about this before I even left the country. Her free spirit and excitement for adventure is contagious. The mood was always light and she could always make us laugh. I learned more from her than I will ever remember about New Zealand, but I also learned things from her that I could apply to my everyday life. I am sure that all the guides with Active are fantastic but Kim was special! She did a magnficient job. ”
- McKayla Anderson (Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States), Rimu January 2018

“Kim was incredible. She had wonderful knowledge of the Island and shared many great facts with us. She was an excellent driver and got us from point A to point B with ease. I liked her logical approach to tasks. Her confidence made you feel comfortable and you trusted her to be your guide. She is a strong leader, perfect in her role.”
- Charlene Mahon (Petrolia, Ontario, Canada), Rimu March 2017

“Can I give Kim a 10 for Enthusiasm? She has a great sense of humor, is a terrific cook (she baked me a birthday cake!) and her music was pretty good too.”
- Robert Merwin (Milford, New Hampshire, United States), Rimu February 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15889 reviews)

    Trip to remember

    Active Adventures, Arturo and local guides have done a great job making sure Patagonia trip experiences become memories of a lifetime for Natalie and I. The trip had it all - great sightseeing, strenuous hiking, biking, kayaking, hiking on a glacier, accommodations - simple to luxurious, great food... I only wish the weather would have been more cooperative. It was also great being part of a fun and easy going group... hopefully will see each other again on future Active trips!
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    – California, United States
    Condor, April 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15889 reviews)

    Active is the Word!

    I thoroughly enjoyed my Condor adventure. I've been on a few of these hosted by other companies and I think Active Adventures is the best so far - a good value too. When you say all-inclusive, you mean it. We often ordered whatever we wanted right off the menu. Arturo and the other guides did a great job. The itinerary was excellent - I know because a few times we barely made the connection to a boat. There was little down time. Doing the W Hike in the first week is also key - We were fresh and ready then. The weather on our trip was not ideal. We totally missed seeing Fitz Roy, despite 4 days in El Chalten. Oh well. Mother Nature didn't cooperate. The only thing that would've made the trip better would be better accommodations at some of the refugios. I know you can't control this and there's not a lot of choice, but, boy, some of those shower facilities and bathrooms were just awful. I'm looking forward to hiking with you guys again soon. :)
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    – Illinois, United States
    Condor, March 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15889 reviews)

    Amazing trip, well run operation by people who love what they do

    Overall, a great trip! Patagonia is everything imagined and more. No picture represent the feeling of being there with eyes closed. Treks little harder on two days of the trip: First day (Torres Del Paine) and Mount Fitz Roy trek (25kms), but rewards outweigh the effort.
    All guides, Cynthia, Gem, Paula were outstanding.
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    – Ohio, United States
    Condor, March 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15889 reviews)

    Patagonia 2016

    Trip was amazing - Harder the hikes the better the view
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    – Massachusetts, United States
    Condor, January 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15889 reviews)

    Tui in February

    I combined Kauri with Tui and it was the perfect blend to see both Islands in New Zealand. My Tui experience was terrific. It certainly was an active adventure!
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    – Connecticut, United States
    Tui, March 2017

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Why travel with Active Adventures?

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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