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Keteka

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Regional Expert
Established
  • 2013
Headquarters
  • Santiago, Chile
Trips
  • 10

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Keteka Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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Tour Reviews

P

Recommends

Absolutely superb trip. October 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Absolutely superb trip. I would put this tour up there with the best I have ever done. The scenery is otherworldly and travelling in a small group (a driver, an English-speaking guide and 5 tourists) is perfect.
Would recommend to everyone who considering doing this. Yes, the accommodation is basic, it gets very cold at night (I was there in early October) and there are a couple of very early starts, but it is all part of the adventure!
I only have 2 negative comments:
1. Our guide was in a bad mood on the final day (we had our suspicions as to why this might be, but they were only suspicions, so it wouldn’t be right to mention them here) and was quite rude to the whole group – in particular to the 2 Swiss people, for no reason whatsoever.
2. Our guide insisted on taking the salt flats perspective photos with our phones – because “it is too complicated with cameras”, but this means we got rubbish photos, with either the foreground or the background out of focus. (My advice is to use your camera. Set it on aperture priority and use a high f-stop number – at least 9 – and set your focus to ‘wide’, not ‘centre’. Finally, don’t put the camera too close to whatever is in the foreground and don’t zoom. (OK, maybe he was right – that does sound a bit complicated, but if you do it right, you’ll get amazing photos!)
Finally, I’m glad I’d spent 3 days in San Pedro to acclimatise before doing this tour, as the altitude didn’t affect me at all.
Anyway, book this tour – you won’t regret it.
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B

Recommends

What an amazing Trip! Really appreciate all of the work September 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What an amazing Trip! Really appreciate all of the work that went into making this trip run smoothly and how everything was organized and efficient from the moment we arrived in Puerto Natales. We (my roommate and I) booked this trip hoping for a great experience, and it definitely delivered.
We were met at the beautiful hostel in PN by wonderful staff members who had our room ready and offered great advice on things to do that night. The next day, we met up with Laura, owner of the tour company, at their office and were provided with all of the passes, maps, information and tips you could ever need for the O-Circuit hike. We met our guide, Carlos, who has over 9 years of experience hiking in Patagonia. He answered all of our questions and made us feel ready for the trip. The next day, we took the bus to the park entrance and then the ferry to the first campsite. The hike is BREATHTAKING, and worth every blister, ache or sore you might experience during the hike.
I would definitely recommend the O-Circuit, as it gives you the full experience of how large Patagonia is. It was a perfect mix of hiking on our own for the first 4 days at our own pace, and then having the guide to lead us on the north side of the circuit, which is definitely not as well marked and has harsher climates and hikes. During the whole trip, all of our lodging, entrance fees, campsite fees and logistics were handled and delivered smoothly. All we had to do was hike our gear from one site to the next, show our passes and passports, and drink some delicious Austral.
This was a trip of a lifetime, and definitely worth it to have all of the logistics, including all of your food on the hike, already taken care of and planned out for you. We’re very thankful to Keteka for helping organize all of this, and would recommend this trip to anyone!
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J

Recommends

Amazing guide with an even better trip! August 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing guide with an even better trip! For everyone planning on going on this tour, the actual drive/ tour to Bolivia is just as, if not more beautiful than the destination. While each day was jam-packed with different landscapes, the trip from high-altitude volcanoes to gorgeous sunsets over the Bolivian desert made this more than worth it!
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Y

Recommends

Such a unique and amazing experience! August 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Such a unique and amazing experience! Bolivia has so many natural beauties that you must see. Our tour was so organized and the guides helped make the crossings into and out of Bolivia and Chile very easy. Each day had a list of sites that we traveled to and had time to explore, take in, and snap pictures of. We were provided very filling meals during this trip along with some snacks. The sleeping situation in hostels was not bad at all. It does get cold at night, so I definitely recommend bringing a sleeping bag (even with the blankets the hostels provide) which kept me cozy all night. The tour guide was very friendly and kept us informed with some background at each location. It really is amazing how the guides can get around in this area; they’re very knowledgeable. I highly recommend experiencing the sunrise over the salt flats and playing around with perspective after that. Definitely an unforgettable experience!
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S

Recommends

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. May 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The accommodation was not as bad as everyone made out single beds 3 or 6 in a room and while the facilities were limited you had paid hot water showers at both sites we slept at.
Nonetheless the trip did feel a little rushed and as our spanish was lacking so too was the information however the beauty was often speechless so that wasn’t too much of an issue
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S

Recommends

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. May 2018

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The accommodation was not as bad as everyone made out single beds 3 or 6 in a room and while the facilities were limited you had paid hot water showers at both sites we slept at.
Nonetheless the trip did feel a little rushed and as our spanish was lacking so too was the information however the beauty was often speechless so that wasn’t too much of an issue
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Our Why

At Keteka, we believe in creating global empathy, building connections, and fostering empowerment through impactful travel experiences. Keteka is a marketplace where travelers can find, plan, and book genuine travel experiences with validated, local guides.

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Roots in the Peace Corps

Keteka was founded by two Peace Corps volunteers focused on helping rural and indigenous communities in Panama actually benefit from tourism. Kyle and Jack recognized that there were thousands of local guides and communities that needed, but lacked, direct access to travelers. At the same time, there were millions of travelers searching for off the beaten path experiences, yet lacked an easy way to find and book them. Eventually, by leveraging their connection to the Peace Corps Network, they began onboarding previously marginalized guides and communities, and offering travel experiences to a small group of friends and family.

Our Theory of Change

Local guides possess unique knowledge that enables them to provided travelers with genuine travel experiences. Lack of resources and low computer literacy among guides, however, reduce the visibility of such experiences online. This ultimately limits traveler exposure, decreases tourism, and caps local benefits.

Keteka leverages a global network of experts to find, validate, and onboard local guides and experiences onto an online marketplace.

Keteka’s model drives more dollars to guides, impacting grassroots entrepreneurship, community-wide income, and overall quality of life.

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Agora Partnerships

Awards:
  • Selected for Booking.com’s Booster accelerator program - one of 10 companies selected from 700 applications
  • Selected for Start-Up Chile’s Seed and Scale accelerators

Highlights

  • Explore Cusco, a place that is a melting pot of indigenous, Spanish and contemporary influences, creating cultural, architectural and culinary environments unlike anywhere else in the world.
  • Travel across Peruvian and Bolivian landscapes, visiting pre-Hispanic ruins, tiny villages, and the amazing Lake Titicaca along the way.
  • Truly get to know La Paz, Bolivia before continuing to the out-of-this-world Uyuni Salt Flats, where you’ll observe brilliantly colored lakes, geysers, stone formations, and more.
  • Visit the majestic and iconic Machu Picchu
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Highlights

  • Visit the the world’s largest salt flat (4,086 square miles)
  • See flamingos in the wild at high-altitude lagoons
  • Take epic photos on one of the most photogenic landscapes on earth
  • Relax in natural hot springs
  • See some incredible naturally-occurring phenomena created by the salt flats and nearby volcanoes
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Highlights

  • See the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Explore Dali Desert
  • Visit Laguna Colorada, Siloli Desert, Lagunas Honda and Ramaditas
  • Pleasant Lodging in the best hotels around the salt flats
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Highlights

  • Visit the the world’s largest salt flat (10,582 square kilometers (4,086 square miles)!
  • See flamingos in the wild at high altitude lagoons
  • Take epic photos on one of the most photogenic landscapes on earth!
  • Relax in natural hot springs
  • See some incredible naturally-occurring phenomena created by the salt flats and nearby volcanoes
  • Get from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama, enjoying the trip along the way, instead of just sitting in a bus!
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