Holaaa! I'm Karen, proudly Mexican and native from a small city called Tlaxcala. In the last 4 years, I’ve been exploring Mexico and I love to share with the world the authentic Mexico that I’m in love with, full of culture, nature and wonderful people, but most importantly I love traveling with a positive impact and connecting
I’ll be more than happy to share my experiences and knowledge to help you design an authentic trip in Mexico
How did you get involved in travel?
"I studied international tourism with the idea of traveling around the world, and while I was studying I realized I was missing out on so many incredible places in Mexico, how was I going to tell the people how incredible my country is if I haven’t seen it? So, I decided to plan my first trip alone at eighteen, I went to the Riviera Maya for 2 months and I fell in love with the feeling of being whoever I want to be, the feeling of being in a place for the first time and getting surprised.
The best part is that now I’m part of Rutopia and I want to connect travelers with the authenticity of my country by getting to know the local communities.
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Last year I had the opportunity to go to Chiapas, to be honest, it wasn’t my favorite state nor on my top list, but at the end of the trip, I was stunning by all the beauty, history, archeological sites, the food, the incredible people, the nature and the incredible views.
The best part was at Las Tres Tzimoleras, I don’t even know how to start to describe this activity, but I jumped in a waterfall, I saw an incredible view of the forest and the waterfalls and I rappelled in a waterfall, all these incredible things in one day, what a crazy thing, but it was awesome. "
Karen's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
With two weeks in Mexico, you have plenty of time to delve into more than one region—pair Mexico City with the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, for example—and to build your trip...
On this food-focused tour, you'll discover authentic Mexican cuisine at marketplaces, family-run restaurants, street food stands, and indigenous farms. The itinerary isn't only...
If you want to experience Mexico's culture and leave time for adventure, look no further than this packed 13-day trip. From the buzzing streets of Mexico City to the ancient...
The 100-mile (160-km) stretch of coast along the Yucután Peninsula known as the Riviera Maya includes some of Mexico's most incredible ruins, idyllic Caribbean beaches, and...
Bring the whole family on this relaxing holiday on the Yucatán Peninsula. On this short but satisfying itinerary, you'll sunbathe and swim on the white sandy beaches of...
In two weeks, you'll discover the best of Mexico, from cosmopolitan Mexico City to colorful San Miguel de Allende and the beautiful beaches of Puerto Vallarta. Bring the whole...
Road trip itineraries
Jet off to Mexico's famed Baja California region for boat tours and road trips to some of the best beaches and islands in the country. You'll arrive in La Paz, whose crystalline...
With 12 days to spare, you can discover the best of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula with plenty of time to relax and soak up the beach life. Start in Valladolid to learn about...
Recent trip reviews for Karen
Mar 4 - Mar 17, 2023
Wonderful trip by Rutopia. Excellent communication and trip planning . Once in Mexico the drivers, guides and hotels were all excellent. The travel agency did an awesome job of keeping in touch with you throughout the trip. The trip was flawless and excellent. Would recommmend Kimkim and their associated partner in Mexico without hesitation! read more
Seniors were delighted with a private guide at every city
Feb 13 - Feb 21, 2023
We are seniors (69 and 74) who want to continue exploring and traveling while we can still walk and climb stairs. Our main interests are in the lines of history, culture and gastronomy of the places we visit, and that's what we wanted to see and experience during our first visit to Mexico.
Kimkim delivered spectacularly. Our days were filled with trips to places we were delighted to see --- archaeological sites, churches, plazas neighborhoods, local markets, etc. We were definitely... read more
The trip was wonderful. Oaxaca was a place we...
Jan 15 - Jan 25, 2023
The trip was wonderful. Oaxaca was a place we’ve been trying to visit for several years. The tour was well laid had very few hiccups. The hotels were great, the guides were very informative, and the food was outstanding. There was lots of diversity of tours, so it covered all the bases. The company did a good job with follow up and being flexible on starting times, etc..
A few minor things that could be improved. Number one -we did not have a return flight to Oaxaca from Huatulco so we... read more
Every driver, every guide every encounter exc...
Jan 11 - Jan 15, 2023
Every driver, every guide every encounter exceeded all expectations.
The passion exhibited by each and every guide was palpable
I will recommend this to everyone read more
Extremely professional coordination and guide...
Dec 27 - Jan 6, 2023
Extremely professional coordination and guides. We had a wonderful time. We felt safe and impressed by the degree of timeliness and punctuality of all the folks who tended to our needs. read more
Highlights of Mexico with an eco-tourism focus
Aug 1 - Aug 11, 2022
Karen helped us plan our honeymoon to Mexico and we couldn't be happier with our trip.
She took everything we discussed on board and planned our 11 day trip with all our specifications in mind. The process of planning was very smooth and we had regular contact with Karen with additional updates to the itinerary. She was very receptive to any changes we needed to make and was extremely helpful in reorganising part of the trip when I made an error with flights.
The holiday itself was... read more