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Laëtitia Coly

For me, travelling is the greatest way to learn about ourselves and to thrive as a person. We live on such a beautiful planet, full of wonderful places and amazing people, so why would we just restrain to the place where we were born when there are so many things to see when we go outside our home?
Discovering new places, meeting new people, learning about different cultures and of course tasting different food is what I love the most!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"At Totonal Viajes, we specialize in responsible travel in Mexico. As travelers ourselves, we know the negative impacts tourism can have on the environment but also on the people living in the country. This is what we want to change through our company.

I want to help you create the tailor made trip of your dreams in Mexico and to help you experience it in a way most people haven't. Whether you like discovering the incredible history of the country in the various archaeological sites, trekking in a lush tropical vegetation, learning about the Mexican customs and traditions with locals, be amazed by the incredible landscapes that can be found here or just relax on a paradise beach...then Mexico is for you! There is a Mexico for everyone !"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Originally from France, my first long stay abroad was in Ireland for my studies. Once I had experienced how enriching travel was, I caught the virus and have been continuing traveling ever since, mostly in Europe but I have also been in Brazil and to Senegal, the country of origin of my parents.
Everytime I came back from any of these trips, I felt richer, because this is what travel is: an enriching experience.
I have come to Mexico and have been able to discover its captivating history, its rich diversity, as much in terms of the various peoples living here but also in terms of the variety of landscapes it has to offer. With Totonal Viajes, I have the opportunity to share my passion for travel and to help you discover the colorful Mexico in a more responsible way!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There is always something in every trip I made that I will keep with me forever. But if I had to pick just one experience, it would probably be my trip to Senegal. This trip was my first time out of Europe and first real experience in living in a totally different way than what I have been used to in France. Even though I have been immersed in the Senegalese culture my whole life, actually being there was something totally different. My parents come from a little village where there is no electricity or running water and people there live very simply mostly from agriculture and breeding. We would think that such a life is very difficult, and sometimes it is, but actually, I have never seen people more joyful, happy and generous as the ones I have met there. I have inherited this state of mind from my parents and this is something I cherish and try to cultivate in my everyday life."

Featured trips & expertise

Architecture in Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta & Mexico City - 14 Days

Experience three distinct areas of Mexico on this exciting two-week itinerary. Get your fill of colonial architecture and mariachi music in Guadalajara, relax on the palm-studded Pacific beaches of Puerto Vallarta, and explore the coolest neighborhoods and best eats in Mexico City. This trip includes a mix of public and private transport (both excellent in Mexico), as well as guided tours and free time for the ultimate adventure.

View over Guadalajara's Plaza de Armas and Cathedral
Discover Guadalajara - 8 days

This week-long cultural adventure covers the highlights of Western Mexico's vibrant Guadalajara and nearby popular attractions. Wander the state capital, the birthplace of mariachi music, and visit impressive historic sites, eat delicious local food, and enjoy the exciting nightlife. Break up the urban exploration with day trips to nearby ancient ruins, a tequila distillery, quaint lakeside communities, and secluded waterfalls.

Discover the vast Mayan city of Uxmal on the Puuc Route
Highlights of Mexico: From Mexico City to the Mayan Riviera - 14 Days

Step back in time on this two-week itinerary featuring ancient Aztec and Mayan ruins of Morelos and the Yucatán Peninsula. Along the way, you will explore Mexico City, the colonial towns of Valladolid and Mérida, and the turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya. You will snorkel in freshwater cenotes, climb stone steps of Aztec pyramids, and meet with indigenous locals to learn about Maya history and culture firsthand.

Women made up as the iconic La Calavera Catrina
Celebrate Day of the Dead in Oaxaca - 8 Days

This festive 8-day itinerary offers visitors an intimate look into one of Mexico's biggest holidays with the Day of the Dead. You'll begin your tour the end of October in Mexico City, discovering the history behind the tradition before exploring the canals of Xochimilco and the stoney ruins of Teotihuacan. You'll end your stay in Oaxaca where you will celebrate like a local: join in processions, visit cemeteries, and marvel at elaborately decorated altars in honor of the deceased.

Ancient Maya ruins of Ek'Balam
Highlights of Southern Mexico: Chiapas & Yucatán - 12 Days

This family-friendly itinerary of southern Mexico combines cultural activities with plenty of natural exploration. The first half of your trip will see you exploring Chiapas' Sumidero Canyon, el Chiflón and Misol-Ha waterfalls, and the impressive ruins of Palenque. From there, you will head to colonial-era Campeche where you will pick up your rental car and tour the Yucatán: from modern Mayan communities to ancient ruins, from refreshing cenotes to the white sands of Holbox Island.

Recent trip reviews for Laëtitia

Justine

Mexico - Justine · Mexico - Jan 7 - Jan 18, 2019

Traveler: Justine B. - Local specialist: Laëtitia Coly

Really enjoyed my trip with KimKim and would highly recommend.
Usually I would plan my own holidays and research everywhere, but with my Mexico trip I didn’t have this luxury. I trusted kimkim and they were fantastic. Not only did they plan me an awesome trip within my budget, but they were also available 24/7 for support which was really helpful!
Thanks so much to the team.

Maya Ruins, Culture, Beaches · Mexico - Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2018

Traveler: Noemi B. - Local specialist: Laëtitia Coly

I’m a solo traveler and I chose to get a trip in Mexico by myself. Laetitia is the girl that assisted me during the planning of the trip and we kept in touch all the time, before and during my trip. She has been really detailed in everything and she always made sure that everything was fine. Always available for every problem and doubt I had. Once there’s been a little mistake and the company after having fixed it, they made me find in the hotel a little gift from them. I really recommend... read more

I’m a solo traveler and I chose to get a trip in Mexico by myself. Laetitia is the girl that assisted me during the planning of the trip and we kept in touch all the time, before and during my trip. She has been really detailed in everything and she always made sure that everything was fine. Always available for every problem and doubt I had. Once there’s been a little mistake and the company after having fixed it, they made me find in the hotel a little gift from them. I really recommend KimKim.com to organize your trip and if you have the opportunity to have Laetitia as a personal planner trip you ll have with 100% a beautiful experience. Great company tour operator.

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Laëtitia Coly, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Noemi!

These are such beautiful pictures! It has been a pleasure working with you to create your itinerary in Mexico and I am very happy you got to live a great experience here.
We hope to have you here soon!

All the best!
Laëtitia