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Sibila Andrade

I am an expert in creating customized itineraries for a unique, memorable vacation in Mexico! Every detail is considered, to make your experience very enjoyable. I love Mexico and I know the value of its cultural wealth and its amazing nature. It is thus of great importance to travel responsibly, in order to preserve all this greatness for future generations! Therefore, taking you to those places, which are hidden treasures with the seal of authenticity, is going to make the difference and add more value to your trip.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in the Southern and Central regions of Mexico right where the off-the-beaten-track spots are. They are the most stunning, and also give a chance to communities to be empowered and create jobs, as well as preserve their environment. All of this away from all the mass tourism attractions. Cultural, gastronomic experiences and ecotourism activities are my specialty! "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My mother gave in to wanderlust when she was young, and she taught me the importance of traveling first in my own country and then around the world. I have been traveling since I have memory, all around Quintana Roo and then around different parts of Mexico. At the age of 16, I visited the USA and just when I turned 23 I went to live abroad in Canada for one year and a half where I traveled most of the time. I also lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I took time to explore many cities around and wonderful places. Chile is one of my favorites, but not more than my unique and wonderful Mexico!! I’ve visited Colombia and Belize as well and I keep traveling, any chance I get, because I understood that the more we travel, the better we get to know ourselves. And it is a powerful soul nutriment."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato has been the magic place that got me at first sight. This mystical place delights all your senses! With all its streets and paths, the colorful houses, the local people, the food, the air, and every single thing whispers a poem that blows your mind and helps you connect with your inner self. When I think of the perfect place in the world, San Miguel de Allende pops up in my mind."

Sibila is part of the following groups: Mexico Travel Agents
A cenote on the Yucatán Peninsula
Culture & the Great Outdoors on the Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days

On this colorful trip plan, you'll experience Mexican culture in an authentic way. See the highlights of the Yucatán Peninsula, visit the archaeological sites of Chichen Itzá, Cobá, and  Xcambó, and view flamingos at Río Lagartos before finishing up in Mérida, where you'll go on a kayak tour and relax on the beach.

Cancun's idyllic coastline
Family Vacation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 5 Days

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 the Riviera Maya, spot wildlife in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and explore the water-filled natural cave formations of  Rio Secreto.

The Church of San Servacio in the city of Valladolid
Mexico City & Riviera Maya - 10 Days

This off-the-beaten-track adventure kicks off in Mexico City where you'll learn the area's pre-Colombian history and visit mysterious temples built by the Aztecs and Mayans. From here, fly to the Riviera Maya to ramble in the colonial streets of Valladolid and Mérida, dine on fresh cuisine, and chill out on the Caribbean Sea. Expect private guides and transportation throughout (except for your free day in Tulum).

A colorful street in San Miguel de Allende
Mexico's Ultimate Culture Tour - 14 Days

This exciting Mexican road trip covers a whopping number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites—perfect for culture enthusiasts. Starting in Mexico City, you'll visit historic colonial towns, architectural sites, nature parks, and gorgeous interiors while making your way to both coasts with free time each evening to explore markets, restaurants, and art galleries on your own. This two-week itinerary is best suited for those who like to be on the move (a private driver and transfers are included).

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.

Recent trip reviews for Sibila

The Mexican Eco company, Totonal, that Kim K... · Mexico - Jan 8 - Jan 17, 2020

Traveler: Catherine T. - Local specialist: Sibila Andrade

The Mexican Eco company, Totonal, that Kim Kim uses in México is excellent. As a solo female traveller, I was very pleased with the custom itinerary planned for me by Sibila. All of my requests were fulfilled, from urban tours and decent, clean hotels in CDMX to horseback riding, hikes and cooking lessons in beautiful Guanajuato. All drivers and guides were professional , knowledgable and arrived on time. I was very reassured by Melina from Totonal, a warm and and very diligent... read more

The Mexican Eco company, Totonal, that Kim Kim uses in México is excellent. As a solo female traveller, I was very pleased with the custom itinerary planned for me by Sibila. All of my requests were fulfilled, from urban tours and decent, clean hotels in CDMX to horseback riding, hikes and cooking lessons in beautiful Guanajuato. All drivers and guides were professional , knowledgable and arrived on time. I was very reassured by Melina from Totonal, a warm and and very diligent person who checked in with me every step of the way both before my trip and during my days in Colonial Mexico. I heartily recommend this company as a reliable source for trip planning in Mexico.

Our Greece experience was amazing. · Mexico - Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2020

Traveler: Kevin B. - Local specialist: Sibila Andrade

Our Greece experience was amazing. Our Mexico experience with KimKim was disappointing at best!

We paid $10k for our second KimKim tour. Greece as stated early was amazing. Mexico was an embarrassment for KimKim and a bad experience for our family.

The agent planned a terrible hotel for a family. We were subjected to two full days and nights (6 am) of night club music blasting our room. We were Blamed for shortcomings by transport company and the agent planned nice experiences at the furthest points from our hotel.

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Sibila Andrade, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Kevin,

Thank you for taking some time for this feedback. As we mentioned before, we are very, very sorry for the experience you and your family had in this trip. We were not advised that these parties were taking place, otherwise, we would take it in consideration. The natural places you visited (like the cenotes and the underground river system) were chosen due to their natural beauty and many other advantages -such as not having crowds- and the distances -just one hour drive- worth... read more

Hello Kevin,

Thank you for taking some time for this feedback. As we mentioned before, we are very, very sorry for the experience you and your family had in this trip. We were not advised that these parties were taking place, otherwise, we would take it in consideration. The natural places you visited (like the cenotes and the underground river system) were chosen due to their natural beauty and many other advantages -such as not having crowds- and the distances -just one hour drive- worth this part.

As we explained to you when you were in Tulum, we always do our best and check every detail for our clients, but in high season is hard to find a place without too many people. We really did everything in our hands to make you feel confortable.

Once again, we are sorry for the inconveniences; therefor, we are working in the process of giving you a compensation and we hope you’ll have more trips to Mexico in the future.

Mexico City, Morelia and Monarchs! · Mexico - Dec 4 - Dec 14, 2019

Traveler: Suzanne N. - Local specialist: Sibila Andrade

Both Sibila and Melina with Totonal were very helpful in putting together an excellent trip based on our interests. Aldo Flores picked us promptly at the airport, making the transition to the hotel very easy! Our tour of three interesting architectural sites in Mexico City one day with Pablo Yuichi gave us an opportunity to see various parts of the city, and eat a delicious lunch in the market of Coyoacan. Pablo is a wealth of information on many topics, and an excellent driver in heavy,... read more

Both Sibila and Melina with Totonal were very helpful in putting together an excellent trip based on our interests. Aldo Flores picked us promptly at the airport, making the transition to the hotel very easy! Our tour of three interesting architectural sites in Mexico City one day with Pablo Yuichi gave us an opportunity to see various parts of the city, and eat a delicious lunch in the market of Coyoacan. Pablo is a wealth of information on many topics, and an excellent driver in heavy, big city traffic. On another day in Mexico City, our food tour included a delicious chef prepared lunch in a private home in the Condesa neighborhood and a visit to the gourmet market in the Roma neighborhood. The hospitality of the chef, Rodrigo Llanes, made for a very fun, unique experience. Leaving Mexico City, our transportation to the bus station was provided by Josue, who made sure we arrived in plenty of time to board our bus to Morelia. Our driver in Morelia, Jesus Lopez, was so friendly and resourceful. He smoothed out several small issues for us and made our car trip to see the incredible Monarch migration in the Santuario de la Sierra Chincua very comfortable. After several days of Spanish classes in Morelia, he was more than willing to let us practice with him!

It was such a fun trip and such a pleasure to meet some of the people who made it possible!
Suzanne Napier

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Sibila Andrade, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola estimados Suzanne, Flo and Tom!

We are very happy that we have had the chance to make your experience in Mexico joyful, all the team wishes you the best and we hope to see you soon for a new adventure in our loved country.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a lovely night today.

Ha sido un placer poder servirles, un abrazo calido y los mejores deseos!

Warm regards,
Sibila and Totonal Team

Mexico2019 Rev1 · Mexico - Jul 20 - Aug 6, 2019

Traveler: Alan S. - Local specialist: Sibila Andrade

Our family of four just completed an extraordinary 16-day trip through Mexico, which included stops in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Tulum, Valladolid, and Holbox Island. This was a truly unforgettable trip. KimKim connected us with Mexico experts, Sibila and Jorge, from Totonal Viajes and they took care of all the details; planning our itinerary, transportation, and activities. From day one, they asked about us to learn how we like to travel, where we wanted to visit, and... read more

Our family of four just completed an extraordinary 16-day trip through Mexico, which included stops in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Tulum, Valladolid, and Holbox Island. This was a truly unforgettable trip. KimKim connected us with Mexico experts, Sibila and Jorge, from Totonal Viajes and they took care of all the details; planning our itinerary, transportation, and activities. From day one, they asked about us to learn how we like to travel, where we wanted to visit, and what we were interested in doing. The trip was perfectly coordinated. Our transportation and guides were all punctual, professional, and great to work with. It is clear that the staff at Totonal have experience and knowledge which they are passionate about sharing so that their clients have a truly wonderful time in Mexico. Every guide we had was well informed on their particular area and subject matter, as well as being friendly and accommodating when necessary.

Melina oversaw our day to day operations, and was available day or night any time we had a question or concern. She was an invaluable resource, and her response time was always super quick! In Mexico City, Pablo capably led us around the city, avoiding crowds and heavy traffic, sharing with us his knowledge of art, history, and the Aztec ruins in the surrounding areas. He was our driver on longer journeys to Queretaro and San Miguel de Allende, and he became like a member of the family after our time together.

Outside of San Miguel de Allende, we had the amazing opportunity to cook with Rosana at her home and restaurant, which is also a museum of prehispanic astronomy. It was an unforgettable day with Rosana, her husband, and her helper Lola- and I would highly encourage anyone with a love of history and the culinary arts to check it out!

Our guide for the day in Guanajuato was Antonio, and he deftly led us on a walking tour of this fabulous city, painting a vivid picture of its history and current status as one of the world’s great silver mining regions. As a lifelong resident of Guanajuato and a former mining engineer himself, Antonio had a wealth of personal knowledge and experience to share with us, and was a true gentleman and pleasure to converse with. From Guanajuato we flew to Cancun and began our time in the Yucatan in Tulum. Our guide, Pepe, showed us the wonders of the Sian Ka’an reserve. As an avid and prolific diver, his knowledge of the history and flora and fauna of the area were unparalleled. We followed him into the jungle to watch a skilled ‘chiclero’ extract latex from a tree using the same method as his father and grandfather before him. Unforgettable!

I also must thank our local contact in Playa del Carmen, Teresa. She accompanied us in person to ensure we had no difficulties at the car rental office, and she was there at the culmination of our journey to see us off at the airport and facilitate a smooth departure. She was kind and wonderful, and always just a message away if we needed anything at all during our time in the Yucatan.

In summary, we are thrilled with KimKim’s services. Like most people, our time and resources for travel are limited, and KimKIm succeeded at providing us with a unique and personal curated experience. It means so much that KimKim was able to assist us with crafting such a memorable, meaningful, and seamless trip. I am already dreaming of the next adventure… and when we are ready for that journey, I will be reaching out to KimKim again to help us with the logistics!

Thank you,
Jessica and Alan

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Sibila Andrade, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Alan,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, you have no idea how happy I am that you had a good time after your long journey through my beautiful Mexico. It's already obvious to me that all our providers will be very happy to hear about your story which encourages us to keep our services always on top! We are so looking forward to having you back in Mexico! Until then, we wish you all the best!

Sibila & Totonal Team.

Mexico · Mexico - May 24 - Jun 2, 2019

Traveler: Sarah O. - Local specialist: Sibila Andrade

This was a tremendous trip! I can’t say enough about the entire team. From the very first step, Sibila was knowledgeable, friendly and more then helpful throughout the pre-planning pre-booking phase. She helped coordinate a trip that exceeded every expectation. She responded immediately to every question, and concern that I had. The trip was planned expertly and we were able to see and do things that we will remember for a lifetime. We had local guides that spoke impeccable English, and... read more

This was a tremendous trip! I can’t say enough about the entire team. From the very first step, Sibila was knowledgeable, friendly and more then helpful throughout the pre-planning pre-booking phase. She helped coordinate a trip that exceeded every expectation. She responded immediately to every question, and concern that I had. The trip was planned expertly and we were able to see and do things that we will remember for a lifetime. We had local guides that spoke impeccable English, and had the historical knowledge of a college professor; Anna, Paola, Fidel, Gilberto, Manuel...all amazing . We were more than impressed. Our local representative, Melina called and texted me immediately upon arrival, and she too was available and responsive at all times. We had a wonderful driver: Javier, who went above and beyond each time he drove us, and was truly a joy. We can’t wait to go back to Mexico, and will definitely be using Kim Kim for our next journey. Muchas Gracias todos!!!

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Sibila Andrade, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Sarah, for your kind words. We appreciate them a lot and are all very happy that you enjoyed your trip so much. It has been our pleasure planning and accompanying your stay in Mexico. Thank you for trusting Kimkim and Totonal Viajes. We are happy to welcome you back whenever you are ready to discover more of our wonderful country. Hasta luego! :)
Sunny regards from Mexico,
Sibila and the entire Totonal team