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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."

Featured trips & expertise

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

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