Maya Trails 2018-11-28T20:09:40+00:00

Guatemala / Belize / Honduras

At a Glance

  • WHO’S WHO: James Rogers – Founder and Director
  • WHAT WE DO: Destination Management Company/Tour Operator
  • WHERE: Guatemala, Belize & Honduras

  • UNIQUE SELLING POINTS: creating extraordinary experiences that allow travelers to ‘escape the usual,’ cutting-edge innovation in products and services, opening doors otherwise inaccessible to travelers

Why Maya Trails

Maya Trails is a Guatemalan-owned and operated specialist ground handler offering carefully designed, custom tours throughout Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. They are dedicated to creating authentic experiences and travel solutions through personalized, reliable and sustainable service. With 25 years of combined experience, the creative and flexible directors James Rogers and Annie Godoy specialize in opening doors for travelers that aren’t normally accessible…

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  • WHY MAYA TRAILS

    Guatemala and Belize

    • Offering both Signature Tours and customized trips to create extraordinary experiences that allow travelers to ‘escape the usual’
    • Constant innovation – bringing forward new products, services and technology to create new experiences for travelers
    • Young, up-to-date Guatemalans serve as guides – they are experienced travelers who know how to host
    • Good networking and relations with a wide range of Guatemalan contacts, allowing for unique experiences for your travelers
    • Operating with respect for local communities and the environment
    • Fun is a core value at Maya Trails – they have passion for their work and most of all enjoy ensuring their customers are fully satisfied.

    Maya Trails is a Guatemalan-owned and operated specialist ground handler offering carefully designed, custom tours throughout Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. They are dedicated to creating authentic experiences and travel solutions through personalized, reliable and sustainable service. With 25 years of combined experience, the creative and flexible directors James Rogers and Annie Godoy specialize in opening doors for travelers that aren’t normally accessible, and bring a fresh approach to touring in Guatemala. In addition to the luxury sector, Maya Trails specializes in value-oriented boutique-style properties and private guiding.

    Maya Trails does not take direct bookings, instead working through a network of Latin America specialists worldwide. We excel in working with experienced travel specialists in planning a superb tailored experiences to Guatemala, Belize and/or Honduras to meet your client’s budget, travel style, and schedule. A professional team of travel experts who will help your travelers discover the wonders of Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. With outstanding service and careful attention to detail, our goal is to make each trip a unique experience.

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  • The Kusini Collection is proud to represent a group of like-minded businesses in Africa and Latin America, who believe in having a positive impact on our world. They collaborate with local communities and conservation organizations within their destinations with the belief that empowerment of people and place and being a voice for wildlife and natural areas will result in healthy ecosystems and communities. Here’s just a taste of what they are up to…

    CONSERVATION

    • Team volunteer days at various projects throughout Guatemala
    • No plastic water bottles – provide guests with a reusable bottle

    COMMUNITY

    • Always use local guides in each destination to contribute to local communities
    • Support community-based organizations and their tours like De La Gente
    • Work with Helps International to install efficient stoves in homes of Mayan families throughout the highlands
    • Serving on the board of the Ixchel Museum in Guatemala City
  • James Rogers – Founder and Director

    Jimmy received a bachelor’s degree in hotel management & tourism and a masters in finance in Guatemala. A member of the board of directors of AMCHAM (American Tourism Chamber) and CAMTUR (Guatemalan Tourism Chamber). Born and raised in Guatemala, Jimmy is passionate about his country, its people and culture. He has worked in the tourism business since he was 19, both for hotels and in-coming tour operators. With the help of Annie Godoy, he founded Maya Trails as a more personal and creative option to other the larger, mass-market tour operators. He enjoys playing golf and running marathons, exploring new areas in Guatemala, Honduras & Belize and spending time with his family.

    Adriana Merida – Sales Manager

    Adriana has a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management. Her background focuses on hotels and restaurants operations. She’s passionate about cooking , serving others and she firmly believes in Guatemala as a competitive destination. She enjoys going out with friends and spending time with her family.

     

     

    Maria Samayoa – Operations

    Maria has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor degree in Tourism. What she loves most about her job is getting travelers to know Guatemala’s culture, natural destinations, and especially Mayan archaeological sites! Her favorite tour is Yaxhá sunset, in fact, she got engaged there! Besides tourism, her passion is to watch and play soccer!

     

     

    Sofia Valenzuela – Sales consultant

    Born and raised in Guatemala, Sofia loves to spend time at the Boom Gym, a mix of kettle-bell and cardio workouts. She is passionate about her country and loves working on tourism and in promoting it to travelers from all walks of life. She enjoy spending time with family and friends.

     

     

    Ana Isabel – Sales consultant

    Ana is one of our newest travel experts. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Tourism Management. She enjoys trekking in nature and learning about the many indigenous cultures of Guatemala. She is passionate about environmental education and heritage conservation. Her background is on sustainable management focusing on helping others and showing Guatemala’s value.

     

     

    Monica Rogers – Concierge Service and Marketing

    Born and raised in Guatemala to American parents. She has 3 daughters and loves spending time with her family. Her passion for the travel industry is unmatched. Monica worked at United Airlines, Hertz Car Rental and for a travel agency at the Guatemalan U.S. embassy. She loves her country of Guatemala, and to host guests to see all the amazing features Guatemala has to offer. She has a special touch with people, that is why she is in charge of the concierge service at Maya Trails, from the ‘meet and greet,’ all the way to last day of the guests’ time in our region.

     

    Yoana Perez – Accounting

    Yoana was born in Guatemala City, and is the youngest of 5 sisters. She is in charge of all accounting transactions. She is somewhat shy, but adventurous at heart. In her spare time she loves to go out and explore what her country has to offer, and always is exploring with friends and family. Her passion is to try to step out of the hustle and bustle of the big city, head out to the nature, visit our colonial cities, new experiences, and get out of the day to day activities.

     

    Erick Guay – Professional driver

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