Meet the Team

MAYA TRAILS is a DMC and Tour Operator, dedicated to create authentic experiences and travel solutions through personalized, reliable and sustainable service. A professional team of travel experts who will help you 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.


James Rogers

Founder & 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


Maria has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor degree in Tourism. What she loves more about her job is getting travelers to know Guatemala's live culture, nature destinations, and especially 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 Travel Expert

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 Billingslea

Sales Travel Expert

Anisa is one of our newest travel experts, she has a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Tourism Management. She enjoys going out into the nature for some treks and travel, also to get out there and learn new cultures. 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

"The Mayan Way" 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. Worked at United Airlines, Hertz Car Rental, for a Travel Agency implant at the Guatemalan US EMBASSY. Loves her country of Guatemala, and to host guests to see all the amazing features Guatemala has to offer. She has that special touch with people, that is why she is in charge of the concierge at Maya Trails, since the Meet and Greet all the way to last day of the guests time in our region.



Yoana Perez


Yoana was born in Guatemala City, she is the youngest of 5 sisters. She is in charge of all accounting transactions. Her personality is quite extrovert, somewhat shy, but she is adventurous at heart. With 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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