Belize Tour Guides
Meet our team
Our main operations office organizes all of our tours and scheduling and is a tourist information and sales office. We are located in the historic district of downtown San Ignacio, on Burns Avenue, a busy pedestrian street lined with bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. As soon as you enter our doors you will feel like part of our family, as we share our amazing country and its hidden spots with you.
Aaron Juan, Guide. As the owner of MayaWalk Tours, Aaron Juan is not only an experienced professional in the hospitality, service, and tourism industries, but also our Senior Tour Guide, with over 15 years of guiding under his belt. Born and raised in San Ignacio, Aaron has broadened his horizons through travel and education, a journey which has taken him near and far, including to the States and the Galapagos Islands. With a background in marketing and business through the San Francisco Small Business Association, Aaron aims to maintain the highest standards of safety and customer satisfaction.
After graduating from Belmopan Comprehensive High School, Aaron embarked on a career in eco-tourism, being one of the first guides in the country to be licensed through the Belize Tourism Board to lead trips to the renowned ATM Cave. His passion for the outdoors and nature set him down a path of discovery with a specialization in speleology. He was involved in cave exploration with the Belize Valley Archaeological Project through the University of New Hampshire. He has devoted himself to building MayaWalk as a respectable and established Tour Operator with all the proper licensing, insurance and certifications.
Aaron is a member of the National Speleological Society, Belize Audubon Society and the Red Cross. He is certified in Cave Rescue, Cave conservation, Rapid Water Rescue, Extensive First Aid, Wilderness Rescue and archaeology of Ancient Maya and Egyptian cultures. Recently, Aaron established the Cayo Cave Guide Association, bringing together local cave guides to do capacity building, training and education for the cave guides. Along with his staff, Aaron is dedicated to making your Belize adventure vacation a memory of a lifetime!
Elijah Juan, Marketing Assistant and Front Desk. Elijah, is the youngest in the Juan family to be involved in the tour business. Elijah has grown up in and around the family business since childhood. He currently lives and studies in downtown San Ignacio, and is completing his Associates Degree in Biology at Sacred Heart College. Elijah enjoys meeting visitors and sharing the family love of nature and the environment. So far, his most memorable experience with his work is taking an ATM overnight adventure with his father, Aaron. Elijah has first-hand knowledge of all the sites and is more than happy to help you book your tour at the front desk.
Andrew Haylock, Office Manager and Front Desk. Andrew is an employee who has been with us since our origins 15 years ago. Andrew was born and raised in San Ignacio and also spent some time in Los Angeles. His educational background is in Business and Tourism. Andrew currently lives near Cahal Pech, the ancient palatial home of an elite Mayan family, the original inhabitants of the area now known as the Town of San Ignacio. Andrew is very outgoing, friendly, and knowledgeable. Andrew is a very dedicated manager and you will find him in the office from early in the morning until late in the evening, making sure that all the tours are booked and organized properly. Andrew enjoys meeting people from around the world and sharing his love of Belize and his hometown with visitors.
Narciso Cu, Driver. Mr. Narciso started his career in tourism as one of the first tour drivers in Belize in the 1980s. Mr. Narciso has been working with MayaWalk tours as a driver since 2012. He was born in the picturesque village of Cristo Rey, just outside of San Ignacio, on the way to the Mountain Pine Ridge and Caracol, and is currently living in Succotz, the home of the famous archaeological site Xunantunich. Mr. Narciso loves meeting new people and showing them the country of Belize. He is the father of three boys, now grown, who work in construction and driving buses.
Isabelle McMillen, Marketing Consultant. Isabelle has been working with MayaWalk since 2014. She began her relationship with the company referring guests as an agent. She also helped at the front desk and is mostly involved with marketing, social media and web site design. Isabelle is originally from Germany, but has lived in Belize for the past 13 years. Her background is in Natural Resources Management and she has worked for various national parks, tour operators and eco-resorts throughout the country. She loves her adopted country of Belize, all the culture and the environment, and she has two children here.
Hugh Lamb, Guide. Hugh is originally from San Ignacio, specializing in the ATM Cave, with over 16 years of experience, he has been guiding specialized ATM tours since 2004. Prior to that Hugh was a guide at major archaeological sites around the country. He holds a Certificate in Advanced Maya Civilization by Dr. Jaime Awe, the Chief of the Department of Archaeology, accredited by the Belize Tourism Board. He is also certified in a course on Xunantunich, by Dr. Richard Levantal from UCLA. He has worked for 5 star resorts such as Blancaneux and Chaa Creek and has recently joined our team at MayaWalk. We are more than happy to welcome him aboard!
Pedro Chuch, Guide. Pedro has been working with MayaWalk for the past three years. He is an experienced guide who specializes in Mayan archaeological sites, particularly Caracol. Pedro is of Maya descent from the Toledo District from the village of San Pedro Columbia. This is the most traditional part of the country where the Maya traditions and Kechi dialect are still alive. Pedro enjoys meeting people from around the world and sharing his love of his culture and home country with our guests.
Nazim Juan, Director.