OAT’s ‘Route of the Maya’

By Maria Dichov
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I took a tour of El Salvador, Honduras, Belize and (mostly) Guatemala called “Route of the Maya” with Overseas Adventure Travel (Cambridge, MA; 800/955-1925), Jan. 2-18, 2012.

Our in-country guide was Ivania Sibrian. She was extraordinary, the best guide I have experienced in my travels — knowledgeable and not shy to talk about the problems facing the countries we visited.

Every stop we made on the road was documented by the tour leader, and we each got a copy, so it saved our making copious diary entries. We also each were given a CD Ivania made of photographs of the places we visited.

There were long bus rides involved, but the Mayan ruins of Copán, Tikal, Yaxha and Lamanai, the scenery around Lake Atitlán and the various towns we visited, including Antigua, Guatemala, made it worthwhile. 

MARIA DICHOV

San Francisco, CA

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I took a tour of El Salvador, Honduras, Belize and (mostly) Guatemala called “Route of the Maya” with Overseas Adventure Travel (Cambridge, MA; 800/955-1925), Jan. 2-18, 2012.

Our in-country guide was Ivania Sibrian. She was extraordinary, the best guide I have experienced in my travels — knowledgeable and not shy to talk about the problems facing the countries we visited.

Every stop we made on the road was documented by the tour leader, and we each got a copy, so it saved our making copious diary entries. We also each were given a CD Ivania made of photographs of the places we visited.

There were long bus rides involved, but the Mayan ruins of Copán, Tikal, Yaxha and Lamanai, the scenery around Lake Atitlán and the various towns we visited, including Antigua, Guatemala, made it worthwhile. 

MARIA DICHOV

San Francisco, CA