All departures have a full complement of Belize and tropical experts: naturalists, scientists, Mayan experts and archeologists who will provide daily lectures, field walks and be available to answer your questions about the fascinating sites we will visit.
Expedition Leader John Frick has been an active traveler for the past thirty years, and for over 15 years, he has led groups on programs throughout Central America, the Galapagos, the Mediterranean, Antarctica, and several other regions of the globe. He especially enjoys sharing his expertise in stargazing and astronomy with his fellow travelers.
Naturalist and ornithologist Juan Jose Apestegui is a world-roaming naturalist who has lectured and led groups for the last 20 years. He has trained extensively in natural history at the University of Costa Rica and the National Apprenticeship Institute in San Jose.
Naturalist and photographer Jonathan Green studied Geology and Geography at the University of North London. He has spent the last 20 years working as a diver, photographer, and naturalist in the Galapagos, Central America, Andes, Amazon, and Patagonia.
Naturalist and field biologist Chris Cutler studied biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he began several years of investigation of birds and marine mammals. Keenly interested in ecology, evolution, and conservation, he is an engaging interpreter of the natural world and a lifelong student of its endless lessons.
Renowned epigrapher and translator of the Paris Codex, Bruce Love has more than 35 years of experience working at
ancient Maya sites. He has published a number of books and articles on subjects ranging from contemporary Maya ritual practice to hieroglyphic writing of the Maya Classic Period (a.d. 300-900).
Bio-archaeologist Stephen L. Whittington, Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, has directed archaeological projects and analyzed ancient Maya skeletal remains at various ancient Maya sites.