Meet Our Team

What do we look for in our guides?

We look for sufficient academic training and thorough knowledge of the Mayan and other Mesoamerican cultures, as well as a close relationship and intimate knowledge of the Book of Mormon.

All of our guides possess these qualifications: 

  • Have received excellent training & experience in conducting and leading groups.
  • Complete familiarity with the region.
  • Punctual and honest.
  • Speak at least three different languages.
  • Treat guests with tolerance and cordiality.
  • Have knowledge of First-Aid.
  • Have the ability to clearly communicate, inform, and explain during the tour.
  • Have current temple recommendations for the area.
Carlos standing with Mayan ruins in the background

JUAN CARLOS ALEMAN ORTIZ

Owner & Tour Guide

Carlos, was born in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz. He grew up in the tiny village of a Juan Xutetelco in the state of Puebla, where he quickly developed a fascination with history and archaeology.  From the age of  8, he often did his homework perched atop one of the seven pyramids found in the area, the most significant one being the pyramid found right in his family’s back yard.

Knowing the history and traditions of the ancient Mesoamerican peoples, it was in this same place that Carlos recognized the truth of the Book of Mormon and converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints only one week after talking with the missionaries. Between 2004 and 2006 he served full time in the Mexico-Torreon mission, where his performance as a missionary was outstanding, and where he gained an in-depth understanding of the Book of Mormon.
He is married To Dayana Petlacalco, and hey are the parents of two beautiful little children, Pahoran And Camry. As part of his academic training, he has studied history, art history, ethnography, archeology and anthropology.  He is a federal tourism guide whose specialty is giving professional, scholarly explanations of the history of the mesoamerican peoples.
In particular he works with members of the LDS  community visiting the ruins in chichen itza, coba, ek balam, tulum, uxmal, muyil, becan, kabah, labna, and many other archeological sites on the mayan coast, such as dzibanche, kinich na, kohunlich and chaacchoben, while these visitors are based in tourism areas such as playa del carmen, cancun, the riviera maya, and the mayan zone. In church, currently, he serves as the Elder’s quorum president for his ward.
Carlos Speaks Fluent English, Italian And Spanish. He has also worked on documentaries as the leading explorer for Cancun’s Channel, Mexico Travel Channel and Discovery Mexico.
Three people standing at top of stairs of Mayan ruins

GABRIEL ARROYO

Tour Guide

Gabriel Arroyo Gabriel was born in Mexico City, is the last of four children and was the only one to be born within the Covenant, Gabriel moved to Cancun 15 years ago and soon began to develop a great interest in the relationship between the Maya and the Book of Mormon, so he decided to become a guide and share with other people the fascinating Mayan world.

His favorite archeological site is EK Balam but he widely knows other archaeological zones like Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itzá, Muyil etcetera.

Gabo as his friends tell him served a full-time mission in the city of Chihuahua and has had several callings in the church, his last calling was a member of the High Council, is happily married and is the father of two children