Story by Tracy Hindman
Photos by Nathan Hindman
La Ruta Maya: the Mayan Route. It isn’t a specific road marked on any map. Rather it exists as a series of roads and primitive jungle tracks linking the ruins of the once great Mayan Civilization in Central America.
Originally conceptualized by a former editor of the National Geographic magazine, La Ruta Maya is a region through which eco-tourists and adventurers can visit most of the major Mayan Ruins. La Ruta Maya stretches from the Yucatan region of southern Mexico, through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and into El Salvador.
In the summer of 2001, Nathan and Tracy, along with Dustin Hindman and Tracy’s parents piled into two Land Rover Discoveries (the inaugural expedition for the Pangaea “Camel” truck) and headed down to Belize in La Ruta Maya: A Jungle Odyssey. Click on any of the “Days” below for the photo gallery and diary from this expedition.