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About Us

About our company

MexiMayan Travel is  dedicated designing and escorting museum quality small group cultural discovery tours and photography tours.

In 1972 Doreen (Deb) and Robert Stelton were teachers, taking their students on Maya study trips to Mexico and Guatemala.

In 2021 after Robert's passing, Deb retired and Steve Carr took over full control of all aspects of the company, reinforcing the company's boutique invitation-only market position while expanding the geographical reach and number of tours offered.  

Demand grew as friends learned about our trips and Meximayan Tours was born. Steve Carr joined a trip to Guatemala and quickly became an enthusiastic officer of MexiMayan. Soon other teachers and archaeologists wanted us to arrange trips for them to go as leaders. The Maya were the first interest of the firm and although the company visits exciting sites all over the world, the firm chooses to keep the name so many remember.  

Officers and Tour Leaders 

Deb Stelton
Founder and President Emeritus.

Fine Arts, Archaeology and Ethnology Specialist

Travel Consultant.

Steve Carr Owner/ President
Cultural/Historical Tour 

Specialist/ Tour Leader

Professional Photographer and Photo Tour leader 

Past Institutions Served

Adler Planetarium.

Chicago Academy of Sciences.

Western Illinois University.

Morgan Park Academy.

Northwood University

Harper College.

Plum Grove Travel.

Santa Ana College.

Latin School of Chicago.

Northwestern University.

Portland Archaeological Society.

Wright Institute.

Nomad Photography Tours,

Great Escape Publishing (photography tours)


Expert Travel Knowledge


Fun/Learning Trips


Global Reach

Expert guides


"Excellent service – Thank you for a fantastic week.
We have used travel service providers for almost twenty years now and yours was among the most diligent, thoughtful, creative and service oriented.
The entire experience was as close to perfect as it gets."

- R. J. W., CEO. -

A traveler, part of a group booked regularly by an artist / teacher: "Thank you for putting together what I consider to be a smooth and satisfying trip to Mexico and Belize.
As with the China trip, I’ve enjoyed being able to visit new places, meet new people, and get a glimpse into other cultures. All the sites were amazing and it opened my curiosity about a period of time, area and people that I knew very little. I love that I come out of these trips with a few more friends."

- P. O. -

“The optional trips to Jareesh and St Catherine’s Monastery were really great side trips.Thank you for all your planning. The trip was terrific and I thoroughly enjoyed finally seeing Egypt and Jordon. The guides were knowledgeable and pleasant and very efficient.”

- D.B. -

“Wow! it was like a dream.  you guys rock! The Cusco day adventure was perfect. lets just say it couldn't been better and I can't wait to go back to Machu Picchu. your guides and drivers were the best!.”

- M.B. -

“Marilyn and I both agree that we are really glad we did the Greek trip with you.

- J.J.S. -

“Your DVD is outstanding. Almost as good as being there. We look forward to another trip etc. & we will enjoy your next DVD.”

- P. & M. S. -

“Our trip was a great success. All of your arrangements went smoothly as did all parts. I could not have done this without you.

- L.B. -

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