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And they were spread through the wilderness on the west, in the land of Nephi; yea, and also on the west of the land of Zarahemla, in the borders by the seashore, and on the west in the land of Nephi, in the place of their fathers’ first inheritance, and thus bordering along by the seashore. (Alma 22:28)
 

Book of Mormon Tours

10-Day Land of First Inheritance to Cumorah Tour

July 3 – July 12, 2020

$2,295 per person double occupancy

Includes internal air flight from Veracruz to Mexico City

Does not include international airfare

(United States to Guatemala City and Mexico City to the United States)

 

In this great introductory tour, you will follow the Book of Mormon history from Lehi’s landing site to the land of Zarahemla, the land among many waters, and conclude at the hill Cumorah where the Book of Mormon came to an end. Learn about Stela 5, the Tree of Life stone, the area where the Stripling warriors fought, the events of Ammonihah, Sidom, Zarahemla, the waters of Sidon, Palenque, the Jaredite homeland, the hill Cumorah, and Teotihuacan. You will visit four LDS Temples, eleven archaeological sites and museums, and fifteen locations associated with the Book of Mormon. Call today to book your space on this deluxe Book of Mormon experience. 1.801.226.5200 or email us at blake@ldstours.com.

Tour Includes: nine nights hotel accommodations, one internal air flight, two or more meals daily except on first and last days, first-class bus transportation, entrance fees and guide service to places listed on the itinerary, taxes and tips on group items, literature and maps pertaining to your tour, and escorted by professional tour director Blake Allen.

A tour deposit of $500 per person is due in order to reserve your space on the tour.  Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.  The deposit is non-refundable; however, it may be transferred to another tour if taken within 12 months of the original scheduled tour departure. See terms and conditions for details. Prices and itineraries are subject to change.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Friday, July 3, Tapachula, Mexico

Your flights take you to Tapachula, Mexico (TAP) near the southern tip of Mexico. Upon arrival you will transfer and check into your deluxe hotel.

 

Day 2: Saturday, July 4, Tuxtla Gutierrez

Today we will visit the archaeological site of Izapa. While visiting Izapa, we will see Stela 5, the “Tree of Life Stone”. This engraved stone dating back to 300 BC may depict Lehi’s dream as recorded in first Nephi. Following our visit of Izapa we will bus along the Pacific coast passing by the area of the “day and a half’s journey” as well as the area of Ammonihah as we travel to the Chiapas valley, considered by many to have been the Land of Zarahemla where the Nephites had their headquarters for 550 years (Omni 1:13-15 and Mormon 2:28-29).  (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Day 3: Sunday, July 5, Tuxtla Gutierrez

Following church services, we will visit the LDS temple at Tuxtla Gutierrez and the Regional Museum of Tuxtla Gutierrez that shows many pre-Classic (Book of Mormon time period) sites and artifacts, including an engraved stone that manifests the early long count date of December 9, 36 B.C. In the afternoon we will visit the zoo and see the majestic Quetzal bird, the national bird of Guatemala and the bird used to represent the white god Quetzalcoatl. (See Helaman chapter 4).  (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Day 4: Monday, July 6, Villahermosa

We will begin our day with a visit to the archaeological zone of Chiapa de Corzo, a candidate for the City Sidom (See Alma 15:1-8). We will then take a boat ride through the majestic Sumidero Canyon on the Grijalva River, with walls towering 3000 feet above our heads. The Grijalva has been proposed as the River Sidon in the Book of Mormon.  We will then travel to the city of Villahermosa which represents the western edge of the “land among many waters” described in Mosiah 8:8. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Day 5: Tuesday, July 7, Villahermosa

Although only four percent of the population of the country of Mexico live in the State of Chiapas, over 40% of the wild animals live in the Tehuantepec, Chiapas and Lacondone mountains. This is reminiscent of the statement in Ether wherein it states that the “land southward was preserved for a wilderness to get game” (Ether 10:21).  We will take a two hour bus ride to the majestic Classic time period Maya ruins of Palenque. We will analyze the panel of glyphs at the Temple of the Cross which shows the lineage of a 7th century AD king named Chan Balaam, which dates back to a Jaredite king named Kish, who was born on March 8, 993 BC. Also found here is the hieroglyph that has been translated to mean, "And it came to pass." We will return to Villahermosa where we will spend the night. (Breakfast, Lunch)

 

Day 6: Wednesday, July 8, Catemaco

This morning we will check out of our hotel and visit the outdoor La Venta Museum, a place that houses large engraved stone monuments dating to the Jaredite time period.  We will also visit the Villahermosa LDS Temple and then bus along Mexico’s “golden lane” passing by both the “place where the sea divides the land” (Gulf of Mexico), and the “narrow neck of land” (Isthmus of Tehuantepec). (See Ether 10:20.) Prior to our arrival at beautiful Lake Catemaco where we will spend the night, we will pass by the hill Shim (Cintepec) where Mormon obtained the records for his history (See Mormon 1:3, 17). (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Day 7: Thursday, July 9, Veracruz

Today is a highlight of the tour.  We will check out of our hotel and visit the hill where leading Latter-day Saint scholars are in agreement as to the location of the hill Ramah/Cumorah mentioned in the Book of Mormon (Mormon 6:2,6; Ether 15:11).  We will travel through the area of the waters of Ripliancum (Ether 15:8), a place that has the same meaning in the Aztec (Nahuatl) language, “exceeding large waters.” We will drive into the city of Veracruz where we will spend the night and have the opportunity to see the Veracruz LDS Temple. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Day 8: Friday, July 10, Mexico City

This morning we will take a flight to Mexico City.  Upon arrival we will visit the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Occupied from about 200 BC to AD 900, Teotihuacan was one of the largest populated cities in the world during its peak. The inspiring pyramids of the Sun and Moon attract millions of visitors to this most popular archaeological zone in Mexico. This may have been the great city built by King Jacob of the Gadianton Robbers (See 3 Nephi 7). Returning to Mexico City in the afternoon, we will stop at the Shrine of Guadalupe where we will learn about the origin of the Catholic Church in Mexico. (Breakfast, Lunch)

 

Day 9: Saturday, July 11, Mexico City

We begin our day with a visit to the downtown center of Mexico City and see the Plaza of Three Cultures and the Basilica.  Afterwards we will visit the Mexico City LDS Temple.  In the afternoon, we will visit the National Museum of Anthropology, one of the most spectacular archaeological museums in the world. Touring the museum will provide us with an excellent review of our tour and expose us to many beautiful exhibits ranging from ancient pottery to gold and jade jewelry. We will return to the hotel for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch)

 

Day 10: Sunday, July 12, Flights Home

Transferring to the Mexico City airport, we will check in for our flights home. Our journey to the Book of Mormon lands has come to an end, but we will take with us memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Included in the Tour:

● Nine nights in deluxe hotel accommodations

● One internal air flight from Veracruz to Mexico City

● Two or more full meals daily

● First-class bus transportation

● Entrance fees and guide service to places listed on the itinerary

● Taxes and tips on group items

● Literature and maps pertaining to your tour

● Escorted by professional tour director, Blake Joseph Allen.


 Provided meals are noted at the end of each day. 

Time will be given for optional third meals during the day.  

Prices and itineraries are subject to change.

 

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Book of Mormon Tours

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Telephone: (801) 226-5200

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