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"And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy."
(1 Nephi 8:10)

 

Book of Mormon Tours

8-Day Land of First Inheritance to Cumorah Tour

January 31 – February 7, 2020

$1,895 per person double occupancy

Does not include international airfare

(United States to Guatemala City and Veracruz, Mexico 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, and the hill Cumorah. You will visit three LDS Temples, nine archaeological sites and museums, and thirteen 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: seven nights hotel accommodations, 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, January 31, Tapachula, Mexico

Your flights will take you to the southern tip of Mexico to the city of Tapachula (TAP) in the land of Lehi's First Inheritance. Upon arrival you will transfer and check into our deluxe hotel.


Day 2: Saturday, February 1, 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, February 2, 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, February 3, 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, February 4, 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, February 5, 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, February 6, 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, February 7, Flights Home

Transferring to the Veracruz 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:

● Seven nights in deluxe hotel accommodations

● 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.

 

Let the Book of Mormon change your life.....again!

 

Book of Mormon Tours

PO Box 970250

Orem, UT 84097

Telephone: (801) 226-5200

info@ldstours.com

www.bookofmormontours.com


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