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Allen’s Book of Mormon Tours

8-Day Cumorah to Bountiful Tour

October 12 – 19, 2024

$2,345.00 per person double occupancy

Does not include international air flights.

(United States to Veracruz, Mexico and Playa del Carmen to the United States)


Inasmuch as the hill Cumorah and the hill Ramah are one and the same, and inasmuch as The Book of Mormon requires the hill Cumorah to be located by the narrow neck of land in Jaredite territory, then we conclude that the hill Ramah/Cumorah is located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Since we now know that the Olmec nation dating from 1800 to 250 BC living along the Gulf of Mexico is the same people spoken of in Ether in the Book of Mormon, we can increase our understanding of the ancient Jaredites and the final years of the Nephites by visiting the states of Tabasco, Veracruz and Oaxaca.  Maya names, such as Kish, Mormon, waters of Ripliancum and Shim are identifiable. During the tour you will visit the area where Mormon hid up the records as he gave his son, Moroni, the Nephite record that would come forth in our day. The spiritual highlight of the Book of Mormon is the Savior’s visit to the Nephite-Maya people who had gathered themselves together at the temple in the land Bountiful where they witnessed the fulfillment of the Law of Moses.  From information in the Book of Mormon, we know that the city of Bountiful was in the land Bountiful and close to the city of Mulek which was located in the east wilderness of the land of Zarahemla by the east sea, or the Caribbean ocean, in northern Belize.


You will visit two LDS temples, ten archaeological sites and museums, and sixteen locations associated with the Book of Mormon. Call today to book your space on this once-in-a-lifetime Book of Mormon experience.


TOUR INCLUDES: seven nights in deluxe or best available 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 Joseph Allen.


A tour deposit of $500 per person is due in order to reserve your space on the tour. A second payment of $1,000 per person is due 6 months prior to departure with the final payment due 60 days prior to departure. The deposit amount 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.


Call today to book your space on this deluxe Book of Mormon experience. 1.801.226.5200 or email us at [email protected].




Day 1: Saturday, October 12, Veracruz

Your air flights will take you to the beautiful Gulf coast city of Veracruz.  Upon arrival you will transfer to your hotel for the evening. (No meals provided)


Day 2: Sunday, October 13, Catemaco

Today is a highlight of the tour. After attending Church, we will check out of our hotel and 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 then visit the hill where leading Latter-day Saint several scholars agree as to the location of the hill Ramah/Cumorah mentioned in the Book of Mormon (Mormon 6:2,6; Ether 15:11).  We will drive into the lakeside town of Catemaco for the evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 10: Monday, October 14, Villahermosa

Today we 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” (the Isthmus of Tehuantepec). (See Ether 10:20.) As we leave beautiful Lake Catemaco, we will pass by the hill Shim (Cintepec) where Mormon obtained the records for his history (See Mormon 1:3, 17). A visit to the site of La Venta, a place we refer to as the city of “Lib”, will continue our study of the magnificent Olmec culture.  (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 11: Tuesday, October 15, Palenque

We start our day with a visit to the Villahermosa LDS Temple followed by the outdoor La Venta Museum, a place that houses large, engraved stone monuments dating to the Jaredite time period.  We will then bus on to the beautiful Chiapas mountains which are located in the area of the “land among many waters” described in Mosiah 8:8. 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 visit the majestic Classic period Maya ruins of Palenque. We will analyze the panel of glyphs at the Temple of the Cross where we see the glyph that has been translated to mean and it came to pass. Dinner will be provided at the hotel.  (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 12: Wednesday, October 16, Kohunlich

Today we make our way through the area proposed as the land among many waters.  We will pass by the Usumacinta River, commonly mistaken as the river Sidon in the Book of Mormon.  We will visit the ancient, fortified city of Becan, which is remarkably similar to those constructed by Captain Moroni in the East Wilderness of the Book of Mormon, which constructions have been labeled by a leading archaeologist as “the brainchild of some local innovator.”  Tonight, we will stay at the beautiful jungle resort of the Explorean at Kohunlich, a favorite of everyone.  (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 13: Thursday, October 17, Chetumal

Wake up to nature at its best in this peaceful jungle setting. The misty dew on the grass, the sounds of the birds in the trees and the serenity of the eco-resort setting makes this a day to remember forever. This morning we will visit the archaeological zone of Dzibanche, a fertile region where evidence suggests the city Bountiful may have been located where the Savior visited the Nephites.  Dzibanche, meaning “writing on wood,” owes its name to the fact that Temple number VI had a fairly large lintel made from quebracho wood that bears eight glyphs dated to AD 618.  Dzibanche was a major site in the Maya area in the Classic Period (AD 300-900). Afterwards we will go to the archaeological site of Kohunlich, which is best known for its Temple of the Masks, an Early Classic pyramid whose central stairway is flanked by large stucco masks. The temple was built around AD 500. The giant masks represent the Sun God "Kinich Ahau". The city rose to prominence in the Early Classic when there were important ties to the cultures of northern Belize.  We travel to Chetumal for the night.  (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 14: Friday, October 18, Playa del Carmen

This morning we will travel from Chetumal north along the coast of the Riviera Maya to the archaeological site of Tulum. The ruins are situated on 39-feet-tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the beautiful turquoise colored Caribbean Sea. Tulum was the last great city constructed and inhabited by the Mayan people between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. It was a site of worship to the Great Descending God whose image adorns the temples within the site. Tulum was also of great importance for sea trade, most specifically for the trading of obsidian. Tribes from all over Mexico and other Central American countries would travel to this Caribbean port for commerce.  (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 15: Saturday, October 19, Flights Home

We transfer to the airport where 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. (No meals included)



Seven nights deluxe 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

• Escorted by professional tour director Blake Joseph Allen

Provided meals are noted at the end of each day. Time will be given for optional second or third meals during the day.

Prices and itineraries are subject to change.


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Allen’s Book of Mormon Tours

PO Box 938 • Richfield, UT 84701 • Telephone: 801.226.5200

[email protected] • www.BookOfMormonTours.com

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