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MARCH 17th Thru MARCH 30th, 2018
*Minimum of 6 Participants Required
15 - 19 Passengers $2,699 USD Per Person
10 -14 Passengers: $2,779 USD Per Person
6 – 9 Passengers: $2,999USD Per Person
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Join Alma's LDS Tours on this one of a kind expedition through central Mexico to Guatemala city and learn about the possible whereabouts of the people of the Book of Mormon as we visit some of the most iconic prehispanic cities such as Teotihuacan, Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan, Tikal, and Kaminaljuyu.
Join our experts and discover together the possible sites of The Book of Mormon in Mexico and Guatemala, from the Land of Desolation to the Land of Abundance, from the City of Nephi to the City of Zarahemla.
Engage in a multi-day tour full of culture, history, and adventure! From ancient to modern Mexico and Guatemala, visit world-renown museums and prehispanic cities, taste traditional flavors, embrace the local culture and the history of the fascinating civilizations that once walked these lands!
What will you experience?
- The Aztec ruins of Mexico city such as Templo Mayor, Tlatelolco, and Teotihuacan.
- World renown museums such as the Castle of Chapultepec, The Palace of fine arts and the National Museum of Anthropology.
- At Chiapas, you'll visit three unique Mayan sites: Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan and the Waterfalls of Misol-Ha.
- Enjoy a quick river cruise on the Usumacinta river considered by many as the river of Sidon as we travel into Guatemala.
- In Guatemala, you'll visit world famous Tikal, and Kaminaljuyu the proposed city of Nephi.
- Embrace the time of the colony at Antigua.
- Lake Atitlan, the possible site for the waters of Mormon.
Day 1: As we fly into Mexico City, we are gently shuttled to our deluxe hotel in the beautiful business district on Reforma Avenue to spend our first night.
Day 2: Our exciting adventure begins visiting the historic sites of the city and museums. First to the National Museum of Anthropology which has one the most extense exhibits of Mesoamerican civilizations of the world. Then we are off to the majestic Castle of Chapultepec, a visible reminder of Mexico’s bygone aristocracy. And last but not least the Palace of Fine Arts.
Day 3: Today's journey begins at the "Zocalo." We will enjoy a tour of the Cathedral, the Post office; Templo Mayor and Tlatelolco: 2 Aztec settlements consumed by modernization. After, we enjoy a beautiful feast at a Hacienda and delight our senses with a buffet of authentic local cuisine. Finally, we arrive at the enigmatic ruins of Teotihuacan, the city where men become gods.
Day 4: Transit Day. We fly early to the city of Villahermosa in the state of Tabasco. Once we arrive, our transportation awaits to take us to the ruins of Palenque where we will explore the ruins and enjoy and an excellent Book of Mormon insightful tour. Then we head over to the Misol Ha natural waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing swim to conclude our day.
Day 5: We depart to the southern end of Chiapas to explore the hidden ruins of Bonampak and Yaxchilan. At Bonampak, we will see the famous murals that depict the stories of the wars of the land and vast "Stellae" with engravings of rulers. Yaxchilan is the top candidate for the city of Zarahemla, to get there we disembark on a long riverboat and enjoy a quick ride along the Usumacinta river. We will have access to climb ruins, access palaces, and temples, explore through tunnels and tombs. A real Indiana Jones experience! Finally, we depart south on our riverboat excursion to the border of Guatemala and drive to the town of Flores to spend the night.
Day 6: Today we will enjoy and fantastic tour of Tikal ruins, a UNESCO listed site, icon of Guatemala. We will have access to explore the vast and beautiful tropical forest and climb the tallest temples in Guatemala. We will arrive at our hotel in time to relax and enjoy the facilities of our deluxe hotel.
Day 7: Slow day. We will take this day to relax and enjoy a good nights rest before our evening flight to Guatemala City. We can enjoy the wonderful facilities of our hotel and explore by foot the charming island of Flores.
Day 8: Today, we depart to explore the fabulous Guatemala City. We will begin with the Guatemala City LDS Temple (optional endowment session upon request) and then to the Popol Vuh Mayan Museum to learn about the local customs and dress code in the different regions of the Country. After that, we will head over to the Downtown area to have lunch in the historic Centre of Guatemala City. After, we will explore the historical buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, and the Center Square. We will finalize our day visiting the archaeological site of Kaminaljuyu, the proposed city of Nephi, and later return to our hotel.
Day 9: Chichicastenango Colonial Town and Textile Market Tour. We depart early after breakfast to the colonial town of Chichicastenango to enjoy the local folklore and visit the Handcraft and Textile Markets. Chichicastenango is famous for its colonial architecture and the local craftsmanship. This town supplies handcrafts and textiles to most cities throughout the country. Here we will have time for shopping and sightseeing. After, we will depart to the town of Panajachel to enjoy the sunset and check in to our hotel.
Day 10: Lake Atitlan Private Boat and TUK-TUK Tour. We disembark on a Private Boat to explore some of the villages surrounding Lake Atitlan. We begin with Santiago Atitlan and hop on a Tuk-Tuk( double seater) and visit some of the most iconic places in town such as the Cathedral, the LDS Church, the market, the original "Laundry Mat" and more. We will even experience a Neo-Mayan ritual originated in this town dedicated to “Maximon.” After lunch at Santiago, we head back to the boat and visit the next town: San Juan Atitlan. Here we will hop on another Tuk-Tuk and visit the town's factory's to see and learn about the local trades and millennial techniques used for beekeeping, producing chocolate, use of medicinal plants and herbs, and spinning and dyeing cotton for creating textiles. On this day we will also spend the night in Panajachel.
Day 11: Antigua Sightseeing Tour and Cerro de la Cruz. As we arrive at Antigua in the afternoon, we head over to the downtown square to enjoy a delicious meal right in Plaza Central Park. After, we will continue to explore the town by foot and visit the most iconic buildings such as the Cathedral of Santiago, Iglesia La Merced, Santa Catalina Arch, the Municipal Palace, the Handcraft Market and more. Last but not least, no cultural or historical tour of Antigua would be complete without a visit to the Cerro del la Cruz. This is the perfect destination to catch a glimpse of the best view of Antigua and to enjoy the sunset. This hill has a large cross and is considered a significant landmark to the locals in Antigua and is seen as a protector of the city.
Day 12: Antigua Sightseeing Free day. Wake up at any time and have breakfast right in your room. We will take this day to enjoy the facilities of our deluxe hotel and to explore by foot the enchanting colonial town of Antigua. Antigua is known for its beautiful colonial architecture, pebble stone streets and bohemian ambiance. Many historic buildings are dating back to the 14th century and shopping markets for finding the perfect souvenir.
Day 13: Departure Day. Today we conclude our stellar expedition through Guatemala, and it's time to go home. We transfer to La Aurora Intl Airport in Guatemala City and fly back home ending this adventure.
Today we conclude our stellar expedition through Guatemala, and it's time to go home. We transfer to La Aurora Intl Airport in Guatemala City and fly back home ending this adventure.
- Private luxury transportation full equipped with A/C and designated experienced chauffer.
- Internal Airfare from Mexico City to Villahermosa, and from Flores to Guatemala City
- Several boat rides
- Airport shuttle roundtrip transportation on arrival and departure to/from hotel.
- Admission fees to all archaeological sites, attractions mentioned and museums.
- Accommodations 3 - 4 Star hotel with breakfast included
- Liability road insurance, parking and toll road fees
- English/ Spanish speaking professional certified LDS tour guide with vast knowledge of the history, culture, and whereabouts conducting the group throughout the whole trip.
- Flights into Mexico City and outbound from Guatemala City.
- Tips to guide and chauffeur.
- Laundry service
- Travelers insurance.
- Additional amenities and services offered at hotel/resorts etc.
*Price, based on double occupancy.
Includes internal airfare from Mexico City to Villahermosa and internal airfare from Flores, Gta
to Guatemala City. Does not include international airfare and tips.
The Ultimate 13 day Mexico and Guatemala Multi-Day Tour
- Tour Code: Multi Days Guatemala
- Tour is priced as listed per person in US dollars
Payment in full is required for official booking.
- 6 or more: $2,999.00
- 10 or more: $2,779.00
- 15 or more: $2,699.00
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