Join Alma’s LDS Tours on this one of a kind 10 Day Multi-day tour through Southern Mexico and explore with us the possible Book of Mormon locations through the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Learn from our experts about the links between the Book of Mormon and Mesoamerican history. Discover the potential first land of inheritance of Lehi and the Jaredites as we take you to some of the most iconic Mayan and Olmec settlements in Chiapas, Quintana Roo, and Tabasco. Visit cities and landmarks that LDS scholars propose to be the City of Bountiful, Zarahemla and the River of Sidon on this incredible expedition! Join us now!
- May 12th-May 21st 2021
- May 9th - May 18th 2022
1st Day: Arrival Day
Arrival Day: Arrival to Cancun International Airport and transport to a hotel in the Riviera Maya to rest and prepare for start of the trip (Enjoy the beach if early arrival) we include the hotel and shuttle to hotel.
2nd Day: Dzibanche and Kohunlich Tour.
We will depart from Riviera Maya early after breakfast and head towards Dzibanche (Proposed sight by many LDS Scholars to be Bountiful from the book of Mormon) and Konhunlich Archaeological sites. These sites are embraced by the jungle with wildlife in its surroundings.
Pick up at hotel lobby after Breakfast
Explore the Ruins of Konhunlich
Explore the Ruins of Dzibanche (Bountiful)
Head west towards Escarcega, Campeche
Arrive at Escarcega city Hotel for the night
3rd Day: Palenque and Misol-Ha Waterfalls Tour.
In Palenque, we will see the tomb of Pakal and “And it came to pass” Glyph and more. This is one of the most magnificent sites in all the area! You will be amazed by the view and natural beauties.
Palenque is surrounded by the forest and mysticism; It is one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the country, and it is considered as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.
While driving into Palenque, travelers see an abandoned city, a city that does not seem ever to have been inhabited by human beings. They see pyramids and plazas covered by wilderness over a thousand years ago. The even treetops embrace the pyramids, which show their moss-covered peaks.
The true name of the ancient city of Palenque is Lakamha, which translates as “Big Water”. Although, eventually, the archaeological zone took its name from the neighboring community founded towards the end of the 16th Century, Santo Domingo de Palenque. Palenque means “Stake” which refers to a wooden circle built to protect the site.
Departure to Palenque Ruins
Explore Palenque Ruins
Swim at waterfall Misol-Ha
Head towards Hotel in Palenque
Check in to hotel in Palenque
4th Day: Bonampak and Yaxchilan Mayan Ruins Tour.
Visit one of the most artistically emblematic archaeological cities for the Mayan world, Bonampak and Yaxchilan. Bonampak, considered the 16th chapel of the Mayas due to its beauties and arts found on the murals of the walls of the main buildings. We will also be visiting a site along the river beds, Yaxchilan, which we will have to take a boat ride to through the Usumacinta River alongside Mexico and Guatemala and explore this amazing site
Explore Bonampak ruins
Enjoy a Boat Ride to the Ruins of Yaxchilan
Lunch (Local Restaurant)
Return to hotel in Palenque, Chiapas
5th Day: Agua Azul Waterfalls and San Cristobal Tour.
We will experience the natural wonder of one of the most spectacular waterfalls on Mexico, “Agua Azul” arrive at the enchanting city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Visit the downtown and tour the Jade and Ambar Museum. We will spend the night in San Cristobal de las Casas French-Spanish colonial town.
View the Agua Azul Waterfalls
Lunch at local restaurant
Departure to San Cristobal de las Casas
Visit the Downtown, Jade museum, and Ambar Museum. Free time to enjoy the beautiful downtown of San Cristobal de las Casas.
6th Day: Sumidero Grand Canyon and Tuxtla LDS Temple.
We will enjoy a Boat tour through magnificent “Sumidero”, Mexico’s Grand Canyon but with water created out of erosion of over thousands of years. We will enjoy a lunch at a famous local Mexican Restaurant in the capital city of Tuxtla Gutierrez and visit the LDS Temple of the region.
Departure to El Sumidero
2-hour Boat tour through the river’s fauna and Flora
Visit LDS Temple grounds
Return to town San Cristobal and enjoy the rest of the evening (Free time)
7th Day: Izapa Mayan Ruins and Stella #5 “Tree of Life”.
On this day we will visit the proposed "First Land of Inheritance" of Lehi which has been declared by many LDS Scholar due to the location and a fascinating 8-foot tall Stone monument located near the city of Izapa, which depicts a family approaching a large tree with long roots. On this day we will depart early and enjoy a fascinating tour with our experts and learn about the fascinating theories of Lehi's Arrival to our continent.
Visit Izapa Ruins
Lunch at Restaurant Museum
Late arrival back to hotel
8th Day: La Venta Olmec Museum.
Early morning departure to our next location, Villahermosa, where we will enjoy the history of the Olmec culture who are compared to the Jaredites. We will visit the Museum where the primary findings of this ancient civilization are preserved.
Early breakfast and checkout
Depart towards Villahermosa
Visit the archaeological site of La Venta
Arrive at Villahermosa
Visit the Museum of Olmec Culture
Check in to hotel
9th Day: Travel Day back to the Riviera Maya.
Departure back to the peninsula of Yucatan for departure the next day. Arrive at the Riviera Maya with time to enjoy the Downtown 5th Avenue.
Check out of hotel
Arrival to Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya
Dinner and enjoy the 5th Avenue
10th Day Flying Back Home
Check out after Breakfast
Drive to Cancun International Airport
(If you choose to stay more days, ask us about arranging transportation and hotel for the additional days)
My Own Room - From $585.00
If you're traveling solo and would prefer to have your private room throughout your trip; add this amount to your total during the online booking process.
- Lodging in 3-4star hotels with Wi-Fi Internet access included (If available in the area) Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included on all days except for arrival and departure days.
- Entry fees to all activities mentioned (Archaeological sites, parks, swimming activities, museums, equipment rental necessary for mentioned activities)
- Private Ground Transportation with A/C and cooler for water bottles
- Cold water bottles every day
- Roundtrip airport shuttle service (Return shuttle will be scheduled according to departures, One shuttle for the whole group)
- Full Coverage Vehicle Road Insurance, toll road, and parking 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 Cancun International airport and outbound (Departure Itinerary must be after 12:00 pm)
- Tips to guide and chauffeur
- Travelers insurance
Private Groups Pricing:
10 Days Journey to the Promised Land Multi-Day Tour
- Tour Code: Multi Days Jaredites
- Tour is priced as listed per person in US dollars
Payment in full is required for official booking.
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