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The Cuchumatanes mountain range (narrow strip of wilderness) divided the land of Nephi on the south from the land of Guatemala on the north. See Chapter 23, "Things that are Narrow" in the new second edition of Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon. Photo by Courtney Boice.

 The Land of Zarahemla Tour
November 7-17, 2009  (See Nephi to Zarahemla Tour)
November 13-20, 2010
July 2-9, 2011
November 12-19, 2011

Tel:  (801) 226-5200

         About 200 BC, Mosiah led a righteous group of Nephites from the land of Nephi to the Land of Zarahemla.  The distance is less than thirty days travel time which calculates to be between 250-300 miles.  Mosiah discovered a group of people who we call the Mulekites.  Mosiah became the king over the remnant of Nephites who followed him as well as the Mulekites and including people who previously belonged to the Jaredite kingdom.

  This all-inclusive tour features superior hotels, delicious food and all other fees and services associated with the tour. You will visit places that qualify for the River Sidon, the city of Sidom, and the day and a half journey area.  Three nights in Mexico City and one night in Tapachula are part of the tour.


All-Inclusive Tour package per person double occupancy


+ air fare to Tapachula and from Tuxtla Gutierrez   

+ Round trip air: USA-Mexico



Mexico City - 3 nights

Tapachula - 1 night

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas – 3 nights


      The price of the tour is $1,695 per person based on double occupancy.  Airfare is extra and is currently around $500-650 per person, including round-trip flights from the USA to Mexico City and from Mexico City to the USA, and two internal flights from Mexico City to Tapachula and from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Mexico CityEveryone needs a passport.  Please contact us by email at [email protected] if you need information on obtaining a passport for help on booking your airline tickets or if we can answer any other questions.


A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve your space. The balance is due sixty days prior to departure. Airfare is due upon booking. If you cancel the tour, a $200 cancellation fee per person and applicable costs will be assessed.


Tour includes seven nights hotel accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, five additional lunches or dinners at restaurants, first class bus transportation, entrance fees and guide service to places listed on the itinerary, taxes and tips on group items, FREE CD of new second edition of  Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon or wall map listing proposed sites of the Book of Mormon.  Your tour is escorted by Maya scholars and professional tour directors.


On this tour you will see the Book of Mormon history come to life as we travel throughout the area proposed as the land of Zarahemla. You will visit the LDS temples in Mexico City and Tuxtla Gutierrez, five archaeological sites and museums, six locations associated with the Book of Mormon and other places of interest.



Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas LDS Temple.


Day 1: Saturday, Mexico City       Our flights take us to Mexico City, the second largest city in the world.  Upon arrival we will transfer and check into our deluxe hotel.  (No meals included)

Day 2: Sunday, Mexico City         Following church services, we will see the LDS Temple in Mexico City and the visitor’s center.  In the afternoon we will explore the National Museum of Anthropology and History where we will learn about the pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Monday, Mexico City          Today we 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 occupied by King Jacob of the Gadianton Robbers (See 3 Nephi 7).  (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4: Tuesday,  Tapachula, Chiapas       This morning we will transfer to the airport for an air flight to Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border.  The Soconusco valley is a region of rich lowlands and foothills. This area provided jaguar pelts, cacao, and quetzal feathers for the ruling classes in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in modern day Mexico City.  We will spend the evening in Tapachula.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Wednesday, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas         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.  We will then travel by bus along the Soconusco coastal region as we discuss things such as Lehi’s landing site, a day and a half journey for a Nephite, and the city of Ammonihah and its destruction. We will arrive in 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 6: Thursday, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas          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.  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.  (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7: Friday, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas         A visit to the temple at Tuxtla Gutierrez begins our day.  Afterwards, we will go to 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 36 B.C. (See Helaman chapter 4).  There will also be time to enjoy the local culture as we visit the downtown Marimba Park.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Saturday, Flights Home        Transferring to the 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. (No meals provided)


Prices and itineraries are subject to change.


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