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LDS Circuit Tour Yucatan Revaled - Ask for price and Details


This tour is geared for LDS travellers staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya, Cozumel or Tulum who would like to learn a great deal more about the spectacular Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. This is a 3- to 5-day (optional) journey through the península visiting the site of most interest to LDS travellers due to their close connection with the events described in the Book of Mormon.

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Day 1

LDS BOUNTIFUL TOUR KINICH-NA & DZIBANCHE

Considered by a great number of LDS Researchers as the well-known Bountiful City, Dzibanche is one the most relevant places in the Book of Mormon, around which events of great importance took place. The city was founded a few years before 200 BC.

Dzibanche forms part of a group of Mayan cities found in southern Quintana Roo state that are crucial for understanding the development of the Mayan culture in the region. It is an enormous settlement known for its rivalry with the great city of Calakmul in terms of size and religious-political power.

It is made up of a three-tiered acropolis which was the most important in the area due to its religious origen. Kinich Na, a temple located just outside the great city of Dzibanche, has a unique, imposing and at the same time simple architecture.

Dzibanche is not a very well-known site, nor is it one that is often visited since it is nestled deep withing the jungles of the southernmost part of the Yucatan Peninsula along the Mexican border with Belice. Despite that, the professional guides from LDS Tours Cancun by Mormon Encounter have carried out studies of the area and have analyzed the different theories that have existed to date. They know the importance of the information they possess, and they are ready to share it with all their beloved brothers who visit the area.

Day 2

KOHUNLICH AND BECAN

The archeological site called Kohunlich relatively extensive, covering some 21 acres and surrounded by dense tropical forest. Traces of buildings and the remains of a water canal and reservoir system leads to the conjecture that Kohunlich was an important city in its day. This site holds nearly 200 hillocks, or mounds of vegetation-covered earth covering and concealing ruins, many of them still unexcavated.

Available archeological information theorizes that Kohunlich received its first inhabitants around the year 200 AD, even though the majority of the most important structures were built between 250 and 600 AD. It is also thought that Kohunlich represented an important trade link between the cities dotting the Yucatan Peninsula and various Mayan cities found in Central America.

Building A-1, or the Temple of the Figureheads, is one of the most frequently visited because it houses stucco-molded figureheads that still retain the original red paint that once covered the entire temple. It is likely this building was constructed between 250 and 300 AD, and that the figureheads are very interesting symbols of Kinich Ahau, the “God Who Shines Like the Sun”.

The original name of the site is unknown, but the word Kohunlich, as it is called today, is not of Mayan origen; rather the name comes from a phonetic transcription of its original name given in English, “Cohoon Ridge”. To date, the site’s ancient name is unknown.

Day 3

TULUM & COBA DAY TOUR PLUS CENOTE

This is just a magnificent tour!
We start our day at your hotel lobby by 7:30 am, then take our way to the Mayan ruins of Coba where the incredible remains ofthe ancient Mayan civilization will provide us incredible details that correlate them with the Book of Mormon cultures.

There will be temples to climb, bikes to ride thru the jungle, much fun and over all an incredible amount of knowledge to receive that will make of your day tour a the remarkable experience.

Afterwards we're going for lunch, which is the most delicious part of our tours, If required, we also can take you to swimming at an incredible Mayan underground Cenote or sink hole where your family will spend a really good time jumping into the it's clear waters and swimming at what was considered the Mayan underworld.

To finish our day we will move towards Tulum an ancient Mayan city and ceremonial center that is still have so many simbols, icons, and historical details that seen from the point of view of our ARCHEOLOGY EXPERTS will simply make of this day, the highlight of your trip!

Day 4

UXMAL AND KABAH A TOUR

Our second stop is to the beautiful Mayan ruins of Uxmal, a place as lovely, is exceptional. Its name means “Constructed Three Times”. The oval-shaped buildings give the site a unique style, and its “Puuc” style decoration provides valuable information on religious symbolism, its uses, and customs, which the entire staff of professional guides from LDS Tours Cancun By Mormon Encounter thoroughly know how to interpret.

On second day we will also visit the stately ruins of Kabah, which in the Mayan language means “The Lord of the Strong and Mighty Hand". It is a place that was first inhabited in the 3rd Century BC, even though the majority of what is visible in Kabah today was built between the 7th and 11th Century AD. The Mayan tradition to build on top of what has already been constructed carries us back to a past that is closely connected to many of the main events occuring in the Book of Mormon.

We invite you to come and visit the best religious archeology found in Uxmal and Kabah, brought to life by the main experts on the Book of Mormon archeology of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Day 5

CHICHEN ITZA + EK BALAM AND CENOTE

Named one of the seven new wonders of the modern world, Chichen Itza is one of the those enigmatic cities where the veil of the apostasy still covers the archeological remains that have been found on the site. This causes a great deal of confusion for those who have tried to explain Chichen Itza from the Book of Mormon point of view.

Only LDS Tours Cancun By Mormon Encounter and their Specialized Guides will lead you to know and understand the secrets and mysteries surrounding this city in ruins that was occupied from 450-1200 AD. It is one of the most telling testimonies of the spiritual fall of a once just and noble people, at the same time that it is one of the best sites to visibly appreciate the splendor of what is today called the Mayan culture.

On this same tour you will also be able to visit Ek Balam. In contrast to Chichen Itza, the Mayan city of Ek Balam was occupied from the year 300 BC. Located just 30 km. from the colonial city of Valladolid, it is one of the few ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula that originated during the Pre-Classic period.

Find out about its history, tombs, temples, and famous rulers from the perspective of a LDS guide who will undoubtedly win you over and awaken your interest in the study of the Book of Mormon and ito Mesoamerica.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to experience the Mayan world during your visit to Cancun, Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya.