July 31, 2017 Book of Mormon Vacation with Hank Smith

Book of Mormon Lands Resort Vacation

$1250 Check/Cash Price – $1,295 Credit Card Price
(Discounts for groups of 6 or more)


Tours and Seminars Directed by Hank Smith & Dave Hadlock (2 speakers for the price of 1)
See Biographies at the bottom of the page


Included in Cost of Tour
  • 6 Nights/7 Days at a beautiful, all-inclusive Riviera Mayan resort hotel (Occidental XCaret or Grand Bahia Principe or similar) – 4 or 5 star.
  • All Meals at the resort
  • LDS Tour Guide – Maya/Book of Mormon Expert
  • Transfers to/from the Airport (must arrive on our flight to include transfers)
  • Tours to the Ruins (2 Days)
Not Included
  • Roundtrip Airfare to Cancun
  • Optional excursions to XPlor and Cenotes on Free Days
  • Lunch at Chichen Itza and Cenote Swim at Chichen Itza
  • Tips

To Reserve Call 800-217-7660 or 801-850-1498
Day 1: July 31: Fly from US to Cancun Upon arrival to Cancun you will transfer to your “all inclusive“ beach hotel. This 4 or 5 start resort is where you will stay throughout your vacation. All food and drinks are included as well as many of the fun activities sponsored by the resort. Your resort will be situated near Playa del Carmen. From your resort you will take day trips to beautiful Maya ruins and optional trips to places like underground cenotes (cave snorkeling) or the theme park XPlor.
Day 2: August 1 – Book of Mormon Seminars (Morning) – Free Day (Afternoon)
Today is a free day to do whatever you want. After breakfast, you can meet Hank Smith & Dave Hadlock for a meet & greet along with Book of Mormon Presentations. The day is yours to relax on the resort’s beautiful beach, go snorkeling, take a taxi to nearby Playa del Carmen for shopping, or even go cave snorkeling in one of the nearby cenotes (this is something you may want to try at some point if you enjoy snorkeling).
Day 3: August 2 – Tour to ruins of Tulum and Coba  Today after breakfast you will visit the beautiful ruins of Tulum and Coba. You will travel down the coast to the ancient Mayan City of Tulum. This beautiful walled city was built on cliffs overlooking the blue-green waters of the Yucatan Caribbean. Your local LDS guide will give the history and archaeology of the site and suggest what relationship the ancient Mayas may have had to the peoples of the Book of Mormon. From Tulum, we will travel deep in the Yucatan jungle to the Coba ruins. After visiting the ruins, we will return to the resort in the evening.
Day 4: August 3 – Book of Mormon Seminars (Morning) – Free Day (Afternoon)
We will have morning presentations by both Hank Smith & Dave Hadlock on the Book of Mormon. The afternoon will be free to spend as you’d like. For those who would like to go shopping in Playa Del Carmen or take a tour to a local theme park, we can help arrange transportation.
Day 5: August 4: Tour to ruins of Ek Balaam, Chichen Itza & Optional Cenote swimming (swimming entrance and lunch at Chichen Itza not included)
Today after breakfast you will go to the ruins of Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is now on the list of the 7 wonders of the World. Erik will guide you through this amazing site. Chichen Itza is deep in the jungle and dates back to 100 BC. Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. Following our tour to the ruins, you can cool off in the nearby cenote. In the evening, we’ll return to our resort hotel.
Day 6: August 5 –Book of Mormon Seminars (Morning) – Free Day (Afternoon) – Optional tour to a local Cenote
Free day to enjoy the resort.  Book of Mormon classes in the morning by Hank Smith & Dave Hadlock.
Day 7: August 6 – Church & Flights home After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel. For those with afternoon flights, you will have the option of attending local church services. Flights home from the Cancun Airport.

Terms & Conditions
  • $300 per person deposit – deposit is non-refundable, but it is transferable to another party. (Refundable within 7 days of deposit)
  • Discounts of $200 for 3rd and 4th passengers in a room under the age of 18 staying with an adult.
  • Final payment is due by May 30, 2017.
  • Cancellation policy – Deposit is non-refundable. After final payment has been made, tour is non-refundable
  • We reserve the right to cancel this tour if we do not have at least 10 people booked in the group
  • Passports are required for this tour

Tour Director: 

Hank_SmithHank Smith: Hank grew up in St. George, Utah and has an MBA from Utah State University. Hank is currently Ph.D. candidate at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he is also an instructor.  In addition to his work in consulting with companies and families, Hank has presented at nationwide Best of Especially for Youth, Retreat for Girls, Time to Blossom, and Time Out for Girls programs, several University Education Weeks, public school assemblies, and various forums around the country.  Hank has also authored many books and “Audio CDs” with Covenant Communications. 

Hank and his wife, Sara, currently live in Mapleton, Utah.  Hank says that, “Sara is amazing, she knows everything about me and still loves me.” They have 3 adorable children. Hank enjoys running marathons (15 so far) and eating lots of ice cream, which is why he runs marathons.  More than anything else he loves being with his wonderful wife and children. You and your kids are going to love Hank’s presentations.

Hadlocks__25Dave Hadlock Dave has been directing LDS tour groups for over fourteen years. He began taking groups to Mesoamerica, teaching about the Mayan civilization and its possible correlations with the peoples and events of the Book of Mormon. Nine years ago after opening Bountiful Travel, Dave began taking groups to Israel as well. He directs about three groups every year to Israel and four groups to Mesoamerica. Dave has completed the course work at BYU for a master’s degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with an emphasis on the Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew. He has also studied Mesoamerican history and the Maya culture. His passion is the study of ancient cultures, languages, and rituals and he uses this knowledge to bring unique insights to the scriptures.

His style of teaching is straight from the scriptures,using them as his primary source. He has conducted many (over fifty) cruises and tours to Central America during the last fouteen years and has taught many years of gospel doctrine and institute classes.  He loves teaching and having fun with his groups. He’s very easy going and loves being with people. If you are looking for a tour or cruise with a fun, personable director with many enlightening perspectives on the scriptures, try traveling with Dave.

 

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