Travel in the Footsteps of Lehi & Sariah
By Maurine and Scot Proctor
As journalists, we have been privileged to travel the world, but no journey has ever lingered with us and transformed our imaginations as the trip we took years ago following part of Lehi’s trail. We felt like part Indiana Jones, part Nephite as we donned our dungarees, rolled up our sleeves and went into an Arabian desert looking for clues for Bountiful where the ship was built.
Here is a land, ancient and compelling, where you can almost touch the people we know so well from the Book of Mormon. Here scriptures spring to life and you find yourselves saying, “Aha, now I see. Now it all falls into place.”
When we came home from our first trip following Lehi’s trail, Scot dreamed about it every night because it was so exotic and compelling, so spiritual and unforgettable. We took pictures of ancient writing on a rock that even Hugh Nibley couldn’t recognize. We saw camels and talked to dark-clad Bedouins, bought three-hundred year-old antiques in a Middle Eastern market.
We marveled at Petra in Jordan, where a city is carved out of rock. And, of course, we wept at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem where we remembered why the Book of Mormon was written.
For anyone who loves the Book of Mormon, for whom Nephi is a familiar friend; for anyone who has traveled that journey a hundred times in his or her mind, this is a never-to-be-forgotten travel opportunity. When Warren Aston, who first found this candidate for Bountiful after long searching, called us and asked if we’d like to come and lead a tour with him, we jumped for it.
There is no way we would want to miss the experience of returning to Jerusalem, Jordan and Oman or travel by boat to that forgotten seashore so surprisingly green in the midst of the Arabian sands where Nephi may have built the ship.
Over the years as we’ve shared our experiences on this journey, we’ve had so many people say, “I wish I could have come, too.” Now you can and here are the details of the most unforgettable journey you’ve probably ever been offered. Space is limited.
To see these sites and read an article about the journey we took, click here. www.ldsmag.com/gospeldoctrine/080116nephi.html
Only a few members of the Church have ever gone on this most incredible journey to the stark wilderness and wilds of Lehi’s Trail – from Jerusalem to Bountiful, where Nephi built the ship. Three of those people, Warren Aston, Scot and Maurine Proctor, will be on your tour.
The following includes some basic information on this extraordinary tour.
IN LEHI & SARIAH’S FOOTSTEPS
Travel and Cost Details
From Jordan and Israel we travel to beautiful, modern Oman. Oman is safe! There has never been any terrorism or other threat to tourists in Oman. Oman is also wealthy and elegant, an Epcot version of Arabia. Westerners are very welcome. We will visit both possible “Bountiful” sites while there.
Tour cost is $ 3770.00 per person, twin share. This includes deluxe accommodation throughout, breakfast and dinner daily, two picnic lunches, a one night desert camp, airfares within Oman, all transfers and sightseeing by deluxe coach, baggage handling, all entrance fees and all visa costs. If you require a single (sole-use) room the supplement is $ 894.00.
Not included are other lunches, drinks, purely personal expenses, insurance and tips.
We have negotiated a special group airfare from New York (JFK) of $ 1198.00 per person which includes all taxes and fuel surcharges. This is subject to change by the airlines without notice until paid in full. Alternatively you may make your own flight arrangements.
Travel insurance is compulsory, and you will be given full details of your options at the time your tour deposit is received. Insurance rates vary according to age. You will also receive flight details so you have plenty of time to plan your travel from your home city to meet the group flight in New York.
A deposit of $550 per person secures your place on the tour and is nonrefundable. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. Costs are subject to change until fully paid.
If You Would Like to Join This Tour
Please mail a check for the deposit ($550) payable to: Bountiful Tours
Mail checks to:
760 Bounty Drive, APT 6001
Foster City, CA 94404-2690
Please include full names as per passport, birthdates and all contact details, including email address, telephone number and mailing address. We encourage members from other countries around the world to join in this most extraordinary tour.
A written confirmation and other tour information including insurance options will be sent to you. We won’t, however, actually bank any of the checks until we reach the minimum number of 15. Any other questions can be e-mailed to email@example.com. You may also go http://www.bountifultours.com for further information.
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