ABOUT US

Bring the Book of Mormon alive for you and your family by discovering where it all began. Starting in Jerusalem, traveling south to the Red Sea and crossing to Jordan, we will fly across an expansive desert to Oman in the Arabian Peninsula. Here, we will visit and evaluate the three best candidates for the Land Bountiful. By the end of the tour you will have a greater appreciation for the wilderness journey that took Nephi and his family from their homes in the middle of the night, across an unforgivingly harsh landscape, to a land of “much fruit and wild honey,” and eventually to the New World. 

About Discover Nephi’s Bountiful
Discover Nephi’s Bountiful is the only tour company that retraces Nephi’s epic journey from Jerusalem through the wilderness. It is also the only tour company taking Latter-day Saints to Oman to evaluate candidates for the Land Bountiful. Our tours are designed to give participants a total travel experience: although most of the travel we do will be in the context of following Nephi’s journey, we also want you to soak up the unique sites, culture, and atmosphere that each country has to offer. To do this, we build key tourist and religious sites into our itinerary to ensure that you have a well-rounded trip: float in the Dead Sea, ponder Christ's life as you stroll through Nazareth and visit Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee. Marvel at Old Jerusalem – the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Garden Tomb. Explore the red rock city of Petra. Shop in ancient spice and gold souks, and much, much more.

Why You Should Travel With Us
·      We are the ONLY LDS tour company to specialize in retracing Nephi’s journey through  the wilderness from Jerusalem to the Land Bountiful.
·      We are the ONLY tour company taking Latter-day Saints to visit and evaluate candidates for Nephi’s Bountiful in the Arabian Peninsula.
·      All of our tours are personally escorted by Warren Aston—Warren is a pioneer and EXPERT on Bountiful research and he lectures at key points during the tour to pass on his knowledge and expertise to YOU firsthand.
·      We do not use consolidators or third parties to book hotels, guides, and coaches. We book everything ourselves to make sure that the quality is first class, and also to ensure that we pass SAVINGS back to you.
·      We offer you MORE FOR LESS: most LDS tour companies only offer tours of the Holy Land. We believe that the Holy Land is an incredible and important place to visit, but it is just the beginning of the journey. At Discover Nephi’s Bountiful, we take you through the Holy Land AND Jordan AND Oman. This includes 3 additional flights, a much wider range of cultural experiences, AND we offer you all of this for the same price that many tour companies charge just to stay in Israel.




Leah Aston – Leah has been traveling for most of her life, living on three continents and visiting over 40 countries to date. She has a BA and MA from Brigham Young University (BYU), and she currently resides in Provo, UT with her husband. Her first trip to Israel, Jordan, and Oman forever changed the way she reads the scriptures. It gave context, depth, and richness to the accounts of Christ’s life in the New Testament. It took the story of Lehi and his family and transformed it from words on a page into a real historical account. Leah has been involved in on-site research and expeditions at Khor Kharfot, the prime site for Nephi’s Bountiful, and she started Discover Nephi’s Bountiful to bring Nephi’s epic journey alive for Latter-day Saints around the world.


Warren Aston – Warren is the only Latter-day Saint who has explored the entire eastern coast of Arabia and many inland areas that Lehi and his family must have passed through. Warren discovered that only one location, Khor Kharfot, has all the features that Nephi described when he wrote about “Bountiful.” In 1993 he led two BYU-funded expeditions to the site which is now the subject of long-term research projects by BYU and the documentary “Journey of Faith” released by the Maxwell Institute at BYU in 2005. Warren’s award-winning book reporting the research, In the Footsteps of Lehi, was published by Deseret Book in 1994. Papers and articles by Warren have been published by FARMS at BYU since 1984 (see his material on the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship site under “Authors“) and he has lectured on his findings at BYU Provo and at Cambridge University in England.

More recently, Warren and two associates discovered two altars in Yemen dating to 600-700 BC that bear the Book of Mormon place-name “Nahom,” the place where Ishmael was buried (1 Nephi 16:34). Described by historian Terryl Givens as the “first actual archaeological evidence supporting the historicity of the Book of Mormon,” the altar find was featured in the February 2001 issue of the Ensign.

Warren continues to conduct Book of Mormon research in Arabia and in Central America and he accompanies all Discover Nephi's Bountiful tours to lecture at key locations and lend his considerable expertise. You can read more about Warren's research by visiting the "Research" tab on this website.