Tentative departure from the US (IAD) August 21st/22nd, 2017(other gateways maybe available). Tentative return from Saudi Arabia September 5th/6th, 2017.
Arrival in Medinah
Upon arrival to Medinah International airport and after clearing customs, ground staff will guide you to your bus to be transferred to your hotel Royal Makarim located behind Dallah Tayyibah walking distance to Haram (Aug23 – Aug27th) (1ZH– 5ZH). We also have the option of leaving for Makkah one day early.
Enjoy the five daily prayers in the Haram. Open Buffet Breakfast and Dinner are served daily at the hotel. Moreover, enjoy the Mazarat trip in Madinah to historic sights: Jabal Uhud, Masjid Quba, Masjid Al-Qiblatin, and more.
Transfer to Makkah
Enter the state of Ihraam and prepare for your trip to Makkah in a an air-conditioned bus. The group will then stop at the Miqat Zul Hulifa where you can make your proper intention for Umrah & Hajj. Travel by air-conditioned bus from Madinah to Makkah on August 27th or 26th. Upon arrival at the 5 star Marriott Hotel or Similar, you will perform your Umrah. 10 Nights (Aug27th – Sep5th) (5 – 14ZH)
The Marriott hotel is conveniently located facing the Haram which makes it easy for you to enjoy five daily prayers. An open buffet breakfast and dinner will be available at the hotel except during certain days of the Manaasik ( days of Hajj )
Days of Hajj- Transfer to Mina
August 30th: Transfer to Mina in North American tents.
Air-conditioned tents and sofa beds will be provided.
Full access to your room at Marriott during Manaasik (Days of Hajj). A bus will be provided on Eid days for transfer between Mina and Makkah to perform Tawaf Al Ifadah, but bus availability is subject to traffic and road closures. This is a complimentary service and pilgrims in severe conditions may be forced to take a taxi to the hotel. The bus schedule will be determined by your group leader.
Food: Breakfast and dinner box meals will be served at Mina camp (10-12ZH).
Days of Hajj- Arafat Day
August 31th: Travel by bus to Arafat tents.
After Maghrib Athan you will be transferred from Arafah to Muzdalifah, where you will pray Maghrib and Isha. You will also collect the pebbles for Jamarat in Muzdalifah. We will depart from Muzdalifah after the Fajr salah.
Eid Day: The Days of Tashreeq
September 1st: Return back to Mina for breakfast and throw pebbles at Jamarat Aqabah Al-Kubra.
Go Directly from Muzdalifa to throw Jamarat Aqabah Al-Kubra.
After jamarat al Aqabah and confirming with your group leader that your sacrifice is done, Cut Hair on return to Hotel
We will be partially be out of the state of Ihram. Normal clothes may be worn now.
Perform Tawaf Al-Ifadah also known as Tawaf Ziyarat at your convenience, once done you are now completely out of your Ihraam.
Return to Mina
September 2nd and 3rd: Return to Mina and Perform Jamarat then on 12th Transfer to Makkah. Continue to stay at Makkah hotel. You can go to the Haram on your own and make sure to perform Tawaf Alwadah before departing Makkah.
September 5th: Prepare for departure to Jeddah according to the schedule of your flight. Travel by bus to Jeddah airport. Take flight back to the U.S.