Deluxe Package 2 Itinerary
Tentative departure from the US (IAD) July 15th or 16th, 2020 (other gateways available)
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 Concord Taiba/Alharam Hotel, walking distance to Haram (Jul 16th – Jul 26th ) ) (25th Dhul Qadah– 5th Zul Hijjah).
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 Ihram and prepare for your trip to Makkah in an air-conditioned bus. The group will then stop at the Miqat Zul Hulifa where you can make your proper intention for Umrah and Hajj. Travel by air-conditioned bus from Madinah to Makkah on July 26th.
Upon arrival at apartment building or similar, you will perform your Umrah, 9 nights (Jul 26th – Aug 5/6th) (5th – 15th Dhul Hijja)
Days of Hajj- Transfer to Mina
Jul 29th AM, 9th Dhul Hijja: Transfer to Mina to North American tents
Air-conditioned tents and sofa beds will be provided. Full access to your rooms 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). Food will not be available at the hotel during Hajj
Days of Hajj- Arafah Day
Jul 30th: Travel by bus to Arafah tents.
After Maghrib Athan you will be transferred from Arafah to Muzdalifa, where you will pray Maghrib and Isha. You will also collect the pebbles for Jamarat in Muzdalifa. We will depart from Muzdalifa after the Fajr Salah.
Eid Day: The Days of Tashreeq
Jul 31st: Return back to Mina 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 and return to Hotel/Apt 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
Aug 1st and Aug 2nd: Return to Mina and Perform Jamarat then on 12th Dhul Hijja, Transfer to Makkah. Continue to stay at Makkah Apartment Building away from Haram. You can go to the Haram on your own and make sure to perform Tawaf Alwadah before departing Makkah.
Aug 9th or 10th: 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. Hotel Check out is on Aug 9th/ 10th.
Check to Makkah Hotel
Check in to 5 star hotel in Makkah close to Haram, Double Tree by Hilton or similar, Stay in Makkah till departure day, check out from Hotel on 20th of Dhul Hijjah