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Damascus Spirituality: Four-day Journey through Islamic Faith.

Damascus: Sayyidah Zaynab Shrine.

Profile of Damascus Spirituality Trip: A Journey Through Islamic Faith.

  • Discover the legendary Cave of the Blood, nestled within majestic Mount Qassioun, and visit the Mohi al-Din Bin Arabi Mosque.
  • Explore Sayyidah Rouqiyeh Mosque, an important Shia pilgrimage site.
  • Marvel at the Mausoleum of Saladin and the magnificent Umayyad Mosque.
  • Wander through the vibrant Souq al-Hamidiyeh.
  • Pay respects at the resting place of Ḥujr Bin Adi and Sayyidah Zaynab Shrine.
  • Explore the Bab al-Saghir Cemetery, home to the tombs of prominent early Islamic figures.
  • Travel to the UNESCO-listed site of Bosra and explore historic Omari mosque and Monastery of Bahira.
  • Try a variety of Syrian dishes to truly experience the rich culinary heritage of the country.
  • Unwind in a traditional public bathhouse in Damascus in the captivating city of Damascus.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and embrace the genuine warmth and hospitality of the people you encounter in Damascus.

Itinerary of Damascus Spirituality Trip through Beirut Int’l Airport, Lebanon

 
Day 01: Beirut Int’l Airport – Damascus
  • Arrive at Beirut Int’l Airport, where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our professional representative. Begin your journey towards the captivating capital city of Damascus, Syria – a place renowned for its rich tapestry of religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage.
  • Along the way, take a break at a charming street café to refresh yourself before reaching the Lebanese-Syrian border crossing. After completing the necessary entry visa formalities, continue your voyage to Damascus, where you’ll be dropped off at the historic Bab Touma, the north-eastern gate of the old city.
  • Stroll along the ancient roadway to your boutique hotel, nestled in the heart of old Damascus, and settle in for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Damascus
  • Embark on a captivating journey through the rich cultural and religious tapestry of Damascus. Begin your adventure at the legendary Cave of the Blood, nestled within the majestic Mount Qassioun. According to revered legend, this is the site where Abel (Habil) was tragically slain by his brother Cain (Qabil), and the crimson stains of Abel’s blood have forever marked the mountainside. Ascend the graceful concrete steps to the mosque above, where 40 mihrab (prayer niches) line the walls, each facing the direction of worship.
  • Next, venture to the Mohi al-Din Bin Arabi Mosque, a fascinating place of worship in the northern Damascus district of al-Salhiyeh. This historic structure houses the tomb of the renowned Sufi mystic Ibn Arabi, who lived from 1165-1240 and found a haven for his teachings in the open-minded atmosphere of Damascus. Admire the captivating architectural blend of late Mamluk and early Ottoman styles.
  • Continue your journey to Sayyidah Rouqiyeh Mosque, a modern, Iranian-style sanctuary that serves as an important Shia pilgrimage site. Visitors come to pay respects at the tomb of Rouqiyeh, the daughter of Imam Hussein, the granddaughter of Imam Ali, and the great granddaughter of Prophet Mohammed.
  • Walk towards the Mausoleum of Saladin, the legendary leader who liberated Jerusalem from the Crusaders, and conclude your exploration at the Umayyad Mosque, one of the great architectural marvels of early Islam. This magnificent structure occupies a site that has housed sacred temples since the second millennium B.C.
  • No visit to Damascus would be complete without exploring the vibrant Souq al-Hamidiyeh, an ancient covered marketplace where the city’s rich cultural tapestry is on full display. Along the way back, pause for a moment of respite at the historic Al Nafoorah coffeehouse, where you can sip fragrant coffee and tea while watching the pulse of Damascene life unfold around you.
Day 03: Damascus
  • Begin your day by venturing to the resting place of Ḥujr Bin Adi bin Jabala al-Kindī, a devoted companion of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and one of the esteemed companions of Imam Ali. This noble and wise man from Kufa is honoured in this sacred site, where visitors can immerse themselves in the timeless teachings he championed.
  • Continue your pilgrimage to Sayyidah Zaynab shrine, the most important Shia site in Syria and a major destination for Shia Muslims across the Middle East. Located approximately ten kilometers southeast of Damascus, this revered sanctuary pays tribute to the daughter of Imam Hussein, the granddaughter of Imam Ali, and the great granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Venture next to the Bab al-Saghir Cemetery, where the tombs of numerous prominent figures from the early history of Islam can be found. The most renowned of these is the resting place of Sukayneh, the daughter of Imam Hussein, the granddaughter of Imam Ali, and the great granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad. Nearby, you will find the domed tomb believed to belong to Fatimeh, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Imam Ali. Just a short walk away, pay your respects at the tomb of Bilal Bin Rabah, one of the closest companions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Day 04: Damascus – Bosra – Beirut Int’l Airport
  • Travel south towards the UNESCO-listed site of Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia and an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca. Marvel at the magnificent 2nd-century Roman theater, explore the early Christian ruins, and wander through the mosques within the great walls of this historic city. Visit the Al-Omari Mosque, one of the oldest surviving mosques in Islamic history, and the Mabrak Mosque, which is said to mark the spot where the camel carrying the first copy of the Quran to Syria knelt to rest. Venture also to the Monastery of Bahira, the monk who is believed to have met the young Prophet Muhammad during his travels to Syria.
  • In the afternoon, travel to Beirut Int’l Airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to Syria with cherished memories of its rich history, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your journey to include Lebanon and Jordan alongside your visit to Syria.

Included:

  • Private round-trip transfer.
  • Syrian Land border security clearance.
  • Syrian tourist visa reference code (Entry visa approval).
  • 3 Overnights at a boutique hotel in the old town of Damascus.
  • Meal Plan: Breakfasts at the hotel.
  • Lunch box on day 4.
  • Professional English-speaking guide during the tours only.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Portage at the hotels.

Excluded:

  • Entry visa fees to Syria.
  • Any meals and drinks.
  • Any tipping.
  • Insurance of any kind.
Rate per person in single room, valid till end of Sep 2024, on the basis of:

1 Person

US$ 1143

Rate per person in sharing twin/DBL, valid till end of Sep 2024, on the basis of:

2 Persons

US$ 621

3 Persons

US$ 532

4 Persons

US$ 465

SGL Sup.

US$ 165

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Itinerary of Damascus Spirituality Trip through Amman, Jordan

 
Day 01: Amman – Damascus
  • Pick-up from your accommodation in Amman City Center to begin your journey towards the captivating capital city of Damascus, Syria – a place renowned for its rich tapestry of religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage.
  • Along the way, take a break at a charming street café to refresh yourself before reaching the Lebanese-Syrian border crossing. 
  • After completing the necessary entry visa formalities, continue your journey to the captivating capital city of Damascus, Syria. Known for its rich tapestry of religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage, Damascus offers a captivating experience for travelers.
  • Your drop-off point will be Bab Touma, the north-eastern gate associated with the old city’s Christian neighbourhood.
  • Stroll along the ancient roadway to a boutique hotel located in the heart of old Damascus for overnight stay.
Day 02: Damascus
  • Embark on a captivating journey through the rich cultural and religious tapestry of Damascus. Begin your adventure at the legendary Cave of the Blood, nestled within the majestic Mount Qassioun. According to revered legend, this is the site where Abel (Habil) was tragically slain by his brother Cain (Qabil), and the crimson stains of Abel’s blood have forever marked the mountainside. Ascend the graceful concrete steps to the mosque above, where 40 mihrab (prayer niches) line the walls, each facing the direction of worship.
  • Next, venture to the Mohi al-Din Bin Arabi Mosque, a fascinating place of worship in the northern Damascus district of al-Salhiyeh. This historic structure houses the tomb of the renowned Sufi mystic Ibn Arabi, who lived from 1165-1240 and found a haven for his teachings in the open-minded atmosphere of Damascus. Admire the captivating architectural blend of late Mamluk and early Ottoman styles.
  • Continue your journey to Sayyidah Rouqiyeh Mosque, a modern, Iranian-style sanctuary that serves as an important Shia pilgrimage site. Visitors come to pay respects at the tomb of Rouqiyeh, the daughter of Imam Hussein, the granddaughter of Imam Ali, and the great granddaughter of Prophet Mohammed.
  • Walk towards the Mausoleum of Saladin, the legendary leader who liberated Jerusalem from the Crusaders, and conclude your exploration at the Umayyad Mosque, one of the great architectural marvels of early Islam. This magnificent structure occupies a site that has housed sacred temples since the second millennium B.C.
  • No visit to Damascus would be complete without exploring the vibrant Souq al-Hamidiyeh, an ancient covered marketplace where the city’s rich cultural tapestry is on full display. Along the way back, pause for a moment of respite at the historic Al Nafoorah coffeehouse, where you can sip fragrant coffee and tea while watching the pulse of Damascene life unfold around you.
Day 03: Damascus
  • Begin your day by venturing to the resting place of Ḥujr Bin Adi bin Jabala al-Kindī, a devoted companion of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and one of the esteemed companions of Imam Ali. This noble and wise man from Kufa is honoured in this sacred site, where visitors can immerse themselves in the timeless teachings he championed.
  • Continue your pilgrimage to Sayyidah Zaynab shrine, the most important Shia site in Syria and a major destination for Shia Muslims across the Middle East. Located approximately ten kilometers southeast of Damascus, this revered sanctuary pays tribute to the daughter of Imam Hussein, the granddaughter of Imam Ali, and the great granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Venture next to the Bab al-Saghir Cemetery, where the tombs of numerous prominent figures from the early history of Islam can be found. The most renowned of these is the resting place of Sukayneh, the daughter of Imam Hussein, the granddaughter of Imam Ali, and the great granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad. Nearby, you will find the domed tomb believed to belong to Fatimeh, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Imam Ali. Just a short walk away, pay your respects at the tomb of Bilal Bin Rabah, one of the closest companions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Day 04: Damascus – Bosra – Amman
  • Travel south towards the UNESCO-listed site of Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia and an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca. Marvel at the magnificent 2nd-century Roman theater, explore the early Christian ruins, and wander through the mosques within the great walls of this historic city. Visit the Al-Omari Mosque, one of the oldest surviving mosques in Islamic history, and the Mabrak Mosque, which is said to mark the spot where the camel carrying the first copy of the Quran to Syria knelt to rest. Venture also to the Monastery of Bahira, the monk who is believed to have met the young Prophet Muhammad during his travels to Syria.
  • Travel to your accommodation in Amman city center, bidding farewell to Syria with cherished memories of its rich history, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality; or extend your journey to include Lebanon and Jordan alongside your visit to Syria.

Included:

  • Private round-trip transfer.
  • Syrian Land border security clearance.
  • Syrian tourist visa reference code (Entry visa approval).
  • 3 Overnights at a boutique hotel in the old town of Damascus.
  • Meal Plan: Breakfasts at the hotel.
  • Lunch box on day 4.
  • Professional English-speaking guide during the tours only.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Portage at the hotels.

Excluded:

  • Entry visa fees to Syria.
  • Any meals and drinks.
  • Any tipping.
  • Insurance of any kind.
Rate per person in single room, valid till end of Nov 2024, on the basis of:

1 Person

US$ 1365

Rate per person in sharing twin/DBL, valid till end of Nov 2024, on the basis of:

2 Persons

US$ 730

3 Persons

US$ 595

SGL Sup.

US$ 165

Discover the Beauty of Syria

Syria offers many amazing experiences for travelers. It has a rich history, vibrant cultures, bustling markets, beautiful places of worship, ancient cities, grand castles, stunning landscapes, delicious food, and friendly people.

Explore the lively marketplaces, where the air is filled with the aroma of spices and fresh bread.

Marvel at the impressive religious sites, which blend the past and present.

Uncover the secrets of historic cities that have stood the test of time. Admire the majestic splendour of centuries-old castles.

Feast your eyes on breathtaking mountains and deserts. And savour the delectable flavors of Syria’s renowned cuisine.

Most of all, it is the warm, welcoming spirit of the Syrian people that makes this Syria so special.

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