Tour Itineraries

Saudi Arabia & Mount Sinai Tour (3 days/4 nights)

Mt. Sinai

DaySites
Day 1Jabal-al-Lawz, Golden Calf Petroglyph, Graveyard, 12 Pillars
Day 2Palms Oasis/Moses’ Oasis, Magna, Tayeb ISM Valley/Elim
Day 3Al-bad, Shuayb Cave, Moses’ Well, Split Rock, The opposite site of Nuweiba, Stone Circle
Day 4Hiking to Elijah’s Cave Mt. Sinai, Move to Jordan Border

Day 1: TABUK Airport PICKUP AT 1:00 AM

  • Stay at Tabuk Irtiyad Hotel
  • Check out after breakfast at the hotel
  • Golden Calf Petroglyph (Exodus 32:21, Exodus 32:1–4)
    When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, the Israelites made Aaron to create an image of golden calf (Exodus 32). Surprisingly, all the above-mentioned traces are found in close vicinity to Mt. Jabal Maqla. The huge altar, where supposedly the image of golden calf was placed, cannot be missed. And on the stone of the altar are numerous petroglyphs, even including the one depicting the people holding a festival, dancing.
  • Graveyard (Exodus 32:28)
    3,000 or 23,000 Israelites were put to death as result of their idol worship and sexual immorality (Exodus 32:28, 1Corinthians 10:8). We cannot help but assume that those people who were dead could not be buried inside the campsite but in the large public graveyard outside. Penny and Jim Caldwell discovered the ancient graveyard approximately 9km away from Jabal Maqla Base.
  • The 12 Stone Altars In Front of Mt. Sinai (1Kings 18:31)
    These stones are considered to be the stone pillars built according to the twelve tribes of Israel (1Kings 18:31). The diameter of a pilar is 23.75”. Nine out of these twelve are standing at the site, but the remaining three have not been discovered. People wondered where these large white pieces of marble had come from. And 2.4km west of the foot of the mountain where the stone pillars were discovered, 2010m above the sea level, 460m elevated from the stone pillars were the traces of a quarry and enormous pieces of marble.

Day 2: Upon Breakfast at Hasko Hotel

  • Palms Oasis / Moses' Oasis
  • Magna (Magna Tabuk: Elim, Exodu 15:27)- PalmsOasis/Moses’ Oasis
    (Exodus 15:27) Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.
    Magna (Also called Makna) is an area along the coast of Aqaba in Saudi Arabia, which is on the Red Sea coast to the southwest of al-Bad. Local tradition also holds that "Bir al Saidni" located in the nearby coastal town of Magna as the very well from which Moses rolled away the stone to draw water for the flocks of Jethro's daughters.
  • Tayeb Ism Valley
    This incredible valley is one of the magical natural wonders of Saudi Arabia. Located a few hours away from Tabuk, Tayeb Esm is a 600-metre-high granite mass that falls into the Gulf of Aqaba.
  • Dinner and the night’s stay at Hasko Resort

Day 3: Upon Breakfast at Hasko Hotel

  • Elim (Al-Bad) (Exodus 2:15-16)
    The Israelites, after exodus and crossing the Red Sea, continued walking for three days. Yet they did not find water. They blamed it on Moses, but God had already prepared an amazing place called Elim, where there were 12 streams and 70 palm trees, 6 km away from the beginning point of Tayeb ESM Valley. Interestingly, the palm trees grow only in this region. The town of Al-Bad is within the traditional Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. Approximately two kilometers south of the town of al-Bad' are caves called by the local people "Magha'ir Shu'ayb" (the Caves of Jethro). Modern archaeologists hold that the caves are 1st century AD Nabatean tombs.
  • Shuayb Cave
  • Moses’ Well: (Exodus 2:15-16)
    This is the very well where Moses helped Jethro’s seven daughters from the hands of the local shepherds and drew water for their sheep (Exodus 2:15-16). Moses met Zippora, Jethro’s daughter in this place and married her. The town’s name is Al-Bad, but the local people testify that the old name for this place was Jethro, which was named after the person Jethro.
  • Split Rock (the rock at Rephidim, Exodus 17:6)
    For His people who were suffering from shortage of water, God allowed Moses to strike the rock water would gush out (Exodus 17:6). Rephidim, the giant rock splitted, is located in the Northwest of Jabal Maqla (Saudin name referring to Mt. Sinai). This split rock was discovered by Jim and Penny Caldwell in early 1990.
  • The opposite site of Nuweiba
  • Stone Circle
  • PCR Test
  • Check in at Irtiyad Resort and Rest
  • Seminar on Exodus 1

Day 3: Upon Breakfast at Irtiyad Hotel

  • Golden Calf Petroglyph (Exodus 32:21, Exodus 32:1–4)
    When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, the Israelites made Aaron to create an image of golden calf (Exodus 32). Surprisingly, all the above-mentioned traces are found in close vicinity to Mt. Jabal Maqla. The huge altar, where supposedly the image of golden calf was placed, cannot be missed. And on the stone of the altar are numerous petroglyphs, even including the one depicting the people holding a festival, dancing.
  • Graveyard (Exodus 32:28)
    3,000 or 23,000 Israelites were put to death as result of their idol worship and sexual immorality (Exodus 32:28, 1Corinthians 10:8). We cannot help but assume that those people who were dead could not be buried inside the campsite but in the large public graveyard outside. Penny and Jim Caldwell discovered the ancient graveyard approximately 9km away from Jabal Maqla Base.
  • The 12 Stone Altars In Front of Mt. Sinai (1Kings 18:31)
    These stones are considered to be the stone pillars built according to the twelve tribes of Israel (1Kings 18:31). The diameter of a pilar is 23.75”. Nine out of these twelve are standing at the site, but the remaining three have not been discovered. People wondered where these large white pieces of marble had come from. And 2.4km west of the foot of the mountain where the stone pillars were discovered, 2010m above the sea level, 460m elevated from the stone pillars were the traces of a quarry and enormous pieces of marble.
  • Stay at Irtiyad Hotel

Day 4:

  • Mt. Sinai (Jabel al Lawz/Jabal Maqla): (Exodus 19:17,18)
    Mount Sinai is a holy place where God came, the location that served as the most solemn scene of all, in which God chose to give His Ten Commandments to His people. God came down in the midst of fire, and the entire mountain was filed with smoke. The top of Jabal Maqla in Saudi Arabia has clear marks of being scorched. As you gaze at the scorched mountain top, it will be a precious moment to imagine how the Israelites might have felt as God spoke through the fire.
  • Elijah’s Cave(1Kings 19:9)
    1Kings 19:9 describes God coming to meet Elijah as he was hiding in a cave of Mt. Horeb from Jezebel. Elijah’s cave is located at the second highest peak of Jabal al-Maqla. The altitude of the top of the mountain is 2,284m, and the cave itself is located at the altitude of 1,866m.
  • Lunch
  • Move to Haql Jordan Border

Jordan & Petra Tour (4 days/5 nights)

DaySites
Day 1Arrival at Jordan
Day 2Sunday Worship, Wadi Rum Jeep Tour
Day 3Petra (Bab As-Siq, Al-Khazneh Temple, Watch Mt. Hor, Roman Amphitheatre, Royal Tombs, Nabateans Ruins), Zered Valley, Arnon Valley, Dead Sea
Day 4Jesus’ Baptism location, Mt. Nebo, Madaba (Mosaic Bible map), Maine Hot Springs after Heshbon Castle Tour
Day 5Visit Jabbok River, Jerash Roman ruins, go to AMM Airport, depart Jordan

Day 1: Entry from Saudi

  • Entry Process, After meeting with Guide in the Bus, Pass by the Red Sea shore, Move to Wadi Rum and Stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: AFTER BREAKFAST AT HOTEL

  • Sunday Worship
  • Wadi Rum Jeep Tour
    Wadi Rum is one of the great Middle Eastern wildernesses. Over the years it has provided a refuge to the hardy Bedouin who knew how to survive and thrive in its arid landscape. Many of Lawrence of Arabia's exploits unfolded here and more recently the harsh backdrop of fissured rock and red sand has doubled up as the surface of Mars in several films.
  • Stay at Wadi Rum Deluxe Camp

Day 3: AFTER BREAKFAST AT HOTEL, PILGRIMAGE TO:

  • Petra (Bab As-Siq) (Isaiah 16:1)
    Hebrew name for Petra is Sela (Isaiah 16:1) which means “Rock,” and it thrived as the capital city of Nabataean Kingdom, which fell by the Roman Empire in A.D. 106.
    Petra  is an ancient city of Jordan filled with many famous historical sites such as like Al-Khazneh, Mount Hor, Roman Amphitheatre, and Royal Tombs.
  • Al-Khazneh
    Al-Khazneh(Arabic: الخزنة‎; "The Treasury") is one of the most elaborate temples in Petra, built with the Greek architectural style, reaching the height of 25m.  Due to the spread rumor that a Pharaoh’s treasures are underneath it, it was named “The Treasury.”
  • Mount Hor (Numbers 20:27)
    Mount Hor is a place where Aaron, brother of Moses died. Aaron died at this mountain by God’s command, and his ephod was passed on to Eleazer. Tzhe Israelites mourned for 30 days for his death.
  • Royal Tombs (Nabataeans Ruins)
    Royal Tombs that took its name from the rich decoration is very ornate and is like a treasure. This tomb is built high on the mountain side, to reach them you have to climb a stairway that leads to the famous Urn Tomb, which was used as a place of worship during the Byzantine Empire.
    The Royal Tombs of Petra consist of four distinct tombs: The Urn Tomb, the Silk Tomb, the Corinthian Tomb, and the Palace Tomb. It overlooks the main walkway of Petra.
  • Lunch
  • The Arnon Valley (Wadi Mujib; Deuteronomy 3:16)
    Wadi Mujib, which is also "almost certainly" the biblical Arnon Stream, is the border between Moabites and the Amorites the Israelites encountered during Exodus. The Scripture mentioned Arnon several times.
  • Stop by Zered Valley and Arnon Valley, and continue on to the Dead Sea
  • Check in at the Dead Sea Hotel and Rest
  • Seminar on Exodus 2

Day 4: After breakfast at Hotel,

  • Jesus’ Baptism Place at Bethany
  • Mt. Nebo: Moses Memorial Church (Deuteronomy 34:1-8)
    Location where Moses died. The great cathedral constructed in 4thCentury for commemorating Moses’ death was excavated. It was renovated in 531 A.D. In one of the rooms was found a Mosaic artwork depicting a country life landscape and hunting.St. George Church of Madaba has the world’s oldest Mosaic Bible map. This map is thought to have been made between late 400s to early 500s, for the purpose of teaching the believers. The original was probably 16m X 6m, but only one third of it remains today.
  • Madaba: Mosaic Bible Map
  • Move to Amman. Stay at a hotel.

Day 5: After breakfast at the hotel,

  • Watch River Jabbok
  • Visit Jerash Roman Ruins
  • Roman Amphitheatre
    The Roman Amphitheatre is a popular tour site of Amman the Capital City of Jordan. It is a theatre from the 2nd C. with 6000 seats.
  • Move to the airport and depart

Dubai Tour (3 days/4 nights)

Petra
DaySites
Day 1Arrival at Dubai
Day 2Dubai Mall, View at the Palm, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Museum (Bible Manuscripts) tour
Day 3Bastakia (Traditional Village), Spice Market, Dubai Marina, Private Yacht Tour, Traditional Market,
Water show
Day 4Departure from Dubai to USA

Day 1: upon entry into dubai international airport

  • Move to a hotel, check in and rest

Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel

  • Jumeirah Beach (View Burj Al Arab)
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah Mall Tour
  • Dubai Museum (Bible Manuscripts) tour
  • Move to the hotel and rest
  • Seminar on the 4th Industrial Revolution (Ken An)

Day 3: after breakfast at the hotel

  • Bastakia (Village) tour
  • Abra experience/ Spice Market tour
  • Lunch
  • Dubai Mall (Burj Khalifa Tour)
  • Dubai Marina Yacht Tour (Dubai Skyline oceanview)
  • Dinner
  • Dubai Mall Fountain Show tour

Day 4: After checking out from the hotel

  • Move to Duba Airport and Depart

Items to Prepare for Pilgrimage Tour

Documents/ Smartphone App

  1. Passport and ID (Green Card for permanent residents)
  2. A Proof of Vaccination: For timely processing, please download your vaccination QR code on your smartphone beforehand. It is advised that you carry a printed QR code in case of poor or no internet connection at the entry point.
    The link for residents of California to download their QR code:
    https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
  3. PCR Test Result (with Date and Time, Needs to be within the 72 hours from the point of entry)
  4. Tawakkalna App download and Registration (https://ta.sdaia.gov.sa/en/)
  5. Online Vaccine Registration for Saudi
    (https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home)
  6. TRAVEL TO JORDAN DECLARATION FORM
    (https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/landplatform)
    * You can see the sample here

General Items Check List

  1. A luggage (Within 30kg, including clothes and toiletries)
  2. A jacket
  3. A traveller size hotpack (Amazon link)
  4. A pair of hiking shoes (for hiking in the Elijah’s cave at Mount Sinai)
  5. A swimsuit (Dead Sea Resort)
  6. Cash for tipping the hotels ($1/ day)
  7. Travellers Universal Power Adapter (Amazon link)

Registration