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Old City Jerusalem

JERUSALEM          BETHLEHEM         HEBRON         Jericho        Amman       petra

Join Bayan President Jihad Turk on a
journey through the Holy Land this Fall. 

September 5 - 17, 2022       11 nights

Jerusalem is a world heritage city sacred to followers of the three faiths that view Abraham and his descendants as chosen messengers of God to the diverse inhabitants of the region over millennia. Our travels will enable us to explore historical and contemporary religious sites of importance to Muslims, Jews and Christians, explore the dynamics of Palestinian efforts for independence and self-determination vis a vis the founding of modern Israel, appreciate historical epochs of the early Muslim empire, the Crusades, Ottoman times, and more. We will also engage local Palestinian enterprises, before continuing on to Jordan, with a culminating highlight of a visit to Petra, the ancient Nabatean city.

Itinerary in the holy land

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Bayan has been offering faculty-led tours to world heritage destinations since 2017, with previous tours to Southern Spain, Malaysia & Singapore, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Now in 2022, we are excited to be able to renew our line-up of tours we had hoped to offer in 2020, but were interrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Our hope is that with appropriate precautions, we can once again venture forth and explore various regions of the globe and be enriched by new religious and cultural experiences.



Tours offered by Bayan cater to the diverse interests and needs of families, while offering an exceptional educational and cultural program. Each tour is led by one or more faculty members who provide daily background lectures and insights about the historical and contemporary contexts. Local guides are utilized as well at various points in time. The itinerary is crafted by experienced personnel to maximize your enjoyment and satisfaction. While the scheduled program is robust, ample time is provided to explore on your own, shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs, and enjoy some leisure activities. Bayan’s tour group size is generally kept to 20-30 participants.


All pricing is double-occupancy.


Adult                              $4,495

Additional Adult          $4.195

Minors (8-17)               $3,995


Single supplement:     $500

AIR and Land Package Inclusions

  • Round Trip International airfare from US gateways on Turkish Airlines

  • Airport transfers

  • 11 nights hotel (4*)

  • Ground transportation by private coach

  • Daily breakfast + 2 lunches

  • 2 water bottles/day

  • Internal flight from Khiva back to Tashkent

  • English speaking guide throughout the trip

  • Local licensed professional guides (7 days)

  • All entrance fees for sites

  • Gratuities for group transport, meals, activities



  • All meals except those specified above

  • Personal items

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Exit tax

  • Tourist visa (may or may not be required based on nationality)

  • Travel insurance

  • Covid test costs (if required for entry or return to country of origin)

tour highlights

Click on an image to see where we will visit.

Along with visiting these sites, we will encounter the people and make friendships, sample various cuisines, appreciate cultural programs, and enjoy the natural landscapes that we pass through.

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