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explore Palestine & Jordan


JERUSALEM          BETHLEHEM         HEBRON         Jericho        Amman       petra

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

With a $500 Deposit

February 6-18, 2023       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.

faculty guide

President Jihad Turk


Bayan’s President Jihad Turk will lead the tour as the primary faculty escort. As a Palestinian-American who has visited his ancestral homeland numerous times and led various interfaith groups on tours there, he is well-acquainted with the political and cultural dynamics of Palestine and Israel. As a U.S. interfaith leader who is fully-versed on the viewpoints held by various Muslims, Jews and Christians regarding the Holy Land, he facilitates meaningful and thought-provoking conversations to increase understanding, commitment to justice, and common ground. Given his experience in the region, he incorporates unique cultural experiences and opportunities to connect with local Palestinian families and leaders, enhancing the uniqueness of this tour.

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Itinerary in the holy land

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With a $500 Deposit


Bayan has been offering faculty-led tours to world heritage destinations since 2017, with previous tours to Southern Spain, Malaysia & Singapore, Uzbekistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina. 



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.

Tour Pricing 

All pricing is double-occupancy.



  • 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

  • English speaking guide throughout the trip

  • Local licensed professional guides (7 days)

  • All entrance fees for sites

  • Gratuities for group transport, meals, activities


* Land & Airfare Package only


  • Airfare (Unless Land & Airfare Package has been purchased)

  • 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)

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With a $500 Deposit

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tour highlights

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.

With a $500 Deposit

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