Philippine-Based - USD 3,745 (Payable in seven monthly installments)
US-Based - USD 2,130
* July 15, 2013 - USD 300 (non-refundable)
* Aug 15, 2013 - USD 575
* Sept 15, 2013 - USD 575
* Oct 15, 2013 - USD 575
* Nov 15, 2013 - USD 575
* Dec 15, 2013 - USD 575
* Jan 5, 2014 - USD 570 + Php 3,500
1. Emchester Travel and Tours Stop & Margarette Tours assistance for group check in
2. Special airline counter upon check-in
3. Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
4. 11 Overnights on the following hotels:
2 nights Days Inn Hotel in Amman
3 nights C-Boutique Hotel in Tiberias
3 nights Jerusalem Gate Hotel in Jerusalem
1 night St. Catherine-Morgen Land
2 nights Cairo-Pyramid Hotel or Barcelo
5. All tours and transfers in modern airconditioned coach
6. English-speaking guide
7. Meals: hotel buffet breakfast and dinners
8. Entrance fees to sites as per program
9. Welcome kit
10. Accommodation based on twin sharing
11. Economy class roundtrip tickets
12. Airline taxes
13. Philippine travel tax
15. Terminal fees
16. Egypt visa fees
17. Travel insurance
18. Jordan entry visa
1. Personal extras
4. Terminal fee
DAY 1- FEBRUARY 1, 2014
Assemble Manila at for group check in.
DAY 2 - FEBRUARY 2, 2014 ARRIVE AMMAN AT 10:35AM
EK 335 MANILA/DUBAI 0020 0535 - EK 901 DUBAi- AMMAN 0755 1035
Arrive Queen Alia Airport. After immigration and customs formalities, proceed to Mount Nebo.
Mount Nebo the final chapter of Deuteronomy. Mount Nebo is where the Hebrew prophet Moses was given a view of the Promised Land that God was giving to the Hebrews. "And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho" (Deuteronomy 34:1).
Mukawir - on top of a 700-meter high hill 38 miles (61km) from Amman, can be found the ruins of the Machaerus fortress, which belonged to Herod the Great. It is said that here Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, presented Salome with the head of John the Baptist. (B/D)
DAY 3 - FEBRUARY 3, 2014 PETRA
After breakfast, proceed to Petra. “Petra is prepared by God for the Jewish people. It is often called the “the Rose Red City”. A unique city, it is carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago . Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80m high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colours and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq, you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury). This is an awe-inspiring experience. A massive façade, 30m wide and 43m high, carved out of sheer, dusky pink rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of an important Nabataean king and represents the engineering genius of these ancient people.
Return to Amman. (B/D)
Early morning breakfast then cross the border of Allen by Bridge to Israel. Meet your local guide and head for Jericho, “the world's oldest city," conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:20). View the “Mount of Temptation.” As recorded in the Gospels of Matthew (4:1-11) and Luke (4:1-13) — and fleetingly in Mark (1:12-13) — the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert. While He fasted, the devil tempted Him three times to prove His divinity by demonstrating His supernatural powers. Each time, Jesus rebuffed the tempter with a quotation from the Book of Deuteronomy. Then the devil left and angels brought food to Jesus, who was famished. The Mount of Temptation is about 5km northwest of the West Bank city of Jericho by a 5 minute cable car ride from Tel Jericho.
Megiddo - (1 Kings 9:15), The Armageddon of the Book of Revelation. The last battle between good and evil. Where you will find a fascinating (tel) hill comprising 26 ancient civilizations superimposed on one another, overlooking the Valley of Jezreel, also known as the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16).
Yardenit for your baptismal vows. Leave for Cana, to renew marriage vows at the Church of the First Miracle. On to Nazareth, the place where Jesus spent His childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation / St. Joseph's Church. (B,D)
DAY 5 - FEBRUARY 5, 2014 CANA/NAZARETH/MT. TABOR
After breakfast, proceed to Cana, the site of Jesus' first miracle, the transformation of water into wine at the wedding feast. Nazareth located in the heart of undulating valley where Jesus spent His boyhood and lived with Mary and Joseph. Mt Tabor, “the high mountain” Jesus ascended and before the eyes of Peter, James and John, underwent the transfiguration. (B/D)
DAY 6 - FEBRUARY 6, 2014 CAPERNAUM - SEA of GALILEE - Mt. of BEATITUDES
After breakfast, proceed to the Mt. of Beatitudes. This hill at the northwestern point of the Sea of Galilee is where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Then on to Yardenit, baptism site. Next stop is Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes (Luke 9:10-17) and visit the chapel that commemorates where Jesus instructed Peter to “feed my sheep” (John 21:15-17). Nof Ginnosar to see the 2000 year old “Jesus Boat” unearthed from the Sea of Galilee. Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived during His Galilee ministry (Matthew 4:13, Mark 3:1). St Peters Primacy, to take a closer look at Jesus' Ministry along the Sea of Galilee. Boat ride- enjoy the boat ride in the Sea of Galilee (B,D).
Ein Karem, meaning “the spring in the vineyard.” Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, inside is the Crypt of the Benedictus. Outside, you will find translations in several languages. Proceed to the Church of the Magnificat/Bethlehem/Shepherd's Field /Basilica of the Nativity. Mass at St. Catherine Church. See the Chapel of St. Jerome. Jerusalm Gate hotel. (B,D)
DAY 8 - FEBRUARY 8, 2014 - JERUSALEM
Visit the Church of Pater Noster / Church of the Ascension. Walk through the Palm Sunday Road / Church of All Nations or Church of the Agony / Garden of Gethsemane /Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, originally the house of Caiphas. Jerusalem Gate Hotel. (B,D)
DAY 9 - FEBRUARY 9, 2014 - JERUSALEM
Enter the old city of Jerusalem through St. Stephen's Gate or the Lion's Gate. Visit the Church of St. Anne / Pool of Bethesda / Via Dolorosa (14-Stations of the Cross) / Church of the Holy Sepulcher / Church of the Dormition Abbey / Cenaculum or the Upper Room / Old City of Jerusalem / Wailing Wall also known as the Western wall Jerusalem Gate Hotel. (B,D).
DAY 10 - FEBRUARY 10, 2014 - JERUSALEM to St. CATHERINE
Early morning breakfast at 0600am, Drive from Jerusalem to Taba then to St. Catherine. (B,D).
At 2am, in the morning climb the mountain of Moses then back to your hotel for breakfast then we visit the monastery of St. Catherine and drive to Cairo to your hotel for dinner .(B,D)
DAY 12- FEBRUARY 12,2014 – CAIRO
After breakfast, start full day of sightseeing. Visit the Egyptian Museum, where you will find artifacts, relics, statues and jewelry from all of the Pharaohs that reign are also included. The Great Pyramids, which was constructed over 4,500 years ago and show us the power and wealth of the Pharaoh in the Old Kingdom and Sphinx of Giza, which was believed to be the form of a Sun God and was worshipped in ancient days, Old Cairo including Church of Abu Serga, this is where the Holy Family hide, St. Sergius Church and the Khan El Kahlili Bazaar. Back to the hotel for dinner. (B,D)
DAY 13- FEBRUARY 13,2014 – CAIRO/MANILA
Breakfast. Free Time. Transfer to Cairo Airport for our flight to Manila.
EK 924 CAIRO/DUBAI 1900 0030+1
DAY 14- FEBRUARY 14,2014 – Arrive Manila
EK 332 DUBAI/MANILA 0400 1600