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Damascus— 10 nights
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.Go for a jaunt from Damascus to Saydnaya to see Cherubim Patriarchal Monastery about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umayyad Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), and admire the landmark architecture of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum.
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If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Damascus International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Damascus are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sat).
Things to do in Damascus
Maaloula, Moses Cave, Cherubim Patriarchal Monastery
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