Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming

      Jeddah Saudi Arabia

      114 reviews
      Dec 20, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 27
      Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming
      Jeddah Saudi Arabia

      114 reviews

      Dec 20, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 27

      About this trip

      Join us as we embark on our very first Umrah Retreat! We invite you on this journey where we'll learn about the inner and outer dimensions of Umrah with Mustafa Briggs. We'll perform our Umrah together and apart. It will be an opportunity to connect to Allah, ourselves and fellow believers. We've curated an experience that combines a spiritual and adventurous journey and we hope that you benefit from it.

      Vuslat in Turkish means 'A union or a reunion after being apart for a long time with one's beloved'. We embark on this journey with the intention to ground our visions to Allah's throne and seek his Mercy. Toska in Russian means 'An immense ache for nothing and everything all at once. An anguish from the bottom of the heart'. This longing is connected to the distance we create between ourselves and our Creator, it is our intention, on this retreat, to bridge this gap within and traverse it with ease and grace.

      Most people visit Saudi Arabia to perform their Hajj and Umrah, not realizing the land is diverse, beautiful and full of surprises.  We invite you to explore parts unknown. We'll begin in Mecca, make our way to Jeddah, explore the desert and canyons of Al Ula and finish off in Madinah, the city of our Beloved Prophet (PBUH). 

      We'll pray, explore historical Jeddah, Mecca and Madinah, hike, bike, shop and stargaze You'll meet various locals and entrepreneurs who are doing wonderful things for the advancement of their communities. We've planned a few surprises that we won't share with you just yet.... Bismillah!

      Join us as we travel inwardly and outwardly, with heart open and spirit ready insh'Allah!

      Cancelation Policy & Terms + Conditions


      Burgundy Roots prides itself in unique and curated travel experiences. In order for us to fulfill our promise, we must pay our suppliers ahead of time. Please note that once your deposit is processed, it cannot be recuperated as our suppliers are paid upfront months ahead of time. Thank you for your understanding. Please read carefully through our cancellation policy and message us if you have any questions.

      Deposit/payment terms:  Please note that all deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits must be  received within the time specified at the time of booking in order to confirm your booking and avoid automatic cancellation. If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you may transfer the trip to a family member or friend. 

      Cancellation charges: 

      Please note that  deposits and payments are non-refundable.  In the event of a travel ban due to COVID-19 or any other unforeseen circumstances, retreat dates will be altered to a later date. No refunds will be granted. Discomfort/unease with regards to travel or quarantine upon return will not be considered. All payments are final and non-refundable.

      Final payment: 

      Final payments are due 80 days prior to the trip. Any cancellation made 80 days or more prior to the trip is subject to a 50% penalty (your card will be charged another 25% of the retreat fee). Any cancellation made 79 days or less prior to the trip is subject to full payment of the retreat fee.  


      It is incumbent upon each traveler to check the rules and regulations in regards to vaccination demands in each country. Each traveler must ensure that they meet the criteria upon entry, as no refund will be granted if one does not meet the criteria. You may sell your slot or send someone else on your behalf instead, however no refund nor credit will be granted. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        12 nights
      • Private transportation
      • Daily breakfast
      • Sights & attractions
      • Daily lectures
        Private classes with Mustafa Briggs
      • Tour guides
      • Personal photographer
      • Curated Itinerary
      • Umrah Preparation class
        Umrah preparation class on Zoom
      • Airfare
      • Remaining meals
      • Visa fees $150 USD
        Please note amount may increase or decrease depending on the Saudi government's rules & regulations
      • Covid tests
        Pre/post departure tests
      • Travel/Medical insurance
      • Extra activities
        Extra activities attached to attractions
      • Airport transfers
      • Extra meal package
        $400: Includes must try restaurants and experiences chosen by our team

      Available Packages

      Early Bird $3,975
      Sold Out
      Deposit: $1,000
      Fashionably late bird $4,275
      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options


      Day 1: Arrivals
      Arrivals & Orientation

      On arrival day, we'll keep it simple and low key. We'll begin with an orientation session at the hotel to prepare for our journey to Mecca. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and ice breaking games & activities to get to know each other better!

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      Burgundy Roots Retreats
      114 reviews
      Burgundy signals magnificence. It appeals to our inner regality, stirring us to reclaim our best selves. In this spirit we invite you to experience more than an “Escape”. This is a path to enriching yourself while giving back to local communities. This is a chance to ground yourself in a graceful adventure and, through it, discover universal roots.


      We had such an amazing time in Zanzibar! The team put so much thought into our hotels, food, and itinerary. Our private lunch outside and visits to local spots were things I treasured. I definitely recommend this trip for anyone wanting to see one of the most beautiful places on earth without the stress of planning.
      By Noor Jihan Abdul-Haqq for Roots in Zanzibar on May 25, 2023
      This trip was transformational in a lot of different ways for me and Burgundy Roots definitely contributed to that. BR curated the most amazing experiences in Saudi for us (on top of the homecoming trip to Makkah and Madina) and I was definitely meant to meet all the soulful people who joined too. It's a community with so much heart and so much soul because Wafa is all heart and soul and that came through during this retreat. Visiting Makkah and Madina was made even more special with guidance from Mustafa Briggs who shared many lessons to help us connect with our Deen and remind us of the reasons why we're there on a deeper level. I also found it beautiful that I got to experience my first umrah trip with other seekers and like-minded people from all over the world who are part of the ummah. This familial bond that we now have is forever inshaAllah. The tour guides in all the places we visited (Jeddah, Makkah, Madina, Al Ula) were exceptional. They were great storytellers and helped us make a profound connection to the places we visited. Wafa and the BR team did an incredible job curating the experience for us -- from places we stayed at to all the amazing food we had! ALL the meals we had throughout the trip were *chef's kiss* !! Burgundy Roots has truly been such an intentional space for those who seek Him and seek healing. I am so grateful, thank you so much.
      By Sarah Bagharib for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on Jan 11, 2023
      In my experience, most people (including myself) usually only visit Makkah and Medina when traveling to Saudi. I went on this retreat hoping for a healthy balance of spiritual enrichment and fun - the BR team did an amazing job of giving us just that. The fact that Wafa personally screens every person before allowing them to join shows how meticulously curated these retreats are. Our group was made up of easy going, like-minded people from all over. I can genuinely say that I have friends in different parts of the world because of this retreat. On the spiritual side, we were led by Mustafa Briggs - who walked us through the rituals of Umrah, broke down why we do them and gave the group daily lessons. I'd say Mustafa's presence and lessons were the key to making this trip as fulfilling as it was. Apart from being a great guy, his perspective on Islam is simple and clear. We also had a couple of local tour guides who talked us through the significance of some of the historical sites we visited. This also made every visit that much more spiritually/emotionally poignant. Outside of Makkah and Medina, we spent time in Jeddah and Al Ula. I don't think I could've had a better time or seen the country in a more fun, relaxed manner than I did with the group. We were able to try the food, hang out with locals and really experience the Saudi culture. The accommodations, experiences and excursions were all well thought out. Anyone who decides to go on a BR retreat will notice the attention to detail and thoughtfulness by which the itinerary was put together. Much love to Wafa for curating such a fun, unique, spiritually enriching trip.
      By Atif Malik for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on Jan 10, 2023
      Wafa & Burgundy Roots are doing important work, connecting the global ummah. My first umrah was so special not least because of the wonderful places we visited and the amazing food we had, but for so many other reasons also. Sites we visited came alive through the heartfelt and earnest retellings of their historical significance by the wonderful guides, the umrah experience itself was made even more meaningful because of the spiritual guidance and lessons taught that were timely and filled with so many important insights, and most gratifyingly, the whole experience was done so with an amazing collection of people coming from everywhere in the world who quickly became like family. If you’re considering doing your first umrah with Burgundy Roots, rest assured that you won’t find a better option elsewhere surely!
      By Sara Abdullah for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on Jan 08, 2023
      Firstly, I would like to thank Wafa and her whole team (Burghundy roots) for setting up this trip. The organization and coordination of activities was flawless. This journey was a great event for me, it allowed me to complete my Umrah while having wonderful people around me. (My sisters and brothers from all over the world ❤️❤️). It was an incredible experience to repeat again and again... Thank you Wafa 🤲🏾 it was fantastic.
      By Diamilatou Diallo for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on Jan 08, 2023
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      I traveled with Wafa to do the Umrah... That was such a good experience. This trip is definitely the best by far. She is so professional and a nice person. I definitely recommend it to everyone who wants an experience that could change their life in a good way, bring more love in their heart, a closer connection with God and the chance to meet extraordinary people.
      By Ibrahima W on 02 Jan, 2023
      I have been on two Burgundy roots trips so far and I must say, the itineraries are very well thought out. Wafa and her team pay attention to every detail and leave no stone unturned to ensure a truly unique, hands-off and stress-free experience for all attendees. You get to visit some hidden gems , spend time in nature, enjoy delicious food with amazing COMPANY and learn more about Islam while you’re at it. Such a beautiful, spiritually uplifting experience! BEST TRIP(S) EVER!
      By Rakiya O on 29 Aug, 2022
      Traveled with Burgundy Roots this summer to Jamaica and it was everything!!!! Wafa and her team were great! All the experiences and people I meet were a whole vibe. If you're thinking about traveling with them just do it, it will be so worth it.
      By Amy S on 10 Aug, 2022
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