Mount Sinai Climb and St Catherine Monastery from Sharm El Sheikh

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  • 18 Hours
  • Max Guests : 14
  • Runs Every Day

Explore Mount Sinai Climb and St. Catherine Monastery from Sharm El Sheikh

Embark on a captivating journey with a Mount Sinai climb and visit the historic St. Catherine Monastery from Sharm El Sheikh. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, delve into ancient history, and witness remarkable cultural heritage. Book your unforgettable experience today.

Price Includes

  • Pick up service from and to any location in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Bedouin Guide during climbing up the mountain
  • Bottle Of Water
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to St. Catherine National Park
  • English speaking tour guide

Price Excludes

  • Personal Items
  • Tipping

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

End Point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We will be meeting the guest at any location in Sharm El Sheikh, our driver and the tour guide will come to your place and pick you up.

Tour Highlights

  • Tour led by a qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hike to the summit of Mount Sinai and tour St. Catherine’s Church
  • Entrance fees and breakfast included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off in Dahab included

What To Expect

Sinai

This excursion offers a guided bus tour to the renowned Moses Mountain, the sacred site where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments. The tour will begin in the late evening, with a comfortable pickup from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. You will then be transferred for approximately three hours to reach Moses Mountain.

Mount Sinai

You will begin your ascent of the mountain at 02:00 am, under the guidance of our experienced guide. The hike will last for 3 hours and will take you 2, 285m up. There is a longer trail option available that consists of 700 steps leading to the summit, where you can witness a stunning sunrise and enjoy an incredible view. If hiking is not feasible for you, there is an alternative option of a camel ride that will transport you directly to the starting point of the steps. After sunrise, you will descend and return to Sharm El Sheikh by vehicle.

St. Catherine's Monastery

Upon descending from Mount Sinai, you will be greeted by your guide at the monastery gate. From there, you will have the opportunity to explore notable sites such as the Transfiguration Church, the Burning Bush, and the Prophet Moses’ Well. Subsequently, transportation will be arranged for your return to your hotel in Sharm.

Tour Map

Things To Carry

  • Cotton clothes in Summer
  • Camera
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses
  • Passport and tickets
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable Shoes

Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine’s Monastery Trip from Dahab

1. What is the Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine's Monastery Trip from Sharm El Sheikh?

 Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine’s Monastery Trip from Sharm El Sheikh is a guided excursion that takes you on a memorable journey to witness the breathtaking sunrise from the summit of Mount Sinai and explore the historic St. Catherine’s Monastery, located at the foot of the mountain.

2. How long is the trip?

The trip usually starts in the late evening, with transportation from Dahab to Mount Sinai. The hike to the summit typically takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the pace of the group. After witnessing the sunrise, there is an opportunity to explore St. Catherine’s Monastery before returning to Dahab in the afternoon. The entire trip usually lasts around 12-18 hours.

3. What can I expect during the hike to Mount Sinai?

The hike to the summit of Mount Sinai is a challenging but rewarding experience. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring warm clothing, as temperatures can be cold, especially during the early morning hours. The trail is well-marked and there are rest stops along the way. It is important to pace yourself and take breaks as needed.

4. Can I witness the sunrise without hiking to the summit?

Yes, there is an option to take a camel ride or use a cable car to reach a point near the summit, from where you can still enjoy a beautiful sunrise. However, keep in mind that hiking to the summit offers a more immersive experience and a greater sense of accomplishment.

5. Is there an age restriction for the quad biking tour?

Age restrictions for quad biking tours may vary between tour operators. Some may allow participants as young as 16 years old, while others may have a minimum age requirement of 18. It’s important to check with the tour operator regarding age restrictions and any specific requirements for participants.

6. What can I expect at St. Catherine's Monastery?

St. Catherine’s Monastery is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside the monastery, you can explore the ancient library, see well-preserved religious artifacts, and visit the iconic Burning Bush. Please note that modest attire is required when visiting the monastery.

 

7. Is the trip suitable for everyone?

The Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine’s Monastery Trip is suitable for most people, but it does involve a moderate level of physical activity. The hike to the summit of Mount Sinai can be challenging, especially for those with mobility issues or health concerns. It is important to consult with your tour operator and assess your own fitness level before deciding to participate.

8. What should I bring on the trip?

It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing, a flashlight, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. It is also advisable to bring some snacks or energy bars for the hike.

9. Can I take photographs during the trip?

Photography is generally allowed during the trip, but it is important to respect any restrictions or guidelines provided by the tour guide or within the monastery itself.

Children Policy

0 – 4 free of charge
4 – 9 pay 50% of tour price
10+ pay full tour price as per adult person

Tour Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. Or credit or debit card ( with 3% processing fee ) the prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible.

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