Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine’s Monastery Trip from Dahab 

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

The Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine's Monastery trip from Dahab is a popular excursion for travelers seeking a unique cultural and spiritual experience in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Embark on a captivating journey to witness the mesmerizing Mount Sinai sunrise and explore the historic St. Catherine’s Monastery with our guided trip from Dahab. Experience breathtaking views, learn about ancient history, and immerse yourself in the spiritual significance of these iconic destinations. Book your unforgettable adventure today.

The Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine’s Monastery trip from Dahab is indeed a highly sought-after excursion for travelers looking to immerse themselves in Egypt’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage in the Sinai Peninsula. This tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the stunning sunrise atop Mount Sinai, one of the most sacred mountains in the world.

Starting from Dahab, you will embark on a journey to Mount Sinai, where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments. As you ascend the mountain in the early hours of the morning, guided by experienced local tour guides, you will be able to witness the breathtaking sunrise from its summit. The panoramic views from this vantage point are truly awe-inspiring and provide a sense of serenity and tranquility.

After descending Mount Sinai, the excursion continues to St. Catherine’s Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back over 1,400 years. This ancient monastery is home to a rich collection of religious artifacts, manuscripts, and icons, making it an important pilgrimage site for Christians worldwide. Exploring its historic grounds and visiting the famous Burning Bush are experiences that shouldn’t be missed.

Throughout this excursion, you will have ample opportunities to learn about the region’s history, culture, and religious significance from knowledgeable guides who can provide valuable insights into these sacred sites. It is advisable to bring comfortable shoes, warm clothing for the early morning ascent, and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and moments of reflection.

Overall, the Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine’s Monastery trip from Dahab promises an unforgettable journey that combines natural beauty, spiritual enlightenment, and cultural discovery.

So why wait? Book your Adventure today and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

Price Includes

  • Pick up service from and to any location in Dahab
  • 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 Dahab, 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


The journey begins in the evening at 23:00 as we make our way to the monastery and mountain. After a two-hour drive, we arrive at our destination. At 01:00, accompanied by our guide, we commence the ascent of the mountain.

You can have the pleasure of stargazing while you wait for the sunrise. The journey up the mountain takes approximately two and a half hours in each direction. Once you reach the top, you can witness a magnificent early sunrise over the monastery before descending back down the mountain.

St. Catherine's Monastery

Once the sun rises, it’s time to descend from the mountain and visit the renowned St. Catherine Monastery. Not only is this monastery highly regarded worldwide, but it also holds the distinction of being one of Christianity’s oldest monastic establishments.

The renowned location, situated in the heart of the Sinai Peninsula at an elevation of 1570 meters, holds deep historical and religious significance. According to tradition, this is the very place where Moses witnessed a miraculous sight – a bush engulfed in flames that did not consume it.

The Monastery is an Orthodox religious site that holds great historical significance. It has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, emphasizing its cultural importance. The origins of the monastery can be traced back to the 6th century, during the reign of Emperor Justinian.

Currently, an enclosure wall is being constructed around the monastery, which was initially named Saint Catherine in the early 11th century. This name was chosen as a tribute to Saint Catherine, who was one of the earliest Christian martyrs in Alexandria.

After your day of exploring, you can conveniently return to your hotel in Dahab.

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 Dahab?

The Mount Sinai Sunrise and St. Catherine’s Monastery Trip from Dahab 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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