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From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

1. From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain. When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers). Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor. While gazing at the sunrise, snap awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast.  Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican. It is the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo. After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

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From Cairo‎: Overnight Trip to Saint Catherine Monastery

2. From Cairo‎: Overnight Trip to Saint Catherine Monastery

On the first day, meet your guide in your hotel lobby and then head to Saint Catherine. On the way, travel under the Suez Canal, a world-famous canal which runs between Africa and Asia. Pass by the Oyun Musa, or Moses Spring, where the prophet found sweet water during the exodus from Egypt. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and your own expense, and finally arrive at the Saint Catherine area. Check-in at the St. Catherine Plaza Hotel and rest for the evening, with dinner included. At 2:00 AM the following night, you will have an early start to begin your climb to Mount Sinai. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you start your climb on the mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments, accompanied by a local Bedouin guide. Once you descend, meet your guide who will give you a guided tour of Saint Catherine's Monastery. See the burning bush from Biblical lore. Afterwards, be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.

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South Sinai: Mt. Moses & St. Catherine's Overnight Trip

3. South Sinai: Mt. Moses & St. Catherine's Overnight Trip

Have the chance to watch a mesmerizing sunrise at 7,000-feet on Mount Moses. This overnight hike takes you on a tranquil journey under the stars to the place said to be where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Also visit the oldest continuously inhabited Christian monastery, St. Catherine's Monastery, on this trip. Meet your guide at your hotel and head to Mount Moses, whose summit serves as a sacred meeting point for the religions of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Arriving at the mountain, you'll start your journey to the top with an amazing tranquil hike under the stars. For those who do not want to climb, an option to ride a camel as an extra service to the summit is available. After the sunrise, descend down the mountain and head to St. Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural and scenic significance. The monastery is the oldest continuously inhabited Christian monastery, with a history that can be traced back over 17 centuries. At the conclusion of your remarkable trip, you will get dropped off at your hotel.

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Sharm-El-Sheikh: Monastery Visit, Hike & Optional Dahab

4. Sharm-El-Sheikh: Monastery Visit, Hike & Optional Dahab

Be picked up from your hotel in Sharm-El-Sheikh and travel comfortably in an air-conditioned bus to Mount Moses. Upon arrival, enjoy a hike to reach the peak of Mount Sinai, which is the sacred location where God gave 10 commandments to Prophet Moses. Marvel at the beauty of the sun rising, painting the sky saffron across the majestic mountain.  Climb down and enjoy your breakfast before moving on with the trip. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery where you can see old manuscripts and icons unearthed from the Vatican that are exhibited in the library.  Continue to Dahab mostly referred to as the "The Flower Power City" of the Red Sea. Shop to your heart's content while enjoying the beauty of the city. Enjoy a city tour to see the city's best spots. Unwind and relax with lunch in the city. Finish your day of exploration with drop-off back at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

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What people are saying about Mount Sinai

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 72 reviews

This tour was magical. The tour guides are incredible. They will pick you up & drop you off at your hotel. They will communicate with you throughout the trip. The tour guides & Bedouins will look after you. They are very kind & friendly. The trip is amazing: you will be picked up in the evening & it's three hours to the mountains in the bus then it's another three hours to walk or climb the mountain then you wait for the sunrise. It's magnificent even the walk in the night climbing the mountain: you will see the stars the moon & the whole galaxy. It it truly magical & beautiful!!!!

Un rêve devenu réalité. I did not expect such an experience, it was beyond expectation, truly amazing for religious and non religious people, the histoire of Mont Sinai is amazing. We had some little background and explanations. We had the chance to see the sunrise. Totally recommend this activity.

It was outstanding experience climbing on Mt. Moses and unbelievable view from the top. It requires some patient and will to climb up but every minutes of your efforts will be paid when you reach the top. Many thanks to our guide Oman and driver who made our travel comfortable.

You have to be fit and go up with a camel to the top is incredible, it is not worth doing it walking. Then going down is different. You have to do the 750 steps on foot, but it's worth it.

Great as described, everything fulfilled. A great natural spectacle.