Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery
- Start 22:30
- Run: Sun-Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri
- Pick up from Taba hotels or Taba border
- 12 hours
Travel at night to St. Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai. Climb the mountain in darkness to take in the stunning sunrise from the mountaintop before descending again to visit one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world, St. Catherine. Return to Taba after breakfast.
Will pick you up from your hotel in Taba by a private air-conditioned vehicle pm to drive to St. Catherine, it takes about 2:30 hours driving from Taba. Upon arrival, you will start climbing Moses Mountain around 2:00 am and getting down at 7:00 am. Then proceed to visit St Catherine monastry which was named after St. Catherine who lived in Alexandria during the persecution of Christians. She was tortured by the Romans for her loyalty to Christianity. Later on you will be driven back to your hotel in Taba. Visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world and also it's one of the oldest monasteries of Christianity. It’s located in heart of Sinai Peninsula at a height of 1570 meters in the place where according to the tradition Moses saw the bush on fire which didn’t burn up .The Monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery dates back to the age of the emperor Justinian 6th century. It was the same time of building enclosure wall surrounding the monastery right now but the monastery was named Saint Catherine at the beginning of the 11th century in honor of saint Catherine, one of the earliest Alexandria Christians martyrs. It contains several monuments like the burning bush seen by Moses, and the remarkable Icons Gallery
- Pick up services from your hotel in taba and return
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking guide
- Bedouin guide during climbing up the mountain
- Entrance fees to St. Catherine National park
- Bottled water on board the vehicle
- All taxes & service charges
- Museum room ticket
- Border tax
- Camel ride
- Any extras not mentioned in the Program
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The monastery closes every Sunday and is open from 09:00-11:30 on Fridays. On other days the monastery is open from 09:00 until noon. The monastery is closed during Christian Orthodox holidays. Please check with our office for trip availability.
Tour and Prices
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0 - 5.99 free of charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
It was a very good trip on quadbikes in taba and also a trip to Mount of Moses. Ahmed is a great guy that can help in everything.
The tours I did were very well planned, Ahmed was very nice and very helpful. I enjoyed every tour, I highly recommend this agency and if i go back to Egypt I would use this agency again
I was very enjoyed my trip to taba and especially trips arrangement with Mr. Ahmad official trips and I, personally, will re-trip once again with them next year. I would advise to deal with them
We have a lot of fun with them and spend lovely time, kids enjoyed the outings. We descovered taba a lot of places I'm taba, and it was so lovely.