Posted on 06/11/2019
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Overnight Trip to Mount Sinai and St. Catherine Monastery from Cairo  

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Take an overnight trip from Cairo to explore two of Egypt’s most sacred Christian sites, those of St. Catherine Monastery and Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Watch the sunrise from the top of the mountain and descend to UNESCO-listed 6th-century monastery of St. Catherine’s to discover its unique historical and religious secrets.

DURATION: 2 days
MEETING POINT: Pick you up from your hotel
LANGUAGE/S: English, Arabic, French, German
STARTING TIME: 8.00 am
OPENING SEASONS: All-year-round, daily departures
WHO CAN COME: Tour is suitable for everyone. No wheel-chair accessible

What is included

✔ Pick up service from your hotel in Cairo & back
✔ Transfer to Catherine hotel and back by a private air-conditioned vehicle
✔ Accommodation in Catherine hotel for 01 night at 4-star Hotel on half board basis
✔ Multilingual Speaking guide
✔ Entrance fee to the monastery
✔ Bottled water during your trip
✔ Bedouin guide during climbing the mountain
✔ All taxes and service charges
✖ Drinks and extra meals

Highlights

◾ Treck the holy Mount of Sinai and watch a splendid sunrise from its top
◾ Visit St. Catherine’s Monastery and learn about sacred past
◾ Appreciate the beauty of the barren desert and the impressive rugged landscape around you

Description

Itinerary
Day 01: You will get picked up from your hotel at around 8.00 in the morning by a modern air-conditioned vehicle and head straight to Sinai on a drive of about 6 hours. On your arrival check in to your hotel and relax enjoying 4-star service and overnight stay. Lunch and Dinner are included.

Day 02: You will get up at 02:00 am for an early morning drive to Moses Mountain. Once at the foot of Sinai you will take a treck up to the top accompanied by a Bedouin guide. When you reach the top get amazed by a splendid sunrise before your easy descent to St, Catherine Monastery considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world.

The monastery was dedicated to one of Alexander’s rulers, St Catherine, who was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith. Spend some time in the monastery and learn about its sacred history and how it has survived until the present day with growing fame for its uniqueness and holiness.

You will be driven back to your hotel for your breakfast before your departure to Cairo.

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Country

  • Egypt