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1 Night 3 Days Mount Sinai, St Catherine’s Monastery and Sharm El Sheik from Cairo

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Duration

3 Days 1 Night

Cancellation

Up to 2 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

An unforgettable trip for adventurers! If you wish to get the most of your Egyptian adventure, then this trip is for you! Not for the lighthearted, this tour will open your eyes to what Egypt has to offer away from the bustling cities. A journey to the East of Egypt and travelling into the biblical era as well as a modern insight into a stunning beach resort.
For people wishing to explore and be very active along with relaxation, this is a combined experience to witness many important attractions.
Built between 545 and 565BC, the magnificent 6th century sacred Saint Catherine’s Monastery on the Sinai peninsular is a wonder of religious historical buildings. Located at the base of Mount Sinai (known as Moses Mountain), and close to the town of St Catherine, the walled monastery is a work of art.
It is a Unesco world heritage site with an abundance of pilgrim visitors seeking Christian religious sites worldwide. The monastery was named after Catherine of Alexander and is a Greek Orthodox church and is also the oldest working monastery in the world.
The monastery hosts an array of rooms and places of interest including its own ancient library, beautiful displays of art, along with other fascinating historical facts from the past.
Passing through the pretty town of Dahab surrounded by stunning mountain views is a plus on this relaxing and informative day out in ancient Egypt.
The most exciting biblical exploration of the Moses Mountain on the Sinai peninsular. At the very top of this breathtaking mountain, was the place that it was said Moses stood and was given the ten commandments from God while he looked across at the promised land.
This holy place and Moses is mentioned not only in the Bible, but mentioned also in the Torah and the Qur’an. The best time to experience the incredible views and feel the importance of this historical mountain is to witness the sunrise to capture everything that it stands for.  Be prepared to get some sleep during the afternoon and early evening in order to fulfil this epic adventure.  The average climb can take anywhere between 2 to 3 hours to reach the summit at a height of Mount Sinai, 2,285 metres and approximately 750 steps with a much quicker descent returning to base.
Sharm El Sheik is known for its upmarket modern resorts and hotels with beautiful beaches, scenery and diving activities wit close by coral islands. A perfect place for relaxation whilst enjoying the sunny climate, shopping, restaurants and more.

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What you will do

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Day 1:


Early a.m. start with a breakfast box from your hotel in Cairo. You will be greeted by your guide and transferred to an air conditioned vehicle for your drive to the Sinai peninsular.
A rest stop along the way before arriving at the ancient Saint Catherine’s Monastery next to Mount Sinai. Enjoy a full insight into the history of Saint Catherine who became a martyr after she was executed by the Emperor Maxentius. A two hour tour of the Monastery with your guide, then free time to explore the Museum (optional ticket) before returning to your vehicle for a drive to Dahab.
On arrival in Dahab, lunch will be served at a local restaurant while admiring the surrounding mountain and desert views.
Next, you will be driven to your hotel in Sharm El Sheik for an overnight stay.
Overnight in Sharm El Sheik with dinner and breakfast.

Day 2:


After breakfast in the hotel, you will have free time through the day to relax with a choice of hotel pool, beaches, shopping or an optional tour offering diving and snorkelling, boat trips
and more. Time to treat yourself to lunch at a local restaurant.
In the evening, time for an early dinner before being collected by your guide to be transferred in your vehicle around 9pm for the road trip to Moses Mountain.
Early dinner at your hotel then check out for pick up around 9pm. Your Guide will accompany you on an air conditioned bus for the drive to Moses Mountain.
On arrival your guide will help you prepare for your climb to the summit with an experienced climbing guide. During the climb you will have spectacular views of the night sky. On arrival at the summit you will have time to rest and take in the surrounding views of the mountains and countryside before watching the highlight of the climb when the sun rises above the whole region to give a breath taking view. The time of the sun rise will depend of the time of year you are on the Sinai Peninsular. Imagine you were Moses looking across to the promised land as described in the holy scriptures.
Once you have descended the mountain and arrived back at base, you will be taken for a well needed breakfast at a local restaurant.
Breakfast included at a local restaurant. Following this, you will be driven back to Cairo to your hotel with a rest stop on route and ample time to sleep while travelling.
Arrival back in Cairo early afternoon with time to go for lunch with the afternoon free for any optional tours or relaxation.
Cairo Hotel and dinner.

Extra Information for Moses Mountain:


Depending on the time of year, it is important to take warm clothing as it can get cold at the summit whilst awaiting the sunrise.
Bottled water is a must for the climb.
Not suitable for clients with any overriding health conditions and/or walking difficulties.
Comfortable and suitable footwear and clothing for hiking.
Not suitable for children.

Included/Excluded

  • All transfers to and from Cairo and Sharm El Sheik
  • Air conditioned Vehicle with bottled water
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Breakfast box from the Hotel in Cairo
  • 1 night stay at hotel in Sharm El Sheik
  • Breakfast and dinner at hotel in Sharm El Sheik
  • breakfast near St Catherine’s Monastery (day 3)
  • Entry fees included in the tour
  • All Taxes and service charges
  • Additional tours not included in the programme
  • Tipping for Guides / Drivers
  • Extra entrance fees not included on tour
  • Own additional expenses
  • Tips for guide / driver

Languages

English

Activity's Location

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If cancelled before 24 hours no cancellation fees will be charged and Charges will be applicable for any cancellation charged after 24 hours of the tour date.
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