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

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

From US$ 64 per group up to 1

Explore Mount Moses and its surrounding peaks and valleys on an overnight hike. Watch the sunrise from the peak of the mountain and visit the historic St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Duration 12 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Moses
  • Climb up the Mount Moses under the light of the stars
  • Get a closer look at St. Catherine's Monastery
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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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide
  • Extra services
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
Customer reviews

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Overall, the trip to Mount Sinai was very nice and definitely worth it. Unfortunately, the Katharinenkloster (allegedly due to Corona - which actually no one else was interested in) was closed. From our point of view (we are quite sporty), the hike was not very demanding, but still beautiful. At a slow pace, you can comfortably make it to the summit in 3 hours, along the way there are numerous opportunities to strengthen yourself. Downhill you need about 1.5 hours maximum. The minus point was the minibus, which was occupied down to the last seat (including a spare seat), which is anything but comfortable for taller people due to the small space. But hey, you don't take a trip like this for luxury. Clear recommendation!

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April 14, 2022

I liked everything, except for organizing the bus trip. Which is typical for Egypt. The excursion is cool, the Bedouins walking with us were very funny and not intrusive, caring. Upstairs cafes sell blankets. They save a lot from the cold, I directly advise you to take it while you are waiting for dawn. $ 3 cost one blanket. Best excursion in Egypt I have been

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October 9, 2021

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