St. Catherine Monastery & Mt. Sinai Tours from Dahab

St. Catherine Monastery & Mt. Sinai Sunrise Tour from Dahab

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Duration
13 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Visit St. Catherine’s Monastery, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in continuous use
  • Watch the sun rise from the summit of Mt. Sinai, where Moses is said to have received the 10 Commandments from God
  • Experience a journey back in time combined with the breathtaking natural beauty of the area today
Overview
Visit Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery on an excursion from Dahab. You’ll see the oldest active Christian monastery and watch the sun rise from the mountain where Moses is said to have received the 10 Commandments.
What to Expect
On this 13-hour tour you’ll experience the sunrise from Mt. Sinai and visit St. Catherine’s Monastery, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in continuous use. This is an unbeatable combination of history and natural beauty!

The tour leaves from Dahab at 23:00. On reaching Mt. Sinai, you’ll begin the climb with your guide at 02:00. The views of the stars on the ascent are spectacular, and the sunrise that you’ll experience from the top is awe-inspiring. After seeing the sun rise, you’ll climb back down the mountain for your guided tour of St. Catherine's Monastery.

St. Catherine's was constructed during the 5th century. The site was that of a 4th-century chapel built on the spot where Moses is said to have encountered God speaking to him from a burning bush. There is a frequently photographed bush on the site that is believed to have descended from the original.

You will be back in Dahab at around 12:00.
What's Included
  • Entrance fee
  • Transportation in minibus
  • Mountain guide
What's Not Included
  • All food
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

The meeting point is the King Safari office in Dahab's lighthouse area. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time.

Know Before You Go
Please bring your passport, good hiking shoes, warm clothes, long trousers, sunglasses, sun lotion, drinking water, snacks/food, money for souvenirs or a camel ride, and a camera.

The monastery is open from 09:00-12:00 daily except on Sundays and Christian Orthodox holidays, when it is closed, and on Fridays, when it is open from 10:30-11:30; please check with us regarding availability on your trip.

The monastery dress code requires all visitors, male or female, to have their arms and legs covered.

Please note that the St. Catherine trip is controlled by regulations from the Egyptian government. In an effort to help the Bedouin of Sinai, the government assigns Bedouin mountain guides to all tour groups. As a consequence, we do not have control over which guide is assigned to you; the knowledge of English and level of service may differ from guide to guide. Also, the government assigns drivers to tour groups traveling to St. Catherine.

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