2 Day tour to Sinai Mountain and St. Catherine’s

Price Starting From : $230

Hiking is one of the best things to do on Egypt Day tours! You can now enjoy the adventurous Mt. Sinai excursions with our Egypt shore excursions, this 2-day tour to see St. Catherine Monastery and Mount Sinai from anywhere in Cairo. Explore the secrets of the wonderful Sinai peninsula, and know more about the Bedouin life in Sinai, which has a religious and historical significance, it is considered a holy area for the three cosmic religions' followers, Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Cairo Top Tours tour guides will take you and head to the south Sinai governorate to climb Mount Sinai, one of the highest mountains in Egypt, which offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding highlands and the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. When you plan your Egypt trips, the first thing you should consider is where to go. 

Visit the basilica and the famed "Burning Bush" where God talked to Moses. Discover how St Catherine spread Christianity to the public. A great day of culture and history

After visiting St. Catherine's Monastery, you'll return to your departure point for a short break before wrapping up your trip. As you prepare for departure, consider prolonging the magic of your adventure by relaxing at one of Sharm El Shiek Hotels, where you can enjoy more comfort and luxury and revel in the richness of your exploration.

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Inclusion
  • Transportation from your hotel in Cairo to the South Sinai governorate and back.
  • Your transfers to the St. Catherine area are done by modern air-conditioned vehicles with Cairo Top Tours.
  • Accommodation in Saint Catherine for 01 night on a half-board basis.
  • Tickets and entrance fees to the mentioned sites in the program during your Overnight Trip to Sinai.
  • Egyptologist tour guide during your Egypt Day Tours.
  • Bottled water and a soft drink on your 2 days trip to Mt Sinai.
  • Local Bedouin guide to climb Mount Sinai.
  • All taxes that might be charged for your Cairo day tours are included.
Exclusion
  • Any extras not mentioned in our Mount Sinai Overnight trip to climb the mountain of Sinai and visit St. Catherine’s monastery itinerary.
  • Tipping is not included in the tours in Cairo prices but is appreciated by drivers and staff if you feel like you're having good service.
  • Prices are valid during Christmas and New Year tours in Egypt or Egypt Easter tours.

Our Egyptologist guide will pick you up in the morning by your Professional guide who will accompany you privately by Cairo Top Tours, start enjoying one of our most historical trips and things to do from Cairo. Following one of the probable routes of the Israelites during the biblical exodus, you will be transferred by a modern car from your hotel in Cairo. The journey to Mount Sinai's amazing overnight tours from anywhere in Cairo is between 6 to 7 hours to reach St Catherine town, we will drive through the tunnel of Ahmed Hamdi located in the Suez Governorate and we will go under the water of the Suez Canal.

We will let you stop for a toilet break to stretch your legs on the way and it gives you the chance to have a drink if you want and to rest for a while. Then we will also stop at Moses’ wells where according to tradition Moses has split the rock into water springs for watering the Israelites. ( If it is open) and you will discuss with your guide the probable routes that the sons of Israel might have taken during the biblical exodus when the sea was parted for Moses and the Pharaoh drowned ( most probably Ramses the second or Merinptah).

We will help you to have a smooth check-in, you will rest at the hotel in St Catherine and spend the evening at leisure.

The dinner will be served in the hotel then you can take a break before you start climbing Mt.Sinai in the early hours of the next day.

Meals: Dinner

The pick-up time will be at 1:00 AM, The hotel will serve tea and coffee will be served in the Lobby, then you will be transferred to the spot where you start climbing Mount Sinai accompanied by one of the local Bedouin guides. Enjoy this adventurous trip and Climb the sacred mountain following the steps of millions of hermits, you will get amazed by the views and there will be huts on the way where you can buy a hot drink or rent a blanket if the weather is too cold. When you reach the summit you will watch a breathtaking sunrise from the top of the mountain.

On the way down you will be taken to the hotel to have breakfast then you will meet your tour guide to visit the historical monastery of Saint Catherine, he will explain to you everything about St, Catherine Monastery, The oldest Christian Diocese in the world dates back to the 6th century, and the number and life of the Monks in South Sinai.

Inside the monastery, you are going to see the Burning Bush surrounded by a small chapel erected by Queen Helena mother of Emperor Constantine, and the church of Transfiguration built by Emperor Justinian.

Saint Catherine is also the only Christian monastery that comprises the second most important Christian Library in the world after the Library of the Vatican ( which is not open), as well as a Muslim mosque inside that, was never used since it was not rightly oriented toward Qibla direction or the direction to the holy Kaaba in Mecca, our professional guide will show you the mosque and explain to you the history behind.

On the way, you will stop to see the rock where the golden calf was planted by the Israelites to deliver a majestic voice like gods, and the tomb of Aaron the younger brother of Moses, which is the probable site of the burial of this biblical prophet.

After that, you finish your Overnight daily Trip to the famous Mount Sinai with a transfer back to Cairo.

The end of your Mount Sinai overnight tours from Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Price

1 Person

$415 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$300 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$270 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$230 Per Person

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Egypt is a significant nation with numerous must-see attractions. It is best to join a guided multi-day tour if you want to see all of the highlights, including Sinai Mountain and St. Catherine’s. By doing this, you can be sure that you won't miss any of this fascinating nation's top attractions.

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A two-day tour of Sinai Mountain and St. Catherine's offers a unique and spiritual journey through one of Egypt's most sacred regions. Here are the must-visit tourist attractions for such a tour:

Day 1: Sinai Mountain and the St. Catherine Area

Morning:

   Start Early: Begin your tour early in the morning to catch the sunrise from Sinai Mountain. This spiritual and natural spectacle is a highlight of the trip. The ascent takes a few hours, and it's advisable to go with a guide.

   Sinai Mountain Summit: Reach the summit of Sinai Mountain (Mount Sinai) in time for sunrise. Take in the breathtaking views and the spiritual atmosphere that has attracted pilgrims and travelers for centuries. Explore the small chapel, Chapel of St. Catherine, at the summit.

Breakfast:
3. Descend and Breakfast: Descend the mountain, and enjoy a well-deserved breakfast at the base.

Late Morning/Early Afternoon:
4. St. Catherine's Monastery: Visit St. Catherine's Monastery, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the monastery's historic treasures, including the Burning Bush and the ancient manuscripts in the library.

Lunch:
5. Lunch in the Area: Have lunch in the nearby area or at your accommodation.

Afternoon:
6. Optional Activities: Depending on your interests and time, you can choose to explore the surroundings, go for a hike, or simply relax.

Day 2: Optional Activities and Return to Cairo

Morning:
7. Optional Activities: Consider additional activities such as visiting the nearby Colored Canyon or taking a jeep safari through the desert for more natural beauty and adventure.

Lunch:
8. Lunch: Enjoy a local lunch or lunch at your accommodation.

Afternoon:
9. Return to Cairo: Depart from the St. Catherine area and return to Cairo. The journey typically takes several hours.

Yes, many Cairo day tours include food and lunch options, but it depends on the specific tour package and the tour operator you choose. Here are some common scenarios:

All-Inclusive Tours: Some day tours in Cairo are all-inclusive, which means they include not only guided sightseeing but also meals, including breakfast and lunch. These tours typically specify the restaurants or venues where you'll dine, and the cost of meals is factored into the tour price.

Optional Lunch: In other cases, tours may offer an optional lunch add-on. This gives you the flexibility to choose whether or not you'd like to have lunch as part of your tour. If you opt for the meal, the tour operator will typically arrange for you to dine at a local restaurant or eatery during the tour.

Lunch on Your Own: Some tours may not include meals at all. In such cases, you'll have the freedom to explore local eateries and choose where and what you'd like to eat during your free time or breaks in the tour itinerary.

A visit to the Sinai Mountain and St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning natural beauty of the region and significant religious and historical sites. Here are the key attractions you can visit during a tour of Sinai Mountain and St. Catherine's:

Mount Sinai (Jabal Musa): This sacred mountain is a significant pilgrimage site for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Visitors can climb the mountain to witness a breathtaking sunrise or sunset. The trek to the summit provides panoramic views of the surrounding area.

St. Catherine's Monastery (Santa Katarina): This historic Greek Orthodox Christian monastery is one of the oldest working monasteries in the world. It houses a remarkable collection of religious art, manuscripts, and icons. The Burning Bush, a Christian holy site, is located within the monastery grounds.

The Burning Bush: According to tradition, this is the site where Moses encountered the Burning Bush and received the Ten Commandments. It is located within the confines of St. Catherine's Monastery.

Elijah's Basin: A nearby basin known as "Makhrakah" is said to be the place where the prophet Elijah rested on his journey to Mount Horeb (another name for Sinai Mountain).

Mount St. Catherine: This is the highest peak in the region, and some visitors choose to hike to its summit. The views from here are equally stunning.

Moses' Spring: This is a historic spring said to be the source of water for Moses and the Israelites during their time in the wilderness.

Religious Icons and Artifacts: Inside St. Catherine's Monastery, you can see a wide range of religious icons, ancient manuscripts, and artifacts. The library at the monastery is renowned for its collection of ancient texts.

Natural Scenery: The entire region of the Sinai Peninsula is known for its dramatic desert landscapes, rugged mountains, and unique flora and fauna. Exploring the natural beauty of the area is an attraction in itself.

Saint Catherine's Monastery, also known as the Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai, is a historic and significant religious site in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. It has several primary purposes and roles:

Spiritual and Religious Center

Historical and cultural heritage

    Monastic Life.

protection and preservation.

    Pilgrimage Destination.

education and scholarships.

    Interfaith Dialogue.

    Tourism.

The best tourist activities on Sinai Mountain include hiking, camel rides, valley kayaking, and enjoying breathtaking views.

Typically, two-day tours to Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery include local guides or the services of guides who provide information about the local history and culture of the area. These guides explain important historical places, provide facts and cultural information about Mount Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery, temples and other religious sites to visit.

Guides usually provide visitors with information about the origins and history of the place, local traditions and customs, and the importance of historical and religious monuments that visitors pass during the tour.

Mount Sinai is a mountain located on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. The main peak of Mount Sinai, Mount Catherine, is approximately 2,285 meters above sea level, and is the highest peak in Egypt.

This area holds an important cultural and religious position for several reasons:

Religious Significance to Christianity: The Sinai Mountains are home to the Monastery of St. Catherine, one of the oldest monasteries in the world still operating. St. Catherine's Monastery is considered a holy place in Christianity and is the site of the ancient Bible printing site "Synaptics", one of the oldest preserved copies of the Bible.

Religious importance to Islam and Judaism: Historically, Mount Sinai is also an important place for the Islamic and Jewish religions.

Natural and cultural importance: The Mount Sinai region has magnificent terrain and stunning landscapes, making it a popular destination for tourism and exploration, where tourists and adventurers climb the mountains and enjoy stunning views of the desert and valleys.

Climbing Mount Sinai is a great adventure activity, but you should know that it requires good preparation and good physical ability. If the trip includes climbing Mount Sinai, it is best to check the trip details and difficulty level.

The difficulty of climbing Mount Sinai depends on the method you choose and the route you take. The most popular climbing route is the Musalla Musalla route, which takes about 2-4 hours to ascend, and is most accessible at night.

It's recommended to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Warm clothing is also essential as temperatures can drop at night, especially on Sinai Mountain.

 A 2-day tour to Sinai Mountain and St. Catherine's is a popular excursion that takes visitors to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to explore the majestic Sinai Mountain range and visit the historic St. Catherine's Monastery. The tour typically includes transportation, accommodation, guided hikes or treks in the mountains, a visit to St. Catherine's Monastery, and opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

 It's a good idea to protect your arms with long sleeve T-shirts; you can turn up the collar of a trekking shirt to cover your neck. During the winter, shirts should be worn over the base layer as mid-layers, and the base layer should be a decent, snug-fitting synthetic thermal. In the winter, the Sinai may get extremely cold, especially in the mountains.


 

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