Visit Mount Sinai, from Cair, in the morning for stunning sun views from the top of the mountain. Afterward, visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine below to browse old manuscripts and learn about the religious significance of the mountain.
Highlights Cairo: Mount Sinai and Catherine Monastery Day Trip:
- Experience the beauty of the Sinai Peninsula
- Visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine and learn its extensive history
- Hike Mount Sinai for stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
- Hear the story of Moses and the burning tree
Full Description Mount Sinai and Catherine Monastery Day Trip:
Your tour will first start with pickup from your hotel in Cairo and relax as you drive towards Mount Sinai. Upon arrival, climb 750 steps and walk 2,285 meters to see where the Prophet Moses received the 10 Commandments. The walk can take about 2-3 hours depending on the participant.
During the tour, take in the stunning views as sunlight scatters over the mountains. After spending some time at the summit, prepare for your approximately 2-hour descent down the mountain.
Take a break from hiking and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Meanwhile, browse the old manuscripts displayed in the library and see icons excavated from the Vatican. Learn about the monastery's extensive history dating back to the 6th century and its connection to the burning tree from the story of Moses. Look at the tree itself in the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
During the tour, do not forget to take memorable photos of your exciting trip to Mount Sinai.
After exploring the monastery grounds, stop for lunch before heading back to Cairo.
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- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private car transfers
- Tour guide
- Coptic attractions mentioned in the program
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Mineral water
- Free (optional)
What to bring
- Comfortable clothes
- Comfortable shoes