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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ St Catherine Monastery and Mount Sinai Overnight from Dahab
Tour departs from centrally located Sharm el Sheikh Hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
10:00 pm (hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation)
Tour returns to the original point of departure at approximately 4:00 pm, the following day
Achieve a holy and sacred excursion by visiting the place where Moses got the Ten Commandments and spoke to God, where he saw the Burning Bush. At the foot of Mount Sinai, a great and sacred place is waiting for you.
The place is called the Monastery of St Catherine and is also known as the God-Trodden Mount Sinai. This Greek Orthodox monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the world. It preserves the relics of St Catherine. The monastery's actual name is the Monastery of the Transfiguration, but it later became associated with St. Catherine of Alexandria, a 3rd-century martyr whose head and hand were brought here for safekeeping in the 10th century. St. Catherine's Monastery became a major pilgrimage destination in the Byzantine Era and it still is today.
You will start your experience around 2:00 am, accompanied by the Bedouin guide, by climbing to the top of the mountain to see the first rays of the sun when it rises on the horizon. The exceptional view on the mount top is worth the climbing for three hours.
In the early morning, you will go down to have your breakfast, then you meet your guide to explain to you all the history of the area and the monastery. You will learn why this area is so important for Judaism. Christianity and Islam.
After visiting the highlights of the place, you will drive back to Dahab.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
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