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  1. Egypt
  2. South Sinai
  3. Sharm el-Sheikh
  4. Mount Sinai

Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Sinai Sunrise Hike & Monastery Visit

Product ID: 271297
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Hike to the top of Mount Sinai and marvel at the incredible sunrise from the summit. Browse through manuscripts at St Catherine’s Monastery then take a city tour through Dahab, the 'Flower Power' city of the Red Sea on an excursion from Sharm El Sheikh.
About this activity
Duration 17 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pickup included

Complimentary pickup available from hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Spend some time at St. Catherine’s Monastery by discovering it’s old treasures
  • Ascend to the Mount Sinai where God told Moses the 10 Commandments
  • Explore the 6th-century church located by the side of the burning bush
  • Have your lunch in Dahab and unwind yourself if the option is selected
Full description
Get picked up at 8:15 PM from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city of Egypt, then travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain. Upon arrival, climb up Mount Sinai - the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling all night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers).

Arrive at the summit and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor. While gazing at the sunrise, click awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast. 

Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican. It is the oldest functioning Christian monasteries in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo. Later proceed to Dahab, aka the Flower Power City of the Red Sea and enjoy sightseeing in the city as well as some shopping.

Finally, relax and relish a scrumptious lunch (if lunch option selected). End the journey with a hotel drop off at Sharm El Sheikh.
  • 16-17 hour tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from the hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Transfer by clean and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Lunch in Dahab (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Extra drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Not suitable for pregnant women
• The breakfast box must be pre-ordered from the hotel and collected before the tour starts
• Please wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes
• You will have to climb 750 steps towards the end of the mountain or book the option to climb the mountain on camelback; by selecting climb on camelback option, the 750 steps need not be taken to the top of the mountain, it is just one way to the top only
• The tour duration will be 16-17 hours including pickup and drop off at Sharm El Sheikh
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From US$ 55 US$ 44 per person

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Product ID: 271297