Mount Sinai / Moses Trekking Sunrise & Monastery Visit

This night tour takes you on a journey to experience the stunning St. Catherine’s Monastery at the peak of Mount Sinai. You will embark on a 2 hour drive into the desert mountains and begin the climb at 1 AM to witness the unforgettable sunrise from atop this historic site. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will hike for 2.5 hours each way under a glittering sky and soak in the amazing views of the oldest working Christian monastery dating back to the 6th century.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Mount Sinai Trekking Sunrise & Monastery Visit Itinerary

We will meet at the designated meeting spot and depart in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle at 11:00 PM for our journey into the mountains. Snacks and water will be provided for the 2 hour drive to the base of Mount Sinai.

Upon arrival at the base, we will have a brief orientation with our expert local guide before starting our hike up the winding mountain paths under the light of the stars. The route is moderate in difficulty but the scenery is more than worth the effort.

With steady effort, we aim to arrive at St. Catherine's Monastery just before sunrise around 5:30 AM. Our guide will share insights as we take in the incredible vista, watching the sky slowly light up in brilliant colors. This is surely the highlight of the entire trip.

After taking photos and appreciating the magic of the new day, we will explore the historic monastery and learn about its long religious history dating back to the 6th century. Plenty of time is allotted to see iconic structures and artifacts.

Refreshed, we will commence the 2.5 hour hike back down the mountain, taking in the stunning views from a new perspective. A picnic lunch will be provided before beginning the 2 hour drive back to base, arriving in the late afternoon full of wonderful memories.

Participating in this unforgettable night tour offers a priceless opportunity to experience the natural splendor of Mount Sinai under a canvas of stars and be spiritually enriched within the historic walls of Saint Catherine's Monastery. Few places can claim to hold such magnificence and religious significance as this ancient site - it will surely leave guests with memories to last a lifetime. The combination of adventure, history, and scenic beauty make this journey through the desert mountains well worth embarking on. All are sure to feel profoundly moved by this most unique of destinations.

  • Round trip transportation from your hotel in Dahab or Sharm El Sheikh
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide throughout
  • All necessary permits and fees
  • St. Catherine’s Monastery admission and guided tour

  • Additional activities or side trips not specified in the itinerary
  • Any services not listed in the inclusions
  • Dinner

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $200
  • 2 Persons $130 Each
  • 3 Persons $105 Each
  • 4 Persons $90 Each
  • 5 Persons $85 Each
  • 6 Persons $80 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $75 Each
  • Prices may differ on holidays.

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2024-04-21
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2024-03-29
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Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
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2024-02-22
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2024-01-11
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2024-01-11
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

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Mount Sinai / Moses Trekking Sunrise & Monastery Visit

An Unforgettable Journey under the Stars

This one-of-a-kind night tour offers an experience you will treasure forever. By embarking after dark, it allows guests to witness the majestic peak of Mount Sinai and legendary Saint Catherine’s Monastery in a truly unique way – under a twinkling tapestry of stars. Setting off from your hotel around 11 PM, the journey begins with a comfortable ride into the mountains. Along the way, learn more about the history and culture of the region from your knowledgeable guide.

Preparing for the Climb

Upon arriving at the base camp around 1 AM, take time for a briefing on safety, equipment and what to expect on the hike ahead. Afterwards, enjoy a nourishing breakfast snack packed with fruits and whole grains to fuel your body for the uphill trek. With headlamps distributed, begin following the winding trail illuminated only by celestial light. Trust your guide to safely navigate the mountain paths. Though moderate in difficulty, watch each step while also gazing skyward at the dazzling show overhead.

Reaching New Heights as Dawn Approaches

As the hours pass, effort is rewarded with awe-inspiring scenery. Glimpse far into the inky darkness, spotting towns glittering in the far distance. Listen closely too, as native birds and insects sing their night songs all around. With perseverance, arrive at the summit viewpoint just before 5:30 AM to witness a miracle many travel across the world to see – the gradual awakening of day. Watch as colours explode on the horizon, chasing shades of night away in radiant glory.

An Oasis of Spirituality and History

Now bathing in the warm golden glow, marvel at the sheer splendour of this site. Looming overhead, the UNESCO listed Saint Catherine’s Monastery has quietly operated for nearly 1500 years. Tour its hallowed halls and learn how its establishment and survival was nothing short of miraculous. See iconic relics like parchments containing the oldest complete copy of the Bible. Absorb the profound sense of religious history present in every stone. Before beginning your descent, linger a while longer to take it all in.

The Descent and Journey Home

Well after sunrise and monastery visit, it is time to begin making your way back down the mountain. Follow the same path, now aglow in sunlight, stopping when desired to further admire or photograph splendid panoramas. Enjoy a picnic lunch amongst nature, recharging mind and body before the remainder of the hike. By late morning, say farewell to your guide at the basecamp, having experienced a very sensory side of Mount Sinai few ever witness. The 2 hour drive delivers you back refreshed, with memories to cherish of this breath-taking tour for years to come.

An Adventure for the Ages

In conclusion, this overnight excursion aims to immerse participants body and soul. It provides unmatched access to appreciate the raw beauty of an iconic location under a night sky’s inky veil. Coupled with insightful cultural lessons and history absorbed within centuries-old walls, understanding and impact is cemented on a deeper level. For those seeking new frontiers and one of life’s most scenic sunrises, this tour deserves top consideration to create lasting recollections of a very special place. Its execution flawlessly blends adventure, spirituality and natural wonder into a complete package tough to rival.

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