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From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

1. From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain. When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers). Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor. While gazing at the sunrise, snap 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 monastery 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. After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

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Sharm-El-Sheikh: St. Catherine’s Monastery and Dahab City

2. Sharm-El-Sheikh: St. Catherine’s Monastery and Dahab City

Following an early morning pick up from your hotel at Sharm-El-Sheikh area, your guide will take you to the St. Catherine’s Monastery. Marvel at the orthodox Christian monastery and be amazed at the pristine chapels and impressive artworks and architecture. As it's the oldest monastery in the world, St. Catherine’s is home to many ancient manuscripts and icons, some of which you will be able to marvel at. After the monastery visit, you will be taken to Dahab, which sits on the shores of the Red Sea. It's sometimes known as ‘The Flower Power City’. Enjoy some time there for shopping and sightseeing and later savor a delicious lunch. Afterwards, you'll transfer back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

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Sharm-El-Sheikh: Monastery Visit, Hike & Optional Dahab

3. Sharm-El-Sheikh: Monastery Visit, Hike & Optional Dahab

Be picked up from your hotel in Sharm-El-Sheikh and travel comfortably in an air-conditioned bus to Mount Moses. Upon arrival, enjoy a hike to reach the peak of Mount Sinai, which is the sacred location where God gave 10 commandments to Prophet Moses. Marvel at the beauty of the sun rising, painting the sky saffron across the majestic mountain.  Climb down and enjoy your breakfast before moving on with the trip. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery where you can see old manuscripts and icons unearthed from the Vatican that are exhibited in the library.  Continue to Dahab mostly referred to as the "The Flower Power City" of the Red Sea. Shop to your heart's content while enjoying the beauty of the city. Enjoy a city tour to see the city's best spots. Unwind and relax with lunch in the city. Finish your day of exploration with drop-off back at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

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What people are saying about Dahab

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

This tour was magical. The tour guides are incredible. They will pick you up & drop you off at your hotel. They will communicate with you throughout the trip. The tour guides & Bedouins will look after you. They are very kind & friendly. The trip is amazing: you will be picked up in the evening & it's three hours to the mountains in the bus then it's another three hours to walk or climb the mountain then you wait for the sunrise. It's magnificent even the walk in the night climbing the mountain: you will see the stars the moon & the whole galaxy. It it truly magical & beautiful!!!!

Un rêve devenu réalité. I did not expect such an experience, it was beyond expectation, truly amazing for religious and non religious people, the histoire of Mont Sinai is amazing. We had some little background and explanations. We had the chance to see the sunrise. Totally recommend this activity.

It was outstanding experience climbing on Mt. Moses and unbelievable view from the top. It requires some patient and will to climb up but every minutes of your efforts will be paid when you reach the top. Many thanks to our guide Oman and driver who made our travel comfortable.

You have to be fit and go up with a camel to the top is incredible, it is not worth doing it walking. Then going down is different. You have to do the 750 steps on foot, but it's worth it.

Great as described, everything fulfilled. A great natural spectacle.