Tour from Cairo to St Catherine’s Monastery

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Mount Sinai tours from Cairo

St Catherine’s Monastery from Cairo

Travel Egypt spiritual, to visit the place where the prophet Moses, according to the Bible, received the Ten Commandments of God, is Mount Sinai, visit the Monastery of St. Catherine, one of the oldest monasteries still inhabited and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002.

Pickup & Drop off Point

Your Hotel or air port

Departure Time

2 days / 1 Night

Availability

Every day

Tour Type

Private tour & Historical tour & Heritage tours & Photographer tour

Price Includes

  • Pick up services from your hotel or air port & return.
  • Transfer to St. Catherine and return in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Catherine for 1 night in Hotel 4 * Hotel on half board
  • 1 Breakfast meal, 2 Lunch meals and 1 Dinner meal
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Bedouin guide during the climbing of the mountain.
  • Bottled water during your trip.
  • All taxes & service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Option tours
  • Tipping.

What To Pack For Holiday List

  • Passport valid for 6 months.
  • Hat.
  • Umbrella
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Camera.
  • Medication.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.

Itinerary

Day 1Travel from Cairo to St Catherine's monastery

Our representative will pick you up in a modern air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo or Giza and then you will travel from Cairo to St Catherine’s monastery runs as a private excursion. The distance between Cairo to St Catherine’s monastery is 440 km, the journey by private car air-conditioned takes up to 6 hours.

You will then be driven to your hotel to relax and spend the night.

Meals: lunch, dinner.

Day 2Bahariya Oasis Tour / Transfer Back To Cairo

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel to Mount Sinai climb

Mount Sinai climb
We start our journey up to the mountain in the early morning, Around 2 am you will meet your Bedouin guide who will lead you up to the top of the mountain. The path is smooth but it needs efforts and some physical training to keep up with your Bedouin guide. If you get tired, you can always hire a camel that will take you up to the mountain (optionally) but not to the pick! You will have to climb yourself the last 750 stairs, cut in the rocks. So, be prepared for your journey and dress accordingly. Comfy shoes and very warm closes in winter, including hat and gloves are recommended, as the temperature in the mountains drops to mines, and snowing is common there.

Seeing Sunrise at Mount Sinai
The sunrise on the top of Mount Sinai is spectacular, so expect to stay there for a while to take amazing pictures. After 6.00 am you will start to go down the mountain, it does not take much time and max at 7.00 am you will be already at the bottom of the Monastery of Saint Catherine. As the monastery opens its doors at 9 am, we will have plenty of time to have rest, to warm ourselves in the first rays of the sun and to get our breakfast in a local hotel.

Visiting the Monastery of St Catherine
When the monastery opens its doors we will get a chance to explore the inside areas of the monastery, will visit the Burning bush and famous chapel of Transfiguration. If you want to know more you can have a look inside the monastery’s icon gallery (optionally, paid separately) and discover the treasures inside.

Transfer to Cairo from St Catherine
After our monastery tour finishes, we will take a private air-conditioned bus back to Cairo. The distance between Cairo and St. Catherine is 440 km, the journey may take up to 6 hours to reach Cairo, then transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

Meals: breakfast, Lunch

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    Tour Packages:

    We offer a low-down payment of only 20% to secure your space on the tour, including the hotel room, the cruise ship cabin, the domestic flight ticket and other travel-related services. The rest of the money can be paid up to two days before the arrival date or in cash at the arrival to your travel manager, so your reservation will be a risk-free investment.

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    Children Policy

    Children Policy, room sharing with a child and parents

    for packages, Nile cruises, and hotels

    • Children under 2 years: free
    • Children under 6 years old: 25% of the total cost of the tour for an adult
    • Children under 12 years old: 50% of the total cost of the tour for an adult
    • All children 12 years or older are considered adults.

    If your tour package includes flights or a sleeping train an additional supplement may be applied for your child.

    Our services

    the provided services will be luxury services from A to Z, with luxury transportations, and experts qualified tour guides. and we take pride in doing our best so you can enjoy your holiday and just please note that its a private tour so you can change or modify as you like ( total flexibility to meet your requests)

    Holidays to Egypt: Safety and Health during COVID-19

    • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
    • Hand sanitizer provided for travelers and staff.
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Face masks provided for our travelers, tour guides, reps, and drivers during tours.
    • Guides, reps, & drivers are required to regularly wash hands.
    • Accommodations are licensed to meet the general regulations for hotels & tourism resorts with a maximum
    • of 50% of its total capacity.
    • 24/7 Follow up with our guests & staff in case of any symptoms appeared and immediately take the necessary actions.
    Our clients also ask

    How far is St Catherine's Monastery from Cairo?

    Distance from Cairo to St Catherine is 440 km, the journey by private car air-conditioned takes up to 6 hours.

    How do you get from Cairo to St Catherine?

    There are two ways
    01. By a private air-conditioned vehicle from Cairo to Catherine.
    02. By the plane will fly from Cairo International Airport to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (about 1 hour), then it will take a private air-conditioned vehicle from Sharm Airport to Catherine, the distance is about 230 km (2 hours by vehicle).

    How long does it take to walk up Mount Sinai?

    The ascent takes two to three hours, depending on fitness. The stairs stage is a very steep stage up. It consists of 750 degrees or “salamah”. These stairs are stones and rocks that have been placed to take the shape of a ladder. But it is not paved enough and therefore it is a difficult stage. Usually, those ascending to Jabal Musa reach the summit an hour or more before sunrise so enjoy the view of the stars that fill the sky. The view of the stars from the summit and during the ascent of Mount Musa is one of the most beautiful night scenes in Egypt.