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Saint Catherine Monastery From Cairo

From US$ 300 per person
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highlights
  • A private tour
  • Visit one of the most sacred places in the world
This is a private tour and you will be visiting the Monastery of Saint Catherine build back in the 6th century. You will explore the basilica of transfiguration, the well of Moses where Moses met Zippora, the daughter of Jithru, and the Burning Bush where God spoke with Moses.

You will also climb the mountain of Sinai and watch the sunrise from its summit which is an unforgettable scene, the summit of the mountain witnessed Moses receiving the Tablets of Law that had the Ten Commandments inscribed on them.

On the way, you will stop at the site of Mara where Moses turned bitter water into sweet one. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Day 1

Pickup from your hotel at 7am
Drive to Saint Catherine (about 6 hours' drive)
Hotel check in and rest
Dinner
Transfer to the climbing site at 1am
Climbing with the Bedouine guide (3 hours)

Day 2

Sunrise from the summit
Back to the hotel for breakfast
Transfer to The Monastery to visit:
Basilica of Transfiguration
Well of Moses
Burning Bush
Drive back to Cairo
what’s included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport in a private, modern a/c vehicle
  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
  • One night in a 4 stars hotel in Saint Catherine on half board basis
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks on the way
  • Bedouine guide for climbing the mountain
what’s excluded
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 2 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 20 participants 
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language Arabic & english
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Cairo, Egypt
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Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical Information

Monastery is closed on Friday and Sundays

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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