Mount Sinai Sunrise Tour


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Hike to the top of Mount Sinai for a stunning sunrise view, and stand where Moses received the 10 Commandments as the sun breaks over the Sinai Desert

Highlights

  • Make the historic trek to the top of Mt. Sinai at dawn
  • View the stunning desert vista from the top of Mt Sinai at sunrise
  • Visit Santa Catarina, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world
  • Tour a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1:
  • 23:00 - Pick up from your hotel in Eilat, transport to Taba border crossing, and drive directly to Santa Catarina
  • Day 2:
  • 02:00 - Arrival to the bottom of Mount Sinai and start climbing
  • 04:30 - Reach the top of Mount Sinai
  • 06:00 - Begin the hike down
  • 08:00 - Breakfast at the village of Santa Catarina
  • 09:30 - Visit Santa Catarina Monastery
  • 11:30 - Drive back to Eilat
  • 14:30 - Arrival back in Eilat
  • *all times are approximate.

Full Description

After leaving Eilat in the middle of the night, we will cross the border into Egypt and drive to the bottom of Mount Sinai. Following in the footsteps of Moses, we will prepare to hike the biblical site where Moses received the 10 commandments.

Mount Sinai, called Mt. Horeb in the bible and Jebel Musa among the locals, is one of the highest mountain vistas in Egypt. For hundreds of years pilgrims have undertaken the trek to the top of Mount Sinai at sunrise, and this tour will allow you to join them as you witness the spectacular view as the sun peeks out over the desert vista.

After we hike back down the mountain, we will breakfast in the village of Santa Catarina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the location of the Santa Catarina library, the largest religious library outside of the Vatican and home to the oldest continually running monastery in the world. We will visit the Santa Catarina Monastery, built at the foot of Mount Sinai and at the location where God spoke to Moses in a burning bush, and have the chance to visit the Santa Catarina library, before heading back to Eilat where you will return to your hotel by mid-afternoon.

Please note that our tours to Egypt are run by an external operator.

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1535 ILS
Per Person
CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES:
1535 ILS = 359€ / 406$ / 322£

Exchange rate information is provided by a third party for indicative purposes only.

Quick Facts
  • Duration:
    1.5 Days
  • Pickup points:
    Eilat Central Bus Station, Other (Please Specify in Remarks),
  • Essential Information:
    Minimum of Two (2) People 
    There are a minimum of 2 people required for each booking.  If booking separately, please list the name of the person you will be traveling with, and if possible their booking number.
    
    Things to bring: 
    - Passport
    - Sunscreen 
    - Hat
    - Comfortable hiking shoes and clothing
    - Snacks
    
    Border Time Changes and closures: 
    While we keep our information as updated as possible, the Egyptian Authorities often close or amend the opening times of the border, affecting our ability to run the tour on time, and may sometimes cause cancellations. As such, departure time varies weekly due to border issues.  Please confirm your tour and departure time with us between 72 and 48 hours prior to your tour.
  • Includes:
    - Monastery entrance fee
    - Breakfast
    - Guide
    - Transportation
  • Excludes:
    - Border fees (Israeli and Egyptian border taxes) - $60 (for Israeli and Egyptian border taxes)
    - Lunch
    - Tips
    
    - Optional Library entrance fee (optional) - $5
    - Optional camel ride up the mountain- $20
    
    Visa Information: 
    Egypt permits most Western countries to receive a
    travel visa at the border crossing. However, residents
    of some countries need to apply for a visa in advance. 
    For re-entry into Israel, please ensure you are eligible
    for a Visa on Arrival, or have already arranged a multiple
    entry visa for Israel in advance.
    Check with your local embassy, or online.
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