Private tour

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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 154.50 per person

Enjoy a hiking trip to the peak of Mount Sinai and awe at the marvelous beauty of the sunrise from the top. Skim through the ancient manuscripts at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saint Catherine's Monastery. Enjoy a city tour and explore the city of Dahab.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 16 - 18 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Arabic, Russian
Pickup included
Please wait at the main gate of your Sharm El Sheikh hotel along the highway, not the reception area.
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  • Discover old treasures while spending some quality time at St. Catherine’s Monastery
  • Hike to explore Mount Sinai and watch the sunrise over the landscape below
  • Unwind in picturesque Dahab with some lunch and a city tour
Full description
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.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel at Sharm El Sheikh
  • Transfers in clean air-conditioned transportation
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Lunch in Dahab, if option selected
  • Tour Guide from Sharm El Sheikh
  • Any personal expenses that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extra drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 2 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The Monastery remains closed due to Covid reasons
  • It is recommended to order a breakfast box from your hotel in advance
  • Located towards the end of the mountain are 750 steps, these can be walked or a camel can be hired
  • This is a full-day tour lasting 17-18 hours in total
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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1. Take really warm clothes with you. It's very cold up there. 2. You need some extra money. Toilets, by the way, are sufficiently available, but in the typical state, blankets and possibly mattresses cost. You are also harassed by camel herders and other flying traders. 3. You shouldn't take the climb lightly, especially the 750 steps are tough. 4. Don't forget to eat and drink enough as well as the flashlight. You can buy everything on site but it is not cheap. Otherwise you should enjoy the sunrise and the view. Fantastic. The monastery is also worth a visit.

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March 12, 2020

Product ID: 314237