Tour to Mount Sinai from Cairo runs every day as a private excursion to the holy pick. The distance between Cairo and st Catherine Monastery is 480 km, the journey by a private air-condition car takes up to 6 hours.
Available Every Day
|07:00 am||Pick up from your Cairo hotel|
|07:15 am||Transfer to St. Catherine Monastery|
|15:00 pm||Check in a hotel, lunch time|
|16:00 pm||Free time at leisure|
|03:00 am||Time to climb Mount Sinai|
|06:00 am||Watching Sunrise at the top of Mount Sinai|
|08:00 am||Breakfast in the hotel|
|09:00 am||St Catherine Monastery Excursion|
|11:00 am||Transfer to Cairo|
Distance between Cairo and Mount Sinai is about 440 KM, it takes 7 hours driving by bus.
The tour from Cairo to South Sinai most famous place St. Catherine Monastery and its holy peak known as Mount Sinai starts with pick up from your Cairo hotel, then drive toward Suez city then cross the Suez canal and drive toward Saint Catherine city. The journey may take up to 7 hours to reach Mount Sinai.
Upon arrival in St. Catherine let’s check in a local hotel and have some rest until evening, dinner in the hotel and free time at leisure. We start our journey up to the mountain in the early morning, Around 3 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! O reach 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.
The sunrise on the top of Mount Sinai is spectacular, so expect to stay there for a while to take amazing pictures. After 6 am you will start to go down the mountain, it does not take much time and max at 7 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 cafeteria/restaurant.
When 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.
After our monastery tour finishes we will take our van 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.