Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has long since morphed into today’s dense band of resorts and hotels that marches along the coastline for more than 20km. It is a great destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Further offshore there is still superb diving aplenty; local NGOs are helping the town clean up its act, and the southern resort area and Sigala's sparklingly modern marina have brought back some of Hurghada's sheen.
Mt Sinai and St Catherine Monastery Night Hiking Tour
Sharm El Sheikh
skip all lines
available in 6 languages
degree certified guide
Start hiking up Mount Moses at night, to reach the summit at sunrise. Watch the sun rise from the same spot Moses is said to have received the 10 commandments. Visit the smallest and oldest dioceses in the world, which stands on the highest valley on the Sinai Peninsula at 2,642 m. This working monastery is still home to several monks. Included is a guided tour of the monastery, the burning bush and the idols and icons of worship.
St. Catherine's Monastery The oldest Christian monastery in the world. The Monastery was built in 337 AD at the place where “God spoke” to all the people the words of the covenant, that is Ten Commandments received by Prophet Moses. The empress of Byzantium Elena, ordered a chapel be established for the pilgrimage of Christians. Emperor Justinian further enlarged the monastery. The Saint Catherine’s Monastery and the Burning Bush began to gain world fame. The monastery was not plundered nor attacked and strands today as a subordinate to the Jerusalem Church. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the fact that the monastery of St. Catherine is the smallest diocese in the world. While this is the oldest monastery of the Christian world, which works in our time. The rich history of the monastery has a huge number of icons, ancient manuscripts, priceless of its kind.
Mount Sinai Tourists and pilgrims are trying to get to the top of Mount Sinai early in the morning to meet the sunrise, to see from the height, how the sun rises on the horizon and penetrates the clouds. This is an amazing sight that everyone should see once. Therefore, travellers begin their journey in the evening, as the road can take up to 4-5 hours. For an additional fee, we can accommodate local Bedouins and climb Mount Sinai by camel. Tired of traveling, you can refresh yourself with fresh tea and aromatic coffee on the top of a mountain in an old abandoned chapel. There Bedouins sell souvenirs. Christian while making their pilgrimage to the mountain, try to conquer Sinai on foot. Since following religious tradition, this ascent clears them, ennobles the soul and body.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Sharm El Sheikh Hotels. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If it’s your hotel, your safari instructor will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fee
Goods & services tax
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity