Mount Sinai Tour, & Saint Catherine Monastery- 1 day from Eilat Israel
Mount Sinai - Sunrise Express Tour

Mount Sinai - Sunrise Express Tour

About Climbing Mount Sinai
It takes about 3.5 hours to climb Mount Sinai, starting from Saint Catherine Monastery, based at 1,500 m', and going up to the summit of Mount Sinai at 2,285 m' above sea level! One can walk all the way up or bargain with the Bedouins for a camel ride that goes to "Elijah's Pass" situated about 3/4 of the way up. From the pass it's another 1 hour up the "stone stairway" to the summit. Descending Mount Sinai is not less interesting, as it goes  down the " 3,000 Steps Path" and via "Stephanus Gate" leading to the Monastery of Saint Catherine, with an extraordinary "Bird's eye view" of the Monastery.  

 

Kindly note that due to unstable situation in the Sinai, we have temporarily suspended
all tours to Sinai &/or Cairo until further notice.
 
Our » Petra - Jordan Tours operate as usual

 

 

 

To see the sunrise from the summit of Mount Sinai is an experience
you don't want to miss. The sense of "Heavenly Creation" wraps
and touches you, whether you are a believer or not. 

Mount Sinai Sunrise Express
Departures Daily - EXCEPT Thursday & Saturday

  Mount Sinai  Bedouins by Mount Sinai  Icon of Saint Catherine  Monastery of Saint Catherine  The Chapel on Mount Sinai  Sunrise on Mount Sinai - Photo (C) Pierre Zuccarelli

Program & Itinerary
22:00 pm - Pick up from Eilat Hotels, transfer to Taba Border & proceed
                with an assisted border crossing on the Israeli side. Cross to the
                Egyptian side & meet with the tour guide.
23:30 pm - Drive via Sinai Red Sea Coast to Saint Catherine Village.
02:00 am - Coffee, refresh & wc break at Saint Catherine Village*
02:30 am - Begin ascending Mount Sinai
09:00 am - Back at Saint Catherine, breakfast & visit the Monastery.
11:00 pm - Drive to Nuweiba Coastal Oasis for lunch break
15:00 pm - Leave Nuweiba to Taba border
16:00 pm - Cross back to Eilat-Israel. transfer to Eilat hotels.

*Itinerary hours above, are for a time frame perspective only & are not in any way binding or be seen as definite.

Important
♦ Participants must be in good health & physically capable to climb the Mountain.
♦ In case of Snow on the summit, the climb will be only to Elijah's pass & Mount Horeb.
♦ November to March - very cold on the mountain & may Snow !
♦ Warm cloths during winter months (Monastery at elevation over 4,000 ft)
♦ Itinerary may change without prior notice, subject to Egyptian authorities and regulations.

Bring along: Passport, $45 in cash for border taxes, sunscreen lotion, hat, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothes, swim suit & towel (for Red Sea swim at the end of the day)

Please Note
♦ On Fridays, Sundays, Muslim & Greek Orthodox Holidays the Monastery is closed.
♦ The Monastery is open for visitors only between 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
♦ A camel ride up the mountain should cost no more than $20- prepare to bargain with the Bedouins !
♦ Modest clothing required for entering the Monastery 

Border Crossing Formalities & Visa
* Most nationalities do not need an entry visa to Sinai when staying less than 7 days in the Sinai
* Passport must be valid for minimum 4 months ahead of your scheduled entry to Jordan

* Egyptian authorities do not permit weapons, amunition & pornography of any kind across the border!!

 

Price Table
Prices are marked in US Dollars per person.       Valid till Feb. 28th 2012 

Mount Sinai Sunrise Express

Tour Only
Departing from Eilat

Optional Extra for
Round Trip Domestic Flights
From Tel Aviv

Optional Extra for
Round Trip by Bus
From TLV or JLM

Optional Extra for
Overnight in Eilat

Regular Tour

$160

$170

$46

$52 p/person 
p/night 

Private Tour

$200

$170

$46

$52 p/person 
p/night  

Included - Mount Sinai Tour Only  (departing from Eilat)
Pick up from Eilat hotels
Border crossing assistance at Taba
Transfer in Egypt by A/C car (type of car depends on number of participants)
Egyptian English speaking tour guide
Entrance fee to Saint Catherine Nature Reserve
Visit of Monastery & Entry to local Museum
Coffee break 
Breakfast. 

Not Included  Israeli & Egyptian border taxes 45 US$ per person (paid in cash at the border), lunch, drinks, tips & personal expenses

Regarding optional round trip by domestic flights: We reserve your flights from/to Tel Aviv in accordance with departure hours

Regarding optional round trip by bus
: We reserve your seat on the Egged Public Bus from/to TLV or JLM in accordance with departure hours 

 

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