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Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/day tour, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Our visit was made before the troubles. Our visit was made through an Egyptian (Cairo) Company and was excellent in all aspects. We started this trip from Cairo in a private car. We arrived at our hotel after a ride through stunning country, we stopped off at a tiny oasis where Bedouin ladies were selling some local handicrafts. To get... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've just been asked if this area is open again to tourists so am posting my reply. The monastery was closed very briefly a while back but it's been open for a while now - the guest house is not that busy but there are a lot of people coming just to climb Mount Sinai (Gebel Musa). Now it is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Excellent excursion to Mount Sinai. Visited place of golden calf, Moses well, burning bush, St Catherine Monastery. Amazing adventure!!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was a long drive, but we stopped for tea and toilets, (which you have to pay for the toilets) It is a good historical place to visit, they took a video of the group and the tour leader knew the history well, but when the video was out he had put music and we could not hear the history... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I wasn't feeling very well, so I hired a camel to take me up the mountain. It was the only way for me to get up there, but at the same time, I felt so very sorry for the poor animal. The guide was yelling at it and hitting it and if I wasn't feeling so bad, I would have... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Back packing around Egypt and Visited MT Sinai in 1990 climbed/walked to the top. Slept overnight to watch the sunrise but this did not happen until after 6:30 as we were so high. Very cold at the top had to sleep fully clothed and in a sleeping bag. Walking down the stone built track (built be a naughty priest, some... More

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Phuket, Thailand
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I went to Mount Sinai in March 2014 and it was a little cold but the views are worth it. There are quite a few people at the top once the sun rises too so beware. You can read my guide on doing it here http://www.thelifestylecompound.com/guide-climbing-mount-sinai-egypt/

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I started climbing Mt. Sinai at 1:00 am with my son and our tour guide. It took us 4 hours to reach the top at sunrise. It was absolutely breathtaking! The view is amazing! And to be where God gave the Commandments to Moses was indescribable. Please take a sweater because as you reach the top it is very chilly.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

OMG this was the best. we paid roughly £30 pp. to be picked up around 9pm. travel for 3hrs or so then get to the mount sinai base and hike for 3hrs, while stopping every 1km. the top was so beautiful, never seen the sunrise. wsih I took small change for drinks up on the way. please ensure you take... More

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Ottawa, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you want a great story to tell your friends, just spend an evening on mount sinai. You will have everything for all your senses, even the sixth one. During day...Great hike, in the evening...amazing stars and delicious beduin tea, during your sleep...crazy dreams...and to wake you up in the early morning...the most enchanting religious hymns in all languages! Well,... More

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