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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It took us almost 3 hours drive from Sharm el Sheikh to St. Catherine and then walked and climbed up the mountain will took around 2 hours. It is very hard and you should be physically fit to go there. Very cold up in the mountain even if it's summer but while waiting for the sunrise it is really amazing!... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

For us it was an unforgettable experience. My mother, my Husband and i climbed up this Holy Mountain last 3 years ago. This is the mountain where God spoke to Moses. Mount Sinai or Mount Moses is located on the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt is the traditional site where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. It is 2285 metres... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was the highlight of my trip. I've always wanted to go hiking and what is a better place to start with except Mount Sinai a.k.a Mount Moses. It took us around 5-6 hours to hike and reach the top just in time to watch the exceptional view of the sunrise. All the effort was worth the panoramic scene from... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

How can one do justice to such a majestic place as Mount Sinai. I will always call it Mount Sinai, for it is the biblical name of the mountain. Though a Catholic Nun was martyred there, and the name was changed to St. Catherine's Monetary, I do not want anybody to ever forget why it was originally named Mt. Sinai.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

To climb Mt.Sinai is such an achievement i thought. An true to my thought it was. I did it though with lots of challenges...at some point i felt like i was over dressed on the way up only to realize that its very windy on the pick and hence you need to be very warm. The views on the pick... More

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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

arriving at 3 am to the parking lot to climb a mountain in a desert for an unforgettable sunrise sounded like just the adventure i was looking for. weaving up the dirt road with tourists, pilgrims cats, and camels in the dark, stopping for hot tea in a little roadside shack, cursing the stairs they say a monk carved as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I went there in Feb'14 with a group, the road itself is a bit dangerous & it was total darkness because we started the trip at 3 am to catch the sun rise, there is a rest every 3 km or so & they sell water & snacks..the biggest challenge we faced was the so called stairs before the mountain... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the greatest adventures of my life has been the climbing to Mount Sinai in Egypt. Last August (2013) eight wonderful trip mates and me arrived at Saint Catherine Monastery (The oldest Christian Monastery which preserves manuscripts and early printed books in its library) to start the climbing. To my surprise, we were received by a dozen of cats... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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