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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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The best camel ride experience is climbing Mt. Sinai with the camel. It was an experience of total abandonment to a camel in the dark. Flashlights are not allowed because it might distract the camel. With childlike trust, it creates a mystical experience as the creature brings you halfway up the mountain peak until the path gets too small for... More

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Novara, Italia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The environment is fascinating, the mountains,the rocks,the desert..BUT the visit to the monastery is disappointing.You are not allowed to visit the place, only the tiny courtyard with Moses'Bush and Well.The Orthodox Church must be wonderful, were you allowed to see it.When you get in,you have to walk along a small corridor, from which you can't even see the mosaic on... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We hiked Mosas mountain at night which is 3 hour hiking to see the sun rise, it was really tough but it was really beautiful on top, please take something heavy with you if you are hiking at night it's freezing on top, however I recommend the night hike because it's melting the day one really hot and then we... More

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Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We climbed Mount Moses in March 2013. Starting around midnight and reaching the top around 5am! It's a difficult climb, with a LOT of steps near the summit, but worth it to see the sunrise! It was freezing at the top in March, so we hired blankets to keep warm as we watched the sun come up. I'm proud to... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I knew I couldn't let this pass so I added this in my itinerary while already in Egypt in Oct2012. It was highly recommended even though I had to pay extra $500 for this experience. It was well worth it and more. That included airfare from Cairo, a day pass at the hotel and snorkeling, private van with driver, tour... More

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