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Address: Saint Catherine, Egypt
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/day tour, Watching sunrise/sunset

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What an exhausting climb, but well worth it.

We wanted to be on top of Mount Sinai in time for the sunrise, so we started while it was still very dark. We climbed up and up the side of some mountains (or hills), and every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
JanisB92
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We wanted to be on top of Mount Sinai in time for the sunrise, so we started while it was still very dark. We climbed up and up the side of some mountains (or hills), and every time we turned a corner, I thought we must be close, but the climb just kept going up. My favorite part was looking... More 

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Conwy County, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Do not take this trip if you are not fit! There should be a warning that if you have young children, a disability or are not a fit person (like me!) its not for you. It is a 7 kilometer hike up steep rough terrain with camel holder trying to sell you a camel ride all the way up. On... More 

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

that was an impressive hiking since it was spiritual hiking, especially to feel how Moses' life was. it was exhausting, but you can rent a camel to ride from the Bedouins. it will reduce your time, so you can enjoy the sunset at he the of the mountain. unforgettable experience!

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Sofitel Taba Heights arranged our transportation to and from Taba, our Bedouin guide, a camel for us to ride two-thirds the way up, admission to St. Catherine's Monastery and a guide in the monastery. We left Taba about midnight and arrived to start hiking about 2:40 a.m. We were on top and waited about 45 minutes for sunrise. Fantastic... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were planning with my friends cos its on my name. it was very long trip to catch the mountain. Very long and interesting story. We visit Monastery greek Ortodox /male only / we visit church of saint Katrina. Saw her saint body. Left candles and some money. Visit greek museum inside. All monas men were very happy to see... More 

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Marseille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

not the most beatifull place to be seen, the gardens around st cahterine for examble are much mor beautifull than mount sinai

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

didnt expect so many people to be hiking up the mountain with me. The journey was quite demanding, but plenty of spots to stop, rest. The beduins min-shops offer water, tea , snacks every curve. The view from the top is truly rewarding. It was freeezing cold. We started climbing at midnight and reached the top just on time for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The only oasis in the dessert where jesus was believed to have led his disciples. A hot and windy place but the mass of the place is beyond words

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a really stenuous night time hike up the fabled Moses mountain - Mount Sinai. Not easy at all and many of the folk around me hired camels to taxi them up to the beginning of the formidable 750 'steps' to the top. But the views are stunning. A one off experience, but don't go if you suffer vertigo.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a fantastic trip. I recommend that everybody do this. Experience: Riding a camel under the clear starlit sky with the moon half full, this was just like a scene from adventure movie. Seeing the sunrise at the top was one of the most spectacular things I've seen and believe me, no image or video can do this just.... More 

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