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Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Type: Religious Sites, Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/day tour, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

driving through the mountains was amazing. the views and the religious stories that this areas makes it all very exciting. You have to carry water and make sure you have a solid vehicle. Hire a car through your hotel to be on the same side. I imagined how people lived there 2 000 years ago. Amazing sun kissed mountain are... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cairo, Egypt
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Don't miss hiking in the desert. You will feel something different in the mountains, something great, OKAY so what I recommend: 1- You should have a guide from arab bedouins because they know how to take the best way inside Mountains. 2- Generally people who live there and particularly children are very special so don't miss to have some talks... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Mount Sinai. One of the top destinations on my trip through the Holy land. Reading most of TripAdvisor reports on climbing to the top and to admire the sunset. Well I am not that young any more (almost 60), but still in a quite good shape. We have left our hotel in St. Catherine at 2 in the morning. In... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Tips: Pack for bus sleep (ear plugs, eye mask, pillow) +5 on top is freezing cold. Do dress for coldness Bring cat food with your lunchpack. 20+ poor creatures will even eat bread at the base camp

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We booked a trip to St Katherine's Monastery through Cosmos while we were staying at the Oriental Resort in Sharm el Sheik. We were picked up from our hotel at 6.30am and travelled through the desert in a comfortable minibus, watching the sunrise over Tiran Island on our way. Some way along the road, we were joined by guests from... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was definately one of the highlites of my 3 weeks trip to Egypt! It is a long journey to do the sunrise trip but worth all the effort. One needs to be fit an the climb in long and brisk, one has to keep up to your group, that said if you do feel you've bittten off more than... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Moses is a prominent figure in the 3 Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This is an amazing 14km (total both ways) night climb under the stars, following the foot steps of Moses to where he received the 10 commandments at the summit to the monastery where the same water well Moses met his wife and even viewings of the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a truly amazing experience but depending on the time of year will depend on how cold the summit will be. They were not quite truthful with how long it would take (5hours) and how far (7km) We arrived and started walking at midnight and it was 2km to our first 5 minute break (bare in mind you are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I booked a trip to see the sun rise at Mount Sinai (Mount Moses they call it locally) with a visit to St Catherine's Monastery. It was a night time trip, was collected at my hotel around midnight, then a couple of hours in the minibus. Our guide handed our group over to the local Bedouin guides and we were... More

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