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Mount Sinai

Address: Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/day tour, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Type: Religious Sites, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/day tour, Watching sunrise/sunset

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Nabq Bay, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We've just visited St Catherines monastery and also spent a fantastic day trekking in nearby Wadi Itlah. The visit to the monastery was a really amazing experience, the centuries old history of a christian place of worship in a muslim country. Napoleon Bonaparte rebuilt part of it! The surrounding area is too quiet due to Govt. travel restrictions, which has... More 

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Shuswap
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We booked a tour with the hotel we were staying at in Dahab to visit the monastery. After a long scarey drive through the desert in a taxi that was in terrible condition, we arrived and bought our tickets. We were not told that the monastery was about to close and were refused entry into the building. They refused to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A most do if in the area and have a belief .the lady I was with is also going to Jerusalem at Easter And found it very emotional went on a tour from hotel cost £38 was cheaper with tours out side the hotel.

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Slovenia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Stardted from Sharm at 8:30, arrived at St Catherins at 1:00. Beduin guide made us a wonderful trip up, loads of caffeterias along the way. Price for hot drink is 10 LE. Sunrise is amazing. If u go to St Catherins, have some food (juices, chocolates, even sandwiches) for young beduins waiting at return.

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maui, hi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a must-do while visiting the Sinai Peninsula. We were staying in Sharm El Sheikh and hired a wonderful driver to take us here (it's about a 3-4 hour drive each way from Sharm because there are so many police checkpoints--the St. Catherine's Protectorate stop being the longest on the way out, which was a 1 hour wait "just... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I was with a group of 10 random people that I have never met before. We left the hotel around 9pm and drove up to saint Catherine. We started walking up around 3am together with a local guide (Khaled) who was super nice and super helpful. The walk takes between 2 and a half and 3 hours but already at... More 

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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We actually started hiking at 2 am and took a camel as I couldn't keep up with everyone else ( I was sick that day). I struggled didnt have the right gear as it was last minute decision ( seriously my partner and I decided 2 hours before the guide wanted to take off). The view up top makes you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Gazelle? Our guide gracefully glided up the mountain like it was no big thing. He would have a cig and wait for us to catch up not that we were lazy, far behind or out of shape, he does this almost everyday and sometimes twice a day. Aha! We drove in the middle of the night from Dahab and dropped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Myself and my partner were very sure we wanted to experience this once in a life time opportunity, so we booked the excursion to climb Moses Mountain to watch the sunrise. We were collected from our hotel in Sharm el Sheikh at approx. 9pm and the drive to the mountain took approx. 2-3 hours. We were offered a camel to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

After looking through the brochure handed to us by the Rep.we decided this was the experience we wanted. Only to be told they were no longer offering it as it is in the "Red Zone". Slightly disappointed we came away without booking anything. Later in the week we found an outside agent that was still running the trip and booked... More 

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