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

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I spent an unforgettable night on Mount Sinai,the road is hard but.... special.As the sky of Mount Sinai-you feel if you get up on tiptoes that you can touch the stars!About the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Ploiesti, Romania
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Ploiesti, Romania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I spent an unforgettable night on Mount Sinai,the road is hard but.... special.As the sky of Mount Sinai-you feel if you get up on tiptoes that you can touch the stars!About the sunrise-the most beautiful on the world!.Don't forget to thank them and reward the Bedouin guides....because nobody think of Bedouin life....By the way,i met the nicest Bedouin guides-Gomaa ,very... More 

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San Pedro, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The hike up Mount Sinai was worth the nine-hour drive from Cairo. I started the hike up the mountain at about 1:00 a.m., and like most pilgrims, took the Camel Path up. I was lucky enough to make the hike when the moon was nearly full, which provided a lot of light. However, you should be sure to take a... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I visited Mount Sinai as part of a package tour which saw us collected at 9pm from our hotel in Sharm, and transported to the mountain, for the overnight hike up the 7500 ft to the summit. The walk takes about 3 hours and is tiring but I am 60 and manged it without to much difficulty. There are regular... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Like: Mount Sinai, from wherever you see it, is majestically breathtaking. If you stand at the foot of the mountain, you will be in awe as you look following the contour of the Mountain upwards. My wife and I have climbed the mountain all the way to the top, where most pilgrims go to. From there the view is breathtaking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Long trip to St Catherine',s.But well worth it.Its also an early start.There are several variations of this Trip some actually walking up the mountain.I did consider this.But I think would be a long hard climb.We had a knowledgeable guide it was a lovely day.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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

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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