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King Safari Dahab St. Catherine/Mt. Sinai Trip - Day Tours
El Masbat | Lighthouse, Dahab 00212, Egypt
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Ranked #10 of 10 attractions in Dahab
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: The monastery located in St. Catherine, Egypt has been called the oldest working Christian monastery in the world. The Burning Bush is located inside the monastery. Mount Sinai is the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. King Safari offers 3 trips to the monastery to choose from. Guests can decide to visit the monastery and hike to the summit to see the sunrise or sunset.
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“Great trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We went on a group tour to see the sunrise at Saint Catherine's/Mount Sinai with King Safari in Dahab and were very pleased with the service they provided. We were thruroughly briefed when we booked our trip about what the journey entailed and we also understood that all expedition companies which have a Saint Catherine's/Mount Sinai trip are required to use local Bedouin guides onsite at Saint Catherine's. When we booked, we were clearly told that the guide is more of a trail-finder safety guide than your traditional talking or educational guide as used in other sites in Egypt, such as the Pyramids. There were no problems whatsoever with this arrangement with myself and my friend, we were actually delighted to know that the Bedouins in this small village (Saint Catherine's) were given some work as it appeared that this area had no other employment option than tourism.

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“Friendly, Safe way to explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Our guide, Ammar, was very helpful and friendly on our trip to the White Canyon. The whole adventure was a lot of fun, even for people like me who are a bit scared of heights - Ammar was great at keeping me calm and moving. Lunch at the bedouin camp was delicious to

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“Good on a budget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you don't expect anything too fancy, this is fantastic. The driver didn't speak great English and neither did the guide, but given it's a fairly easy walk that's not really needed. The price (90 EGP) was pretty good I thought, and Mt Sinai itself is stunning. There's little point going around talking to different companies, as all the companies combine clients and get the same bus driver/guide (who are local Bedouin). Just focus on price! I also wouldn't worry about the government travel advice against going there if you go with a tour group - the bus goes in a convoy and there would need to be a pretty serious number of kidnappers to hijack that many buses and tourists! I think the incidents have mainly been with people in isolated vehicles. Finally, bring lots of layers - waiting at the top for sunrise is seriously cold!

Visited December 2012
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