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Mount Sinai

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1-I have taken a long hike to Mount Sinai . The guide is fluent in English as are a number of his guiding team. They also have Spanish and German language capability. They accommodated my request to spend the night on the summit and provided...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We set off in a taxi on our adventure up Mount Sinai from our hotel ( Morgen Land Village ) at 11.30 pm arriving at the entrance of the mount to a group of guides and camels waiting for us. ( there’s an option to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

I hiked up Sinai for the sunrise, and was blown away! Bring a torch. Some folks had no torch at all which could’ve ended In a twisted ankle. Walk carefully as there is a lot of scree and loose rock. The trail wasn’t that tough....More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank jasonsd
Reviewed December 26, 2018

We were visiting it to see sunrise from the top. It was really nice scenery. This trip is not so difficult as many people says. It is really not a problem for healthy (not necessary fit) person. On the way there is a lot of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Great experience if u take good gear and precautions. Do it in summer If you get tired easily get a camel Pick up a good guide and take a lot of rests save your energy

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

I went with my family and I disected the trip. If you start the trip after 12 am, you would have to go fast and hard to make it in time without enough rest. The Bedouin "El Gibali" controls the mountain. Your tour guide will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ash M
Reviewed November 29, 2018

A climb up Mount Sinai tracing the footsteps of Moses. If you want to save up your strength to climb the last 700 steps to the top, you can ride a camel up. The camel ride is pleasant, but the seat are rather cramp, so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Extenuante Excellent to see God ( maybe you you reach Him, personally)...Obvious it is a religious adventure but be careful if you have advanced age or some fisical problems.Be aware about be a excruciate trip to the summit . very difficult

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Mount Sinai is quite high at 7497 ft. When Moses climbed up to received the Ten Commandments, he was around 80 years old. In present day not many 80 year old can climb up there. Even with camels helping half of the way, you still...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

I am one very lazy person and not active in sport at all. First time in my life I decided to hike the famous Mt.Sinai 750steps after almost 2 hours of Camel ride up before the 750 steps began. I’m glad to get help from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BethLahiff
April 5, 2018|
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Response from malotsoffun | Reviewed this property |
There is some unrest in the area. We were there on Feb 17th and we were in St. CATHERINE'S a group of 13 climbed the mountain, we were told that they may cancel if there were issues. It is very disappointing. I would be... More
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October 23, 2017|
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Response from Alejandro T | Reviewed this property |
oh yes, I forgot that includes the return van to Dahab and drops you off at your hotel...I think they left St. Catherine around 8 or 10 am depending if the group wants to stay to see the monastary when it opens, around 9am... More
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October 2, 2017|
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We had armed escorts in separate vehicles in front and behind us. A little alarming at first, but then realized it was just precautionary. No fear. Enjoy it! Just remember to not take any pictures of ANY military... More
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dorayme
Aviemore
Mount Sinai (2 Replies)
Hi We have booked two weeks holiday at the Ibertol Palace over Christmas and New Year. We are hoping to do the trip up Mt Sinai to watch the sun rise. I understand it will not be warm early morning up that high but can anyone advise on clothes please? Would a warm top do or is a jacket advised? Are there any other walks available in the area? Thanks in advance Dorayme
June 25, 2007|
Response fromNephthys|
Hi, We've been for the last 3 Xmas /NY & eve temps can get quite low. This last yr was a bit extreme & 1 eve was 13 degrees at 9.30pm. (daytime =21-25) It's anything from 13-19 in the eves at that time. However, when we went on the eve start gazing trip in the desert, I wore a sports thermal vest, 2 jumpers & a fleece! You will need a few layers, in my opinion! regards
Jordan C
Sussex
Just Booked! (5 Replies)
Mount Sinai Tuesday and Cairo Thursday... Busy Busy Busy! Not going to be the lazy holiday i first anticipated!
June 26, 2009|
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Who did you book Cairo with?
callumdougan
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mount Sinai - August (1 Reply)
Can anybody please advise what sort of clothing to wear when climbing Mount Sinai in August? Thanks
July 07, 2010|
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Maybe it comes a bit late and you already figured it out - it is very hot during the day, but at night (if you are doing the 2 AM sunrise tourist trap) it can be very cold, windy... but of course, you can rent blankets for about 2 euros in any of the cafeterias. The guys are cool,they just see too many tourists. Chill out with them, and you will see genuine Bedouin hospitality. I would suggest to go for the sun set, starting after a visit to the Monastery and returning when the sun dipped...More
vangoeva
montreal
First time to Israel, Jordan and Egypt??? Best way to do it? (13 Replies)
Hello, I had previously posted on another post to going to Israel for winter but I changed my mind of dates because I'll be able to make a longer vacation out of it. I've decided to go to Israel on my holly week wich I'd be arriving April 16 and departing Sat May 2.... I want to be in Jerusalem from that thursday until that Sunday (easter) this way I can go into bethlehem also. What I'm confused about how can I plan the rest of my trip? I want to go to: Nazareth, Dead Sea, ...More
October 16, 2008|
Response fromtouristisrael|
So how about after leaving Jerusalem on the Sunday, go up to Nazareth, go to the Sea of Galilee and tour the north. Then do in Tel Aviv. Then do your excursion to Petra and your Dead Sea stay. On your way to Cairo, stop at St Catherines. I dont know how long you want to spend where, but this is doable. Hope this helps.
austintraveler02
Austin, Texas
Eilat versus Sharm El Sheikh? (7 Replies)
As my question involves both, I'm posting on both Egypt and Israel forums. We have 3 days in our itinerary to plan between tours in Cairo and Tel Aviv. We want to go to St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai and find day trips are offered from Eilat, Israel and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Has anyone been to both Eilat and Sharm? We are looking for some comparison (pros/cons) between Eilat and Sharm to help with our decision. Other than the one day trip our thoughts are to just relax for a...More
November 15, 2010|
Response fromVisitIsrael|
Sharm el Sheikh and St. Catherine's are both in Egypt which makes the travela bit easier (no border crossings). The distance from either Eilat or SES is about equal. The advantage of SES is getting up and out without the time involved of crossing a border. If you are into diving SES is the place to be. On the other hand Eilat agents offer excellent tours of the Sinai including St. Catherines. In either case the guides are Egyptian, only the operations are handled by either an Egyptian or...More
Ning C
Using Eilat as a base to visit Petra and Cairo (4 Replies)
Hi, we are planning a trip to Israel (Jerusalem), Egypt (Giza and Luxor) and Jordan (Petra). We are thinking of flying into Tel-Aviv, go straight to Jerusalem, spend four or five days there then go to Eilat, from there take a tour to Petra. We return to Eilat then proceed to Egypt through the Taba border. We fly out from Cairo to Manila. My questions are: 1) Is it feasible to use Eilat as a base to visit Petra and Cairo? 2) We would like to visit Mount Sinai? Is it safe to go there?...More
June 26, 2017|
Response fromVisitIsrael|
Welcome to the Israel forum. You are asking questions that basically deal with two other countries. However it is possible to visit Petra from Eilat. There are several companies that organize tours there. 1) Eilat is not a base to visit Cairo. If there is a bus from Taba will will travel south to get to Cairo and is about a 10 hour bus trip. There are no flights from there. 2) Northern Sinai is ruled by unscrupulous individuals and it is hard to know if their actions are spreading...More