St. Katherin which is one of the Christian Monasteries that is the oldest in the world. It was build during the 5thcentury by the Emperor Justinian.
When visit he monastery you will see a large collection of religious artifacts that are sure to be stunning. They are not all displayed, but the small museum has many of them on display that simply stunning. You will also be able to view a paper that has been signed by Mohammed that grants the monastery human rights such as freedom to worship, move about, and property.
The Saint Catherine Sinai monastery’s actually function is not to be a tourist attraction but to hold service. There is a period that tourists can visit but you will need to be out by noon. Only Orthodox Christians are allowed to attend the service beginning at 12:00 and going is nothing short of spectacular.
This trip starts at around 6:40am where we will collect you from your hotel and drive about 3 hours. We will make one stop along the way at a great valley with amazing sand dunes.
We will then travel to Catherine Village, arriving there at about 9:45 am and visit the monastery of St. Catherine which lies at the foot of Mount Moses in the heart of South Sinai. This is one of the most famous monuments of South Sinai with many attractions such as the Church of Transfiguration, The Skull House, Moses’s Well, and my all time favorite, The Burning Bush.
The tour will include a historical explanation of each site from our licensed guide.
After visiting the monastery you will get free time where you can visit the museum of the monastery which contains the oldest icons and manuscripts of the early stages of Christianity. It is the world’s second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican.
The museum entrance fee(not included) is a few dollars. You can feel free to take photo’s during this time.
Then will be colored canoyn – SALAMA.
We will then travel by jeep south for 45 minutes by HIACE on a paved street and then off the road for about half an hour by jeep 4X4.
Once we arrive, we will hike between a sandstone canyon. The walls here are beautiful with colors ranging from yellow, purple, reds, gold, and even magenta. The canyon wall in places will be 100 feet high. Expect light climbing and a hike of about 1.5 hours at max. This requires you to be in decent shape.
Last step will be Dahab City
We will then drive back to Dahab City where we get our lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch you will have the chance to go shopping in Dahab or explore the city.
This trip includes
This trip does not include
What to take with you?
- sports shoes
- head cover
- external charger for mobile
- winter jacket
Meeting point varies depending on option booked.