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St. Catherine 2 days trip from Taba by bus

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From 250$

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Description

Get excited by our adventure trip to Moses Mount and visiting St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai. Start your tour with climbing the Moses’ Mountain. Then proceed to visit Catherine Monastery which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world.

Inclusion

  • Pick-up and drop-off services from Taba board gate (Egypt side)
  • All transfers on a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All admission fees to the sites as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch during the tour at local restaurant
  • Accommodation 01 night in St Catherine hotel on BB
  • Bottled water in the vehicle during the tour
  • All service charge and taxes

Exclusion

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities/Tipping (recommended).

Tour Itinerary

From Taba Border, and drive to St. Catharine, where we will make a thorough visit to the monastery, including the museum with its priceless objects, and ancient icons and manuscripts. In the afternoon we will meet the monk responsible for the famous library of the St. Catharine’s monastery, known for its old manuscripts. We will also join the monks in their evening prayer (pretty boring, but an experience…). We will spend the night in Monastery's Guesthouse. Spending the night there gives us an opportunity to have a close encounter with the monks that run the guest house and the Muslim Jabaliya Bedouins that have a long tradition of working closely with the monks in the monastery. This will also open us to the famous library & the evening prayer at the monastery, at a time when the monastery is really quiet and closed to the public.

We will spend the whole day exploring Mt. Moses from sites mostly unvisited: After breakfast, we will drive to Sheikh Mousse&rsquo's House, where a staff of Bedouins with camels will join us. A Bedouin " Dalil" (Pathfinder) will join us as we will climb Mt. Moses from behind, on ancient paths built by the eremite monks more than 1500 years ago. We will visit many archaeological sites built by those monks, sites that will enable us to understand in a better way the spiritual world of the eremites. This is a very spiritual hike that gives us also a direct biblical experience, just like in old times… Reaching " Elijah's Plateau" – a place with its own biblical and monastically importance, we will meet our camels and the rest of the Bedouins, later you will ascend the summit of Mt. Moses, and then descend the mountain through " The Stairs of Repentance" built in the 6th century, visiting on the way the " Chapel of the Flees" as well as other archaeological and religious sites. A car will wait for us at St. Catherine's Monastery and take us back to the Taba border

Prices Prices

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2024. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.

Children Policy
  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room).
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
1 Person

500$ Per Person

2-4 Persons

350$ Per Person

5-8 Persons

300$ Per Person

9-16 Persons

250$ Per Person

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  • Please note that the tour itinerary and order may change.
  • This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date. Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • The duration of the tours are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

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