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St Catherine's Monastery, Coloured Canyon and Dahab - Tour from Sharm el Sheikh

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Key facts

Where: Sharm El-Sheikh , Egypt Duration: 14 hours

Highlights

  • Included entrance fee and guided tour of St Catherine’s Monastery
  • Drive through the spectacular Coloured Canyon in a 4x4
  • Lunch is included at a local restaurant
  • There will be time for souvenir shopping in the town of Daheb
  • Tour is led by an expert guide

Overview

Take a trip to the most visited landmarks of Sinai on this day trip from Sharm el Sheikh.

Drive to the holy St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai. Believed to have been built around Moses’ Burning Bush, you will see the imposing citadel, the illuminated manuscripts, the ancient Greek and Russian icons, the Arab mosaics and the basilica which houses the relics of St. Catherine.

The tour also includes a visit to the Coloured Canyon of Sinai, which attracts tourists for its spectacular display of multi-coloured cliffs and time for shopping in the town of Daheb.

Itinerary

In the morning, you will be picked up in a 4X4 safari jeep from your hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the St Catherine's monastery, one of the most famous monasteries of the world.

The monastery is located at the foot of Mount Sinai and was constructed by the order of Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565. Inside, you will come across priceless works of art, including Arab mosaics, Greek and Russian icons, Western oil paintings, paintings on wax, marbles, enamels, chalices, including one donated by Czar Alexander II in the 19th century, and another by Empress Catherine of Russia in the 17th century.

Further on, proceed to the Coloured Canyon in Nuweibe to see the wonderful natural colours of the rocks. The walls of the canyon reach up to almost 16 stories and are the most colourful and intriguing rock formations in the Sinai Peninsula. The canyon was created by the erosion of water upon sandstone and limestone. After viewing the rock formations, take the main road to an oasis. Stop for lunch on the way.

Continue to the quaint seaside town of Dahab where you can pick up some interesting souvenirs at reasonable prices.

After shopping in Dahab, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh.

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The Super Safari to St. Catherine's, Colored Canyon, and Dahab was a good tour.  Our guide was excellent. We really hadn't received or possibly looked closely at the details.  We... Ken Humphrey

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Thursday

Duration

14 hours

Start time

Start time: 0630h (06:30am)
Duration: 14 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh

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Inclusions

  • Entrance fees to St Catherine's Monastery
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation in a 4X4 safari jeep
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • A range of meats, salads and pastas will be offered for lunch, vegetarian options are available
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