14 hoursStart time
Start time: 0630h (06:30am)
Duration: 14 hours
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.)
Your hotel in 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.
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.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
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
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, United States, 24/Oct/2008
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