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  • Address: Mount Sinai, Sinai Peninsula, Mt Sinai 4828513, Egypt
  • Admission: Free
Mount Sinai rises a lofty 7,497 feet (2,285 meters) above sea level and is an important religious pilgrimage site, where the prophet Moses is said to have received the 10 Commandments directly from God. Visit the site’s ancient monastery or hike to the summit for panoramic views of Egypt’s mountainous Sinai Peninsula. 

The Basics
Mount Sinai’s rocky slopes are steeped in history. Here you can explore St. Catherine’s Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built almost 1,500 years ago against the foot of the mountain; see the Chapel of the Burning Bush and a gallery of ancient icons; ride a camel to the mountain’s summit; or walk the Steps of Repentance—3,750 stone steps leading to Sinai’s peak. 

Mount Sinai tours typically last a full day and include a visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery as well as a hike or camel ride to the mountain’s summit. Sunrise tours leave late at night and allow you to climb the peak before dawn, arriving in time to see the sun rise over the desert and surrounding hills. For a personalized experience, opt for a private tour. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mount Sinai is a must-see for culture lovers and history buffs.
  • The hike to the summit can be strenuous; wear sturdy sneakers or hiking boots. 
  • Dress in layers if you plan to visit during sunrise or sunset, as it can be cold at the top of the mountain. It’s also possible to rent blankets at the summit. 
  • Multiple huts sell refreshments along the mountain path, so it’s a good idea to bring some spending money. 
 
How to Get There
By road, Mount Sinai is located roughly one hour from Dahab, 2.5 hours from Taba, three hours from Sharm El-Sheikh and Eilat, and six hours from Cairo. The easiest way to get there is by private vehicle or through an organized tour, although it’s also possible to take a bus from Sharm El-Sheikh and then hire a taxi from the nearby village of Al Milga. 
 
When to Get There
You can visit Mount Sinai year-round, although Egypt’s weather is most pleasant from October through April. Opt for a sunrise excursion to see the landscape at its most picturesque, as dawn transforms the surrounding mountains with shades of lilac and pink.
 
Walking the Steps of Repentance
Ascending Mount Sinai via the camel path and descending along the Steps of Repentance (also known as the Path of Our Lord Moses) is a classic way to experience the landmark mountain. According to legend, the 3,750 stone steps were created by a single monk who was repenting for evil deeds.

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Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Taba, Eilat, null
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Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Taba

Travel at night to St. Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai. Climb the mountain in darkness to take in the stunning sunrise from the mountaintop before ...  Read more

Location: Taba, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50
Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Dahab, Dahab, Private Day Trips
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Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Dahab

Travel through the night to Mount Sinai to climb the mountain at night to see sunrise from atop Moses' Mountain. Descent after dawn to visit one of the oldest ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.50
St Catherine Monastery and Mt Sinai Sunrise Tour from Dahab, Dahab, Full-day Tours
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St Catherine Monastery and Mt Sinai Sunrise Tour from Dahab

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Visit Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery on an excursion from Dahab. You will see the oldest active Christian monastery and watch the sun rise from the ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.40
Private Sunrise Tour: Sinai Mountain Climb and St Catherine Monastery from Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Sunrise Tour: Sinai Mountain Climb and St Catherine Monastery from Cairo

Visit the place where Moses received the 10 Commandments at the foot of Mount Sinai. Explore the beautifully isolated St. Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $660.00
Mount Sinai and St Catherine's Monastery Day Trip from Sharm El Sheikh, Sharm el Sheikh, Private ... 
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Mount Sinai and St Catherine's Monastery Day Trip from Sharm El Sheikh

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An exciting and very informative trip to the top of Mt Sinai to watch the sunrise and take in the historical interest in the area. This is where Moses was ...  Read more

Location: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Mount Sinai Climb and St Catherine Tour from Sharm el Sheikh, Sharm el Sheikh, Day Trips
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Mount Sinai Climb and St Catherine Tour from Sharm el Sheikh

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Enjoy Tours To climbing the mountain of Sinai and the sunrise view from one of the highest points in Egypt. Visit the Burning bush in St. Catherine ...  Read more

Location: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Moses, Dahab, Day Trips
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Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Moses

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St. Catherine's Monastery the world's oldest Christian Monastery still in use and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this wonderful tour you will visit the ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Mount Sinai and Saint Catherines Monastary Day Trip from Eilat, Eilat, Day Trips
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Mount Sinai and Saint Catherines Monastary Day Trip from Eilat

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Travel from Eilat to Mt. Sinai and St. Catherines’ Monastery to climb the famous mountain where it is said that Moses received the Ten Commandments. Tour ...  Read more

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery and Moses' Mountain at Sunrise, Sharm el Sheikh, Day Trips
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Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery and Moses' Mountain at Sunrise

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See the sun rise over the desert on an unforgettable visit to the place where Moses received the 10 Commandments. You'll travel in air-conditioned comfort with ...  Read more

Location: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.40
Quad Biking in Dahab, Dahab, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Quad Biking in Dahab

Experience the thrill of riding a quad bike, on desert trails that take you on a journey through the beautiful Sinai Wadis and Mountains; a trip that you won't ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.00

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