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Desert day trip + Mt Sinai and St Catherine

Dahab (0)
from/per person 100
  • Trekking


Desert Day Trip, with sunrise on Mt Sinai

A different way to see Mt Sinai and St Catherine, with time to relax and enjoy the desert.

St Catherine and Mt Sinai

Mt Sinai and Jebel Katrin (Catherine) are the 2 highest peaks in the central Sinai range, and are sites of great historical, religious and peaceful significance.

On Mt Sinai, Moses received the 10 Commandments; and the Holy Monastery of St Catherine at Mt Sinai is the oldest continually inhabited Christian monastery in the world.

In all its history, the Monastery has never been destroyed, and the monks live in harmony with the Muslim Bedouin of the Sinai.

For centuries, pilgrims and travelers have climbed Mt Sinai to watch sunrise from its summit. Then descended in the the morning light for a tour of the monastery.

What’s included

  • Desert day trip by jeep, exploring further on foot
  • Lunch and dinner
  • All transportation
  • Local Bedouin guide

Extras paid on site in St Catherine

  • 35 EGP optional library entrance at the monastery (well worth it if the library is open)



Safari starts and ends in Dahab.

  • The safari starts as a normal desert day trip, exploring mountains, dunes and hiking the Double Canyon with a local Bedouin guide
  • Towards sunset, gather for tea round the fire. Dinner, relax or nap in the Aresha
  • At midnight, depart for St Catherine (1 hr drive)
  • Meet the dedicated Mt Sinai guide from the Jebelaya Bedouin tribe, who will take you on the pilgrim path up Mt Sinai to see the sunrise.
  • Descend from Mt Sinai in the morning light, breakfast, then visit St Catherine monastery.
  • Return to Dahab by noon

Minimum 2 people to guarantee booking. Single travelers welcome. We will add you to a group, or suggest alternative date/safari. 

Would you like to see more treks and safaris? See them all on our main Trekking Sinai page