Excursions from Sharm

 

St Catherine's Monastery
(full day tour, approximately 8 hours)
An early morning start to this excursion begins at 2am with a drive from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Catherine's Monastery, (2 and a 1/2 hour drive). Upon arrival you will start to climb Mount Moses, which is the highest peak in Egypt at 2641 meters. It is believed that it is the mountain where Moses is reputed to have received the Ten Commandments. Christians, Moslems and Jewish pilgrim come from all over the world to watch the sunrise from the summit. On a clear day you can see over all of Sinai and even to the sea. After descending from the mountain you will be able to visit the St Catherine's Monastery which is the oldest known, continually lived-in monastery in the world and is still functioning today. The Monastery inhabits around 22 Greek Orthodox Monks, and a collection of Icons and library of scriptures second only to the Vatican in Rome. CAD225.00