St. Catherine's Monastery the world's oldest Christian Monastery still in use and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy this wonderful tour either in a half-day, or climb the mountain to see the amazing sunset or sunrise. A truly memorable experience!
What to Expect
Join us for a tour to St. Catherine's Monastery, the remarkable Orthodox Christian monastery that is believed to be in use since the year 381. Choose a half-day tour just to the Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or a more adventurous full-day tour combining the Monastery with a climb to the mountain summit for amazing sunset views!
We also combine a tour to St. Catherine's monastery with a trip to the calming and serene Oasis. The choice is yours – take your pick of these amazing and wonderful sights!
Our half-day tour departs from Dabah at 08:00, giving you a chance to explore the Monastery's incredible architecture, beautiful chapel, historic icons and ancient artwork. After taking your time to learn about this unique place, we will head back to Dahab at 14:00.
For the Mount Moses (Sinai Mountain) and St. Catherine’s Monastery (Sunset) tour, we will also begin with a visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery in the morning. After lunch, we will climb Mount Sinai, taking in all of the spectacular surrounding views before reaching the summit to observe the amazing beauty of the sunset. A wonderful sight!
We also offer a similar tour with the chance to enjoy an amazing early sunrise over the monastery. For this tour, we will leave Dahab at 23:00 and arrive at the Monastery at approximately 01:00. With an experienced guide, we will climb to the summit to enjoy the view of the star-studded night sky as we wait for the sun to rise over the horizon. A truly exhilarating experience!
- Entrance fee to the monastery
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Please remember to bring:
- your passport
- good hiking shoes
- sun hat/sun lotion
- warm clothes in the winter time (temperatures are lower than in Egypt)
The monastery closes every Sunday and is open from 10:30-11:30 on Fridays. On other days the monastery is open from 09:00 until noon.
The monastery is closed during Christian Orthodox holidays. Please check with our office for trip availability.