Mount Sinai and Saint Catherines Monastary Day Trip from Eilat

Duration: 17 hours
Destination: Israel, Southern District, Eilat

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  • 17 hours
  • Eilat
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


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 the Monastery that is the oldest continuously working monastery in the world. This is an amazing tour that should not be missed.

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Stop At: Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine 46512 Egypt

Start the tour from Eilat hotels. A driver will be picking you from your hotel at 10:00 pm to take you to the Taba border. They will help you with the border proceedings, and you will be passed over the border with a driver waiting for you on the Egyptian side. Drive to Mt. Sinai, and start to climb the mountain.

In the early morning hours, you will see the most magnificent sunrise. The view is astounding. Christian sages say that whoever climbs Mount Sinai and views the sunrise will be reborn, and all his or her sins will be forgiven. In the morning tour, the St. Catherine Monastery, including the church, which is dated from the sixth century. Continue to tour the “Burning Bush,” and “Jethros’ Well.” After the tour, you will stop for lunch and then start the drive back, stopping at a few sites according to the time — arrival back in Eilat about 3:00 pm.

Duration: 17 hours

Stop At: Saint Catherine, Saint Catherine, Red Sea and Sinai

In the morning tour the St. Catherine Monastery, including the church, which is dated from the sixth century.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • $65 per person departure tax and 60$ for visa
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up from any hotels in Eilat or private addresses

Departure Time

10:00 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


17 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews


12 May, 2017

Despite the evening commute and sleepless day, the reward of watching the sunrise at the top was stunning. Be prepared for the exercise of walking 7 km each way, of which the last 1 km or so is a steep incline. There is uneven surfacing, so it is best to wear comfortable good gripped shoes and walking assistance if required. You will start the ascension in the dark, so torches are a plus. If you can not make it all the way, you are able to ride a camel for a decent price. Additionally the seamless transport transition between countries and professional guides were fantastic, Mena and Musa.

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