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Tour to St-Catherine Monastery and the Colored Canyon

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Highlights:

  • Sinai Peninsula
  • St. Catherine Monastery
  • Coloured Canyon
  • Marvelous Nuweibaa
  • Swimming in Aqaba bay

 

Itinerary:

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning at Sharm El Sheikh, and then travel to St. Catherine Monastery 220 km northwest Sharm El Sheikh (located in Sinai Peninsula is considered the oldest working Christian Monastery, and lies across the Red Sea in the desert South of Cairo

It was dedicated to a Christian Martyr called Catherine she was beheaded according to the story about her, the Angels then took her remains to Mount Sinai where the Monastery was located. This happened in the time era of the Roman Persecution. The Monastery was built on the order of Emperor Justinian at the site where Prophet Moses is supposed to have been seen; the Monastery walls contain the best collection of earlier Icons Art, Encaustic Art and the oldest testament by one of the most famous artists of the 15th century

After this you will drive in the desert for 120 kilometre by 4×4 vehicles, to the magnificent Coloured Canyon, which was formed by the elements over millions of years, Sinai’s Coloured Canyon is a natural phenomenon that stretches for over 1 kilometre, as Sinai was covered by the sea, and nowhere have the ancient seas left a more brilliant legacy upon the landscape, They were created by the erosion of water upon sandstone and limestone

In some places the deep coloration of rocks gives the canyon walls a prismatic and metallic sheen; in others, the stone is so smooth that it appears soft and billowy, and it consists of an accumulation of minerals such as iron oxide, magnesium and potassium along with other minerals

You will then travel back to Nuweiba for lunch and have a fantastic time swimming or relaxing for an hour in Aqaba bay

At the conclusion of your Tour you will be accompanied back to your Hotel

 

 Inclusions:

• Pick-up & return services from your Hotel in Sharm
• All transfers by air-conditioned 4×4 Jeep
• English speaking Egyptology Tour Guide
• Lunch during your Tour
• Bottled water on board the Jeep
• All tax & service charges

Exclusions:

• Any extras not mentioned in the program

• Optional activities

• Drinks 

• Tipping Kitty

• Personal expenses

 

Prices per person:

 

 Single   2-3 persons  4-6 Persons   7-10 Persons
 $ 325  $ 235  $ 200  $175

 

 

 

Itinerary:

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning at Sharm El Sheikh, and then travel to St. Catherine Monastery 220 km northwest Sharm El Sheikh (located in Sinai Peninsula is considered the oldest working Christian Monastery, and lies across the Red Sea in the desert South of Cairo

It was dedicated to a Christian Martyr called Catherine she was beheaded according to the story about her, the Angels then took her remains to Mount Sinai where the Monastery was located. This happened in the time era of the Roman Persecution. The Monastery was built on the order of Emperor Justinian at the site where Prophet Moses is supposed to have been seen; the Monastery walls contain the best collection of earlier Icons Art, Encaustic Art and the oldest testament by one of the most famous artists of the 15th century

After this you will drive in the desert for 120 kilometre by 4×4 vehicles, to the magnificent Coloured Canyon, which was formed by the elements over millions of years, Sinai’s Coloured Canyon is a natural phenomenon that stretches for over 1 kilometre, as Sinai was covered by the sea, and nowhere have the ancient seas left a more brilliant legacy upon the landscape, They were created by the erosion of water upon sandstone and limestone

In some places the deep coloration of rocks gives the canyon walls a prismatic and metallic sheen; in others, the stone is so smooth that it appears soft and billowy, and it consists of an accumulation of minerals such as iron oxide, magnesium and potassium along with other minerals

You will then travel back to Nuweiba for lunch and have a fantastic time swimming or relaxing for an hour in Aqaba bay

At the conclusion of your Tour you will be accompanied back to your Hotel

 

 

Prices per person:

 

 Single  2-3 persons   4-6 Persons  7-10 Persons
 $ 325  $ 235  $ 200  $ 175

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