Weekly group tours into the Sinai desert from Eilat. Every Tuesday- St. Catherine Monastery,
Mt Sinai, camel and jeep tours. 1 & 2 day trips from Eilat into the Sinai


Not a single voice, no sign of water, no green grass. Inhuman solitude made of sand and God.
The Desert / John C. Van Dyke- 1911
 

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Tours to St Catherine’s monastery and Mount Sinai continue to be popular with visitors to Eilat. They are quite different to the usual run of the mill trips as they offer a genuine in-depth perspective  of the area and its inhabitants. They are suitable for experienced travelers who prefer a more rustic and authentic tour experience. Just over the nearby Egyptian border a 2 hour drive takes us to both Mount Sinai, St Catherine’s Monastery and the pictures sand stone area of the Sinai desert. We encourage people visiting Sinai or Egypt to cross the border the day or evening before the tour as this allows participants a comfortable morning pick-up time and they also have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Red Sea coastline and snorkelling on the coral reefs prior to their tour. Quality  accommodation is offered at very comfortable rates.  We provide a range of options from five star hotels to local beach huts. All transportation from Eilat is included as well as assistance at the border crossing.

 

 

Sinai jeep tour: The Baraka valley
Sinai jeep tour: The Baraka valley

 

1 day Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine Monastery: 
Tour price: $139  per person (min 4 participants)
Child under 12 price $119
 
2 days Sinai adventure: St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai and jeep tour in the sand stone area:
Tour price: $295 per person (min 2 participants)
Child under 12 years $270 
Including one night in a Bedouin hostel (recommended)
Single supplement $12
3 star hotel upgrade $22 per person.
Single supplement $30
 
 
2 days Sinai experince: St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai and camel ride in the sand stone area:
Tour price: $310 per person (min 2 participants)
Child under 12 years price $285 
Including one night in a Bedouin hostel (recommended)
Single supplement. $15
3 star hotel upgrade $22 per person
Single supplement $30
 
Prices do not include border fees - $68 per person and tips
 
 

Sinai tours: Climbing Mt. Sinai

 
 
 
St. Catherine’s Monastery & Mount Sinai- One day tour (Sinai tours)
Departing 6;00 am from Eilat this guided tour of St Catherine's Monastery and  Mount Sinai is a very full and active one-day trip for the more energetic travellers. We begin the tour heading straight to the towering red granite mountains of the high range where both St. Catherine’s monastery and Mount Sinai are found, this stunning area is a UNESCO world heritage site. The monastery was constructed in the 6 century and stands at the foot of Mount Sinai (traditionally believed to be the mountain on which Moses received the Ten Commandments). Although commonly called St Catherine’s it’s actual name is ’The monastery of the Transfiguration". Greek Orthodox monks care it for today in the same tradition as in centuries past.. Having toured St. Catherine’s monastery we take a picnic lunch and begin our ascent on the ancient pilgrim trail of Mt. Sinai, (Biblical Mount Horeb) known in Arabic as Jabel Musa (Moses Mountain). A two and a half hour walk takes us to the summit where we rest and take in the magnificent views. After descending the mountain we return to our vehicle for the drive back to Eilat via the Taba crossing.
Tour price as a part of a group: $139  per person, child under 12 price $119
Min. 4 people to operate the tour
 
 
Camel tours in the Sinai desert
Camel tours in the Sinai desert
 
 
Sinai - Two days Sinai adventure: 
St. Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai and jeep tour in the sand stone area  
Day 1- Visiting St. Catherine’s Monastery and Mt. Sinai as described in the 1 day tour above. Following the hike up Mount Sinai we drive to the local Bedouin village for the night in a nice Bedouin hostel or 3 star hotel. 
Day 2– we board our jeeps and begin our journey to the heart of the picturesque Sinai desert. Having reached the Sandstone area we leave the road for a breathtaking 4X4 adventure through this beautiful wilderness. In this area we find the beautiful rock formations of the White canyon where we take a one hour walk. We continue on to the Ein Hudra oasis and visit local Bedouins before carrying on to the ancient tribal cemetery of Nawamis (4000 BC), the famous ‘Rock of Inscriptions’, Mount Baraka, the Hollow Mountain and it’s incredible sand dunes.  As the sun sets we drive back to Eilat  via the Taba border crossing.
Tour price as a part of a group: $295 per person, child under 12 price $270
Min. 2 people to operate the tour
 
 
 
The Monastery of St. Catherine- Sinai
The Monastery of St. Catherine- Sinai
 
Sinai - Two days Sinai experience: 
St. Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai and camel tour in the sand stone area  
Day 1- Visiting St. Catherine’s Monastery and Mt. Sinai as described in the 1 day tour above. Following the hike up Mount Sinai we drive to the local Bedouin village for the night in a nice Bedouin hostel or 3 star hotel. 
Day 2- The real adventure begins! We board the most authentic and reliable form of desert transportation - the camel. This ancient desert wanderer allows us to get off the beaten track and experience the desert environment in the most magical and enchanting possible way. We begin the day riding and walking through the most scenic canyons and Wadis in the Sandstone area. Stopping on the way for tea and a Bedouin style picnic lunch, which includes traditional bread prepared on a campfire. We end the day at the picturesque oasis of Ein Hudra before returning around sunset to the road and our transport back to Eilat. 
 
Each person has their own camel and a camel handler is at hand to assist, some people choose to walk part of the way and ride part. It is run entirely by the local Bedouin of the area, they have limited English but bounds of hospitality and it is a truly authentic memorable desert experience.
Tour price as a part of a group: $310 per person, child under 12 price $285
Min. 2 people to operate the tour
 
 
 
The Bedouins of the Sinai desert
The Bedouins of the Sinai desert
 
 
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