Egypt Cairo and Mount Sinai

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Egypt Cairo and Mount Sinai 6-day Tour including St Catherine Monastery. Watch the sunrise over the desert on this unforgettable visit to the spot where Moses received the 10 Commandments. Travel in A/C comfortable vehicle with your guide during the tours. A Bedouin will accompany you up to Moses’ Mountain followed by a tour of St. Catherine’s Monastery.
An ultimate touring experience of Egypt at an affordable and great value price.

 

At a glance

Day 1 Welcome to Cairo. Transfer to hotel
Day 2 Full day tour: Pyramids & Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara
Day 3 Full day tour: Citadel, Old and Coptic Cairo & Khan bazaar
Day 4 Cairo: day at leisure
Day 5 Coach travel to St Catherine in the Sinai
Day 6 Morning Mt Moses visit. Return to Cairo APT. End of tour

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Highlights

> Private guided 6-day tour offering the perfect adventure.
> Travel to the capital Cairo, one of the world largest and liveliest metropolises.
> See iconic sites such as the Pyramids of Giza, and Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara
> Also visit the world famous and beautiful Mount Sinai and St Catherine Monastery.

Country information

Best Time to Travel: October and April - but remember December and January are considered peak Season
However, tours are cheaper between May and September

Visa
A Visa is required when traveling on a South African Passport and must be obtained before departure

Gifts and Shopping
The Khan el Khalili Bazaar is a 500-year-old market and a great place to shop for printed fabrics. There is also a gold and silver market. City Stars mall is upmarket Mall and  

Money
The official currency is the Egyptian Pound

Water
Only drink bottled water and use it for brushing your teeth. Always keep bottled water on hand during your tours 

Tipping
Also called "Backshees" will be requested from you from anyone who offers a service.
But do not despair, tipping can be prepaid before your departure

Local interesting meals:
Ful Mudamas: broad beans in sauce
Koshari: lentils, macaroni, rice and chickpeas
Mahshi: stuffed grapevine leaves
Fiteer Baladi: known as Egyptian pizza, fiteer is buttery and full of artery-clogging goodness
Falafel (Tameya): a deep-fried mixture of herbs and beans is a favorite, especially among vegetarians
Kofta: minced beef or lamb with spices, rolled onto a skewer and barbecued over coals

 

St. Catherine

For many visitors to St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai, the trek to the mountain's 2,285 meters (7,495 foot) summit is a highlight of their visit.

There is a chapel at the top. It can be reached by either following the camel trail or climbing the 3,750 Steps of Repentance. Whichever way you visit, the final stretch is a grueling 750 rocky steps to the top, where you’ll be rewarded by spectacular views, plus the knowledge that you are standing on the spot where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Most visitors climb the mountain before dawn, arriving in time to catch the sight of the sun rising over the desert and surrounding peaks. To make things easier on your thigh and calf muscles, take the path on the way up, and the steps on the way down.

 


Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

  • Arrive at Cairo International Airport.
  • You will be met by our representative who will assist you through immigration, transfer to the hotel and check-in. (Check-in at 12:00 hours or prior if rooms are available)
  • The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
Day 2

Cairo (B)

  • After breakfast, enjoy a full day trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
Day 3

Cairo (B)

  • After breakfast, drive to Old Cairo to visit the Citadel, Old & Coptic Cairo including Hanging Church& Khan el Khalili Bazaar. No trip to Cairo is complete without a visit to the Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • The bazaar is colorful and exciting; full of all kinds of goods and shiny baubles. You can find the typical tourist trinkets here, but don’t let them distract you from the genuinely fine shopping to be found here.
  • Go to the spice market where you can buy fresh spices of any variety.
  • The perfume market is awash with countless mixing scents of essential oils.
  • Deeper into the market are the gold vendors and antique shops full of interesting pieces.
  • There are also fabric shops and carpet vendors and sellers of just about anything you might desire.
  • If you cannot find what you are looking for, do not hesitate to ask a vendor because there is a good chance they will know where to find it.
  • Even if you are not looking to buy anything take a walk through the winding alleys of this labyrinthine district and you will something that will catch your eye.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

Inclusions

  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative 
  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
  • Accommodation in selected hotels in a double/twin room sharing
  • Meal plan as per itinerary
  • Excursions with Local English speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
  • Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Tips
  • Services not stated in the itinerary

Validity

  • Rate valid for travel between 01 OCT 18 and 31 MAR 2019
  • Seasonal supplements for travel between 17 DEC 18 and 10 JAN 19​

    ​​​​​​Contact us for any other date of travel required