Travel to the Middle East and visit Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Uncover the beauty of Egypt’s illustrious Sinai Peninsula on a trekking adventure through one of the Middle East’s most captivating landscapes. Discover a past of biblical proportions and walk in the footsteps of the Israelites to Mt Sinai, drop in on gorgeous Suez fishing villages and search the scorching landscape for ancient temples. For those interested in history, or those wanting to get a closer look at this curious corner of the world – the Sinai Trek is a great way to get active and reach some truly incredible sights that will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Countries
Egypt
Themes
Walking
Code
XZXE
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 6, Max 20
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Explore the busy streets of Cairo
  • Pass by the epic Gulf of Suez
  • Trek through ancient dunes
  • Hike to the top of Jebel Sarabit
  • Visit a remote herb garden
  • Experience the natural beauty of the Sinai Peninsula
  • Discover the holy St Catherine’s Monastery
  • Climb to the summit of Mt Sinai

Itinerary

Get caught up in the chaotic urban rush that is Cairo. Perhaps arrive early and head over to the iconic Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx for a visual masterclass of ancient Egyptian architecture.
Leave the beeping horns and noisy marketplaces of Cairo behind and head for the Gulf of Suez, following the scenic Sinai Peninsula to Sarabit El Khadem, where the trek begins. Pass ancient mining sites, imposing mountains and towering dunes before heading for the summit of Jebel Sarabit – a challenging hike that offers some truly unbelievable views over the peninsula.
Begin the morning with a trek to Wadi Tellah. On reaching Wadi Tellah, stop off at a remote herb garden for an insight into traditional Bedouin medicine and a rejuvenating lunch. Continue on towards the base of the Sefsafa Mountains on the journey to St Catherine's Monastery.
Head for the famous St Catherine’s Monastery, built on what is believed to be the sight of the Burning Bush. Spend time learning about this holy site before preparing for the trek to the summit of Mt Sinai. Wake very early the next morning to travel to Mount Moses to begin the trek up the mountain. See the sunrise at the summit and marvel at incredible views of the sun illuminating the Sinai. Descend to Wadi El Arbeen camp for a welcomed breakfast. Depending on energy levels, choose from a longer or shorter trek - both are full of wonderful desert scenery.
Bid farewell to the Sinai Peninsula and head back to the lively streets of Cairo.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport
4x4, Minibus
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nights), Hotel (2 nights)

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