Visiting the Saint Catherine and Walking through the Colored Canyon
Enjoy a great 4WD Safari to visit Saint Catherine Monastery, explore the colorful and beautiful Colored Canyon and having a delicious lunch.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Large Group
An ultimate 4WD safari into the Sinai Peninsula, to visit St. Catherine Monastery, the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. Then drive to Nuweiba to explore the beauty of Coloured Canyon, as you climb over and down boulders and walking through maze of rocks.
That is not all; you will have your lunch with some local cuisine at fine restaurant while enjoying the unique view of the Red sea.
*NOTE* Reservations for Sundays and Fridays are NOT available.
Things You Should Take
- Your passport.
- Sunglass and Hat
- Comfortable shoes (Trainers would be best for this excursion).
- Sun cream.
- Extra Cash (in case you want to buy extra drinks or HD photos).
- Hotel pickup and drop off by A/C Land Cruiser.
- Lunch in a restaurant.
- Mineral water throughout the day.
- English Speaking Guide.
- Gratuities (optional).
- Drinks at restaurant.
- Extras not mentioned in the program.
You will picked up from your hotel around 07:00 AM by Modern Jeep and drive into the heart of Sinai Peninsula where the Saint Catherine monastery is located.
Saint Catherine Monastery
Now it is time to visit one of the most famous monuments of Sinai “Saint Catherine’s Monastery”, this monastery built in the 6th century at the age of the emperor Justinian, it was the same time of building enclosure wall surrounding the monastery right now. This walled Orthodox complex believed to stand on the site of the Burning Bush, where Moses is traditionally held to have spoken to God. At the beginning of the 11th century, The monastery named Saint Catherine in honor of saint Catherine, one of the earliest Alexandria Christians martyrs.
Head inside and tour the highlights of this venerated building. Explore the icon-coated 6th-century Basilica of the Transfiguration and view treasures such as the Mosaic of the Transfiguration as your guide explains their religious significance.
Walking through Coloured Canyon
Now then, you will start to lead to one of geological wonders of Sinai “The Coloured Canyon”. It is very narrow walls with 40 meters high and more than a meter wide, which made out of sandstone. You will start to walk through the Canyon, climbing boulders, ladders, squeezing through tight rock formations and cracks, an extraordinary colors and shapes of the rocks with stunning colors range of hues from dark brown to red to straw yellow due to the presence of magnesium and iron oxides.
You will have your lunch with some local cuisine at fine restaurant in Nuweiba.
Drop Back Location
About 06:00 PM, you will dropped back to your hotel at Sharm El Sheikh after an enjoyable day.