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Hurghada & South of Red Sea

Sinai is a sacred land and a long fascinating history. This triangular peninsula is bounded on the west by the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Suez, on the east by the Gulf of Aqaba and Israel's Negev Desert. It is essentially a continuation of the desert while its wild landscapes have been Bedouin's domain until now.

Sinai remains best known for its religious connections. While the word itself may come from an ancient religious cult, most people are familiar with the name of Sinai from the Bible and the Holy Koran. It was stepped over by many prophets and messengers among whom were Abraham, Joseph, Jacobs, Moses and his people in their epic 40-year journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, and Jesus Christ. Sinai also witnesses the rise of Islamic conquest of Egypt by Amr Ibn El-As.

Modern Sinai offers numerous attractive winter and summer resorts, Ras Muhammed Egypt's first marine national park, Mount Catherine and St Catherine's monastery, the center of religious tourism in Sinai. Enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurf or other water sports in the crystal clear waters (Dahab, Nuweibaa, Sharm El Sheikh), or fishing activities, relaxation on the golden sandy beaches surrounded by mountains (Taba). In the evening, join the exciting and folkloric nightlife amidst a charming refreshing breeze. You can also choose to join a trip to Jordan, Petra or Sharm El Sheikh remove it by ferry. Or to Jerusalem through taba border

Points of Interest
  • Exploring the Underwater Life
    Explore the under water life in many choices for Day Trips to Ras Muhammed or Shore Diving in Dahab.

  • Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's
    Mount Sinai is revered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike as the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. And, according to belief, it was in the valley below that God spoke to him from a burning bush. The area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002.

    Mount Sinai (in Arabic, Gebel Musa, the Mountain of Moses) is identified with the biblical Mount Horeb, where Moses spent 40 days and received the tablets bearing God's commandments.

  • Monastery of St. Catherine
    Nestled in the shadow of the sacred mountain is the Monastery of St. Catherine (Deir Sant Katreen), where communities of monks have lived almost uninterruptedly since its founding in the sixth century A.D.

  • The Bedouin
    Although increasingly they are settled people and have largely traded their camels for pickup trucks, the original inhabitants of Sinai, the Bedouin, still maintain many of their nomadic traditions.

  • Southern Sinai
    Southern Sinai is a great, jagged, rust-colored expanse of mountains, with drifting sands carpeting its valleys and plains. Almost completely uninhabited and bisected by a single surfaced road, this region is difficult to explore but extremely rewarding.

  • Safari Trips
    Choose to enjoy the Sinai desert by Jeep or Camel ride in day trips or overnight camping to explore the colored canyons ( Canyon) . motorist can detour north to the remains of a pharaonic temple at Serabit al-Khadim. In Wadi Mukattab (Valley of Inscriptions), there are more rock inscriptions and stelae, some dating to the 3rd dynasty.

Day Trips
» Cairo
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» Jerusalem
Choose to go to Jerusalem on a short programmed visit.

» Petra
Over day trip: Go by ferry from Nuweiba and visit Temple of Petra.

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