Visit the oldest Christian monastery in the world, before climbing, clambering, and squeezing through and over boulders and openings in the limestone rock formations of the spectacular Coloured Canyon.
30 Minutes Before Event Time
After a rest and some delicious breakfast we’ll visit St Catherines monastery for a guided tour. Located on the very ground where god was said to have appeared to Moses in the Burning Bush, this is a very important site for Abrahamic religions that’s steeped in history, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is the oldest continuously inhabited Christian monastery in the world, with a history that can be traced back over seventeen centuries. The monastery pre-dates the divisions of the Christian world, its origins extending to late antiquity and amazingly is still inhabited by the same order of monks who constructed it in the 4th century!
After you’ve visited the amazing St Catherine’s Monastery we’ll drive into the deserts of the Sinai in a comfortable, modern Land Cruiser. Hailed as the ultimate 4×4, there’s not many places on earth these vehicles won’t go and this will be made clear as you zoom over the bumpy terrain of the Sinai Peninsula.
After just over an hour in the 4×4 we’ll arrive at the maze of sandstone rocks known as the Coloured Canyon! We’ll take the well-trodden but by no-means easy walk through the Canyon, climbing boulders, ladders, squeezing through tight rock formations and cracks and openings in the canyon and even at some points maybe a short abseil! It’s a great experience that binds the group together and you’ll find most of the way the group will be laughing and helping each other over the occasionally difficult climb.
This isn’t for the faint hearted but there’s great rewards for the active traveller as this is a fantastically fun trip amongst stunning scenery, and the professional SharmExcursions tour guide will always be available to help anyone needing it.
After a fantastic tour mixing culture and history with action and adventure we’ll travel back through the deserts to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.