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Egypt Sinai Mountain Trekking and Hiking

Egypt Sinai Mountain Trekking and Hiking
Duration: 08 Days / 07 Nights
Availability: Available Daily
Pick up & drop off: From Cairo International Airport
Tour Type: Private
Guiding method: Live Guide
Guide Language: English, French & German

Egypt Sinai Mountain Trekking and Hiking 08 days / 07 nights of great experiences in and around St. Catherine allowing you to among others see St. Catherine Monastery, Moses Mountain and Palace of Abbas Basha Mountain on a private tour.

Highlights
Cairo: Great Pyramids – Sphinx – Egyptian Museum – Khan El Khalili Bazaar
St. Catherine: St. Catherine Monastery – Moses Mountain – Palace of Abbas Basha – Wadi Ghazna – Wadi Gibal – Gibal Bab – Farsh El Romana – Galt El Azraq – Wadi Zuweitin

You will have 07 nights accommodation included in this tour, at
4-star hotels
3-star hotels
Camp

Egypt Sinai Mountain Trekking and Hiking 08 Days & 07 Nights

Day 1: Arrival Cairo Airport & Transfer to your Hotel in Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo our Min Travel representative who will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. Transfer from the airport via private A/C car or mini-bus to your hotel for check in and overnight.

Today starts with a guided tour in Giza to visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments. Afterwards a tour of the great Sphinx; guarding the Royal Burial Chambers and temple of Cheops.
In the afternoon visit the Egyptian museum, this was established in 1902 near the city center in Cairo. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years of art — the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920’s when his tomb was excavated .
And finally a visit the legendary Khan El Khalili bazaar district for shopping. Return to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast and check out of hotel. The day starts with a drive from Cairo to the Sinai region, crossing the Suez Canal. Drive along the coast past the spring of Ayun Musa. Next stop is at Wadi Firan, the biggest oasis in Sinai. Continue driving to St. Catherine. Overnight in Camp.

Today starts with a climb on Mount Sinai at Jebel Muse – 2,285 meters. Then a visit St. Catherine Monastery (if open). Half the day is devoted to making all the arrangements.
On foot trek from the Sheikh’s to Abu Giffa Pass. It is man-made and part of the road to the ruins of the Palace of Abbas Basha. Stop at the top of the pass for a north-eastern view – look out over the El Raha valley, new village of El Millga and see an old tiger trap. Next descend into the Tubug valley and follow it until it meets Wadi Shagg. All along the way there are beautiful gardens. It is strictly forbidden to enter, unless invited. Along Wadi Shagg there are waterholes and pools, giant boulders, and ruins of buildings from the Byzantine period.
Continue to Wadi Ghazna – make our way at an easy pace west to the crossroad of the Zawatin-Naqb Gibal. Here there is a group of ancient olives trees. According to the Gibaliyah tribesmen, these trees were planted by the founder of the tribe. This is our first night stop. (If there is time, we may go on through Naqb Gibal towards Gibal Valley, where there are copses and wells, and stop there to shorten the next day’s hiked.)

Today starts with a trek ascending Naqb Gibal towards Gibal Valley and then descend to the berry tree at the end. From there climb a winding footpath called Um Siha to the top to lookout over Wadi Gibal and the rest of our route. Here is where the primeval landscape of Gibal Bab begins – pass through two beautiful valleys, Farsh Asara and Farsh Arnab, climb one of the following mountains: Ras Abu Alda, 2165 meters high, or Gebel Abu Gasba. From these summits the view is of primeval beauty. The climb is recommended for fit hikers together with an experienced guide. From here pass through the only fresh water spring, Ein Nagila. Then begin our descent to our next night camp through Naqb Bahariya to a Farsh El Romana. If there is time, visit Bab el Dunya to enjoy the view to the south-west and ruins of a Byzantine monastery before making Camp the second night.

Today using rope and guide assistance, descend into a narrow canyon, enter a narrow path where berry trees grow and reach the zenith of our excursion – a group of waterholes and pools called Galt El Azraq, where we can refresh and rest. Warning – the water is very cold! Then follow an ancient foot path, Umm Sila, to our next night camp Farsh Um Sila. If time allows, continue to Farsh Tuweita, a very quaint place to make camp for the third night.

Today take an easy route down Wadi Tuweita towards Wadi Tinya, south-eastward in a camel pass to Gebel’ Abbas Basha. Leave our heavy gear here and collect it on our way down the mountain. The climb is worthwhile and recommended. The path up is paved, an easy climb, and has a splendid view at the top at 2304 meters. This panoramic is one of the most breathtaking in the High Mountain range. Then ascent to pick up our gear and continue down on a paved path through Wadis Zuweitin and Tubug towards Abu Giffa Pass. From here continue to our starting point, El Milga village. Then transfer back to Cairo. Check in to hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast and check out of hotel. Assisted transfer to Cairo International airport for final departure.

Tour Include
Arrival/departure assistance & transfers at Cairo International Airport
All transfers mention in program by private Air Condition Vehicle
01 full day tour in Cairo to visit Egyptian Museum, Pyramids & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
04 days trekking in Sinai – Camels carry luggage
All entrance fees for sightseeing mention in program
All service charges and taxes
Private Licensed Egyptologist guide
03 nights accommodation in hotel in Cairo based on BB basis
01 night in camp at St. Catherine based on FB basis
03 nights in Mountain based on FB basis
One Lunch in local restaurant during tour in Cairo
Bottled water at Safari tour

Tour Exclude
International flights
Domestic Trains & flights
Visitor’s VISA *obtain upon arrival at airport for USD 25.- per person
Entrance to the inside of the Great Pyramid USD 17.- per person
The Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo USD 10.- per person
Solar Boat – near the Pyramids USD 05.- per person
Camel or Horse ride at pyramids cost USD 05.- per person.
Personal expense
Any item or service not mentioned
Tipping

Rates are per Person
All A/M rates are in US Dollars
The Summer offer valid from 01.05.2017 till 30.09.2017
The Winter offer valid from 01.10.2017 till 30.04.2018
The rates exclude Christmas, New Year & Easter Period
All A/M rates are per Person in double and single supplement

Child 0 – 5.99 is free of charge
Child 06 – 11.99 cost 50% from adult rate
Child up 12 y pays full charge as adult person