Mount Sinai is a 2,285-metre (7,497 ft) moderately high mountain near the city of Saint Catherine in the Sinai region. It is next to Mount Catherine (at 2,629 m or 8,625 ft, the highest peak in Egypt).It is surrounded on all sides by higher peaks of the mountain range.
Mount Sinai’s rocks were formed in the late stage of the Arabian-Nubian Shield‘s (ANS) evolution. Mount Sinai displays a ring complex that consists of alkaline granites intruded into diverse rock types, including volcanics.
The granites range in composition from syenogranite to alkali feldspar granite. The volcanic rocks are alkaline to peralkaline and they are represented by subaerial flows and eruptions and subvolcanic porphyry.
Generally, the nature of the exposed rocks in Mount Sinai indicates that they originated from different depths.
We offer :
• Full-day private tour to Moses’ Mountain and St. Catherine’s Monastery
• Watch the sun rise over the Sinai Mountains
• Visit the historic St. Catherine’s Monastery, believed to have been built on the site of the Burning Bush
• Walk in the footsteps of Moses to the place he received the 10 Commandments
• Greek Orthodox chapel with its icons and famous Mosaic of Transfiguration
• Early-morning start means you miss the afternoon desert heat
• Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour