One day Jeep Safaris
* Super Safari White Canyon tour
Saint Catherine's Monastery
The monastery is Greek Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the UNESCO report (60100 ha / Ref: 954) and website hereunder, this monastery has been called the oldest working Christian monastery in the world – although the Monastery of Saint Anthony, situated across the Red Sea in the desert south of Cairo, also holds claim to that title.
The monastery was built by order of Emperor Justinian I between 527 and 565, enclosing the Chapel of the Burning Bush ordered to be built by Helena, the mother of Constantine I, at the site where Moses is supposed to have seen the burning bush; the living bush on the grounds is purportedly the original. It is also referred to as "St. Helen's Chapel." The site is sacred to Judaism,Christianity and Islam.
This site is located 700 m above sea level along the way to St. Catherine, known for it's white soft sandstone terrain. When you descend, you will find Ain Khudra Oasis where you'll observe Bedouin families living in traditional tents, following the natural water sources for their livestock.
A palm tree and desert vegetation paradise located 53 km North of Dahab. At this site you will observe the desert at it's most natural state when Mother Nature has been so kind as to bring some rain. There is natural spring which irrigates the landscape.
Starting at 7 in the morning and drive for about two hours to visit St. Catherine's Monastery. After this we will continue for another one and a half hour to the White Canyon. You walk through the canyon for one hour with your guide. You will finish your hike in Ain Khudra Oasis. Here you will have lunch and relax. Then we drive to visit the Mushroom Rock before going back to Dahab around 5 in the afternoon.
Including: experienced guide, lunch and transportation in a landcruiser
Costs: 45 euro per person
This trip can be organised any day for a minimum of 4 people. Please book at least one day in advance. Please check with us to see if we have any other people booking.
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