While there are many different, beautiful things to see in the Sinai region, there’s no denying that Mt. Sinai continues to be among the most popular things to see. Thousands of people come to the area to climb the famous mountain and visit the Holy Monastery of Sinai every year, and a wealth of resources for those who want to make a similar trip have been made available through various sources.
If you are also looking to enjoy the sunrise at the peak of Mt. Sinai, it’s important to set your expectations first. As many previous visitors of the Holy Monastery have noted, tours of Mt. Sinai begin in Sharm el Sheikh at night, and last several hours, with the tour returning to Sharm El Sheikh in the afternoon. Luckily, most tourists will have no problem arranging tours, as most of them will take off right from the Sharm El Sheikh Airport.
Those traveling to Sinai from Cairo should also have no problem, as the airport here is equipped with the facilities to deal with the demands of its growing influx of tourists. Similar to how, according to information posted by Parking4less, major airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick have established their own bus services and are even serviced by their own train station, Cairo is serviced by a range of private and public transport companies, which sees travelers brought to St. Catherine by 6 or 7 in the evening, where they can then begin their tour.
The only problem is that taking a bus from Cairo can take upwards of 7 hours, and many would be better off taking a flight out to Sharm El Sheikh airport instead, and then taking the 2-hour bus ride to St. Catherine from there. The trek up to Mt. Sinai usually takes around 3 hours, culminating in watching the sunrise at the peak. The tour then descends the mountain for a tour of the monastery, and they will also provide you with free transport back to your hotel or to the airport.
Sinai is becoming increasingly accessible to those who want to experience the beauty of Egypt, and with dedicated public and private transportation now available, there is no reason not to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful region.