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South Sinai

Sinai looks like nothing so much as the surface of the moon, that is the reason it is said that the name Sinai derives from the lunar deity Sin.
Early inhabitants, worshipping the Trinity: Sin (Moon), Shamash (Sun) and Ishtar (Venus) named the peninsular after the moon-god Sin.

South Sinai governorate’s capital is El Tor on the Suez Gulf. It has the highest mountain in Egypt, the summit of Saint Catherine which is 2637 meters high above sea level. It hosts Nuweiba and Al Tor sea ports as well as international airports at Sharm El Sheikh, Saint Catherine, El Tor and Taba. Its main cities are Sharm El Sheikh, Nuweiba, Dahab and Saint Catherine.
The peninsula that contains all the elements of magic and attraction

Suggested Tours during your stay in South Sinai “ Land of Turquoise”


Sharm El Sheikh / Ras Mohamed


One of the most beautiful sites all over the world. A paradise on earth that God gifted with more than 130 kind of the most gorgeous coral reefs and more than 1000 species of rare fish.
An extremely distinct marine life wild animals, birds and mangrove trees.
You will have the opportunity to snorkel, swim or dive in this recently declared national park.
You can witness the most enchanting view of both Aqaba and Suez Gulf from the ”Shark Observatory”.

Tiran Island


Sail with the Boat to the north east of Sharm El Sheikh, where Tiran island is not only perfect for snorkeling and diving, but is also the perfect site to see the coral reefs for those who can’t swim.

Colored Canyon


One of the geological wonders of Sinai where you will discover the extraordinary different colors and various shapes of the rocks. The latter are a natural gift of nature.
In some points these rocks can reach 40 meters height. They are made of sandstone possessing an incredible range of hues; dark brown, red and straw yellow, and this is due to the presence of manganese and iron oxides.

Mount Moses


A pilgrimage trip from Sharm El Sheikh to the mountain where Moses spoke to God and was delivered the tablets of the Law with the Ten Commandments.
It is 2285 meters high and 750 steps. Climbing the mountain at night is a memorable experience to be able to watch the sunrise from its peak.
On the summit there is a small church and a mosque.The view from the peak is truly breathtaking and well worth the efforts of ascending it.

St. Catherine Monastery


Located at the foothills of Moses mountain. It has attracted pilgrims since 337 AD, when the Empress Helena, mother of the Byzantine king Constantine, ordered the building of a sanctuary, around the site where Moses is reputed to have came across the Burning Bush.
You can also visit the richly adorned East Orthodox church with the oldest and striking mosaics the "Burning Bush" chapel, the library that ranks second to that of the Vatican for the collection of the rare best-preserved and priceless ancient manuscripts and icons, as well as "Moses Well".

The Fortress of Pharaoh’s Island


Pharaoh’s Island, also called Coral Island or Geziret Faraoun, eight kilometers south of Taba and 250 meters off the coast, occupies a strategic and unique position overlooking Aquqba Gulf. The Phoenicians were the first to make use of this island’s natural harbor during the 10th century BC to foster trade with Egypt.
Early in the 12th century the Crusaders built a fortress there, to protect pilgrims traveling between Jerusalem and the Monastery of St Catherine and to harass Arab trade as well.
Sultan Salah El Din (Saladin) evicted the Crusaders from the island and significantly strengthened the fortress later in the 12th century.
Today you can follow in the footsteps of the legendary Lawrence of Arabia and explore the fully renovated fortress of medieval character with its towers, arched doorways, sleeping quarters, baths and kitchens.

Dolphin show


Why not treat the family to a fantastic Dolphin Show in Sharm. These are very clever animals and are amazing to watch. These beautiful animals are trained by Russians and you can watch them dance and perform acrobatics to the music and even get to see them draw! fantastic. There are 3 lovely dolphins from the Black Sea.

Desert Safari


Make your visit to Sharm El Sheikh something really special! Desert safaris are the best way to experience the mystery of this extensive desert. There are specialized desert safari packages and tour itineraries available for those interested in desert adventure. The tour is carried out by either camels quad or 4x4 vehicles .

Diving


South Sinai is well known for the various places suitable for diving,such as Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Noweiba and Taba. People come from everywhere to explore the underwater wonders, including pristine reefs,rare species of fish in addition to fauna and flora and many shipwrecks.
The same destinations are suitable for both relaxing vacations and diving.
On the western coast of the red sea in El Gouna, Hurghada, Soma Bay, Safaga and El Quseir,you will discover an ideal environment for the growth of coral reefs and a whole marine life.
There are many certified diving centers with professional instructors where you can receive either initial or advanced diving courses.

Petra


Petra lies on the slope of Mount Hor. It is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma’an, known for its rock cut architecture.
Established sometime around the 6th century BC, it is a unique, pink and salmon colored 2,000 year old rock-carved city, that served as the capital of the Nabataean Arabs, Petra, means "stone or rock" in Greek, it is most famous for "The Treasury", otherwise known as Khasneh (Khazne Faraoun).

It remained unknown to the Western world when in 1812 it was introduced by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.
In order to find the site without arousing local suspicions, Burckhardt disguised in a pilgrim seeking to make a sacrifice at the tomb of Aaron, a mission which would provide him a glimpse of the legendary city. He managed to bluff his way through successfully, and the secret of Petra was then revealed.

It was described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" by John William Burgon.and as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage." by the UNESCO.
Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of "the 40 places you have to see before you die".

Jerusalem


Jerusalem is a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Jerusalem is the capital (though not internationally recognized as such) and largest city of Israel in both population and area.
The city has a history that goes back as far as the 4th millennium BC, making it one of the oldest cities in the world.
Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Judaism.
In Christianity, Jerusalem has been a holy city since, according to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified in c. 30 CE and 300 years later Saint Helena found the True Cross in the city.
In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city. It became the first Qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (Salah) in 610 CE, and, according to Islamic tradition, Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later.
As a result, and despite having an area of only 0.9 square kilometres (0.35 sq mi),[11] the Old City is full of of important religious sites, among them the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque.

Over day Cairo


When in South Sinai, you can go to Cairo for the over day.
There, you will have the opportunity to see the Great Pyramids and their guardian the Sphinx, the legendry and mystical statue with the body of a lion and a human head.

Then, you will visit the Egyptian museum, the largest of Egyptian antiquities museum all over the world.
The most interesting is the collection of Tut Ankh Amon ‘s treasures.

You will end the day with a walk in Khan El Khalili bazaar, the greatest and oldest open market in the middle east, where you can buy typical Egyptian souvenirs.