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St. Catherine's Monastery
St Catherine's Monastery
Sharm El Sheikh Excursions

Even though there are plenty of fascinating things located in Sharm El Sheikh, you may also want to visit some other exciting parts of the Middle East. Since Egypt is on good terms with her neighbours, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that you can go on day tours to almost any country in the region. This includes being able to visit Jerusalem, as well as some of the most sacred shrines and temples in the world.

Many people that visit Sharm El Sheikh enjoy taking an excursion to see the Great Pyramids. If you choose to go by plane, you can fit a tour of these stunning ancient monuments in the morning, and then take a boatride down the Nile in the afternoon. On the other hand, if you decide to travel by bus, your outing will last for two days. You can also hire a private bus, and enjoy all the comforts of having a personal translator and guide.

If you are more interested in the wild and untouched nature of the desert, you may enjoy a tour of Coloured Canyon. As you take in the sight of rocks that have been shaped by the wind and sand, you will see and endless variety of colours and patterns. During this excursion, you may also be able to catch sight of some of the animals that live in this area. In addition, if you are fortunate enough to travel just after it rains, you are sure to see some of the most fascinating plants in world.

Interestingly enough, you can also travel from Sharm El Sheikh to Jerusalem by bus. If you want to get a feel for different cultures in the Middle East, you will have plenty of opportunities as you journey from Egypt to Israel. While you are travelling between these two nations, you may also want to see St. Catherine's monastery, as well as Mt. Sinai.

The trip to St. Catherine's Monastery takes around three and a half hours. The 1,700 year old St. monastery was built by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565, enclosing the Chapel of the Burning Bush at the site where Moses was supposed to have seen the burning bush.

If you're feeling energetic you can climb up the 7,500ft high Jebel Musa (Moses' Mountain) and view the awe inspiring panorama that he would have seen.

Once you start considering all of the excursions that are available, you may start wondering if you will have enough time to take in all of the wonders housed in this part of the world. Without a question, you will not be able to travel to such a wide variety of attractions from any other point in the world.  As may be expected, if your list is too long for one vacation, you can always come back again whenever you please.


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