Sinai trip and meditation
Sinai is a peninsula bridging Africa and Asia, with some of the most beautiful mountain ranges and deserts in the world, encircled by the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
From the shelter of our beautiful home, the Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel, set on the spacious, sandy beaches of Nuweiba, we have the opportunity to discover at ease this magnificent land and its inhabitants, the Bedouin, who still follow in harmony the same ancestral tracks in quest of the essential; - respecting the nature for what it gives, and taking from it the little they need.
This harmony has fascinated us since times long passed, and today, as they are still living with the same genuine traditions and faith, we are privileged to receive from them, in this short journey, the tolerant hospitality that is part of their legend.
A visit to the Monastery of St. Catherine, perhaps, and, if you wish, a climb up to the top of Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments, will give this special journey a taste of unforgettable well-being…
- 6 days in a clean, comfortable and welcoming hotel on the beach at Nuweiba
- Visit to St. Catherine Monastery
- Climbing of Mount Sinai (Optional)
- Camel trip (2 days)
- Jeep Safari (Colored Canyon)
Program Day by Day
Day 1- Saturday 23d March: Taba or Sharm-el Sheikh
Arrival Taba Border or Sharm-el Sheikh
Transfer to the Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel
Dinner and Night in the Hotel
Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel
Situated on the serene, unspoilt shores of Nuweiba, this hotel has all one needs
for relaxing and enjoying life…
Built, owned and operated by a Swiss-British-Egyptian family at harmony with the
desert, it has been conceived for those who are seeking the real Sinai, with respect
for the land and its inhabitants.
Dinner and night in the Hotel
Days 2 and 3 – Sunday and Monday, 24th and 25t March 2013: Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel
Meditation and leisure
Meditation: One or two sessions, to be held at this peaceful location ( 3 hours )
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4- Tuesday 26th March 2013: St. Catherine
Meditation: Before breakfast on the beach (one and an half hour)
Departure from Nueba in the morning to the village of Sainte Catherine.
You walk along the path to the gardens of Ramadan,(level of difficulty: easy) located on
the hidden side of the Mt Sinai. Ramadan lives there with his family, away from civilization
and noise. He will invite you to a traditional cup of tea in the shelter of his tent.
Meditation: At Ramadan, opposite Mt Sinai (one and an half hour) or on top of Mt Sinai
From there you will walk across the mountains (Level of difficulty: easy) to the steps of the
famous Mt Sinai, where it is said that Moses received the 10 commandments.
The climb of the Mt Sinai is optional.
To end this fascinating and enjoyable day you will go down to the Monastery of St Catherine
where you will spend the night in their simple, yet cozy St Catherine Guest- House.
(Or similar accommodation)
Day 5 – Wednesday, 27th March 2013: Camel Safari
After the visit of the Monastery of Sainte Catherine where you will marvel at the collection
of the unique icon and , the precious books and admire the well-preserved historical church
you leave this enchanting mountains to drive the 70 km to the meeting point where your
Bedouin Hosts and their camels will be waiting.
This little journey will take you through a world lost in time and in these beautiful lands of wind,
rocks and sand you shall understand and appreciate the true meaning of "FREEDOM"!
Soliman, your guardian angel, a Bedouin from the Muzeina tribe, will let you enjoy the slow
motion of the caravan ,riding your own camel, eating with the Bedouins You will end this
unforgettable day with a restful, relaxing sleep under the beautiful night with the stars.
(Tents are provided for the less adventurous!)
Meditation: At the Camping place in the evening before Dinner (3 hours)
Day 6 – Thursday, 28th March 2013: Nuweiba
After a simple but filling traditional Bedouin breakfast, you will walk to the breath dunes
of El Dude
Meditation: On the top of the sand dunes (one and half hour)
Walking and riding we will reach the end of the little “wadi” where your Jeep will be waiting
to take you back to Nueba and to your Hotel on the beach arriving in time for Lunch.
Meditation: At sunset on the beach of our Hotel (one and half hour)
Dinner and night at the Hotel
Day 7 – Friday, 29th March 2013: Nuweiba
Meditation and Leisure in our Hotel
Meditation: One session or 2 anywhere in this awesome place (3 hours)
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 8 – Saturday, 30s March 2013: Nuweiba-
Meditation: Before breakfast on the beach (3 hours)
To end this unique week we will drive in the morning to one of the most famous site of Sinai, the coloured Canyon, by Jeep.
We will be back for lunch at our Hotel for a final afternoon of relaxation at the beach and pool.
Dinner and night at the Hotel
Day 9 –Sunday, 31st March 2013
Return to Taba or Sharm-el Sheikh
COST per PERSON
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ARRIVING FROM ALL OVER THE WORD
ATTENTION: The cost does not include your ticket to Egypt
This price includes everything proposed in the program, full board, Tour Leader (English, French, Hebrew speaking), all the mentioned excursions, Santa Katerina, Camel safari, Colored canyon, all transportation etc
On your arrival a minibus will waiting for you at the Sharm-el Sheikh airport. The transportation is included in the price.I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.
Your arrival is at Sharm-el Sheik airport
ARRIVING FROM ISRAEL
If you are coming from Taba by yourself, on the 23d of March, we have arranged taxis to wait for you in order to drive you from Taba to the Hotel - approximate 1 hour drive -. There is no specific time for you to arrive, whenever you want to reach Tabe just notify us by phone and the taxi will come to pick you up to drive you directly to the hotel. There will always be a taxi waiting for you, at any time. The same stands for your return back to Taba. This is the meaning of the extra 50.- $ that you see in the cost, to insure this special taxi service.
For anybody crossing the border at Taba, there is a fee to be paid in Israel at departure - 105.- NIS - and of 75.- EP in Egypt. This is paid by you .There are no fees to be paid at the return to the border.The person of our team in charge will help you with everything regarding the procedures of crossing the border.
For all arrivals
What is not included in the price is: