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  St Catherine Tours From Taba

MLT representative will pick you up from your hotel in Taba by a private air-conditioned vehicle at 10:30 pm to drive to St. Catherine city it takes about 3 hours driving. Upon arrival start climbing Moses Mountain begins at 2:00 am and getting down at 7:00 am. then procees to visit St. Catherine monastery. It was named after St. Catherine who lived in Alexandria during the persecution of Christians. She was tortured by the Romans for her loyalty to Christianity. They cut off her head. Five Centuries later a monk saw a vision in which her body was carried by angels and laid on a peak of mountain in Sinai. Therefore monks carried her relies to the church which was named for her beside the monastery. Lunch at local resturant in Nuweibaa. Finally back to your hotel in Taba.

  Overday Petra

Early in the morning you will be transferred to Taba port to catch the ferry at 7:00 AM to Aqaba in Jordan (running time 45 min.). In Aqaba you meet your tour guide who helps you with immigration procedures, then drive around 1.5 hours by bus to the rock city Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Arab Nabateans carved over 2000 years ago magnificent buildings in the sandstone which you discover today. You can ride on horse back or walk to the Siq, a narrow canyon, and walk 1.2 km through the gorge and enjoy the beautiful carvings of statues, idols and niches on the way to the Treasury, the most beautiful monument. You see also the Street of Facades, the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Roman Colonnaded Street and Qasr al-Bint. Lunch will be inside Petra. Around 16.00 PM you leave Petra and drive back to Aqaba port to catch the ferry at 6:00 PM to Taba.