Over-Day to Wadi El Natroun Monastery from Cairo
In the Natroun valley, there are many Coptic relics where monasticism began in small hilltops carved in the hills and natural conditions imposed on the ascetics to establish convergent complexes. Discover Cairo Tours Visiting: Wadi El-Natrun, the birthplace for Christian monasticism. Visit the four surviving monasteries that existed here, Deir al-Baramus Monastery, and learn more about the Fathers of Christian monasticism
the places you will visit
Wadi El Natroun
Our team will pick you up after breakfast; your guide will pick you up from your Cairo hotel, then travel to Wadi El Natrun, the birthplace for Christian monasticism, a roughly 2-hour trip through desert scenery. The home to approximately 60 Coptic compounds and the area has been added to UNESCO’s tentative World Heritage sites list.
See Deir al Paromeos, the oldest remaining monasteries. You will also Pass through the fortified wall that was built to protect the monks against desert raids.
Continue to Anba Bishoi Deir —the monastery takes its name from Saint Pishoy, who built it in the fourth century—where five churches are protected by a 5th century keep. The last stop of this tour is at Deir el Suryani, the smaller one of the three monasteries. Syriac monks used this monastery and are the principal place of several critical Coptic relics, including the body of Saint Pishoy.
After visiting the three monasteries, you’ll have the option to stop for lunch (own expense) before making the return trip to Cairo, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
- Pick up services from hotel & return
- Bottled water during your trip
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place
- Private English-speaking guide
- All taxes & service charge
- Personal expenses
price notes :
0 – 05.99 Free of Charge
6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
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