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Tour to Wadi El Natroun from Cairo

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Tour Details

Duration

1 Day

Tour Location

Wadi El Natroun

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Your Hotel in Cairo

Tour Type

Private

Best Tour to Wadi El Natroun from Cairo

Join us with an impressive day trip to the monasteries of Wadi El Natroun from Cairo with one of our best tour guides. Enjoy one of the most renowned Christian attractions in the world and see the Monastery of Paramus and the Monastery of Anba Bishoy and many more at the valley then return to your hotel.

Tour Highlights

Wadi El Natroun Monasteries

  • Monastery of Baramus
  • Monastery of Saint Bishoy
  • Monastery of Abu Makar
  • El Suryan Monastery

Tour Inclusions

  • The Service of pick up from your hotel and return.

  • Egyptologist tour guide during the tours.

  • A modern private air-conditioned vehicle for your trip.

  • Admission fees to all the sights listed in the itinerary.

  • Lunch meal.

  • Bottled water on the vehicle.

  • All charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • Tipping.

  • Any Optional Tours.

Tour Itinerary

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Itinerary of Tour to Wadi El Natroun from Cairo

Itinerary of Tour to Wadi El Natroun from Cairo

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and join your personal tour guide in a driving tour for around 2 hours by a deluxe private A/C vehicle to the northwest of Cairo to visit:

Wadi El Natroun

Wadi El Natroun is one of the most wonderful Christian locations in the world where thousands of Coptics had resorted in the 4th century to escape from oppression and injustice during the reign of the Roman Emperor. This majestic site is known for the place where the Christian monasticism was truly born. Wadi El Natroun had great importance for the ancient pharaohs since it was the main source of carbonated sodium which had been used in mummification. The area involved tens of monasteries but only four remains.

Monastery of Baramus

Monastery of Baramus or "Deir Al Baramus" as it's named in Arabic is one of Wadi El Natroun monasteries which had been established in 340 AD. It was built by St Macarius at the same place where he had stayed and dedicated himself to serve the Christian faith.

Monastery of Saint Bishoy

It's located in Wadi El Natroun and it is dedicated to Anba Bishoy who claimed that he saw Jesus Christ. The monastery contains five Coptic churches and the area had very large towers that were used to protect the monasteries against the Berber attacks.

Monastery of Abu Makar

It's one of the oldest of Wadi El Natroun monasteries which was constructed in the 4th century by St Makarius the Great. It was largely established as a memorial site for St Makarius who was the father of the monks in Wadi El Natroun since he was the first one to stay at the valley.

El Suryan Monastery

It had been founded in the 6th century by St Bishoy and it's devoted to the Virgin Mary. It's believed that some of the Syrian monks inhabited the monastery for some time that's why it takes the name "Suryan" which refers to the Syrians.

Finally, you will enjoy an appetizing lunch then we will drive you back to your hotel in Cairo.

Egypt Tours Portal: Safety Measures during COVID-19

  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

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What to Pack For This Tour

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Umbrella.
  • Medication.
  • Comfortable Shoes.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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