Cairo Trip to the monasteries of Wadi El Natroun Al-Baramus, Anba Bishoi, Abu Maqar, Deir El-Suryani. Book Private Tour to Wadi El Natroun Monastery From Cairo to explore the actual birthplace for Christian monasticism. Wander the only 4 survived of about 50 monasteries.
We will pick you up Cairo hotel then drive to Wadi El-Natrun; a valley located in Egypt Western Desert 100 km to the north west of Cairo. It was very important to the ancient Egyptian since it was where they extracted the Natrun salt. According to some accounts the Holy Family saw Wadi Al- Natrun and blessed it, they indeed visited the place during their flight in Egypt. At the 4th century; Anchorites inhabited caves around the valley and built monasteries before the Khalifa of Moslems gave Christian monks in Egypt the amnesty to practice their religion. Start your trip with Deir al-Baramus, the oldest of the existing monasteries. Then continue to Deir Anba Bishoi whose body is still in the monastery. Proceed your tour to Deir Abu Maqar, the richest monastery in Wadi El-Natrun and explore Deir El-Suryani, the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries before driving back to Cairo.
- Cairo Hotel pickup and drop off
- All trip transfers by modern van
- Entrance fees as per trip itinerary
- 01 bottle of mineral water
- Tourist guide of your language
- All trip taxes and service charge
- Personal expenses
- Tipping kitty