One of the best things to do when visiting Egypt is to go to Wadi El Natroun, which is also the best spot to learn about Christian monasticism. Our tour guides will show you one of the oldest monastic settlements in the world halfway between Cairo and Alexandria. Our Wadi El Natrun Monasteries Day Tour will take you around four of the more than 50 monasteries that formerly stood here.
Price : 50.00 $
About 8 hours
It is the right time to try our trip in Egypt you can choose between various places and things to do in Cairo, our trip to Wadi El Nantrun is one of our custom-made Cairo day tours to explore one of the most ancient monastic settlements in the world halfway between Cairo and Alexandria. was considered an important place to the ancient Egyptian, they brought the Natrun salt from the saline lakes in this area, the Pharaohs used it for embalming or mummification process which is still one of the biggest riddles about ancient Egyptians. The importance of this site was increased during early Christianity times in Egypt. Today it is the center of some monasteries dating back to the fourth century AD. Wadi El Natrun is about two hours drive from Cairo. Our day tour to visit the monasteries of Wadi El Natrun will take you through the 4 monasteries that still exist and more than 50 monasteries that once stood here. It will be a great chance to book the Day tour to Wadi El Natroun during your Cairo Layover.
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You will be transferred at the beginning of your day tour to Wadi El Natroun monasteries from Cairo for about two hours by an independent air-conditioned car to Wadi El-Natrun, which has many natural and cultural elements and it is one of the oldest monastic settlements in the world that highly influenced European monasticism later and where the last pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church is buried.
Historical and religious importance:
Essentially, it used to be home to about fifty different monasteries but only four of which have survived the time and erosion elements.
Monks used to stay in those 4 remaining Monasteries at the beginning of Christianity in Egypt, that we will visit, are Deir Anba Bishoi (monastery of St Bishoi) whose body is still in the monastery, Deir El -Baramus (monastery of Barmus), Deir Abu Maqar (Monastery of St. Macarius ), and Deir El-Suryani (Monastery of Al-Suryan).
After the day tour to the monasteries of Wadi El Natrun, you will enjoy your lunch then you will be taken back to your hotel in Cairo.
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