Visit the holy vintage monasteries which are icons for the Coptic heritage and history. The Coptic monasteries of Wadi EL Natroun have unique decorations, marvelous art, and Icons that not existed in any other place.
Price : 50.00 $
About 8 hours
Day Tour to Wadi El Natroun Monasteries from Cairo
Now is the perfect time to join one of our trips to Egypt and choose from a variety of destinations and things to do in Cairo. Our trip to Wadi El Nantrun is one of our tailor-made Cairo day tours that take you to one of the oldest monastic settlements in the world, halfway between Cairo and Alexandria.
The ancient Egyptians brought salt from the salt lakes of this region to Natrun, which the pharaohs used for embalming or mummification, which remains one of the greatest mysteries about the ancient Egyptians. At the beginning of the Christianity times in Egypt, the importance of this place increased. Our day tour to visit the monasteries of Wadi El Natrun will take you to four surviving monasteries and over 50 monasteries that once stood here.
During your Cairo Layover., you will have the opportunity to schedule a Day tour to Wadi El Natroun with us. Egypt trips are a unique way to explore Egypt.
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Cairo Top Tours professional Egyptologist tour guide will take you throughout our Cairo day tours. 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 them 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.