Wadi El Natrun Trip from Alexandria

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Wadi El Natrun Tour from Alexandria

Many visitors who are interested in religion and history, particularly Coptic Christianity, go to Wadi Natrun because it is a vibrant site. During our exciting Wadi El Natrun Tour, you can choose between many places and things to do when you make your trip to Egypt, our trip from Alexandria to Wadi El Nantrun in Egypt is one of our special Alexandria day tours to explore one of the most ancient monastic settlements in the world. Our certified guide will meet you in your hotel in Alexandria. You will be transported by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Wadi El-Natrun, which is regarded as the birthplace of monasticism. There were about 50 monasteries, but only 4 have survived till today. 

It will be a great chance to book the Day tour to Wadi El Natroun during your Alexandria excursions. Your day tour to visit the monasteries of Wadi El Natrun will start with a visit to Deir al-Paramus, the oldest one of the surviving 4 monasteries, and the most isolated one, then follow up to Deir Anba Bishoi whose body is still in the monastery.

⁤The Syriac Monastery, the smallest and greenest monastery on the planet, is where your journey will come to a conclusion. ⁤⁤You will then head back to your Alexandria hotel. ⁤⁤In search of an enjoyable activity in Alexandria? ⁤⁤What about doing some day trips around Alexandria? ⁤⁤There are many sights and activities to enjoy in Alexandria, a stunning city. ⁤


Transportation service from your hotel in Alexandria and return.

An accredited tour guide during your tour

Admission fees to the mentioned historical places.

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Give the attention Cairo Top Tours a professional tour guide who will take you throughout our  Alexandria day tours. You will be transferred at the beginning of your day tour to Wadi El Natroun monasteries from Alexandria, 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:

Wadi El-Natrun is regarded as the birthplace of monasticism. Essentially, it used to be home to about fifty different monasteries but only four of them have survived the time and erosion elements. There were about 50 monasteries, but only 4 have survived until today.

Your day tour will start with a visit to Deir al-Baramus (monastery of Barmus), the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and the most isolated one, then proceed to Deir Anba Bishoi (monastery of St Bishoi) whose body is still in the monastery. You will end your trip with a visit to Deir El-Suryani (Monastery of Al-Suryan) the smallest and most preserved monastery.

After the day tour to the monasteries of Wadi El Natrunyou will enjoy your lunch then you will be taken back to your hotel in Alexandria.


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One day might not be enough to fully explore Wadi El Natrun, as it is a historically and culturally rich area in Egypt with multiple monasteries and sites of interest. Wadi El Natrun, also known as the Nitrian Desert, is famous for its Coptic monasteries, which hold significant religious and historical value.

There are four main monasteries in Wadi El Natrun:

Deir Anba Bishoy is one of the oldest and most important monasteries in the region, known for its beautiful architecture and spiritual significance.

Deir al-Suryani: Known for its ancient church and historical artifacts

Deir Abu Makar: Also known as the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great, it's one of the largest and oldest monasteries in the area.

Deir el-Baramus is the oldest surviving monastery in Wadi El Natrun, famous for its historical manuscripts and architecture.

The Montaza Palace, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the Roman Amphitheater are just a few of Alexandria's main tourist destinations.


Yes, the Alexandria National Museum is a popular choice for history enthusiasts. It houses a vast collection of artifacts that showcase the city's ancient past, so take the opportunity when in Alexandria to see this valuable site. 


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