Tour to Wadi El Natroun Monastery from Cairo

Drive to Wadi El-Natrun, the birthplace for Christian monasticism.
Visit the 4 surviving monasteries of the 50 that once existed here.
Begin your trip with the oldest and most isolated monastery, Deir al-Baramus, and learn of the Desert Fathers of Christian monasticism.




Drive by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Wadi El-Natrun, the actual birthplace for Christian monasticism. Basically, there were about 50 monasteries, only 4 have survived into modern times. Begin your trip with Deir al-Baramus which is the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and in many ways the most isolated, then proceeds to Deir Anba Bishoiwhose body is still in the monastery. End your trip visiting Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries.

Price includes

  • Pick up services from hotel & return;
  • Bottled water during your trip;
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle;
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place;
  • Private All Languages speaking guide;
  • Lunch meal at local restaurant;
  • All taxes & service charge.

Price does not include

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program;
  • Tipping.


  • Duration: About 8 Hours;
  • Run: Everyday;
  • Pick-up Time: 07:00 A.M.

Meeting point

  • Hotel pickup

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Pickup from your hotel in cairo or giza

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