Wadi El Natrun

Tour Summery

Duration: 1 Day

Tour Itinerary

Our Tour

Wadi El Natrun is an amazing experience to the religious coptic spirit in the desert. In our trip to Wadi El Natrun, you will visit the famous coptic monasteries in wadi el natrun. The Monastery of St. Macarius lies in Wadi El Natrun, the ancient Scetis, 92 kilometers from Cairo on the western side of the desert road to Alexandria. It was founded in 360 A.D. by St. Macarius the Egyptian, who. was spiritual father to more than four thousand monks of different nationalities-Egyptians, Greeks, Ethiopians, Armenians, Nubians, Asians, Palestinians, Italians, Gauls and Span-lards. There were among them men of letters and philosophers, and members of the aristocracy of the time, along with simple illiterate peasants. From the fourth century up to the present day the monastery has been continuously inhabited by monks.

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 Al Bishoi whose body is still in the monastery. Continue your trip to Deir Abu Maqar which is the richest monastery now in Wadi El Natrun, as it has more than 100 monks and 600 workers in the extensive farm which spreads in front of it. You will end your trip with Deir El Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries. Upon return to Alexandria, You will get to make a photo stop for Alexandria Library, Qaitbay Citadel.

Tour Includes

  • Pick up services from Port to port & return
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • Shopping tours if you want
  • All Service charges & taxes

Tour Excludes

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping

Tour Prices

Double Solo
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