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Desert Monasteries Of Wadi El Natroun - Tour From Cairo

Wadi El Natroun, the ancient valley in the western desert of Egypt home to many monasteries.
See the charm of Coptic art in all the monasteries you visit.
Learn about the history of Egypt at the Deir El Baramus or Monastery of the Romans, the oldest site in Wadi.
Don’t miss the splendid ivory work at the Church of St. John the Baptist.
At the historical monastery of the Syrians (Deir Al Sorian), visit the Church of The Virgin Mary. Known for its exquisite wall paintings, this monastery was founded by St. Bishoi who also set up another monastery
Deir Anba Beshoi - near this one.

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Brunch
    What's excluded :
    • Personal extras
    • Tipping & Gratuities (not compulsory)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Wadi El Natrun, Wadi El Natrun, Beheira Governorate

    Situated about 100 Skilometres northwest of Cairo. One of the most significant places in the Western Desert, it is a geological salt lakes vale indented in the desert that owes its name to the Natroun salt. The place has many monasteries and deserves a visit for their fine examples of Coptic art. You will visit the following sites:

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monastery of Our Lady Baramus, Wadi Al Netroun - Al Deblomasein Rd, El Beheira Desert, El Beheira Governorate, Egypt

    Monastery of the Romans (Deir El Baramus): It is one of the oldest sites in Wadi and houses five churches. The area is traditionally famous for being the spot where two Roman priests fled the Christian persecution, have stayed here and established this monastery. You will come across the Church of the El-Adra, Church of Anba Tadrous, Church of St. John the Baptist, Chapel of Mari Gerges and Church of angel Michael.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wadi El Natrun, Wadi El Natrun, Beheira Governorate

    Monastery of the Syrians (Deir Al-Sorian): The monastery was named after Syrian monks who inhabited this place in the 8th century. You will come across exquisite wall paintings in its Church of The Virgin Mary

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Wadi El Natrun, Wadi El Natrun, Beheira Governorate

    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

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up and Drop you off from: Your Hotel in Cairo, Train Station, or Cairo AirportPlease call us 24 hours before the start of the Experience to confirm the DetailsAirports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-258991P23

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