Day Tour to Monasteries of Wadi El Natrun (the Des...

Tour Information

Tour Code
CAI28
Trip Duration
10 hours (approx.)
Availability
any day around the year
Trip Type
Egyptologist tour Guide
Departure Point
centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
Departure Time
7:00 am and 8:00 am
Return Details
return to original departure point
Location
Wadi El Natrun, Egypt
Price
From 43 $ Per person

Highlights

Get back in time of the most sacred realm of Christianity where hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world joined the monasteries of the Nitrian Desert; Nitria, Kellia and Scetis. Wadi El Natrun, is also known as Scetis and sometimes referred to as the Scetis Desert, is one of the three early Christian monastic centers and is best known today. It once had 50 monasteries, but nowadays there are only 4 monasteries left. Al-Baramus Monastery (also Deir El Baramous), which means the monastery of Romans, was famous for two Roman priests, fled Christian persecution at this time, lived there and built this monastery with a number of churches like of El-Adra church (Church of Mary),  Church of Anba Tadrous and Church of Angel Michael. Anba Bishoy Monastery (also St. Bishoi), named after Patron Saint Bishoi and it has 5 churches. Abu Makar Monastery (St. Makarous) is consisted of various churches that frequently destroyed and are being rebuilt. El-Surian Monastery (also the Syrian Monastery) is dated to the 6th century AD and women are not allowed into this monastery. It was built by the orthodox monks and has many churches like Church of Sitt Mariam (Lady Mary), also called "Cave Church" with relics of St. John Kame.

Wadi El-Natrun, a narrow 35 kilometers-long depression below sea level west of the Delta, devices from sodium hydroxide from a chain of some ten small lakes used for mummification in ancient times and, in the Roman era, for manufacturing glass.

Itinerary

Tour Egypt Travel® representative will pick you up from your hotel reception, drive via air-condition vehicle to Wadi El-Natrun, to visit the only remaining 4 monasteries. First visit will be paid to Al-Baramus Monastery, the oldest monastery there. Next visit Anba Bishoy Monastery (Body of St. Anba Bishoi is still at the Monastery) and Abu Makar Monastery (St. Makarous). Then last you will visit El-Surian Monastery, which is the smallest one. Finally drive back to your hotel.

Please note that all times are approximate and subject to change.

Children Policy
  • 0 - 05.99 Free of Charge
  • 6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
  • If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.
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Location

Tour Egypt Travel® representative will pick you up from your hotel reception, drive via air-condition vehicle to Wadi El-Natrun, to visit the only remaining 4 monasteries. First visit will be paid to Al-Baramus Monastery, the oldest monastery there. Next visit Anba Bishoy Monastery (Body of St. Anba Bishoi is still at the Monastery) and Abu Makar Monastery (St. Makarous). Then last you will visit El-Surian Monastery, which is the smallest one. Finally drive back to your hotel.

Inclusions:

  • Pick up service from hotel & return
  • Transportation modern air-condition car
  • Private English Egyptologist tour guide
  • A bottle of mineral water during your tour
  • Lunch in a deluxe restaurant (1 big bottle for each table at lunch-time)
  • Entrance fees to all sights as mentioned in historical place
  • All taxes & service charge

Exclusions:

  • All extras not listed in the package
  • Tipping Kitty

 

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