Desert Monasteries of Wadi El Natron-Private tour from Cairo

Chance to take a look at some fine examples of Coptic art
Spend a day in a desert oasis in Egypt
Visit three fascinating Christian Monasteries
All entrance fees are included
Relish a delicious lunch at a local restaurant
Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation are included

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6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance fees to the monasteries
    • WiFi on board
    • Qualified tour guide
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • All taxes and service charge
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken to the Oasis of Wadi El Natroun situated about 100 kilometres 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:
    • 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.
    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.
    Monastery of St. Bishoi (Deir Anba Bishoi): The monastery is named after the patron saint Bishoi who immigrated to the site and lived in solitude. You will come across 5 churches and the main one is the St. Bishoi church which contains remains of the saint and two charming chapels.
    Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.

    Duration: 6 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We do the pick up from any place in Cairo or GizaAirports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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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Organised by Lands of Egypt

Activity ID: V-175595P57

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