- Duration: 1 Day
- Tour Location: Wadi El Natroun
- Tour Availability: Every day
- Pickup & Drop Off: Your Hotel in Cairo
- Tour Type: Private
Best Tour to Wadi El Natroun from Cairo
With one of our top tour guides, take a spectacular day excursion from Cairo to the monasteries of Wadi El Natroun. Visit the Monastery of Paramus, the Monastery of Anba Bishoy, and several other monasteries in the valley, one of the most well-known Christian tourist destinations in the world, before going back to your accommodation.
Wadi El Natroun Monasteries Highlights
- Monastery of Paramus
- Monastery of Saint Bishoy
- Monastery of Abu Makar
- El Suryan Monastery
- The Service of pick up from your hotel and return.
- Egyptologist tour guide during the tours.
- A modern private air-conditioned vehicle for your trip.
- Admission fees to all the sights listed in the itinerary.
- Lunch meal.
- Bottled water on the vehicle.
- All charges and taxes.
- Any Optional Tours.
Itinerary of Tour to Wadi El Natroun from Cairo
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and join your tour guide in a driving tour for around 2 hours by a deluxe private A/C vehicle to the northwest of Cairo to visit:
Wadi El Natroun
Wadi El Natroun is one of the most wonderful Christian locations in the world where thousands of Coptics resorted in the 4th century to escape from oppression and injustice during the reign of the Roman Emperor. This majestic site is known as the place where Christian monasticism was truly born. Wadi El Natroun had great importance for the ancient pharaohs since it was the main source of carbonated sodium which had been used in mummification. The area involved tens of monasteries but only four remain.
Monastery of Paramus
Monastery of Paramus or “Deir Al Baramus” as it’s named in Arabic is one of the Wadi El Natroun monasteries which had been established in 340 AD. It was built by St Macarius at the same place where he had stayed and dedicated himself to serving the Christian faith.
Monastery of Saint Bishoy
It’s located in Wadi El Natroun and it is dedicated to Anba Bishoy who claimed that he saw Jesus Christ. The monastery contains five Coptic churches and the area had very large towers that were used to protect the monasteries against Berber attacks.
Monastery of Abu Makar
It’s one of the oldest of Wadi El Natroun monasteries which was constructed in the 4th century by St Makarius the Great. It was largely established as a memorial site for St Makarius who was the father of the monks in Wadi El Natroun since he was the first one to stay in the valley.
El Suryan Monastery
It had been founded in the 6th century by St Bishoy and it’s devoted to the Virgin Mary. It’s believed that some of the Syrian monks inhabited the monastery for some time that’s why it takes the name “Suryan” which refers to the Syrians.
Finally, you will enjoy an appetizing lunch then we will drive you back to your hotel in Cairo.