Tour to Wadi El Natroun Monastery from Cairo

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Explore Cairo Tours Visitings: Wadi El-Natrun, the origination for Christian devotion. Visit the 4 enduring religious communities that existed There, Deir al-Baramus Monastery, and find out about the Fathers of Christian asceticism.
Wadi El Natroun Monastery is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located in the Wadi El Natroun valley in Egypt. It is one of the most important monasteries in Egypt, and is home to some of the oldest Christian manuscripts in the world.
A tour to Wadi El Natroun Monastery from Cairo can be arranged only through a travel agency. The tour usually includes transportation from Cairo to the monastery, a guided tour of the monastery, and lunch at a nearby restaurant. Depending on your budget and interests, you may also be able to arrange for additional activities such as camel rides or visits to nearby attractions.
The journey from Cairo to Wadi El Natroun takes about two hours by car. Once you arrive at the monastery, you will be able to explore its grounds and learn about its history and significance. You will also have the chance to visit some of its ancient churches and chapels, as well as its library which houses some of the oldest Christian manuscripts in existence.
After exploring the monastery, you can enjoy lunch at one of the nearby restaurants before heading back to Cairo. This is a great way to experience Egyptian culture and history while also enjoying some delicious local cuisine!


  • Pick up services from hotel & return
  • Bottled water during your trip
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Lunch meal at a local restaurant
  • All taxes & service charge


  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping
Prices :
Price Per Person:
US$ 195 Per Person
 2 Persons
US$ 109 Per Person
 3 Persons
US$ 69 Per Person
 4 Persons
US$ 59 Per Person
 5 Persons
US$ 49 Per Person
 6 Persons
US$ 39 Per Person


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 Anba Bishoi whose body is still in the monastery. End your trip visiting Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

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