Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun
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Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun

Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun

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About this activity
At 8:00 am pickup from your hotel by our expert licensed tour guide then drive 120 K/M south of Alexandria to Wadi El Natrun desert area the actual birth place for Christian monasticism. There was once about 50 monasteries, only 4 have survived into modern times. Begin your trip with Deir al-Baramus, 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.
Continue your trip to 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. You will end your trip with Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries. Upon return to Alexandria, you will get to make a photo stop for Alexandria Library ,Qaitbay Citadel
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  • Lunch
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Deir Anba Bishoi
Not included
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate,the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Travis B
5 | 2017-02-20

it was a really great day out at the monasteries being personally shown around by one of the monks. Just a peaceful and tranquil place to visit. My guide, Kholoud, was amazing knowing absolutely everything about Wadi El Naturn and the surrounds.



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