Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun

Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun
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$82
Duration: 12 hours
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Description

Private day tour visiting the oldest Christian monasteries. Private tour includes all pickup and drop off transfers from your location in Alexandria, entry fees, expert tour guide water and snacks.

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

Private day tour visiting the oldest Christian monasteries. Private tour includes all pickup and drop off transfers from your location in Alexandria, entry fees, expert tour guide water and snacks.