Ancient Monasteries of Wadi El Natrun

1 Day

Visit the stunning monasteries and desert landscapes in the birthplace of Christian monasticism.

Drive to Wadi El-Natrun, the birthplace for Christian monasticism. Visit the 4 surviving monasteries of the 50 that once existed here in one day tour


At morning Egypt Rest Tours guide will escorted you by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Wadi El-Natrun which is located 100 kilometers  to the north west of Cairo.

Wadi El Natrun desert area the actual birth place 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.


Continue your trip to Deir Abu Maqar which is the richest monastery now in Wadi El-Natrun.

You will end your trip with Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries.


After the tour you will drop back to your hotel.

Price: $180

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Ancient Monasteries of Wadi El Natrun