• Discover Cairo Tours Visiting: Wadi El-Natrun
  • visit the birthplace for Christian monasticism
  • Visit the 4 surviving monasteries that existed here
  • visit Deir al-Baramus Monastery and learn more about the Fathers of Christian monasticism.


  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Location: Cairo
  • Starting Point: Hotels in Cairo, Giza
  • Ending Point: Hotels in Cairo, Giza
  • Tour Guide Languages: English - Deutsch - French - Russian - Italien

Our guide picks you from your hotel in CairoTours to start your Wadi El-Natroun Monasteries tour. Out of 50 monasteries, only four have survived into the modern era. Start your trip with the Baramos Monastery which is the oldest among the four existing monasteries. Then, proceed to the St. Pishoy Monastery which still has the body of the eponymous bishop. Continue to the St. Macarius Monastery, the most prosperous monastery complex. End your tour by visiting the Syrian Monastery, the smallest and most compact of the four monasteries. When heading back to Alexandria, take some photos of the great landscape and drive to your hotel in Cairo with our representative.

What's included

  • 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

What's excluded

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping

Know before you go

  • Passport with visa or identity card with visum of Egypt - Breakfast box - Camera - Warm clothes in winter - Light clothes in summer – Sunglasses
  • Excursion days: every day
  • Pick up: 7:30
  • Easy cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.


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  • Eleanor Carlyle

    Visiting the monasteries in wadi natrun is a very interesting experience, seeing historic churches with amazing wall frescoes with their old vivid colors and learn about the rich Coptic heritage, and also the beauty landscope during the trip, highly recommended.