Cairo Day Tours $35 Per Person
Drive from Cairo to Wadi El Natroun city via Alexandria desert road. Wadi El Natroun was of great importance to ancient Egyptians as it was the area where they found Natroun, used in the mummification process to dry out the mummy serving as a drying agent. Natroun comes from large deposits of sodium carbonate left when the valley’s salt lakes dry up every summer. Here you will visit the historical monasteries of Wadi El Natroun.
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, drive to Wadi El Natroun to spend unforgettable day roaming the Coptic monasteries in the heart of western desert. Its fame today is as Egypt’s most important Christian monastic center, a prime attraction for Christian religious tourists who come to the holy land. Wadi El Natroun is also famous as over the centuries all the Coptic popes have been selected from among its monks. You will have the chance to learn more about the Eastern Church and uncover the secrets behind monastic tradition. The monastery is an integrated residential complex with bakery, well, kitchen, dining hall, storerooms, monks’ cells and more buildings. You will visit the 4 monasteries of Anba Bishoi, Abu Makar, Al-Baramous and As-Suriani and enjoy the Coptic art they contain.
Once you end your tour, you will drive back to your hotel.
• 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
• All taxes & service charge
• Any extras not mentioned in the program