Day Tour To Wadi El Natrun From Alexandria

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: 84 Moharram Bek, Emberouz WA Moharram Beik, Moharam Bek, Alexandria Governorate 5413414, Egypt
    2: atm Bank maser, بوابة مدرسة نبويه موسي أبو قير،، 6W39+29M, Bab Sharqi.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun From Alexandria Visiting the oldest Christian monasteries
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.

Basically, there were about 50 monasteries, only 4 have survived into modern times. Begin your trip withDeir al-Baramuswhich is the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and in many ways the most isolated, then proceeds toDeir Anba Bishoiwhose body is still in the monastery.

Continue your trip toDeir Abu Maqarwhich 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 withDeir El-Suryaniwhich 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

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Instant Confirmation

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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

Inclusions

All Transfers by Private A/C latest Model Vehicle

Entry Fees

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Professional guide

bottled water

Exclusions

Lunch (Optional)

Personal Items

any Optional Tours

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Near public transportation

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Near public transportation

Not wheelchair accessible

The duration of transfers are approximate,the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Nov-2022

    Lovely day trip. Peaceful and spiritual location. Guide and driver friendly, helpful and informative. One small suggestion is a “packed lunch” to be eaten there rather than a restaurant on the late afternoon return, although lunch back in Alexandria was certainly nice!

  • 24-Sep-2019

    Our tour with Ola was amazing! We learned so much and got to see the Alabaster Mosque, the Al Rifa'i Mosque, Al Azhar Mosque and several others. There was so many rich sights to take in and enjoy, I felt like I had to stop many times to just observe in all directions; the intricate carpets, Marble floors, intricate woodwork and pillars on the walls, and of course the famous domed ceilings adorned with caligraphy and lanterns. Ola exllained everything to us in rich detail and answered all of our questions. She even helped us find local fruits and authentic Egyptian food after the tour. Our Driver Said drove us to all our destinations safely and promptly. Said was a chef in the past and has been conversing with us about different dishes and Egyptian foods. It was a pleasure having this great tour guide and driver show us around Cairo. I wish all of our guides were this polite, kind, and dedicated, it felt like having family members show us around.

  • 28-Nov-2017

    Kholoud, my guide, enabled this solo traveller to get to an area which would be lengthy and difficult by public transport. Her placing of the Coptic monasteries in the context of history and culture made a lengthy drive from Alexandria pass easily. At least one monastery was unavailable on the day due to special religious observances, but this enabled an extended conversation with the gentle, humble monk who connected with us at the Bishoi monastery.

  • 21-Feb-2017

    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.

  • 20-Feb-2017

    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.