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Wadi El Natrun Monastery From Cairo
Explore the religious traditions at Deir al-Baramus, Deir Anba Bishoi, and Deir el-Suryani, where Coptic monks still live to pray and work. It may not be on the top list of must-see sights in Egypt but it is relay amazing, if you have time, it will be a different experience.
Begin with pickup at your Cairo hotel, then travel to Wadi El Natrun, a roughly 2-hour trip through desert scenery. Once home to approximately 60 Coptic cell, just a few of Wadi El Natrun’s historic monasteries remain, and the area has been added to UNESCO’s list of tentative World Heritage sites. Make the first stop of the day at Deir al Baramus, the oldest of the surviving monasteries: pass through the fortified exterior wall built to protect the monks against desert raids, and explore the interior, which includes churches, chapels, and a baptistery, as well as refectories and a keep. Continue to Deir Anba Bishoi—the monastery takes its name from Saint Pishoy, who founded it in the 4th century—where five churches are protected by a 5th century keep. The final stop of the day is at Deir el Suryani, the smallest of the three monasteries. This monastery is used by Syriac monks, and is the home of several important Coptic relics, including the body of Saint Pishoy. You can get the chance to eat fuul and bread snack at their soup kitchen. After you finished your visit, you will back to your hotel in Cairo.
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– This itinerary is a PRIVATE TOUR, not joining Group. That mean you will have the Tour Guide and vehicle only for you.
– Price is an estimate quoted in US Dollars per person per trip.