Private Day Tour to the Monasteries of Wadi El-Natrun from Cairo

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  • Private TourStart Time: 08:00Available: 40 seats
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8 hours
Max People : 40
Trip Summary

Shun the beaten track with a trip to one of the epicenters of Egyptian Christianity, Wadi El Natrun.

Out of scores of monasteries which once lined the valley, only four remain: Paromeos Monastery, the Monastery of St. Pishoy, the Monastery of St. Macarius the Great, and the Syrian Monastery.

Visit them with a private guide and spare yourself the horrors of self-drive.

  • Discover Egypt’s rich Christian history at Wadi El Natrun
  • Visit four ancient monasteries with a private guide
  • Talk to priests and monks about their beliefs and daily lives
  • Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transport

Departure & Return Location

Your chosen hotel in Cairo or Giza

Departure Time

At 08:00 AM

Price Includes

  • Entry fees to all mentioned sites
  • day tour will be escorted by an expert Egyptologist English speaking Guide
  • a private touring spacious fully air condition vehicle and including all mentioned sites entry fees
  • One Bottled Water
  • All Service charges and taxes
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities for Guide & Driver
  • Drinks & Food
  • Any Private Expenses


  • Deir al-Baramus
  • Deir Anba Bishoi
  • Deir Abu Maqar (Anba Makaryus Monastery)
  • Deir El-Suryani
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant meals not included
  • The dress code is smart casual
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

08:00 Am Pick up - Deir al-Baramus - Deir Anba Bishoi

Kemet Travel Tour Guide will pick-up you from your hotel in Cairo/Giza, and then drive around 1.5 hours with a modern air-conditioned vehicle/van to Wadi El-Natrun, the actual birthplace for Christian monasticism. There used to be 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, you will meet some Egyptian priests who will introduce the site to you and give you a lot of information about it. Then proceed to Deir Anba Bishoi, whose body is still in the monastery. 

Deir Abu Maqar (Anba Makaryus Monastery)

Continue your trip to Deir Abu Maqar, it is also called Anba Makaryus Monastery, 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. 

Deir El-Suryani - Back to the hotel

You will end your trip with Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries. At the end of your tour drive back to your hotel in Cairo.