Wadi El Natroun Coptic Monasteries Tour from Cairo or Alexandria
Meet your guide egyptologist in your hotel. You will drive by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Wadi
Wadi El Natroun is the actual birthplace of Christian monasticism. Basically, there were 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 then proceeds to Deir Anba Bishoi whose body is still in the monastery. You will end your trip with Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries.