A special tour in Wadi El-Natrun from Cairo

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Overview

Embark on A special tour in Wadi El-Natrun from Cairo, an enchanting region 100 kilometers northwest of Cairo.
Brace yourself for an extraordinary adventure filled with luxury and excitement.
Our leading company, Respect Egypt Tours, presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the wonders of this land.

Firstly, upon arrival in Wadi El-Natrun, prepare to enjoy its breathtaking landscapes and delve into its rich history.
This extraordinary destination is renowned for the revered Monastery of Saint Bishoy, the Monastery of Saint Macarius, and the Monastery of the Syrians.
Immerse yourself in the heritage and architectural wonders of these sacred sites.

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After that, let the beauty of Wadi El-Natrun envelop you as you venture beyond the monasteries.
Marvel at the natural wonders that have adorned this land for centuries.
Explore the salt lakes and marshes, teeming with flamboyant flamingos, graceful pelicans, and other fantastic water birds.
The unique desert landscapes, adorned with picturesque dunes and striking rock formations, provide an idyllic backdrop for beautiful photographs.

Also, our expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you throughout the tour, sharing their profound knowledge and passion for the region.
Learn about the fascinating manuscripts in the monasteries, including the renowned Codex Sinaiticus.

In conclusion, Respect Egypt Tours invites you to indulge in the splendors of Wadi El-Natrun.
Let us transport you from the bustling streets of Cairo to this oasis of tranquility and spirituality.
Luxuriate in the comfort of our private A/C vehicle as we navigate the journey together.

Book now and embark on a Special Tour in Wadi El-Natrun from Cairo, where you can find ancient history and natural beauty.
Join us, and let us unveil the wonders of Wadi El-Natrun in a truly unique and wonderful manner.

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Highlights

  • Wadi El-Natrun
  • Monastery of Saint Bishoy
  • Monastery of Saint Macarius
  • Monastery of the Syrians

Included/Excluded

  • Egyptologist Guide.
  • All Services and Taxes.
  • All transfers to and from your location are made.
  • A private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • A bottle of water during the tour.
  • Tipping.
  • Tours optional.
  • Any personal items.
  • Drinks.

Itinerary

Itinerary

A typical tour usually starts early in the morning, with a pick-up from your hotel in Cairo. The drive to Wadi El-Natrun takes about 2-3 hours, depending on traffic.

Along the way, your Respect Egypt Tours' Egyptologist will tell you about the history and culture of the region. Once you arrive in Wadi El-Natrun, you will visit the famous Coptic monasteries for which the region is famous. Each of these monasteries has its unique history and architecture; your expert Egyptologist will provide detailed information about each.

Besides the monasteries, Wadi El-Natrun is known for its beautiful landscapes, a naturally occurring compound used for mummification since ancient times. The area has several salt lakes and marshes, teeming with wildlife such as flamingos, pelicans, and other water birds.

The surrounding desert landscapes are also stunning, with dunes, rocky outcrops, and other features that make great photo opportunities.

After a full day of exploring with Respect Egypt Tours, you will return to Cairo in a modern A/C vehicle, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Frequently asked questions

The Coptic monasteries in Wadi El-Natrun are home to some of the most important and valuable manuscripts in the world. Many of these manuscripts date back to the early Christian period and offer valuable insights into the history and culture of the region. Here are a few examples of some of the most interesting manuscripts in the monasteries: The Codex Sinaiticus This is one of the oldest surviving copies of the Bible, dating back to the fourth century AD. It is written in Greek and contains the complete text of the New Testament, as well as parts of the Old Testament. The Life of Saint Anthony This is a biography of Saint Anthony the Great, one of the most famous Christian hermits and monks of the early Christian period. The manuscript is illustrated with beautiful paintings and contains valuable insights into the life of a Christian monk in the fourth century AD.

Each of the four monasteries in Wadi El-Natrun has its unique history and charm, and I would recommend visiting all of them if you have the time.

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