Full-day the Coptic Monasteries in Wadi El Natroun from Alexandria
City activities

Full-day the Coptic Monasteries in Wadi El Natroun from Alexandria

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Arabic , German , Russian
Availability: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Purify your soul by visiting the Ancient Coptic Monasteries at Wadi El Natroun
  • Discover the monastic complex of Wadi El Natroun
What to expect

We like to drive you further away of crowds to purify your soul by visiting the Ancient Coptic Monasteries at Wadi El Natroun, where first Coptic Egyptian did create the monasticism in Christianity. Wadi El Natroun is a depression in northern Egypt that is located 23 m below sea level and 38 m below the Nile River level. The valley contains several alkaline lakes, natron-rich salt deposits, salt marshes and freshwater marshes. The place is best known today because its ancient monasteries remain in use. The desert fathers and cenobitic monastic communities used the desert's solitude and privations to develop self-discipline (asceticism). Hermit monks believed that desert life would teach them to eschew the things of this world and follow God's call. Although some of the individual monasteries were eventually abandoned or destroyed, four have remained in use to the present day:

• Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great

• Paromeos Monastery

• Monastery of Saint Pishoy

• Syrian Monastery

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-12): Reduce
    • Infants (age 0-5): Free
    Where

    Alexandria, Egypt

    Meeting point:

    During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • For your maximum enjoyment, please take your sun hat, sunglasses, sun cream, cameras, and small bottles of water and money for tipping.
    • Preferable casual outfits
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
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    When
    • Tours operates every Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
    • Tour start at 07:00 am
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    Provider
    Travco Group for Tourism
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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