Day Trip Tour Wadi El-Natrun From Alexandria

Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Wadi El-Natrun, a spiritual oasis located near Alexandria. Join our day trip tour and explore the ancient monasteries that have stood the test of time. Book now for an unforgettable journey of cultural and historical significance.


Join us on a captivating day trip to Wadi El-Natrun, known as the Valley of Natron, located just a short distance from Alexandria. This tour will take you to the heart of Egypt’s Christian heritage, where you’ll visit the renowned monastic complexes that have been home to monks for centuries. Discover the spiritual significance, architectural beauty, and rich history of these ancient monasteries.

Highlights :

  • Visit the historic monasteries of Wadi El-Natrun, renowned for their spiritual and cultural significance.
  • Explore the ancient traditions and practices of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
  • Learn about the daily lives of monks and gain insights into their spiritual devotion.
  • Marvel at the unique architecture and intricate details of the monastic buildings.
  • Experience the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of Wadi El-Natrun.


  • Expert Guidance: Our knowledgeable guide will provide insightful commentary and ensure an enriching experience.
  • Hassle-Free Transportation: Enjoy comfortable round-trip transportation from Alexandria.
  • Instant Confirmation: Book now and receive instant confirmation for a hassle-free reservation process.
  • Customizable Options: We offer customizations to accommodate your needs, including flexible pickup times.


  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our professional guide who will accompany you on a remarkable journey to Wadi El-Natrun, the birthplace of Christian monasticism. Travel in comfort and style in a modern air-conditioned vehicle as we embark on this spiritual adventure.
  • Our first stop will be at Deir al-Baramus, the oldest surviving monastery among the four that have withstood the test of time. Immerse yourself in its ancient atmosphere and discover the solitude that once enveloped this sacred place. Marvel at the architectural wonders and contemplate the rich history that surrounds you.
  • Next, we will visit Deir Anba Bishoi, where the body of the esteemed Anba Bishoi still rests. Explore the monastery and learn about the life and teachings of this revered figure. Absorb the tranquility of the surroundings as you gain insights into the monastic way of life.
  • Our journey continues to Deir Abu Maqar, the most prosperous monastery in Wadi El-Natrun. Witness the thriving community of over 100 monks and 600 workers engaged in the extensive farmlands surrounding the monastery. Experience the harmonious blend of spirituality and sustainability in this remarkable setting.
  • Finally, we will visit Deir El-Suryani, the smallest and most compact of the four monasteries. Despite its size, it holds immense historical and cultural significance. Explore its intricate architecture and uncover the hidden gems within its walls.
  • As we make our way back to Alexandria, we will make a photo stop at the iconic Alexandria Library, a symbol of knowledge and enlightenment. Capture the grandeur of the library and admire its modern architecture. We will also pause at the Qaitbay Citadel, offering you the opportunity to marvel at its impressive structure and capture memorable photographs.


  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Alexandria
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries
  • All taxes and service charges


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Pricing Information:

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Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Dress modestly, as you’ll be visiting religious sites. Shoulders and knees should be covered.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as there will be some walking involved during the monastery visits.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Respect the sacredness of the monasteries and follow any instructions provided by the guide.
  • Feel free to bring a camera to capture the beauty of the monastic complexes, but be mindful of any photography restrictions.

Trip Notes:

  • The duration of the tour is approximately X hours.
  • Please note that the order of the itinerary may be subject to change based on local conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


  • Are the monasteries open to visitors? Yes, the monasteries are open to visitors. However, some areas may have restricted access for preservation purposes.
  • Is lunch included in the tour package? No, lunch is not included. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant during the tour.

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