Wadi El Natrun, El Beheira Desert, Egypt
Welcome to the world of monasteries.
Its fame today is as Egypt's most important Christian monastic center, a prime attraction for Christian religious tourists who come to the holy land. There is a good reason for this. The monasteries at Wadi Natrun and the surrounding region constitute some of the earliest, if not the earliest, Christian monasteries in the world.
AIRBUS HOLIDAYS guide will meet you in your hotel in Alexandria.
You will drive by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Wadi El-Natrun. There were about 50 monasteries, only 4 have survived until today. Your day tour will start with a visit to Deir al-Baramus, the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and the most isolated one then proceeds to Deir Anba Bishoi whose body is still in the monastery.
You will end your trip with a visit to Deir El-Suryani the smallest and most preserved monastery.
Then you will return back to your hotel in Alexandria.