It's a special day tour for those who are interested in discovering Egyptian Monasteries at Wadi El Natroun. Pay a visit to Wadi El-Natrun, the actual birthplace for Christian monasticism. Get excited by visiting Deir al-Baramus, Deir Anba Bishoi, Deir Abu Maqar and Deir El-Suryani.You are going to be taken by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Wadi El-Natroun, the actual birthplace for Christian monasticism. Basically, there were about 50 monasteries; only 4 have survived into modern times.
Start your trip visiting Deir al-Baramus which is the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and it is considered to be the most isolated.
After that move to visit Deir Anba Bishoy whose body is still in the monastery.
Proceed to Deir Abu Maqar which is the richest monastery now in Wadi El-Natroun as it has more than 100 monks and 600 workers in the extensive farm which spreads in front of it.
End your trip with Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries.
discovering the egyptian monasteries at wadi el natrun