Wadi El-Natrun is a name given to a desert valley which is located along El-Tahrir Markaz, west of the Nile Delta around 10 Km west of Sadat City’s entrance on the desert road between Cairo and Alexandria. The deepest point of the valley reaches around 24m below the level of the sea. There are 12 lakes in the village whole color is reddish-blue. The best way to reach it is by a private air-conditioned car provided by “Egypt Tours Portal” travel agency from anywhere you are in Giza or Cairo since the wadi is only 100 Km North West of Cairo.
Wadi El-Natrun has been a very important site for the ancient Egyptians as it was providing the ancients with the necessary carbonated sodium that was needed to accomplish their mummification processes because of the great number of salts that could be found in the area in addition to the fact that the Romans used to extract the village for glass. Wadi El-Natrun became a sanctuary for Christianity during the 4th century and the Christians there started to develop the area in a monastic order. The area became well-known for the amazing 10 monasteries that were established there and only four of them managed to survive through those many centuries. The four survived monasteries are:
Moreover, El-Natrun Village is on the list of UNESCO under the name “Southern & smaller oases, the Western Desert.
There are so many salt lakes in the valley in addition to salt flats that are located in the desert. Among the natural components that can be found in that valley are:
Enjoy the natural beauty in Egypt and spend your vacation in a real majestic relaxed way by heading to Wadi El-Natrun beside the amazing historical & cultural sites that you will be able to visit with us. Just pick from our holiday packages to Egypt from UK the tour that seems interesting for you and ask our operation team to add a magical day tour for you to Wadi El-Natrun.
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