Day Trip from Cairo to El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church

3 hr

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Your tour starts with hotel pick up at 9am, your guide will take first to visit the monastery of Saint Simon the Tanner which is located inside the mountain. The monastery consists of seven churches; all of them are carved inside the mountain.

Your guide will give you an introduction about the Christianity of Egypt. How Christianity started in Egypt and what is the meaning of Coptic orthodox church in Egypt. Your guide will explain...
Your tour starts with hotel pick up at 9am, your guide will take first to visit the monastery of Saint Simon the Tanner which is located inside the mountain. The monastery consists of seven churches; all of them are carved inside the mountain.

Your guide will give you an introduction about the Christianity of Egypt. How Christianity started in Egypt and what is the meaning of Coptic orthodox church in Egypt. Your guide will explain how they carved the church, how was El Mokattam Mountain was moved from the north of Cairo to the centre, enjoy some free time inside the church. You will also get the chance to get some great photos from the mountain.
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Stop At: Cave Church, Mokattam, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Visit the famous church of Saint Simon the Tanner, the cave church. The largest church in Cairo located inside El mokkatam mountain in a small village named by zableen means garbage collectors. Inside the church Virgin Mary appeared in carved statue in ceiling without any human effort.

Duration: 3 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Free WiFi in your van
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - St Simon the Tanner Monastery
  • Entrance fees to the Mentioned sites
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Church
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
El-Tahrir square, Qasr Ad Dobarah, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.