Description:Discover the cave churches in El Mokattam Mountain on a 3-hour day-trip from Cairo, and discover the remark able monastery of St. Simon the Tanner. Travel through ‘garbage city,’ home to the mostly-Coptic Zabbaleen trash collectors, learn how the churches were carved into the rock and see the site where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared. Highlights:- Enjoy fantastic aerial views- Excellent value for money- Step back in time on a history tour- Family friendly
Itinerary:Your tour starts with hotel pick up at9 am,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.