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Day Trip from Cairo to El Mokkatm Mountain Cave Church

Cairo, Egypt
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Discover the cave churches in El Mokattam Mountain on a 3-hour day-trip from Cairo, and discover the remarkable 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. 
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Day Trip from Cairo to El Mokkatam Mountain Cave Church
, Sep 2018
We really enjoyed the time we spent with our guide Wael. He was very welcoming and gave a great tour and description of the church which was very interesting and answered any questions we had. It was a great place to visit. Recommended!
Visiting the El Mokkatm with Michael...
, Aug 2018
Visiting the El Mokkatm with Michael was awesome. He is very knowable about this place and gives you a wealth of knowledge about it. There wasnt a question I had that he couldnt answer, and he takes his profession very serious. Especially when he overhears people telling people false information you can see the frustration on his face. Thats someone you want giving you your tours. I also had the pleasure of having him a few times during my four day tour
The Mountain Cave Church was...
, Apr 2018
The Mountain Cave Church was unbelievable! You have to see it in person because pictures can not do it justice. It was well worth the money. We were able to take pictures. Our tour guide Kh Mamdoh let us take our time for pictures and take in the beauty of this amazing church. Kh Mamdoh, also took pictures for us and sent us all the pictures he took with his camera phone. This church should be included in the 7 wonders of the world. Kh Mamdoh was very knowledgeable about the history of the church. Also, when we were finished Kh Mamdoh allowed us to stop at a bridge over the Nile River to take pictures and asked if there were any other place we would like to visit. I would highly recommend taking this tour because it is so worth it. Kh Mamdoh was an excellent tour guide.
Great experience with a very...
, Feb 2018
Great experience with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Michael did an excellent job and was very helpful taking me to camera shop when I needed to find an item or two. Book this trip now!!!
Again my guide is very knowledgeable...
Alex M
, Sep 2017
Again my guide is very knowledgeable about this church. I am glad I came to this place on a last minute thought to include this in my itinerary, it touched me to learn some miracles happened here. This is one of the highlights in our trip to Cairo.
What a great day we have in this...
, Apr 2017
What a great day we have in this church. We enjoy it and Michael Yehia our tour guide was a professional person who explain the history of this beautiful church. Everything went well on that day.
A Service. Punctual, friendly...
Kareem C
, Nov 2015
A Service. Punctual, friendly, trustworthy and informative. A great guide who is well versed with religious history in Egypt. The perfect tour for those seeking knowledge or want to experience some of the places talked about in the bible. This company also provides high speed wifi on their tours all day for free. Highly recommended!!

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