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Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Private Day Tour

Activity provider: Egypt Excursions Online

Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Private Day Tour

Activity provider: Egypt Excursions Online
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From US$ 96.44 US$ 81.97 per person

See the classic sights of ancient Egypt on this private tour to the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Sakkara. Discover the best of the area all within one exciting day.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Czech
Pickup included
Your Cairo hotel

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the famous Great Pyramids of Egypt at the Giza Plateau with your Egyptologist guide
  • Explore the Valley Temple and the Ancient Sphinx, and wonder at the ancient rites of mummification
  • See the ancient Step Pyramid of Djoser in the Sakkara archeological site as you learn about the evolution of pyramid design
  • Visit Egypt's former capital of Memphis, once the cultural center of the ancient world
Full description
Start your day trip to the Great Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara, with an 08:00 pick-up at your hotel. Your guide will take you to the Giza Plateau where you will see the famous Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx statue and visit the Valley Temple, which is a part of the same ancient complex. Marvel at the ancient structure as you learn about the burial rites of the Pharaoh kings. The next stop on your day tour is the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, at the fascinating Sakkara archeological site. Built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 B.C.E.), this special pyramid is the world's oldest major stone structure. From the Step Pyramids transfer to Memphis, the former capital city of ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom. Having once reigned as a cultural center for over 3,000 years, Memphis offers stunning ancient sites and intrigue.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrances to Giza and Sakkara sites
  • Egyptologist guide
  • Mineral water
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to the inner chambers of the Great Pyramid (200 EGP) and Solar Boat Museum (60 EGP)
  • Camel ride (60 EGP)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Available languages (Tour guide):
  • English, German, Russian, Spanish
  • What to bring:
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Trip details:
  • Tour available: Daily
  • Hotel pick-up: 08:00
  • Hotel return: 18:00
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Well planned out tour for basic introduction to Egyptian history. If you’re looking for a very in depth history then I’d recommend something more focus for a longer duration, there’s a lot planned in the day and not enough time to really get intimate. Knowledgeable guide and fantastic driver (you need one, traffic in Cairo is scary for foreigners). Standard fare for an Egyptian tour consisting of the base tour plus a few added stops to show you cool things but are sort of tourist traps to get you to buy things. Papyrus paper making was cool, carpet making is interesting but not practical. If you want to focus on the tour and not tourist traps recommend getting a detailed itinerary in advance and letting your guide know you’re not interested in the added stops. We added on the extra 1 hour camel ride but it was exactly 19 minutes long that consisted of a short walk to take a couple pictures and back.

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April 20, 2022

My 10 year old son and I had a great day visiting the Giza pyramids, Sakkara and Memphis. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Egyptian history and archaeology - and he could answer all my many questions about the sites we visited, how to read the hieroglyphs, how to build a pyramid etc.

February 18, 2020

Incredible!!

We loved the excursion and it is worth 100 percent to see Memphis and Saqqara, our guide spoke perfect Spanish and explained many interesting things to us, we were fascinated, the driver was always on time to pick us up at each stop; They were very helpful with us and took many photos.

March 21, 2019

Product ID: 11726