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From Cairo or Giza: Sakkara, Memphis, and Pyramids Day Trip

From Cairo or Giza: Sakkara, Memphis, and Pyramids Day Trip

Activity provider: Cairo Private Guided Tours

From US$ 45 per person

Travel back in time to ancient Egypt on this day trip from your accommodations in Cairo or Giza to the Sakkara area, the ruins of the city of Memphis, and the Giza pyramid complex.

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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Pickup included
Your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel.
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  • Step back in time as you travel to ancient Egyptians monuments
  • Learn about the history of the ancient Egyptians dynasties on the way to Sakkara
  • Travel to Sakkara where there is a necropolis and the Pyramid of Djoser
  • Drive to the ancient capital city of Memphis and see the statue of Ramses II
  • Go to the Giza Pyramid complex and view the majestic Sphinx statue
Full description

Explore the monuments from the 3rd-6th dynasties with this transfer from Cairo or Giza to the Sakkara area, the oldest Capital Memphis, and the Giza pyramid complex. Ride in a private vehicle with bottled water.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Sit back and relax in a comfortable and airconditioned car as you make your way to the Sakkara area.

Stop in Sakkara where you can purchase entrance to the necropolis and see the Mastaba-styled tombs. Have the chance to visit the step Pyramid of Djoser. View pyramids from the 3rd, the 5th, and the 6th dynasties.

Take a walk in the desert before heading to the ancient capital, Memphis. Purchase tickets to see the remaining monuments like an alabaster Sphinx, a colossal statue of Ramses II, and the statue of the local God Ptah.

Travel to the Giza pyramid complex, where you can buy tickets to explore the complex. View the 4th dynasty pyramids of Cheops, Khaphren, and Mychreanos. Admire the great Sphinx statue which is part of Khaphren funeral complex.

Have the opportunity to purchase a camel ride before heading back to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Traditional Egyptian lunch if lunch option is selected
  • Entry fees (Giza 240 EGP, Sakkara 200 EGP and Memphis 80 EGP per person)
  • Tips
  • Food, unless lunch option is selected
  • Drinks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Wow, where to start!? What an amazing experience! Salib, our tour guide was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. He and the driver arrived at out hotel early so we didn't have to wait a minute. He is an extremely knowledgeable and polite gentleman. He took his time to explain everything about the sites/monuments/history and he had an answer to all our questions (and believe me, my girlfriend was constantly firing off those lol). He also acted as our own photographer so we ended up with lots of lovely pictures. He bough us a small but super delicious meal (lunch, included in the tour). He also gave us a few tips how to deal with the touts and let's be honest, you'll come across plenty during your stay in Cairo. Overall it was an amazing day, thank you Salib!

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May 31, 2022

It was a dream come true! Our guide Saleem was very professional and organised a perfect private tour for us. The most interesting part at the beginning at Sakkara and Memphis, with a lot of fascinating information, a nice lunch and papyrus manufacturer in-between and the grand final at Giza pyramids! Totally recommended! Thank you Saleem! Conny and Jakob

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May 28, 2022

Salib was an incredible guide. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. He even got us some amazing falafels (though we hadn’t booked lunch!) and gave us tips on how to avoid the hustlers at all the sites. Salib’s English was excellent and the pace of the tour was perfectly judged - just the right amount of time T each place to absorb all the sights and information and take a few snaps for the protobook Salib made sure we got to see the pyramids from all the best angles and took care to give us our own time during the trip as well to take in fully the beauty of the sites. We were picked up on time at 8am (although we were a little late, Salib was incredibly patient ) and dropped off around 4pm. Overall a fantastic experience made all the better by having the perfect guide. Highly recommend!

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May 7, 2022

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