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Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

1. Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

From Giza and Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara, and Dahshur Day Trip

2. From Giza and Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara, and Dahshur Day Trip

Experience world wonders in the heart of Egypt on this guided day trip from Cairo or Giza. Enjoy the expansive desert landscapes and visit the majestic pyramids while you learn more about these ancient landmarks. Get a snapshot of the sights: the Sphinx, Sakkara, Dashur, and much more on this tour. After a comfortable pickup, head towards history! First, you will visit the Giza Pyramids of the 4th dynasty. Become awestruck by the great Pyramid, Khaphren Pyramid, and Mykrinos Pyramid. Discover the secrets of the construction of the Pyramids and feel the surreal atmosphere of the massive space. Then check out the great Sphinx of Giza and the Valley Temple of Khafre, where you will walk on legendary land. Head to the Sakkara Step Pyramid of the 3rd dynasty (2700 BC), where you can witness the oldest stone funerary complex built in Egypt. Walk through its magnificent corridors, seeing the walls of the tombs painted with daily scenes of ancient Egyptian life. Finally, explore the ancient Dahshur Pyramids. Here you will have the opportunity to step inside and reveal their hidden corridors.

Cairo or Giza: Sakkara & Dahshur Pyramids with Memphis Trip

3. Cairo or Giza: Sakkara & Dahshur Pyramids with Memphis Trip

Experience the mighty history of ancient Egypt and visit Sakkara Step Pyramid on a guided day trip from Cairo or Giza. Explore the ancient capital of Memphis with its monuments to Ramses II and its patron god, and watch the alabaster Sphinx. Visit the less known but Magnificent Dahshur Pyramids. Start the day with pickup at your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Then head to the Saqqara necropolis to see the oldest pyramid in Egypt: the Pyramid of Djoser, known as the Step Pyramid. See the oldest stone funerary complex in Egypt and walk through its corridors. Discover the incredible details on the painted walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, describing the details of their daily life. From there it’s on to Memphis, the first Egyptian capital, built in 3150 BC. Explore its wonders, including the colossal statue of Ramses II, the alabaster Sphinx, and the statue of Ptah, the patron god of Memphis. See these exceptional monuments, learn the history, and take lots of photos. Finally arrive to Dahshur to visit the Bent and the Red Pyramids of the 4th dynasty. you have the opportunity to step inside one of them. At the end of the day, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation.

Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Day Trip

4. Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Day Trip

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your Cairo accommodation. From the moment your tour starts, your guide will provide you with full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way, as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. You will begin your tour traveling to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, before later proceeding to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren. You will then visit the Valley Temple of the Pyramids, whilst also enjoying many outstanding photo stops. You will move on to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Sakkara, home of Egypt’s oldest pyramid which was built in the third dynasty for King Djoser. Finally you will proceed to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt where you can observe the great Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. At the conclusion of your tour, you will travel in comfort back to your hotel.

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

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

Explore the ruins from the 3rd-6th dynasties with this transfer from Cairo or Giza to the Sakkara area, the ruins of the city of Memphis, and the Giza pyramid complex. Ride in a spacious and 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 for the ancient city of Memphis and see the Mastaba-styled tombs. Have the chance to buy a ticket for the 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 Great Temple of 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.

Hurghada: Day Trip to Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara by Flight

6. Hurghada: Day Trip to Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara by Flight

Enjoy the variety of Egypt and visit Cairo from Hurghada. An air-conditioned car will bring you from your hotel to Hurghada airport where you will board your flight to Cairo. On arrival in the Egyptian capital, an Egyptologist guide will be waiting for your arrival. The journey begins in Giza, where you will visit 3 of Egypt's largest and most famous pyramids. The Great Pyramid is the oldest, and is the last remaining Wonder of the 7 Wonders of the World. The tip of the Pyramid of Khafre is still partially covered with limestone. The Pyramid of Menkaure is surrounded by 3 other, much smaller pyramids. Visit the step pyramids of Sakkara. The necropolis of Sakkara is the next most important burial site of Lower Egypt, after Giza. The largest and most impressive burial site is that of the Pharaoh Djoser, from the 3rd dynasty of the Old Kingdom, around 2650 B.C. He is buried in a famous step pyramid. You will also visit Memphis, the old capital city, where you will see ruins and the giant toppled statue of the Pharaoh Ramses II, as well as the Alabaster Sphinx. In the afternoon you can visit Khan el-Khalili bazaar to go shopping. You'll also get to visit the famous antiques market in Cairo. After an unforgettable day, you will be brought back to the airport in Cairo in the evening. Fly back to Hurghada where you will be transferred back to your hotel having enjoying a great day in the Egyptian capital.

Cairo: Saqqara and Memphis Pyramids Tour

7. Cairo: Saqqara and Memphis Pyramids Tour

Before the Great Pyramids of Giza, many Egyptian kings created vast and memorable monuments for their burial in the desert outside present-day Cairo. Visit these sites in historic Saqqara and Memphis, ancient Egyptian sites located around 18 miles south of Cairo on a shared group or private tour. Saqqara is a large and ancient burial ground that features the world's oldest standing step pyramid. Designed by Imhotep for King Djoser, the step pyramid is the oldest complete stone-hewn building complex known in history. It is surrounded by other small pyramids dating back to the 5th and 6th dynasties. Although Giza and the Valley of the Kings in Thebes eventually eclipsed Saqqara as the burial ground of royalty, Saqqara remained an important complex for burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3,000 years. You’ll continue on to Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 2,200 B.C. The modern towns of Dahshur and Saqqara lie within the administrative borders of historical Memphis. Throughout the tour, your local guide will offer local insight into the culture and customs of Cairo and the surrounding area.

From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

8. From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Sharm and transferred to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport in time for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you'll be met and will start your sightseeing tour to visit Memphis City, the oldest capital in ancient Egypt. Next, visit the Saqqara Step Pyramid, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to visit the three famous pyramids of Gaza: King Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. After taking photos of the pyramid from a viewpoint, continue your tour by visiting the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, before arriving at your hotel in Cairo.  Day 2: After breakfast at your hotel, start your day by visiting the Egyptian Museum, which includes the treasures of  Tutankamoun treasures. If you like, you can choose to add on a visit to the Mummy room. Afterwards, proceed to visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, then the Alabaster Mosque before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.  Finally, explore the Khan El-Khalili Market, before being transferred to Cairo's domestic airport for your flight back to Sharm. Upon arrival back at Sharm airport, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Sakkara

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Very informative tour, the guide Amid was super nice and spoke perfect German. He wasn't at a loss for a joke either, so we had a lot of fun.

An amazing experience with a lot of guidance around the pyramids, good food and comfort moving around. Definitely a must do in Cairo.

It was a great tour . Our guide Ahmed zaki Was very knowledgeable and made us feel safe.very recommended

Our guide Ahmed Mohsen and driver Mustafa Ortega were awesome. Be sure to ask for them.

Ahmed the tour guide has a lot of good insights. Rami the driver is very helpful.