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

1. 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.

Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo & Giza Highlights 2-Day Trip by Plane

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo & Giza Highlights 2-Day Trip by Plane

Discover Egypt’s greatest antiquities on a 2-day trip from Sharm El Sheikh with flights, lunch, and transportation included. With an Egyptologist, see the Giza pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Behold Sakkara’s Step Pyramid and the ruins of Memphis. Visit the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel early in the morning and transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, meet your tour guide outside of the terminal. Begin your full-day tour with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Then, explore the Valley Temple, the location where priests mummified the body of King Chephren. Get a close-up look at the famous Sphinx, the legendary guardian with the head of a king and the body of a lion. Next, continue to Sakkara and visit the Step Pyramid, built for King Djoser and an important aspect of the pyramids’ evolution. Then, head over to Memphis City, the ancient capital of Egypt and home to the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Afterward, stop for lunch in a local restaurant to savor the flavors of the local cuisine. End the first day with a transfer to your hotel for check-in and an overnight stay in Cairo. Day 2: Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Check out by 8 AM and store your luggage in the car. Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the world’s largest display of Egyptian art. Marvel at the rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date back as far as 5,000 years. Continue to the Citadel to visit the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha before proceeding to Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The numerous shops in this district are known for trading fine brass war, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, and much more. After working up an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. At the end of day 2, transfer back to Cairo Airport to catch your return flight to Sharm El Shiekh.

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4.2 / 5

based on 66 reviews

We were lucky enough to be able to do the tour as a couple & our guide, Nabil. We were able to visit the Step Pyramid and the Pyramid of King Teti from the inside, which I personally found very interesting. The tour was wonderful overall and definitely recommended.

Excellent French-speaking guide very available and very competent who adapted very well to a group of adults and children. Good organisation. Return by plane at a somewhat late schedule.

Good organization, everything went well. Dedicated guide and good chauffeur! Lunch was ok. Visits to shops (sales event) could be dispensed with.

excellent program - except for the sales events....

Excelent,the guide was perfect,Ramadan was His mame