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  • Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara & Memphis: Private Tour with Lunch

    1. Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara & Memphis: Private Tour with Lunch

    Embark on a full-day tour to the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara. Start your tour by visiting the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. The highlight of this section is getting close up to the Sphinx - the legendary guardian with a lion’s body and the head of King Chephren. Admire the impressive statue and get your photo taken beside it. You will then visit Sakkara, a 27 km journey away from Cairo. The highlight of this section is the Step Pyramid. Built for King Zoser, it is considered an important part in the process of the pyramid evolution. Finally, you'll head over to Memphis. Not the home of Elvis, of course, but the ancient capital of Egypt!

    Great day with Mohamad. The tour went super smooth, on time, hassle free and our guide was super nice and very knowledgeable of the history and facts. We had an amazing day! Could skip the souvenir shops though but it is part and some were interesting to see.

  • Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis & Lunch

    2. Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis & Lunch

    Be collected from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza by your guide. Drive south and visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the oldest existing colossal stone building of Egypt, which were built around 2630 BC for King Djoser. Continue your tour and visit Memphis, the first capital of Egypt after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt in 3100 BC and witness the amazing Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Have lunch at a local restaurant then head to the famed pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature the Sphinx with the head of a Pharaoh and the body of a lion. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex including a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren. Once you have finished exploring the rich history and the iconic landmarks of Egypt, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. There w...

    The outing was great and our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited, great excursion

  • Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Private Day Tour

    3. Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Private Day Tour

    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.

    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.

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

    4. 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 s...

    Received email confirmation and pick up time the evening before. The agent was waiting in reception at allotted time with our flight boarding passes (outward and return) and then we had transfer in private car to airport. Here security was very strict and extremely slow...2 complete security checks before boarding gate. Allow at least 1-1.5 hours extra time for this. There are no facilities other than toilets. Very short flight with drinks and biscuits. Met at other end in Cairo by tour guide who was easily identifiable. Group consisted of 7 adults. Had our own air con mini bus all day so could leave stuff in bus. Our guide Tharwat spoke good English and was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. We agreed to go to Egyptian Museum instead of Sakkara and were glad we did. Tharwat included this in our original price. The included lunch was in a lovely restaurant overlooking the pyramids. As well as Giza plateau Tharwat took us to visit 2 Businesses (papyrus and oils) and a mall

  • Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Day Trip

    5. 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 conclu...

  • From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

    6. From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

    Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo. Reach Cairo by 7 AM, where your tour guide will be waiting for you 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, located only 16 miles southwest from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid, built for King Zoser 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. This city dates back to 3100 BC. After this, stop for ...

  • Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

    7. Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

    Begin your adventure by meeting your guide, an Egyptologist, at your hotel’s reception. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and see the treasures of young King Tutankhamun. Receive an in-depth overview of the different eras of ancient Egyptian history.  Afterward ride down the Nile in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat. Pause and enjoy lunch before exploring the streets of Old Cairo. Explore the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and Moez Street. After immersing yourself in the beauty and energy of Cairo, stop for a cup of tea before returning to your hotel. You will have the option to book dinner on the cruise or a sound and light show. Day 2 - start the day as per your convenience with the same guide. Visit the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the ancient pyramid fields of Sakkara, and the open-air museum of Memphis. You also have the option to go inside the ...

    the wonderful experience I had during 3 days spent with the guide Mohammed. we felt safe all the time and not evenfor a moment I did'nt fel like doing this as a debit but as a passion. I warmly recommended this trip. I visited more goals than presented. Thousands of thanks.

  • From Eilat: 3-Day Petra & Cairo Guided Trip with Hotel Stay

    8. From Eilat: 3-Day Petra & Cairo Guided Trip with Hotel Stay

    Day 1: Start the tour at 8:30 AM when you will be picked up from your hotel or any point in Eilat. Set off for the Arava Border and pass over to the Jordan side. Meet your representative there and continue the drive to the Petra site. The drive takes about 2 hours in total.  When you arrive, enjoy a tour of this iconic archaeological site with your guide. Visit the famous Treasury, the Amphitheater, and much more. After this, have lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Israel and set off on an overnight 10-hour drive to Cairo making a short procedural stop at the Egyptian border. Day 2: When you arrive in Cairo, visit the pyramids, the sphinx, the market, and the museum. Then, eat lunch and go to your 4-star hotel for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Saqqara and Memphis area, about 27 km s...

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

    9. 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, t...

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What people are saying about Sakkara

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 730 reviews

This trip went far beyond my expectations. Everything was so perfect since the first moment of my meeting with the guide and the driver. They did everything to make me feel comfortable and they treated me really nice with full respect. The guide is absolutely fantastic! He is very well educated in history and he knows how to communicate so easily.

Great day with Mohamad. The tour went super smooth, on time, hassle free and our guide was super nice and very knowledgeable of the history and facts. We had an amazing day! Could skip the souvenir shops though but it is part and some were interesting to see.

We had a very nice experience with our guide Mahmoud and a driver. He could explain a lot and was a very helpful tour guide. The lunch at the end of the tour was also excellent. Everything went well and smoothly.

The outing was great and our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited, great excursion

Great experience, the guide was awesome and the activities are worth it.