Giza Pyramids, Old Memphis, Sakkara Step Pyramid, Pyramids of Dahshur
about 8 hours
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See some of Egypt’s lesser-known pyramids and temples on this private day trip from Cairo. Hear about the ancient pharaohs and their burial grounds from your guideas you visit south to the necropolis of Dahshur. See both the Red Pyramid and extraordinary Bent Pyramid here, and then explore the ruins of Memphis, once Egypt’s capital. Inspect the broken relics, columns and giant fallen statue of Ramses II, before continuing to Saqqara. Here, see the famous Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest stone structure. Conclude your tour with a visit to the famous Giza plateau and gaze upon the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos, as well as the Sphinx and pyramid valley temple.
Memphis & Mit Rahina open air museum
To gain the right historical and chronological insights, your tour starts in Memphis - The first capital of ancient Egypt long before - and long into the pyramid age. You also visit the Mit Rahina open air museum with to see the lesser known colossal statue of King Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx. Your guide will take you to the ruins of the temple of god Ptah, the site that gave the country its modern name - Egypt.
Your tour continuous on to Sakkara, the site of King Djoser's Step pyramid that marks the dawn of the pyramid era, it also is the world oldest -stone structure. Your guide will show you the nearby Sakkara funeral temple and the ruins of the royal palace
Dahshur, Red Pyramid & Bent Pyramid
The Red Pyramid is Egypt first perfect pyramid, it is also the second biggest pyramid in the country, including the pyramids of Giza. Right next to it is the older Bent Pyramid. The famous Bent Pyramid was the first attempt to build a true pyramid. Unfortunately, mathematical calculations were incorrect and halfway up the engineers realized that the pyramid would be too tall before the sides met and it could collapse. They adjusted the angle of construction, giving it its iconic bent appearance.
For your last stop before the end of your tour, your guide will take you to the Giza plateau. Here you will visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos as well as the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Optionally, you can enter the inside of the Cheops or Chephren, as well as the Solar boat museum. Your guide will keep you informed if you are interested in any of the additional, optional sites.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Greater Cairo. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If its your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fees
Goods & services tax & fees
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity
Beverages at lunch