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

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

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. 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.

Cairo, Giza: Sakkara Dahshur Pyramids & Memphis Private Tour

2. Cairo, Giza: Sakkara Dahshur Pyramids & Memphis Private Tour

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: Sakkara, Memphis & Dahshur Private Day Trip w/ Lunch

3. Cairo: Sakkara, Memphis & Dahshur Private Day Trip w/ Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 AM by a representative to tour the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest significant stone building. It was constructed for King Zoser in the third dynasty. Next travel to Dahshur to visit the Bent Pyramid and enter the Red Pyramid, the world's oldest standing pyramid (the most preserved pyramid). After that, go to Memphis, which King Menes established and which served as Egypt's first capital for more than three thousand years, to see the statue of Ramses II and the city's marble Sphinx. Memphis was created and served as Egypt's capital during the Old Kingdom.

Cairo: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

4. Cairo: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

Begin by visiting Sakkara and the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which dates back to 2600 BC under the 3rd Dynasty. It is considered the oldest stone structure and it was built for king Djoser. Proceed to visit Memphis, which was the first capital city of Old Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II at Memphis. On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of Dahshur. Travel in comfort back to your hotel. Cairo has so much to see, feel, eat and buy, so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary, let the local operator know if there is anything you would like to add to your itinerary.

Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, Dahshur & Sakkara Private Day Tour

5. Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, Dahshur & Sakkara Private Day Tour

Sun Pyramids Tours guide will pick up you from your hotelt, to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren and visit to the Valley Temple. Move to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King zoser. Then Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. And then visit Dahshur pyramids an ancient royal necropolis, located approximately 40 kilometers south of Cairo – the pyramids were built from 2613 – 2589 BC. The Bent pyramid is the most famous of the pyramids in the area.

From Giza & Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Dahshur Private Tour

6. From Giza & Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Dahshur Private Tour

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: Giza Pyramids, Sakkara and Dahshur Private Day Tour

7. Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sakkara and Dahshur Private Day Tour

At 08:00 am your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, and escort you to the south to start your day tour visiting the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid at Dahshur, Dahshur is a famous royal necropolis in Egypt holds many famous Pyramids includes the red and bent Pyramids of king snefru. The site is about 40 km from Cairo. Move on to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, before moving on to enjoy an excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Continue on to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates back to the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren. Later you will be transferred Back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Dahshur and Memphis

8. Cairo: Dahshur and Memphis

Check out the Dahshur Pyramids The Red Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid, and Memphis, the first ancient capital of Egypt, are all within one day's drive of Cairo

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, 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 Dahshur

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 646 reviews

Saqqara & Dahsour are worth visiting, especially as the are the oldest piramids and it is interesting to see how the acient Egyptians went from the step piramid to the dented piramid to the first triangle piramid. Memphis was nice to see the huge statue of Ramses II. The lunch at the local food place was tasty. The driver and the guide were friendly. Nice to have a female guide for a change. Minus was that there was a miscommunication between the tour operator and the guide and our pickup was an hour late, but that can happen I suppose. Length was 5.5 hours. Time can be anywhere between 4-8 hours I suppose, depending on where your hotel is located, if you enter all the piramids and if you wish to shop. All in all I would recommend, this site cannot be missed in your schedule if you’re interested in the history of the early piramids!

The experience was amazing from start to finish my tour guide Mina Adel picked me up from my hotel exactly on time with a warm welcoming smile introduced himself and explained the criteria for the day. I felt safe and looked after the whole time with every question I had answered and more ... the camel ride was definitely worth it also the food was amazing and we even stopped at a cash point for me as I wasn't sure where there was one I recommend this tour to anyone searching for a glowing experience I truly enjoyed it !

I spent a great day on a completely private tour with my guide Salib! Travelling by myself I felt very comfortable and I really enjoyed all the detailled and thoughtful information Salib provided me with. Thank you again for making me feel so welcome! :)

Slightly tight schedule, little time to enjoy, but enough time to take photos. Driver was great, guide was outstanding

A great tour - kept what was promised. We can only recommend!!!