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Pyramid of Djoser: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

3. 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, and Sakkara Private Day Tour

4. 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.

Cairo: 4-Day Egypt Highlights Private Tour with Lodging

5. Cairo: 4-Day Egypt Highlights Private Tour with Lodging

DAY 1 – Cairo Board your international flight to Cairo to begin your journey through the mysterious ancient land of the pharaohs. Upon landing in Egypt, purchase your Visa by filling out an application form provided there and submit it with approximately $30 USD per person. Our representative will meet you and escort you to your air-conditioned car and transfer you to your Hotel. Overnight in Cairo. DAY 2 - Cairo Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus - Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Additional visit to the Solar Boat in front of Cheops Pyramid (extra ticket on spot). Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Move on to Memphis; the Old kingdom's capital and famous Necropolis. Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, lunch. DAY 3 - Cairo: Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, and then you will be escorted by your private tour guide to visit: Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen, alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo, then moving to visit Saladin Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalil, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch DAY 4 - Home Breakfast at your hotel, and today you have the choice of having a free day in Cairo or join our most valuable optional tour to the second capital of Egypt, Alexandria visiting one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast, Qaitbay Citadel, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot where Alexandria's ancient lighthouse once stood, then move on to the new and much acclaimed Alexandria Library. Also visit the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs. Return to Cairo International Airport for departure. Meals: Breakfast.

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

6. 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.

From Dahab: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Hotel Stay

7. From Dahab: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Hotel Stay

Go back to ancient times on a 2-day trip, staying overnight in Cairo. See the major sites including the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, the Alabaster Mosque and Saqqara Necropolis. Bargain like a local at Khan EL-Khalili and explore the impressive Egyptian Museum. Start your Egyptian adventure with a visit to the Egyptian Museum. This world-famous museum contains a huge array of artefacts from Egypt's expansive history. During the visit, your guide will be on-hand to answer your questions and help you navigate the immense collection.  Amongst the thousands of artefacts on display at the Egyptian Museum you can find Tutankhamun’s treasures, including his iconic golden death mask. You can also see Khufu’s boat, royal and common mummies and ancient papyrus scrolls. After your museum visit, enjoy a traditional Egyptian BBQ lunch before continuing your Cairo tour at the Alabaster Mosque inside the Cairo Citadel. With a long history, towering minarets and ornate decoration throughout, the Alabaster Mosque is a must-see for visitors to Cairo. Next you can test your bargaining skills with the locals at Khan El-Khalili bazaar, the largest bazaar in the Arab world. You will encounter people of all social classes and religions. Spend an hour browsing the bazaar before heading to your Cairo hotel for the night.  On day two after breakfast, your guide will meet you to travel to the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, on the outskirts of Cairo. You have three hours to explore these epic ancient structures and learn how the ancient Egyptians achieved such amazing feats of engineering. There are a number of optional activities available around the pyramid complex including camel rides, horse and carriage rides and entrance to the interior of the pyramids. These activities are optional and incur additional fees to be paid on the day. Departing Giza, you head to Saqqara, home to the step pyramid of Djoser. Built in the 27th century BC for Pharaoh Djoser by famed architect Imhotep, this unique structure is the oldest discovered complete pyramid in the world. Saqqara has more to offer than just the famed step pyramid. Around the necropolis lie other ancient remains of mastabas (tombs), temples and courtyards which offer a unique insight into life in ancient Egypt. Concluding your 2-day tour after your visit to Saqqara, your tour guide will bid you farewell as you head back to Dahab.

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What people are saying about Pyramid of Djoser

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 640 reviews

We had a great experience with the friendly and knowledgeable guide Amr. He planned our activity really well based on the weather conditions on that day. Also he gave us sufficient time to go see everything and spend quality time at each place. He even made us pose for the photos and took lot of quality photos of our group. He was really kind and gave us tips every time we were about to enter an unknown place. He explained the history about the pyramids really well and he could answer all the questions that we asked. Really recommend this activity to everyone and special thanks to the well deserved guide "AMR" who made our day very memorable.

It was amazing, the pyramides are spectacular, majestic, monumental; our guides Kholoud and Mohamed complemented our experience, they both did their best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our days in Egypt they adapted the tour to our interests and take care of us all the time. They were always so kind-hearted with us so we strongly recommended them for any Spanish speaker guest you might have in future.

Our guide Sayed was really good and he was so patient with our 5 years old child. We enjoyed the tour, it was whole day with very beautiful memories and places. It was a great day. Our driver was also very kind person. The only issue was camel ride. I bought 1 hour camel ride but it was only 20-30 minutes in total. If you are planning to buy camel ride, 30 min would be enough.

It was an excellent experience. We thought it was going to be a group tour, but it ended up being a private one which was even better. Our guide was Sayed - he was very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. The driver (I didn't catch her name) was also excellent, even in the chaos of the Cairo and Giza streets. Highly recommended!

Ahmed Zaki was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. Mohamed Talat was a very good driver.