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Day Trips in Cairo to Memphis, Saqqara, and Giza Pyramids Egypt

Saqqarah, Saqarah, Al Badrashin, Egypt
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Duration

7 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

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Cairo day tours to Memphis, Saqqara, and Pyramids of Giza are among one the best things to do in Cairo.

After having your breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, your Egyptologist guide will be ready to join you for your Cairo day trips to the oldest capital of Egypt. King Narmer (Menes) the founder of the 1st Dynasty of Egyptian history, built Memphis as the first capital of united Egypt.

Unfortunately, Memphis is in ruins now but you still can see the ruins of the Great Temple of Ptah in Memphis. In 1915, The expedition of the University of Pennsylvania discovered the palace of Merenptah side by side with the Ptah temple. You will see The Statue of Ramesses II in the open Museum. In fact, Memphis has the largest alabaster Sphinx sculpture ever built in Egypt. Also, beautiful statutes for the triad of Memphis Ptah, Sekhmet, and Nefertem.

Saqqara | Sakkara

You will move with your guide then to the Saqqara, the biggest necropolis of the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara house the first Pyramid in Egypt, the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Imhotep, the genius architect built the Step Pyramid as the tomb of his Pharoah Djoser. Saqqara has a lot to offer like the Serapeum, Unas Pyramid with the famous Pyramids text, and The Southern Tomb. for this reason, do not leave Saqqara before you visit Imhotep Museum and look at the Mummies, statues, and food in jars they left in tombs.

Giza Pyramids

End your day with the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx in the Giza Plateau. Your guide will open his information mine and tell you about ancient Egyptian religion. Moreover, how the ancient Egyptians built the Pyramids. Visit Cheops Pyramid and go inside if you can, and take some photos of the pyramid of Khafre. Then enjoy taking unforgettable photos from the panorama where you can see all the pyramids lined together. Finally, you will be face to face with the great Sphinx and the Valley temple.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Step Pyramid
  • Giza Pyramids

Itinerary

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Memphis
Memphis

Egypt day tours to the oldest capital and the oldest Pyramid of Egypt start at the agreed time at the lobby of your hotel. Your Archaeologist guide will pick you up to start your day in Memphis.

Memphis the capital of Egypt
Memphis the capital of Egypt

Memphis was the capital of the first Nome of Lower Egypt and its name is derived from a word called Men Nefr means the white fortress or white walls. Memphis was the first capital of united Egypt and it was founded by the king Menes or Narmer.

Memphis one day had the temple of Ptah, his wife Sekhmet, and their son Nefertem. Unfortunately, almost everything from the oldest capital disappeared but you can still admire the enormous statue of Ramesses II in the open Museum, there are also the biggest movable Sphinx statue made out of marble and some sarcophaguses and steles.

Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara
Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara

From Memphis, you will head to Saqqara, the cemetery of Memphis. You will visit with your guide the pyramid of Djoser. It is known also as the Saqqara pyramid or step Pyramid. The site is one of the most important archaeological sites and it is the first Pyramid in Egypt and the first stone structure in history. Listen to your guide on how Djoser's vizier, Imhotep developed the tombs from Mastaba to Pyramid. Imhotep used the stones for the first time in history to build the tomb of his king. You will visit the House of the South Court and House of the North Court, the Serdab, the Heb-Sed court, and the southern tomb.

Now for the first time after 14 years of restoration, the step pyramid was reopened on the 5th of March 2020 and you can visit the Pyramid from the inside (against charge).

Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch in a typical Egyptian restaurant

Giza Pyramids
Giza Pyramids

After lunch, you will head to Giza Pyramids where you will visit the three famous Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkawre. You will have many stops in the area like the Khufu pyramid. The great pyramid of Khufu is the only wonder from the old seven wonders. It took 20 years of hard work and about 2.300.000 blocks between 2-2.5 tons each.

You can then visit the second Pyramid of Khafre, the only one that keeps part of the casing near its very top. Then enjoy taking unforgettable photos from the panorama where you can see all the pyramids lined together. The last stop will be the great Sphinx and the Valley temple where they practice the last steps of the mummification for the mummy.

Return

At the end of your Egypt day tours, you will head back to your hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • Round transfer with air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee for all the sightseeing mentioned above
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees for any of the Pyramids
  • Solar boat
  • Mereruka tomb

Tour's Location

Saqqarah, Saqarah, Al Badrashin, Egypt
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