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Before the Great Pyramids of Giza, many a Pharoah had a go at entombing themselves in a vast an memorable monument. The deserts surrounding Cairo and indeed all the way down the Nile and into Sudan, are the storybook of these great kings and show the evolution of the eternal symbol of Egypt - the Pyramid.
Out at Saqqara and Memphis you'll find less tourists and more fun!
• Explore the legendary pyramids of Saqqara, including the famous Step Pyramid
• Experience historical immersion with a visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt and the Old Kingdom of Egypt
• Engage with your local guide to get a unique insight into Egypt’s history and customs.
Tour style:Walking/ orientation Heritage & history
Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees to Saqqara and Memphis
Tips and Gratuities
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 4 hours
- Pickup location:
King Hotel reception, 20 Abdel Rahim Sabry Street, Dokki, Cairo
- Pickup Time: 9.00 AM
- Drop off location:
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact the local supplier to confirm you trip 24 hours prior to departure.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age or older.
- Language: English
At 9.00 AM you will be met by your local guide and private car and driven to Saqqara (approx. 1.5 hours).
Located approximately 30 km south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt with the world's oldest standing step pyramid. Designed by Imhotep for King Djoser (c.2667-2648 BC), the Step Pyramid is the oldest complete stone-hewn building complex known in history, and is surrounded by other small pyramids dating back to the 5th and 6th Dynasties.
Although Saqqara was eclipsed as the burial ground of royalty by Giza and the Valley of the Kings in Thebes (near Luxor), it remained an important complex for burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3000 years.
We continue to Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 2200 BC. The modern towns of Dahshur and Saqqara lie within the administrative borders of historical Memphis.
Throughout your tour you’ll engage with your local guide, who can offer local insight into the culture and customs of Cairo and the surrounding area.
After your tour of Saqqara and Memphis, you will be driven back to Cairo, returing at approximately 1pm
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This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
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- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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