Full-Day Guided Private Tour to Pyramids of Giza Dahshur Sakkara and Memphis

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Full-Day Guided Private Tour to Pyramids of Giza Dahshur Sakkara and Memphis
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Start your private tour with the step pyramid, the oldest, then visit Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt, then the Red Pyramid in Dahshur, the first true pyramid, and the Bent Pyramid, and lastly the Great Pyramid in Giza as well as as other pyramids and the Sphinx.
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In Brief

Location:
Cairo, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Step back in time on a history tour
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Start your tour at 8am from your hotel as you will be picked up by your private qualified Egyptologist in your private, modern a/c van equipped with WiFi access and head for

Saqqara to visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser and its complex. The Step Pyramid was built for King Zoser, the founder of the Third Dynasty (about 2700 B.C.) by Imhotep, the first architect in history and it is the oldest building of stone in history. Afterwards you will visit the beautiful tomb of Kagemni (about 200 B.C.) and watch the magnificent Pyramid Texts inside the pyramid of Teti.

Move on to the site of

Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt (about 3200 B.C) to see some of its ruins and visit its museum where you will see the colossal statue of king Ramses II and the huge alabaster sphinx. Next stop will be

Dahshur to visit the Bent Pyramid (the first attempt to build a true pyramid) and the Red Pyramid (the first true pyramid in history) which you will enter. Both pyramids were built by King Snefru, the founder of the fourth dynasty and the father of King Cheops (about 2600 B.C.).

Later you will have

lunch at a top quality restaurant overlooking the Sphinx and the pyramids.

Lastly you will move to

Giza plateau to see the Great Pyramid of King Cheops (about 2500 B.C.), the pyramid of Chephren, the pyramid of Mycerinus, then you will move up the plateau to the panorama for taking great pictures. You'll then continue your adventure on a camel around the pyramids, then you will explore the Valley Temple and the Sphinx, before being transferred back to your hotel.

Camel ride is included for 30 minutes 

Inclusions

  • Lunch
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • 30 minutes camel ride
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Your hotel in Giza or Cairo

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This tour is fantastic if you'd want to visit all major pyramids Egypt. We started the day by visiting the pyramids of Giza and the Sphynx, after which we stopped at an antiquities place where you can make your own name in a cartouche in silver or in gold (that was cool). After lunch we continued to Sakkara and Dahshour where we got to see the bent pyramid, the step pyramid, and got to enter one of the pyramids (very nice experience). We also got to visit a papyrus store where they show you how they make it. The tour company is very professional and our guide Khaled Mamdouh was great sharing his passion and telling us all about ancient Egypt stories. He was not the type of guide who pushes you towards buying things or seeing an attraction that needed extra payment, he gives you the choice and advises you and lets you decide which was very good of him. And of course he was always welcoming of any question that hit our minds :)
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
Mustafa and the driver were very friendly, polite and on time. They drove me to all the pyramids and the Sphinx, provided me with great explanations and took a lot of pictures. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Medhat and Abanob were amazing hosts for our tour - their attention to detail in taking us to places at just the right time of day was incredible.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
This was the best tour I've ever been on!!! Ahmed Elsayed Abdelhamed was a fantastic guide. All of the pyramids (red, bent, step, Giza) Memphis, an amazing traditional lunch, camel ride, and more! I never once had to ask Ahmed to take my picture, because he was always ahead of me on asking to take pictures for me. He knew the best places to get good pics and fun poses to do as well!! You CANNOT beat the price for this tour. Would recommend a hundred times over!!!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
We travelled with our 15 and 7 years old son and daughter. We wanted to avoid the confusion and use the best way our 2 days in Cairo and surroundings. Of course we wanted to go the Giza Pyramids but also wanted to explore Memphis, Dahchur and Sakkara and the kids were dying to ride a camel. Among the great offer of tours, we chose this one and it proved to be a good decision. Our guide Jimmy was very pontual, explain us the most important facts in Egipt history related to the places we visited, gave us tips about dealing and barging with locals, was very attencious to all of us, took us lunch to a very nice tradicional restaurant and gave us fresh water the whole trip (witch is a very important detail when you're facing egipt's high temperatures). The driver was also very professional and kept the van always fresh when we returned from the places we were visiting. Finally, our guide Jimmy went beyond his function as a tourist guide to a one day tour and was of great help in the process of changing hotel, since our first choice did'n't meet our expectations. We recommend this tour!
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
I had a great time doing the tour. Mustapha was the tour guide, he texted me the day before and confirmed the appointment. He arrived right on the clock, he was knowledgeable and sincere. He explained each site with details with relevant historic perspectives. The included lunch was fantastic.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2019
The tour guide was hard working, knowledgeable and caring person. If you have 1or 2 days in Cairo definitely I suggest you take full day tour to capture the main pyramids of Cairo. One thing I disliked was the camel ride and picture, of course we need good picture with pyramids and camel if not why we try to ride the camel so please clear the goals with people about that from beginning and make sure he knows how to take pictures. Sara T
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
Emany is knowledgeable , flexible and professional. She made us feel very safe going around while in Cairo Egypt.We enjoyed her company and learned a lot about Egyptian culture and history .
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I very much enjoyed the private tour and my tour guide Waleed did an excellent job. I was impressed by his knowledge of Egyptian culture and history. The tour was highly informative and Waleed found the right dosage to convey the essential story without information overload. It was an enjoyable experience and I highly recommend Waleed as a competent and knowledgeable tour guide.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
They are really good and hospitable given that it was our first time in Egypt. One thing I enjoy about this tour is that they bring us to Dahshur for the bent pyramid which not a lot of tour agency will bring (that bent pyramid is my fave! and we find the entire pyramid to ourselves!) how lucky!
• Submitted 13 May 2019
I had a solo tour with a great driver and amazing tour guide. My tour guide, Mohamed Sadek, was very passionate about the history behind each site. Having him as a guide was invaluable, as he was very knowledgeable about each site, as well as protective from local salesman/hustlers at each site. Having his energy and positive nature kept the tour exciting throughout the day. I feel that hiring a private guide and driver (such as this tour) is well worth the money as your tour is personalized and away from the extremely large tour groups. 10/10 would recommend again!
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
Our driver and our guide were overall very obliging and attentive. The guide, a very pleasant young woman, quickly corrected omissions or departures from what had been advertised - i.e. the provision of bottled water; a visit to a perfume shop (masquerading as a museum) which had NOT been advertised and was not wanted; and a move to a restaurant for lunch 'overlooking the Sphinx and the pyramids' [website wording] from a smaller place with much noise and no view to which we were initially taken. She also succeeded in getting us to the 'philosophers' circle' (near the Serapeum) which we wanted to see and was not specifically mentioned in the advertisement. The driver too did a great job coping with horrendous suburban and rural traffic
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
It is definitely one of our best trips so far. This is possible due to outstanding contribution by our tour guide Mr Ahmad Kamel who has done courses in Archology ( specialized in Islamic studies - Egypt). The guide is knowledgeable and explained in detail about all Pyramids. The Driver is also ( Mohmad) very good. we had a pleasant drive and saw all places in detail as per itinerary
• Submitted 12 Dec 2018
My guide Ahmed and driver Mohammed arrived early at the hotel ready to show me the sites. I felt very safe with Mohammed at the wheel and Ahmed is a first class guide. Well educted and really knows his stuff. We kept bumping into other guides who all told me l was very lucky as Ahmed was No. One!!! An impressive reference. I really enjoyed this tour as you get to see rural Egypt. Do it - and make sure you get Ahmed!
• Submitted 10 Dec 2018
Really enjoyed the private tour. Ahmed was an excellent guide sharing history, allowing me the opportunity to explore at my pace while keeping us on track for this packed day of adventure. The day ended with many great photos, a delicious meal and an appreciation for the information shared. Would definitely recommend Ahmed and this tour.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
Mona and Sam driver were amazing! Mona was very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable and always was checking on me. The tour was amazing and seeing all the sites were unbelievable. I would definitely recommended them and the tour!!!
• Submitted 27 Jul 2018
The tour to Pyramids of Giza, Dahshur, Sakkara and Memphis were amazing, it is really must do trip, our tour guide Fatma were very nice, friendly, very well knowlegable and flaunt in English. she really made this day full of fun and interactive with the kids and other family members. in addition, she is a great photographer she took very nice photos for us. I recommend her and the trip to everyone.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2018
We were lucky enough to have the amazing Heba as our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about all of ancient Egyptian history. We had a full day tour of the Pyramids, Sakkara and Memphis. Heba looked after us like her family. Highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to have the amazing Heba as your guide, you will be very lucky.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
This was an excellent tour, made all the more enjoyable because of our brilliant tour guide Mahmood Hoka. We visited Dakshur, Sakhara and Memphis which were all very interesting. Our guide had excellent English and was very knowledgeable , answering all our questions. He seemed like a real friend by the end of the day and was fun to be with. We had a good lunch in an authentic Egyptian restaurant and then went to view the Pyramids of Giza, having been to the red pyramid and the bent pyramid in the morning. Brian actually went inside the red pyramid which was free, unlike the Great Pyramid.. We went to the viewing point to see all three pyramids but decided not to have camel rides as it was getting late and we wanted to see the Sphinx. We got back to our hotel at about 4.30 after a thoroughly enjoyable day with our excellent tour guide. Brian and Dianne Cox
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
I am SO VERY HAPPY that I booked this tour. I can't think of having a better Egyptologist and skilled photographer than Fatima. THANK YOU! Her knowledge and passion of history is incomparable as well as her 'can do' spirit motivated me to climb into the Red pyramid and briefly ride the camel, lol. Also a special thanks to the skilled and patient driver.
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
5 more stars for our awesome guide Fatma! Who explained everything so well and that made our tour enjoyable! It was value for money, comfortable, and worth our time. Highly recommended tour and guide!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
This was hands down one of the best trips of my life. To start our tour guide, Mike was amazing. Unlike some of the other guides with another tour company that we had the displeasure of booking with, Mike was knowledgeable, patient with me whoś late to everything and love to do things my own way. He was flexible with the timing and the way we maneuvered throughout the day. It also happened to be my actual Birthday that day and when Mike found out about it he called the restaurant where we had our included lunch, a few days ahead of time and had them make me a birthday cake. Mike and the staff surprised me with the cake and even sang happy birthday to me. that literally just put the icing on the cake for me! Not only will i be recommending him to all my friends but I hope to be able to book him for my next visit to check out all of the places I dint have chance to see this time around. Thank you for everything , Mike! Jarrett and Aliha Gray
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
No problems whatsoever. Easily made it to the sites with the included lunch, camel ride, and stopped at handmade carpet and papyrus shops. Would highly recommend using this service.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2017
WOW. This tour was the perfect fit for our second day in Giza. We were the ONLY people other than a security guard at the Bent Pyramid and walked around the whole thing. Climbing inside the Red Pyramid was pretty intense but so worthwhile. Our guide, Migo, was great. He was very friendly, easy to understand, and really added to our understanding and appreciation of what we were seeing. I would call visiting the Red and Bent Pyramids a must-do, even though I had barely heard of them before this tour. This tour was the second time we visited the Great Pyramids on our trip, and I don't regret going twice-- it was the perfect way to end the day. Be aware, though, that you may make some stops at shops that will attempt to sell you something after seeing a demonstration-- just kindly allow them to demonstrate and politely say no if you aren't interested.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2017

In Brief

Location:
Cairo, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Step back in time on a history tour
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors