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Discover Memphis and Saqqara on a 3–4-hour private tour from Cairo with an Egyptologist guide, and explore some of the country’s most iconic pyramids and royal tombs. Walk the perimeter of Saqqara’s distinctive step pyramid, which is just one part of the vast necropolis at Memphis. Learn the stories behind the ancient city, and customize this tour to your own interests; after strolling through tombs and pyramids, you may opt for a trip to the Papyrus Institute to learn the ancient Egyptian art of scroll making.
Private tour from Cairo and Giza to Memphis and Sakkara See two of the most important archeological sites in Egypt In Sakkara, you’ll see the Step Pyramid, the oldest pyramid in Egypt Private tour allows you to determine the amount of time spent at each site Qualified Egyptologist guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, and air-conditioned transportation included.
- Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
- Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.
- All taxes, fees , handling charges and Entrance fees to the sights. Entry to one of the Pyramid at Sakkara.
- Bottled mineral water during the tour.
- Lunch (if option selected). Exclusions Gratuities (recommended).
Memphis, founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more like a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. A 20 – 30 minute drive away from the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, home of Egypt’s oldest pyramid. Built by Imohotep for pharaoh Zoser in 2650BC, the famous Step Pyramid is well preserved. Your guide will give you a brief history of the site before allowing you free time to walk around the perimeter of the impressive structure. Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis. Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister’s tomb, a queen’s pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty founding king. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each site during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.