This full-day tour takes you to three of Egypt’s most iconic ancient sites: the Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara. You’ll start your day with a visit to the Giza Pyramids, where you’ll learn about the history and construction of these amazing structures. Then, you’ll head to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here, you’ll visit the ruins of temples, palaces, and tombs. Finally, you’ll visit Sakkara, home to the Step Pyramid of Djoser, one of the oldest pyramids in Egypt. This is a full and unforgettable day of exploring ancient Egypt!
The Pyramids of Giza, Memphis, and Saqqara are three of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. They are located on the Giza Plateau, about 10 kilometers outside of Cairo.
The Pyramids of Giza are the most famous of the three sites. They are the oldest and largest of the pyramids in Egypt, and they are one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The three pyramids are the Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure.
Memphis was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom. It is home to a number of important ruins, including the Temple of Ptah, the Sphinx, and the Step Pyramid of Djoser.
Saqqara is a necropolis that is home to a number of pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser. It is also home to the Serapeum, a tomb complex that houses the mummified remains of Apis bulls.
Your private tour guide will pick you up at 8:00 AM from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. You will then drive to the Giza Plateau, home to the iconic pyramids.
Your guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. You will learn about the history and construction of the pyramids, as well as the fascinating mythology surrounding them.
The Giza pyramids were built over a period of about 20 years, beginning around 2550 BC. They were built as tombs for the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. The pyramids are made of limestone blocks that were quarried from nearby quarries. The blocks were then transported to the pyramids and stacked on top of each other. The pyramids were originally covered in polished white limestone, but this limestone has been stripped away over the centuries.
After visiting the pyramids, you will have the opportunity to take a camel ride around the Giza Plateau. You will also have time to explore the Sphinx, a mysterious monument that has stood guard over the pyramids for thousands of years.
After lunch, you will be taken to visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser. This is one of the most remarkable structures in the world, and it is located at Sakkara, which is the largest archaeological site in Egypt.
Move to visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which is considered the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser.
The Saqqara pyramids were built over a period of about 50 years, beginning around 2650 BC. They were built as tombs for the pharaoh Djoser and his family. The Step Pyramid is the oldest and most important pyramid at Saqqara. It is made of six mastabas, or stepped pyramids, that were built on top of each other. The pyramid is about 62 meters tall and covers an area of about 15 hectares.
Afterward, you’ll be taken to the historic city of Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt for over 2,000 years, from the Old Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom. It was located on the west bank of the Nile River, about 20 kilometers south of modern Cairo.
Memphis declined in importance after the Middle Kingdom, but it remained a major religious center until the Roman period. The city was eventually abandoned, and its ruins are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Here is a sample itinerary for a full-day tour to the Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara:
This is just a sample itinerary, and your tour can be customized to fit your interests and time constraints. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you have about the sites you visit.
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