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Half-Day Saqqara Pyramids and Memphis Tour from Cairo

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    Depart central Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle and journey south to Saqarra, home to one of the world’s greatest antiquities — the oldest step pyramid still standing. As you travel, hear intriguing tales of Saqarra, and how this desert area was used as a burial ground for Memphis, Lower Egypt’s ancient capital.
    After roughly an hour, pull up at your destination and stroll to the magnificent Step Pyramid of Zoser. Marvel at the vast structure as your guide recounts how it was constructed in the 27th century BC as the tomb of the Pharaoh Zoser. 
    Learn about the main features of the flat-topped, 4,600-year-old pyramid and hear how it ranks as the world’s oldest large-scale stone monument. Admire the smaller pyramids around it, and then continue to the site of Memphis. Founded in around 2,900 BC and a center of power for over 3,000 years, this aeons-old city is believed to have been purpose-built and was characterized by majestic temples and palaces.
    Explore the city’s last remaining vestiges around the villages of Dahshur and Saqqara, and visit the open-air museum that houses broken statues, carvings and columns found at the site. Marvel at the prize exhibit — a huge, fallen statue of Ramses II — and enjoy the crowd-free atmosphere. The relics here attract fewer visitors than those in Cairo, so you can admire them in quiet surroundings.
    Afterward, return to Cairo where your tour ends at the start point.
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    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    Took this tour with Guide Marwa in June. What a wonderful time we had. To see Memphis and learn the history and then to see Saqqara was just breathtaking. Tour was not rushed and there is plenty of time for photos and going inside the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Reviewed 31 May 2019

    Our tour of Memphis and Saqqara was great. Our guide Marwa was charming, helpful, knowledgeable and considerate. She explained how each stage of the tour would happen and identified the key elements of the sites. She fielded varied questions from us on aspects of Egyptian...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank petejen-12
    Reviewed 12 April 2019

    This was a most interesting and informative tour. Our guide Mohamed Nahl was extremely knowledgeable about the historic sites of Saqqara and Memphis and made this tour most enjoyable. His recommendations were great, he covered all aspects of the sites and he always gave us...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Vivienne B
    Reviewed 25 February 2019

    Mohamed Nahl, really heped make this an awesome tour. The day prior I went on a tour to Giza with another company, but this tour SURPASSED it. I really didn't know anything about Saqqara or Memphis, but Mohamed's knowledge and layman's explanations really helped me...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank jesiemarie007
    Reviewed 21 February 2019

    Fascinating sites. Don't miss the friezes inside the Tomb of Kagemni. My guide Mohammed E (it became a private tour because no one else had booked that day) gave a great overview of Egyptian history, and also answered questions about current events. At the sites...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank GinnyDNYC
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