Private Tour: Memphis And Sakkara

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover Memphis and sakkara, two of Egypt's most important archaeological treasures. Sakkara is home to the oldest pyramid in Egypt, and Memphis was the former capital founded in 3,100 BC.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.

Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.

Bottled mineral water during the tour.

Lunch (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Memphis Historical Site

Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Nov-2019

    Our guide met us and had everything well planned and laid out. We learned so much and enjoyed our day.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    Recommend this private tour. Easy and informative . Guides knowledgeable and good driver arriving on time

  • 21-Jul-2018

    My family and I did this tour in July. Our tour guide, Mohamad, was awesome. We had 3 children 7, 5, and 3 and he did a great job helping us keep them busy! He was so awesome with the kids, even giving them nicknames and helping hold and keep them contained. He helped us customize the tour to maximize our experience yet keep the kids happy! The tour was a great balance between fun site seeing and learning the awesome history of Ancient Egypt. We added a local Egyptian lunch which was fantastic. I highly recommend this half day tour, especially for those with small children. Well worth it.

  • 05-Jun-2017

    Mohammed was a really excellent guide. He made the history come to life, telling the stories of Alexander the Great, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Ramesses. And all this amid the power-plays of the great ancient kingdoms.

    His English is excellent and it never felt like he was stuck on a script. When we were finished with the tour, he suggested some really great restaurants near our hotel one famous, atmospheric and expensive, one cheap and clean, and a local ahwa coffee house.

    Memphis and Sakkara are interesting places to visit. You can see the development of the pyramid tombs, plus some beautiful carved reliefs. If you're continuing onwards in Egypt to the Valley of the Kings, I expect there are probably better chances to see similar things.

    Practical stuff: the car was very clean and Fula was a good driver. We visited the sites as advertised and weren't asked to make any extra stops at gift shops or other vendors.

  • 07-Apr-2017

    Seeing the statues of Ramses !! at Memphis in the open air museum was interesting as you could walk all around the statues. Our guide explained that in an area behind the museum the historians thought there may be other statues still buried. After Memphis we went to the pyramids at Sakkara which are older than the Giza pyramids. The drive between the two sites gave our guide time to discuss the history of the area.

  • 19-Mar-2017

    This tour was amazing the only thing I would change was the tour guide. The site was awesome, and my husband and I had a great time we just wished we had a more interactive tour guide.

  • 03-Sep-2016

    Excellent guide Mr Osama and the Driver too. Both of them on time to pick up.Mr Osama was wonderful joking during the travel and informative at site.Thanks a lot Viator and team

  • 04-Jun-2016

    Good for a half day tour.

  • 14-Dec-2015

    The Sakkara step pyramid was incredible! It's really close to Giza. Memphis didn't have as much, but it was still great to see. Our tour guide Tito was so informative! I highly recommend asking for him!

  • 17-Nov-2015

    Two unknown gems that people should really see on their trip to Cairo. Travel was easy and Ahmad was the best guide and very knowledgeable. Thank you Ahmad for taking such good care of us!

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