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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    KING HOTEL, 20 Abd El-Rahim Sabry، Ad Doqi A, El Dokki، Giza Governorate, Egypt
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Memphis Historical Site
    • Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
    • Maximum group size is 12
    • Please dress modestly, yet considering the heat. Shoulders and knees should be covered, and light fabrics like cotton are advisable.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Travel guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. She even showed us a good place to eat after. Would do again.
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    Great day trip, and the local guide, Hoda, was absolutely fantastic!!!! Highly recommend!!! My Urban Adventure started from the King Hotel, and I was staying in Giza, so that meant battling Cairo traffic, which was painful! Leave lots of time to Uber to the meeting point! Small
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    Group of about 10 of us visited the stepped pyramids in Saqqara and then the ancient capital of Memphis. Our guide was amazing and really knew in depth about Egyptian history. The stepped pyramids were a bit more lay back than the Giza pyramids but just as good to see how the
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    Disappointed that there is a 300 Egyptian pound (around $30 AUD) fee to use your camera inside the buildings at Saqqara however it's free to use a mobile phone. My husband has a camcorder that he uses as a still camera and the tourist authorities at Memphis would not let him use
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    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 tombs. Thanks Marwa you were wonderful.
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