Private day trip to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis from Cairo Guided introduction to each of the three Great Pyramids Visit the enigmatic Sphinx Egypt’s oldest pyramid at Sakkar Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour.
The Giza Plateau is only around 30 minutes from Cairo, where your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), though your guide is not permitted to enter with you, or take a camel ride (additional cost). After visiting the pyramids, you’ll continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional), home to the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu. Your next stop is Sakkara, home of Egypt’s oldest pyramid, built in 2650 B.C. Your guide will provide a brief history of the famous Step Pyramid and you’ll have free time to walk around. Your final stop is Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the fallen statue of Ramses II. You will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made.
Qualified Egyptologist guide Entrance to the Giza site Entrance to the Sakkara site Lunch (if option selected) Hotel pickup and drop off Transport by air-conditioned minivan Entrance to the Solar Boat Museum (if option selected)