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Cairo Pyramid Tours to Memphis – Saqqara and Dahshur

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Duration

Full Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Cairo Pyramid Tours to Memphis, Saqqara and Dahshur

Memphis, the capital of Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs with its large necropolis Saqqara, the Pyramid of Djoser and the Dahshur Pyramid,
is one of our attractive culture tours from Cairo.

Join Sempre Travel Egypt on our Cairo Pyramid Tours to the oldest pyramids in Egypt.

Price per Person

1 Person: 165.00€
for 2 People: 105.60€
for 3 People: 85.80€
for 4 People: 74.25€
for 5 People: 67.65€
for 6 People: 64.35€
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Memphis
  • Saqqara Step Pyramid
  • Dahshur Pyramid

Itinerary

Tour Program

After breakfast, we pick you up from your accommodation in Cairo to take you on one of the most interesting culture tours by Sempre Travel Egypt, our Cairo pyramids tour to the oldest pyramids in Egypt. Learn everything about the beginning of the construction of the pyramids and join us for a trip to

Memphis,


the capital of Egypt in ancient times. For thousands of years, Memphis was home to various pharaohs, and in more than 3.000 years, an impressive necropolis was formed with countless catacombs, mastabas, tombs, mortuary temples and pyramids. We make our way to the ruins of the city and then go to the Saqqara necropolis to see one of the oldest pyramids, the

Saqqara step pyramid


also called Pyramid of Djoser after its builder. The Saqqara step pyramid is only one of the over 100 pyramids that were built outside Cairo but praised by archaeologists as the pioneer of pyramid construction. The step pyramid is located in the north section of the Saqqara necropolis and is divided into 6 layers of different sizes that form the famous step shape up to a height of 62 meters. The Djoser step pyramid is considered to be the successor to a grave originally only covered with a base plate and at the same time as a preliminary stage of the pyramid construction of the 3 Pyramids of Giza.

Archaeologists worldwide are sure that the Saqqara necropolis still hides a lot of undiscovered things and the search for undetected graves continues to this day. After the lunch break, we leave the Saqqara necropolis behind us for the approximately 7 km drive to

Dahshur Pyramid


The name “Dahshur Pyramid” is a bit misleading as it should be called “pyramids”. The necropolis housed at least 15 pyramids, of which around 4 are still preserved and known. The name Dahshur Pyramid is associated with the Bent Pyramid, one of the two main pyramids of Dahshur and the highest pyramid in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza. The two pyramids built by Pharaoh Sneferu are a real adventure for fans of pyramid construction.

Although robbers and the weather destroyed some of the pyramids, two of the Dahshur Pyramid are still easy to reconstruct.

The 97-meter height Bent Pyramid was supposed to become a "normal pyramid". It got its nickname from the angle of inclination halfway up after changing the number of degrees when erecting it. The Bent Pyramid was covered with shiny Tura limestone, but robbers stole the Material. This is also the case with the second Pyramid of Sneferu, the

"Red Pyramid”. Experts assume that this construction was a substitute for the more or less unsuccessful Bent Pyramid. The original cover of the 104 meters high pyramid was also almost completely stolen. Another well-known pyramid is the one of Amenemhat III, the

"White Pyramid" whose construction is so destroyed, that the original shape can't be recognized anymore. But due to the base length of around 50 meters, you can notice that the White Pyramid is smaller than the one of Pharaoh Sneferu. Also the

Sesostris III Pyramid was one of the five tallest pyramids in Egypt before it was destroyed. Today the construction is only 27 meters high and more or less just forms a small hill made of black adobe bricks. It is hard to imagine that this hill once was a Pyramid with a base length of 105 meters and a high of around 75 meters. Like at the other Dahshur Pyramid, the limestone cladding was removed by robbers and used for other constructions. That contributed to the decay of the Pyramid.

All in all, our Cairo Pyramid Tours to the oldest Pyramids in Egypt in Memphis-Saqqara-Dahshur is an impressive experience that is worth a visit. We leave the Dahshur Pyramid, drive you back to your accommodation in Cairo.

Everything about the excursion

TOUR TYPE: Culture  

TOUR LENGTH: Full Day 

 VISIT: according to the itinerary 

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Cairo 

PICK-UP TIME: around 05:00 a.m.    

RETURN: Your accommodation in Cairo   

General information:      


Travel Guide:  

All our guides are experienced Egyptologists with at least 5 years of experience.    

Vehicles:  

All our vehicles are have modern equipment and air-condition.       

Payment:   


To secure the booking, a 25 % deposit of the travel price is due, this can be done online by credit card, Visa and Master or bank transfer.      

The remaining amount of 75 % must be paid before the start of the excursion on the day of travel and can be paid with credit card or cash.      

The booking of your trip is considered complete and confirmed by your tour operator, as soon as we have received the 25 % deposit.      

Children's prices:   


Children from 0 - 2 years free of charge (except for flight excursions)      

Children from 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50 % discount      

Children from 12 years old are considered an adult   

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

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