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Day Tour to Dahshur, Saqqara and Meidum from Cairo

Price Starting From : $100

Day Tour to Dahshur, Saqqara, and Meidum from Cairo

Learn all there is to know about how the Great Pyramids of Giza were built, but first go back in time to some 200 years before the reign of King Cheops, the architect of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which continues to amaze scientists with its majesty. The sacred necropolis of ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom capital can be visited on this Day Tour to Dahshur, Saqqara, and Meidum from Cairo, one of our new Cairo Day Tours. Keep your eyes open for amazing monuments created 4,650 years ago to endure the names of Kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, such as the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara, the oldest perfectly shaped Red Pyramid at Dahshur, and the pyramid of Snefru known as the Meidum Pyramid at Snefru. Saqqara is a historic archaeological area located near modern Cairo. It contains its temples and pharaonic monuments

Have you ever wanted to explore Cairo, but weren't sure where to start? Well, we've got just the thing for you – Cairo day tours!

Local tour guides, as part of Egypt Day Tours, provide detailed information about Egyptian history and culture, helping visitors understand the historical significance of each site. This tour allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty and history of Egypt more deeply outside of the main tourist attractions in Cairo.


Being met and assisted by our representatives during your Day Tour to Dahshur, Saqqara, and Meidum from Cairo.

Transports from/ to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Admission fees for all the sites mentioned in our Egypt Day Tours itinerary.

Bottled water or a soft drink during Cairo Trips.

Certified English-speaking Egyptologist guide to accompany you

Accredited English-speaking Egyptologist to accompany you through your tours from Cairo.

Egyptian cuisine lunch meal in a good quality restaurant with a variety of tasty Egyptian cuisine.

All service charges and taxes are covered by Egypt Tours prices.


Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

Personal spending.

Tipping is not included in Cairo Day Tours price.

Beverage during meals.

During Ramadan, tourist sites close at 3:00 pm, so the tours usually start one hour in advance.

Prices are valid during Christmas and New Year tours in Egypt or Egypt Easter tours.


Cairo Top Tours representative will meet you at your hotel or anywhere else in Cairo or Giza to accompany you with an exclusive vehicle to start your Cairo Day Tour to Dahshur and Saqqara Necropolis, and Meidum sacred tomb. Start Cairo Trips with a visit to Dahshur where you will see the first perfect-shaped Pyramid, the Red Pyramid of King Senefru who was the father of King Cheops and the owner of the famous Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza Necropolis, Snefru ruled upper and lower Egypt at the early fourth Dynasty during the Old Kingdom. His Bent Pyramid at Dahshur is open for visits as well, it was his second attempt to create a full-size pyramid but the base was wider than the peak so it got its bent shape. The Meidum Step Pyramid was also created by Senefru and it is one of the earliest Pyramids of Egypt. 

Then we will have a delicious lunch meal before continuing our tours in Egypt by visiting the oldest and richest site, Saqqara Necropolis, where we will witness the first tomb ever built entirely out of stones, King Djoser built this Step Pyramid with the help of his genius architect, Imhotep, who was famous enough to be worshipped by ancient Egyptians. We will stop to see the place where the Pharaoh used to celebrate the hep-sed every 30 years, and visit the Pyramid of Teti of the sixth dynasty with the facing tomb of Ka Gemini, his daughter's husband to see how beautiful the carvings of the daily life scenes are still well-preserved. After finishing this amazing Day Tour to Dahshur, Saqqara, and Meidum from Cairo you will be transferred back to your hotel, and this will be the end of our services.

N.B* if you're booking these Cairo Day Tours from the airport you will be dropped off at Cairo International Airport with an extra charge for the Cairo Layover Tours.

This Tour is available in the Cairo Half-Day Tours section also.


1 Person

$195 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$145 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$120 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$100 Per Person

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In Egypt, you can enjoy a variety of activities, including exploring the famous Giza Pyramids, discovering the historical Sakkara Pyramids

Yes, you can visit both Memphis and Saqqara as part of a Cairo day tour. Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, and Saqqara, known for its Step Pyramid, are historically significant archaeological sites located in close proximity to Cairo. Combining both on a tour allows you to explore Egypt's rich history and architectural wonders.

Saqqara is like a big museum outside where you can see everything about ancient Egypt. It is where important kings and noblemen from a long time ago were buried. There is also a special pyramid called the Step Pyramid of Djoser there.

Saqqara, also spelled Sakkara, is an ancient necropolis and archaeological site located in the desert of Egypt, approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of modern-day Cairo. It is most famous for its step pyramid, known as the Pyramid of Djoser, which is considered one of the earliest colossal stone buildings in history. Here is an overview of the history of Saqqara:

Early Origins: Saqqara has a history that dates back over 4,000 years. It was an important burial site during the Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom periods (c. 3100-2200 BC). The site was chosen for its high ground, which was thought to bring the deceased closer to the heavens.

Pyramid of Djoser: The most famous structure at Saqqara is the Pyramid of Djoser, also known as the Step Pyramid. It was constructed during the 27th century BC for Pharaoh Djoser by his architect Imhotep. This pyramid is considered a revolutionary advancement in pyramid construction, representing a significant step in the evolution from mastaba tombs to true pyramids.

Mastaba Tombs: Saqqara is home to numerous mastaba tombs, which are rectangular, flat-roofed structures that served as tombs for nobility and high officials during the Old Kingdom. They are characterized by intricate and detailed reliefs, inscriptions, and burial chambers.

Development of Pyramid Complexes: The Pyramid of Djoser marked the beginning of the construction of vast pyramid complexes. These complexes included not only the pyramid itself but also surrounding structures, such as temples, courtyards, and galleries. Many of the architectural and artistic elements seen in later pyramids had their origins at Saqqara.

Pyramid Texts: Some of the earliest known religious texts, known as the Pyramid Texts, were found inside pyramids at Saqqara. These inscriptions are spells and prayers intended to guide the pharaoh's spirit through the afterlife and secure their place among the gods.

Later Periods: Saqqara continued to be used for burials and as an important religious and archaeological site throughout various periods of Egyptian history, including the New Kingdom, Late Period, and Greco-Roman periods.

Conservation and Exploration: Saqqara has been the subject of extensive archaeological exploration and restoration efforts. These endeavors have uncovered numerous tombs, artifacts, and valuable insights into ancient Egyptian history.

World Heritage Site: In 1979, Saqqara was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical and archaeological significance.

Tourism: Today, Saqqara is a popular tourist destination, allowing visitors to explore the pyramid complexes, admire the well-preserved reliefs and inscriptions, and learn about the architectural and religious developments of ancient Egypt.

Absolutely! If you arrive before the start date or stay till the end of the tour, we may book the tour hotels for you. We also provide extensions to Cairo and Alexandria, Jordan, and the UAE, and can tailor any pre- and post-tour travel to your specific needs.

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