Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara Necropolis from Cairo

Price Starting From : $55

Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara Necropolis from Cairo

You can make the most of your vacation, by checking out one of our well-organized Tours to Giza Pyramids to visit the Saqqara Necropolis from Cairo to experience the grandeur of ancient Egyptian history with our Egypt Day Tours. Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, three tombs on the Giza Pyramids. The city of Giza has created an actual cemetery city, with tombs, temples, roads, and sidewalks. 

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the historic pyramid and understand its role in the history of ancient Egypt within the  Saqqara Necropolis. They will learn about the people who were buried in this tomb throughout ancient Egyptian and even Roman times.

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Inclusion

Transportation services from/ to your hotel in Cairo or Giza and return by our representative.

Transports are done by air-conditioned vehicles.

Entrance fees and tickets during the Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara are included.

Lunch will be served in a good quality local restaurant.

An English-speaking Egyptologist guide will be with you during Cairo Trips.

Bottled water during all Cairo day tours.

Shopping tours in Cairo or Giza. (Upon request).

Prices include taxes and service charges.

Exclusion

Any extras not specified in Egypt Day Tours itinerary.

Entering the Khufu pyramid from inside. (400 Egyptian pounds).

Camel riding.

Tipping kitty.

Beverage during meals.

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

 

Cairo Top Tours tour guide will pick up you from anywhere in Cairo or Giza to start your adventurous Egypt Tours to see Giza Pyramids and the famous Saqqara Necropolis, you will be transferred first to Giza Necropolis, This necropolis is so famous that one of its tombs, the pyramid of Cheops, has long been considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the second pyramid belongs to King Chephren who we suppose that he is the founder of the Great Sphinxa huge lion statue with a head of a man that was guarding the necropolis for more than 4500 years, in front of the Sphinx, you will enter the Valley Temple of King Chephren where his royal body mummified before burial rituals took place, last but not least, the third pyramid of Mycerinus son of Chephren with the small pyramidions beside, where the queens and children of the king are buried.

After your tour of the Giza Pyramids, you will be transferred to Saqqara Necropolis, The largest and most famous Step Pyramid of the Pharaoh Djoser. It rises above the necropolis and is visible from all sides. The pyramid was erected by the brilliant architect of the Ancient Kingdom of Imhotep around 2650 B.C. According to legend, it was he who invented to change the shape of the classical Egyptian tomb from a rectangular mastaba by building it up. In fact, he ordered one mastaba to be placed on another.

Lunch will be in a local restaurant during your Cairo Trips then you will be transferred back to your hotel after enjoying your Cairo Day Tours.

 

Price

1 Person

$150 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$125 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$65 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$55 Per Person

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The highly recommended travel experiences of exploring the iconic Giza Pyramids and delving into the historic wonders of the Saqqara Necropolis. These two incredible sites offer a glimpse into the ancient mysteries and architectural marvels that have defined Egypt's rich history and cultural heritage.

Photography policies at historical sites in Cairo can vary depending on the specific location and the rules set by the site management. However, there are some general guidelines and considerations to keep in mind when taking photographs at historical sites in Cairo:

Entrance Fees: Some historical sites charge an additional fee for photography. Make sure to inquire about any photography fees at the ticket counter when purchasing your entrance ticket.

Restrictions on Flash Photography: Flash photography is often prohibited in many indoor areas of historical sites, such as museums, temples, and tombs. Flash can be damaging to delicate artifacts and paintings. Always follow posted signs and instructions from site staff.

Tripods and Professional Equipment: The use of tripods and professional photography equipment, such as large cameras and drones, may be restricted or require special permits at some historical sites. Check in advance to avoid any issues.

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Guided Tours: When taking guided tours, your guide can provide information on where photography is permitted and any specific rules that apply at each site.

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Time Restrictions: Some historical sites may have specific hours during which photography is allowed, and it may be restricted during certain times of the day or during events.

Private Properties: If you plan to visit historical sites on private properties, such as palaces or estates, photography policies may vary, and you may need permission to take photographs.

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Cairo and Giza are home to a wealth of archaeological sites that provide a window into Egypt's rich history and ancient civilization. Here are some of the most prominent archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza:

Giza:

Giza Pyramids: The Giza Plateau is home to three famous pyramids: the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren), and the Pyramid of Menkaure. These are among the most iconic and well-preserved pyramids in Egypt.

The Great Sphinx of Giza: Adjacent to the pyramids is the Great Sphinx, a colossal limestone statue with the body of a lion and the head of a pharaoh, believed to represent Pharaoh Khafre.

Pyramid Complexes: In addition to the main pyramids, each pharaoh's tomb includes various temples, causeways, and smaller pyramids for family members. These are integral parts of the archaeological sites.

Solar Boat Museum: Located near the Great Pyramid, this museum houses a reconstructed solar boat that was buried with Pharaoh Khufu to carry him to the afterlife.

Giza Plateau Sound and Light Show: While not an archaeological site in itself, the sound and light show at the Giza Plateau offers a unique experience with a narrated history of the pyramids, accompanied by spectacular lighting effects.

Cairo:

Egyptian Museum: While not an archaeological site in the traditional sense, this museum houses an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including mummies, statues, jewelry, and treasures from King Tutankhamun's tomb.

Saladin Citadel: The historic Citadel of Saladin is home to several well-preserved mosques, palaces, and fortifications, providing insights into the architecture and history of the Islamic period.

Mosques and Madrasas: Cairo boasts numerous historic mosques and madrasas (Islamic schools), such as the Sultan Hassan Mosque and the Al-Azhar Mosque, which showcase stunning architecture and Islamic art.

Khan el-Khalili Market: While primarily a bustling market, Khan el-Khalili's winding streets and historic buildings offer a glimpse into the city's history.

Coptic Cairo: Also known as Old Cairo, this district is home to several ancient Coptic Christian churches, including the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus. The Coptic Museum is also located in this area.

Islamic Cairo: This area is dotted with historic mosques, madrasas, and other Islamic architectural gems, such as the Ibn Tulun Mosque and the Al-Hakim Mosque.

Old Cairo Gates: Gates like Bab Zuweila and Bab al-Futuh are well-preserved relics from the medieval period and offer architectural and historical significance.

Babylon Fortress: Located in Coptic Cairo, the Babylon Fortress is an ancient Roman fortress with remnants of churches and ancient structures.

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Visiting working archaeological sites in Egypt is generally restricted to authorized personnel, archaeologists, researchers, and professionals directly involved in excavation and preservation work. However, tourists interested in archaeology and history can engage in educational programs or tours that offer insights into Egypt's ancient sites and archaeological practices without actively participating in digs.

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  • visiting archaeological sites.
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 The oldest stone pyramid and a notable building in Egyptian architectural history is the Step Pyramid of Djoser.
Mastabas: Old tombs adorned with elaborate ornamentation and carvings.
The Unas Pyramid is well-known for its pyramidal writings.
Exhibiting items from the Saqqara necropolis is the Imhotep Museum.
 

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