Half-Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur

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 Half-Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur

 Let's have a new adventure with Cairo Half Day Tours, such as the Memphis and Dahshur Half Day Tour, we will reveal the mysteries of ancient Egyptians and how they formed their pioneering civilization on one of our captivating Cairo Excursions. You'll get to see the Memphis Open Air Museum and the Alabaster Sphinx, discovered near the ruins of Memphis, these ruins go back to the 18th dynasty. 

Additionally, you'll visit the Red Pyramid, the third largest pyramid in Egypt after those of the pharaohs Cheops and Chephren, built by Pharaoh Sneferu. The Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, which was recently opened to the public, is different in its shape from the 3 pyramids and it's considered as one of the first trials to build pyramids on earth.

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Transportation service will be provided from your hotel to Memphis and Dahshur 
You will have an exclusive private, and airconditioned car for you during the transportation process
Ticket fees to Dahshur is include access to the red pyramid from inside and the open-air museum in Memphis.
We provide a tour guide by a professional Egyptologist during your Half Day Tour to the Memphis Museum and the pyramids of Dahshur.
You will also receive a complimentary bottle of mineral water during your tours in Cairo.
Shopping tour according to your demand 
All taxes and service charges will be included within the cost of Egypt day tour.



Extra money given for greetings the staff is excluded in our Day Trip to Cairo.

 Any extra excursions outside of the Half Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur itinerary are not included.

Tour schedules begin one hour earlier during Ramadan, as tourist sites close at 3:00 pm. 

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


We will begin our half day tour by meeting and greeting you from your hotel. Then, an experienced tour guide from Cairo Top Tours will meet you at your hotel. The guide will give you an introduction about your half day tour

The first destination of the tour will be Dahshur, where you can explore three royal pyramids, including the Red Pyramid of king Senefru, which is known for its dusty reddish color and is considered the first true pyramid in history. The pyramid also features the pharaoh's burial chamber. You will also get to see the Bent Pyramid, which has a distinct appearance due to its leaning sides caused by a construction error.


Our journey will persist towards the ancient city of Memphis, located approximately 40 kilometers to the south of Cairo. We plan to visit the open-air museum that contains various historical artifacts, including the alabaster sphinx, the second-largest sphinx statue in the world, composed of eighty tons of marble, and the colossal statue of Ramses II that has fallen over time. This museum also exhibits priceless masterpieces and artifacts from the former capital of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt.


After completing your Egypt Day Tours, a tour guide who is a professional will bring you back to your hotel.


The Half Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur typically commences at a time between 7 and 11 AM, regardless of the specific time of day.






Many visitors to Egypt only see the Pyramids of Giza, but you can explore some of the less-visited pyramids on this tour to Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis. Avoid the hassle of haggling for transport and benefit from an Egyptologist’s expertise as you tour the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid at Dahshur, and Memphis, once the capital of ancient Egypt. 

Get closer to the most ancient capital in the world, Memphis, and discover the pyramids at Dahshur now


1 Person

$110 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$75 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$60 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$50 Per Person

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Egypt is a significant nation with numerous must-see attractions. It is best to join a guided multi-day tour if you want to see all of the highlights, including a half-day trip to Memphis, Dahshur to see the curve and the red pyramids. With our guide, you'll discover the secrets of the ancient Egyptian capital, the tombs of the royal dynasties.

Yes, some Cairo walking tours may include stops at local restaurants or food stalls to sample traditional Egyptian dishes, such as tours focusing on food and culinary experiences.

Giza, Egypt, is renowned for its historical and archaeological significance, primarily associated with the Giza Plateau, where you can find the famous Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Here are the best tourist destinations in Giza:

Pyramids of Giza: These ancient wonders of the world, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, are the primary attractions in Giza. Visitors can explore the pyramids from the outside or, in some cases, venture inside.

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

Pyramid of Djoser (Step Pyramid): Located in Saqqara, just south of Giza, this pyramid is considered one of the earliest monumental stone structures and a precursor to the Giza pyramids.

Saqqara Necropolis: This vast archaeological site is home to numerous tombs, mastabas, and pyramids, including the Pyramid of Teti and the Tomb of Mereruka.

Giza Solar Boat Museum: Adjacent to the Great Pyramid, this museum houses a reconstructed ancient Egyptian solar boat, which was originally buried near the pyramids.

Sound and Light Show: The Giza Plateau offers nighttime sound and light shows that illuminate the pyramids and Sphinx while narrating the history and legends of ancient Egypt.

Camel and Horseback Riding: Visitors can enjoy camel or horseback rides around the Giza Plateau, offering unique perspectives of the pyramids and the surrounding desert.

Panoramic Viewpoints: Some locations around Giza provide panoramic views of the pyramids and the Cairo skyline, making them excellent spots for photography and appreciation of the landscape.

Old Giza Market: Explore the local market in Old Giza for souvenirs, traditional Egyptian products, and local cuisine.

Restaurants with a View: There are several restaurants and cafes in Giza that offer stunning views of the pyramids while enjoying a meal or refreshments.

Hot Air Balloon Rides: Some tour operators offer hot air balloon rides over the Giza Plateau, providing a breathtaking aerial perspective of the pyramids and surrounding areas.

Coptic Monasteries: While Giza is primarily known for its ancient Egyptian heritage, there are also Coptic Christian monasteries in the region, such as the Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner.

Memphis and Dahshur are two significant archaeological sites in Egypt, located not far from Cairo. These sites are rich in historical and archaeological importance. Here's an overview of the archaeological sites in Memphis and Dahshur:


Memphis City Ruins: Memphis was the ancient capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom and served as a political and administrative center. While not much remains of the city, there are some scattered ruins and monuments, including statues and stelae, that provide insights into its history.

Memphis Open-Air Museum: This museum is located in the vicinity of the ancient city of Memphis and houses a collection of artifacts and statuary from the Memphis area. It's an excellent place to learn more about the history of the region.

Statue of Ramses II: One of the most famous monuments in Memphis is the colossal statue of Ramses II, also known as the "Colossus of Ramses." This massive limestone statue stands at around 10 meters (33 feet) and is a prominent symbol of ancient Egypt.


Bent Pyramid: The Bent Pyramid is one of the best-known attractions in Dahshur. It gets its name from its distinctive shape, with a lower angle near the base that changes to a steeper angle as it rises. The Bent Pyramid is associated with Pharaoh Sneferu and is one of the earliest attempts at pyramid construction.

Red Pyramid: The Red Pyramid, also attributed to Pharaoh Sneferu, is the world's first successful attempt at constructing a true smooth-sided pyramid. It's called the Red Pyramid due to the reddish hue of the limestone used in its construction. Visitors can explore the interior of the pyramid through a network of passageways.

Dahshur Necropolis: In addition to the major pyramids, Dahshur features a necropolis with other ancient tombs and structures, including mastabas and smaller pyramids. These structures provide insights into the funerary practices of the time.

Amenemhat Pyramid: There is an unfinished pyramid at Dahshur attributed to Pharaoh Amenemhat III. While not as well-preserved or known as the Bent and Red Pyramids, it's part of the archaeological landscape in the area.

Recent discoveries and ongoing research in Egyptology have continued to shed light on various aspects of ancient Egypt, enhancing our understanding of this fascinating civilization. Here are some notable recent discoveries and research topics related to ancient Egypt:

  •     Saqqara Excavations.
  •     Sunken Cities.
  • The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)
  • scanning the Great Pyramid.
  •     DNA Analysis.
  •     Tutankhamun's Tomb.
  • The Valley of the Monkeys
  • conservation and preservation.

Egypt offers an array of captivating day trips and excursions from its major cities, each providing a unique glimpse into the country's rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Here are some options from major Egyptian cities:

From Cairo:

  •    Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.
  •    Memphis and Saqqara.
  •    Islamic Cairo.
  •    Nile River Cruises.

From Luxor:

  •    Valley of the Kings and Queens.
  •    Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  •    Hatshepsut Temple.

From Aswan:

   Philae Temple.

   Abu Simbel Temples.

   Nubian Villages.


Yes, it is possible to visit Dahshur and Memphis areas in one day if you plan your time and schedule well. The Dahshur area and the Memphis site are located in Giza, and are known for their important Pharaonic monuments.

Dahshur contains two prominent pyramids, the Bent Pyramid (Pyramid of Sneferu) and the Red Pyramid (Pyramid of the Little Pharaoh). While the Memphis site includes the remains of an ancient Pharaonic city, including the colossal Colossean statues of Ramesses II.

Yes, tourism tours in the region usually include visits to the Pharaonic temples and ruins in Dahshur and Memphis. In Dahshur, the tour may include a visit to the Pyramid of Sneferu and other pyramids of Dahshur, while in Memphis, the visit may include the Temples of Memphis, the ruins of the ancient city and the famous Colossi statues. These sites are an important part of Egypt's Pharaonic heritage and provide a wonderful cultural and historical experience for visitors.

The tour includes visits to the open-air museum at Memphis, which features colossal statues of Ramses II, and the pyramids at Dahshur, including the unique Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, known for its well-preserved interior chambers.

 A Half-Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur is a guided excursion that takes visitors to two significant archaeological sites near Cairo, Egypt. It offers a glimpse into ancient Egyptian history, allowing visitors to explore the ruins and monuments of the ancient city of Memphis and the pyramids of Dahshur within a half-day timeframe.

 Saqqara: Several tombs and pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser.
Dahshur: The Red and Bent Pyramids, two of the most important and ancient pyramids in Egypt.



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