Have a close look at the new discoveries in Saqqara and stare at the beautiful ancient newly-discovered tombs, as well as a day tour to the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and also to Memphis which is the old Egyptian capital, the Pyramid tour will also include a visit to Dahshur and other archeological spots.
Price : 70.00 $
Enjoy one of the most magnificent historical sites in the world during your Cairo trips, and the tour to Giza pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis Museum, Saqqara Necropolis, and Dahshur is mainly to see the Pyramids of Egypt and to see their progress from modest Mastaba tombs to such engineering marvels in Giza, which still shocking the modern world, the magic of its structure haunts researchers until this time. You will see the Great Sphinx, which was created to guard the Giza Pyramids. It is noted that the face of the Sphinx has a connection to the famous King Chephren. Then continue to see the Step Pyramid, which was the earliest type of an Egyptian pyramid, and Tombs of the Nobles in Saqqara. We will visit the open-air museum of Memphis, move then to Dahshur to see the Red Pyramid and the Bent pyramid that were both built during the era of King Snefru, the inspiring father of King Cheops who created the great pyramid that you will see during your Giza Pyramids tour. Book your privately guided Cairo day tours now!
The Grand Egyptian Museum ( or the 1 billion dollar museum ) is located in Giza governorate not far from the Great pyramid and the sphinx. It is going to be one of the best things to do in Cairo as the largest museum in the whole world that displays the antiques of a single civilization like the great Pharaonic civilization. The new museum will be inaugurated soon in an international event that will be attended by the world's leaders and it is expected to be on top of things to do in Egypt's list!
According to the accepted pick-up time, while booking your trip, you will visit The Great Pyramid of Cheops, who was the son of the legendary King Snefru of the old kingdom during ancient Egyptian history. The pyramid was constructed by over 2,000,000 limestone blocks that their weight varies between two tons to over 15 tons like the big blocks at the base of the structure. You will have enough time if you want to go inside or stand on the pyramid and capture some pictures or let your tour guide take some for you.
After that, you will go to the hill to see the pyramid of king Chephren and finally the pyramid of Mycerinus, the smallest of the three Pyramids of Giza and it was built for Pharaoh Menkaure, whose name is Mycerinus in the Greek language. Then you will be transferred to the Valley Temple of king Chephren to whom the Sphinx was cut out of the rock. You can take close up photos of the Great Sphinx, it is one of Egypt’s most significant landmarks and the best-known example of sphinx art which is referring to the physical power of the lion with the symbol of the human being's intelligence.
You will be accompanied to continue your Cairo Day Tours to Saqqara by visiting the Step Pyramid designed by the intellectual architect Imhotep and created during Egypt's third dynasty for King Djoser who was the first King had a step pyramid for him. The tour includes access to the pyramid of Teti which was built during the old kingdom, King Teti is the first king of the sixth dynasty or the pyramid of king Unas which has the most spectacular burial chambers among all the pyramids (no extra ticket is required).
You will visit one of the Mastaba Tombs of the Nobles at Saqqara as well, to see the daily life scenes in ancient Egypt with all its activities like harvesting, fishing, hunting, and animal dedicating, painted in bright-colored relieves on the interior walls and even the various corridors of the tombs.
After a short rest to have a scrumptious Egyptian cuisine lunch in a local-style restaurant in Saqqara, you will be transferred to the museum of Memphis, to take photos of the alabaster sphinx, the second-biggest sphinx statue from ancient Egypt and it is made out of an 80 tons block of marble and the huge limestone statue of king Ramses ll the greatest builder and hero king of the New kingdom.
At the end of the tour to Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, and Dahshur, our licensed tour guide will take you to Dahshur one of the most interesting archeological sites from ancient Egypt where you going to see the pyramids of king Senfru the founder of the 4th dynasty and the age of the pyramids ( the old kingdom). The Red Pyramid, which is the highest in Dahshur necropolis and the third largest ancient Egyptian pyramid, size of this pyramid is only beaten by the Great Pyramid and Khafra's pyramid. You will also visit the Bent Pyramid, this was the second pyramid built by Snefru. The ancient Egyptians did not call this pyramid the "Bent Pyramid", their name was both "Sneferu is Shining in the South" and "The Southern Shining Pyramid".
After this astonishing tour, you will be taken back to the hotel in Cairo or Giza.
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