Giza Pyramids Saqqara and Dahshur Tour with Felucca on the Nile

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Giza Pyramids Saqqara and Dahshur Tour with Felucca on the Nile

You will be standing on the same ground where the Great Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids once stood, more than 4500 years ago. You will be admiring the enormous stone blocks and the nearly 5000-year-old civilization as you stand there. The pyramids at Dahshur are renowned for their unique architectural features and are a testament to the engineering skills of the ancient Egyptians.

Your Cairo day tours will be special and you'll see a lot of things with this day trip to the Giza pyramids and Saqqara then Dahshur and Giza's pyramids sound and light show, One of our suggested and famous around Egypt tours that enjoy a variety of historical sites, which you can select from our extensive selection of Egypt Day Tours, we will allow you to witness the magnificence of ancient Egyptian history.

These sights can be visited in any sequence. We began in Dahshur, the site farthest away from Giza, and worked our way back towards the city.

Inclusion
  • Cairo Day Tours include daily transportation services from any hotel in Cairo or Giza.
  • Access to the archeological sites during the day tour is included.
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle arranged by Cairo Top Tours.
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide to accompany you throughout the day tour.
  • Bottled water and soft drink are included aboard the vehicle.
  • Shopping tours in Cairo during all Cairo Trips. (Upon request).
  • Any taxes to be charged are covered within the prices.
Exclusion

Your accredited tour guide will meet you anywhere in Cairo or Giza to enjoy a Giza Pyramids Saqqara and Dahshur Tour with Felucca on the Nile

First site

starting at the Giza Plateau to see one of the ancient seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of King Cheops, as well as the pyramid of King Chephren with the Valley Temple where the royal corpse of the king was mummified prior to burial rituals, the Great Sphinx, which was believed to have been carved from bedrock stone to the same king with its appearance of a man-headed lion that denotes the strength of the Continue to the high plateau for a panoramic view of all three Giza Pyramids and a great opportunity to ride a camel there (optional activity).

Now it is time for tricky photos which can easily be done with the advice of your guide or the Bedouin guide who will catch amazing shots for you while kissing the Great Sphinx, holding the pyramids between your hands and etc., continue to visit one of the authorized papyrus institutes if we have sufficient time, there, you will learn more about how ancient Egyptians made the papyrus sheets which participated the most in creating such a magnificent civilization at the dawn of history.

second site

after that, you will visit Saqqara the oldest pyramid ever built among those attributed to Egyptian civilization that attracts many tourists to visit it, you will visit the step pyramids in Saqqara, the pyramids in Saqqara not built like the Giza pyramids, but instead of using massive stone blocks, they used a core consisting of Rubble or rough broken stones, With the support of his brilliant architect, King Djoser constructed the Step Pyramid, which amply demonstrates the evolution of the pyramid building. It has six steps and is the first significant cut-stone building of its kind in the world. King Teti the first king of the sixth dynasty, and 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 to see the daily life scenes in ancient Egypt with all its activities and even the various corridors of the tombs.

third site

will transfer you to Dahshur, one of the most fascinating ancient Egyptian archaeological sites, where you can see the pyramids built by King Senfru, the creator of the 4th dynasty, and learn about their age ( the old kingdom). The Great Pyramid and Khafra's Pyramid are the two largest ancient Egyptian pyramids, while the Red Pyramid is the tallest structure in the Dahshur Necropolis. You will also go to the Bent Pyramid, which was Snefru's second pyramid. The name given to this pyramid by the ancient Egyptians was "Sneferu is Shining in the South" or "The Southern Shining Pyramid," not the "Bent Pyramid."

the fourth site

then, we will take you to the sound and light show in the Giza pyramid. you will discover The secret land of Egypt, Giza, and its stunning attractions pyramids of Giza are which are wonderful at night during its educational and fascinating show for anyone who wants to know all the secrets, culture, and historical sites of Egyptian pharaohs. and at the end of this trip, you will Enjoy sailing down the river during the Felucca ride on the Nile.

Finally, you will return to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

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The best time to visit the Giza Pyramids and Saqqara, like many parts of Egypt, is during the winter months, specifically from November to February. This period is considered the peak tourist season for several reasons:

Milder Weather: Winter in Egypt brings cooler and more comfortable temperatures, especially during the daytime. Summers in Giza and Saqqara can be scorching hot, with temperatures often exceeding 100°F (38°C). Visiting during the winter allows for a more pleasant outdoor experience.

Clear Skies: Winter tends to have clear skies and lower humidity, providing better visibility for appreciating the monuments, taking photographs, and enjoying panoramic views of the pyramids.

Festivals and Events: Egypt hosts various cultural festivals and events during the winter months, which can add to the richness of your visit. Check the local calendar for any special celebrations or exhibitions.

Crowd Levels: While the winter months are the peak tourist season, crowds are generally more manageable than during the summer, when many tourists try to avoid the extreme heat. This means you'll have a better chance of enjoying the sites without large crowds.

Comfortable Outdoor Activities: Exploring the Giza Pyramids and Saqqara often involves outdoor activities such as camel rides and hiking. The cooler temperatures in winter make these activities more enjoyable.

Avoiding Extreme Heat: Summer in Egypt, particularly from June to August, can be extremely hot and uncomfortable for extended outdoor activities. Visiting in the winter ensures you can explore the sites without the discomfort of sweltering heat.

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is a city steeped in history and culture. There are numerous cultural experiences to enjoy in Cairo. Here are some of the top ones:

Visit the Pyramids of Giza: This is a must-see attraction when in Cairo. The Great Pyramid of Giza, along with the other pyramids and the Sphinx, is not only an architectural marvel but also a significant historical site.

Explore the Egyptian Museum: The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun. It's a great place to learn about Egypt's rich history.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar: This bustling market in the heart of Old Cairo is a sensory delight. You can shop for traditional crafts, jewelry, spices, textiles, and more. It's also an opportunity to haggle and practice your bargaining skills.

Islamic Cairo: Wander through the historic streets of Islamic Cairo, where you'll find stunning mosques, madrassas (religious schools), and medieval architecture. The Sultan Hassan Mosque and the Al-Azhar Mosque are highlights.

Coptic Cairo: Explore the ancient Christian heritage of Egypt in the Coptic Cairo neighborhood. Visit the Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church) and the Coptic Museum.

Al-Muizz Street: Known as one of the oldest streets in Cairo, Al-Muizz Street is a pedestrian-friendly area lined with historic buildings, mosques, and markets. It's a fantastic place for a leisurely walk and cultural immersion.

Attend a Sufi Dance Performance: The Al-Ghouri Complex in Islamic Cairo hosts Sufi dance performances. This mesmerizing form of dance is deeply spiritual and provides insight into Islamic culture and mysticism.

Nile River Cruise: Take a dinner cruise on the Nile River to enjoy beautiful views of Cairo's skyline while savoring Egyptian cuisine and traditional music and dance.

Taste Egyptian Cuisine: Cairo offers a wide variety of Egyptian dishes, from koshari (a popular vegetarian dish) to falafel, shawarma, and baklava. Don't forget to try traditional Egyptian tea or coffee.

Visit Al-Azhar Park. This beautifully landscaped park offers a serene escape from the bustling city. It provides stunning views of historic Cairo and the surrounding area.

Attend a Traditional Music and Dance Show: Cairo hosts performances showcasing traditional Egyptian music and dance, including belly dancing and folk music. These shows provide a glimpse into the country's artistic traditions.

Participate in a Cooking Class: Learn how to prepare authentic Egyptian dishes by joining a cooking class. This is a hands-on way to experience Egyptian cuisine and culture.

The ideal time to visit the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt is during the cooler months of the year, which are typically from late autumn to early spring. Here's a breakdown of the seasons and the recommended time to see the Pyramids:

Autumn (October to November)

Winter (December to February)

spring (March to April).

summer (May to September).

Yes, several notable tourist attractions on the outskirts of Cairo offer unique experiences and historical significance. Here are some places worth visiting:

  •     Saqqara.
  •     Memphis.
  •     Giza Plateau.
  •     Dahshur.
  •     Wadi Natrun.
  •     Fayoum Oasis.
  •     Coptic Monasteries.
  •     Barquq's Complex.

Yes, many Cairo tours offer visits to Saqqara and Dahshur, which are both significant archaeological sites with ancient pyramids and structures.

Saqqara is famous for the Step Pyramid of Djoser, considered one of the earliest monumental stone structures in Egypt. It's an expansive necropolis with various tombs and structures dating back to ancient times.

Dahshur is known for its unique pyramids, including the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, which showcase distinct architectural styles and are part of Egypt's rich pyramid history.

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