Saqqara Private Day Trip from Cairo Egypt

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We offer you a lot of things to do in Saqqara, the famous necropolis of the ancient Kingdom up to the third dynasty also the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest pyramid ever built among those attributed to Egyptian civilization that attracts many tourists to visit during their Egypt tours, then you will discover The Pyramid of Unas the Egyptian pharaoh Unas, the ninth and last king of the Fifth Dynasty. This historical site, located near Cairo, holds numerous tombs, temples, and monuments dating back to the Old Kingdom of Egypt.

The Tomb of Idut (Idu), The tomb is famous for its colorful scenes depicting daily life activities, including fishing, scribes, a statue of the Princess, agricultural activities, papyrus harvest, livestock, and butchers.

The pyramid of Teti at Saqqara, the founder of the Sixth Dynasty who ruled Egypt after Pharaoh Unas, followed the example of Unas: the central masonry was made of tightly packed blocks of stone, enclosed in fine limestone. and a lot of kings.

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  • Transfers from/ to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.
  • Entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in our Egypt Day Tours itinerary.
  • Certified English-speaking Egyptologist guide to accompany you.
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Our representative will meet you anywhere in Cairo or Giza to enjoy your Day Tour in Saqqara. Will meet you at your hotel or anywhere else in Cairo or Giza to accompany you with an exclusive vehicle to begin your Cairo Day Tour to Saqqara and its variety of Historical sites.

At the first

you will visit the first tomb ever built entirely out of stones, King Djoser built this Step Pyramid with the help of his genius architect, This building clearly shows how the pyramid building developed. It is the initial pyramid constructed in Egypt and while it is not a ‘true pyramid’ with smooth sides, like the Giza Pyramids and the Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid of Dahshur. it is the first large-scale cut-stone structure in the world that consists of six steps. 

The second Site

The pyramid of Unas, The Fifth Dynasty saw the construction of the Unas Pyramid. Despite its modest size, this pyramid is significant because it contains the first example of the Pyramid Texts on the walls, the earliest documentation of a written Semitic language is found in some writings in a Semitic dialect that is written in ancient Egyptian characters.

The third Site

The tomb of Idut is one of the most significant tombs at the location. The princess who owned it belonged to the Royal Family and lived from the end of the Fifth Dynasty to the start of the Sixth. The tomb is renowned for its vibrant scenes of daily life, which include fishing, scribes, a statue of the Princess, agricultural activities, the harvesting of papyrus, livestock, and butchers.

The fourth Site

The Pyramid of Teti, the founder of the Sixth Dynasty who ruled Egypt after Pharaoh Unas, followed the example of Unas, the Pyramid was made of tightly packed blocks of stone, enclosed in fine limestone. 

As a result, the pyramid today resembles a natural hill little as a result of earthquakes and natural changes, But the substructure is still there.

Despite the fact that in antiquity the majority of its blocks were robbed. The location of His Valley temple is still unknown. In front of Teti's pyramid is a sizable cemetery where the bodies of his officials are buried. The mastaba of the viziers Mereruka and Kagemni is one of the largest and most exquisitely decorated tombs of the Old Kingdom.

the fifth Site

the Tomb of Mereruka, Mereruka was the minister during the reigns of Kings Teti, he is buried in the mastaba of the Teti pyramid. This tomb is decorated with numerous exquisite scenes that offer insight into life during the Old Kingdom. also, you will visit the tomb of Serapeum, The Serapeum, which consists of two lengthy corridors and once housed the mummified remains of the bulls, is reached via an avenue of sphinxes.

that last site

the museum of Imhotep The museum, which was named for the ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep The museum displays masterpieces from Saqqara, archaeological finds, Egyptian art contains vessels, statues, and stelae made of wood and stone, as well as the ancient tools used to build the monuments, architectural elements, and objects used in burials from the 6th Dynasty through the New Kingdom.

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





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Its not as glamours as the great pyramid, but there was no one else there and you are able to go inside the pyramid and another burial building.

Yes, Egypt offers a wide range of shopping opportunities, from traditional markets (souks) to modern shopping malls. Here are some of the best places to shop in Egypt:

Khan El Khalili Bazaar (Cairo): This historic market in the heart of Cairo is one of Egypt's most famous souks. It's a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys filled with shops selling everything from spices and textiles to jewelry and antiques. Bargaining is common here, so be prepared to haggle.

Luxor Souk (Luxor): Located near Luxor Temple, this bustling market offers a variety of goods, including souvenirs, jewelry, clothing, and spices. It's a great place to shop for local crafts.

Aswan Souk (Aswan): Aswan's souk is known for its Nubian crafts, spices, and colorful fabrics. You can find unique items like handmade jewelry and traditional Nubian clothing.

Khan El Maghraby (Cairo): This upscale shopping complex in Cairo offers a wide selection of Egyptian handicrafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. It's a good place to find high-quality items.

City Stars Mall (Cairo): One of Cairo's largest shopping malls, City Stars offers a wide range of international and local brands, as well as restaurants, cafes, and entertainment options.

Mall of Arabia (Cairo): Another major shopping mall in Cairo, the Mall of Arabia features a variety of shops, a cinema, and a food court.

Downtown Alexandria: Alexandria has a thriving shopping scene, with many shops and boutiques along its streets. You can find a variety of clothing, jewelry, and antiques.

Old Coptic Cairo: This area is known for its antique shops and stores selling Coptic Christian artifacts, textiles, and jewelry. It's a unique shopping experience in a historic part of Cairo.

Hurghada Senzo Mall (Hurghada): If you're in the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada, Senzo Mall offers shopping options, including fashion, electronics, and souvenirs.

Sharm El Sheikh Old Market (Sharm El Sheikh): This market in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh offers a mix of traditional Egyptian items and tourist-oriented goods.

Spice Markets: Throughout Egypt, you can find spice markets selling a wide variety of spices, herbs, and dried fruits. These markets offer an opportunity to explore the vibrant flavors of Egyptian cuisine.

Yes, you can visit Saqqara, which is located near the ancient city of Memphis in Egypt. Saqqara is famous for its historical significance and is home to numerous archaeological sites, including the iconic Step Pyramid of Djoser. Here's what you need to know about visiting Saqqara in the vicinity of Memphis:

Location: Saqqara is located in the Memphis Governorate, not far from the modern city of Memphis. It's situated to the south of Cairo, making it a convenient day trip from the Egyptian capital.

Archaeological Sites: Saqqara is renowned for its ancient necropolis, and it boasts a wealth of archaeological wonders. The most prominent attraction is the Step Pyramid complex of Pharaoh Djoser, which is often considered the world's oldest monumental stone structure. You can explore the pyramid, its courtyards, and the surrounding tombs and temples.

Imhotep Museum: Within the Step Pyramid complex, there's the Imhotep Museum, named after the architect of the Step Pyramid, Imhotep. The museum houses artifacts and exhibits related to the site's history and archaeological discoveries.

Other Tombs and Pyramids: Saqqara is not limited to the Step Pyramid. There are numerous other tombs, mastabas, and smaller pyramids in the area, belonging to various pharaohs and officials from different periods of ancient Egyptian history.

Memphis Open-Air Museum: While in the vicinity, you can visit the open-air museum in Memphis, where you can see colossal statues, including the famous statue of Ramesses II, as well as other artifacts from the ancient city.

Yes, multilingual guided tours are often available for popular tourist destinations and attractions in Cairo, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and other historical sites.

Languages: Cairo Top Tours offers guided tours in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, and more. The availability of languages may vary depending on the tour operator and the specific attraction.

Exploring traditional markets in Cairo is a delightful experience, and the best times to visit can depend on various factors, including weather, crowd preferences, and personal preferences. 

Yes, visiting Saqqara during a day tour from Cairo is possible. Saqqara is an ancient burial ground in Egypt, famous for the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is one of the earliest pyramid structures in the world.

Many day tours offer excursions from Cairo to Saqqara, allowing visitors to explore this historic site and marvel at the ancient architecture and tombs. The distance between Cairo and Saqqara is relatively manageable for a day trip, making it a feasible addition to a Cairo day tour.


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