Saqqara Day Trip with Ibn Tulun Mosque and Gayer Anderson Egypt

Price Starting From : $85

The Great Pyramids of Giza are certainly the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about Egypt. but there are so many attractions that deserve to be visited during Egypt tours like Saqqara, Ebn Tolon Mosque, as well as Gayer Anderson Museum in our Egypt day tours.

Discover these sites with us on this Egypt travel packages and learn all about Egypt History and civilization.

Inclusion
  • Transportation from Giza or Cairo hotels and return by our representatives.
  • Your transfers are done by an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All admission fees to all the sites as mentioned within the tour itinerary are included.
  • English-speaking tour guide throughout your trips to Cairo.
  • Bottle of mineral water or soft drinks during all our half Cairo Day Tours.
  • Any service charges and taxes of Egypt Day Tours are included during the Half Day Tour.
Exclusion
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal spending.
  • Tipping or gratitudes are not included during your tour.

Your professional tour guide will meet you in your Cairo hotel to escort you to the Pyramids, where you will have an in-depth tour of the three Great pyramids, the sphinx, and the valley temple of King Khufu. Then we will transport you to have lunch in a nearby restaurant before transferring you to Saqqara.

Saqqara Step Pyramid is famous for being the royal necropolis of the ancient Kingdom up to the third dynasty; the Step Pyramid is the oldest pyramid ever built among those attributed to Egyptian civilization that attracts many tourists to visit during their Cairo day tours.

Then we will head to Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque. One of the oldest Islamic monuments in Egypt was built in 879.

And at the end of the day, we will transfer to Gayer Anderson Museum. The museum consisted of two houses dating back to the Ottoman era in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries AD, and they were combined into one house, In them, he displays his archaeological collection of Pharaonic, Islamic, and Asian antiquities, provided that this furniture and his collection of antiquities become the property of the Egyptian people after his death or when he leaves Egypt permanently.

Finally, you will return to your hotel in Cairo.

Price

1 Person

$275.00 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$165.00 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$1100.00 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$85.00 Per Person

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It's located in Cairo.

Saqqara, located near Cairo, Egypt, is an ancient necropolis and a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its step pyramid and historical significance. While it may not have as many attractions as Luxor or Giza, it offers some unique activities and experiences:

Visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser: The Step Pyramid of Djoser is the centerpiece of Saqqara. It's considered one of the earliest monumental stone structures in Egypt and marks the transition from mastaba tombs to pyramids. You can explore its complex and even enter some of its chambers.

Imhotep Museum: Located near the Step Pyramid, this museum is dedicated to the history and architecture of Saqqara and Djoser's pyramid. It provides insights into the construction techniques used in ancient Egypt.

Tomb of Ptahhotep: This is one of the most famous mastaba tombs in Saqqara. It features well-preserved reliefs and inscriptions that offer a glimpse into the daily life, wisdom, and teachings of Ptahhotep.

Tomb of Ti: Another well-preserved mastaba tomb, the Tomb of Ti, features colorful reliefs depicting scenes of agriculture, hunting, and daily life during the Old Kingdom.

Tomb of Mereruka: This tomb is one of the largest and most decorated in Saqqara. It includes scenes depicting various aspects of ancient Egyptian life and beliefs, including hunting and agriculture.

Tomb of Kagemni: This tomb is known for its vivid and well-preserved reliefs, which depict scenes of daily life and religious ceremonies during the Old Kingdom.

Sekhemkhet Pyramid: Explore the unfinished pyramid of Pharaoh Sekhemkhet, which is adjacent to the Step Pyramid. It provides insights into the pyramid construction techniques of the time.

Pyramid Texts: Saqqara is home to some of the oldest pyramid texts, which are inscriptions on the walls of tombs and pyramids that contain religious and funerary texts. These texts offer valuable insights into ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife.

Saqqara Bird Watching: Saqqara is also known for its birdwatching opportunities. The area attracts various bird species, making it a unique destination for bird enthusiasts.

Hot Air Balloon Rides: Just like in Luxor, you can enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the Saqqara area, offering panoramic views of the ancient sites and the surrounding landscape.

Saqqara Sound and Light Show: Experience the history of Saqqara come to life through a sound and light show at the Step Pyramid.

Cairo hosts a variety of special events and festivals throughout the year, celebrating art, culture, music, and more. The availability of events depends on the timing of your visit. Here are some notable events and festivals that often take place in Cairo:

Cairo International Film Festival: Held annually in late November or early December, this prestigious film festival showcases both local and international cinema. It's a significant event for filmmakers and cinephiles.

Cairo International Book Fair: Usually taking place in January or February, this book fair is one of the largest in the Arab world. It features a wide range of books, literary discussions, and cultural activities.

Cairo Jazz Festival: Held in March, this festival brings together jazz musicians from around the world for live performances and workshops. It's a treat for jazz enthusiasts.

Sham El-Nessim: Celebrated in April, Sham El-Nessim marks the beginning of spring and is a public holiday in Egypt. Egyptians traditionally spend the day picnicking, eating specific dishes like salted fish and colored eggs, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre: This theater festival typically takes place in September and showcases innovative and experimental performances from local and international theater groups.

Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre: Held in September, this festival focuses on contemporary theater and experimental productions from around the world.

Egyptian International Art Biennale: Taking place every two years, this art event features contemporary art exhibitions and showcases the work of Egyptian and international artists.

Islamic Holidays: Major Islamic holidays, such as Eid al-Fitr (celebrating the end of Ramadan) and Eid al-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice), are observed with various cultural events, feasts, and celebrations. The dates of these holidays vary each year based on the Islamic lunar calendar.

Coptic Christmas and Easter: Celebrations of Coptic Christian holidays include religious services, processions, and cultural festivities, particularly in areas with significant Christian populations.

Cairo Opera House Performances: Check the schedule of the Cairo Opera House for classical music concerts, ballet performances, opera productions, and other cultural events throughout the year.

Street Festivals: Cairo's streets come alive during various local and neighborhood festivals, often featuring music, dance, and food stalls. These events provide an authentic glimpse into local culture.

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