Get ready for your Giza Pyramids tour. Have your breakfast served at the hotel before joining up with your accredited tour guide to begin your 1st day's Cairo trips, today we will visit the old kingdom necropolis in Saqqara and the Giza Plateau, also we will witness the 1st capital of Egypt, approximately 5000 years ago.
Begin with your tour to Giza Pyramids to see the enormous structures that were established by the great pharaohs of Egypt throughout the 4th dynasty, Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus. The biggest one belongs to King Cheops and your tour guide will get into details about why and how the pyramids were built. Continue to the high plateau to enjoy camel riding in Giza Pyramids (optional) and your guide will capture impressive photos for the memory of these amazing days.
We will see the Great Sphinx, the man-headed lion design which is 73 meters tall, and we will also visit the Valley Temple, part of the funerary complex of King Chephren, most probably the place where his body was mummified before burial.
Your driver will take you to Saqqara Necropolis, about 45 minutes far from Cairo to see the oldest stone pyramid in Egypt, the Step Pyramid which was built by the famous architect Imhotep for his king, Djoser of the 3rd dynasty. The pyramid is a transitional phase in the development of the royal burial tombs.
We have the possibility to enter the Pyramid of Teti who ruled the country during the 6th dynasty and the tomb of his son-in-law, Kagemni tomb, which is one of the most impressive tombs of the nobles for having a rich amount of offerings and hunting acenes inscribed on its walls and still very well-preserved until now.
Transfer to Memphis, now known as Mit Rahina to see the open-air museum with its amazing artifacts, especially the alabaster sphinx of Memphis and the colossal statue of Ramses II, the new kingdom legendary pharaoh who is the owner of the impressive Abu Simbel Temples in Aswan.
Transfer back to your hotel and overnight