Wake up in the early morning full of delight and passion, and have your breakfast at the hotel before meeting up with your personal Egyptologist and driver who will accompany you through your Giza Pyramids tour, Memphis, and Saqqara Necropolis.
Start Cairo sightseeing tours today with the Giza Pyramids, three massive buildings in the necropolis of Giza that the historian Greeks called (the pyramids), built to be burial tombs for the kings and rulers in ancient Egypt, but here, especially those three pyramids belong to a father, a son, and a grandson. The father King Cheops built his massive pyramid after seeing his great father building 4 immense pyramids too, 2 of them are in Dahshur called the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid, but King Cheops could construct a pyramid that no one ever has done or will do anything to be compared with it, as it is the only monument remaining from the ancient 7 wonders of the world.
His son Chephren (Kharfa in ancient Egyptian Language) built his pyramid slightly smaller to respect his father, and you can tell that it is huge even from far away as it was erected upon a higher plateau than his father's.
You will get a panoramic view of the three pyramids which date back as early as the 4th dynasty during the old kingdom of ancient Egypt history as divided by the great historian Mentho into 30 ruling families, a great chance to hire a 1-hour camel ride in Giza Pyramids before getting down to see the Great Sphinx within the pyramid complex of the great King Chephren. The statue is a mythological animal with a man's head and a body of a lion that has been used a lot by ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, even the Greeks took the idea of creating symbolic mythological statues for warriors and Emperors afterward. Visit also the Valley Temple which was built only to serve as a mummification temple for the body of the king before burial.
We will now continue our Cairo day tours to the ancient city of Memphis, the 1st capital of Egypt from the time King Menes unified the two kingdoms in Upper and Lower Egypt, the area now has an open-air museum that exhibits many artifacts that date back to various periods of the pharaonic era, especially the massive alabaster sphinx of Memphis and the colossal statue of King Ramses II.
Enjoy your lunch meal now if you feel hungry or we can have our Egyptian cuisine lunch right after we finish Egypt day tours in Saqqara, the old kingdom necropolis which has the earliest example of a stone pyramid, roughly 200 years before the pyramid of Cheops, that will make it around 4670 years ago during the third dynasty for the great King Djoser. The Step Pyramid stands at a height of 62 meters with 6 stepped layers starting with a square base and the burial chamber underneath and was carved of granite.
We will also visit the Pyramid of Teti, one of the kings of the 6th dynasty, and entering his pyramid is included in the ticket. His son-in-law, Kagemni has a great tomb and is considered one of the best-preserved tombs of the nobles in Saqqara, we will see the scenes inscribed inside that tells a lot about the daily life activities of the ancient Egyptians.
Back again to the hotel after completing our tours in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch