Prepare for an adventure into ancient history with Cairo Top Tours' Cairo day tour to Giza Pyramids, Dahshur, and Memphis. After starting your day with an open-buffet breakfast at your hotel, your knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a journey through some of the most iconic sites of ancient Egypt.
Be amazed by the sheer size and impressive architecture of the Giza Pyramids, built over 4500 years ago by powerful pharaohs as a testament to their accomplishments made possible by the Nile River. Visit the Great Pyramid of King Cheops, constructed using over 2.3 million limestone blocks, and pass by the plateau to get a scenic view of the three pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus.
Explore the Great Sphinx in Giza, a stunning statue of a man-headed lion believed to have been built by King Chephren himself within his pyramid complex. Visit the Valley Temple, where the mummification process of the king took place as part of the burial process.
Continue your tour in Cairo by visiting the ancient city of Memphis, now known as Mit Rahina. Here, you can see the open-air museum featuring the second-largest sphinx made of alabaster and the colossal statue of King Ramses II, one of the most powerful kings during the New Kingdom.
Next, head to the Dahshur Archaeological site to see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, two of the four pyramids constructed for King Snefru, the father of King Cheops and the founder of the 4th dynasty. The Bent Pyramid's unique outer casing material, still preserved to this day, makes it one of the most fascinating pyramids in Egypt. Meanwhile, the Red Pyramid, identified by its reddish-colored limestone blocks, is considered the first perfectly-shaped pyramid in the history of Egypt.
After an incredible day of sightseeing, enjoy a gourmet lunch at a quality restaurant.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch