In the morning, your tour guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to Saqqara. Here, you'll have the opportunity to visit the first pyramid-shaped tomb constructed by ancient Egyptians, known as the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. It was designed by the renowned architect Imhotep and built during the third dynasty of Egypt for King Djoser, who was the first king to have a step pyramid built for him.
This trip provides visitors with the opportunity to explore the pyramids of King Teti, the first ruler of the sixth dynasty, as well as King Teti's pyramid, which was built during the ancient kingdom. The tour also includes a visit to King Unas' pyramid, which features some of the most remarkable burial chambers of any pyramid and does not require an additional ticket.
During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit one of the Saqqara Mastaba Tombs of the Nobles, where you can witness various scenes depicting daily life in ancient Egypt. These scenes include a range of activities and even the many corridors of the tomb.
After having lunch at a local restaurant in Saqqara, you'll head to the Memphis Museum where you can see the alabaster sphinx, the second-largest sphinx statue from ancient Egypt. This magnificent statue is made from an 80-ton block of marble. Additionally, you'll also have the opportunity to see the gigantic limestone statue of King Ramses II, who was the greatest ruler and builder of the New Kingdom during the nineteenth dynasty.
The tour will conclude with a visit to Dahshur Pyramids, an intriguing archaeological site in ancient Egypt. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore the pyramids of King Senfru, who founded the fourth dynasty and learn about the history of the pyramids during the Old Kingdom. The Great Pyramid and Khafra Pyramids are two of the largest pyramids in ancient Egypt, while the Red Pyramid is the tallest structure in the Dahshur Necropolis. You'll also visit the Bent Pyramid, which was the second pyramid built by Snefru and was known by the ancient Egyptians as "Sneferu is Shining in the South" or "The Southern Shining Pyramid", not the "Bent Pyramid."
You'll be returned to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza following this breathtaking trip, which you may experience as part of your Cairo or Giza day excursions.