Explore Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour of the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, the step pyramid of Zoser, and the ancient capital of Memphis. Learn more about the monumental construction of the pyramids from a private Egyptologist guide.
What to Expect
Enjoy a private excursion to some of the most significant pyramids and archaeological ruins of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the ancient capital of Memphis, and the step pyramids of Sakkara.
Your certified Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, and drive you to the pyramid complex of Giza. Dating back to 2,500 BC, they feature some of the most famous manmade objects in the world. While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the only remaining of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
Explore the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus, as your guide describes the story of their construction and reveals stories of their continuing mystery.
Then proceed to the Great Sphinx statue, which features the head of a pharaoh and a lion’s body. Standing proudly in the desert sand after thousands of years, admire the massive monument set against the Valley Temple.
Continue to the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure, which was built in the 3rd Dynasty (circa 2,700 BC) for King Djoser. Transfer to Memphis, the first capital of Old Egypt. Founded by King Menes, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3,000 years. Admire the temple ruins, stunning hieroglyphs and statue of Ramses II, before your return to Cairo for a hotel drop-off.
- Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private Egyptologist guide
- Service charges and taxes
What's Not Included
- Optional tours
- Entrance fees to all mentioned sites