This private tour is designed to take you through ancient and most important burial sites and the necropolises of the pharaohs in Cairo. See the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis & the pyramids of Dhashur. A visit to the Papyrus Institute is optional.
What to Expect
You will be picked-up at your hotel in Cairo and transferred to the Giza Plateau, around 30 minutes from the city, home to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will introduce you to each of the three pyramids from the outside. A short drive to the other side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx and there is time to explore the surrounding area including the ruins of the Mummification Temple.
Your next stop is at Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will find artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the huge fallen statue of Ramses II. Continue to Dahshur, most noteworthy for being the site that best demonstrates the change from the "step" pyramid to the 'true' pyramid that occurred during the 3rd and 4th dynasties. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Multilingual Egyptologist tour guide
What's Not Included
- Entrance to Giza
- Entrance to Dahshur and Memphis
- Lunch (if option selected)
- Gratuities for the tour guide and driver