Pyramid of Djoser

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Cairo or Giza: Sakkara & Dahshur Pyramids with Memphis Trip

1. Cairo or Giza: Sakkara & Dahshur Pyramids with Memphis Trip

Experience the mighty history of ancient Egypt and visit Sakkara Step Pyramid on a guided day trip from Cairo or Giza. Explore the ancient capital of Memphis with its monuments to Ramses II and its patron god, and watch the alabaster Sphinx. Visit the less known but Magnificent Dahshur Pyramids. Start the day with pickup at your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Then head to the Saqqara necropolis to see the oldest pyramid in Egypt: the Pyramid of Djoser, known as the Step Pyramid. See the oldest stone funerary complex in Egypt and walk through its corridors. Discover the incredible details on the painted walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, describing the details of their daily life. From there it’s on to Memphis, the first Egyptian capital, built in 3150 BC. Explore its wonders, including the colossal statue of Ramses II, the alabaster Sphinx, and the statue of Ptah, the patron god of Memphis. See these exceptional monuments, learn the history, and take lots of photos. Finally arrive to Dahshur to visit the Bent and the Red Pyramids of the 4th dynasty. you have the opportunity to step inside one of them. At the end of the day, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation.

Cairo: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

2. Cairo: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

Begin by visiting Sakkara and the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which dates back to 2600 BC under the 3rd Dynasty. It is considered the oldest stone structure and it was built for king Djoser. Proceed to visit Memphis, which was the first capital city of Old Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II at Memphis. On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of Dahshur. Travel in comfort back to your hotel. Cairo has so much to see, feel, eat and buy, so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary, let the local operator know if there is anything you would like to add to your itinerary.

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What people are saying about Pyramid of Djoser

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 129 reviews

Well planned out tour for basic introduction to Egyptian history. If you’re looking for a very in depth history then I’d recommend something more focus for a longer duration, there’s a lot planned in the day and not enough time to really get intimate. Knowledgeable guide and fantastic driver (you need one, traffic in Cairo is scary for foreigners). Standard fare for an Egyptian tour consisting of the base tour plus a few added stops to show you cool things but are sort of tourist traps to get you to buy things. Papyrus paper making was cool, carpet making is interesting but not practical. If you want to focus on the tour and not tourist traps recommend getting a detailed itinerary in advance and letting your guide know you’re not interested in the added stops. We added on the extra 1 hour camel ride but it was exactly 19 minutes long that consisted of a short walk to take a couple pictures and back.

We were picked up very punctually. Our guide Salib (?) immediately started providing us with interesting details about Cairo on the way. The car was comfortable so the commutes were surprisingly pleasant. We learned extensive details about pyramid building, everyday life in Egypt and the religious background. All of our questions were answered in a friendly manner - since we were traveling as a family, there were of course many of them! The lunch we booked was also wonderful (and really plentiful!), and the ride on the quads was exciting. All in all a wonderful day - many thanks to Salib!

Salib was an amazing guide and extremely knowledgeable! He gave me all the history and more during our ride up. He was very flexible with our plans too which was much appreciated. I’m so glad to have had a wonderful experience and a very kind guide! You don’t want to miss this tour!

A very nice trip. The Bent Pyramid was particularly interesting. Our guide was very helpful and took us to a carpet school. Everything was perfect, I recommend this trip.

A wonderful and original day. We're going off the beaten track a bit. The guide is very interesting and really nice.