Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara/Private Tour

Duration: 6 - 8 hours
Location: Cairo, Egypt.

Step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital Memphis. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way on this private tour you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites you'll visit.

 

The Giza Plateau is only around 30 minutes from Cairo where your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), though your guide is not permitted to enter with you, or take a camel ride (additional cost).

After visiting the pyramids you'll continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands with the Cairo skyline in the background. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional) home to the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu.

Your next stop is Sakkara home to Egypt's oldest pyramid, built in 2650 B.C. Your guide will provide a brief history of the famous Step Pyramid and you'll have free time to walk around.

Your final stop is Memphis the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt including the fallen statue of Ramses II. You will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made.


Tour Highlights:
Private day trip to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis from Cairo
Guided introduction to each of the three Great Pyramids
Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
Egypt's oldest pyramid at Sakkara
Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt
Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour


Inclusions:
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Entrance to Giza
Entrance to Sakkara
Lunch (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entrance to the Solar Boat Museum (if option selected)


Exclusions:
Gratuities (recommended)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance to inside of the Pyramids (approximately 40 – 100 EGP)