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Cairo, Egypt
Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

Many visitors to Egypt only see the Pyramids of Giza, but you can explore some of the less-visited pyramids on this tour to Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis. Avoid the hassle of haggling for transport and benefit from an Egyptologist’s expertise as you tour the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid at Dahshur, and Memphis, once the capital of ancient Egypt.
  • Explore the pyramids at Saqqara and Dahshur with an Egyptologist guide
  • Visit the site of Memphis, the capital of Old Kingdom Egypt
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Cairo or Giza hotel
  • Choice of departure times: Pick the one that fits your schedule
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Snacks
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Entry Fees
Lunch at Local restaurant (Optional)
Tipping
Personal Items

Departure Point

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Giza, El Omraniya, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY EMO TOURS EGYPT

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-4
Treasures without the crowds
Ron_E
, Sep 2021
Mostly unpopulated area with ancient artifacts. Driver and guide were efficient and kind. Good value for the cost.
star-5
Professional tour with pleasant guide and driver
Nico_K
, Sep 2021
We had a great trip to the Dashur, Memphis and Saqqara. Our tour guide Sayid was more than punctual for the pickup and awaiting us already in our hotel lobby. The care for the tour was very comfortable, air conditioned and well equipped with snacks and cool drinks. On the way to our destination Sayid explained what we are going to do today and introduced us to Egyptian culture, language and famous sights. Our driver Mohamed drove very smooth and calm making the drive feel pleasant and safe. Our tour guide listened to our preferences and let us choose which pyramids to enter, how long to stay at the sites and even let us stop once on the way experience a bit of country side Egypt. Even the lunch we got near the end of the your was very delicious. At the end of the tour you have the possibility to buy souvenirs from government certified shops if you are interested in that. This was our best experience with a guided tour in Egypt so far and we throughly enjoyed the experience. As such we strongly recommend taking the tour and explore the lesser known but, in my opinion, more interesting pyramids near Cairo.
star-5
Must do trip!
fcbhedge
, Aug 2021
Great experience and excellent tour. Our guide Mazen was amazing and very knowledgeable throughout. We had the Dahshur pyramids to ourselves so it was very peaceful. Our guide did a great job taking pictures for us. Memphis is also a worthwhile stop even though there isn’t that much to see, it’s history alone is something I wouldn’t want to miss. Experience at Sakkara was also amazing and we enjoyed going into the pyramid there. Guide was great, informative and friendly and the driver did a great job getting us around safely and quickly. Overall, I would highly recommend. Don’t just do the Giza pyramids. You’ll be missing out!
star-5
Excellent Tour
josteele
, Aug 2021
I had a great time on this tour! My guide, Noha, was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable and adjusted the itinerary based on my interests. The tour operates exactly as described online, from the hotel pickup to the sightseeing. Dahshur, Saqqara and Memphis add a lot to get a more complete picture of ancient Egypt. Thank you again Noha!
star-4
Decent trip
Kaylin
, Jun 2021
I enjoyed seeing these pyramids out of Cairo a lot, although I felt my guide Ahmed struggled a little bit in his English. He was very nice and also enthusiastic, but stumbled over his words a lot, thus I had difficulty understanding him at times. (I work in ESL teaching as my job so usually I don't have much trouble with figuring out what is being said) Due to this, I felt the information given for some of the pyramids was lacking to a degree. I will say that the driver Mahmoud was probably the best driver I had the entire time I was in Egypt, in terms of not driving like a maniac in traffic as many do there. The car we went in was a really smooth ride too. I did like that all the attraction tickets were included as well as snacks and water. So for the price I paid, I do feel I mostly got my money's worth.
star-5
Glad we visit Saqqara, Dashur and Memphis
Reinette_A
, Jan 2021
We had a fabulous time with our tour guide Hiathem, the history of the pyramides and the kings were very well explained. Our driver Essaam was of the best, we felt comfortable and safe all the time. The trip took us through villages that gave us the opportunity to see part of the everyday life, working in the fields and fishing in the river. Heitham surprised us with a quick stop at the Papyrus Institute! Our dsy was most enjoyable!
star-5
Just amazing
Angus_M
, Dec 2020
This was one of the best tours I have ever experienced. Guide was pleasant enough, but the subject matter was jaw dropping. Think she wanted a bigger tip....
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star-5
Excellent day exploring Sakkara and Dashur
Adam_P
, Sep 2020
We had a wonderful time exploring inside the pyramids. Our guide Nesma was very knowledgable and interesting, she made it a fantastic day. We felt like we were travelling back to the time of the ancient Egyptians.
star-5
The other pyramids
Amanda_P
, Mar 2020
Third is the 2nd tour we did with this company and we were fortunate to get the same tour guide - Abdul - again. Very interesting day. Particularly enjoyed the step pyramid at Sakkara, in fact even more so than the pyramids at Giza. Interesting stories behind the bent pyramid and the red pyramid. Finally off to Memphis and the open air museum that has the huge statue of Ramases that was discovered in a bog. Another great day with a great tour guide.
star-5
Awesome Pyramids in the middle of nowhere
KeithG
, Mar 2020
I booked this tour at short notice after deciding I wanted to see more pyramids after visiting the Pyramids at Giza. I didn’t regret the decision. It allowed me to see the Red Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid and the Step Pyramid. And to go inside both the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. Because these pyramids are isolated, they seem more mystical than those in Giza, where urban sprawl has partially surrounded them. Both the tour guide and the driver were excellent.

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