4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

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

Best Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Dahshur

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See the classic sights of ancient Egypt on this private tour to the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Dahshur and Memphis with the luxury of your own qualified Egyptologist guide.


  • Private tour to Giza pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Dahshur; lunch option available
  • See Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre and Pyramid of Menkaure
  • Enter one of the pyramids for an additional cost
  • Drive to the Sphinx and explore the Mummification Temple
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, and air-conditioned transportation included

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What You Can Expect

Best Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Dahshur

Visit Memphis with your private guide

Depart from your Cairo hotel and travel 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 3 pyramids from the outside, Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaure. You will have time to enter inside one of the pyramids (additional cost), however your guide is not permitted to escort you.

Continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of all 3 pyramids rising from the sands with the Cairo skyline in the background. 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 surrounds 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.

This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great tour. Thanks to Osama for all his efforts and dispensing his great wisdom. Moufassa was a great driver! We would recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Egypt. I would also like to say, it was completely safe and I felt totally at home here!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Khaled Lotfi was our guide. He was terrific! Incredibly informative and interesting. Definitely one of the best tour days that I ever have experienced. I look forward to my next trip to Cairo. Khaled will definitely be my first choice for a guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I highly recommend this tour. The guide was phenomenal, lunch, was exceptional, and it was very well organized. I loved every minute!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excelent! Fuhet, our guide was very good!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

A very long, fulfilling day. Fuad did a good job laying out our trip and giving us ample time at each venue. Having a private tour really helped gain the most out of each place. Was very surreal to be standing at the base of the red and bent pyramids with my wife and nobody else was around. What a moment. Giza and the Sphinx of course were much more crowded but we were still able to walk, talk and learn. Fuad certainly didn't oversell the prize of the stop in Memphis - the statue of Ramses. One cannot fathom how big the statue is until you see it. Also a nice touch of the trip - a stop at a family restaurant in Sakkara where a mom and her daughter were baking bread for our lunch right in front of us. Just a very enjoyable, educational day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

The tour was great, we wanted to go inside the big pyramid but couldn't get tickets, they get sold out very quickly. Instead, we bought tickets for the smaller pyramid, the tour guide told us it was exactly the same. The tour guide was very nice, she helped us get some really nice pictures. She asked us if we wanted to go to any shops, something we weren't asked before in other tours, I think that was good because we got to spend more time in other places. We really enjoyed the tour, these are places you could go by yourself but if you don't have enough time and don't feel like bargaining this tour is a must.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2008

Note Sign up for the "Giza, Sphinx, Memphis and SAKKARA" tour. Our tour guide was awesome. When she picked us up, she gave us a great history on the pyramids and timeline. She also explained that Sakkara was the oldest pyramid and that we could see Dahshur pyramid from there if we wanted to change our itinerary. It was great being on a private tour with just our family, the guide and driver. I am SOOOO glad we did it this way rather than go on a traditional tour with a busload of people. You get to spend as much time as you want, where you want. Also, you get to go shopping during the tour and our guide was very flexible about lunch which was a plus since we had our 8-year old with us. One note - if you want to ride the horses or camels, have your guide negotiate a good price for you. Also, you can go into the Great Pyramid, but make sure you let the travel agency know when you set up the pick-up time for this tour. The guide needs to get your tickets early it is an extra charge. They only allow 300 people inside the pyramid per day 150 in the morning, 150 in the afternoon. Unfortunately, we didn't know this and missed it - but apparently it is just an empty area anyway.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2008

Be prepared for the obligatory shopping stops that eat away some of your time, and the aggressive but not dangerous merchants that are present at all the sites. Great guide and driver. Skip the lunch

Russell O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

This tour was very good. We didn't take the lunch deal because of the cost and we were happy we did not, as a lunch at that price in Cairo would be a total ripoff!

Kelly H
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Tour guide was great, everything is extremely professional and fantastic!!! Don't recommend going to Dashur though, should have chosen the Sakkara tour instead, but that's nothing to do with the company itself, simply an bad choice of place!

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