Begin with pickup at your Cairo or Giza hotel, then start the day with a classic local breakfast: try falafel alongside foul, a warming dish of fava beans prepared with cumin. After breakfast, travel to Saqqara in an air-conditioned minivan that’s Wi-Fi equipped.
See Djozer’s step pyramid, the oldest known pyramid in Egypt, along with the Causeway of Unas, and the Tomb of Kagemni, then continue to Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt. Memphis has preserved a remarkable collection of statuary and ancient ruins, including the towering statues of Ramses II. Take in Memphis’ highlights, then pause for a koshary lunch—a blend of rice, macaroni, and black lentils, koshary is Egypt’s take on comfort food.
Drive to the Giza Plateau that overlooks the Nile River, and visit Egypt’s most iconic trio of pyramids, built by the Kings Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. Get panoramic views of the plateau from a viewpoint, then descend to the Valley Temple mortuary complex and the Great Sphinx.
End the day with a dinner of fitir, an Egyptian layered pastry served with sweet and salty sides, then make the return trip to your hotel, where this tour concludes.