• Tour code: 8243P50
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Devote your time to Egypt’s ancient pyramids on a private 8-hour trip from Giza's Mena House Hotel, with an Egyptologist guide. Stroll around the Giza Plateau to see the pyramids, Sphinx, and Valley Temple up close. After lunch, visit ancient Saqqara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser, a noble’s tomb, and the Unas and Teti pyramids, famous for their early, carved texts. Your tour includes private transport, and Mena House pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • Private 8-hour Giza pyramids and Saqqara tour from the Mena House Hotel in Giza
  • Admire Giza’s UNESCO-listed pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Cheops
  • See the Sphinx and Valley Temple, and opt to visit the Solar Boat Museum (additional cost)
  • Visit Saqqara, the burial ground of Memphis, Egypt’s early capital
  • View the Step Pyramid of Zoser, plus other ruined pyramids and a noble’s tomb
  • Includes lunch, private minivan transport, and Mena House hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personalized commentary and attention from a private Egyptologist guide

What You Can Expect

Meet your private Egyptologist guide at the Mena House Hotel, and head to the nearby UNESCO-protected Giza Plateau by private, air-conditioned minivan.

Take a walk around the three 4,500-year-old pyramids, stopping longest to admire the Great Pyramid of Cheops and hear tales of its construction and history. See the neighboring pyramids of Chephren and Mycerinus, and take panoramic photos of all three from a viewpoint before descending to the Sphinx and Valley Temple.

If you wish, visit the Solar Boat Museum (additional cost) to see the ancient funerary barge found buried near the Great Pyramid.

After lunch in a local restaurant, drive south to Saqqara, the necropolis of Egypt’s early capital, Memphis. Stretch your legs around the must-see ruins, including the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest complete stone structure, dating from the 27th century BC.

Then, take a closer look at the Unas and Teti pyramids, both noted for their ‘pyramid texts,’ unillustrated carved writings intended to protect pharaohs in the afterlife.

Go inside Teti to see the texts, and visit the tomb of the noble Kagemni, admiring its detailed reliefs of daily life in ancient Egypt.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the Mena House.

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