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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

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Cairo, Egypt
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Rewind to ancient Egypt with this full-day private tour to Giza, Sakkara and Memphis. With your own Egyptologist guide, admire the magnificent pyramids at Giza. After learning about these age-old tombs and the Sphinx, leave Cairo to see the Sakkara pyramid, an extraordinary stepped tomb known as Egypt’s oldest pyramid. Lastly, continue to Memphis to discover the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Egypt’s capital, including a giant statue of Ramses II. Enjoy a flexible itinerary on this private tour, and upgrade to include lunch and entry to Giza’s Solar Boat Museum.
  • 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 Sakkar
  • Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
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Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
Private transportation by air-conditioned minivan ;pick up from hotel and drop off.
Lunch (if option selected)
Gratuities
Entrance to the inside of the the great Pyramid is 300L.E currently, and liable to change without prior notice.
Camel rides at the Giza pyramids.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We also pick up from AirBnb's and Private apartments. Please specify.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Start your private tour with a hotel pickup in Cairo or Giza, and travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Giza Plateau. Head into the site with your Egyptologist guide and marvel at the pyramids. Take snaps and listen as your guide explains how these monumental tombs were built in around 2,500 BC for three pharaohs.

Get free time to explore inside one of the pyramids independently (additional cost) — your guide is not permitted to accompany you. Alternatively, take a camel ride (additional cost) and absorb the sweeping views over central Cairo. 

See the enigmatic Sphinx, and perhaps complete your visit with entry to the Solar Boat Museum (additional cost): home to the funerary boat of Khufu, the pharaoh for whom the largest Giza pyramid was built. Gaze in awe at the wooden boat, and learn how its remnants were discovered and reassembled by archaeologists.
Next, make the short drive to Sakkara, the home of Egypt's oldest pyramid, constructed in around 2,650 BC. Admire this incredible, stepped structure as you learn how it was built for the Pharaoh Djoser, and enjoy time to explore at leisure.
 

Then, continue to Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital and administrative center until around 2,200 BC. View the UNESCO-listed sculptures and ruins in its outdoor museum, and behold the star turn: a spectacularly large, fallen statue of Ramses II. 

During your day’s explorations, break for lunch (additional cost) and visit a papyrus institute to see the ancient craft of papyrus painting in action. Watch the artisans at work and perhaps buy some of the delicate artworks.

Your day trip finishes with a drop-off back at your Cairo or Giza hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Great Sphinx
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), 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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Memphis Historical Site
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Sakkara, home of 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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY South Sinai Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure to bring some money to enter some pyramids, the camel ride around the pyramids which is a must do as well as some money for tipping and souvenirs." See review
  • "Ideal for those that want to skip the large groups found on the big tour buses." See review
  • "Starts early and ends early giving you time to rest or do other things." See review

Reviews

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star-3
Very cool, average food, difficult accent
NathanDickinson484
, Jan 2020
Was good to visit all these egypt sites, as it is very interesting. We enjoyed all the site seeing, but our lunch wasn’t nice. I ate the food, but my partner didn’t. Our tour guide was nice and friendly but his accent made it a bit hard to understand him. Still recommend to do a tour to visit these places, but maybe organize your own food
star-5
You Need a Great Guide to Explain this Site - We Got One
roberteA6674PS
, Oct 2019
Our guide was spectacular: educated, knowledgeable and personable. He spoke English fluently and could read Ancient Egyptian. Great tour! It's a must-do!
star-5
Awesome tour guide
Geogh3
, Oct 2019
We learned so much on this tour. Guide was excellent and driver was great too. Learned more about the many pyramids and families that built them.
star-5
Obv must see but guide made it perfect
LaurenWhaat
, Oct 2019
Our guide, Fouad, was absolutely incredible. He was super knowledgeable about the sites, but also about the country generally. He answered all of our questions and helped us navigate the typical tricky bits of tourism in Egypt. I would recommend the tour and Fouad if he’s available without question. He made our experience incredible.
star-5
Private Tour: Giza Pyramids Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara
Srbgdds
, Oct 2019
Excellent and must do tour! We had the most informative and great with a camera guide! He made certain we saw everything as a local. He was extremely knowledgeable and had superb photo taking skills , this was must see and we are so delighted to have taken this tour which included a fabulous buffet !
star-5
Excellent tour!
asif742016
, Jun 2019
We had a great tour! Our guide, Khalid, was very well informed, and told a great story of the history and architecture that we saw. It was very engaging, and even included the Papyrus museum, so we were able to cancel that booking we had for the following day. Our guide also knew his way around a camera quite well and was familiar with all of the best vantage points, so we really got wonderful pictures. Lunch was above average, and we left very pleased despite the intense heat!
star-5
Excellent Tour with Akhmed.
robertwbarlett
, Jun 2019
Our tour guide gave us a great day in Cairo seeing so many impressive and significant sites. We enjoyed his knowledge and passion for Egypt. I would recommend him for future visits.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Mr. Robert, Thank you for your review about your recent experience with us in Cairo, your feedback is really appreciated. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your tour with Ahmed and we always ensure that our tour guides are passionate and very knowledgeable with the information they provide . Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
star-5
This was the highlight of our tour and...
Carolyn P
, Oct 2018
This was the highlight of our tour and that's also because of our guide - Ahmed. He was an absolute delight, incredibly chatty and knowledgable and so eager to give us information about Egypt and the sights we saw. He talked to us about the history of Egypt as well as Egyptian life in the 21st century. He was happy to chat to us about anything! We also had additional stops on the tour including a camel ride in Giza to see the 9 pyramids, a visit to an Egyptian Cotton shop, the papryus institute and a visit to a carpet/rug making shop. The pyramids and Sphinx in Giza is mindblowing, the statue of Ramesis was also very impressive. The 1st pyramid in Sakkara was very interesting. Our driver was great too - the traffic in Giza/Cairo is chaotic and manic so it was nice to be driven around by an expert haha We didn't eat in a restaurant as Ahmed wanted to cram as much into the day as possible so we picked up falafal and the most amazing authentic chicken Shawarma to eat while we drove to our next destination. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough!
star-5
Dont skip this tour. Youll be missing...
Kelly B
, Oct 2018
Dont skip this tour. Youll be missing something amazing! Our guide was great and we were able to get some amazing pictures.
star-1
THe guide skipped the Boat museum and...
RICHARD S
, Sep 2018
THe guide skipped the Boat museum and had me pay for my own lunch, then led me into a high pressure sales pitch from a perfume seller on the way back to hotel. Egypt is full on con artist and pushy street peddlers. They extend to the local tour companies as well. BEWARE

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