• Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours
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Discover Memphis and Saqqara on a 3–4-hour private tour from Cairo with an Egyptologist guide, and explore some of the country’s most iconic pyramids and royal tombs. Walk the perimeter of Saqqara’s distinctive step pyramid, which is just one part of the vast necropolis at Memphis.  Learn the stories behind the ancient city, and customize this tour to your own interests; after strolling through tombs and pyramids, you may opt for a trip to the Papyrus Institute to learn the ancient Egyptian art of scroll making.  


  • Private tour from Cairo and Giza to Memphis and Sakkara
  • See two of the most important archeological sites in Egypt
  • In Sakkara, you’ll see the Step Pyramid, the oldest pyramid in Egypt
  • Private tour allows you to determine the amount of time spent at each site
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, and air-conditioned transportation included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara

Admire the Step Pyramid

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Mohammed was a really excellent guide. He made the history come to life, telling the stories of Alexander the Great, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Ramesses. And all this amid the power-plays of the great ancient kingdoms.

His English is excellent and it never felt like he was stuck on a script. When we were finished with the tour, he suggested some really great restaurants near our hotel one famous, atmospheric and expensive, one cheap and clean, and a local ahwa coffee house.

Memphis and Sakkara are interesting places to visit. You can see the development of the pyramid tombs, plus some beautiful carved reliefs. If you're continuing onwards in Egypt to the Valley of the Kings, I expect there are probably better chances to see similar things.

Practical stuff: the car was very clean and Fula was a good driver. We visited the sites as advertised and weren't asked to make any extra stops at gift shops or other vendors.

Dan B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Seeing the statues of Ramses !! at Memphis in the open air museum was interesting as you could walk all around the statues. Our guide explained that in an area behind the museum the historians thought there may be other statues still buried. After Memphis we went to the pyramids at Sakkara which are older than the Giza pyramids. The drive between the two sites gave our guide time to discuss the history of the area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The Sakkara step pyramid was incredible! It's really close to Giza. Memphis didn't have as much, but it was still great to see. Our tour guide Tito was so informative! I highly recommend asking for him!

Julie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Two unknown gems that people should really see on their trip to Cairo. Travel was easy and Ahmad was the best guide and very knowledgeable. Thank you Ahmad for taking such good care of us!

Sione Sonata T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Step back in time and walk through one of the ancient capitals of Egypt. Truly an amazing opportunity plus a great young Egyptologist who have gave us great insight into the history of this wonderful place. I would highly recommend friends and colleagues to visit this place along with this tour company that have taken us on this tour.

Kathryn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A fascinating look at the early pyramids and some of the finest art from ancient Egypt and the reign of King Ramses. Highly recommended. Request Mahmoud as your guide he's very personable, knowledgable, and takes wonderful photographs if you're in a group!

Janet M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Again another highly experienced guide who added so much to our trip.

Jeanette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Amazing Tour. We had the same tour guide Fouad Salah and driver Husam with us everywhere. They were very friendly and helpful very knowledgeable. Loved the first pyramid in Sakkara and the Mamphis with statue of Ramses owsome.

Frank H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Again, great tour guide mixed with some must see sights. The first pyramid (step pyramid by Imhotep) built almost 5000 years ago to be so well preserved, also got to go into the pyramid of Tite in Saqarra. Then memphis, with the statue of Ramses (worth the price alone) With your own Egyptoligist. (was alone and it became a private tour) Heaven for a man or woman that loves history!!

Michael L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

An absolutely wonderful tour. Chaly was a fantastic tour guide. My friend and I were picked up to the hotel and taken to Memphis. The tour guide spoke English very well and explained everything very in-depth. I highly recommend that you do this tour.

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