Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara - Reviews

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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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

good value for money and a great guide

Michelle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

We had a great time. I went with my husband, 9 and 11 year old and my 2 month old. We travelled in a private van so I could take breaks to feed the baby. We had a fantastic time! The Guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English.

Samantha O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

We took this tour on our first full day in Cairo, and it was the perfect way to kick start our trip to Egypt. Our guide was terrific, providing us with historical and current information about Egypt which helped lay the foundation for other not-to-be-missed ancient sites. I highly recommend it.

Luiz R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

Sakkara is a must see, the first pyramid built in Egypt. The guide was kind and helpful and gave us any time we need to see the attractions.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2011

The Private Tour Given was Amazing. My tour guide was excellent ,and gave very interesting facts while on our exploration. He even recommended and assisted with the photography. He was the absolute best.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

Hi this was a fabulous tour. Our guide Hannan was so good nothing was too much trouble. I hope that you will tell her how pleased we were with everthing she did. Please also tell other people that she is the best guide you have. thank you for the lovely day

Stanley S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010

Had the same driver and tour guide for all tours in Cario. Nice.

Tim United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010


DEBORAH R United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

Excellennt tour with excellent guide and driver. Very informative and plenty of free time. Guide happy to talk about all things Eqypt and so could learn a lot about Eqyptian culture, life, eccomy etc.

Michael B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Would recommend that you do Dashur, then this tour and then the Giza pyramids so that you get everything in historical order.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

The guide, Ahmed was superb. Very knowledgeable. Spoke English very well. We really enjoyed both of these tours.

Michael B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

I would like to thank both Viator and the tour operator for an outstanding job. The guides did an outstanding job and made the tour very enjoyable. Like at the Great Pyramids, be aware of individuals that want to give you free gifts. They are not free, and they will hassle with you for money. Avoid these individuals no matter how friendly and sincere they seem to be. Our guide warned us of these individuals. I also recommend visiting the carpet factories when leaving the Step Pyramid. Great values and they create employment for the poor people in the area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2009

A brilliant day, very informative.

Thomas W Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2009

Excellent tour guide! Very knowledgeable!

Tricia USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

Our English speaking guide was great.

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