Enjoy a stopover tour with Your Egypt Tours exploring the main cemetery of the old kingdom ,sakkara which houses the oldest world stone structure ,the step pyramid and enter the tombs of the nobles.then drive to the first capital city of Egypt after the unity ,Memphis 3100 B.C
Your Egypt Tours offers you a few hours tour to two of the most important sites in Giza.Sakkara ,which was the main cemetery during the old kingdom period.The area of Sakkara is full of pyramids and tombs that date back to different eras but the main attraction is the complex of the step pyramid of king Zoser founder of the third dynasty.Memphis ,the first and oldest capital of Egypt after the North and South were united by king Narmer. Upon meeting your tour guide at the airport,you will set off to the historical site of Sakkara.This site is the necropolis of the old kingdom period. Here, the great architect,vizier and priest Imhotep built the step pyramid of king Zoser which is considered the oldest pyramid in the world and the oldest world stone structure.Here limestone was used for the first time in a grand scale as a material for construction.The visit to Sakkara will give you an idea about the development of the royal tomb structure. Many pharaohs chose to have their pyramids built in this place.Then, you can visit the Mastaba tombs of the nobles to see how the daily life activities of the ancient Egyptians were presented on the walls of these tombs.The tombs of the nobles are documentations for the fauna and flora of the old kingdom.From Sakkara, set off to Memphis:in the ancient Egyptian language is called (MIN NEFR)which means the beautiful place.Memphis, the oldest capital of ancient Egypt was the center of culture, economy and prosperity during the old kingdom.There is an open-air museum that displays number of artifacts found in The city including the 2nd largest sphinx statue (the alabaster sphinx), 2 granite statues of Ramses 2nd, his huge lying colossus,which is carved of one single piece of limestone,sarcophagi and many more antiquities.At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off to the airport.
Cairo stopover tour to Sakkara and Memphis
DepartureTime: 8:00 Am (earlier or later departures are available until 12:00pm(midday) if required, please advise at time of booking)
DeparturePoint: Tour departs from Cairo International Airport
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
Return Details: Tour returns to original point of departure
Pickup: Tour departs from the airport. Please include the details of your flight at the time of booking.
Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers. Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat Prices are per person. Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible. This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking
Qualified Egyptologist guide Entrance fees to the mentioned sites. Airport pickup and drop off Transport by air conditioned vehicle
Gratuities (recommended). Food and drinks unless specified.