Giza Pyramids - Sakkara - Memphis (53 km)
In the morning, we will visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser, see the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti, and the Imhotep Museum as Sakkara before heading to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. After lunch, we will visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.
Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.
Great Sphinx of Giza
The Great Sphinx rises above the desert majestically as the tallest monolith statue in the world. It was built during the Old Kingdom of Egypt, usually dated between 2558-2532 BCE, under the reign of Pharaoh Khafra.
Pyramid of Khafre
The Pyramid of Khafre is the second largest of the Giza Pyramids. It is estimated to have been built around 2570 BC. It was first fully explored in 1837 AD by John Perring.
Pyramid of Khufu
The oldest, largest, and most famous of the 3 pyramids at Giza, the Great Pyramid was built around 2560 BC in the 4th Egyptian Dynasty. For 3,800 years, it was the largest man-made structure in the world.
Sakkara is a massive ancient burial ground in Egypt. It once served as the Necropolis for the ancient capital of Memphis. Djoser's Setp Pyramid is the oldest stone building complex in known history.
Pyramid of Djoser
Lying in the necropolis to the northwest of the ancient city of Memphis is this step-pyramid, built in the 27th century BC for the deceased Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier, Imhotep.
Standard Hotel: Pyramids park/similar
Deluxe Hotel: Mercure Le Sphinx/similar