Cairo - Giza Pyramids - Sakkara - Memphis (47 km)
After breakfast, we will visit the Giza Pyramids, where we will be able to tour inside. After that, we will see the Sphinx. Then, we will make our way to the Saqqara step pyramid, followed by the Museum of Imhotep. After lunch, we will see the Statue of Ramses II. At the end of the day, we will return to the hotel in Cairo.
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.
Memphis was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, 20 km (12 mi) south of Giza. According to legend related by Manetho, the city was founded by the pharaoh Menes.
Saqqara was the most famous of the necropoleis, ancient graveyards, in Memphis, the capital city of ancient Egypt. It features some famous pyramids, including Djoser, the Step pyramid.
Standard Hotel: Pyramids park/similar
Deluxe Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Cairo Pyramids/similar