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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis Day Tour from Cairo
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
8:00 am (earlier or later departures are available until 10:00 am if required, please advise at time of booking.
Tour returns to the original point of departure.
When the name Egypt is mentioned, it is always followed by two keywords; the pyramids and the pharaohs.
Visiting and seeing the pyramids of Egypt is a childhood dream for millions of people in this world, especially for those who studied about them when they were little kids. Did you ever dream of visiting those great structures on a day tour? Is it possible to visit the most famous pyramids in one day?
The answer is of course YES. With Your Egypt Tours, you will visit the Giza pyramids and Sphinx, the Step pyramid of Sakkara, and a visit to the ancient capital of Memphis.
Discover the magic of Giza city on a day tour and explore the famous Giza pyramids area and Sphinx. You will start visiting the symbol of Eternity and the only wonder that still survives among the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Cheops(Khufu). It is certainly one of the most important monuments of ancient Egypt. A masterpiece of fabricated structure and architecture, you will be overwhelmed by the huge size of its blocks, the height, and the age that exceeded 4600 years.
While you stare at this great monument, your guide will explain fully the history of the area including the other pyramids, of Chephren and Mycerinus, answer all your questions and give you free time for photography. You will have the chance to take pictures of the area including all the pyramids from the panorama area.).
You will spend more than two hours in the area so that you can have enough time to do some extras like entering one of the pyramids chambers or you may like to have fun and explore the edge of the desert by having a camel ride around the area. (For extra cost).
Moving to the Sphinx area where you will spend some time exploring this monolith statue, which symbolizes the power and wisdom of the pharaoh as the statue, was carved as a lion's body and the head of the pharaoh. Next to the Sphinx area, you will visit the valley temple where you will learn about mummification in ancient Egypt.
The next stop will be at Sakkara, another great archeological site where the famous and multi-titled architect Imhotep built the oldest pyramid in Egypt. The first stone structure is 4800 years and was erected in the form of huge solid steps on top of each. (The name Step Pyramid is quite suitable).
Your tour guide will accompany you inside one of the tombs of the nobles (tomb of Kagmini) to see murals reflecting daily life activities in ancient Egypt. You may choose to go inside the pyramid of Teti with its impressive pyramid texts written in Hieroglyphics that date back to more than 4000 years
Memphis is your third destination to visit the open-air museum in the city. In Memphis, you will see the second-largest Sphinx in Egypt, the lying colossus of Ramses II, and many more monuments dug in this great city.
Since the itinerary for the private tour is completely flexible, we can accommodate any special requests. You can spend as much time as you like on each side without being rushed. Our tours are private and you are the boss – expect a top-quality day tour –With our professional staff - you will not be disappointed.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
3 years ago
We started the day with a camel ride to see the sunrise over the Giza pyramids at dawn, and closed with the iconic light show at the foot of the Sphinx. Mamdouh was our attentive and deeply knowledgeable guide, and he truly made the experience as perfect as it was. I've traveled to Egypt a number of times, and doing touristy things in Cairo (on one's own) can often be an overwhelming blur of heckling and haggling with dubious ticket-hawkers and some guy trying to get you to take a picture with his camel. This was smooth, fun, customized to our group's interests and needs, and legitimately educational.
I would like to share with you my travel experienced as a solo traveler. I book my tour through Viator and Your Egypt Tours is the local travel company that provided this tour. My tour guide named Mamdouh Ismail who meet me in the hotel is very friendly, polite and respectful. I felt very lucky to have him as my tour guide and considered me as his sister. He is knowledgeable and joyfully explains everything to me and tries to make my day full of great fun memories that will last through a lifetime. I felt safe and satisfied that over exceed my expectations with him as my tour guide. He really made my day seeing the Giza pyramids, sphinx, Sakkara, and Memphis a day tour travel experienced. We also ride a Camel and he takes a whole lot of pictures which I appreciate it a lot. I highly recommend this travel company to anyone traveling to Cairo and any other tour around Egypt.
One of the most beautiful vacation ever was the four days touring Cairo with the outstanding driver, Nagy, who managed to get us through the jamming traffic and with our distinguished tour guide, Sam Othman of Memphis Tours. Sam is a well qualified, motivated, and responsible tour guide. Every morning, he will be at the hotel lobby even before the time set, waiting for us to start our excursion. His knowledgeable background has made it possible for us to understand the huge Egyptian history. His tirelessness has guided us to the most ancient monuments of Cairo: The Great Pyramids of Giza Plateau, Memphis, Saqqara, the Museum, the castles, Muhammad Aly Mosque, good food, great shopping... a friendly ambiance that really made us feel like at home. All the bests and my gratitude to Sam who is so devoted and does a superb job for Memphis Tours. A true Egyptologist. I warmly recommend Memphis Tours and Sam Othman to everyone who wants to visit Egypt.
My friend and I visited Egypt (on limited time) on our way to the UAE so we decided to do a day tour in Egypt. This tour was incredibly amazing! We had an awesome tour guide, Mamdouh, who is very knowledgeable about the pyramids and Egyptian history in general. He took us to the cites and since we had extra time, recommended other *must see places* and took us there as well, such as the history museum and a boat ride on the Nile. The history museum is a must, you get to see artifacts 3,000+ yrs old and will see them no where else in the world. Mamdouh is very attentive, kind, and fun. He is a great photographer and took really nice/fun pics of my friend and I with the pyramids, sphinx, etc. He also took us to the authentic souvenir shops away from the markets selling souvenirs that are made in china. I significantly recommend this tour with Mamdouh. We had such an amazing time in Egypt, my friend and I felt safe the entire time. We definitely want to come back, 2 days in Egypt was not enough time! There is so much to see!
10 years ago
Wonderful trip to Sakkara and the Pyramids
We booked our tour with Your Egypt Tours after reading the previous reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. We had an amazing experience in Egypt and our guide Taha was friendly, knowledgeable and made our trip a memorable one. We would highly recommend Your Egypt Tours to others as they provided a first class experience and we would not hesitate to use them again when visiting Egypt.
Mamdouh Ismail was very knowledgeable and good company
I was really pleased with Your Egypt tours. They did exactly what they said they would. No messing around or extra costs. Very professional. Informative. Arranged at short notice. The Egyptologist guide, Mamdouh Ismail was very knowledgeable and good company. He also looked after us well. I would have no problem recommending them as a good company to deal with.
11 years ago
A fantastic pyramids tour with Your Egypt
We had the chance to visit Cairo at the beginning of August 2011. First, I want to say that Cairo is secure to visit right now. It is actually a great time to go, since there is not a lot of tourists, you almost get all the sites to yourselves, so do not hesitate to go!
We book a day tour of the pyramids with Your Egypt, following the great reviews it had on TripAdvisor. Our tour included the Giza pyramids, with the visit of the inside of Cheops pyramid and a camel ride, Saqqara and Memphis. All the sites were interesting: famous Giza and the Sphinx, fascinating Saqqara where you witness the evolution of the construction methods of the pyramids, and Memphis and the impressive statue of Ramses. We saw the pyramids of Dahshur from Saqqara. It can be an interesting addition to the tour we took, but you can see them pretty well from Saqqara.
Your Egypt delivered, from the booking process to the quality of the tour. Booking via email was effective; we received answers within 24 hours...and sometimes within one hour. All the email exchanges were very easy and the conditions of the tour were clear. Our guide, the excellent Mamdouh, was on time at our hotel and made the tour an unforgettable experience. He explained the particularities and the history of each site with passion and was super friendly. He has a great knowledge of Egyptian history. Thank you very much Mamdouh, we will not forget our fabulous day with you!
During the tour, all the conditions we had agreed on during the booking process were met. From the experience, we had, I can say that Your Egypt is a very reliable agency that provides high quality tours. I would definitely recommend them for touring the pyramids, but also other parts of Cairo (or Egypt) such as Islamic or Coptic Cairo. Going back, I would certainly book a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum with them
Excellent tours with fantastic guide.
Booked my 'pyramids' and 'sound light' tour with Your Egypt Tours, as a follow-up to a business trip, when I had the opportunity to spend a whole day in Egypt (Cairo) on my own.
Excellent guide Sahl and driver 'Romeo' where there to pick me up at my hotel, right on the agreed upon time.
We really took the time visiting all the sites (Memphis, Sakkara, Giza Pyramids, and Sphinx) with lots of interesting background stories from the guide and plenty of photo opportunities.
The guide was also excellent at keeping 'private salesmen' at a distance at the sites.
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