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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Half-Day Tour of Sakkara and Memphis
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
9:00 am (earlier or later departures are available until 10:00 am if required, please advise at time of booking
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
Sakkara was the main necropolis of the old kingdom era. It is a 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). you will learn in the complex the step pyramid the development of the royal tomb structure.
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. Moreover, you have the chance to enter the pyramid of Titi, where you can see the oldest form of the pyramid text on the chamber walls (4340 years old. written in the ancient Egyptian language
Memphis is your second destination to visit the open-air museum in the city. In Memphis, you will see the second-largest Sphinx in Egypt, known as the alabaster Sphinx, the lying colossus of Ramses II that is a masterpiece and a strong proof of how Egyptian sculpture reached its peak. You will also see many more monuments dug in this great city. Memphis was the first capital city of Egypt after the unity of the Southern and Northern kingdoms. Enjoy all the beautiful monuments on display in the open museum.
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
My daughter and I visited in Egypt in early January and organised a half day tour with Your Egypt tours to visit Sakkara and Memphis. We had a wondeful time and our guide, Taha, was fantastic. He was a fountain of knowledge and made the experience come to life. The tour ran very effiently and we were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. We would highly recoomend anyone going to Egypt to take a tour with Your Egypt tours.
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