4 hoursStart time
Your hotel in Cairo (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
Take a trip to Saqqara, originally a huge cemetery for the inhabitants of Memphis and home to the popular Step pyramid of Saqqara (the oldest pyramid in the world, and the oldest stone building) built by King Zoser. This tour, in the middle of the desert, will show you some of the wonderfully preserved buildings and artefacts from ancient Egypt.
In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the ancient capital city of Memphis located about 24 kilometres south of Cairo. Though little remains of this pharaonic city, the open air museum here is worth a visit. See the huge fallen image of Ramesses II at the museum. Founded around 3,100 BC, Memphis is the legendary city of Menes, the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt.
After exploring the historical city of Memphis, continue to Saqqara, the most ancient burial ground in Egypt. It is situated on a desert plateau crowned by Zoser step pyramid and its funerary complex including temples and tombs. It is the most ancient stone building in the world. Take a trip to the pyramid of Unas, the Serapeum and Mastabas, also known as the tombs of Nobles. The most famous of which is the tomb of Ptah Hotep, the tomb of Kagemni and the tomb of Mereruka.
After visiting Saqqara, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
A good trip which combined the museum and stepped pyramid....Mr Michael Trebble, United Kingdom, 10/Dec/2011
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