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Saqqara & Memphis Tour: A Cairo Day Trip


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate
  • Ending Point

    Same as the meeting point  

Key Highlights

  • Explore the heart of Egypt’s Old Kingdom!
  • See the world’s oldest step pyramid in Saqqara!
  • Discover one of the most ancient royal burial grounds of the Egyptian civilization!
  • Check out the ancient capital of Lower Egypt: Memphis!
  • Marvel at the ruins of what was once the most powerful nation on Earth!
  • Meet your friendly and informative local guide!
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted


Become Indiana Jones during your Egypt vacation with the Saqqara & Memphis Tour: A Cairo Day Trip!

Roam the desert in search of priceless antiquities, ancient ruins, and other important historical sites! Enjoy comfortable, convenient, round-trip transportation from Cairo. And, visit some of the oldest archaeological dig sites in all of Egypt during your Cairo tour. If you consider yourself a genuine history buff, then this Saqqara and Memphis trip is one of the most exciting things to do in Cairo!

Meet your friendly, local guide at the reception area of the King Hotel before embarking on an archaeological expedition to Lower Egypt! Check out a cluster of step pyramids in Saqqara, including the oldest step pyramid in the entire world. Then, explore the ancient capital of Memphis, which served as the administrative hub of the Old Kingdom for well over a millennium. And, marvel at the ruins of what was once the mightiest empire known to man. It’s what to do in Cairo if you want to get out of the modern city and participate in an exciting, new adventure!


  • Saqqara & Memphis Tour: A Cairo Day Trip
  • A 4-hour guided tour to Saqqara and Memphis
  • General Admission to Saqqara and Memphis
  • Transportation
  • Live guide and commentary


  • Food and drink
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for your guide

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

So there is no last minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes early.

Please dress modestly, while considering the heat too. Shoulders and knees should be covered. Light fabrics like cotton are advisable.

This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12 people.

During Ramadan, the koshary restaurant may not be open. In that case, the koshary dish will be replaced by falafel sandwiches.

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 years can join this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 years will have to sit this one out.

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