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Enjoy a stunning tour to Saqqara, Dahshur and Memphis. Enjoy a full-day tour exploring the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Discover the Bent and Red Pyramids of pharaoh Senefru at Dahshur. Explore the contents of the Open-Air Museum of Memphis, the first capital city of the Unified Egypt with your professional tour guide.
Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge
Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
Children from 12 years are considered adults
You will meet your guide at your hotel reception to commence your tour to Saqqara, Dahshur and Memphis.
Your first stop of your tour to Saqqara, Dahshur and Memphis will be at Saqqara. Saqqara, the sweeping necropolis and pyramid field of Memphis, the first Capital of Egypt, has been an important historical site for 5,000 years of Egyptian history. This large area about 20 miles south of Cairo features the small square tombs (Mastabas) of the kings of the First and Second Dynasties.
Most famously, the first king of the Third Dynasty, Djoser, asked his Vizier and Chief Architect to erect for him the first monument built entirely of stone in ancient Egypt. The result is the famous Step Pyramid of Saqqara and its surrounding funerary complex, which was enclosed by a huge wall, probably emulating that which surrounded Memphis itself.
Your second stop of your tour to Saqqara is at Dahshur. Located at a short distance from Saqqara, the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid at Dahshur were built for the Pharaoh Snefru, father of Khufu for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built.
The Red Pyramid is the first ‘true’ pyramid and it has the second-largest base of all Egyptian pyramids. What makes it yet more interesting is that it can be fully accessed, including the chance to see the burial chamber. There’s something special about exploring the cold and silent passageways inside the pyramid. Also, the Bent Pyramid was opened to the public recently. Do not go inside if you are not comfortable in an enclosed space.