Cairo

6- Hours Half Day Tour To Sakkara & Memphis & Dahshur

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6 Hours half day tour to Sakkara Memphis Dahshur with private tour guide
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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Egypt’s ancient capital and the pyramids of Dahshur and Sakkara on a half-day excursion. After convenient pickup at your Cairo hotel, travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an Egyptologist guide to the pharaohs’ graveyard at Sakkara. Peek inside the Red Pyramid of Dahshur and marvel at Memphis’ massive limestone statue of King Ramses II—all on one affordable and hassle-free private tour.
  • Experience Egypt’s ancient capital of Memphis with an expert Egyptologist
  • See the Dahshur Pyramid and Sakkara’s City of the Dead on a half-day tour
  • Have a hassle-free outing with an air-conditioned private car and driver
  • Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private A/C vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Tipping
  • Lunch (Optional)
  • Guide (Optional)
  • Entry Fees ( Optional)

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

As per confirmed pickup time you will find our tour guide waiting for you and he will hold a sign showing our company name

What To Expect

Cairo

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Memphis and Sakkara

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Bent Pyramid

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Alabaster Sphinx

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Cairo

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Entry fees includes basic area only
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Reviews

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Get the complete history!
Kay_F, Apr 2024
This is an awesome tour that you should absolutely do if you are interested in Egyptian history. You get to visit the earlier, less crowded, and just as interesting pyramids outside of the Giza ones everyone knows and learn about the ancient city of Memphis. The tour guide, Merna, was really knowledgeable and fun and really made the experience great.
Great tour from Cairo
Jason_W, Apr 2024
Great service, pickup direct from the hotel. Clean and comfortable car with a friendly and professional driver took us to all the sights and helped explain the tickets and what to see and do.
The tour you need
Andres_Z, Mar 2024
Amazing tour. Driver and guide were very professional. We learned a lot and enjoyed the whole day, dismissing with a superb lunch. Very recommended.
Entry ticket a con for Saqqara
amanda_b, Mar 2024
So after a guided tour the previous day to the Giza pyramids, museum, and stop off at papyrus place, perfume and gift shop we decided to just book a driver to see Memphis, Dahshur and Sakkara and do it ourselves. Mohamed was an excellent safe driver and my rating is not for him as he was excellent and all was good until Sakkara. The tickets listed outside mention several tombs but was told all inclusive was for everything 900 - so were extremely disappointed when entering the pyramid to be told our tickets didn’t include that it was an additional charge of 440 for the 2 of us to go inside. We’d come this far and in the grand scheme of things just decided to pay the additional however were told they would not accept cash and we needed to get a ticket which was back at the beginning best part of a 20 minute walk- which when it was 33 degree heat something we were not prepared to do. I found it totally ironic that they accept any currency in Egypt even beg for money in the toilet so you can get a piece of toilet tissue and yet won’t accept cash to see inside the pyramid- or have tickets based at the entrance- no pricing is transparent and it’s all a con. A real shame as the driver was excellent so please ensure you get the correct ticket and don’t get caught out. These pyramids are nicer than the commercial Giza ones, where it’s just like a market and you are constantly bonbarded with requests for camel or horse rides on these very poor and sad looking animals- it’s Egypt way of life I was just a little shocked to see it all.
Think twice before booking. Spend the extra $$ for other tours
Rosario_L, Mar 2024
At first, the trip was going well. Don’t get me wrong, you’re paying for a $40 dollar tour so you’ll get what you paid for. However, things started getting weird when her “card didn’t work” and asked us for payment method. Even tho, the post of the tour states the admission fees were already taken care at booking. It’s very uncomfortable handing over a card to the tour guide then standing in line with her…. Like, I could’ve just did it myself. So I decided to read the reviews of this tour while I was on the tour (which I should’ve done beforehand.) YES she took us to a carpet making class to see little homeless kids make carpets and then be hustled to sales pitch with a “free drink” and a sales guy that doesn’t understand NO we are on a tour for Pyramids. Also, the tour guide didn’t even explain anything new, just read off the signs, she kept repeating the same things over and over again. She was becoming more and more annoyed. “I told you already.” Lastly, we had to make a pit stop to get her a minutes cards for her phone. All very unprofessional. But again, it’s a $40 dollar tour. ALSO, TAKE SMALL BILLS EVERYWHERE YOU GO. Do not trust anyone.
Thank you Muhammad
Gong_C, Mar 2024
A good half-day trip. Muhammad, the tour guide, explained everything in details, and he was willing to exchange ideas with me on many questions. A good experience!
Great experience with a nice lunch at the end
Viktoria_A, Mar 2024
Mahmoud our tour guide was very nice and took good care of us. The driver was very careful and we felt very safe too. Mahmoud explained everything nicely and gave us time to explore on our own too. We then went to a lovely local restaurant that had great food. Our friends who bought the same tour didn't have the same experience and were taken to another restaurant that wasn't very good. We asked the guides to take us in the restaurant but that didn't happen. That was disappointing...
Average tour, average tour guide, average lunch
Krisztian_K, Mar 2024
We visited Sakkara, Memphis open air museum and Dahshur as promised. Unfortunately we have been separated from our hotel friends with whom we have booked this tour and despite the negotiations that at least have the lunch together, it has not happened. The lunch was average and we had to pay for the water at the restaurant. It was good that we were able to skip the carpet factory. We were not able to enter the Sakkara step pyramid as it was not included in the price despite it was said that all entrance tickets are included. Jasmine, our tour guide, gave a short description on every sites, but when we asked her any additional questions then she mostly repeated what she said before.
Must go!
Sandi_V, Mar 2024
All was more than perfect, Sakkara is my favourite! Guide Lulu was more than great! We were happy to meet her🙏🙏 Thanks again!
Awesome.....said by a 4 year old!
John_K, Feb 2024
The tour was amazing. Salwa is an incredible guide...so good with the kids and so passionate. Great value...9 people in all. Adel is a very reliable, safe driver and trustworthy. We will use them again.
Great tour, made better by a brilliant team
Michelle_M, Feb 2024
Can't say enough good things about our tour today with guide Andrew and driver Akhmed! They were on time, so friendly and communicated so well with us. We got loads of information at each site, all of our questions were answered and we never once felt rushed. We had a brilliant day with them and the sites were absolutely fascinating, highly recommend!
Great
oastainrod, Feb 2024
A Fabulous day, amazing experience thanks to the great guide - thank you! Would definitely recommend!
Check the tickets online in advance
Rocio_M, Feb 2024
In general was okish but I will give you 2 starts because the following reasons 1. I purchased the option Driver+Guide+ Entrances. Guide at some point of the tour started to mention the best pyramid I could get into but, it wasn’t included in the tour and it was an extra ticket. He charged me extra E£ 850 for the ticket (which I insisted to buy but he said he needed to buy it with his card because he was so nice that will get me a special price) The true is that the pyramid is included in the general entrace….. It is annoying to be taken as an idiot. 2. The english of the guide was some times not clear and when I asked something, his answer was “ I told you already” which probably he thought he did. I don’t expect people speak perfect english everywhere I go but, I am paying a fair amount of money to get an english speaker guide. Note: Tickets can be purchase online.
Excellent tour with a kind and wonderful driver
Anila_E, Feb 2024
I would say this tour was the most pleasant one we had in Cairo. Our driver 'Said' or 'Syed' was a sweet man and he was waiting for us at our hotel reception exactly on time. His driving was calm and cool and we never had such a peaceful ride when we were in Cairo. Also he is very knowledgeable and experienced and told us many things about the places we visited. He gave us detailed history and explained many things to us. He was very informative and helpful. He even helped us buy some local things and very very sweet, kind and professional. We really loved our tour with Mr. Syed and we would love to recommend him to everyone.
A brilliant tour.
Greg_A, Feb 2024
An excellent trip. The driver was the safest we have been with in Egypt. Our guide (Tober) was excellent with a tremendous knowledge of the sites that we visited. He allowed us the flexibility to visit areas of particular interest to us, and was able to answer our questions regarding particular details. The meal at the end of the trip was far better than we had anticipated. The whole day was great value for money compared with other companies and I would strongly recommend this tour group.
Fascinating tour
Kevin_F, Feb 2024
Very enjoyable tour - fascinating sites. Relaxed and less crowded than Giza. The Sakkara and Darshur pyramids have a wonderful atmosphere. Great experience.
Excellent trip, really worthwhile
Jill_F, Jan 2024
The guide was excellent and most comprehensive, however when you book make sure you ask for a car with seatbelts. The first driver that arrived didn’t have them for the back seat and we had wait for another car
Great for exploring more of Egyptian history.
Jennifer_M, Jan 2024
Saqqara was a wonderful place to explore. The museum of Imhotep was fabulous. We skipped the Memphis part of the tour to spend more time there. An added bonus was the absence of tourists in comparison to Giza. Our driver Abdullah was excellent, happy to let us change the itinerary to suit our interests. He even bought us lunch before he dropped us back at our hotel.
Standard tour
Olivia_T, Jan 2024
Pleasant tour but was advertised as being much longer than it actually was. Granted, might have been due to skipping the usual shopping spots but I thought lunch would be provided or included since I didn’t see it as an option, when it said lunch was optional. The guide was pleasant, took good photos, and up on her history and the driver was competent
Amazing - Must to when visiting Cairo
Inas_H, Dec 2023
Mariam and our driver were amazing and really helped us enjoy our time. The tour was ordered perfectly and in the right amount of time. We felt looked after and learned so much from our time with Mariam. You won’t regret doing this!
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