Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids

Badge of ExcellenceCairo, Egypt
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From $40.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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


Many visitors to Egypt only see the Giza Pyramids, but you can explore some of the less-visited pyramids on this half-day tour to Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis. Avoid the hassle of haggling for transport and benefit from an Egyptologist’s expertise as you tour the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid at Dahshur, and Memphis, once the capital of ancient Egypt. Upgrade to add lunch.
  • Explore the pyramids at Saqqara and Dahshur with an Egyptologist guide
  • Visit the site of Memphis, the capital of Old Kingdom Egypt
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from addresses across Cairo and Giza
  • Choice of departure times: Pick the one that fits your schedule

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry Fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch at Local restaurant (Optional)
  • Tipping
  • Personal Items

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

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Pickup details

As per requested time our tour guide will be waiting inside the lobby of your hotel and he will be holding a sign showing our company name Emo Tours

What To Expect

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Memphis and Sakkara

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Bent Pyramid

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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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Fantastic visit to the oldest pyramids with a brilliant guide and driver. I strongly recommend this trip, Saqqara alone is worth it plus the chance to enter some wonderful decorated tombs and pyramids make it an amazing day out.


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The pyramids of dahshur...
Justin_O, Apr 2024
The pyramids of dahshur as well as Sakkara noble’s tomb were very impressive and interesting. Guide gave a good overview to be more well informed for the Giza pyramids visited later on.
Amazing tour !
David_B, Apr 2024
I had a great private tour with guide Mohammed and our driver. Mohammed is very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time and it was a privilege to visit Saqqara and Dahshur with hardly any other tourists. Memphis was also amazing. I recommend leaving your hotel at 8am and you will have Saqqara to yourself ! Don't bother researching other tours, just book this one 👍
A wonderful day out
David_B, Apr 2024
Fantastic visit to the oldest pyramids with a brilliant guide and driver. I strongly recommend this trip, Saqqara alone is worth it plus the chance to enter some wonderful decorated tombs and pyramids make it an amazing day out.
Awful experience
Cesar_N, Apr 2024
Terrible experience. The “guide” was just offering things I did not want. If I paid you is to guide me where we went, it was obvious how poor his knowledge was. After that, he took to my to an overpriced papiro store, where they didn’t let me buy just a small piece. I already paid for the tour so be prepared and stop trying to sell stuff
Desert Power!! With the best guide!
Carlos_C, Apr 2024
We been super super happy and fulfilled by this tour. Afifi (Habibi) is just the (officially!) best tour guide in Egypt. Not only as a guide but as impeccable guy . Full Egyptian History telling but/and also give us all necessary space and time to feel everything by our own. He chooses an spectacular typical Egyptian restaurant for our lunchtime on our way back hotel. Great hours. Ahh and 'bout Dahshur/Memphis/Saqqara? You just need to go and explore that. Desert Power Arrakis:)
Thoroughly enjoyable
dave_c, Mar 2024
Our guide Han? was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Climbing into the pyramids was ‘interesting’ but well worth the effort. We were given the option to stop off for lunch which we did and it was both lovely and sensibly priced. Overall we loved it.
It was difficult to understand the guide. Driver was great.
Roslyn_E, Mar 2024
Sakkara tomb was excellent. Dahshur a long drive but gave good opportunity to see surroundings. The first tomb very closed in but interesting.
Excellent tour of wonderful sites
Wallace_C, Feb 2024
Incredible tour of pyramids with Mona as our guide and Joseph as driver. Mona is an experienced archaeologist who have us wonderful commentary and great advice. Could not have been better. Fine lunch included.
Adventure outside of Giza
Ivo_M, Feb 2024
The driver and the guide tour were nice. Pick up from outside the hotel. Went first to the Red pyramid where I had the opportunity to get inside (a challenge as it's 65 meters down and up doing squats but nicer than the Giza pyramids). Then we went for the other pyramid in Dashur (chose to stay in the car park instead of walking around). Next stop Memphis and the only thing I saw there was an open museum with same statues. Next was Saqqara and the oldest pyramid of Egypt and the temple next to it. Finished the tour in a restaurant where we had some grilled meat and lots of sides to choose from. The guide told me to eat all of the meat even when I told here I was full. It was weird. But overall a good experience.
Family tour day
Gemma_S, Feb 2024
Very knowledgeable friendly guide. Itinerary was at our pace and included only what we wanted to see. Would recommend this tour 100%.
Amazing ! 10/10
Barry_T, Feb 2024
Excellent tour guide and driver, really enjoyable tour could not ask for anymore from this trip. Top class service from start to finish.
Great experience in and around Saqqara
jerryrabot1, Feb 2024
All memorable. Amazing day! Saqqara, Darshur and Memphis. Pyramids, ancient stories, celebration of Rameses II. Incredible architecture and design for antiquity.
Great day at Sakkara
THOMASL_S, Feb 2024
My guide, Afifi, was very knowledgeable and his English was very good. I learned a lot about Saqqara and Memphis and had a once in a lifetime experience of climbing through the very narrow and claustrophobic tunnel into the broken pyramid at Dahshur
Excellent Tour of Saqqara
Tyler_M, Feb 2024
I had a great tour with Sayed. He was very knowledgeable and personable. The only downside is the add-ons like carpet and papyrus factories. Just stay firm and say not interested.
Good experience, worth the money and time
Darwin_W, Feb 2024
Our guide knows a lot and could answer all questions we had, tour ran smoothly. Overall was a good experience
Good tour, excellent value for money
Clare_M, Jan 2024
Good tour, well organised, everything ran to time and the guide gave lots of interesting facts about Cairo as we drove to each venue
An awesome day in the ancient times
Jean_T, Jan 2024
Hamza was on time, very professional and gave us the explanations that suited our needs. He was respectful and caring. He loves what he does and he is extremely knowledgeable. He was also resourceful, we wanted to buy good quality souvenirs and he showed us an awesome place
Brilliant Guide
Anna_G, Jan 2024
We only have limited time but wanted to see as much of Egypt as we could. Brilliant tour! With amazing tour guide. She was brilliant and very informative. She went above and beyond to ensure we had all the information we needed and even stopped to get us some refreshments. Highly highly recommend.
Go for it!! Best tour guide ever!
Patricia_A, Jan 2024
Booked this online and lucked into Said as our tour guide. Truly the best guide you could ever dream of. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and genuinely welcoming. We learned SO much and if you are fortunate enough to get the same guide your day will be a personalized immersion into ancient Egypt. Definitely a recommend!!!
Saquhara tour
patrick_m, Jan 2024
This was a fantastic day out with a great guide and a courteous driver the pyramids are a must to see and we will be back again

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