Private Day Tour to Memphis Sakkara and Dahshur from Cairo

Badge of ExcellenceCairo, Egypt
Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See some of Egypt’s lesser-known pyramids on a private day trip from Cairo. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, hear about the ancient pharaohs and their burial grounds from your guide as you journey south to the necropolis of Dahshur. View the Red Pyramid and extraordinary Bent Pyramid here, and then explore the ruins of Memphis, once Egypt’s capital. Inspect the broken relics, columns and giant fallen statue of Ramses II, before continuing to Saqqara. Here, see the famous Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt’s oldest stone structure, before returning to Cairo.
  • Private day trip to Dahshur, Memphis, and Saqqara from Cairo
  • See the extraordinary ancient pyramids and archaeological sites south of Cairo
  • View the Red Pyramid and misshapen Bent Pyramid at the royal necropolis of Dahshur
  • Explore the remains of Memphis, an ancient capital of Egypt
  • Gaze at the Step Pyramid of Zoser at Saqqara, the oldest stone pyramid in Egypt
  • Learn about the pharoahs, burial rituals and architects behind the pyramids
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of a knowledgeable private guide

What's Included

  • Private Tour Guide
  • All transfers by modern air conditioned vehicle
  • All services charges and taxes
  • Any extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • The extra charge of Pick up from the hotels and points outside the city

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We can pick up clients from any centrally loacted Cairo and Giza hotels

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Deluxe Travel

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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275 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 275 reviews
Awesome tour outside Cairo
Brooke_O, Jan 2024
Mohammed led a fantastic tour. He was so humerous and knowledgeable. Took us to the most amazing tombs in Sakkara, as well as to various pyramids and Memphis. Highly recommend this half day tour.
Must Do !
Clara_R, Oct 2023
Must do tour! It was great to see how they started building the first pyramids and the large tombs are amazing! I would definitely say this is a must do tour, our guide Mohamed and driver Ihab were great, fun, nice and knowledgeable. Great experience
Older and more fun than the Giza Pyramids
Dustin_S, Oct 2023
Ahmed was a fantastic guide - funny, kind, patient, and very knowledgeable. We crawled inside two of the older pyramids and pretty much had them all to ourselves. The hieroglyphs in the tombs near the step pyramid were unlike anything else we saw in Egypt. Highly recommend taking this side trip.
Great time
Allen_B, Sep 2023
Awesome tour on our inaugural day in Cairo. We wanted something not covered on our pre-booked 10 day tour of Egypt and this one did not disappoint. Our guide, Hosni, was on time (important to us), very knowledgeable and insightful, with a kind manner and a wonderful sense of humor. His English language skills are also very good. We hit all the sights mentioned except we skipped the papyrus as we are doing that on our longer group tour and did not want to duplicate. The Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid were beautiful but a challenge to go into. The Bent Pyramid has bats so be careful!
Informative and interesting
Karen_D, Sep 2023
Henry Ayoub was a very informative and energetic host. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Hassle-free experience. We would recommend buying from the website as we tried app and it didn’t work.
Friendly and VIP experience
Charles_L, Jun 2023
I loved the care, the attention. We felt VIP service. The mini van was clean with water in ice good English from our guide. I recommend this tour. If you add extras to your trip, like the text pyramid, I recommend you pay for your entrances yourself.
Fantastic day
john_g, Jun 2023
Fantastic day, our guide Mohamed made the tour interesting and enjoyable. Going into the bent pyramid was unexpected and that was great though quite hard work, though glad we did it. Overall highly recommended.
Cannot ask for more from a tour company.
Albert_B, Apr 2023
A visit to fascinating sites like Saqqara and Dashur are impressive on their own merits, buthaving a highly knowledgeable and personable guide, an excellent driver, and clean, well maintained vehicle makes for a top notch experience. We rank this as top notch tour. and highly recommend it.
Amazing experience
Thomas_L, Jan 2023
It was an amazing experience. Mahmoud Badr was our tour guide in the 3 sites of Saqqara, Memphis and Dahshur. He is a great story teller and made us feel like we were back in the past as we watched all the sites. We had plenty of time to see everything and never felt rushed. Our driver Ghazal was also very friendly and funny. We felt totally safe. My wife and I would totally recommend this experience..
Pyramids without the crowds
Kyle_G, Dec 2022
We had a private day tour for the two of us with Rasha, which was nice. She was friendly and spoke good English. We felt a little rushed at some of the stops along the way, and some of the historical information seemed a bit off, but overall it was an ok experience. Afterwards we were given the option to go to an essential oils shop where we kind of felt pressured into buying from them, and then onto a shop that showed us how to make paper from papyrus, which was pretty cool. Long story short: be firm with what you want to see and do in order to have the guide accommodate you.
Thumbs up for the tour and Mahmoud.
Maryanne_B, Jul 2022
Great day out. Our guide Mahmoud was fantastic, very knowledgeable and very helpful. He tailored the day to suit us which was most appreciated. Would highly recommend the tour along with Mahmoud and the driver. thank you for a great day.
I wish I could take this tour again for the first time.
Steve_W, Mar 2022
Galal's tour was superb. His depth of knowledge was evident in his substantive insights and answers. He brought to life the day-to-day activities portrayed on the walls of the ancient Egyptian tombs and wrapped them into the pharaonic culture in which Egypt flourished for thousands of years. Galal was also flexible and expanded the sites on the itinerary to include gems not often visited by other groups. Galal's expertise, together with Omar's excellent driving through Cairo's crowded streets, made this tour stand out among the many I have previously experienced.
Excellent tour of Dahshur and Saqqara
Ross_N, Feb 2022
Great tour of Saqqara and Dahshur. I really enjoyed being able to walk around the pyramid sites, and the guide was very informative and helpful in explaining the history and development of the sites on the tour.
Very nice
Andrea_G, Dec 2021
Very nice, Mahmoud was an amazing guide and everything was done with maximum professionalism and in a timely manner
An amazing tour to valuable sites!
Myria_I, Aug 2021
The best of the tours we took due to the knowledge of our tour guide Titto! He was so inspiring and helped us to memorize information he gave us about the history. Our tour guide was a very kind person and cared to give us the best experience and general tips for Egypt. Thanks to him we know a lot more and love Egypt more! What we liked about this tour is that it included not so common and not so visited, but really valuable sites. We also appreciate our skillful driver Omar for his peacefulness while driving and the cleanness of the vehicle. Everything on this tour will be stored in our memory forever and we are so thankful for this experience!
Very Good!
Izabel_M, May 2021
Sérapéum are unforgatable! Mohamed was very important on this trip, a experience guide with egiptology knowledge. thank You so much!
Wealth of information
Michael_H, May 2021
Took tour with guide Walid and driver Anwar. When Walid realized that I was interested in history and culture, he talked not only about the sites, but of Egypt in general. I was very impressed.
Egipt with viator
Mihaela_D, Feb 2021
It dosen't offer everything they promisse and ask for extra money. The guide was ok. The objectives were interesting.
Response from Host, Feb 2021
Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking from your time to review our services on Viator. With more than 175 who booked this tour we received no such complain that we do not offer what we promise. If you felt that something was missing you could have notified the tour guide which you did not. As tour indicates pick up for the tour is from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels but you choose pick up from airport which entails extra cost. We sent you a message regarding this before the start of the tour and you did not object. You asked as well for drop off to a hotel near the airport which still is outside the range of the tour drop off but we did it for free. We appreciate if you book a tour to read carefully the details to avoid any disappointment. We regret that this caused your disappointment however we are always clear and all details about tours are clearly stated and we always provide what we promise.
Jennifer D, Jan 2020
Tour was great! LOVED our tour guide. (I can't remember her name) There was no lunch break for the entire day so come prepared!
Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo
angie_l, Dec 2019
A fabulous tour ! Our guide Mahmoud inspired us with his knowledge, his passion and his humour. We thoroughly enjoyed the papyrus school, the weaving school and the perfume factory. A great day !

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