Private Day Tour to Giza and Saqqara with Guide
Experience an enchanting guided expedition that will transport you back in time to the realm of ancient Egypt. Your adventure begins with a visit to the Pyramids and Tombs of Sakkara, a town steeped in history and renowned for its countless cemeteries. Sakkara itself holds the prestigious title of being the storied necropolis of Memphis, where pharaohs of old found their eternal rest.
As you journey deeper into this captivating world with our expert guides, you'll have the privilege of exploring the inner sanctum of the Pyramid of Teti. This towering architectural marvel, standing tall at over 50 meters with a base spanning more than 70 meters, holds within its smooth-sided walls inscribed texts of immense historical significance. It is, in fact, the second pyramid ever discovered to feature such intricate pyramid texts, the first being the Pyramid of Unas. These inscribed texts reveal a treasure trove of spells meticulously crafted to ensure the safe passage of the King into the afterlife.
But your adventure doesn't end there. As you move on, you'll encounter the Tomb of Kagemni, a monumental testament to the brilliance and significance of Kagemni-Memi, who held the esteemed positions of Chief Justice and Vizier under the rule of Pharaoh Teti. These roles were the pinnacle of ancient Egypt's bureaucratic hierarchy, a testament to the trust and confidence that Pharaoh Teti had in Kagemni-Memi. Furthermore, Kagemni-Memi enjoyed the unique privilege of being the Pharaoh's son-in-law, further solidifying his influence and importance. The Tomb of Kagemni, nestled alongside the "street of tombs" near the Pyramid of Teti, is adorned with intricate carvings that narrate the history of a bygone era. It stands as a hallowed burial ground for some of the most distinguished officials of ancient Egypt, offering a glimpse into the opulent past of this remarkable civilization.
As your journey with us unfolds, you'll embark on a camel ride that will take you through the captivating landscape, offering breathtaking vistas of the Giza pyramids. Here, the Sphinx, with its enigmatic visage, stands sentinel, gazing resolutely from east to west. A fusion of the human head and the lion's body, the Sphinx is a true wonder of ancient engineering and artistry. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the Trinity Pyramids within the pyramid complex, commencing with the Great Pyramid of Giza, commonly referred to as the Pyramid of Cheops, followed by the Pyramids of Chephren and Mycerinus. These architectural marvels are living testaments to the incredible achievements of the ancient Egyptians.
WiFi in your van
25 minute camel ride in Giza
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What's not included
Food and drinks, unless specified
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Pickup time at 8am
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Dress code is smart casual