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Cairo: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

Cairo: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

Activity provider: Ramses tours

From US$ 40 per person

Explore the first pyramid built in Egypt - the "Djoser Step Pyramid'' - which acted as a template for the later pyramids at Giza and Dashur.

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup at your hotel in Cairo
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Step Pyramid of Djoser, considered to be Egypt's oldest pyramid
  • Visit Memphis, the first capital city of Egypt
  • Travel in comfort in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
Full description
Begin by visiting Sakkara and the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which dates back to 2600 BC under the 3rd Dynasty. It is considered the oldest stone structure and it was built for king Djoser. Proceed to visit Memphis, which was the first capital city of Old Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II at Memphis. On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of Dahshur. Travel in comfort back to your hotel. Cairo has so much to see, feel, eat and buy, so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary, let the local operator know if there is anything you would like to add to your itinerary.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • All transfers by modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites (if option is selected)
  • All services charges and taxes
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • It is necessary that you wear flat, closed, and comfortable shoes whilst taking this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Great time with the fam, visited with my mom, sister, and husband. We went inside the Bent Pyramid and it was a little tough (though still very do-able). You have to go down a small tunnel 80 meters (stooping the whole way, but there are little ladder-like rungs so it's easy to not fall), then go up maybe 5-6 flights of stairs, then go through another tunnel about 8 meters that you must crawl through on your hands and knees (and you will get all chalk-dusty), and then up another 2 sets of stairs and then you're there! Anyway the guide was quite knowledgable, the tour did end about two hours earlier that advertised- I think this is because we opted to skip lunch and do that on our own after the tour, and because we declined going to some rug factory or perfume factory or something like that, I don't remember what it was that was offered. I didn't want to do any of those factory stops because I don't like to buy souvenirs, especially large ones. Anyway we all had a nice day!

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April 4, 2022

A lot to see in a say but very do-able. Starting in Memphis with some time to meander around pieces and parts and then to Dashur for the Red and Bent Pyramids. Enter both and take a good look. Finally to Saqqara for Step Pyramid and surrounding structures. Also worth a look inside. Our guide was Michael and very informative. He moves fast for old folks but he’s great with questions. Farouk was driver and maneuvered around with ease. A great day and a good value. We finished early and ended up at both essence shop and papyrus shop but really no pressure at either place and I’m sure these add ons could be politely declined. A great educational day.

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April 29, 2021

We had a most enjoyable time on this tour. Our guide, Mena was excellent. He happily imparted his knowledge in a humorous and informative way, and answering our questions. We had ample time to stroll around the various locations, accompanied by Mena to point out the things of note. My one criticism would be lack of air conditioning in our transportation, as promised.

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March 9, 2020

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