Pyramids and Tombs: Full-Day Tour to Saqqara from Cairo

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Enjoy the services of a highly-qualified, friendly, competent and licensed tour guide

Be driven around in a private A/C new model car by skilled drivers

Benefit from free bottled water

Ideal for those with a deep interest in Egyptian history and would like to learn about Saqqara

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Embark on this full-day tour in Saqqara and discover sites such as Zoser’s Funerary Complex, Imhotep Museum, Pyramid of Teti, Nobles tombs, Kagemni tomb, Tia tombs, Maya tombs, Horemhb tombs, Serapeum, and Unas’s Funerary Complex. 

Saqqara is one of the richest archaeological sites in Egypt. It covers a 7km-stretch (4.4 miles) on the West bank of the Nile River. Famous for its step pyramids, as the oldest and proto type for building pyramids in Egypt, built from more than 4700 years ago. Saqqara is the necropolis of the capital Memphis, a huge cemetery was an active building ground from Dynasty I funerary structures (3050 BC) to Coptic monasteries (6th century). Saqqara was not a necropolis only for humans, but also for sacred animals and birds. In addition to 11 pyramids, human and animal tombs, Saqqara has an uncalculated wealth of monuments still hidden beneath the windblown sand. 

Your day-trip to Saqqara will include visiting some of these major sites:  

Zoser’s Funerary Complex: the centerpiece of Saqqara. It is Egypt’s (thought the world’s) earliest stone monument (2687-2668 BC)designed and fashioned by the talented high official Imhotep. The complex has the first pyramid rose in six steps to a height of 60m (197 ft.). The Step Pyramid is surrounded by a vast funerary structures, covers 15 hectares (37 acres). 

Pyramid of Teti: is currently the only one open to visitors at Saqqara. Although Titi reigned for 20 years, His pyramid one of the smallest pyramids in Saqqara, but the decoration of the inner chambers reflects his long reign in the intricately carved hieroglyphic, its ceiling adorned with stars and its walls inscribed with beautiful hieroglyphs, known as the Pyramid Texts .Within the intact burial chamber, Teti’s basalt sarcophagus is well preserved (2374-2354 BC). 
  


Serapeum: is the name given to the galleries of tombs of the ‘Apis Bulls’, or the later composite god, Serapis. Apis was a god associated with fertility. The mummified bull was placed in a huge stone sarcophagus (80 tones). It is one of the highlights of visiting Saqqara. 

Philosophers’ Circle: Towards the serapium there is a sad-looking group of Greek statues, this is the remnant of a collection of philosophers and poets set up as a wayside shrine by Ptolemy I (305–282 BC) as part of his patronage of learning. 

Imhotep Museum: named after the great architect of the first Pyramid in Egypt. It was opened in 2006. Although it is small, but it has a beautiful collection of some of the best finds at Saqqara. 
 

Includes

 

All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle

Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle

Guide of your own language

All taxes & service charge

Lunch

 

Excludes

 

Entry fees for the following (paid in EGP on site)

the area 80 EGP (40 EGP Kids (6-12), students or teachers. Kids up to 6 years are free)

Private tickets for Serapeum 100 EGP (50 EGP Kids (6-12), students or teachers)

Meriruka tomb 50 EGP (25 EGP Kids (6-12), students or teachers)

3rd group (Brothers, Birds & Butchers tombs) 40 EGP (20 EGP Kids (6-12), students or teachers)

4th group (Tia, Maya & Horemhb tombs) 30 EGP (15 EGP Kids (6-12), students or teachers)

Gratuities

 

 

Highlights

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • Pyramid of Teti
  • Serapeum
  • Philosophers’ Circle
  • Imhotep Museum

Route

  1. Cairo