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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

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    Start your private tour with a hotel pickup in Cairo or Giza, and travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Giza Plateau. Head into the site with your Egyptologist guide and marvel at the pyramids. Take snaps and listen as your guide explains how these monumental tombs were built in around 2,500 BC for three pharaohs.

    Get free time to explore inside one of the pyramids independently (additional cost) — your guide is not permitted to accompany you. Alternatively, take a camel ride (additional cost) and absorb the sweeping views over central Cairo. 

    See the enigmatic Sphinx, and perhaps complete your visit with entry to the Solar Boat Museum (additional cost): home to the funerary boat of Khufu, the pharaoh for whom the largest Giza pyramid was built. Gaze in awe at the wooden boat, and learn how its remnants were discovered and reassembled by archaeologists.
Next, make the short drive to Sakkara, the home of Egypt's oldest pyramid, constructed in around 2,650 BC. Admire this incredible, stepped structure as you learn how it was built for the Pharaoh Djoser, and enjoy time to explore at leisure.
 

    Then, continue to Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital and administrative center until around 2,200 BC. View the UNESCO-listed sculptures and ruins in its outdoor museum, and behold the star turn: a spectacularly large, fallen statue of Ramses II. 

    During your day’s explorations, break for lunch (additional cost) and visit a papyrus institute to see the ancient craft of papyrus painting in action. Watch the artisans at work and perhaps buy some of the delicate artworks.

    Your day trip finishes with a drop-off back at your Cairo or Giza hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
    • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivan ;pick up from hotel and drop off.
    • Lunch (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
    • Entry/Admission - Gizeh Plateau
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance to the inside of the the great Pyramid is 300L.E currently, and liable to change without prior notice.
    • Camel rides at the Giza pyramids.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Private tour for two. Khalid was great at giving us Egyptian history and education. He was very well informed and helpful. Perfect for anyone wanting to have more privacy, while gaining knowledge about the ancient archeological sites.
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    This tour was fascinating! We learned so much about ancient Egypt. Fouyed was a fabulous guide. He was so knowledgeable and even added a stop at a carpet school, so we could see how Egyptian carpets are made.
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    It has been a lifetime dream for me to visit the pyramids and Egypt in general. We were picked up promptly by a driver and a very enthusiastic guide. On the way to the pyramids he gave us a lot of his background and what we could expect from the day so I was thrilled that we
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    Response from Roving783437, Public Relations Manager at Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara
    Responded Aug. 4, 2019
    Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback regarding your experience with our company. First of all, we would like to apologize for your unfortunate misunderstanding with the tour guide and that the day did not go according to your expectations. Our main goal is always your satisfaction and happiness with the experiences that you receive from our tours, which includes that our tour guides are attentive to your requests. Therefore, we truly hope that this misunderstanding did not affect your overall experience. Thank you again for your valuable review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Egypt soon.
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    Excellent last day in Egypt before flying home, we had spent most of our time in and around Luxor. We were met promptly from our overnight sleeper train which was above and beyond expectation, which meant our private tour began early avoiding much of the midday heat. We started
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    Had a great day with a local guide who was able to give us some great history on sites but was also quite flexible and accommodate. Would highly recommend.
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