Find out how the building of the pyramids developed and visit the pyramid included in Saqqara, the Step pyramid, the pyramid of “King Snefru” and the great Giza pyramids guarded by the Sphinx.
Giza Pyramids, Saqqara and Dahshur
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Departure & Return Location
From / to any Hotel in Cairo or Giza
Small bottle of Mineral Water (600 ML)
Pick up services from your hotel & return
All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English-speaking Egyptology guide
Lunch Meal at Good quality Local Egyptian Restaurant
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
All taxes & service charge
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Lunch at Good quality Egyptian local restaurant with the Menu of Mix Grill and Molokheya Soup
What To Expet?
Our Spt Tours certificated tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to let you discover how the pyramids built developed.
Starting from the Step pyramid of "King Djoser" in Saqqara, The bent Pyramid in Dahshur, the red pyramid of "King Snefru" and ending with the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Due to reduce the infection of COVID-19 SPT Tours will obligate the following
1. Providing face masks and hand sanitizers to all the Tour Participates & our Staff.
2. Hand Sanitizers will be available during the tour.
3. Enforced social distancing.
4.Reducing the capacity of vehicles to be 50 % from Normal Capacity.
5. All vehicles will be Sanitized regularly during the tour.
6.All Restaurants will provide Single use utensils.
7. All the Restaurant will be sanitized regularly.
8. All the Archaeological Areas will be sanitized regularly by Egyptian Government.
Our Certificated SPT Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby (Time Can Be customized) and pick up you to Saqqare area which located around 30 Km from Cairo Center where the oldest complete stone building complex known in history was built Djoser's step pyramid which built during the Third Dynasty.
The area contains a vast of monuments and most popular are which you will visit in this tour including
Step Pyramid: This 6-tier, 4-sided structure is the earliest colossal stone building in Egypt. It was built during the Third Dynasty for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser. The pyramid is the central feature of a vast mortuary complex in an enormous courtyard surrounded by ceremonial structures and decoration.
The Pyramid of Teti : The Pyramid of Teti is a smooth-sided pyramid situated in the pyramid field at Saqqara in Egypt. It is the second known pyramid containing pyramid texts.
The Pyramid of Unas: is a smooth-sided pyramid built in the 24th century BC for the Egyptian pharaoh Unas, the ninth and final king of the Fifth Dynasty, It is the smallest Old Kingdom pyramid, but significant due to the discovery of Pyramid Texts, spells for the king's afterlife incised into the walls of its subterranean chambers. Inscribed for the first time in Unas's pyramid, the tradition of funerary texts carried on in the pyramids of subsequent rulers, through to the end of the Old Kingdom, and into the Middle Kingdom through the Coffin Texts that form the basis of the Book of the Dead.(Opening Hours from 08:00 to 12:00)
Kagemni tomb: He held a great number of titles. He was an overseer of the two houses of gold and an overseer of the two treasuries. He also held several religious positions, including that of High Priest of Re and Stolist of Min. Other duties were related to the royal palace: overseer of the two chambers of the king's adornment, director of the Mansions of the White and Red Crowns and keeper of the head ornaments. As vizier, Kagemni also held the positions of overseer of the scribes of the king's documents, overseer of all the works of the king, and overseer of the six great courts, He was buried in the largest mastaba constructed of large blocks of limestone. Part of the mastaba consists of a chapel with six rooms, a pillared hall, five magazines, two chambers containing boats, a serdab and a staircase which gives access to the roof. The chapel walls are decorated and so are the walls of the burial chamber, which was located at the bottom of a shaft. The burial chamber contained an inscribed stone sarcophagus with a wooden coffin inside it.
After Finished Saqqara Area you will be transferred to Dahshur Area is a royal necropolis located in the desert on the west bank of the Nile approximately 40 kilometres south of Cairo. It is known chiefly for several pyramids, two of which are among the oldest, largest and best preserved in Egypt, The Dahshur pyramids were an extremely important learning experience for the Egyptians. It provided them with the knowledge and know-how to transition from step-sided pyramids to smooth-sided pyramids. Ultimately their breadth of experience would allow them to build the Great Pyramid of Giza the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing to this date.
The first of the Dahshur pyramids was the Bent Pyramid, built under the rule of King Sneferu, the Bent Pyramid was the first attempt at building a smooth sided pyramid, but proved to be an unsuccessful build due to the miscalculations made on the structural weight that was being placed onto the soft ground (sand, gravel, and clay) which had a tendency to subside. Other calculations that were proven to be erroneous were that the blocks being used were cut in such a manner that when placed onto the pyramid their weight was not distributed appropriately, causing the angle of the pyramid to be off and achieving the name “the Bent Pyramid”
The Red Pyramid, also called the North Pyramid, is the largest of the pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis, Named for the rusty reddish hue of its red limestone stones, it is also the third largest Egyptian pyramid, after those of Khufu and Khafra at Giza. It is also believed to be Egypt's first successful attempt at constructing a "true" smooth-sided pyramid.