MEMPHIS AND SAKKARA HALF DAY TRIP

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23 September 2018

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Discover Memphis and Sakkara, two of Egypt's most important archaeological treasures. Sakkara is home to the oldest pyramid in Egypt, and Memphis was the former capital founded in 3,100 BC. Memphis, founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more like a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. A 20 - 30-minute drive away from the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, home of Egypt's oldest pyramid. Built by Imohotep for pharaoh Zoser in 2650BC, the famous Step Pyramid is well preserved. Youregypttours.com qualified tour guide will give you a brief history of the site before allowing you free time to walk around the perimeter of the impressive structure. Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis? Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister's tomb, a queen's pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty founding king. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each site during the tour. In addition, you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.

Schedule Details:

Departure Time:9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 12:00pm (midday) if required, please advise at time of booking)

Departure Point:Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels

Duration:3 - 4 hours (approx.)

Return details:

Tour returns to original point of departure

Hotel Pickup:

Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.

 

   * Qualified Egyptologist guide

   * Entrance to Giza

   * Entrance to Sakkara

   * Lunch (if option selected)

   * Hotel pickup and drop off

   * Transport by air conditioned vehicle

   * Entrance to the Solar Boat Museum (if option selected)

 

   * tips (recommended)

   * Food and drinks, unless specified

   * Entrance to inside of the Pyramids (approximately EGP 300.00 - 100.00)

  • Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2019. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

  • Up to 2 years: FREE

  • Age 2 up to 6 years: 25% of adult price

  • Age 6 up to 12 years: 50% of adult price

  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price

  • Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents.

    If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

  • Reservations should be made as early as possible to guarantee your Egypt tour availability. Your booking will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25% of your trip price – for trips taking place during Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by credit card, wire transfer, or Western Union.

  • Tipping for a job well done is customary in Egypt, though not required. Please feel welcomed but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide.

Egypt 24 does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions canceled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you.