Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, the Ancient Capital of Memphis, and Dahshour Pyramids Day Tour

Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, the Ancient Capital of Memphis, and Dahshour Pyramids  Day Tour
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$29
Duration: 7 hours
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Travel like a local while you view and explore some of the city’s most iconic features, Enjoy the awe-inspiring pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Sphinx, travel to the famed city of Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt and the less-visited pyramids of Dashour. An experience to leave you with lasting memories of some of the world's most fascinating cities.

In the morning you will be met at your hotel by your Egyptologist for further exploration of historic Cairo start with the less-visited pyramids at Dashour, including both the unusual Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, which was built by the father of Cheops

Proceed to Memphis - the ancient capital of Egypt in Pharaonic times, and the chosen city of the God Ptah. Here you will see the marvellous Alabaster Sphinx and the Colossus of Ramses II, then proceed to the iconic Pyramids of Giza. The Pyramids of Giza are perhaps the only true rival to the Great Sphinx when one thinks of ancient Egypt and its architecture. The Valley of Giza, with its wonderful monuments, is truly a marvel of architectural prowess. The three largest pyramids located in the valley consist of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb dedicated to a different king of Egypt.

All three pyramids were built during the Third and Fourth Dynasty; these structures resulted from a monumental effort by the king (and his sons). The Pyramid of Khufu has a base which covers roughly a nine acre area (approximately 392,040 square feet). The Pyramid of Menkaura, unlike the other pyramids, has granite covering one tier of its base. The Pyramid of Khafre had a two-tiered base encased in granite, Then embark on a voyage to Pharaonic times to The Sphinx, the largest single block sculpture of all time where you will visit the funerary Valley Temple to which the Sphinx stands guardian. The Sphinx was carved from one solid piece of limestone, and measures 50 meters (164 Feet) in length and 22 meters (72 Feet) in height. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Travel like a local while you view and explore some of the city’s most iconic features, Enjoy the awe-inspiring pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Sphinx, travel to the famed city of Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt and the less-visited pyramids of Dashour. An experience to leave you with lasting memories of some of the world's most fascinating cities.