Memphis was the first capital of Egypt when it was united by king Narmer in 3200 B.C. It remained the capital of Egypt for about 1,000 years. What remains of Memphis today is some ruins and small museums that have mainly the colossal statue of king Ramesses II (1200 B.C.) and the huge alabaster sphinx, weighing about 80 tons.
Around Memphis were different cemeteries (pyramid sites), the oldest of which is Saqqara with its Step Pyramid of Zoser (2700 B.C.), which is considered the oldest complete building of stone in history.!.
Another pyramid site is Dahshur the has (among others) the Bent Pyramid(105m), the most preserved pyramid of Egypt and the Red Pyramid (105m), the oldest true pyramid in history. Both pyramids were built by king Snefru (2600 B.C.), the founder of the fourth dynasty and the father of King Cheops.
On this full day tour to Memphis, Saqqara, and Dahshur you will be picked up by your private guide at 8 am in the morning. You will then proceed to Memphis in a private, modern a/c van (WiFi on board) and start visiting the following sights:
1. Museum of Memphis
2. Saqqara Step Pyramid Complex
3. Tomb of Kagemni in Saqqara
4. Pyramid of Teti in Saqqara (Pyramid Texts inside)
5. Red Pyramid in Dahshur (access included)
6. Bent Pyramid in Dahshur
Lunch is also included in this tour - in a local restaurant.
At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
We look forward to providing you with a memorable and very interesting tour to Memphis.