Flying Carpet Tours gives you the chance to explore the famous Giza Pyramids and Sakkara Step Pyramid from Alexandria Port with Sakkara and Giza Pyramids Tour from Alexandria Port. Enjoy visiting the Giza Pyramids which are considered the most famous and mysterious constructions in the world, built 4,700 years ago as massive tombs by the orders of the Egypt’s pharaohs and date back to the Old Kingdom era. You will also be able to visit Sphinx and Valley Temple, located at Giza plateau. Moreover, explore Sakkara Pyramid which is one of the oldest structures in the world that was built in 2700 B.C by King Djoser.
Explore Sakkara Step Pyramid with Sakkara and Giza Pyramids Excursion from Alexandria Port, it was constructed by King Djoser 4,700 years ago, its height is 60m and it includes temples, chapels and courtyards. The Step Pyramid of Djoser was the first pyramid constructed by the Ancient Egyptians around 2700 B.C. It is a part of a fabulous mortuary complex that was constructed during the King Djoser in the third century, as it was built by the famous architect Imhotep, the structure of the pyramid consists of six layers which are gradually decreasing in size to the top and that’s the reason why it was called the Step Pyramid.
Visit the Giza Pyramids with Sakkara and Giza Pyramids Day Tour from Alexandria Port, the magnificent pyramids of Giza includes three pyramids, known as Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus pyramids; those Pyramids are a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World.
The first Pyramid is known by the great pyramid or Cheops Pyramid, it is the largest Pyramid in the whole world as it is approximately 146.5 meters high, it was constructed by approximately two million blocks of slopes and limestone, its stone parts were made accurately to fit each other. There are many stories that tell about the construction of this great pyramid; Herodotus said that this pyramid was built by more than 100,000 workers and it took about thirty years to be finished, however the other story says that this pyramid was built by farmers who abandoned farming due to the Nile River flooding that helped in transporting the stones to build it.
Visit Chephren Pyramid with Giza Pyramids and Sakkara Excursion from Alexandria Port, it is the second pyramid in size, it was built for Khafre, the son of Cheops and the third pharaoh of the 4th Dynasty around 2540 BC. Khafre is also known by the Greek name Chephren. However the pyramid is smaller than Cheops Pyramid but it appears larger because of its smooth limestone cap. There is no evidence that anyone was ever buried in the main chamber. No inscriptions have been found in the pyramid; however there is a sarcophagus in the main chamber. There are two entrances that lead into the pyramid which are placed one directly above the other.
Menkaure’s pyramid is the smallest pyramid of the Giza Pyramids, as its height is approximately 66 meter, moreover it is not similar to the other pyramids in its decoration and designing, therefore it doesn’t have many drawings and details like them. Menkaure’s pyramid chambers are more complex than those of Khafre and include a chamber carved with decorative panels and another chamber with six large niches. The burial chamber is lined with massive granite blocks.
Move to visit Sphinx which is almost as famous as the pyramids themselves with Giza Pyramids and Sakkara Trip from Alexandria Port, Sphinx is a massive statue that has the shape of lion in its body and a head of a Pharaonic man, it was believed that the head is belonging to the king Chephren, its body and head were symbolizing the strength and wisdom, but it wasn’t certain for what purpose this statue was made for or who exactly it is belonging to, Sphinx is one of the fabulous Pharaonic wonders, it was constructed in Giza at the entrance of the temples to guard the pyramids of Giza and the mysterious monuments inside them, it also consists of about 2,000 limestone blocks.
Finally you will visit the Valley Temple which was very important as it was the main entrance of the complex of the Giza Pyramids and it was also used as a connection between the complex and the Nile River by a canal, as well as it was an important part of the funerary complex which includes a mortuary temple and a burial chamber. The Valley Temple was built by massive pink blocks of the granite mixed with beautiful forming piers that are surmounted by a huge architrave.
Flying Carpet Tours Guide will Pick you up from Alexandria port by the cruise exit gate, he will escort you by air-conditioned van to a ravishing tour to Pyramids of Giza, beguile your eyes by visiting Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, Next Move to panoramic view of the pyramids, memorable photos available to the three pyramids together, proceed to the Sphinx, scout the valley temple, relax by having lunch at local restaurant, after Lunch your tour guide will escort you to the step Pyramid of King Zoser, Sakkara Pyramid, the world’s oldest major stone structure, have free time for shopping to buy souvenirs to Friends and Family, finally Flying Carpet Tours Guide will transfer you back to Alexandria Port to Catch your Cruise Ship.
- Pick up and drop off to Alexandria Port
- Air-conditioned van Alexandria port / Cairo / Alexandria Port
- Excursion to Giza Pyramids and Sakkara as mentioned at the above program
- Entrance fees to the above mentioned sites
- English speaking guide at the sites mentioned above
- One Lunch at local restaurant in Cairo
- Bottle of Mineral Water during Cairo Excursion
- All transfers in Cairo by air-conditioned Van
- All service charges and taxes
- Visa to Egypt
- Optional tours not mentioned at the above itinerary
- Prices are quoted per person in
- Extra fees will be applied to enter inside any of the Pyramids
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