Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Camel and Jeep Adventure - Route of the Pharaohs

Duration: Half Day

pyramids of giza, saqqara, camel and jeep adventure - route of the pharaohs

Spend a day familiarising yourself with the beauty of the desert and the mysteries of the pyramids during your holiday in Egypt. This wonderfully diverse tour of the Giza Plateau and Sakkara will take you via coach, jeep and camel caravan across golden sands and rural landscapes for an exotic adventure to remember.

Leaving the ancient city of Alexandria behind you on a luxury air-conditioned coach, you will be driven through vast expanses of desert and cultivated land before reaching the magnificent city of Cairo, the largest city in Egypt. Your first stop is the Western Plateau of Giza to see the awe-inspiring Pyramids, which were erected by the pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mykerionos in the 4th Dynasty.

The Great Pyramid (Pyramid of Cheops), also known as Khufu's Pyramid or the Pyramid of Khufu, is the largest and most spectacular of all, and is considered an architectural masterpiece. It is also the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. Inside the pyramids and surroundings mastabas lie tombs of royal family members and officials, which are vigilantly guarded by the legendary Great Sphinx. These majestic monuments are national symbols of Egypt and a testament to the grand scale and engineering of ancient Egyptian architecture. Prepare to be awe-struck!

We drive onwards through more rural areas towards Sakkara Country Club, where an air-conditioned 4X4 jeep will be waiting to take you into the heart of the desert to meet your camel caravan. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as an experienced camel driver leads your camel across the vast, rolling sand dunes in caravan formation, travelling in the steps of the desert-dwelling Bedouins who have survived for centuries in this desolate, harsh environment.

You will finally head back to Sakkara Country Club, where you can enjoy rest and relaxation as a country club style lunch is served.

After lunch you will proceed to Sakkara, a section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. This vast, ancient burial ground comprises Step Pyramids (the earliest Egyptian stone-built pyramid) and a number of mastabas (Ancient Egyptian tombs with flat roofs and sloping sides). One of the highlights of this area is the Step Pyramid of King Zoser (Djoser) of the 3rd Dynasty. This historic monument is believed to be the oldest stone building in the world.

On the way back to Cairo, you will stop at a Papyrus Institute to observe a fascinating demonstration of the ancient art of paper making from reeds. There will be free time for souvenir shopping before returning to Alexandria.

Egypt Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £679 per person
Mercure Luxor Karnak + movenpick media city

Mercure Luxor Karnak + Movenpick Media City

Start your Egyptian adventure in enigmatic Luxor and discover its world of treasures while staying in a top four-star...

From £749 per person
superior swiss inn radamis i nile cruise + movenpick media city

Superior Swiss Inn Radamis I Nile Cruise + Movenpick Media City

Sail the vast, mystical waters of the great River Nile while enjoying luxury the Pharaohs could only have dreamed about....

From £809 per person
le meridien pyramids + sofitel old winter palace

Le Meridien Pyramids + Sofitel Old Winter Palace

Le Méridien Pyramids is beautifully located offering unmatched views of the ancient Pyramids of Giza. Set just a...

From £839 per person
superior swiss inn radamis i nile cruise + maritim jolie ville kings island luxor

Superior Swiss Inn Radamis I Nile Cruise + Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor

Live your childhood dreams and take a week's cruise on the waters of the magical River Nile. Discover the secrets of...

From £859 per person
le meridien pyramids + superior swiss inn radamis i nile cruise

Le Meridien Pyramids + Superior Swiss Inn Radamis I Nile Cruise

A gentle cruise along the legendary River Nile in a vessel built with every imaginable luxury is what you will get...

From £869 per person
superior swiss inn radamis i nile cruise + le meridien pyramids

Superior Swiss Inn Radamis I Nile Cruise + Le Meridien Pyramids

Start your Egyptian adventure with a trip down the River Nile on the Superior Swiss Inn Radamis I Cruise Ship where you...

Talk to a specialist

anthony

Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 21:00 GMT

Related articles for Egypt

Marriott Hotels gives you 20 great reasons to travel to Egypt

Marriott International is offering travellers to Egypt some tempting summer discounts between now and September 30. As if discounted travel to a bucket-list destination wasn’t tempting enough, Marriott has also compiled 20 great reasons to visit Egypt, including a number of decadent experiences guests can have at Marriott properties.

Egypt simplifies travel with new e-visa system

A new e-visa service introduced by the Egyptian government has made it easier than ever for travellers from the UK to arrange trips to Egypt. UK citizens can now obtain an entry visa by completing a simplified online application rather than applying on arrival or in advance at the Egyptian Consulate.

Thomas Cook increases air travel to Egypt with new flight from Bristol to Hurghada

As booking for holidays to Egypt rise by almost 90 percent, Thomas Cook widens its already ample flight service to North African nation. The British travel company recently added a new trip Hurghada Airport. The first flight of the service departed from Bristol on 2nd May with over 200 passengers.