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Mit Rahina Village, Al Badrashin, Cairo

The Basics

On the site of ancient Memphis, the Mit Rahina open-air museum is an impressive, if bewildering, jumble of ancient statues. Highlights include an alabaster sphinx and beds used to mummify sacred bulls for the Serapeum temple at Saqqara.

Some tours enable travelers to check off the Giza pyramids, Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis in a day, but most visitors prefer to spread out the sightseeing. To move at a more leisurely pace, choose a tour of Memphis, Saqqara, and Dahshur, and save the other sites for another day. Most tours provide round-trip transport from Cairo or Giza.

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Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
$75.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great day with the pyramids
Nesma was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. As it was very foggy in the morning she decided to change the order of stops so we started with Sakkarah instead of Giza and it was just perfect! Also our driver Michael was very nice and took us to our destinations safely :) Thank you both for such a great day!
Claudia_G, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cairo

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We had great experience...
Abraham_G, Dec 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
We had great experience yesterday with Mohammed hammed . They came on time, car was clean and big. Everything was planned and my kids enjoyed a lot. He explained everything to us and showed us the best spots to take pictures.
star-4
everything was as promised
Iliana_A, Jan 2022
Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis, Sakkara and Dahshur
Everything went smooth and as expected, pick up was on time and we visited all sights. We did not feel rushed nor pushed to purchase extra tours.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Michael, Jan 2022
Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis, Sakkara and Dahshur
The tour was excellent and included all of the major sites we wanted to see. Also, the included lunch was great!
star-5
Half Day Tour to the Great Pyramid & the Sphinx.
James_Z, Jan 2022
Half Day Tour to Memphis,Saqqara & Dahshour Pyramids
Gabri, Summer with Egyptian Tours were very personable, professional, & informative. We had a lot of fun with them. We would highly recommend them.
star-5
Wonderful tour
Lana_S, Jan 2022
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Wonderful experience with a very knowledgable guide Mahmoud. Highly recommend if you want to really enjoy the day and get a lot of Egyptian history.
star-5
Very nice tour of pyramids
Alexandru_M, Dec 2021
Full Day Tour To Giza Pyramids Memphis City Dahshur and Saqqara Pyramids
Really enjoyed this experience. The tour was very well organised and our guide was excellent. He took the time to give us a good explanation around the pyramids. In addition we were welcomed with snaks & refreshments and also were offered best falafel in Cairo and tangerines.
star-5
Very nice
Andrea_G, Dec 2021
Private Day Tour to Memphis Sakkara and Dahshur from Cairo
Very nice, Mahmoud was an amazing guide and everything was done with maximum professionalism and in a timely manner
star-5
Great day!
Claudia_N, Nov 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Enjoyed the tour and very glad I booked to also see Memphis and Saqqara not just Giza, well worth it! Very friendly guide who provided a lot of info and great conversations. Would totally do it again next time I"m in Egypt!
star-5
Wonderful trip!
jesstseng130, Dec 2021
Half-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo
A wonderful and very informative day trip out! My tour guide Mohammed was very informative. The light lunch was great!
star-5
Excellent Tour
James_S, Aug 2021
Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids
I had a great time on this tour! My guide, Noha, was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable and adjusted the itinerary based on my interests. The tour operates exactly as described online, from the hotel pickup to the sightseeing. Dahshur, Saqqara and Memphis add a lot to get a more complete picture of ancient Egypt. Thank you again Noha!
star-5
Great tour
Kimberly_H, Dec 2021
Half-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo
I had an extra day in Cairo and I figured I would do this tour because it was short. I had gone to Saqqara the day. However I learned so much more with Ahmed who was my guide. He is very knowledgeable. He showed me so many things that the other guide completely left out. I'm glad that I did the tour. The "lunch" is nothing to write home about but the tour itself was pretty good.
star-5
Get a private guide for sure
Paul_D, Dec 2021
All inclusive Private Tour to Pyramids of Giza Sakkara Memphis,camel ride.lunch
Sarah was a great guide. She had a masters in Egyptian history. The driver was always there. Private trip is the way to go.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Memphis is a must-see for fans of ancient Egypt.

  • The attractions at the Mit Rahina open-air museum are sculptures, not architectural remains of the former city.

  • Some pieces from Mit Rahina will move to Giza's Grand Egyptian Museum, slated to open in 2020.

  • Mit Rahina is flat but sandy, possibly challenging for travelers who use wheelchairs or strollers.

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How to Get There

The Mit Rahina open-air museum sits around 18 miles (29 kilometers) south of downtown Cairo, 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Dahshur, and 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of Saqqara. Public transit can be difficult if you don’t speak Arabic. Most travelers visit on a full- or half-day tour from Cairo or Giza.

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When to Get There

A compact site, the Mit Rahina museum feels crowded much more quickly than the vast expanses of Saqqara and Dahshur. It’s open every day, morning through afternoon, with reduced hours during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. To enjoy the sculptures in relative solitude, visit early in the day.

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Key Ancient Egyptian Sites Near Cairo

While you’ll find ancient sites all over modern-day Egypt, they cluster around two areas: Cairo, the capital during the Old Kingdom period, and Luxor, the capital during the Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom periods. In Cairo, the three main royal burial grounds were at Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur. The pharaohs who built the pyramids lived in Memphis.

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