After a hearty fully-catered breakfast you meet your local English-speaking Egyptologist for the drive out west.
Today's private tour takes you to Sakkara, Memphis, and Dashur.
At the ancient burial site of Sakkara, you'll discover the recently renovated and now open to the public oldest complete stone building complex known in history; The Step Pyramid of Djoser.
Also at the necropolis, you'll visit the subterranean Serapeum of Saqqara, a burial place of sacred Apis bulls, and the 4,000-year-old Tomb of Mehu which was discovered in 1940 but only recently opened to visitors. It is one of the most beautiful tombs in the necropolis.
Additionally, we have made special arrangements for our guests to visit the Tomb of Nefer, the Supervisor of Artisans during the 5th Dynasty.
You'll enjoy a local Egyptian lunch at a restaurant of excellent repute before continuing onward to the ancient capital of Memphis to see the Mit Rahina open-air museum with its display of ancient statues and The Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. Also on display is a magnificent 33-foot limestone statue of the reclining Ramses II who reigned from 1279 to 1213.
Then you'll head further south to the royal necropolis of Dashur to visit the recently reopened Red Pyramid, the largest of the three major pyramids, also called the North Pyramid.
Finally, a visit to the nearby Bent Pyramid before returning to your luxury hotel in Cairo for a restful and reflective overnight. You're able to explore the interior of both of these pyramids if you'd like.
Attempting to see any more than these sites today would be overkill. You'll be exhausted, and let's not forget sight of the fact that apart from this journey being a great exploration, it is also your vacation and in our 'new world', "Slow Travel is the New Luxury."
Finally, to appropriately set your expectations, it is worth being aware that the major monuments close to the public by sunset and in October/November/December, the sun sets around 5pm local time.
As your private tour comes to an end, at your request, we can pass by an off the beaten path souvenir store where the salespeople are unhurried and not pressurizing in any way at all. That's entirely up to you.
Whatever your choice, rest relatively early tonight because tomorrow is an early start and a moment in time that you will not easily forget!