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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt
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Full-day tour to Giza Pyramids Memphis and Sakkara
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This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti and the deep underground Persian Tombs.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sakkara is one of the most historical places where the monuments history goes back to 7000 years Guides are so helpful and everything there is less priced than the great pyramids area, u can book small horse/camel ride for USD5, also u can purchase a...More

Thank Tarek A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This attraction is very interesting and fun. Like the Giza Plateau, it brings out that feeling of absolute wonderment over what this place must have looked like in its prime. There's much more here than just the step pyramid. There are other pyramids, first of...More

Thank travelcommando
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are actually a few pyramids at this site, as this is where the Egyptians were learning how to build them. If you can do a little study first, it will be rewarded as you can see some mistakes they were trying to fix, which...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to comprehend how old this Pyramid is .... to stand there and imagine the people building this thousands of years ago

Thank Ron and Lynne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The step pyramid of Djoser of the 3rd dynasty outdates the famous Giza pyramids. Built by Imhotep, it is an interesting study of the evolution of pyramid building techniques. Located on a complex with gateway, columned pathway leading to a grand courtyard with the pyramids...More

Thank sanjay b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour started at 9, but our guide Iraki was very accommodating and changed it to 9:30 due to late arriving flight. We were off to Memphis and Saqqara both very fascinating sites. Iraki is well informed and explained everything in detail. Unlike some other tours...More

Thank Lms_La
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across these pyramids when visiting friends that have a farm in the area. We initially just went out to ride across the sand dunes and they surprised us with these cool pyramids. Unfortunately, due to all the looting and destruction that happened in...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop on our tour and it was nice to learn about the first step pyramid in Egypt. Going inside the tombs were also incredible.

Thank Zakiya M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Pyramids many times but this was my first time at the Saqqara Pyramids. My teenage kids and wife were with me and this was easily the best part of our trip to Cairo. It was hot in the desert in...More

Thank Aly A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to Cairo, try to plan few hours to see as much as you can with a guide with you A "Must See" complex

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RosedaleJohnny
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Response from Laura3530 | Reviewed this property |
They are close enough so that you can do both on the same day, but the street market and museum would be more interesting than Sakkara. Sakkara has the oldest pyramid but currently it is being repaired. You could... More
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23 March 2015|
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GrahamSouthport
Hello Pino I work offshore in Egypt Gulf of Suez My Kids are coming out to Egypt in 3 weeks - (I work offshore in Egypt) age 19,B 21,B and 24 Girl Me aged 57 240lb Do you think the horses are big enough.. How long does the ride take. What is the approx. Cost and Where did you book the Horse ride trip from. I do remember Visiting the pyramids in 2011 They charged me £40 for about 50mins A rip off at Giza.. Any advice would be helpful.. Out Itinerary is 1st night Concorde hotel then 2 night at Small Hotel next to Pyramids "Pyramid View Hotel" We then have 3 /4 days to organise 1 Day for the museum _ Ive been there before maybe 5 hrs would do.. I have been reading about Saqqhara. Sound like a good place to visit. My Son wanted a cruise down the Nile for a few days But I don't think you would see much for the 1st day until you reached luxor. So any advice on Sight seeing..in Cairo I have travelled to many places so Quite Savvy with Security.. Probably look for a hotel near the nile for 3 nights Any Ideas Many thanks for your Information in Advance Regards graham
19 March 2015|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
We took the camel ride in Oct 2015. Got great photos a once in a lifetime experience. Well worth the thrill. We spent two weeks in the Nile River valley cruised with Uniworld & would do it again tomorrow. We cruised from... More
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