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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt
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Saqqara Highlights: Private Guided Day Tour from Cairo
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Full-day tour to Giza Pyramids Memphis and Sakkara
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Private Tour: 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 weeks 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 13 July 2017 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 11 July 2017

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 7 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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 4 July 2017 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 4 July 2017 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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Reviewed 1 July 2017

On last day in Cairo, I decided to visit Saqqara site, Memphis museum and Dah Shur pyramids. I first took Metro to the south end stop EL Mounib. The traffic outside of the station was chaotic. Only saw a limited number of passing taxi already...More

Thank Jack L
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18 January 2016|
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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
23 March 2015|
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Response from Laura3530 | Reviewed this property |
This does not apply to my review