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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Going back in time when I visited Saqqara was beyond what words can describe as I had the opportunity to explore the Step Pyramid complex of King Zoser.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

very good place and have a good view with excellent staff support tourists they have more experience wise to serve the tourists

Thank Mohamed F
Reviewed 5 days ago

very good place to visit you will never forget it one of the best place i will told my friends to go there

Thank Mustafa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an excellent guide which made this one of the most interesting pyramids that we saw. Not as big as the Giza pyramids but it was more approachable. Even went inside to one of the burial vaults. You can see 5,000 year old paint...More

Thank Mikeh53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worthwhile doing along with the Giza pyramids. The 30-45 min drive south is a good experience too and we enjoyed the museum at Memphis nearby.

Thank livelee91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide took us here as an extra and we really appreciated it. It is well worth the visit prior to going to the Giza Pyramids. Our guide was "Hanan Salah - Private tour guide", check her out online. You event get to go into...More

Thank KiwiCzech
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is near palm gardens, but the monuments are on desert. It is isolated and have less crowds. I liked strolling over sands. And there are too many view points for taking photos. You must not miss to visit if you go to cairo.

Thank Marinebul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a guide take me out to Saqqara. It was very hot and no shade around to cover you. It was a very interesting place and going into the tombs and seeing the magnificent preserved pictures on the walls was amazing. Going into the...More

Thank Chezsmall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oldest stone building in the world has possibly the oldest scaffolding in the world, which is a shame. Not a lot to see here above ground although there is a restored bit of temple to walk through and some friezes on some of the walls...More

Thank shmooj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sakkara is a 30 minutes’ drive from Cairo and it should be the first place to be visited before going to Dashur and Giza to get a better understanding of the pyramid history. We were here with our guide and saw the titi pyramid at...More

Thank Conrad P
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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