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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 11 September 2015

In some ways I find these pyramids more interesting than the Giza pyramids. You can more easily enter these and the step pyramids are such a great example of an innovation that did not work so they started again and got it right. Lovely area...More

2  Thank FuzzOz
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely tour,  although due to repairs we were unable to get close to the pyramid. We were still able to take nice photographs and capture the moment. The Saqqarah museum was quaint and pleasant to tour.  It was very peaceful and not overbearing.  The video...More

3  Thank Marcia T
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

History is very important. My boys enjoyed the place. There is small round theatre you see a short movie about the pyramid, then a small museum. Then you walk to the zoser saqqara pyramids. It's different than the pyramids, it's the first version a step...More

1  Thank NJimboos
Reviewed 9 September 2015

though in ruins the view is still a favorite photo stop.. a camel ride is available ..good for a photo.

Thank irfanrawal
Reviewed 8 September 2015

ok … so i am no longer fernando. haha suddenly and because of my adopted attire, suddenly i was arafat! what fun this place was. not to mention, the goodies i was able to experience. EPIC!

1  Thank Fernando G
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Thevplace is very nice. They have a big gate which is stunning! You will find a lot of guys jumping over you offering to take you to many places from ther bybhorse at "no charge since it is included in the entrance fee". LIE! The...More

1  Thank carincher
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Amazing how these pyramids got built - and more to the point, still standing! They made the Sphinx near by look like piece of lego they were so magnificent!

Thank lyndsey c
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Worth the visit but never go without a pre-planed tour guide. It is interesting but no nearby cafes or places to rest.

Thank Sameh A
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Pyramids are the most famous tourist attraction in Egypt. Must visit, but since it is located in desert area, prepare windbreaker (it could be cold), and few bottles of water. You can have a chance to ride a camel, if you are willing to pay...More

1  Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 24 August 2015

While this pyramid in itself is not as nice as the main pyramids of Gizeh, you will also have access to a beautiful museum with very interesting well preserved artifacts. Do not take tickets for anything else than the basic visit as the rest is...More

3  Thank SteffAfrica
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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 |
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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
18 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