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Address: Sakkara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Discover Cairo: Old Capital of Memphis and Step Pyramid of Sakkara Private...
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Great Pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis Private Day Tour
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Private Day Tour to Saqqara, Memphis and Giza from Cairo with Guide

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The pyramid was surrounded by scaffolding when we were there, but it didn't really detract from the excitement of seeing it. The whole site is wonderful and so much to see. Take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kingaroy, Australia
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Kingaroy, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The pyramid was surrounded by scaffolding when we were there, but it didn't really detract from the excitement of seeing it. The whole site is wonderful and so much to see. Take your time and explore it all. Hardly anyone there when we visited, so better for us without all the hordes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the early stops for the On the go tour. Bring lots of water. There was a lot of scaffolding at the time to clean the pyramid of sand (that would be a lot of work!) but in the end it's worth a look.

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The step pyramid is in the process of being restored and we liked seeing it in different stages of repair We were really impressed with the Djoser columns that flanked the entrance and the "early graffiti" on the walls.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pyramid is a ways from Cairo and we solely visited because it was part of a tour (and were interested in its history). The pyramid is threatening to collapse and is currently under restoration (which has been ongoing for about 4 yrs with no end in sight.) Worth a quick visit for history buffs, not much else.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not worth the ticket of LE 80. under preservation at the moment. If visiting here, you are just ticking off one attraction from your list

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't expect much in the way of facilities not many tour companies go here. Entrance fee : 80 Egyptian Pound . Currently under repairs to restore the top. Not a lot to see in the area.

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Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The oldest pyramid. Very exciting to be able to step inside and walk around a pyramid. Do not book with Travel Discount, instead fly to Egypt and book with Blue Sky tours. You will save money and not be disappointed.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This site is very interesting because it is the location of the first pyramid built in dynasty 3 by Pharaoh Zoser. The region around has some of the best nobles tomb from dynasty 5 and 6. Don't miss the tomb of the Apis bulls at the Serapeum. Often I have ridden a horse to Saqqara from the Giza pyramids. There... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Remember, this place is 4000BC. Don't expect much in the way of facilities or many other tourists. It's not on the main drag for guides and companies. However, it's very, very old.

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PJ, Selangor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting Cairo, you should visit this place.. Entrance fee : 80 Egyptian Pound We enjoyed it with our 4 year old and our 3 months old in the carrier, the spacious area is not difficult to walk around. What to expect : 1) Even though the Step Pyramid of Djoser might not be as grand in comparison to... More 

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