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Address: Sakkara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Private Day Tour to Saqqara, Memphis and Giza from Cairo with Guide

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This unusual pyramid is set away from the other pyramids in Giza. It has an interesting history and there are some stunning colourful tombs to visit while you are there. You can... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Caz C
Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This unusual pyramid is set away from the other pyramids in Giza. It has an interesting history and there are some stunning colourful tombs to visit while you are there. You can also go inside the red pyramid. Well worth visiting if you have the time as there are less tourists and vendors and you can get really close up... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The step pyramid is notable as being the earliest of them all, built under the direction of Imhotep. A hall of columns, the Imhotep Museum and several tombs are on the same site

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest monumental stone structure on earth and the first pyramid. The remains of other pyramids and temples nearby and views of the Giza pyramids in one direction, and of the Dahshur pyramids in the other.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Djoser Pyramid with our tour guide. It is the oldest of all pyramids and combined with the nearby sites and monuments worth the detour. On the same day South of Cairo we also visited Memphis and Sakkara. Sakkara has a museum that explains very well the ancient site of Sakkara. Memphis museum is small but nice because of... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's good to start out your touring of the pyramids with this little gem because it only gets better from here! Spend a little time but if you miss it, it's not a huge deal.

Thank meeriah04
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As step pyramids go its hard to beat,the Egyptian could pick up the rubbish,keep the malnourished livestock out of view so as not to depress the animal lovers,best to visit in the cooler months of the year,again flies can be annoying,the views of the other pyramids north and south tops it off,as do the tombs.

Thank steve w
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Step Pyramid is a unique structure in Saqqara, built by Pharaoh Djoser. It is truly one of a kind and a sight worth visiting, near Cairo.

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Arkansas Girl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the intereseting pyramids in Cairo. A different look from those that are smooth on the sides versus the step pyramids.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely experience. It's still beyond belief that places like this still exist after all these years.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

So interesting to see the first kind of pyramid built, and the different improvements made to the original step architectural form. Slowly, on the other pyramids at Saqqara, we see the top getting smaller, and finally it's pointed and the sides are no longer visible. For anyone interested in Egyptology, this is fascinating to see how a concept evolved over... More 

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