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Memphis and Sakkara

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Address: Cairo 11655, Egypt
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$26.00*
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Explore Memphis and Sakkara - Private 6-Hour Tour from Cairo
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US$65.00*
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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City
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Discover Cairo: Old Capital of Memphis and Step Pyramid of Sakkara Private...

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Maybe my favorite site in Cairo area

I had visited Saqqara once before and was eager to return when I found myself back in Cairo recently. It's an easy day trip from Cairo, and is normally combined with a stop in... read more

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had visited Saqqara once before and was eager to return when I found myself back in Cairo recently. It's an easy day trip from Cairo, and is normally combined with a stop in Memphis. Saqqara is an intriguing site. The stepped pyramid is one of the oldest. The building that you walk through to arrive at the pyramid's courtyard... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed these two sites, though mostly as a quick walk-through as it was toward to the end of our trip and we were quite tired.

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Thank MaryBryan2011
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its cool to see if you have time but there are much better things to see in Cairo. If you have spare time to fill then go, but don't cancel other plans for it.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sakkara is the oldest of the Egytian pyramids at about 4500 years in age. The highlight is the paintings in the high priest's rooms. Incredibly preserved colors. Memphis is historically interesting but less to see there at this time.

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Thank KC_213
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sakkara step pyramid is one of the oldest human structures dating from 2600 BC and clearly provided the model for the pyramids that followed. Memphis is easy to reach from Cairo by road and also features a large statue of Ramses II and the 2nd largest sphinx in Egypt in addition to Sakkara which is a few minutes away.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my visit there because you get to see some nice paintings and get to hear about some history of the place. its remarkable how some of the colors remain on the walls. Worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was really great and you can make good pictures with amazing view. A lot of ancient monuments and you can see the Palm Resort.

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

They're in the process of doing some restoration work on the Step Pyramid but do visit and sure you will not regret it . There are also considerably fewer hawkers which is great. You can even see the Giza pyramids and several others off in the distance on a clear day.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will see one of its kind of step pyramida as well as other important Egyptian Moniments, also you can visit schools for hand made carpets papyros .

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is a learning experience. I've learnt that Memphis was founded 3100 BC, the legendary city of Menes, the King that unites Upper and Lower Egypt. Sakkara is the home of Egypt's oldest pyramid. We have the chance to visit the Papyrus Institute, and learnt how the famous artwork is made. I purchased a genuine Papyrus artwork and framed... More 

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