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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The step design is the ancestor for the following pyramids. Drive from Giza takes about an hour but this pyramid is a must see

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We contracted a tour guide who took us to Giza, Memphis & Saqqara in the same day!. Saqqara Pyramids are less visited than Giza Pyramids but they are fantastic also. I recommend visiting bot during the same day as early as possible to avoid heat!.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love it So historical no one can blame. Full of things you never thought to explore. Hot but it's worth it. Dreams come true it you can make it happen

Thank Courtney L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can´t go into the step Pyramid of Djoser but you can see a lot of interesting tombs, paintings , pyramids etc around Sakkara. Don´t miss this when watching the Pyramids in Gaza .

Thank Ingvar20
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a whole site that consists of more than just a couple of pyramids. There are far fewer touts than Giza but there are still one or two. I preferred the remoteness of the location to suburban Giza and would recommend it strongly on...More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sakkhara has been dismanteled, and there is not much to see for public. Many items from here are in the Egyptian museum. You get to enter in a small pyramid (not the step one), wich is pretty nice, and a small temle. The heat makes...More

Thank Katerina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Saqqara pyramids after we went to the pyramids in Giza, they are very different from each other. We went into the pyramid here and were able to see the writings in the pyramids.

Thank tksheb
Reviewed 1 week ago

the pyramids of saqqara are a hidden gem, along with dashur. you get to see how the practice of building pyramids evoled to how they look in giza. there is also one you can go into if you want, but seeing the different building styles...More

Thank Metadasius
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the oldest of the pyramids this is worth the time to visit. Not the most impressive of sites but it's undergoing major restoration so should improve.

Thank Martin_Christopher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are going to visit Egypt, please don't turn down this tour to visit the Sakkara Pyramid. This is one of the places that tourists don't usually go, so you have the place all by yourself. Said that, take your time, contemplate the area...More

Thank Michelle T
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We only have one day in Cairo on a stopover from Mumbai back to Toronto. One guide includes Sakkara in their offering, the other did not, only Giza. Are the two close enough that one can see both within a reasonable time, or are we trying to do too much...there are several other sites we want to visit in Cairo too. Any thoughts about other must-sees on a day in Cairo? Thanks!
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
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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