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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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Explore Memphis and Sakkara - Private 6-Hour Tour from Cairo
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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City
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I booked a half day tour of Sakkara and Memphis on the recommendation of Mamdouh a tour guide from Youregypttours who I had used on an earlier tour. We arrived early at the site... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked a half day tour of Sakkara and Memphis on the recommendation of Mamdouh a tour guide from Youregypttours who I had used on an earlier tour. We arrived early at the site, which we had almost to ourselves! An extensive site with a stepped pyramid,a forerunner of pyramids as we know them. It is the tomb decoration that... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have the time I would definitely recommend a trip to both these places. Memphis has a small museum with some really well preserved statues and Sakkara has some unusual pyramids and tombs. They are both a bit out of the way but make a nice day trip if you include Dahshur as well.

Thank Caz C
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outdoor museum of antiquities from the town. While the museum is quite small, it contains two huge, spectacular and beautiful statues of Ramses II.

Thank NicJBoston
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome, the museum at Sakkara full of information (learned a lot), the pyramid, the temple its columns, we were able to go inside way down a pyramid

Thank Marlene A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Memphis and Sakkara with our tour guide. Sakkara has a museum that explain very well the ancient site of Sakkara. Memphis museum is small but nice because of the large staue of Ramses. Nearby we also visited the oldest pyramid where the building went wrong (as you can see) and was never used as burrial place. I also... More 

Thank Luc T
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with the other pyramids these are amazing! There are lots of little ins and outs to explore and you should take your time. It gets hot so go early in the morning or just before the sun goes down. There are little vendors all along the way and many will offer 1000 camels to marry you;) haha it's a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Memphis is an open air museum with not much displays. visiting is unnecessary if you visit the Egypt museum

Thank platinumSingapore
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Memphis and Saqqara are near Cairo and are 2 must visit towns for their pyramids and museums! Don't miss out on them. Memphis has a Ramses statue and Saqqara has a Step Pyramid.

Thank AnitaRavindran
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this site and the unusual pyramid. Memphis was a capital at the time of the Egyptian culture, and is a typical Egyptian village. If you're going to be as close as Giza, you have to head south to see this!

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

not as big as the Giza pyramids but no less interesting. Site should be exploited more to make it more tourist friendly.

Thank MahmoudOthman

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