We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Cairo, Egypt
Phone Number:
0123456789
Website
Description:

This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many...

This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti and the deep underground Persian Tombs.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$22.88*
and up
Saqqara Highlights: Private Guided Day Tour from Cairo
More Info
US$48.00*
and up
Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara
More Info
US$55.97*
and up
Full Day Tour in Giza Saqqara and Memphis Including Entrance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,842 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 776
    Excellent
  • 305
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Don't miss Titi Pyramid

Don't miss the nearby Titi Pyramid and tombs which are a short, two-minute, drive away the Step Pyramid. Your ticket covers the entire complex so there is no extra charge. This... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MuseumJunkie99
,
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,842 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,188: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't miss the nearby Titi Pyramid and tombs which are a short, two-minute, drive away the Step Pyramid. Your ticket covers the entire complex so there is no extra charge. This was the best free tip given to me by a Bedouin man named Kamal selling souvenirs at the Step Pyramid. The climb down (and back up) the Titi Pyramid... More 

Helpful?
Thank MuseumJunkie99
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
206 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These pyramids are about half an hour away from Giza and are well worth a visit. It would be good to do these as part of a tour. We had a guide who took us to Saqqara, Dahshur and Memphis and it made a good day trip. At Saqqara there are less tourists and vendors! You are able to go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Caz C
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
167 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a must and only do it if you have a lot of time.... after giza i think this is not necessary... its all pretty similar

Helpful?
Thank soodprashant
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't spend too much time on the main plaza - head down the causeway and get straight into the TEMPLE OF UNAS and look at the PYRAMID TEXTS - then get straight into the underground Serapeum which has been renovated recently - take your time to study the giant stone sarcophagi which were supposedly meant to be the tomb boxes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christopher E
Denville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
388 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Part of a Grand Circle tour we visited King Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, about 20 miles from Cairo. Our guide was extremely informative. Going without some form of information, a guide or book, would make the trip very short and boring. Our guide made the Pyramid and surrounding area come alive. There’s an awful lot of history, dating back... More 

Helpful?
Thank nancy s
Marbella, Spain
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Sakkara on our last day of the trip more or less. The main step pyramid was cordoned off because of restoration work but is still impressive. There are many tombs here to look at. It's a little confusing so here goes. We were the first ones there that morning and dropped into the small visitors center. We didn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mahoneymarbella
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a wonder no less. the history before the history. but as of april 2017 the Pyramid is being repaired. and you don't really have much to do beside taking picture of it. No getting in or any really valuable tour. Do your homework or bring a guide if you come by.

Helpful?
Thank Victor T
Brookline, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
200 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The crumbling step pyramid at Sakkara is less visited than those at Giza and the atmosphere is not too commercial. There are major architectural features and several tombs to visit with quite amazing bas-reliefs on some walls, showing natural life in or by the Nile. On the way out of the site, the Imtotep museum is not to be missed.... More 

Helpful?
Thank NicJBoston
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
227 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is the first pyramid in the history,30km south of Cairo.open from 8 to 3pm. Constructed at Saqqara about 4,700 years ago, the Step Pyramid of Djoser was the first pyramid the Egyptians built. Djoser, sometimes spelled Zoser (though he was actually called Netjerykhet), was a king of Egypt’s third dynasty. The planning of the pyramid has been attributed to... More 

Helpful?
Thank hisham T
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth visiting. Helps to set scene and context for later pyramids visits. Intriguing motivations of administrators of the time. Also evidence of connections to areas beyond. It is a very old site.

Helpful?
Thank cathalire2017

Travellers who viewed Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids also viewed

Cairo, Cairo Governorate
 
Cairo, Cairo Governorate
 

Been to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Equador, RN
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?