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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go in there and see the tomb part and other buildings in the area so it is much cooler than the rest.

Thank Pierre E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The significance of these beautiful ruins are a treat to mind and your eyes. You should go with a private guide for the most meaningful experience.

Thank campymd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sakkara was my 1st day tour and the 1st place to visit. Guide, Ahmed Rezk explained history thoroughly. This was an optional tour. I do not regret at all. In fact would suggest one must visit this place. Feeling was, riding on a time machine...More

Thank Moumita T
Reviewed 1 week ago

See this site and Dashur before visiting the Giza plateau and the great pyramids. Excellent museum dedicated to Imhotep, the great architect of the step pyramid of Djoser. These are the first pyramids and the step pyramid complex, 2650 BC, the oldest stone building complex...More

Thank marrack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes the Imhotep you heard about in movies was King Djoser's prime minister and most likely first true genius is history. The step pyramid actually consists of six terraces built one layer after another on top of each other. The height is around 200 feet...More

Thank George818
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saqquara is a great way to introduce yourself to Egypt. Here you'll see the first built pyramid. It's in the desert so best get there early because by 11am it's hot. The inside of the tombs are wanderfully preserved.

Thank rebecca g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

على كل من يريد ان يرى اجداده على حق عليه بزيارة سقارة والتعرف على اهراماتها المدرجة التى مازالت تحوى من الاسرار الكثير ولم تكتشف حتى الان تحت الارض هناك فعليكم بزياتها وتخيل ماتحويه من اسرار تعطى اثارة للزيارة . Anyone who wants to see his...More

Thank Hussiem M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sakkara is not the most known Pyramid but the comple site is really more impressive then Giza, just the Alabaster tomb is already worthed the visit. A must for fure

Thank juschaffer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first part of the first day tour and its very educational. Osama and Ebrahem of Emo Tours Egypt. Took care of us and kept us excited during the tour.

Thank MenandroButchTomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With our guide we learned about the first pyramids built and how they shaped the building of future pyramids. We loved the adjacent tombs and all the history. Make sure you have a guide to tell you details. The guide adds so much more meaning....More

Thank JamesR_8
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17 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
22 March 2015|
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Response from Laura3530 | Reviewed this property |
This does not apply to my review