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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 8 July 2015

Not like the other pyramids but still fascinating, I am sure there are many more pyramids to be discovered.

Thank Refmanwpba
Reviewed 4 July 2015

I recoomend this place very much by the help of a good tour guide. It has one of the best tombs I have ever seen. Very well preserved colors. It gives a very good overview on the life of Egyptians in the old dynasity (3rd...More

1  Thank Mohamed G
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Well worth visiting - combined with Dasher and a quick side trip into Memphis. While you cannot go inside this Pyramid the other tombs in this same area are well worth a visit. The pyramids in Gizeh are crowded and much more expensive - these...More

1  Thank YYC-Travel-2012
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

This has some amazing hierglyphs. There were very few tourists. This can be done after giza. Tell the "guide" no so you can take it all in. This was quite an experience.

1  Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This UNESCO World Heritage site is indeed critical & important to all humanity's history. The site itself contains 1 main pyramid but many still important adjacent ones. One has a large open-air entry complex with still preserved & visible hieroglyphics whose age is astounding, even...More

2  Thank richardc020
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The Step Pyramid of Djoser is the main attraction here (although at the moment you can't get too close; it's being renovated and is covered in scaffolding on one side), but there are quite a few other things worth visiting at the complex. Importantly, the...More

3  Thank GrellisSanPedro_CA
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The oldest stone pyramid in human history, that's something you got to see! Also you have a large temple around the pyramid that shows a lot of the history of how every 30 years pharaohs had to probe they were still strong enough to rule...More

1  Thank DaJoVa
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We were lucky in that we have mates who live in Cairo and they organized our day at the pyramids. From our camels to getting out there and in to them. There is a charge for every thing but our friends sorted it all out...More

Thank Jonesy N Deb J
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I visited Sakkara 16 years ago and it was much more vibrant than now. Sakkara is almost completely covered in scaffolding, and virtually abandoned. Current restoration efforts have been halted due to an issue with the company doing the work. The Sarapeum located nearby was...More

1  Thank Wrpace
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Smaller than those at Giza, but still impressive nonetheless. Due to the remoteness of Sakkara, it's far less crowded, we were able to take our time and appreciate the surroundings. Visited as part of a private tour arranged with a taxi driver we hired for...More

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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 |
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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