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“Poverty Stricken Areas”

Memphis and Sakkara
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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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Discover Cairo: Old Capital of Memphis and Step Pyramid of Sakkara Private...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Richmond, Virginia
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“Poverty Stricken Areas”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I took a private tour to Memphis and Sakkara and was devastated at how impoverished the people were in the areas surrounding the artifacts such as the stepp pyramid. I went with a tour guide and I do not recommend going to these places alone or at night.

Visited July 2013
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Ladysmith, Canada
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“Worth the drive”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Was awesome to see the statue of Ramses in Memphis. It is in very good shape and we enjoyed it. The artifacts outside were interesting as well

Visited February 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“A little tour out of Cairo”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Probably 40-60min out of Cairo, and on the way to Dahshor where you can marvel at the red and bent pyramid. Recommended to have a sneak peak at the history of the pyramids and sphinx before embarking on the trip to Giza

Visited January 2014
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“Free burial chamber visit”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Memphis was the first capital of Egypt. We saw the first pyramids (step shaped) and visited the burial chamber of a tomb near by. Since the coup, the tourist places are less crowded and we could take all the time needed. Best time to travel is now.

Visited December 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Superb tour operator”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

I am currently in Cairo in December 2013 and will spend New Years Day here. Egypt Tailor Made tours has done a great job in guiding a tour that captures all of the key places relevant to Ancient Egypt. We covered the Pyramids of Giza, the Pyramids of Sakkara, and the city of Ancient Memphis. The sound and light show featuring the Sphinx talking was excellent and very well put together. The recommendations from Massimo, our tour guide and Walid, the tour operator were superb. We recommend them highly. IIn actuality, unless you are from Egypt or a nearby Middle Eastern/North African country, you are bound to make mistakes and waste time in your travel plans. We were concerned about safety given the political unrest that came after the military coup. However, everything from our experience seemed to be great. The usual precautions anyone would take going to a developing country should be taken - no more/no less. We found it to be very safe here as tourists. There are many discounts available now, so it is a good time to visit. In addition, the weather is perfect now - it is temperate during the day, and cool at night, requiring a light jacket.

Visited December 2013
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