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Address: Sakkara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Discover Cairo: Old Capital of Memphis and Step Pyramid of Sakkara Private...
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Great Pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis Private Day Tour
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Private Day Tour to Saqqara, Memphis and Giza from Cairo with Guide

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Worth a visit and not busy

We took the kids to see the step pyramid and they loved it. It's a little further out from the pyramids of Giza but still a nice trip. When we arrived, it was not busy at all with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
Waseem M
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We took the kids to see the step pyramid and they loved it. It's a little further out from the pyramids of Giza but still a nice trip. When we arrived, it was not busy at all with only 2 or 3 other families there. I would strongly advise to get a guide to show you around. There is a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

His monument is amazing but I enjoyed it more further away. Coming close to it ruined the experience a bit because they're currently undergoing construction. Also the pillars leading to the step pyramid were amazing too. Good photo opts

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Step Pyramid of Djoser is truly a monument that dates back to the beginning of time. Located in Saqqara, a short drive outside Cairo, the world's first and oldest pyramid is indeed an awe-inspiring sight. With 5 slabs coated in sand, it stands in the desert, a silent witness to the eras bygone. You can't enter the pyramid but... More 

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Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

It is definitely worth while to go viriting the old pyramids of Sakkara. The oldest pyramid in the world is the step pyramid, and it is a lovely historical sight. However, you cannot go in to the pyramid as it is under restoration.

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

You have to go see this oldest stone structure in the world. It's interior is closed for repairs, but it's still a site to see.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

They are currently restoring the pyramid! The workers will allow you to help! It is an amazing experience to know that you are aiding in preserving history!

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We learned so much history here. It is almost inconceivable that the people of ancient Egypt had the capacity to create such majestic structures that have withstood the test of time and that we can witness and enjoy today.

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Tripoli, Libya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

....sakkara is an interesting place where you can see from afar other pyramids. you will see countryside area along the way...

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Alphen aan de Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Brillant, build by Imhotep, this the first pyramid (4600 years old), started out as a mastabe but later enlarged and topped.Was not build for one men but for a family. The Pyramid is part of a complex which includes the first stone build building (Hall) in the world. You can see that they replaced wood and papyrus by stone but... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

There are a few pyramids and a small temple to visit in this complex. This is a more secluded and less "touristy" area. The pyramids here are wonderful examples of the evolution of the building of the pyramids.

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