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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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Cairo 11655, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday

All of these places in Cairo and down the Nile are extraordinary and well worth the visit. You should get a guide as I found ours invaluable.

Thank Vivienne G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Adding a visit outside of Cairo to Memphis and Saqqara is important. All sights have something unique to enhance your understanding of Egypt's impressive and important history.

Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I literally cried walking into one of the coloured tombs here. They are so well kept, the hieroglyphics are just incredible and you have an overwhelming sense of important history in this place. Definitely best to go with a guide who can explain all the...More

Thank Ainsley D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Memphis is strategically positioned as a city between Upper and Lower Egypt, which made it the capital of Egypt during the Middle Kingdom and the start of the New Kingdom. The history of Memphis is closely linked to that of the country itself. Its eventual...More

Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You should see this first before seeing the more iconic pyramids as it will help you appreciate how they built them. The step formation is very interesting as is how they then began to play around with the shape and the internal tombs etc. The...More

Thank Mohammed B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good tour and there is a lot of history here along with many more ruins being discovered and restored. I recommend you have a good tour guide with you. The locals are very pushy trying to sell things and to take pictures...More

Thank TravelerJim1973
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom and nowadays just a shabby, dusty town, is worth a visit mostly because of its Mit Rahina open air Museum, which hosts the Alabaster Sphinx and a huge reclining statue of Ramses II among some other, smaller...More

Thank worldnomad_01
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Both sites are a must. Memphis has history of Ramses II and Sakkara the first pyramid. Part of the history of Egypt

Thank mnaidoo
Reviewed 9 December 2017

My hotel organised a private guide to visit Giza, and the guide included Saqqara on the itinerary. Wow. The entrance is grand, the stepped pyramid unique, but it was the tombs on the left that made for the most memorable experience. So much colour and...More

1  Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Memphis is still being unearthed and the structures of Ramses II dominate here. Sakkara provides the boundary view of the Nile Valley & Sahara. The very first stepped Pyramid was built around 4500 years ago and a near-perfect work of limestone masonry can be found...More

Thank ShekG
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Response from Mo-Alice | Reviewed this property |
Whichever tour company or guide you use make sure that you are firm about what YOU want to see and do not be rushed around the sites then be taken to a relative`s bazaar,shop or workshop.There are carpet factories on the... More