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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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It was a nice experience to visit the first pyramid ever built and the history surrounding it . Being in the middle of those ruins gave me a sense of belonging ... of tranquility. It's a nice way of knowing the very very old of...More
The Step Pyramid at Sakkara is almost as spectacular as it's bigger and more well known cousins at Giza. The drive from Cairo is worthwhile. There is also another pyramid which you can go into and a small temple.
I really enjoyed the fact that there weren't any crowds here and the view of the desert. Just endless sand.
I enjoyed climbing down into one of the tombs, but it is not for the claustrophobic.
I would have liked to explore the building ruins...More
Response from Annette T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can do both Saqqara and Giza can easily be done in the same day. At Saqqara you can go inside a pyramid but I suggest using a guide for the day if possible who will liase on your behalf with the pyramids "security... More
Yes you can do both Saqqara and Giza can easily be done in the same day. At Saqqara you can go inside a pyramid but I suggest using a guide for the day if possible who will liase on your behalf with the pyramids "security" and allow access as well as getting you closer to the pyramids by vehicle saving valuable time and sweat and also the quickest trip between sites. I would also recommend going to Coptic Cairo in the afternoon and visiting the Hanging Church (built over the ruins of the Fortress of Babylon) and also the Cavern Church aka Abu Serga Church where the Holy Family took refuge during their escape from Palestine where you can still view the Holy Well where they drank from (even if you are not religious). A long day but full of awesome history, culture and memories which will stay with you forever. Truly moving experience!! Happy travels......