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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara Highlights: Private Guided Day Tour from Cairo
Ranked #6 of 325 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We really enjoyed this one. Perhaps not as grand as the bigger pyramids, but there is more to see as you can go into many chambers and see carvings on the walls, etc. It felt a bit less touristy too, and had less people bothering you to buy things.

1  Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

There is a lot of history at this site. Be sure to have a guide or material to show you what is now not very visible. Much of the treasure is at the egyptian museum.

1  Thank footbalhed
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

It is a little out of the way.. around 20 km from the sphinx and the Giza pyramids. However, it is well worth the trip. There are very few tourists there so you can take your time admiring the different style of the pyramid and the surrounding structures.

1  Thank DrQuresh M
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Driving to Saqqara was quite an eyeful after a tour in Memphis. We drove through an amazing palm trees forest which suddenly changed into a desert. When you enter, you go through this alleyway of columns which is really fascinating before seeing the pyramid on the right hand side. The step pyramid looked like had scaffolding on one side but still amazing to see. There are smaller pyramids around the main step pyramid which allows people to go through a small tunnel but you have to mind your head and it is not good for people with back problems. The person who takes you to the tunnel may sneakingly ask to take pictures of you inside this place but don't give him your camera otherwise he will want his baksheesh. Right opposite the tunnel is a museum that you can look inside but you can't take any photos inside

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

A unique opportunity to visit ancient tombs with almost nobody else there, and see exquisite bas-reliefs right in front of you. A must-see in Cairo, different altogether from the Pyramids, much more intimate & peaceful

Thank Marius C
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