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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara Highlights: Private Guided Day Tour from Cairo
Ranked #6 of 310 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.
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“A must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I almost didn't do this tour, but made last-minute arrangements thru the Cairo Marriott for a guide and a car to go here. I'd recommend doing this in addition to the Pyramids at Giza. You really get an appreciation for the engineering that went into the later pyramids that you see in Giza.

Visited July 2013
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“Saqqara is always a good choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Even though it's a little farther than Gizah plateau, you will enjoy this site. Not as crowded and hectic as Gizah. Tke some time to really look around because there is a lot of archeological projects going on. Have fun and enjoy

Visited December 2012
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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“A must-visit when in Cairo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is about 30 Km south of Giza pyramids. It lies on an elevated hill with beautiful farms all-around. The sight from above is breath taking. There are many museums and primitive pyramids and tombs to visit. The weather in Winter is beautiful. Make sure to have lunch particularly grilled chicken in one of the nearby restaurants or country clubs.

Visited January 2013
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“SAQQARA PYRAMDIDS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

The desert landscape was very erry. Seeing the step pyramid and the mortuary of King Djoser was an amazing sight, especially as they were in line with the pyramids at Giza. I enjoyed the personalised guidance of Mona who explained the history generally.

Visited April 2013
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“So impressed with how much I learned about their lives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Sakkara pyramids were very impressive as they showed us a glimpse into the lives of the egyptians back in the day.

Visited July 2013
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