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“Smaller than expected”

Memphis and Sakkara
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Explore Memphis and Sakkara - Private 6-Hour Tour from Cairo
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$62.00*
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Private Tour to Saqqara and Memphis and Dahshur with Tour Guide
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$35.00*
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Discover Cairo: Old Capital of Memphis and Step Pyramid of Sakkara Private...
Ranked #12 of 319 things to do in Cairo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed June 27, 2014

I visited Memphis as part of a tour that also took me to Sakkara. I found Memphis to be smaller than expected, but very interesting with a lot of history. The negative side to Memphis is the drive to it. There was garbage everywhere and the rivers had tons of trash floating in them. I saw a dead horse on the shore of one river. Memphis and Sakkara are worth seeing, however I could see some tourists put off by the garbage and chaotic drivers.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

I liked the history and statues, but you definitely need someone to explain to you what the history was. NICOLAS TOURS is great for this and they have a very experienced guide his name is MIKE. He is not a guide, but an EGYPTOLOGIST. Try to get him, he is great.

Thank Ramzi S
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Lovely inscriptions and with a good guide loads to learn. For example inscriptions which have been erased and why or how the old Aegyptians "convinced" animals to cross the Nile despite existing crocodils:-)

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love every little inch of Egypt!!! Cairo is a nice place to wandering around...get lost is really cool!!!

Thank Chilly_Al
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Memphis and Sakkara are 2 location sites that a tourist should definitely try to visit if sufficient time is available. They are a bit far from the central city so need some planning before setting out.

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