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Address: Sakkara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Discover Cairo: Old Capital of Memphis and Step Pyramid of Sakkara Private...
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Great Pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis Private Day Tour
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Private Day Tour to Saqqara, Memphis and Giza from Cairo with Guide

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Lots to see!!

There are also tombs here that are really interesting. We were the only ones visiting on this day so had quite a private tour. If you don't like tip...don't take pictures with... read more

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are also tombs here that are really interesting. We were the only ones visiting on this day so had quite a private tour. If you don't like tip...don't take pictures with any of the locals in it...they will follow you for money.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no great pyramids here since this Egypt oldest and first pyramid. Not much is left from this necropolis but one great attraction is that you can actually walk into the pyramid and see 4,700 years old burial chamber decorated with hieroglyphs describing the life of pharaoh. I am not sure photographing was allowed but our guide took few... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently took friends to visit the Step Pyramid and museum in Sakkara. The pyramid is unique in its construction. There are many tombs that can be visited in the area but you need to take an animal or horse-drawn cart to get to most of them. The on-site museum which displays items that have been found on the site is... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pyramid is worth seeing for the history of Egypt and its pyramids. There are other sights to see in the area.. You will be walking on uneven ground and sand.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Predating the great Pyramids this is worth seeing in its own right. Still very large and even older. Is in a complex of ancient monuments which includes a museum to the great architect.

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Kingaroy, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The pyramid was surrounded by scaffolding when we were there, but it didn't really detract from the excitement of seeing it. The whole site is wonderful and so much to see. Take your time and explore it all. Hardly anyone there when we visited, so better for us without all the hordes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This was one of the early stops for the On the go tour. Bring lots of water. There was a lot of scaffolding at the time to clean the pyramid of sand (that would be a lot of work!) but in the end it's worth a look.

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The step pyramid is in the process of being restored and we liked seeing it in different stages of repair We were really impressed with the Djoser columns that flanked the entrance and the "early graffiti" on the walls.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The pyramid is a ways from Cairo and we solely visited because it was part of a tour (and were interested in its history). The pyramid is threatening to collapse and is currently under restoration (which has been ongoing for about 4 yrs with no end in sight.) Worth a quick visit for history buffs, not much else.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Not worth the ticket of LE 80. under preservation at the moment. If visiting here, you are just ticking off one attraction from your list

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