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Private Day Tour to Saqqara, Memphis and Giza from Cairo with Guide
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Sakkara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Step Pyramid is a unique structure in Saqqara, built by Pharaoh Djoser. It is truly one of a kind and a sight worth visiting, near Cairo.

Thank AnitaRavindran
Reviewed 29 March 2017

One of the intereseting pyramids in Cairo. A different look from those that are smooth on the sides versus the step pyramids.

Thank Arkasnastraveler
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely experience. It's still beyond belief that places like this still exist after all these years.

Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 22 March 2017

So interesting to see the first kind of pyramid built, and the different improvements made to the original step architectural form. Slowly, on the other pyramids at Saqqara, we see the top getting smaller, and finally it's pointed and the sides are no longer visible....More

Thank Norelynn
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were able to go inside a shaft that is not usually open to the public. It was a stooped, steep trip in but the chamber we entered was BEAUTIFUL- look for stars on the ceiling. Also visit the temple ruins on the site. Lots...More

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is what may be called the world’s first pyramids , the world's earliest stone monument, the importance of this structure cannot be stressed. Although not as spectacular as the Giza Pyramids, still the step pyramids should be among the must visit places when in...More

Thank Mayank A
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Step Pyramid is the most notable of monuments in Saqqara and is the tomb of king Zoser. It was built by Imhotep and is probably the oldest major stone structure in Egypt. The Step Pyramid is built with locally quarried clay sandstone which is very...More

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The 6 mastaba layers of Zoser's pyramid are still quite obvious. Each layer consists of several boulders so the layers appear to be much deeper/wider than those used to construct the Giza Pyramids. The building material, however, seems to be the same - rough cut...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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.

Thank 984Shelly
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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...More

Thank TravelbugCanada2014
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Jenny S
Hello :-) The descriptions sound very nice. How did you get there by public transportation from Cairo?
24 August 2015|
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Response from Fiona C | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide Shereif picked us up from the hotel and we used that vehicle all day. We walked to the restaurant because it was not far from the Hilton on Zamalek where we were staying. Taxis are cheap and mostly not too... More
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