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Memphis and Sakkara, Saqqara

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Memphis and Sakkara boasts ancient sculptures and funerary monuments. Compared to the Giza pyramids, this is a small and isolated site best seen with a guide who can provide historical context and information on numerous artifacts. Highlights include a colossal statue of a pharaoh, an alabaster Sphinx--less known than its famous counterpart in Giza--and a step pyramid, a smaller predecessor of Giza's pyramids. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Saqqara fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Any trip to Egypt looking at antiquities must include the ancient capital and the pyramids at Sakkara & Memphis. The pyramid was quiet, with few tourists venturing past Cairo. You can enter the... 
    Any trip to Egypt looking at antiquities must include the ancient capital and the pyramids at Sakkara & Memphis. The pyramid was quiet, with few tourists venturing past Cairo. You can enter the...  more »
  • This is a very poor site to visit. Even the uniformed guards tried to get cash from us - but without even doing anything or showing us anything. Just demanding it. The whole site is strewn with... 
    This is a very poor site to visit. Even the uniformed guards tried to get cash from us - but without even doing anything or showing us anything. Just demanding it. The whole site is strewn with...  more »
  • loved it, have been more than once there, Ancient Egypt does something wonderful to me...i also have done a few times the trip from Cairo to Memphis and Saqqarah with a private car with... 
    loved it, have been more than once there, Ancient Egypt does something wonderful to me...i also have done a few times the trip from Cairo to Memphis and Saqqarah with a private car with...  more »
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  • Most interesting of all pyramids we saw in Cairo. Definitely worth visiting and going inside. Interior is beautiful and colourful and well preserved. Hidden gem. We were surprised it wasn’t as popular as Giza pyramids even though I would only recommend to see this one out of all.
  • So glad our tour visited here before the more famous Giza pyramids. This being the first pyramid built it helped explain the timeline better. Plus the step by Imhotep was really impressive for a first attempt. There are other pyramids on site that you can enter. I'm a tall and large chap and manager to bend and make my way in and out. Always look up in tombs and pyramids...this one had stars for the Goddess Nut. Highly recommended
  • Amazing experience - get there early so you can go inside the tombs, take your time, and enjoy it without the rush of crowds. Lots of walking and a LOT stairs if you decide to go inside some of the tombs. There's a good number of people selling souvenirs, camels available for pictures, and such. Going with a guide is a must.
  • Amazing hands-on experience. Definitely worth a half-day trip. Make sure you have a guide who will help you with information and entrance to see the burial locations. It is best to go early in the morning to arrive at opening time, and you’ll have the place to yourself.
  • Absolutely stunning! There are many walking paths, many tombs to enter and view. Come with a tour guide, this MUST! (Your guide will get you transport and entrance tickets, plus protection from scammers)

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