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  • Address: Saqqara, Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Saqqara (Sakkara)

Set about 18 miles (30 km) south of Cairo, Saqqara (Sakkara) was the burial site for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, now in ruins. The site features a small sphinx, smaller than that at the Pyramids of Giza, and several pyramids, the most famous of which is the stepped pyramid of Djoser dating from 2650 BC, which represented a major advance in building techniques.

Another 16 kings also built their tombs at Saqqara, and the area was used as a burial site until well into Roman times. In 1979, UNESCO named the area a World Heritage site.

Practical Info

The best way to get to Saqqara is by guided tour or by hiring a private car.

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Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, null
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Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Discover Memphis and Sakkara, two of Egypt's most important archaeological treasures. Sakkara is home to the oldest pyramid in Egypt, and Memphis was the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 - 4 hours

From USD $38.40
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Day Trip to the Giza Pyramids - Sphinx - Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to the Giza Pyramids - Sphinx - Memphis and Sakkara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a full day 8 hour tour that takes you to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Valley Temple, Memphis and Sakkara. Delve into the famous historic world of ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.08
Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo

A great day to visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of Dashsur, the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Saqqara, and the old capital of Egypt, Memphis.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo, Cairo, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo

Customize your tour in Saqqara, Giza or Cairo the way you like, with many options to choose from. Cover the most interesting places with your private guide. ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Day Trip to Egyptian Pyramids in Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur with Egyptian Barbecue Lunch and ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Trip to Egyptian Pyramids in Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur with Egyptian Barbecue Lunch and Camel Ride

With your private guide, explore all pyramids in Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur. Take pictures, ride a camel and have a traditional Egyptian lunch(chicken ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Private Guided Day Tour to Memphis Saqqara and Giza from Cairo with Lunch, Cairo, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Guided Day Tour to Memphis Saqqara and Giza from Cairo with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Saqqara, Memphis and Giza are the locations in Egypt where the most ancient pyramids still exist. First visit Memphis, the oldest capital of ancient Egypt. ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00
Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara with Lunch from Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara with Lunch from Cairo

Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara is for an entire day and you get to see a plenty of attractions along the way to the main points. With lunch ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.11
Full-day tour to Giza Pyramids Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-day tour to Giza Pyramids Memphis and Sakkara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Private full day tour visiting Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis City - the ancient Capital of Egypt and Sakkara Pyramid where you visit the Step Pyramid of King ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Guided Tour for Families to Saqqara Dahshur and Giza including Camel Ride and Lunch from ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Guided Tour for Families to Saqqara Dahshur and Giza including Camel Ride and Lunch from Cairo

This private family tour with all the details of the itinerary designed to be interesting for all age ranges is a perfect choice for families with kids as the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.14
Private Day Tour of Saqqara and Quad Bike Adventure, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Tour of Saqqara and Quad Bike Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This is a lifetime private tour that combines visiting the oldest pyramid ever (the Step Pyramid) and exploring the desert around Giza pyramids on quad bike ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00

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