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

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Saqqara (Sakkara)

Saqqara (or Sakkara) lies about 18 miles (30 km) south of Cairo and was the burial site for the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis, now in ruins. In the site of 4.4 by 0.9 miles (7 by 1.5 km) there is a sphinx, smaller than that at Giza at only 26ft by 13ft (8m by 4m), and several pyramids, the most famous of which is the stepped pyramid of Djoser dating from around 2,650 BC. This pyramid represented a major advance in building techniques being the first complete stone-hewn building in history. Previous to this, mudbrick and wood were used for tombs.

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 as a World Heritage Site.

Practical Info

The best way to get to Saqqara is by guided tour or by hiring a private car. A car and local driver is better than risking the madness of the roads on your own.

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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 312 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 $48.00
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

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 Full Day Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and City of Memphis, Giza, Historical & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full Day Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and City of Memphis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

You can not come to visit Egypt without visiting the three pyramids! Discover the ancient Egyptian civilization and the magic of the desert. Also do not miss ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.00
Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo, Cairo, Cultural Tours
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
Full Day Tour in Giza Saqqara and Memphis Including Entrance, Cairo, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Tour in Giza Saqqara and Memphis Including Entrance

This small-group tour is the best way for visiting Giza plateau, the Sphinx, Step Pyramid in Saqqara, museum of Memphis and a lot more at very cheap price and ...  Read more

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

From USD $56.73
Pyramids Full Day Tour Including Saqqara and Memphis, Cairo, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Pyramids Full Day Tour Including Saqqara and Memphis

A full day trip to visit the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, the Valley Temple and Sakkara where the first Pyramid ever built and Memphis the ancient Capital of Egypt.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Private Cairo Layover Tour from Cairo Airport, Cairo, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Cairo Layover Tour from Cairo Airport

If you have some time during your layover at Cairo Airport, this tour is the right choice for you. Your guide will pick you up from the airport, and make sure ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.41
Private Half-Day Tour: Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Half-Day Tour: Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo

This private tour gives you the opportunity to visit Memphis, the oldest capital of ancient Egypt that was founded more than 5000 years ago, and Saqqara that ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.53
Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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 $59.00
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

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