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Day trip to Saqqara and Dahshur Pyramids, visit to Imhotep museum, Step pyramid of Djoser, Teti pyramid, Unas Pyramid, Serapeum of Saqqara, royal tombs, Dahshur Red Pyramid, Bent Pyramid
Saqqara is situated some minutes away from Giza pyramids. The distance from the pyramids to Saqqara necropolis is 25 km. The journey usually takes just 30 minutes to reach a beautiful countryside areas in Saqqara and its archaeological site.
Saqqara worth visit not just because here the first ever built pyramid in Egypt is situated, but also because Saqqara is a place to unique and mysterious Serapeum of Saqqara, beautifully decorated New Kingdom tombs and many other pyramids, one of them with the 1st "Pyramids texts" beautifully carved all over its walls.
Tourists can visit Saqqara on a private tour from Cairo to Saqqara sight or in a group tour available on a daily basis.
Saqqara is known for its first ever built pyramid in Egypt - the Step pyramid of king Djoser. This is the main attraction and the landmark of the place. But it is not the only beautiful and mysterious structure in the area. In Saqqara you can see:
- the Pyramid of Unas with its "Pyramids texts"
- the Pyramid of Teti, which also contains "Pyramids texts"
- Noble tombs
- New kingdom tombs
- Tomb of Kajemni and others
- Serapeum of Saqqara
- Imhotep Museum
- Remains of the Valley temple
- Lower chamber of the Step pyramid
There are 3 well preserved pyramids in Saqqara which you can explore from inside plus around 5 more smaller pyramids which are closed to public.
Now as the entrance inside the Step pyramid had been restored the pyramid is opened to public. You can enter inside and explore its main passage and even burial chamber. Note that an extra ticket will require, this is an optional visit.
There are many tombs discovered in Saqqara and a lot more are on the way to be discovered. You can visit many Royal and Noble tombs in Saqqara opened to general public. Some Saqqara tombs are free of charge to visit while others require to purchase a separate ticket. You can choose a set of tombs to explore during one visit to Saqqara, for example New Kingdom tombs of Saqqara.
There are 2 main pyramids in Dahshur that you can visit, enter inside and explore plus one more Black pyramid that you can see from a distance.
During our tour to Saqqara and Dahshur archaeological sites you can enter inside the following pyramids:
- Step pyramid
- Pyramid of Unas
- Pyramid of Teti
- Dahshur pyramids
- Bent Pyramid
- Red Pyramid