Dating as far back as the 17th century BCE, Step Pyramid of Djoser remains among the world's oldest monumental masonry structures. Possibly the tallest building at the time of its completion, the step-pyramid and its surrounding complex of buildings were built by Imhotep, the high priest and advisor to the Pharaoh Djoser. Take a guided tour of the pyramid, along with the rest of the Saqqara necropolis structures, to find out more about the historic monument and capture some striking photographs of the site. Add Step Pyramid of Djoser and other attractions to your Saqqara trip itinerary using our Saqqara trip itinerary planning app.
Tours to Step Pyramid of Djoser
Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $86
Duration: 8 hours
Private Full-Day Tour Visiting Giza Pyramids, Transfers and Lunch Included BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $96
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Step Pyramid of Djoser reviews
Absolutely jaw dropping, you see it on TV and think wow that's cool, you actually see them in person and go inside of them and it's a whole different story; I felt like Indiana Jones! One of the... more »
The Step Pyramid of Djoser was completed in 2650 BC for the pharaoh Djoser. It’s located in the Saqqara Necropolis, which was the royal cemetery of ancient Memphis. Memphis and its Necropolis, as... more »
YOU MUST DO THIS PYRAMID My favorite of an 8 hour pyramids tour I did. No, it's not the largest, but it's the oldest and wasn't very crowded at all. It's part of a larger mortuary complex which contains a temple and beautiful tombs. A smaller pyramid is on site which you can enter and see the hieroglyphs.
Nice place to spend a couple of hours exploring. Besides the pyramid, there's many tombs and other sites of archeological value in the immediate vicinity. At the time of my visit (January 2019), there was some restoration work ongoing on the pyramid (with scaffolding, etc...) making it less impressive than what it could be. But worth a visit anyway.
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