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Dahshur

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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US$45.00*
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Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo
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Full-day Amazing Tour of the Pyramids in Egypt
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Private Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Dahshur

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Pyramids as they should be

Came here mid January 2017. Visited both the bent and red pyramids. Both places were empty, except for the security guards. Pros: - In the middle of the desert, no buildings... read more

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here mid January 2017. Visited both the bent and red pyramids. Both places were empty, except for the security guards. Pros: - In the middle of the desert, no buildings etc. to spoil the scenery - No other tourists (we were by ourselves at the bent pyramid, one other tourist at the red pyramid - No touts trying to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I significantly preferred Dahshur to Giza - it's breathtaking and it was essentially empty. By going before you get a much better sense of the development of the building style. I couldn't actually get inside the Red Pyramid (I'm too tall to get down the shaft). It's easier to get into one of the pyramids at Saqqara, so if that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth it for the visit to the bent pyramid and the red pyramid. You can descend into the burial chamber of the red pyramid but don't do in if you are claustrophobic - the elevated temperature and smells will accentuate any problems you might have. No shade so be prepared if you visit on a hot day. Another must... More 

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Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pyramids of Dahshur are less impressive than the ones in Giza, but there are less tourists and the history behind them is equally interesting to the ones of Giza. Visiting the inside of the red pyramid is really great to do (you will feel like Indiana Jones), though there is not much to see Inside. Also beware that the... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a train to Wasta, visited the Nile there and than toook a taxi to Dahshur. We got off at the main junction and walkd to through the oasis and graveyard to the top of a dune and watched the Balck, Bent and Red pyramides. One feels humble.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bent pyramid is amazing.Wonderful example of architecture from 185 years ago.Winter trip is preferred to avoid hot weather is summer. Enjoy :)

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where you understand how difficult it was to develop the basics for building a pyramid. Merely the calculation of the correct angle and the weight of the final structure were a major achievement!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Sure, the Giza pyramids are bigger, but nothing is better than the originals. After Saqqara the Old Kingdom dynasties built here. You have two failed attempts which you can see, AND you can climb in the Red Pyramid, the first true pyramid.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

What can I say, this place is amazing and a must-see! What makes this a unique place for the time being is that you could have the entire place to yourself IF you arrive early. My guide recommended to start at Dahshur and visit Giza later on the day due to the early morning fog which affects Giza for picture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place is such an amazing experience! You'd need a car or a driver to get there but it's so worth it! The area is just you, the sand and some pyramids. During my trip there we only saw a couple of other tourists. It felt deserted. My favorite pyramid there is the Bent One (the one in the picture).... More 

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