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Dahshur

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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USD 45.00*
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Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo
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USD 28.60*
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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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Wonderful pyramids

Well worth a visit to see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, different types of construction. You can go in the Red Pyramid which you should do.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit to see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, different types of construction. You can go in the Red Pyramid which you should do.

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Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend seeing all three sites of the pyramids - they are all a bit different and interesting to see.

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Thank Carol L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the birth place for the smooth sided pyramids were the successful results took place, it is dated to king sneferu from the 4th dynasty old kingdom of Egypt 2600 BC, it started with the bent pyramid which starts at inclination of 54 degree and it seems to have shown construction challenges and instability which makes them modify it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bent Pyramid and the nearby Red Pyramid provide a better experience than the Great Pyramid. Both times I have visited them there were only a few other tourists as opposed to the hoards at Cheops and Khafre. You can enjoy the pyramids at your own pace and in peace and quiet. Entrance into the Red Pyramid is included and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

once again, this pyramid should be included in studying about the history and progression of the pyramids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Saqqara, I next visited Dahshur as part of my day tour which included Memphis and the Giza Pyramids with a private guide and driver. Dahshur was about 30 minutes from Saqqara. There were three pyramids at Dahshur of interest – the Bent Pyramid, the Black Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid. I took the opportunity to climb inside the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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