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Pyramids of Dahshour

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Pyramids of Dahshour

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Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
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Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara

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The Giza pyramid complex contains the fabled relics of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, constructed a whopping 4,500 years ago. Get a peek at one of the world’s top historical attractions, which includes the Valley Temple, the Saqqara necropolis, and the mysterious, timeless Sphinx on this private tour. First-time visitors to Egypt—or travelers short on time—are able to tick off all the sights during this in-depth, full-day guided sightseeing tour from Cairo.
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a h wrote a review 2 Jan.
Australia1,054 contributions165 helpful votes
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The red pyramid was built after the "failure" of the Bent pyramid, it was built in the correct 43 degrees and is from red granite...getting inside the pyramid became available only recently, it is hard but wow it is worth every effort. In my mind the red and bent pyramids are as good as Gyza
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kadu Carrasco wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sao Paulo, SP450 contributions79 helpful votes
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Wow, what an amazing visit! If you're planning your trip and tour with an agency, make sure that your tour will visit the pyramids of Dahshur. Dahshur is usually visited on the same day you'll visit Saqqara and Memphis. But most of the agencies won't offer you that. People go to Egypt and are usually prone to visit only the most famous spots. Pharaoh Snefru, father of pharaoh Keops (Khufu) built the Bent Pyramid, which was abandoned (the architects had to reduce the angle from 54 degrees to 43 in order to reduce the instability of the structure. This is why it has that unusual shape). After that, next to the Bent Pyramid, king Snefru has built Egypt's first true pyramid (Red pyramid). You should definitely visit it. The Red Pyramid is the world's oldest true pyramid. I haven't visited it inside (having regret thoughts now... hahahaha). But I did go inside the Bent Pyramid. BENT PYRAMID UPDATES (DECEMBER 2020) The Bent Pyramid is now open to visitors and getting inside might be a problem for some people, so I'll make it clear. Worth the visit? Definitely! But you should keep in mind that if you have claustrophobia and fear of bats, think twice if you want to enter. You will go down a steep, narrow, and quite tiring corridor. After that first part, you'll find lots of steps and you'll start to hear the bats inside (LOTS of them! Check my pictures!). Then you'll go through another very narrow corridor and you may need to crawl. When you finally get to the chamber, there are a few more steps in a wooden structure that will take you above, where you will see and hear hundreds of bats. In addition, the smell (I believe ammonia or some derivative) is very intense, leaving you with some discomfort to breathe. I was around 2 minutes in there and already started the return. Worth it? Sure. It's a very Indiana Jones experience! hahahahha And I love it! But I have to admit that, being a doctor, I thought about bat-related diseases, but I tried not to keep thinking and continued on my way. Our guide said it would be tiring and that I should go inside, but he insisted several times for my wife not to come with me. And that was the best advice. She would have stopped in the middle at the very exact instant she realized there were bats inside. I am used to running 5 km 3-4x/week and my heart rate was 160 when I left the pyramid. Very tiring indeed. So here is my advice: if you are not used to exercising, if you are claustrophobic, if you are older and not used to exercising, or if you have a condition that makes you think whether you should enter or not, do not. And of course, if you're afraid of bats too. Because I’ve never met so many bats in my life. Have a good trip! Current price: 60 EGP (december 2020) No extra ticket to get inside the pyramids. Questions? Send me a message. I’ll be more than happy to help you to make your trip to Egypt even better!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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alexandresfcpg wrote a review Jul. 2020
Praia Grande, SP625 contributions131 helpful votes
Ficam bastante afastadas do Cairo, é preciso ir de transporte particular (por agência ou motorista contratado). Tem algumas pirâmides, a mais famosa é a Pirâmide Curvada, que foi construída assim para que não ruísse, foi uma das primeiras do Egito e está bem conservada. O interior é bastante apertado, é preciso engatinhar, mas não há muito o que ver dentro. They are quite far from Cairo, you need to take private transportation (by agency or hired driver). It has some pyramids, the most famous of which is the Curved Pyramid, which was built so that it would not collapse, it was one of the first in Egypt and is well preserved. The interior is very tight, you have to crawl, but there is not much to see inside.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Diamond_Rat wrote a review May 2020
Singapore, Singapore74 contributions12 helpful votes
To go into the white pyramid you must be of certian physical fitness as the decend at the the entrance is a good 100meter+ of duck walk...going down hill, but it is also the way up when you exit. Go in early morning so that you are not delay as the internal space is not that big. Even as a moderate pace, be prepared to sped 1 hr going in the white pyramid and you will feel like Indiana Jones
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Date of experience: December 2019
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JillClardy wrote a review Apr. 2020
Redwood City, California682 contributions166 helpful votes
Although a visit to Giza is obligatory, it's terribly crowded, overrun by aggressive touts and camel jockeys, littered with trash, and in general suffering from being over-touristed. Dahshur is just the opposite. We were the only group to be at the Bent Pyramid fairly early in the morning when the desert haze was just lifting. There were no touts, no camels, no one at all except one lone policeman on a dune buggy who gestured at me to climb on for a ride (I declined). I had plenty of time to compose pictures with no one in them! The Bent Pyramid has the most intact outer layer of stones of all the pyramids, and its shape is also unique. Similarly, Red Pyramid could be experienced in its isolated solemnity as it must have existed for thousands of years. I highly recommend a visit, but make sure to go with an experienced guide who is an Egyptologist and will regale you with all the stories and history to make this area come alive. The drive from Cairo is also eye-opening, as you witness the way people live along the river. There are miles of beautiful date palm groves, but also poverty-ridden areas with shacks, abandoned and incomplete buildings and trash everywhere.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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