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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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US$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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The Pyramids at Dhashur are one of the most underrated sites I have ever visited especially considering its got two of the most unique Pyramids ever build. During my 1 hr visit... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Mayank A
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Tinsukia, India
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Tinsukia, India
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Pyramids at Dhashur are one of the most underrated sites I have ever visited especially considering its got two of the most unique Pyramids ever build. During my 1 hr visit only two more tourists turned up at the site. These sites have the Bent Pyramids and the Red Pyramids (also called Northern Pyramids). These are considered the first... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

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

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Thank Jane D
Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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Thank Bill C
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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1 Thank Cr0nus
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Reviewed 10 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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