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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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A little off the beaten path but the bent pyramid and the Red Pyramid are worth a look. Far fewer crowds than the more popular attractions of the Giza plateau.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2012
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

A little off the beaten path but the bent pyramid and the Red Pyramid are worth a look. Far fewer crowds than the more popular attractions of the Giza plateau.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

We hired a guide + car with a/c - much needed in September. Great site, few visitors and a lovely 20km trip form Cairo through date orchards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

amazing is all i can say history right there not much more to say nothing bad can be said for this little piece of history just amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Passing through the nearby village of Dahshur was a little troubling As I was aware of recent ethnic conflicts there. For lovers of ancient Egypt however the pyramids at Dahshur are a must. When I visited it in September it was even quieter than it Had been just after the Revolution in 2011. You can climb up to the entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

It's a great site to see if you want to understand how pyramid construction changed over the years. You can even go inside one of them! The best thing is...you have them all to yourself! No other tourists in sight! And it's only 45 min from Cairo! A must see if you are in Cairo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

Dahshur is a city south of Giza, here king " Senefru " the founder of the forth dynasty, he built 2 pyramids, the Bent pyramid or ( the white pyramid ) & the Red pyramid. He decided to build a complete pyramid after the step pyramid in Sakkara and Maidoum pyramid, to be the third and complete pyramid. After they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

]In Dahshur you can see two pyramids ( 2nd, 3rd ) pyramids in Egypt, these 2 pyramids were built before Giza pyramids 4655 years ago. 1st pyramid in Dahshur so called the bent pyramid because the king who built it didnt like the design of the step pyramid and the religion at that time became the religion of the sun,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

it is really important place, it is not less than the Giza pyramids area in it's importance, it is quite far place to visit, but really worth it. Specially going inside the red pyramid it very interesting experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

Great site, and with current conditions in Egypt you may just have it to yourself. Makes for a fabulous lost-in-time experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

This is a nice half day trip out of Cairo to get a close and personal experience of pyramids without tourists. Nothing beats the pyramids of Giza (and the Sphinx)...but this is a great way to be out in the desert, usually without other tourists, and see the bent and red pyramids.

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