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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

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 18 December 2016

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Dahshur[transliteration 1] (in English often called Dashur; Egyptian Arabic: دهشور‎‎Dahšūr  pronounced [dɑhˈʃuːɾ]) is a royalnecropolis located in the desert on the west bank of the Nile approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Cairo. It is known chiefly for several pyramids, two of which are among the oldest, largest and best preserved in Egypt, built from 2613–2589 BC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A peaceful atmosphere where one can feel the history and be amazed by the beautiful architecture done by the Ancient Egyptians. No sellers so more time to spend enjoying the day instead of having to fend off the sellers.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I am interested in pyramids always loved to visit all of them around world. The red pyramid is amazing full of spirit and energy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Dahshur is a royal necropolis located in the desert on the west bank of the Nile approximately 40 kilometres south of Cairo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The only visitor at both the Step and Red pyramids. Clamoring alone deep inside the Red pyramid was a treat, 60+ meter drop to two chambers.

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