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“If you only have time for one pyramid stop....” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dahshur

Dahshur
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Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo
Ranked #8 of 310 things to do in Cairo
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Caithness and Sutherland, United Kingdom
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“If you only have time for one pyramid stop....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were so glad we went to Dahshur. It was completely different than Giza, hardly anyone around. You have to climb up some wooden steps to get down into the pyramid, its not for the faint hearted but is included in the ticket price, unlike Giza. I would recommend hiring a car or a guide (we used Egypt Tailor Made Tours) to get there.

Visited April 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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“The best part of the pyramid field”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Forget Giza you really need to travel the extra miles and see Dashur. Generally you will have the place to yourself. The Red pyramid is easy to enter, the bent Pyramid has the most intact casing of any pyramid and gives a real idea of how they all must have looked when new. You will benefit even more if you do a bit of reading before the trip (no "guides" hanging around here)

Visited March 2014
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Luxor, Egypt
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“Poor Dashur was near empty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

When we visited on our most recent Egypt trip, March 2014, poor Dashur was near empty. We were the only tourists there that morning, had it all to ourselves. The Red pyramid is a often-missed gem for tourists as it is the easiest to climb in, and you get to climb part way up it to the entrance...the bent pyramid nearby is also a great photo stop.

Visited March 2014
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egypt
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“Dahshur environs and pyramids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Fantastic drive any time of the year through the countryside and date palm plantations. The Red Pyramid of Dahshur and the Bent pyramid are set in the quiet of the Dashur area desert. The first pyramid's ticket allows you to enter and descend and ascend to the burial chamber and is quite exhausting. Drive to the Bent pyramid and just take a leisurely walk around the base.

Visited March 2014
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Southern California
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“Still not too many tourists!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

I visited Dahshur first in 1979 and again in 2001 and 2011, still only a few tourists! Love this location and the you can climb into the pyramid! Highly recommend this stop!

Visited February 2014
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