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  • Address: Cairo, Dahshur, Egypt, Egypt
  • Hours: Daily 8am-5pm
  • Admission: LE 20

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Dahshur Tours

Think of Dahshur as pyramid-proving grounds: Although not nearly as famous at the pyramids of Giza, the structures here pre-date the Great Pyramids and highlight the engineering progress and understanding that took place on the way from a stepped structure to a true pyramid. The royal necropolis at Dahshur comprises a two-mile (3.5-kilometer) field of pyramids that date back between the fourth and 12th dynasties, and although 11 structures once dotted the landscape, only two remain: the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. Nearly identical in size, these two pyramids are the third-largest in the country after the two biggest at Giza. The Red Pyramid is the older of the two and the only one that visitors can actually enter.

Archaeologists believe that Snofru, the first Pharoah of the fourth dynasty, commissioned Dahshur's most notable pyramids, and, as the Bent Pyramid with its crooked peak illustrates, not all takes were entirely successful. It towers above the sand not far from the Nile's fertile green band and is believed to have been the first try at a smooth-sided true pyramid. 

It’s said thousands of people spent decades building the ultimately-flawed Bent Pyramid before trying again just over a mile to the north with the Red Pyramid, incorporating some lessons learned and a different type of stone, which shines red after the rains. Some Egyptologists think the Red Pyramid is where Sneferu was buried.

Practical Info

Dahshur is located 22 miles (35 kilometers) south of Cairo. Visitors hoping for pyramid photos free of tourist throngs and camel touts should consider a visit to Dahshur instead of Giza. Regular private and group tours from Cairo incorporate Dahshur with additional stops to visit the pyramids of Sakarra, Memphis City and sometimes Giza as well. It is possible to take in all of these sites in a half-day, but at least a full day tour is recommended if you plan to enjoy multiple sites. Entrance fees to Dahshur are around L$40 ($5 USD) and are often included in the price of package tours.

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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City, Cairo, null
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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

On this half day tour first see the Dahshur Pyramids where you will visit the Bent and Red Pyramids, next visit Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid of Zoser. ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.29
Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo, Cairo, Half-day Tours
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Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

A great day to visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of Dashsur, the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Saqqara, and the old capital of Egypt, Memphis.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Full-day Amazing Tour of the Pyramids in Egypt, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-day Amazing Tour of the Pyramids in Egypt

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Enjoy your day tour to the famous pyramids in Egypt. Most people thought Egypt has only three pyramids - however Egypt is the land of pyramids.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.60
Day Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, and Memphis from Cairo, Cairo, Full-day Tours
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Day Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, and Memphis from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Step back in time to ancient Egypt on this day tour from Cairo. Egypt is still a mysterious country full of many secrets, such as the building of the pyramids ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur with Egyptian Lunch from Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur with Egyptian Lunch from Cairo

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Enjoy this day tour to Memphis which was the oldest capital of Egypt. You will then be transferred to Dahshur to see the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.00
Private Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Dahshur, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Dahshur

See the most impressive works of the Ancient Egyptians on a full-day tour, visit the Pyramids of Giza. Of course, you'll get to visit the iconic great Sphinx ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.82
Private Guided Tour for Families to Saqqara Dahshur and Giza including Camel Ride and Lunch from ... 
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Private Guided Tour for Families to Saqqara Dahshur and Giza including Camel Ride and Lunch from Cairo

This private family tour with all the details of the itinerary designed to be interesting for all age ranges is a perfect choice for families with kids as the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.00
Saqqara, Memphis, and Dahshure Day Tour from Cairo or Giza, Giza, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Saqqara, Memphis, and Dahshure Day Tour from Cairo or Giza

This is one of the unique tours you can do in Cairo, everyone wants to see the 3 Pyramids of Giza without considering a bigger picture to other important ...  Read more

Location: Giza, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Half Day Guided Tour To Memphis City and Dahshur with Entrance fees, Cairo, Day Trips
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Half Day Guided Tour To Memphis City and Dahshur with Entrance fees

Have A Day Tour To The Fascinating History Of Egypt With To Giza City Where You Will Visit Dahshur, And Memphis City That Was The Capital Of Egypt During The ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Private Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur with Egyptian Lunch from Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur with Egyptian Lunch from Cairo

Enjoy this private day tour to Memphis which was the oldest capital of Egypt. You will then be transferred to Dahshur area to see the Red Pyramid and Bent ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00

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