Private Guided Half-Day Tour To Dahshur From Cairo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Admire the tombs of ancient pharaohs in blissful serenity on this 4-hour private tour to the peaceful, less-visited site of Dahshur with your own Egyptologist guide. Capture the Red Pyramid and tapering Bent Pyramid amid the desert sands, with virtually no other visitors in sight, explore the remains of the mortuary temple and pyramidions, and learn about King Sneferu who built them.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before meeting your private Egyptologist guide at your hotel at 9am. He'll escort you to your air-conditioned minivan complete with free Wi-Fi for the hour-long journey out to the desert at Dahshur.

Admire the remarkable Bent Pyramid, which stands over 340 feet (104 meters) high, with its weirdly angled sides, and capture shots against the desert sands. This was likely a first attempt by the pharaoh Sneferu, father of Khufu, almost 3,600 years ago.

Next, visit the Red Pyramid, the first smooth-sided pyramid known to history, and almost as vast as Giza's Great Pyramid of Khufu: Sneferu's architects seem to have mastered their calculations by the time they built this one. Should you wish to climb up to the entrance and descend the narrow, 4-feet (1.2-meter) tall tunnel that leads to his vaulted burial chamber, youcan do so independently, as guides are not allowed inside. Please note this isn't suitable for people with asthma or claustrophobia.

Finally, your guide will show you the ruins of the mortuary temple, where the pharaoh's body was prepared for mummification, and the pyramidions, the decorative caps which originally topped the pyramids. You'll be back at your hotel around 1pm,traffic depending.

    Inclusions

    • Wi-Fi in your van
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

    Exclusions

    • Entrance fees
    • Gratuities (recommended)

    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Children must be accompanied by an adult