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Dahshur: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

1. From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

From Giza & Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Dahshur Private Tour

2. From Giza & Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Dahshur Private Tour

Experience world wonders in the heart of Egypt on this guided day trip from Cairo or Giza. Enjoy the expansive desert landscapes and visit the majestic pyramids while you learn more about these ancient landmarks. Get a snapshot of the sights: the Sphinx, Sakkara, Dashur, and much more on this tour. After a comfortable pickup, head towards history! First, you will visit the Giza Pyramids of the 4th dynasty. Become awestruck by the great Pyramid, Khaphren Pyramid, and Mykrinos Pyramid. Discover the secrets of the construction of the Pyramids and feel the surreal atmosphere of the massive space. Then check out the great Sphinx of Giza and the Valley Temple of Khafre, where you will walk on legendary land. Head to the Sakkara Step Pyramid of the 3rd dynasty (2700 BC), where you can witness the oldest stone funerary complex built in Egypt. Walk through its magnificent corridors, seeing the walls of the tombs painted with daily scenes of ancient Egyptian life. Finally, explore the ancient Dahshur Pyramids. Here you will have the opportunity to step inside and reveal their hidden corridors.

Cairo, Giza: Sakkara Dahshur Pyramids & Memphis Private Tour

3. Cairo, Giza: Sakkara Dahshur Pyramids & Memphis Private Tour

Experience the mighty history of ancient Egypt and visit Sakkara Step Pyramid on a guided day trip from Cairo or Giza. Explore the ancient capital of Memphis with its monuments to Ramses II and its patron god, and watch the alabaster Sphinx. Visit the less known but Magnificent Dahshur Pyramids. Start the day with pickup at your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Then head to the Saqqara necropolis to see the oldest pyramid in Egypt: the Pyramid of Djoser, known as the Step Pyramid. See the oldest stone funerary complex in Egypt and walk through its corridors. Discover the incredible details on the painted walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, describing the details of their daily life. From there it’s on to Memphis, the first Egyptian capital, built in 3150 BC. Explore its wonders, including the colossal statue of Ramses II, the alabaster Sphinx, and the statue of Ptah, the patron god of Memphis. See these exceptional monuments, learn the history, and take lots of photos. Finally arrive to Dahshur to visit the Bent and the Red Pyramids of the 4th dynasty. you have the opportunity to step inside one of them. At the end of the day, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation.

Cairo: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

4. Cairo: Djoser, Bent Pyramid & Memphis Day Trip

Begin by visiting Sakkara and the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which dates back to 2600 BC under the 3rd Dynasty. It is considered the oldest stone structure and it was built for king Djoser. Proceed to visit Memphis, which was the first capital city of Old Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II at Memphis. On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of Dahshur. Travel in comfort back to your hotel. Cairo has so much to see, feel, eat and buy, so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary, let the local operator know if there is anything you would like to add to your itinerary.

From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

5. From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Sharm and transferred to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport in time for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you'll be met and will start your sightseeing tour to visit Memphis City, the oldest capital in ancient Egypt. Next, visit the Saqqara Step Pyramid, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to visit the three famous pyramids of Gaza: King Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. After taking photos of the pyramid from a viewpoint, continue your tour by visiting the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, before arriving at your hotel in Cairo.  Day 2: After breakfast at your hotel, start your day by visiting the Egyptian Museum, which includes the treasures of  Tutankamoun treasures. If you like, you can choose to add on a visit to the Mummy room. Afterwards, proceed to visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, then the Alabaster Mosque before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.  Finally, explore the Khan El-Khalili Market, before being transferred to Cairo's domestic airport for your flight back to Sharm. Upon arrival back at Sharm airport, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Dahshur

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 506 reviews

As a solo female traveller I would certainly recommend getting this tour to explore Memphis, Saqqara & Dahshur: I had an amazing time! Pick-up and drop-off were easy, my guide and driver were very nice people, and I learned a whole lot about all of the places we came across on the road, and of course also about the places we visited. My guide really knew everything I wanted to know! And she was really helpful as she told me which pyramids I could go inside and whom I should tip for that. There was also the possibility to have some free time at places (I think to get souvenirs or photos), but I didn't use that, as it was far more interesting to hear about the places from her. Of course there were a lot of vendors at the places, but they didn't bother me as much as when I visited on my own, because I had a guide with me. Last but not least, driving an ATV in the desert surrounding the Giza pyramids was totally awesome! You get used to it pretty quickly and then it's just terrific!

We had a fantastic day for our Pyramids tour with Salib, our guide and Essam our driver. We went for a day trip first to Saqqara, next to Dahshur and after a deli lunch to Gizeh and the Sphinx. Salib explains at the differents sights every important fact you need to know about ancient Egypt. A total plus is that Salib knows his ways even when there are crowds of tourists and he will find a quiet place where you have the impression of being alone there. You have questions? Salib will definetely answer them with his great knowledge of history. We traveled in a very convenient bus with Essam. Despite heavy traffic Essam stayed calm and we felt totally safe with him. Essam waited every time right at the exit so you can just jump on the bus to continue the tour. 10 points for Salib and Essam out of 10. Christian and Sami

Our guide Salib was extremely knowledgeable and was passionate about the history of the sites we visted and the also about Egypt's culture today as we drove between sites. The driver did a great job and got us around safely all day. The ATV ride at the end is a cherry on top, especially since you get some views of the pyramids that you can't get on the normal walking tour. Highly recommended

This was the most enjoyable way to see the history of the dynasties located around Giza. A great tour guide and driver provided an informative and well-paced day. Friendly and knowledgeable, the history I learned was invaluable. I can't wait to come back and go on another tour.

Osama was our guide and he was so lovely, we were immediately comfortable with him. Seeing saqqara in particular was a stand out experience, and I would consider it a must while visiting Egypt