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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.

Cairo, Giza: Sakkara Dahshur Pyramids & Memphis Private Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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: 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 Cairo: Saqqara and Memphis Pyramids Tour

5. From Cairo: Saqqara and Memphis Pyramids Tour

Before the Great Pyramids of Giza, many Egyptian kings created vast and memorable monuments for their burial in the desert outside present-day Cairo. Visit these sites in historic Saqqara and Memphis, ancient Egyptian sites located around 18 miles south of Cairo on a shared group or private tour. Saqqara is a large and ancient burial ground that features the world's oldest standing step pyramid. Designed by Imhotep for King Djoser, the step pyramid is the oldest complete stone-hewn building complex known in history. It is surrounded by other small pyramids dating back to the 5th and 6th dynasties. Although Giza and the Valley of the Kings in Thebes eventually eclipsed Saqqara as the burial ground of royalty, Saqqara remained an important complex for burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3,000 years. You’ll continue on to Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 2,200 B.C. The modern towns of Dahshur and Saqqara lie within the administrative borders of historical Memphis. Throughout the tour, your local guide will offer local insight into the culture and customs of Cairo and the surrounding area.

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

6. 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 448 reviews

Was really great. Our guide Mohammed spoke really good German, told us everything about the history, showed us more than we booked and was really friendly, attentive and took good care of us. It was a private tour. We can only recommend. Always happy.

Our tour to Memphis Dashur and Saqqara was simply fantastic. Our guide Salib and the driver Ahmed has a wide knowledge of the history and everyday life of ancient and today Egypt. We really enjoyed our time!

Very nice activity with a very competent guide who knows very well its history and Egyptian culture. Excellent food for lunch. To do, without hesitation.

One of the best experiences I've had. The pyramids are a monument apart, it was excellent. Egypt is very rich in history.

Seeing the pyramids and the sphinx is an unforgettable experience and feeling