Half-Day Tour To Saqqara & Dahshour
Explore the oldest pyramid in history, the Step pyramid of Djoser at Saqqra, and the Bent pyramid, and the Red pyramid of Senfru at Dahshur, with our professional licensed tour guide.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel’s reception to commence your tour to,
Saqqara lies in the west bank of the Nile. It is very vast burial ground, was serving as the cemetery of Memphis, the first capital of Egypt. It includes the famous step pyramid of Djoser and some other mastabas.
The step pyramid complex is the oldest stone structures in the history.
Some pyramids were built at Saqqara by the kings of the 5th and 6th dynasties, such as Userkaf, Unas, Pepi I and Pepi II.
Some private tombs of the Old Kingdom were built there. The best known tombs are those of Ti, Kagemni, Ptah hotep and Meruruka.
Dahshour is about 40 km south of Cairo on the west bank of the Nile. Dahshour is famous for (by) the Bent pyramid and the Red pyramid which were constructed by king Senfru ( 2613- 2589 BC ), the father of Khufu ( Cheops).
There is also a pyramid was built by Amenmehat II ( 1929 – 1895 BC ), 12th dynasty, is now badly damaged.
Some several tombs of royal women were built there as well.
The king Senusert III built two pyramids there. The Black pyramid was built by king Amenmehat III, it remains the most imposing monument at the site after the two Senfru pyramids.
Several other pyramids of the 13th dynasty were built at Dahshour.
Prices per person:
- Entrance fees
- Licensed tour guide.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Tips for guide and diver.
- Drinks and personal expenses.
- Children from 1-5 years are free of charge.
- Children between 6-11 years get 50% off.
- All prices in US Dollar, but Egyptian Pound, English Pound & Euros are accepted.