"daytrip to the pyramids" Day Trips Tip by mindcrime

Day Trips, Cairo: 11 reviews and 33 photos

  Giza Pyramids
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  • Giza Pyramids - Cairo
      Giza Pyramids
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  • Step Pyramid - Cairo
      Step Pyramid
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  • at Zozer complex - Cairo
      at Zozer complex
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  • the city will cover the Pyramids! - Cairo
      the city will cover the Pyramids!
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I tried to see most of the main pyramims in a day! It?s possible if you hire a taxi for the day(100EGP- 15euro) and visit Memphis/Saqqara/Dahshur and later in the afternoon Gyza.

MEMPHIS(about 30 km south of Cairo) was the capitol of Egypt. The city no longer exists but you have to see the huge Ramses statue. This sphinx (8m long and 4m tall) has nothing to do with the Great Sphinx of Giza, but it's worth a pic too :)

Then go to SAKKARA for The Step Pyramid of Zoser(some say this was the first building in the history still in view!) but there are also some other interesting sights around.

Then I asked the taxi driver to take me to DAHSHUR for the Bent or the Red Pyramid (both pyramids, and other collapsed ones, are on a wide open plain).

Finally, it was time for GYZA! Tree Pyramids ? Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus and the Sphinx. You'll find info in every guide book so I only suggest you to take your time here(it took me hours) and enjoy the only one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World that is still in our world! Hire a horse or a camel but watch out for the prices, some smarts guides wont let you down of the camel unless you give them a high tip...

Address: South of Cairo
Directions: Bus. N355 goes at Giza but a taxi would be better especially if you do what I did visiting other places too

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2010
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