No one can deny the role played by King Sneferu, which resulted in the construction of the Great Pyramid, which is one of the eternal wonders of the world.
Sneferu is the founder of the Fourth Dynasty and the father of King Khufu. He built many pyramids during his attempts to reach the complete hierarchical form, and this was the direct reason for the development of building the pyramids to reach their peak during the rule of his son, King Khufu.
The pyramids of King Sneferu, which are located in Dahshur, are no less revered and great than those located in Giza, on the contrary, they are older, which makes them more grandiose.
We will take you on a trip to see the pyramids of King Sneferu and enjoy being inside the burial chamber of the king inside the pyramid itself.
Although the Bent pyramid is smaller than the pyramids of Giza, you will feel unparalleled grandeur while standing next to it, and this is due to the fact that this pyramid still retains the outer layer of high-quality limestone.
- Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Cairo and drive you to Dahshur, located about 40 km south of Cairo.
- Begin your tour by visiting the Bent Pyramid, one of the earliest pyramids built during the Old Kingdom period. The pyramid gets its name from the change in angle from 54 degrees to 43 degrees, which makes the upper part of the pyramid visibly bent.
- After exploring the Bent Pyramid, head to the nearby Red Pyramid, the world’s first true smooth-sided pyramid, which was built by Pharaoh Sneferu. Although the interior of the pyramid is closed to visitors, you can still appreciate its impressive structure from the outside.
- Continue your tour with a visit to the ancient site of Memphis, the former capital of Egypt and home to some of the country’s most impressive pharaonic monuments. Here, you will get to see the ruins of the statue of Ramses II, the great Alabaster Sphinx, and other historical artifacts.
- Finally, visit the Saqqara Necropolis, which is part of the Memphis Necropolis and is home to the famous Step Pyramid, the first pyramid built in Egypt, dating back to the Third Dynasty.
After the tour is done, your guide will drive you back to your hotel in Cairo.
Note that the exact itinerary may vary depending on your preferences.