Red Pyramid of Dahshur
Red Pyramid of Dahshur (40 minutes driving distance south of Cairo) — Located at a short distance from Saqqara, the Red Pyramid at Dahshur was built for the pharaoh Snefru, father of Khufu for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. The Red Pyramid is the first “true” pyramid and it has the second largest base of all Egyptian pyramids. What makes it yet more interesting is that it can be fully accessed, including the chance to see the burial chamber. There’s something special about exploring the cold and silent passageways inside the pyramid. Do not go inside if you are not comfortable in enclosed space. Ticket price: Regular: 30 EGP, Student: 15 EGP.