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Abu Sir Pyramids

Outside of Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Private Half-Day Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx by Camel or Horse
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This complex consists of four (of the original fifteen) pyramids from the 5th Dynasty: the pyramids of Neferefre, Neferirkare, Niuserre and Sahure.
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19 Oct 2015
“Great sunrise amidst these crumbling pyramids”
10 Feb 2015
“PERFECT ALABASTER CRYSTAL ALTAR”
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Outside of Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Visited this pyramids on a Sunday morning to see the sunrise. It is possible to get here by camel/ horse or 4x4 although one has to pay the guardian afterwards. The setting is very pretty, particularly if one travels a bit further to the sun...More

Thank LucyCarvalho
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The hotep here is unbelievable...incredible machine cutting! I love riding horses here...it is tourist and hassle free. QUIET TIME can be taken, sitting with the Sahara surrounding this ancient site. Well worth the visit and effort to arrange getting there. Make sure you negotiate the...More

Thank TRACEYASH2012
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Although some web sites mention that it is open to public with the ticket of 20EGP, it is NOT true. It is NOT open to publuc and one needs a special permission (Nov 2014). I went there all the way believing that the site to...More

Thank worldtraveller1a
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Alas the site is a 'restricted' area and you must secure special permission to explore the ruins there but it is well worth it, if you can swing the approval as we did.

Thank empressginger
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I found the perfect way to get to the elusive Abu Sir pyramids. I simply walked there from my hotel Saqqara Country Club (see my review). If you look up this hotel in google map, in satellite view you can see the Abu Sir pyramids...More

Thank X1_G8
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I went to these pyramids having already visited Giza, Saqqara, Dashur and Meidum and so my expectations were not high. What more could these lesser pyramids offer? However, they were a great place to visit in their own right. It gave me the chance to...More

1  Thank jamiehay51260
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Abusir is a 5th dynasty necropolis. 7 pyramids can be founds here. Not all 5th dynasty pyramids are at Abusir there are 2 at Sakkara (Unas and Userkaf) and 1 at south Sakkara (Djedkare-Isesi). Abusir is about half way between Giza and Sakkara. The quality...More

1  Thank egypt2nighttours
Reviewed 12 June 2012

I visited in March 2012. My guide said that he knew the guards and that I would be able to visit Abu Sir and Abu Ghorab for a small "fee" and tip for the "guides." I was more than happy to pay a bribe to...More

Thank Zebra_45678
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Some of the reviews here seem to be commenting on the famous pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of modern Cairo. By contrast, the Abusir pyramids are to the south of this, and in fact are much nearer to Saqqara. Abusir was closed in March...More

2  Thank Bielding
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We were told it is closed, but we could see them from a distance, when in Saqqara, on the way to the tomb of Ti.

Thank zsy
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