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Day Tour to The Pyramids of El Fayoum

El Fayoum pyramids, Maydoum

 

Highlights:

  • El Fayoum Pyramids
  • Hawara Pyramid
  • Lahun Pyramid
  • Maydoum Pyramid
  • Funerary Complex of King Senefru

Itinerary:

Your Golden Pyramid Travel Tour Guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Cairo to visit the El Fayoum Pyramids.  You will first visit Hawara Pyramid which dates back to King Amenemhat III from the XII Dynasty. It is located at a site near El Fayoum City, and its design shows the genius of the Architect with its corridors that misled thieves preventing them from reaching the Burial Chamber. The Pyramids height is around 58 metres and its entrance leads to several corridors which lead to a symbolic Burial Chamber.  By taking different and difficult corridors you can reach the real Burial Chamber which did not have a door and could only be accessed by moving a massive stone weighing 45 tonne

You will next visit Lahun Pyramid dating back to King Senusert II; its height is around 48 metres, and has a different design.   Its corridors and passages lead to false Burial Chamber, they then dug 2 wells behind the main Pyramid and connected these under the ground these had some passages that then led to the real Burial Chamber

The last stop on your Tour is the Maydoum Pyramid that is located among the Funerary Complex of King Senefru. This Pyramid is considered to be the final model of the Step Pyramids and is important because it was located in the oldest complete Funerary Complex. To the east there were Funerary Temples that have now disappeared below the level of the underground water table but the small Pyramid still remains. All the complex walls show scenes and writings from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom. The main Pyramid is 92 metres in height and consisted of several floors; it also had an external covering that gave it the smooth sides of the Great Pyramids but when this fell away the real appearance of the Step Pyramid appeared.

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off service from your Hotel
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking Tour Guide
  • Bottled water on vehicle during Tour
  • Lunch at local Restaurant in El Fayoum
  • All service & tax charges

Excluded:

  • Extras not mentioned in the program
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks & personal expenses
  • Tipping kitty

 

Prices per person:

 

 Single $180