Instead of Egypt, go to Northern Sudan
Egypt isn't the only place to see pyramids. And your reward for getting well off the beaten ancient archeological path in Northern Sudan means access to more monoliths than in all of Egypt. Over 200 pyramids were built by Nubian kings in the desert sands around the city of Meroe, about 200 miles north of Khartoum. And while the State Department gives its usual spiel against travel to the area, there are many tour operators still making the trek. "Most people see the southern part of Sudan in the press," says Scott Wiseman, President of Cox & Kings, The Americas, "But there are amazing pyramids and Nubian villages in the north. It's really off the beaten path and unique."