See the Pyramids like they’re shown in the photos – without any tourists! Head out to this iconic Egyptian landmark super early, beating both the crowds and the heat, and get some alone time with the Sphinx.
What to Expect
Get ready, get set, for an experience of a lifetime – a half-day trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza! The Giza Plateau is a formation of three pyramids, where a father, son, and grandson constructed their afterlife tombs and mapped their journeys to the afterlife. It’s still a bit of a mystery as to how the pyramids were constructed and how long they took to complete, but there’s no question that the pyramids still represent the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian architectural accomplishments.
What sets this Pyramids tour apart from the others is that you beat the tourists and arrive at the Giza Plateau well before the crowds and that ruthless midday sun. You will also enjoy a local lunch! Your day starts by seeing the guardian of the necropolis, the Sphinx, which stands in front of the second Pyramid of Khepren. You will enter the Giza Plateau from the Sphinx Gate to beat the crowds to the site, and after seeing the Sphinx, you walk to the mysterious great pyramid of King Cheops, where you can marvel at the sheer size of the construction, and try and formulate your own theories as to how it was built.
This Pyramids tour continues to the second Pyramid of Giza, which is the second largest and the only pyramid that still carries part of its original casing. From there, you’ll continue to the third and the smallest of the Giza Plateau pyramids. And no visit to the Pyramids of Giza would be completed without stopping at the panoramic view point where you get to see the all the pyramids of Giza in the one spot (and take a photo like the ones you see in travel books – free of tourists! Well, almost…) Leaving the amazing pyramids behinds, you’ll head back out to the streets of Cairo and stop by a local restaurant for lunch. You will enjoy Koshary, a dish of rice, pasta, lentils, fried onions, and chili sauce, and a favourite amongst young local Egyptians. After lunch, you’ll be dropped off at one of the starting points, where you can carry on your day.
- Guided tour
- Local English speaking guide
- Pyramids area entrance fees
- Koshary lunch
What's Not Included
- Additional food and drink
- Admission to the inner chambers of the Great Pyramid (200 EGP)
- Admission to the solar boat (60 EGP)
- Camel ride (60 EGP)
- Tips/gratuity for guide