Cairo: Half Day Pyramids Tour by Camel or Horse Carriage

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Cairo: Half Day Pyramids Tour by Camel or Horse Carriage

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 32 per person

Experience millennia of preserved history at the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embark on a camel or horse carriage ride. Learn about the culture of ancient Egypt from your expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr City, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage City, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, or 6th of October is available to book in the checkout process as an 'Add-on'. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.


  • Learn about the fascinating culture of ancient Egypt firsthand by viewing its most famous structures
  • Pick up insights into the significance of some of the world's most famous monuments from your expert guide
  • Select options for the tour to fit your preferences and schedule
Full description
After pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza, head straight to the Giza Plateau in an air-conditioned vehicle to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt. Choose either a camel or horse carriage ride, and set off with your expert guide to gaze at the splendor of the world’s largest pyramids. Marvel at the 4,500-year-old structures, learning about the rich history and contemporary cultural significance of some of Egypt’s foremost national treasures. Continue your exploration of the area, moving past the Great Sphinx of Giza, as well as the stately Pyramid of Mykerinos and Chephren. With options to select entrance to the Great Pyramid and a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, cater the experience to your schedule and budget. After a day of exploring the iconic structures, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, having experienced a snapshot of ancient history.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairo or Giza
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Camel or horse carriage ride (depending on option selected)
  • Mineral water
  • Pyramids and Sphinx general admission (if add-on selected at checkout)
  • Great Pyramid entry (if add-on selected at checkout)
  • Lunch (if add-on selected at checkout)
  • Photographer (if add-on selected at checkout)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult during the camel ride
  •  2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children are allowed per horse carriage
  •  Optional extras on this tour are entry to the Great Pyramids, and lunch at a local restaurant (drinks not included). You can select these add-ons after the add to cart option for the main tour
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 31 reviews

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This tour should be done at least once in a lifetime. We requested the same guide as the previous day Mr. Hossam professional, kind and very helpful in everything. The pyramids and the sphinx are something extraordinary wonder of the world. The camel ride was about 20 minutes and you can enjoy the view next to these wonders. All very fascinating, if you happen to ask for Mr. Hossam who speaks Italian very well and was an exquisite person in everything.

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August 21, 2022

We had a great day with our tour guide Mahmoud Emam, driver Ahmed and the photographer Ramy Afifi. The Travel assistant Rania Afifi was well cooperative before and after I came from my home country Switzerland . Mahmoud was so compassionate and took cared of us in each point. And he explained about the history of Cairo, pyramids and so on perfectly. Our professional photographer Ramy took us all the pictures as we wished made the event memorable. Lastly the driver Ahmed tolerate with us in our day. My huge thank to the whole team, that they brought our day valuable and pleased. I highly recommend this guys as tour guides to all those who travel to Egypt in future.

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July 13, 2022

Highly recommended Excellent service The lady Rania contact me while I was still in U.K she introduced herself, when I spoke to her she helped arrange the transfer from airport to hotel she organised the tour, guided me, she was very helpful and available all the way through my trip The service and tours were excellent. The guide was incredibly knowledgable and gave us a fantastic day in Giza, Cairo. We learnt about history, art, culture and much more. We are well traveled and have high standards, and we were very happy with the service- Rania was truly amazing and she speaks excellent English. 10/10.

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July 11, 2022

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