Caravan of horses on the walk near the Giza Pyramids, Egypt
Caravan of horses on the walk near the Giza Pyramids, Egypt

Giza Pyramids

Giza, 3512201

The basics

Few structures on the planet are as immediately recognizable as the Giza Pyramids, and travelers have several options for visiting these wonders of ancient Egypt's fourth dynasty. Most see them on a full-day tour from Giza or Cairo; these tours often also include a Nile River cruise or stops at other sights such as the Pyramid of Djoser (Step Pyramid), Memphis, the Egyptian Museum, and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. 

Once at the Giza Pyramids complex, explore the pyramids and valley temples on foot, or choose to take in the view from afar with a camel ride (a great photo opportunity). Those who visit on their own should keep in mind that there are separate entrance fees for the complex and each individual pyramid.

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Private Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
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I would definitely recommend this tour. I went as a solo traveller and it was amazing to have the guide (Hosam) and driver. Hosam was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming, answering all questions I had. Would definitely recommend if you do not want to be part of the crowds.
Eduardo_T, Apr 2024

Things to know before you go

  • Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and modest clothing at the pyramids.

  • Be prepared for plenty of sun; bring along a hat, sunscreen, and water to stay comfortable.

  • Choosing a private tour will allow you to customize your experience.

  • Leave yourself plenty of free time to explore.

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How to get there

While a guided tour from Cairo or Giza is the easiest and most convenient way to see the pyramids, it's also possible to visit independently by taking a taxi or public bus from downtown Cairo or the Giza metro station along Pyramids Road.

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When to get there

The winter months (late November to early February) tend to bring optimal weather; in summer, expect temperatures in the 90s F. Keep in mind how traveling during Ramadan could impact your plans, and note that Fridays, a traditional day of rest in Egypt, tend to be a bit quieter at the Great Pyramids of Giza.

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How to avoid scams and touts at the Giza Pyramids

The main entrance is often crowded with pushy souvenir vendors, touts, and taxi drivers looking for a fare. To gain the assistance of a professional guide and avoid looking for vendors on the spot, it's best to book your tour in advance.

If you arrive by taxi, ask your driver to take you to the vehicle entrance, where there are fewer touts but still opportunities to book horse riding, camel riding, or carriage tours. You may also come across unofficial guides who claim you must tour the complex with them; this is not true.

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