8-Hour Private Tour Of The Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum And Bazaar Including Camel Ride And Lunch From Cairo

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100+ Travelers say that this tour met their expectations.

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not listed
    Please send your Pickup location details
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this private tour several activities are involved and different periods of ancient history of Egypt covered as you will visit the Pyramids of giza, the Sphinx, The egyptian museum with its treasures, the oriental bazaar of Khan el Khalili. You will ride a camel for 30 minutes in the Sahara desert around the pyramids and you will have lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the pyramids.

Highlights

  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

After an 8am pick-up from your hotel, start your tour by visiting the plateau of Giza where you visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops and the pyramids of Chephren and Mycerinus. Take a few pictures from the panoramic area, before moving on to the Valley Temple and the Great Sphinx. Lastly, ride a camel for 30 minutes around the pyramids.

Next, you will have your lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Sphinx and the pyramids with set menu of grill chicken/kebab and kofta, before proceeding to The egyptian museum. Explore the animal mummy room, the mummy portraits, the Royal Mummy Rooms (extra fee), and King Tutankhamun's jewelry.

Afterwards, visit the famous Bazaar of Khan el Khalili to live the oriental atmosphere and the experience of bargaining. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel after the tour is finished.

Inclusions

Local taxes

Bottled water

Lunch (on pyramids day in a restaurant overlooking the Sphinx and the pyramids with set menu of grill chicken/kebab and kofta)

30 minutes camel ride around Giza pyramids

Qualified Egyptologist guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan with free WiFi

Entry/Admission - Egyptian Antiquities Museum

Entry/Admission - Great Sphinx

Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili

Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza

Exclusions

Gratuities

Extra entrance fees (interior of Giza pyramids, Solar Boat museum, Royal Mummy room)

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Infant meals not included

Dress code is smart casual

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Feb-2020

    Our tour guide, Z, was knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel at ease during the trip. In addition, the driver was very good. Pick up and drop off went smoothly. We dined at a roof top restaurant and the food was good. All in all would do the tour again. Lastly, getting off a camel is easier than getting on.

  • 13-Feb-2020

    Our tour guide, Z, was knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel at ease during the trip. In addition, the driver was very good. Pick up and drop off went smoothly. We dined at a roof top restaurant and the food was good. All in all would do the tour again. Lastly, getting off a camel is easier than getting on.

  • 07-Feb-2020

    The tour was well organised and the tour guide was really good. She was knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour thoroughly. Thanks Viator for organising the tour for us.

  • 20-Jan-2020

    Fatima was absolutely wonderful in every way. She took the time to review and explain the flow of all the stops and a high level overview before we started. Helped with pictures and ensured I got the beat of my experience as I had limited time. The explanations and carefully planned route to cater to my needs was wonderful. I would recommend Fatima to anyone and hope she will be my guide on my Alexandria tour coming up soon. The door to door services and assistance to get what I was looking for was exceptional.

  • 20-Jan-2020

    Mina is a great and knowledgeabke guide! The tour was much more than what I expected! We first walked through the old city bazaars, then went to the museum, then had a lunch with a panoramic Views to the pyramids. Then we went to see all the pyramids and the sfinks! Riding the camel was so much fun!!! We actually rode on the desert and took some really funny photos! It was good that I did not have to walk too much as the car was available all the time! I recommend this tour!! We saw everything we wanted and even visited an Essential oil factory in the end!! It was only me and my husband so it really was all based on what we wanted. The lunch was very good as well!

  • 20-Jan-2020

    We have mixed feelings about this tour...but probably because we have mixed feelings about Cairo. Cairo as a city is not very pleasant and the men are very abrasive. They see tourists as "suckers" and think all tourists are rich (which made things uncomfortable for us since we were on a budget). Our day started with the pyramid tour. The pyramids on their own are amazing and magnificent. The pushy vendors around the pyramid, I wanted to knock a few of them across the head and yell out "LEAVE US ALONE!". Cairo is full of scammers. Luckily our guide told us ahead of time that the vendors would pretend to give you a gift and tell you "free! free gift!" and put it in your hands. But once you touch it or want to simply look at something they are selling, even if they say "free gift" they charge you money for it.
    On a positive side, we did learn a lot about Egyptian history and we were grateful to have the guide we had (his name was Bassem). The camel ride was ok. We had previously been on a camel ride in Morocco (2 days before heading to Egypt) and I could see the difference in how their camels were treated. My husband's camel's back end was covered in feces and there was a lot of garbage around the pyramids. As one of the world's top tourism cities, they should at least try to keep that area clean. After the camel ride and Sphinx, our guide said he was bringing us to a place where they make posters out of papyrus. At first I thought this was great! Until you're told you don't have to buy anything but lets face it, they expect you to buy something. Although it was interesting to see how they used to and still make scrolls of paper using the papyrus plant, once we received the bill for what we purchased at the shop, the lady said we were being charged for the tour we received as well. They should let tourists know ahead of time and give them the option to go for the tour or opt out (as I mentioned, we were on a tight budget yet any money they can get out of you, they'll try but make it seem like you don't have to buy anything). The little lady gave us a short but sweet tour however again, we wished we would have known we had to pay for it. Then we were brought to an essential oil shop (which again, we did not know until our guide told us it was our next stop). Same situation, we were put into a big room with a man who made a presentation about all the oils they offer. This was also very interesting but you're guilted into having to buy something. The man tells you with a big smile "if you don't want to buy something, it's ok. If yes, then you do". We explained to him that we had carry-on luggage with us only (which was true) and they is a limit in liquids we were allowed to bring with us (both our bags were already full with our shampoo, toothpaste etc). He then proceeded in telling us they offer 4 different size bottles and we would bring the smallest ones with us (that's after telling him no). Of course, nice people that we are (even if we couldn't afford it), we chose to buy a box of 6 (they make you deals and include things like buy 5 get 1 free, free oil bottle and infusers). After telling him we would take the set of 6 smallest bottles, he tried to make us by the next size up. We were getting frustrated at this point. The icing on the cake was when he suggested we tip his staff for wrapping and packing our purchase (seriously?!). Like I said, they think all tourists are rich. And I know how it works, if a guide brings in tourists and they end up buying from the sellers, they share their profit with the guides. They even have this set up with hotel staff and taxi drivers. We left there $325 CAD later, and headed to a small local restaurant for lunch. The lunch was amazing the ladies who served us were wonderful.
    Since we were broke, we opted out in going to the Bazaar. We really didn't feel like being pressured into buying more things.
    We recommend this tour to see the pyramids (or another tour that offers pyramids only and museum) as we had a bad experience trying to walk to the pyramids ourselves the following night to see the sound and light show. We were being harassed and the men were trying to scam us by telling us we weren't allowed to walk to the pyramids because it was "too far" (it was 15 minute walk) and we "HAD" to take a taxi. Make sure you have a guide with you if you do go to Cairo. Aside from the pyramids, we don't recommend Cairo (maybe other smaller cities are ok to visit but they are brought up to scam people so I highly doubt it).

  • 17-Jan-2020

    This was an incredible tour. I HIGHLY recommend doing this tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgable, it was incredible. She spoke english perfectly with hardly an accent. She was so nice and friendly. She went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Thank you Manar Atwa for making our trip to Egypt amazing!!!

  • 30-Dec-2019

    Ashraf our tour guide was great and he explained things well. If anything 8 hours are not enough you can use this tour as a starter to explore more. Cairo is Islamic, Coptic and pharaonic so more time will be needed.

  • 26-Dec-2019

    Ashraf and his driver met us at the airport with a printed sign with our names on it and they made a point to make us feel important from the start! He was fluent in English and very knowledgeable about Cairo and entertaining! We enjoyed every minute, this was the perfect way to see Cairo and the most important sites. We loved that he made our trip short and sweet making sure to point out the most important features especially in the museum when we would have been there all day if we were alone. I would HIGHLY recommend Ashraf, thanks again!!

    Feedback: Wish we would have been given a heads up about the locals and how much they hustle you in Cairo, don't accept help from anyone without being ready to flip them some money, even at the airport.

  • 17-Dec-2019

    We couldn’t have enjoyed our Cairo day trip more! We set off to the pyramids first thing and took in a camel ride before the area became busy. Next we stopped at local jewelry and papyrus artisans, followed by lunch and highlights of the Egyptian Museum. Lastly, a trip to the bazaar to take in the local scene. Our guide Zenab was very knowledge and friendly! She was always accommodating and answered all of our questions. We had the most wonderful time and would not hesitate to visit again! Highly recommended!

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