Private Cairo: Crowd Free Half Day Pyramids Adventure

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate, Egypt
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Wonder at the Great Pyramids of giza and enigmatic Sphinx on this fascinating half-day tour of Cairos greatest treasures! Beat the crowds and midday sun with a prompt morning departure to drive to the Giza necropolis. Admire the gigantic Sphinx and the three great pyramids as your guide reveals the theories around the purpose and construction of these massive pharaonic tombs. Finish with an authentic Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant as you puzzle over what youve just seen!

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Get inside tips from a local

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at one of two start points in Cairo in the early morning. Then, take the short drive to the Giza necropolis that is home to the Sphinx and the three pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure.

Avoid the often busy main entrance and head through the gate at the Sphinx, the enigmatic human-headed lion statue that stands sentinel here. Gaze at this gigantic sculpture and hear the theories behind its mysterious purpose from your guide.

Next, visit the Pyramids of giza. Built around 2550 BC, the tombs were constructed to protect the pharaohs as they entered the afterlife. Wonder at the sheer bulk of the 481-foot-tall (147 meters) Great Pyramid of Cheops; it's the largest of Gizas three major tombs, and the last of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.

The second pyramid, Khafre, isn't much smaller, but its claim to fame is that, unlike the others, part of its outer casing is still intact. The smallest of the three, Menkaure, is named for the fifth king of the Old Kingdom. Unlike the larger pyramids, which were made of limestone, Menkaure was mostly constructed with granite, a more expensive and difficult stone to use.

After seeing the architectural feats up close, head to a viewpoint to snap a photo of all three pyramids set against Cairos skyline. Since youre here relatively early, there will be fewer people interfering with your shots! You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (own expense), although your guide is not permitted to enter with you.

Next, drive into Cairos streets for an authentic Egyptian lunch. Head inside a popular local restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal of koshari (a blend of lentils, rice, pasta, fried onions and chilli sauce) that is a favorite of young Cairenes.

Afterward, enjoy a drop-off at either of the start points, where your tour ends in the early afternoon.

Inclusions

Local guide

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Gizeh Plateau

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entrance fees to the inner chambers of the Great Pyramid (200 EGP) and Solar Boat Museum (60 EGP)

Camel ride (60 EGP)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Dec-2014

    Of all the tours, this is the one we enjoyed the most. Good bus company, very accommodating driver and most of all spending another day with Hend put this tour on the top. We not only have a tour guide, but we also have a photographer, she gave us ideas on what to expect, how to handle persistent vendors and most of all we gained another friend. Hend is just not knowledgeable about the history, but she also knows how to conduct friendly conversation. If she doesn't know the answer she has no problem of saying I don't know and researches the answer. She always got our backs.