The pick up on this trip was on time and the guide was very knowledgeable. We wondered before the trip how easy it is to get inside the pyramids it was surprisingly easy. There are plentiful tickets on sale for the second pyramid 25 Egyptian pounds, however it was more difficult to get tickets to the Great Pyramid as only 150 tickets are sold in the morning and 150 tickets for 1pm more expensive. We were told that advanced tickets were not available. These two pyramids are very similar in size.
The photo opportunities are amazing, you can get close to the pyramids and the Sphinx. There are a number of locals that will try and get money for items or for taking photos however we did not find that a problem.
We found it very hot inside the pyramid. It is made worse by having to crouch down and walk in a four, five foot high passage ways down and then up. We were only in the second pyramid for around 10 minutes and needed to drink lots of water after, take plenty of water with you.
The only downside for us was the guide seemed to rush things along a bit and we needed to make efforts to slow things down and make a point of walking off on our own so we would have more time for photos etc. Also they do seem to try to tag on additional parts to the trip that involve buying items from factories, don't feel compelled to do these, just politely decline if they do not suit.
Overall this is an awesome trip, a must do.
The show lasts around 50 minutes, at busy times be prepared to wait a while for bags to be scanned at the gate. The show is probably worth doing however we thought the lighting effects were a bit dated by around 10 years. The flood lights on the pyramids provide a dramatic backdrop, however laser shapes and projections are very basic. They should bring the technology up-to-date.
With regard to the pick up time, we were told there was only one English language show at 6:30pm by the travel company office on the telephone, however on the day the tour company changed it to 10:30pm at the last minute. We were told that this was the correct time for the English show on that night. This was inconvenient, especially as we had an early start the following day. here was no apology.
Overall we would give this trip 6 out of 10, the technology let's it down, and let's face it the pyramids at night need a bit of help!