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  • Location:Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration:3 - 4 hours

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

No visit to Cairo is complete without seeing the majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of these famous symbols of Egypt's ancient civilization. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites you'll visit.


  • Private day trip to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx from Cairo
  • Guided introduction to each of the three pyramids
  • Free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost)
  • Photo opportunity of the pyramids and Cairo skyline
  • Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from Cairo and Giza hotels

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

Sphinx, Giza

On the Giza plateau, the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx date back over 3,000 years. While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are by far the most famous and are the last of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), although your guide is not permitted to enter with you.

After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background.

A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a king, and is surrounded in mystery, including the unanswered questions: who built it and why.

In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Pyramids and Sphinx are wonderful. Guide was brilliant. Excellent English speaking and very knowledgeable. Very good value all round.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx are one of those bucket list things that everyone talks about doing and that get a lot of hype. Let me tell you, they completely and totally live up to their reputation. I've wanted to visit them since I was six years old I was a precocious kid, and when you build something up for over a quarter century, it has to be pretty spectacular. The pyramids and the Sphinx are there's no way to describe how incredible it is to get to interact with ancient history on such an intimate level you can even climb inside the Great Pyramid, although be aware that it's pretty tight inside and a physically challenging climb. The tour takes you up close and personal and then out to a plateau with a view that makes you feel like you've stepped inside the pages of National Geographic. Our guide, Mahmoud, was incredibly friendly and knowledgable he took care of everything we needed and I would highly recommend requesting him specifically for your tour. A, can't recommend highly enough.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent and very prompt service! The guides Tito and Ibrahim were very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour is a must do when visiting Cairo! Our tour guide was very knowledgable. Also recommend doing the camel ride around the Pyramids. Caution, the guide of the camel will want a large tip, 20 pounds is sufficient enough as the camel ride is 100 pounds.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour! Our guide did a great job of showing us the sights, giving us some of the history of Egypt, and taking some great funny pics of us kissing the Sphinx. The full-day tour is definitely worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent!!! An extraordinary experience! Our guide Ahmet was very personable, kind, intelligent, a great storyteller, and made sure everything was amazing and totally comfortable from start to finish. I look forward to exploring more of Egypt with Ahmet as our guide. A true asset to your company. Thank you very much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was amazing. Our tour guide was extremely informative and made the tour highly enjoyable. I would highly recommend the pyramid tour and museum tour to really make your day worthwhile because it just completes the historical voyage.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Outstanding. My guide Achmed spoke perfect English and was eager to answer any question I had. Provided lots of useful and interesting information on the pyramids and sphinx. He was happy to take pictures for me. He also kept the aggressive vendors away and navigated my way through the security checks and crowds. This trip also features a trip to a papyrus/art shop afterwards.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was an excellent tour. Fouad was very knowledgeable and great company along our journey. Don't let the media reports steer you away. Not once did we feel uncomfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fantastic tour guide! Extremely knowledgeable and gave us the ins and outs of getting around the Pyramids and the Sphinx. What an experience! Definitely will book with Viator again they contract with great representatives. He was prompt, courteous, and easy going. Gladly tipped for his expertise, and honestly regretted not tipping more. I hope we get set up with this guide again when we return to Egypt.

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