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  • Address: Al Haram, Giza, Egypt
  • Hours: Daily 8am–5pm
  • Admission: E£80

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Giza Pyramids

One of the most iconic and mysterious Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza still live up to more than 4,000 years of hype. Seeing them is a must on any trip to Cairo, and there are a number of options available to make the most of your visit. Full-day tours often combine the pyramids with a trip to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, while others include a cruise on the River Nile.

Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu)
The largest of the three pyramids at Giza, this mammoth structure is said to have taken more than 20 years to build. Inside, the Great Pyramid features three chambers: a lower one cut out from the bedrock, plus the Queen's Chamber and King's Chamber, which are higher up within the structure.

Pyramid of Khafre
Khafre is set on higher ground than Khufu, giving the illusion that it is taller, although it is, in fact, smaller and younger. The structure retains some of its original limestone casing at its apex, making it possible to imagine how the pyramid might have looked in ancient times (We mainly see only the underlying core of the pyramids today).

Pyramid of Menkaure
The smallest and youngest of the Giza Pyramids, Menkaure is less than half the height of Khufu. This structure's lower layers consist of red granite, while its upper layers were originally made of white limestone.

The Great Sphinx
This huge monument was carved from the bedrock of the Giza Pyramid site. With the head of a human and the body of a lion, the Sphinx measures in at 239 feet long (73 meters), 62 feet wide (19 meters), and more than 65 feet tall (20 meters).

Practical Info

The easiest way to visit the pyramids is by guided tour from Cairo or Giza. It is also possible to arrive by bus from Heliopolis via Tahrir Square or by taxi from Cairo's center. There are two entrances: the main entrance is at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu), and the secondary entrance is via the village of Nazlet as-Samaan, below the Sphinx. Once there, you can choose to walk or take a camel ride around the complex. Some guided options include the separate tickets necessary to enter the pyramids, but if arriving independently, note that these tickets are limited to 300 per day. Climbing on the pyramids is strictly banned.

Did You Know? Each pyramid is dedicated to a different pharaoh from the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom. Most theories about how the pyramids were built agree that they were constructed by thousands of workers quarrying huge stone blocks from the Nile, then dragging and lifting them into place.

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Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, null
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Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Sakkara

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Explore the history of Egypt on this full day tour of Cairo, see the amazing pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and Saakara. With your knowledgeable guide you will learn ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and ... 
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8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and Lunch from Cairo

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.80
Full-Day Giza Pyramids and Cairo Tour, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Giza Pyramids and Cairo Tour

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Short on time? Enjoy the highlights of ancient and modern Cairo in this 8-hour tour, which takes you from the 4,500-year-old Pyramids of Giza all the way ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Giza pyramids Sphinx Sakkara and Memphis Day Tour from Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Giza pyramids Sphinx Sakkara and Memphis Day Tour from Cairo

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Walk like an Egyptian in a Full Day tour to Giza pyramids,Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis with a private guide, private air conditioned transportation and all main ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $100.00
Private Half-Day Trip to Giza Pyramids with Camel-Riding, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Half-Day Trip to Giza Pyramids with Camel-Riding

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Enjoy this half-day trip to see the Giza pyramids and Sphinx, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and experience camel-riding alongside the Giza ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.50
Half Day trip to Giza pyramids with camel ride, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half Day trip to Giza pyramids with camel ride

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A private tour to the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx with the right travel agency is the best way to do it. This private tour includes the services of a ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.39
Full Day Tour to the Great Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Khan El-Khalili Bazzar from Giza, Giza, ... 
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Full Day Tour to the Great Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Khan El-Khalili Bazzar from Giza

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This tour includes; The Egyptian Museum entry ticket, Pyramids of Giza (the site and the Sphinx) and walking tour at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

Location: Giza, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00
Day Trip to Cairo by Bus, Hurghada, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Cairo by Bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore famous Cairo on this one day coach tour. Visit Giza and the Pyramids, along with the world famous Egyptian Museum that holds over 120,000 Egyptian ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Private Giza Plateau and Pyramids Day Tour, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Giza Plateau and Pyramids Day Tour

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This is a rare private opportunity to get off the beaten track in Giza. Enter the small pyramids of the queens, visit the tomb of Hemnu, the architect of the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.71
1-Day Cairo Tour from Eilat, Eilat, Private Sightseeing Tours
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1-Day Cairo Tour from Eilat

Sit back and relax on this 1-day tour to Cairo with a professional tour guide. See sights that will amaze you such as the pyramids, the sphinx, and the ...  Read more

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 22 hours (approx.)

From USD $227.00

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