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  • Address: Al Haram, Giza, Egypt
  • Hours: Daily 8am–5pm
  • Admission: E£80
One of the largest and oldest monumental statues in the world, the 66-foot-tall (20-meter-tall) Sphinx of Giza is an iconic symbol of Ancient Egypt. This sculpture, dating back to the reign of Khafre, is still the subject of debate over its meaning, age, and original builder, but with the head of a human and the body of a lion, the Sphinx is said to symbolize strength, power, and wisdom. The mystery surrounding its long-forgotten purpose is almost as intriguing as its appearance.

Today, the Sphinx is a star attraction in the nightly Pyramid Sound and Light Show, which recounts the history of Egypt through colored lights with the Sphinx as narrator.

Seeing the Sphinx is a must-do on any trip to Cairo, and there are a number of ways to make the most of your visit. Full-day tours often combine a visit to the Pyramids of Giza with a trip to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar and the Egyptian Museum. Other options include a camel ride or a cruise on the River Nile.

Practical Info

The Sphinx is located to the northeast of the site of the Pyramid of Khafre, surprisingly close to the edge of Cairo's suburbs and on the Giza Plateau. The best way to visit is by guided tour. A taxi can also be taken from the center of Cairo to the Pyramids of Giza complex. Once there, it is possible to walk or take a camel ride around the site.

Did You Know? It was only in 1905 when sand was cleared away from the statue that the full magnitude of the body of the Sphinx was revealed.

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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.)

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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.)

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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 Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 - 4 hours

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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 $23.26
Day Trip to Cairo by Bus, Hurghada, Half-day Tours
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Day Trip to Cairo by Bus

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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
1-Day Cairo Tour from Eilat, Eilat, Day Trips
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1-Day Cairo Tour from Eilat

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

From USD $227.00
Full-Day Cairo Highlights Tour from Hurghada by Road, Hurghada, Day Trips
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Full-Day Cairo Highlights Tour from Hurghada by Road

Discover the highlights of Cairo on this one-day tour by road from Hurghada. Visit the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx; enjoy a traditional Egyptian ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 20 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.00
Day Tour to Cairo from Hurghada by Flight, Hurghada, Cultural Tours
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Day Tour to Cairo from Hurghada by Flight

Visit the outstanding landmarks of Cairo from Hurghada. You will visit the three pyramids of Giza, the great Sphinx and the valley temple, then transfer to the ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $250.00

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