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

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Sphinx Tours

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Reviews

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

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

From USD $14.30
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 59 Reviews

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
Day Trip to Cairo by Bus, Hurghada, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Day Trip to Cairo by Bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 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 Tour: Cairo Day Trip from Hurghada Including Round-Trip Flights, Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and ... 
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Private Tour: Cairo Day Trip from Hurghada Including Round-Trip Flights, Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Experience Cairo’s star attractions on this private day trip from Hurghada. Fly to Cairo in the early morning, meet your qualified Egyptologist guide, and ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $255.00
Full-Day Giza Pyramids and Cairo Tour, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Giza Pyramids and Cairo Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

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 $25.71
Private Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

4.5 star rating: Recommended 196 Reviews

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

From USD $42.00
Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo, Cairo, Private ... 
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Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Customize your tour in Saqqara, Giza or Cairo the way you like, with many options to choose from. Cover the most interesting places with your private guide. ...  Read more

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

From USD $57.20
Half Day Tour to Giza Pyramids with Camel Ride, Cairo, Custom Private Tours
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Half Day Tour to Giza Pyramids with Camel Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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 $28.58
Giza pyramids Sphinx Sakkara and Memphis Day Tour from Cairo, Cairo, Half-day Tours
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Giza pyramids Sphinx Sakkara and Memphis Day Tour from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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
Cairo 1 Day Tour by Plane from Sharm El Sheikh, Sharm el Sheikh, Day Trips
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Cairo 1 Day Tour by Plane from Sharm El Sheikh

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Less time travelling means more time seeing the sights of the Ancient cities, seeing the Red Sea, Eastern Desert and the Nile. When you see them from the air ...  Read more

Location: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $245.00

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