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Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza)
Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza)

Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza)

Al Haram, Giza

The Basics

It wasn’t until 1905, when sand was cleared away from the statue, that the full magnitude of the Sphinx’s body was revealed. Dating back to the reign of Khafre, the Sphinx is now the narrator of the nightly pyramid sound and light show, which recounts the history of Egypt.

Seeing the Sphinx is a must for first-time travelers to Cairo, and there are several ways to make the most of your visit. All-day tours often combine a stop at the Pyramids of Giza with a trip to the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and the Egyptian Museum. Or, opt for a camel ride or a cruise on the Nile River.

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Inclusive Tour Giza pyramids,Sphinx,Egyptian Museum,Bazaar, Pyramids view Lunch
Inclusive Tour Giza pyramids,Sphinx,Egyptian Museum,Bazaar, Pyramids view Lunch
star-4.5
$60.00 per adult
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pyramids tour
best guided tour we could have. starting from pyramids, having lunch and moving to paper factory and oil factory was a wonderful experience. ending with museum 👍
muhammad_z, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Giza

star-5
Nice guide and nice car. AC.
Natalin_P, Jul 2022
All inclusive Private Trip Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Camel-Ride,Lunch,Entrance fees
Nice guide. Nice clean well maintained car. AC. Helped everything go smoothly. We saw a lot in a small amount of time.
star-5
Good experience
Haroon_T, May 2022
Private All Inclusive: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara, Lunch & Camels
Yousef was very knowledgeable and helpful. The car ride was nice and clean. Restaurant we went or was great too.
star-4
Direct sun tour
Timothy_S, May 2022
Private All Inclusive: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara, Lunch & Camels
The car was very clean. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. The only thing we wish was different - he should pick shady/covered places when he talked (other guides took their groups away from direct sun when they gave them information)
star-4
Great day tour experience
Loida_S, Oct 2022
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
We had a very nice time. The driver was friendly and the guide helpful and knowledgeable. The tour was well organised with good management of time.
star-5
Anniversary paradise
Kelly_P, Oct 2022
Private tour to Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Egyptian Museum with Local Lunch
When they say private tour, it means private. My husband and I got full attention from our guide. She insured we never waited around in lines. Took pictures of us. Lunch was amazing, Koshiri was delicious. The museum was interesting. A must do trip. We also were celebrating our 27th Anniversary on our day.
star-4
It is like having a fast pass!
Birkir_G, Sep 2022
All inclusive Private Trip Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Camel-Ride,Lunch,Entrance fees
We loves the tour, basically like having a fast pass through all the long lines of people waiting to get to see the pyramids. We loved the sights and our guide took many photos of us with our phone wich was very helpful and nice. The eglish was not very good and hard to understand sometimes but so much worth it to have all the help and see everything.
star-5
Perfect in every way.
claire_E, Sep 2022
Private Tour Giza Pyramids,Sphinx, Sakkara ,Dahshur Pyramids,Lunch and Camel
This was an amazing tour. We loved every minute! Nevin the tour guide and our driver George were delightful. I highly recommended Deluxe Tours Cairo.
star-5
Fantastic Tour
Sue_L, Sep 2022
Private tour to Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Egyptian Museum with Local Lunch
Extremely pleased with our guide Mohamed Goda and driver. We had an absolutely fantastic day. Mohamed was so knowledgable, interesting and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for him. We would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour. Highly recommend.
Andrei_K, Sep 2022
Private All inclusive: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis& Saqqara, lunch& Camel
I had the great experience with Mohammed. He went above and beyond to make the tour memorable and meet my needs of a tight schedule.
star-5
amazing
KENSEI_M, Sep 2022
Half Day Tour To Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
日本語のガイドのアニさんは、丁寧でとてもフレンドリーに接してくれました。ドライバーさんもとてもフレンドリーでした。ピラミッドのことを詳しく教えてくれたり、写真を沢山撮ってくれました。とても濃い半日でした。 Our Japanese guide, Annie, was polite and very friendly. The driver was also very friendly. They told me about the pyramids in detail and took a lot of pictures. It was a very informative half day.
star-5
Excellent guide.
Stuart_C, Sep 2022
Half Day Tour To Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
Guide was excellent, and a very good photographer for those of you who need your social media pics. Tour was flexible on a few things (eg entering the pyramid, camel ride, stores to visit afterwards). Car was modern and comfortable. All good value too. Would not hesitate to recommend.
star-5
Thanks Maged! - Excellent service & all worth it
JENNYROSE_S, Sep 2022
Private Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx , Egyptian Museum and Bazaar
Excellent private tour. Our guide - Maged was incredibly knowledgable and gave us a fantastic day! We learnt about history, art, culture and much more and we were very happy with our tour guide - he was great and spoke excellent English. Time and money well invested. Oh, and he is also a great photographer. He captures the best photos of our entire tour. Highly recommended!!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • An Egyptologist guide will help you understand the history of the Sphinx, as well as point out elements you might miss on your own.

  • Take your own water. Vendors sell beverages on-site, but they can be pricey.

  • Dress conservatively as a show of respect for Egyptian culture.

  • The sound and light show has an area designated for wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

The Sphinx is located to the northeast of the Pyramid of Khafre site, close to the edge of Cairo's suburbs. The best way to visit is by guided tour. Alternatively, take a taxi from the center of Cairo to the Pyramids of Giza complex, then walk or take a camel ride around the site.

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When to Get There

Make your way to the Sphinx early in the morning to avoid the crowds and afternoon heat. The site tends to be busier during Egyptian holidays, so plan accordingly.

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The Pyramids of Giza

Guarded by the Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza—the Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure—are pretty much Cairo’s top attraction. You may even want to visit them twice, once during the day and once at night. Don’t miss the light show projected onto the pyramids as you hear about the monuments’ history.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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