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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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Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
US$75,00 per adult
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Great day with the pyramids
Nesma was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. As it was very foggy in the morning she decided to change the order of stops so we started with Sakkarah instead of Giza and it was just perfect! Also our driver Michael was very nice and took us to our destinations safely :) Thank you both for such a great day!
Claudia_G, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Giza

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We had great experience...
Abraham_G, Dec 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
We had great experience yesterday with Mohammed hammed . They came on time, car was clean and big. Everything was planned and my kids enjoyed a lot. He explained everything to us and showed us the best spots to take pictures.
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Book it right away!!! Super!!!
Sannieboy, Jan 2022
Private Trip Giza Pyramids Sphinx Saqqara, Dahshur, Lunch,Camel, Entrance fees
It was an amazing experience. Nour, our guide was friendly an he tells us a lot. It was a great day!!
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A must do tour!
Maria_S, Jan 2022
Giza Pyramids & Sphinx with Camel Ride Private Tour
This tour was the highlight of our 11 day Egypt trip. Emy was our tour guide and she was knowledgeable, positive and an amazing photographer! She took such great photographs and videos of us, it felt like we had a personal photographer with us. The whole tour was well organized, and catered to what we wanted to see and experience. Emy also recommended a really nice lunch place after the tour. I can’t recommend this enough, we loved it.
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Excellent experience
Mihaela_M, Jan 2022
Private Half-Day Tours to Giza Pyramids and Sphinx with Camel Ride
We had one of our best experiences at the Giza Pyramids, and this credit 10/10 goes to Mohammed, who was our tour guide for the day! He has impressive knowledge, and I recommend him! He also accommodate us, taking plenty of pictures of myself and also he very helpful, loaning us money until we got to an ATM, sharing Hotspot, and not to forget the delicious fancy lunch we had “grilled pigeon.” Best experience and best pictures!
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Great tour and clear english
Donna_N, Jan 2022
Inclusive Tour Giza pyramids,Sphinx,Egyptian Museum,Bazaar, Pyramids view Lunch
Ahmed Kamel was very knowledgable and pointed things out that were really nice to know. Clear English and warned us about the hustlers ahead of time. Took some photos and sent them to us afterwards.
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Memorable experience
Lutfur_R, Jan 2022
Inclusive Tour Giza pyramids,Sphinx,Egyptian Museum,Bazaar, Pyramids view Lunch
We had an amazing time on this excursion. Our tour guide was memo. Children really adapted to him, he was very helpful and engaging.everything which was written on the tour we did. I totally recommend it.
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Great Pyramids tour
Susana_Z, Jan 2022
All inclusive Private Trip Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Camel-Ride,Lunch,Entrance fees
Mona was our tour guide for this tour. She was very knowledgeable and very pleasant. She made our visit to the pyramids very enjoyable- thanks Mona for your great hospitality!
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Wonderful tour
Lana_S, Jan 2022
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Wonderful experience with a very knowledgable guide Mahmoud. Highly recommend if you want to really enjoy the day and get a lot of Egyptian history.
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Great guide and tour
Mayur_P, Dec 2021
Best Tour to Giza pyramids,Sphinx, Sakkara, Dahshuh,Memphis,Camel Ride,Snacks
Nabil was an amazing guide and helped answered all of our questions. He went over each of the attraction in detail and made sure we were kept it enjoyable. We hit all the target points that we had planned prior to the trip. I highly recommend Nabil and Lets explore egypt team. thanks!
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Nice Private Tour
Saif_S, Jan 2022
Private All Inclusive: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara, Lunch & Camels
Paula was my guide. He is knowledgeable about ancient Egyptian history. In addition, he is a nice person. Furthermore, he took me too many shops to help me find the souvenirs I needed.
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Great tour of Giza Plateau
SyedNavaid_A, Jan 2022
Inclusive Tour Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Saqqara Lunch-Professional guide
Great tour with itinerary covering all famous pyramids. Our guide Ahmed Mohammed is a very nice and knowledgeable guy. Highly recommended
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Day in Cairo
Nikolay_K, Jan 2022
Private All Inclusive: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara, Lunch & Camels
Happy New Year!We had a great tour with Osama,highly recommend him .Very acknowledged ,kind ,very good English,he can tell you all about history. Thank you very much one more time and good luck!

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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