Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Location: Cairo, Egypt

 

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 way you'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of these famous symbols of Egypt's ancient civilization. On the Giza plateau, the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx date back over 3,000 years.

While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are by far the most famous and are the last of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), although your guide is not permitted to enter with you.

As this is a private tour you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites you'll visit.

After visiting the pyramids you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands with the Cairo skyline in the background.

A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a king and is surrounded in mystery, including the unanswered questions: who built it and why?

In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made. If you do not want to include this in your visit, just inform your guide on the day.


Tour Highlights:
Private day trip to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx from Cairo
Guided introduction to each of the three pyramids
Free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost)
Photo opportunity of the pyramids and Cairo skyline
Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
Pick-up and drop-off from Cairo and Giza hotels


Inclusions:
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Entrance to Giza Plateau
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Exclusions:
Gratuities (recommended)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance to inside of the Pyramids (approx 40-100 EGP)