4 hoursStart time
Your hotel in Cairo (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
It took almost 10 years to just build the ramp connecting the Nile Valley floor with the ancient Egyptian pyramids and around 20 years to construct these mammoth structures. Marvel at King Khufu’s pyramid that has over two million blocks of stone.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned coach. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken on a trip to the pyramids of Giza that lies on the west bank of the Nile facing Cairo. On top of Giza plateau rise the three pyramids erected by Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus, guarded by the mysterious Sphinx which is a mythical statue with the body of a lion and a human head.
Five thousand years ago, Giza became the royal burial place for Memphis, the Pharaoh’s capital city. Giza’a three pyramids and the Sphinx were constructed in the 4th dynasty of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. About 2,500 BC, King Khufu, the second pharaoh of the fourth dynasty, commissioned the building of his tomb at Giza. On an average, over 2 million blocks of stone was used to build Khufu’s pyramid, and the heaviest blocks were used as the ceiling of Khufu’s burial chamber. Khufu’s son was the next in the royal line who commissioned the building of his own pyramid complex which includes the Sphinx. Each pyramid has a mortuary temple and a valley temple linked by long causeways that were rooted and walled.
After marvelling at the pyramids of Giza, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
We had a sand storm in the day of our visit, so the guide took us to museum instead and rearranged visit to pyramids the next day. She was excellent in knowledge and attention to...Stephen Williams, United Kingdom, 18/Feb/2015
This is what you go to Cairo for & yes it was brilliant, however, the only thing which we did not like was that after the pyramids visit we were taken to some random perfume...Mr Michael Trebble, United Kingdom, 11/Dec/2011
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