Giza Pyramids And Sphinx Half-day Tour - 1 Day

Giza Pyramids And Sphinx Half-Day Tour

Duration

4 hours

Trip Type

Half-Day Tours

RUN

Everyday

pICK-UP

8:00 AM

On our Giza Pyramids And Sphinx Half-day Tour you will enjoy a half-day excursion to The magnificent Giza Plateau, which is a home to several impressive and luxurious ancient monuments of this world. Giza Necropolis or Giza Pyramid Complex is the major sightseeing attraction of Giza Plateau. The complex is situated about 8 kilometers inland within the desert area from Giza’s old town. This complex includes the Pyramid of Khufu also called as Pyramid or Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Khafre or Chephren that’s somewhat smaller in size as compared to the great Pyramid and modest size Pyramid of Menkaure. But the most attraction of the necropolis is the Great Sphinx.

Overview

Egyptiva Experience Leader (EEL) will pick you up from your accommodation and take you on a great guided tour of the world’s oldest tourist destination, the Giza pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. When Herodotus, the Greek historian, visited Egypt, the pyramids were already more than 2,000 years old (around 450 B.C.). The pyramids were built by a highly competent corps of mathematicians, masons, surveyors, and stone cutters. The back-breaking operation of lifting and installing the stones of the greatest pyramid, Cheops, required 100,000 laborers. Approximately 2.3 million stone blocks were cut, transported, and assembled to build the 6-million-ton edifice, which is a technological and engineering marvel. The internal walls, as well as the few outer-casing stones that exist, have finer joints than any other ancient Egyptian stonework. You can visit one of these famous monuments and marvel at the gigantic stones used to build them (extra ticket on the spot), but your Egyptiva Experience Leader is not authorized to accompany you.

Continue to admire the panoramic view of the pyramids before driving to the Valley Temple of King Chephren and the famous Sphinx of Giza, the fabled figure with a human head and the body of a lion carved out of a massive block of limestone. After finishing, you will be returned to your hotel.

 

Important pre-departure information

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Itinerary

Day 1
Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

  • Great Pyramid of Giza and Sphinx Tour

  • Following your breakfast, our Egyptiva Experience Leader will pick you up from your hotel to enjoy an incredible guided tour off the beaten path to the glorious great pyramid of Giza and Sphinx. No matter how multiple pics or features you have seen, the first glimpse of these flashes of the ancient world will take your breath out. As a qualified Egyptologist, your Experience leader has all the information about these massive structures.

  • Giza Pyramid of Cheops

  • The pyramids were built by a highly competent corps of mathematicians, masons, surveyors, and stone cutters. The back-breaking operation of lifting and installing the stones of the greatest pyramid, Cheops, required 100,000 laborers. Approximately 2.3 million stone blocks were cut, transported, and assembled to build the 6-million-ton edifice, which is a technological and engineering marvel. The internal walls, as well as the few outer-casing stones that exist, have finer joints than any other ancient Egyptian stonework.

  • Giza Pyramid Of Chephren

  • The Pyramid of Khafre, also known as the Pyramid of Chephren, is the second-tallest and second-largest of the three Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, and it houses the tomb of Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chephren), who reigned between 2558 and 2532 BC. The Chephren pyramid is built on bedrock that is 10 meters (33 feet) higher than Khufu’s pyramid, giving it the appearance of being taller. On March 2, 1818, Giovanni Belzoni discovered the original entrance on the north side of the pyramid for the first time in modern times. Belzoni hoped to discover an undisturbed burial, but the room was empty except for an open sarcophagus with a shattered lid on the floor.

  • Giza Pyramid Of Mykerinus

  • Menkaure (Mykerinus to the Greeks; c.2532–2503 BC) was the architect of the third of the three great Giza Pyramids. He was most likely Khafre’s (Khefren’s) son and Khufu’s grandson (Cheops). Menkaure’s pyramid is by far the smallest of the three, with a base area less than a fourth of that of the other two and an original height of 65 meters.

  • The panoramic view of the pyramids

  • It is a high point in the pyramid complex. As the name implies, from this vantage point, you can see all nine pyramids on the Giza plateau. You may snap shots from the viewpoint near the parking lot, or you can trek out into the dunes for a different perspective.

    Optional activities:

    If you opt to go inside the great pyramid of Cheops, Chephren or Mykerinus you have to buy a ticket before you go inside the pyramid area. Ask your Experience leader to buy it for you or to show you where you can purchase a ticket. Remember, tickets prices are subject to change every year in November. So make sure you have the updated info about the entry fees.

    • Inside Pyramid of Cheops 400 EGP per person
    • Inside Pyramid of Chephren 100 EGP per person / 50 EGP per student
    • Inside Pyramid of Mykerinus / 50 EGP per student100 EGP per person
    • Camera Tripod20 EGP
    • Just keep in mind that if you intend to use your tripod, there is an extra ticket you will need to buy one.

Please note that our itinerary is flexible, and it doesn’t have to be applied as it is in the same order mentioned above. places can be switched during the time of the tour. Your Experience Leader is able to change the order of the places and sites you visit. However, he is not able to skip or change a visit included in the itinerary.

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Egyptiva Tour and Prices

The tour fee is fixed in USD, but you can pay in euros or British pounds. The costs given per person per trip are all-inclusive, and they are constantly updated to ensure you get the best deal possible. We promise that after your tour is booked, the pricing will not be changed.

Children Policy

0–05.99 Totally free
6-11+ Pay 50% of the tour charge.
12 and above pay the full adult fee for the tour.
If your package includes flying, you may be charged an additional fee for the kid rate.

Payment

Make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure your spot on the essential tour. When you confirm your booking, you must pay the full amount via PayPal.

Cancelation Policy

Egyptiva does not charge a cancellation fee for cancellations caused by “force majeure” factors such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or circumstances beyond its control.

Transportations

Domestic flights, trains, and air-conditioned cars via road are all included in the transportation for all excursions. When driving by car, Wi-Fi, bottled water, and an ice box are all provided. All of the cars are brand new, with the most up-to-date design and technology.

Egyptiva Experience Leaders

Egyptiva Experience Leaders are always on hand to meet and greet you at your pick-up and drop-off locations. All tours of Egypt’s attractions, both included and optional, feature the continual instruction of a highly certified Egyptologist tour guide.

Traveling with Children

Traveling with Children in Egypt- Children like seeing Egypt’s Pyramids, Temples, and Tombs since it is frequently part of their school curriculum. Egyptiva has packages for people of all ages that include outstanding multi-location sites like Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, the Nile Cruise, and Red Sea Resorts.

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Giza Pyramids And Sphinx Half-day Tour
From $75
per Adult
From $30
per Group

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