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.
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
To assist you to prepare for your trip, please make sure you understand the newest travel and health requirements and restrictions by destination, for both directions of travel, which can change frequently.