On our Giza Pyramids And Sphinx Half-day Tour, you will embark on a captivating journey through history. Prepare to be awe-inspired as you explore the magnificent Giza Plateau, home to several impressive and luxurious ancient monuments that have stood the test of time.
The Giza Necropolis, also known as the Giza Pyramid Complex, is the crown jewel of the plateau. Nestled about 8 kilometers inland within the desert area from Giza’s old town, this sprawling complex is a testament to the engineering feats and grandeur of the ancient Egyptians.
GIZA PYRAMID OF KHUFU
The highlight of the complex is undoubtedly the Pyramid of Khufu, also known as the Great Pyramid of Cheops. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, this colossal structure continues to be a source of intrigue and mystery. Built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu, it stands as the tallest and largest pyramid in existence, a testament to the incredible architectural prowess of its builders.
GIZA PYRAMID OF KHAFRE
Next, you will encounter the Pyramid of Khafre, also known as the Pyramid of Chephren. Though slightly smaller in size compared to the Great Pyramid, it still leaves visitors in awe with its impressive structure and rich historical significance. As you stand before this ancient marvel, you can’t help but marvel at the precision and skill with which it was constructed.
GIZA PYRAMID OF MENKAURE
Completing the trio of pyramids within the Giza Pyramid Complex is the Pyramid of Menkaure. While lesser in size, its modest stature shouldn’t be underestimated. It provides valuable insight into the history and beliefs of ancient Egyptian civilization, as well as the incredible dedication that went into constructing these monuments.
As you wander the Giza Plateau, your eyes will be captivated by another iconic symbol of ancient Egypt – the Great Sphinx. This enigmatic and majestic monument, with the body of a lion and the head of a human, stands as a guardian of the pyramids. It is believed to represent the pharaoh Khafre, providing a powerful and mysterious aura to the entire complex.
Prepare to be transported back in time as you walk in the footsteps of pharaohs and explore the marvels of the Giza Plateau. Our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories and historical insights, bringing these ancient wonders to life.
Whether you are a history enthusiast, an adventurer seeking a glimpse into the past, or simply looking to marvel at the architectural wonders of the world, our Giza Pyramids And Sphinx Half-day Tour is an experience not to be missed. Join us and discover the splendor of ancient Egypt on this mesmerizing journey through time.
Following your breakfast, our Egyptiva Experience Leader EEL 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.
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.
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 600 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
Just keep in mind that if you intend to use your tripod, there is an extra ticket you will need to buy one.