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The best way to learn about the history of the Pyramids of Giza and ancient Egypt is to opt for a guided tour. You’ll be accompanied by an expert Egyptologist guide and get to explore highlights like the three Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. You’ll also get the chance to visit the Valley Temple and the Solar Boat Museum to learn all about the ancient religious rituals that once took place at this historic site.
If you’re looking to experience the Pyramids of Giza in a unique way, these are for you. Go on a camel safari or a horse carriage ride around the Giza Plateau and experience the pyramids from the quiet of the Sahara Desert. Or, for thrill-seekers, you can also ride around the pyramids and the desert on a quad bike, while accompanied by a professional tour guide.
There’s plenty to see in Cairo apart from the Pyramids of Giza, And with these tickets, you can go on a tour of the Egyptian Museum, home to the famous tomb artifacts of Tutankhamun, visit the Citadel of Cairo, a medieval Islamic fortification, and explore the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, one of the Middle East's oldest bazaars. You will be accompanied by an expert guide, and an optional professional photographer to capture your memories.
There are many wonderful ancient Egyptian sites to see just a few hours away from Cairo. Apart from the iconic Pyramids of Giza, you’ll also get to explore the best of ancient Egypt accompanied by an expert Egyptologist tour guide. Visit the very first pyramid built in Egypt, by King Djoser at Saqqara, and then continue on to Memphis, the old capital of ancient Egypt.
These ticket options cater to different preferences, from guided tours to adventurous ones. Pick the kind of tour you’re looking for and book the best Pyramid of Giza ticket for you. Don’t forget, these are tickets to the Pyramids of Giza complex and not individual tickets.
Wheelchair Users: The Pyramids of Giza are not fully accessible by wheelchair. It is possible to get fairly close to the Pyramids of Khufu and Khafre via the sidewalks. You can also drive around the Giza complex to look for picture-taking opportunities.
Audio Guides: There are no official audio guides available, though you can download them from the internet if needed.
Restrooms: There are a number of restrooms located throughout the site.
Water fountains: There are a number of water fountains located throughout the site.
Souvenir shops: There are a number of souvenir shops located throughout the site. These shops sell a variety of items, including t-shirts, hats, jewelry, and other souvenirs. These may not have official or authorized merchandise.
Restaurants: There are a number of restaurants located near the Pyramids of Giza. These restaurants serve a variety of food, including Egyptian food, international food, and fast food.
This restaurant serves traditional…wait for it…Japanese food in a beautiful setting with views of the pyramids. They do not, however, serve drinks.
This restaurant offers stunning views of the pyramids and serves a variety of international cuisine. Located at the Giza Pyramids View Inn, you can even get a table here, and watch the Pyramids as the sun sets, and then under the stars!
Serving up modern Egyptian cuisine, head to this restaurant for a fine dining experience that includes a view of the Pyramids.
This restaurant is a great option for those looking for a romantic evening with stunning views of the pyramids. The food is global so expect saganaki, shawarma, plates of pasta, and dessert including Baklava, Kunafa, and Umm Ali.
We also took the liberty of adding two not-so-nearby experiences as well, because when in Egypt, you cannot miss out on the Karnak and Luxor Temples. We highly recommend the Nile Cruise, a train ride, or a bus ride to the city of Luxor.
The Great Sphinx is a monolithic, colossal statue of a mythical creature with the head of a man, and the body of a lion. Between its outstretched paws is the unfinished Sphinx temple, though no one knows what it was intended for. Lookout for the famously broken nose on it.
Surrounding the three main Pyramids of Giza there are various smaller pyramids for the queens of the pharaohs, including Seshemnufer IV and Khentkaus I, each accompanied by a temple. They are open to visitors one at a time, so you can descend to the sarcophagus inside.
All the Pyramids of Giza have an attached mortuary temple and a valley temple. Priests used the temples to worship the deceased kings. Most of them have all but disappeared, the best preserved is the Valley Temple of the Pyramid, and is well worth a visit.
The Grand Egyptian Museum, also known as the Giza Museum is set to be one of the largest archaeological museums in the world. It will house tons of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the complete Tutankhamun collection, the reconstructed ship that had the solar barque of Khufu, and an 82-ton statue of Ramses II.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, also called the Cairo Museum, is home to a vast collection of pieces of ancient Egyptian history. This includes over 120,000 items and the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. The museum also hosts special events all year long, including special exhibitions and educational webinars.
The Khan el-Khalili market is perhaps the most famous bazaar in Cairo. Home to many Egyptian artisans and workshops some dating all the way back to the 14th century. It's a great place for buying spices, souvenirs, antiques, and jewelry, or just to enjoy the bustling atmosphere. There are also a variety of local restaurants, street food vendors, and traditional coffee shops.
The Cairo Citadel is a grand castle built by Salah Al-Din in the 12th century. Located in Cairos’s historic Islamic center, it is famous for its stunning city views. Inside there are three mosques and a museum, and sometimes there are also musical performances in the evenings.
Taking a taxi (Uber) is the best way to get to the Pyramids, although buses will take you there too. Taxis have number plates in Arabic, so have the numbers handy from Uber as the number on the app shows up in English.
Yes, you can enter some of the smaller pyramids for an additional fee. Entrance tickets to the site are available here, and not online.
You should wear comfortable shoes and clothes that cover your shoulders and knees. It can get very hot in Cairo, in the summer, so wearing light cotton is a good idea.
There are three pyramids at Giza: the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure.
No, you cannot climb inside the Pyramids of Giza.
The Pyramids of Giza complex has two entrances: the Sphinx Entrance and the Grand Pyramid Entrance.
Yes, it is safe to visit the Pyramids of Giza. However, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and to take precautions against theft, as always.
Photography is generally allowed, but drone usage is prohibited.
You should plan for at least half a day to fully experience the site. It can take less time if you explore at the surface level, and can even take a few days, if you really want to go into the depth of it all.
Yes, camel rides are available near the Pyramids. These are not included in your tickets and most tours. Beware the locals and their ever changing prices for these rides! There are also hot air balloon rides on offer here!
Some areas may be challenging, but there are options for accessibility.
There are many mysteries surrounding the pyramids, including how they were built and what they were used for. Some people believe that the pyramids were used as energy generators or as portals to other dimensions.
The pyramids of Giza were built by the three ancient Egyptian kings of the fourth dynasty - Khufu, Menkaure, and Khafre.
Pyramids are tombs for the Pharaohs that are large complexes with many chambers and rooms. Inside the Pyramids of Giza, you will find burial tombs, temples, King’s chambers, and more to explore.
For people with claustrophobia or other anxiety disorders, you may want to skip going into the pyramids. Just marvel at them from the outside!