It takes around 30 to 35 minutes to drive from the Cairo city center to the Giza Necropolis. You have to head southwest on Champollion Road towards El-Shaikh Marouf. Take the Nile Corniche Road and follow the route 75M to El-Malek Fouad in Nazlet El-Semman. Then, go along Abou Al Hool Al Seiahi to the Pyramids of Giza.
The Pyramids of Giza are open from 7 AM to 6 PM from April to September and from 8 AM to 4 PM between October to March. We recommend you arrive early in the morning and visit during weekdays to explore to the fullest with comparatively fewer crowds.
The winter months, October to March are the best time to visit the Giza Necropolis. The weather is comparatively cooler and best for outdoor adventures like the Pyramid of Giza camel safari rides, quad biking tours, dune bashing, and so on. Early spring and late autumn months like April, May, and September are also suitable for exploring the pyramids. The weather is slightly hotter but bearable.
It takes around 3 to 4 hours to explore the inner chambers and sarcophagus of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, visit the Panoramic Point, and go around the Great Sphinx. You can also enter the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Queen’s Pyramids, and the Mortuary Tombs.
The Pyramids of Giza are situated in the Giza Necropolis, along the Al-Hadar road, 15 kilometers away from the Cairo city center. The temples of the pyramids face the east and they are located along the west bank of the Nile River for religious purposes.
The most budget-friendly and convenient way to reach the Pyramids of Giza is to catch a metro from Line 1, get down at the Giza station, and take a 14-minute bus ride to the Necropolis. You can also catch a taxi or Uber from the city center. It takes around 30 to 35 minutes by car.
There are 2 entrances to the Giza Pyramids- the Great Pyramid of Khufu entrance and the Great Sphinx entrance. The Great Pyramid entrance is more well-known among tourists, with a wait time of around 40 to 50 minutes. While the Great Sphinx is less popular with only a wait time of around 30 to 40 minutes, you have to walk uphill around 3 km from this entrance to reach the Panoramic Point.
While the inner chambers and sarcophagus of the Giza Pyramids are not accessible to visitors with limited mobility, anyone in a wheelchair can get to the Panoramic Point on camel backs. This viewpoint offers spectacular views of all the 3 pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the Queen’s Pyramids, the Mortuary Tombs, and more.
No, you cannot rent wheelchairs at the Giza Pyramids. However, visitors with limited mobility can visit and marvel at these ancient structures. You can go on the Pyramids of Giza camel safari rides and catch spectacular views of the pyramids along with the desert. Visitors in wheelchairs can also enjoy a front-row seat at the light and sound show.
No, while there is no specific dress code to view the inside of the Pyramids of Giza, we recommend you wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders as a sign of respect for the antiquity of the structures. Wear light, loose-fitted clothes to beat the heat.
No, prams are not allowed inside the Pyramids of Giza. You can strap in your infant or carry your toddler inside. If your child has claustrophobia or dust allergy, they may not be able to enjoy exploring the passageways for a long time.
Yes, you can take pictures of the interiors of the Pyramids of Giza with your mobile phone at no additional cost. However, you are not allowed to bring in tripods or other equipment that may obstruct the passageway for other visitors.
It is best not to bring food or drinks of any kind inside the Pyramids of Giza. These iconic structures were built to house the remains and treasures of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. They are an enduring symbol of ancient Egyptian death rituals and their beliefs in the afterlife. You must be respectful and not harm any stone or carving inside the pyramids.
We recommend you purchase Pyramids of Giza tickets online to save time and money. Upon payment confirmation, you will get guaranteed access to the pyramids and can ensure a hassle-free touring experience. You can also avail of reduced prices when booking tickets online.