The Pyramids of Giza are beautiful, full of history and VERY POPULAR with tourists and local school children (especially on the weekends).
If you’re into the cheap route, pay the general admission and follow the endless crowds. If you want a truly breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime experience, hire a local tour guide to give you a guided tour on horseback or camel.
I chose the guided route mainly because i’m a photographer and wanted some bad ass pictures. We both grabbed a camel and set off to explore the pyramids. I learned quite a bit about Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure and the Pyramids of the Queens including the theories of how the pyramids were built. We weaved in and out of the surrounding tombs, cemeteries and across the desert to a plateau overlooking the entire area.
The tour takes a few hours and it filled with amazing amounts of history. There are numerous opportunities to take some absolutely stunning pictures up close and from afar.
I shouldn’t have to mention this, but I will; It’s Egypt and it’s freakin’ HOT there, especially in the summer. Wear lose clothing, something to cover your head/neck and drink lots of water.