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Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza are a beautiful and historic archaeological destination full of ancient history. Located on the outskirts of Cairo, the Giza pyramid complex has several cemeteries, a village, industrial complex along with the iconic pyramids.

Walking and self-guided tours weave you in and out of the surrounding pyramids and around the Great Sphinx on clearly-marked paths. The bulk of the crowds take the walking tours; if you’re looking for some bad-ass selfies, take a private tour by horse/camel. The private tour takes you through tombs, cemeteries and across the desert to a plateau overlooking the entire complex. From horseback, you’ll be able to snap jealously-inspiring pictures of all 9 major pyramids.

The guided tour has an incredible amount of Egyptian history packed into a few hours of horse/camel-back riding. You’ll learn about Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure and the Pyramids of the Queens including the many theories behind the construction of the pyramids.

Ok, let’s get this out of the way: THE SUN IS FREAKING HOT! The desert sands don’t exactly make anything cooler. You need to be completely self sufficient when visiting – lots of water, sunblock or coverings.

If you’re doing the walking-tour (where all the tourists are) bring you patience because there are a lot of shitty, inconsiderate people – all trying to snap selfies.

If you’re looking for pictures to will make your friends jealous, take a camel/horse out to the Southwestern area of the desert. You can get some stunning pictures with very few people around.

Interested in visiting Pyramids of Giza? Travel Blogger and author of DESTINATIONS UNKNOWN Sean Brown has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help make your trip a breeze.

What is the closest airport to The Great Pyramids of Giza?

Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI) is the closest airport to The Great Pyramids of Giza. The airport is 45-60 minutes away from the entrance to The Great Pyramids of Giza.

What is the local currency at The Great Pyramids of Giza?

Egyptian pound (EGP) is the local currency.

What is the best way to book a guided to of The Great Pyramids of Giza?

Guided horse/camel tours are bookable via any hotel’s concierge. You’ll end up paying more for the tour, but the tour operators are in a shady part of town. The net increase pays for your safety.

What should I wear to The Great Pyramids of Giza?

Egypt is hot and dry. Wear lose fitting clothing that covers the majority of your skin. The sun is extremely intense and will burn you if you spend too long outdoor (no matter your skin tone).

What a guided tour cost to The Great Pyramids of Giza?

Tour operator charge around USD 50 for a guided tour on horse or camel. If you’re comfortable, you can negotiate the price down.

Pyramids of Giza

Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Latitude: 29.975536

Longitude: 31.13111


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