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Tips for Visiting the Pyramids of Giza

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Tips for visiting the Pyramids of Giza are a number of excellent pieces of advice to help you explore the wonders of Giza with great ease. This article will answer all your questions and provide all the information needed to discover the pyramids of Giza in total comfort and efficiency. All the information in this article is provided by our ETP team who are a group of expert and knowledgeable tour operators and tour guides.

Among the most exciting sites to visit while being in Egypt is the breathtaking Giza Pyramids Complex as it has inside some of the greatest ancient Egyptian achievements ever been built and constructed in the history of mankind. There, you will be able to witness the magical Pyramid of Khufu, get inside and explore its magical construction, shape, chambers, and then take some gorgeous photos with Giza Sphinx and there, you will be able to hear the whole story from your tour guide regarding that captivating complex and understand how the ancient Egyptians managed to construct it in a perfect way.

There are many questions that surround the Great pyramids of Giza, such as:

What is found within the great Giza Pyramid Complex?

The Giza Pyramid Complex or the Giza Necropolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription since 1979 which includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with the Great Sphinx of Giza.

How old are the Pyramids and when were the Pyramids built?

The Giza Pyramids are more than 4500 years old and were built in a span of 85 years between 2589 and 2504 BC during the old kingdom (2575 BC- 2150 BC) from the fourth to the eights dynasties.

How long did it take to build the Pyramids?

Many scholars believe that it took 100,000 men across 20 years to build the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Who were the Pyramids built for?

The pyramids of Giza were royal mortuary tombs built for three different pharaohs of the dame dynasty.

What is the height and weight of the great pyramid of Giza?

The great pyramid is 756 feet long on each side, 481 feet high, and composed of 2.3 million stones weighing nearly 3 tons each for a total mass of 6.5 million tons.

How many pyramids are there in Egypt?

There are between 80 and 138 identified Egyptian pyramids, and it is possible that there are more lost pyramids hidden beneath the sands of Egypt. Some of the most famous Pyramids aside from the Pyramids of Giza are: The Pyramid of Djoser (or Step Pyramid, located in the Saqqara necropolis) The Pyramid of Unas (Saqqara) The Pyramid of Teti (Saqqara) The Bent Pyramid (Dahshur necropolis) The Red Pyramid of Dahshur (Dahshur) The Black Pyramid (Dahshur) The Meidum Pyramid (62 miles south of Cairo) The Pyramid at Hawara

When being in Cairo there are very important questions that you need to know the answer to before touring the Pyramids of Giza, such as:

What is the cost of entry for the Pyramids?

Giza Plateau Entrance Ticket is 200 EGP per adult and 100 EGP per student (with valid ID). The entrance Ticket to the Great Pyramid is 400 EGP. The entrance Ticket to the Pyramid of Khafre is 100 EGP. The entrance Ticket to the Pyramid of Menkaure is 100 EGP. The combination Ticket (Giza Plateau, Solar Boat & Great Pyramid) is 600 EGP.

What are the Pyramids opening times? From October to March, It opens at 8 am with the last entry at 4 pm. From April to September, It opens at 7 am with the last entry at 6 pm.

What are the operation hours of the Giza pyramids? Hours of Operation of The Giza Plateau are open from 8 am to 4 pm daily and with an extra hour to 5 pm during the summer.

What is the best time to visit the Pyramids?

The best time to visit the pyramids by season would always be winter from September to March as the climate becomes very comfortable! The best time during the day to visit the pyramids will be early in the morning.

Can you do some photography at the Pyramids?

Camera tickets are included in your ticket prices. But, you will need to pay an extra £20EGP for the use of a tripod.

Can I go inside the Pyramids?

Yes, it is allowed to go inside the pyramids for a fee which is; 100 Egyptian pounds ($11) for the Great Pyramid, 30 Egyptian pounds ($3) for the Pyramid of Khafre, and 25 Egyptian pounds ($3) for the Pyramid of Menkaure.

Can I climb a Pyramid?

It is illegal to climb the top of the pyramids of Giza, bit is cool to only climb 10 big steps.

What to wear at the Pyramids?

Every traveler should make to wear comfortable conservative clothing and put on a sturdy and light pair of walking shoes.

How to get to the pyramids of Giza? 

To get to the Pyramids of Giza, your options are to take a taxi, uber, or make the obvious choice by booking a tour with a travel agency which will book the best hotel near the Giza pyramids, hire a guide, driver, and provide a private A/C car.

Is having a tour guide during my Giza Pyramid tour important? 

Having a private tour guide will eliminate the hassle of getting around the Giza Plateau, negotiating prices, booking camel rides, buying tickets, and anything else.

Where to stay in Giza? 

There are a number of amazing and highly rated hotels to offer excellent service with close proximity to the Giza pyramids complex such as Marriott Mena House, Pyramids View Inn, Steigenberger Pyramids Hotels, and Pyramids Guest House.

Top Travel Tips While Visiting Giza Pyramids

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  • The opening time of Giza Complex is from 08:00 to 16:00 from October to March and from 07:00 till 18:00 from April to September.
  • Giza Pyramids Complex is located only an hour away driving from Cairo International Airport and the best way to enjoy your visit is by taking a taxi or a private car. The cheapest way to head there is through taking Uber.
  • In order to enter Giza Pyramids Complex, you will need to pay 160 EGP per person which is roughly 10 USD, and in order to get inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu; there is an additional entrance fee which is 360 EGP that is roughly 25 USD per person. Each entry ticket to the
  • Pyramids of Khafre and Menquare costs 100 EGP per ticket that is 7 USD per ticket.
  • The best possible timing to enjoy a visit to Giza Pyramids is during the winter season during the daytime as you won’t feel hot during your tours and you will be able to enjoy every single moment of your tours.
  • There are professional licensed photographers in Giza Plateau that you can hire to take some wonderful photos for you and you can also use your tripod but you will need to pay a camera ticket that costs around 25 EGP.
  • If you are claustrophobic, it is not recommended that you get inside the Pyramids of Giza.
  • It is not allowed to climb Giza Pyramids.
  • For the clothes that you should wear while being in Giza Complex, you will need to cover up since Egypt is a conservative country. You need to wear breathable light clothes during summer, bring cotton trousers, in addition to comfortable hiking shoes for walking.
  • Don’t forget your sunglasses and hat while visiting Giza Pyramids to be able to tour around the Pyramids without facing any problem
  • Try to enjoy camel & horse rides while being in the complex as you will enjoy yourself a lot with your family and friends.
  • Make sure to book a hotel with a Pyramid view to enjoy an imaginary view while being in the Complex. Among the most recommended Pyramid view hotels in Giza are Marriot Mena House and Steigenberger Pyramids Hotels.
  • Join an Egyptologist tour guide whole being in Giza Plateau to enjoy a wonderful memorable cultural tour.
  • Tipping is something traditional in Egypt and you can tip your tour guide and driver the amount of money you want as an act of appreciation based on the service you receive.
  • There is, unfortunately, no way to enter Giza Sphinx but you can walk around and witness its majestic shape and size.
  • Try to attend the gorgeous Sound and Light show at night in Giza Complex to learn more and more about the great history of Egypt.
  • You should go with an expert tour guide while shopping to avoid any thefts and to be able to buy stunning souvenirs while being there.
  • Make sure to bring enough cash with you while heading to Giza Pyramids Complex as there aren’t closed ATMs there and you need to have cash money with you for any purchases.

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