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Half-Day Morning Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Adventure from Cairo including Egyptian Lunch

Highlights
  • 5-hour morning tour of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza with an expert guide
  • View the three massive tombs before the main crowds and midday sun take hold
  • Wonder at the size and geometry of the pyramids, built to send pharaohs safely into the afterlife
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Half-Day Morning Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Adventure from Cairo including Egyptian Lunch
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Overview
This half-day morning Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Adventure from Cairo offers travelers the chance to experience the best of this ancient city. Early morning departure insures you’ll beat the crowds as you make your way to the Giza necropolis to admire the giant Sphinx and three great pyramids. Your expert local guide will share stories and history about their construction before taking you to a local restaurant for an authentic Egyptian lunch.
What to Expect
Join your guide in the early morning hours at a Cairo meting point and make your way to the Giza necropolis on this half-day tour. Prepare to see the iconic Sphinx and three pyramids, including Menkaure, Khafre and Cheops. 

Your local guide will transport you through the gate at the Sphinx, where you’ll avoid crowds and gain incredible access to the human-headed lion statue—one of Egypt’s most famous images. Listen in as your guide shares stories and history around this strange structure’s creation as you marvel at its size.

Then follow your guide to the pyramids of Giza, which were built around 2550 BC. Learn how these massive tombs were designed to protect pharaohs as they made their way into the afterlife. Get an up close look at Giza’s largest pyramid, Cheops, which stands 481-feet (147 meters) tall. It is recognized as one of the last Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.

Next your guide will take you to Khafre and Menkaure—two other well-known pyramids. Enkaure is named for the fifth king of the Old Kingdom and was built with granite, rather than limestone, which is more typical of other pyramids.

Once you’ve had your fill on the ground, journey to a popular viewpoint where you’ll get a bird’s eye view of these spectacular structures against the modern Cairo skyline. Take free time to enter one of the pyramids (own expense) on your own, before driving into the city for an authentic meal.

Enjoy typical fare like koshari (lentil, fried onion and chili sauce) or falafel before heading back to your starting point with full bellies and a deeper understanding of one of the ancient world’s most impressive wonders.
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Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
First time visiting egypt

My wife and I discovered Cairo Urban Adventures tour guides through the Lonely Planet travel book and decided to schedule some day trips with them. We were quite happy to have had Mohamed Ebrahim as our guide on multiple occasions, as he was both knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PGM81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Memorable

This trip was made so much more memorable for my daughter and 2 grandsons because of our guide Hani who showed us and shared with us everything we wanted to know about the Pyramids. The same the following day when we visited the Tutenkamin Museum....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank annrenton
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Outstanding Tour Guide

From the time my brother and I arrived at the King hotel, Mohamad Hossny's service was excellent. We were greeted as if we known each other for years. Mohamad was simply perfection!! His knowledge, experience, patience to explain to us the history of his country...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marcelo C
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile
Cairo Museum & Giza Pyramids

Had the most amazing visit to the pyramids complete with attempting to ride a camel. Our tour guide, Hend, not only told us the history of the pyramids but she patiently answered all of our questions. I really like how Hend will take time to...More

Thank Rhonda J
Reviewed 11 September 2018
Great Tour, Wonderful Guide and Delicious Kushari

My wife and I recently visited Egypt for our honeymoon and we were so happy with our tour with Urban Adventures. The company is very well organized with their easy to use website to book tours and very prompt customer service. Our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank thab0m623
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