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Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)

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Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)

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Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo

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See some of Egypt’s lesser-known pyramids on a private day trip from Cairo. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, hear about the ancient pharaohs and their burial grounds from your guide as you journey south to the necropolis of Dahshur. View the Red Pyramid and extraordinary Bent Pyramid here, and then explore the ruins of Memphis, once Egypt’s capital. Inspect the broken relics, columns and giant fallen statue of Ramses II, before continuing to Saqqara. Here, see the famous Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt’s oldest stone structure, before returning to Cairo.
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a h wrote a review 2 Jan.
Australia1,054 contributions165 helpful votes
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This is the oldest building in the world and was the tallest for 3800...must visit and go inside to the chambers
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Kadu Carrasco wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sao Paulo, SP450 contributions78 helpful votes
It was a dream being here. It's expensive to get inside (check below), but you won't regret it. The pyramids of Khafre and Khufu (the Great Pyramid) are open for visitors (extra ticket for each). Upon entrance and before you leave the ticket office, check which pyramids are open or not on a big board. Remember that once you're inside you must bring your extra tickets with you. CURRENT PRICES (DECEMBER 2020) - Giza Plateau (general admission): EGP 200 - The Great Pyramid (King Khufu) - interior: EGP 400 PHOTOGRAPHY You won't be allowed to take cameras with you. Only cellphones are allowed. Be aware that if you're alone (no one with you or a tour guide), you will probably need to leave your stuff with the guards at the entrance, which I really don't think is a good option. BAKSHEESH (TIPS) You will certainly be followed by the guards upon entrance because you will be their chance to get a tip. They will insist and insist and insist for you to give them your cellphone so that they can take lots of pictures of you. You have two options: either you accept it or not. If you don't, maybe you'll need to be a bit rude to convince them to leave you alone. But believe me: they will insist. hahahahaha But if you accept it, tip them ONLY in the end, not when you give them your cellphone, because they will take lots of pictures of you and then will certainly ask you more. Some of them will whine and grumble, but be firm and say "that is all I have". Don't be shy and don't feel intimidated. You will experience that lots of times in Egypt. Get used to it. Photographing is one of my favorite hobbies, but, believe me, your cellphone will be a better option (in lots of temples in Egypt). As long as the royal chambers are really dark, you would definitely need a tripod inside... That was an amazing experience and I really recommend it. Questions? Send me a message. I’ll be more than happy to help you to make your trip to Egypt even better!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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666Nomad_2012 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia112 contributions53 helpful votes
Something you can’t appreciate until you stand in its shadow. Over 3000 years old and western civilization couldn’t build something taller until the 1900’s. Just a quick 30 minute ride from downtown Cairo. All the photos of the pyramids are taken from the same angle so you can’t see the city in the background.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Shree K wrote a review Dec. 2020
Pennsylvania330 contributions44 helpful votes
Incredible. What an architectural feat. Climbing up and down the steep and narrow stair to the chamber can be strenuous but once in a life-time
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Linda Y wrote a review Apr. 2020
Frisco, Texas3,702 contributions3,443 helpful votes
The Great Pyramid of Khufu has the honor of being the oldest and largest pyramid in Egypt. It also has the unique distinction of being the only ancient wonder of the world still standing. Construction began around 2580 BC shortly after Khufu became pharaoh. Twenty years later, after the work of thousands and thousands, it was completed around 2560 BC. A mere 2.3 million limestone blocks each weighing nearly 3 tons were used, resulting in a pyramid that stands 481 ft (146 m) tall. Mind boggling! Best overall views are from a distance (especially at sunset), but you need to get close to appreciate the magnitude of the pyramid’s size. Separate admission is required for entry. On suggestion of our guide, we went inside Queen Hetepheres Tomb instead. Entry is free and it’s not as steep or long of a climb (not for the claustrophobic or those with mobility issues). There isn’t anything to see inside, but still it’s a once in a lifetime experience, so go if you are able.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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