Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Perhaps the most recognizable among the Seven Wonders of the World, the exact origin of these majestic pyramids continues to spark debate.
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Michael W
Redding, CT906 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
My rating might look like a contradiction to the review’s title but that part is just an advisory. The pyramids themselves don’t disappoint as they are as high and impressive as one might imagine. However, at a cost of E£400 (app $25) actually going into the burial chamber of the Great Pyramid is an absolute waste of money, other than to say you’ve done it. It’s quite a long climb up a narrow, steep in parts, low tunnel, with traffic going both ways, only to reach the goal to say ‘Is that it ?’ The burial chamber is a square (ish) empty space with only what they say is the King’s sarcophagus (looks more like an old bath). If it was at all important, they would have someone guarding it. They don’t.
Written 8 January 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,242 contributions
Dec. 2021
The pyramids of course get a "five". The only survivors among the seven Wonders of the Ancient World. My dreams to see them came true. It was a fulfilment of many plans and finally we were here. Probably many tourists feel the same. Enchanting place with amazing history. We were relatively well prepared through our studies and readings and the Pyramids lived up to our expectations. We arrived very early which is a prerequisite to a successful visit.
It is a shame that tourists are so exposed to constant harassment by locals who prey on them. You will be followed, money will be demanded, you will be shamed for not supporting their needy families. These people are not dangerous but can be unnecessarily rude, intense, annoying and interfering. They follow you and soon demand money. You will almost have to bribe them to leave you alone. They particularly tend to focus on English speakers.
So be prepared and do not allow it to spoil your trip to this amazing place.
Written 7 January 2022
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Tissa.travels
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,202 contributions
Nov. 2021
The pyramids of Giza, over 4500 years old. Over twice as old as the roman period, let that sink in. An absolute highlight of your trip to Egypt. The pyramids are impressive in stature, and you can even visit the inside. Go early to avoid the crowds and the heat.
Written 7 January 2022
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Ali S
Beirut, Lebanon54 contributions
Dec. 2021
Best place in the world with the worst experience ever! The Egyptian Ministry of tourism should do something for that! Most of the persons there are doing their best to annoy the visitors.
Starting the unprofessional security guard at the entrance till the employee who selling the tickets.
And finally the big issue that you faced is the big scammers inside, who trying to ask you for the tickets and inform you that they are working with the tourist police!
I attached the pic of the one of the scammers "Islam" who stay near us and did everything bother us! And he showed us an Id saying that he is working with the government, but when I took a picture for him, he hides the id (That clear in the attached photo).
After an hour of annoying we accepted with him to pay 350 EGP for a horse trip and once we reached the horse he said that the 350 EGP is only for the horse and he is the guide and need more money, when we refused, he began to become offensive and finally we gave him an extra 50 EGP to let us go, but the surprise that the horse driver need 100 EGP!
Please note that "Islam" are one of many persons who tries to bother us.

The best side of the Trip are the attractive pyramids, Go inside Khufu pyramid and live the adventure, but you need to do some efforts inside the pyramids like walking around 20-30 meter up in squatting position. so make sure that you are healthy enough to do that, because no one of the people outside will inform you about it!
Written 7 January 2022
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hungryman900
London, UK29 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
The only thing worth seeing in Egypt! Entrance to the area 200 EGP, entrance to the pyramid 400 EGP more. We travelled Egypt throughout and the pyramids was the only nice visit. Here is a serious tip to travel Egypt: Arrive on a morning via plane (trust me, you do not want to even see the trains or buses), take an Uber to the pyramids (also trust me, you do not want to use a regular taxi), see the pyramids (takes c. 3h), beware of con artists everywhere, trust nobody, even the authorities, take an Uber back to the airport and fly away. Note that there are corrupted authorities also at the airport.
Written 2 January 2022
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waelreda
Alexandria, Egypt17 contributions
Dec. 2021
The view , the environment , the people smiling and helping you , the feeling of staying in this historical place is really exceptional
Written 31 December 2021
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,244 contributions
Dec. 2021
It was always my dream to visit the Pyramids of Giza and on top of my wishlist. Finally dream came true. The feeling can not described by words. We had booked a hotel with Pyramids view so we could see them also during night but during day was something out of mind. Being close to them and look at them make me feel stunned. I can write for hours about this magic sightseing and I could stay there to take thousands of photos. The thing that I can definitely say is that everyone should at least visit them once in their lives. Organise a tour to visit them as to be early in the morning there to avoid crowds and scams that asking money all the time.
Written 28 December 2021
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4alexnyc
New York City, NY985 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
It's really spectacular and if you can walk it, it's a great way to experience the complex. Expect walking around 2 miles to see all pyramids and the Sphinx.

Also, as stated previously, lots of scammers including people with fake badges who want to "inspect" your ticket (and probably come up with an excuse to charge you more). Nothing is free regardless what they say and they're only "friendly" to try to get you to give them money - best to just not talk to them at all.
Written 26 December 2021
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MJ R
Scarborough, Canada99 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Solo
Great horseback riding. And camel riding during the day or night. Just make sure you get a good rate. 300-400le for a regular horse. 500 le for an Arabian. 1 hour in the desert. I don’t know the camel rates. A friend treated me 🤗 Just don’t hang around the pyramids too long. Everyone will hassle u for tips and additional business. And I mean everyone!
Written 23 December 2021
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Madhath A
California20 contributions
Dec. 2021
As our Uber driver brought us closer to the pyramids, they loomed higher in the sky, growing with every turn. It was breathtaking. It was stunning. If I had known it would be the only good part of our visit, I would have spent more time savoring it.

Once you get out of the car and approach the ticket counter, you will be inundated with people trying to "help." (Warning: if your Uber driver offers to drop you off at the Sphinx gate, do not listen to him. Ours brought us there only to get his buddy to "help" us buy tickets so he could collect a tip. If anyone offers to help you buy a ticket, decline. Any moron can go to a ticket window and hand over 200 EGP for a single ticket.)

There is no information center, no brochures, signs, or placards to explain to you what you're looking at, its history, what it's made of, etc. Do your research beforehand or pre-book a tour.

The road leading to the pyramids is at an incline, so make sure to bring water and comfortable shoes. On the way up, you will encounter horse-drawn carriages and drivers offering you rides. Take a look at the horses. They are bone thin, exhausted, and treated very poorly. Do not take the rides. I saw horses whipped and others that struggled to pull whole families up the hill and were dragged backwards from the weight. I saw one horse with legs spray painted purple to hide its welts. It's extremely disturbing.

People will offer you tours and will follow you around, pestering you until you give in. They will pretend to work there and will show you fake badges. Some will demand to see your tickets. Ignore them. If you're inside, your tickets were already checked at the gate. The only other time your ticket will be checked is if you go inside the pyramids or bought tickets for special activities that are not included with general admission.

One guy in a baseball cap, gelebiyya, and fake badge followed us for over an hour, offering to help us get camel rides, a horse ride, or a limousine (?). I told him we didn't need help several times but he still kept following us. It was very creepy. At one point, we began walking towards the Sphinx and he told us that we were walking the wrong way. He lied just to get us to walk in the wrong direction, wear ourselves out, and give in to his offer for a ride.

There are tons of people selling junk. They are relentless. You can ignore them or tell them to get lost, but they will follow you or come back to harass you again later. They will place scarves over your shoulders and hats on your head and claim they are "gifts," later returning to demand that you pay for them.

Maybe there are honest camel ride dealers there. We didn't encounter any. My family members did a 1 hour camel ride and the guy took them all the way out the side gate and dropped them off in front of a jewelry store, telling them to go inside and check buy some stuff. They tried to get back inside the pyramid complex and were denied re-entry. Our visit was cut short because of this, but honestly at that point, I think we were all tired of being harassed at every step. This whole place is basically run by a network of scammers.

This place has such a deep and rich history that is lost due to commercialization and desperation. I don't blame anyone for trying to make a living. The fact that people are driven to scamming, lying, and committing fraud is a testament to the country's failure to take care of its people. I sincerely hope that others have a better experience than we did.
Written 21 December 2021
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