Pyramids of Giza
Pyramids of Giza
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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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  • Sal K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Giza experience
    Mind blowing experience to finally witnessing the monuments after being fascinated with ancient Egyptian history for a while. We had a really friendly and helpful guide in Naglaa Samir (00201279149615) who drove our group of 6 around Giza/Cairo. Stayed at Pyramid view Inn - superb location, bare bones rooms and building, not the best location, but beautiful pyramid/Sphinx views right from terrace top as you munch on their delicious breakfast and awesome service (I think the server’s name was Abdullah - very jolly guy).
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Sumi07
    58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed ofcourse
    We had an amazing experience around the pyramids and we even went inside the big Khufu pyramid as well. Not easy going through the tiny passage where you have people coming back as well. Especially walking back is tough but we enjoyed the experience. But Oh yes every inch is hurting after it 😀
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Durgasankar Mandal
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful - mesmerising to see parallel sides to two pyraminds
    Giza Necropolis - Christian Jacq's Ramses Novels came to life. I heard from my friends that there were these pesky guides that trouble you. Fortunately, we did not have to face that, since there was a guide that accompanied us.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Paul C
    Sandwich, United Kingdom69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great sight to be seen (but shame they are being abused and polluted)
    We went on a Cairo and Pyramids tour with MTS who were very expensive and didn't supply what they had said they would so I'd shop around when booking tours. The Pyramids are really cheap to get into, about £10 in UK sterling so if you can get there yourself and pay at the gate DO IT. They were of course a great sight and being able to see and touch them was pretty fantastic when you realise how old they are, the photos are just brilliant especially the Sphinx which is a little distance away. But the Egyptian Government should be ashamed, for such special monuments, people were climbing all over them, dropping litter around them (there wasn't any waste bins) and the traffic was allowed to drive right up to them covering these lovely monuments with pollution and vehicle fumes. Also there are loads of camel and horse ride touts and sellers of really cheap souvenirs making it really down market and scrapy. As stated the Pyramids are a sight to be seen but the way they are managed is just disgraceful.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Rohit K
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    Needless to say this is an amazing place. It is the number one place to visit in Egypt. A few tips: go at opening time, otherwise be prepared for immense crowds, particularly at the two larger pyramids. Avoid Fridays and Saturdays if going later, when the combination of foreign and local visitors is even more overwhelming. Probably a good idea to stay at a hotel nearby — we didn’t and regretted that decision — especially for the day one visits the pyramids. That could also save time and enable a trip to Saqarra and Memphis. For the rest of the stay in Cairo, one needs to be at a hotel closer to downtown, to have more convenient access to the various sights there. Don’t let anyone take pictures of you, unless you want to spend time bargaining with them for a price to get your camera/phone back! And there is no pre-agreed price in Egypt, because they invariably reopen the negotiations — especially if you are stuck sitting on their camel or horse! The constant unsolicited attention from hustlers detracts somewhat from the experience. Having a local guide or even paying for your driver to walk with you can help fend them off. Definitely buy the extra ticket to go inside the pyramids. Not much to see, but gives you a sense of what the tombs and passages were like inside. It’s narrow and steep inside, but not particularly demanding. The quietest area is beyond the third pyramid, where few large tour groups venture. You get a panorama of all three pyramids in a more serene setting.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Martin H
    Hong Kong, China859 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Size
    The size of the pyramids at Giza is spectacular. Considering that they were built over 4,500 years ago, the size and number of the stones used in its construction is remarkable. There are three pyramids here which might surprise first time visitors. The area is very dusty and the camels and large crowds don't help the situation.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
  • JCW703
    Jerusalem District, Israel2,839 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get A Private Guide
    Get a private guide, it's worth it. This is my second visit to the pyramids and not much has changed. The site is still somewhat dirty, between the litter and the dust / dirt and has no shade as such. There are still vendors hawking their wares, but not as obnoxious or pushy as at other attractions. A private guide is key to a comfortable and informative experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Alice
    Sheffield, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pyramids of Giza
    We travelled in March and went at around 11:30am-3pm. The cost to visit the site is £13.23 for 2 people. This does not include entry to the pyramids, we opted out of this on recommendation as someone told us it’s not good for anyone with claustrophobia and anyone tall! We had an amazing time even without going inside them. I’d advise leaving 3-5 hours to walk round the whole site and enjoy the scenery. We entered at the Spinx entrance and found this to be great as you can walk up to the pyramids. It was a quiet time of year to visit. Expect lots of hassle from the camels and horse riders. This is just standard. We felt very safe and there was no hint of scamming or pick pocketing. We had a rucksack on and I recommend this as there is lots of walking. The heli pad is an amazing photo spot with all 3 pyramids behind. I found this on a travel page and it was a brilliant view. There is a gorgeous modern restaurant at the very top of the site. Pay a visit! Take lots of water in your bag, the walk is very dehydrating and it’s very hot!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2023
  • ricshanshibly1986
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia1,319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great pyramids of Giza
    It was our ticking bucket list moment. We have waiting this moment quite long to see one of wonders of the world. There are 3 main pyramids in Giza. Since we visited on Friday there was rush and crowd on site. Entrance fee is EGP 240 per person and we have bought tomb entrance for EGP 100 and 70EGP for the vehicle. First we went to Panoramic view point of 3 pyramids by car. We have noticed some using Camel and horse ride for this and cost of those around 700-1000 EGP per hour. Climbing down tomb was great experience. You may need 2-3 hours to spend on site to cover all areas.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2023
  • bette13
    Ravena, New York132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check it off the list
    If you are going to Egypt just to see the pyramids, you may be a bit let down. Cairo is an incredibly huge, smog filled, traffic jammed dirty city. It will take you at least an hour to get to Giza from downtown, 2 from the airport. They are amazing. Like everywhere else in Egypt you will be asked to buy something every third step. be prepared to say no. Bring singles for tips and to take pics or buy something. One day is all you need in Cairo. After the pyramids hit the museum. Take a Nile cruise from Luxor, much more interesting.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 21 March 2023
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Bali2u0812
Bali, Indonesia413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The pyramids were way bigger than we imagined and even harder to try to understand how they were built so long ago. There was the option to ride camels, some nice market stalls and fabulous weather mid February. Highly recommend visiting Giza for anyone interested in ancient history.
Written 28 February 2024
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Kurt S
Marana, AZ181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The pyramids of Giza are a must and with the visit.
However the additional trip inside the Great Pyramid is not worth the $30 ticket. There is absolutely NOTHING to see and it is a small travel way that is very crowded and requires more physical ability than most senior citizens can handle. Other than saying you were inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, there is no reason to buy the extra ticket.
Written 28 February 2024
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Wendy R
Coquitlam, Canada4 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Friends
Going earlier will get you great view and pictures of the pyramids with less crowd. The crowd got larger towards the late morning. We went with a guide and got to learn a lot about the history of the pyramids. Honestly, no amount of pictures or videos will justify seeing the actual structures in person. Each block used to build the pyramids are so massive in size - it is truly an impressive sight to see.
Written 27 February 2024
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Zaid A
Zaragoza, Spain8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
First of all, I was there for a week with my wife, She had a medical conference, and I had a few days. Since I was in Egypt, i thought to myself, I want to enjoy street photography as well as my photoshooting of old history and everything about this region using my new mirrorless Sony A7RV.

It was my second day in Egypt, and I thought to myself, I should go and see the great pyramids. after I dropped my wife off at the conference hall.

I had all my gear ready to take photos and enjoy the sinerey of gigantic pyramids, go through the deep history of the region, and enjoy the manpower that had made this 7th wonder exist in the first place.

Of course, in Egypt, this dream can be demolished as easily as a daydream.
I booked an Uber taxi to take me to the pyramids since I thought it was the smartest way to go. and get a ticket and go into the area.

What happened was the organized con artist (Uber Taxi) with the police, who were supposed to be protecting the tourists, but they were all scammers and criminals behind with a uniform.

The Uber taxi took me to a tourist shop to organize my tour and tickets in the region. With the horse riding and, of course, the camera gear, they have managed to convince me i need tickets for photoshooting, as well as the payment of admission and any extra taxes and hidden fees.

Of course, everyone saw the camera and my gear. They told me I had to pay extra charges for my gear, and the guy with me said yes (the Taxi driver), since he was a young, "decent guy."

I ended up paying 14000 Egyptian pounds (EP). Just to see the Pyramids, I thought this was the old 7th wounder and am coming with all my gear, so it can be since I need a special license for photoshooting, as i was told.

I thought to myself, This is perfect. I don't need to pay any extra charges since I was seeing lots of reviews and comments from tourists all over the net, including bloggers and normal people complaining about this area specifically.

They overcharged me for a ticket, and I had to pay double the price compared to a normal tourist sighting.

I didn't realize that I would be ripped off just as easily as any other tourist in this area. God bless other tourists coming to see the great pyramids of Giza.

After the Giza, I asked the driver to take me to the Museum of Egypt, which was closed, and I ended up going back to the hotel.

The next day, after the nice rippoff, my wife told me to ask the concierge at the hotel for the price and everything related to my tour, and he was shocked at the price I ended up paying. I told him I wanted to go again. Can you organize for me a tour? Funny, he told me to book a ticket; he claimed it was 500 Egyptian pound for a tourist, and as an Arab, the price is 60 EP as an entrence fee, a taxi of 1200, and a tour guide of 3000 EP.

I did another tour after the pyramids went to the castle of Salahu Al-Deen. i took a proper guide who was really educated and knew the history of the region. He spoke English, Arabic, and Italian.

I asked him about taking me and my wife after her medical conference, to see the pyramids, the castle of Salahu al-Deen, and Mootaz Street.

He told me that for a full day he will charge 3000 EP, which I think is still allotted, but after the amount I have paid, i thought at least this guy is a professional, and I didn't want to bother talking about the money after all that, and 3000 EP is equivalent to 100 USD. So I agreed with him since its a long day and lots of walking and talking .

I already have an Uber Taxi, which i have found and this guy was more reliable

In Egypt, everyone wants to grab and take some Bakshesh from you, from the police officer , taxi, and any ordinary guy to the high rank of the country.

The sum of payment was the following:

Entrance tickets to the Pyramids region for 2 Arabs. 60 egyption ponud (EP) x2 = 120 egyption pound

I took the Uber inside the pyramids area and the entrance fees for the car was 20 EP

the driver, i had to pay entrance fees of 60 EP
to enter the pyramids from inside the temple was 60 EP x3
the guide was free to enter.
So in summer, I paid for the whole day
The guide fee is 3000 EP for a whole day, taking us everywhere I have asked.

In total, i have paid 4260 EP

The first time, I ended up paying 14000 EP, which was a difference of 9,740 EP.

And I have seen only one sign in the Pyramids region stating that the camel ride, hours, and corage for Arabs are not more than 200 EP, and for froginers, 500 EP for a one-hour ride.

Imagine what goes on in that region.

My advice is that if you want to enjoy the pyramids, don't go with a local professional guide of the region. The best is to find a professional guide prior to arriving in that region, especially if you are alone.

Don't trust anyone in the Pyrmaids region.

You will end up paying the allotment no matter what you do, but I will leave the guide phone number. Maybe this will help some of you guys.

In general, be ready to be harassed and annoyed at the great pyramid of Giza. No matter what or how smart you are, the workers their and everyone else in that region is annoying, and they will try to overcharge. Of course, they have the support of the authorities.

My experience and what i have paid

The guide's name was Mr.Hussain
His phone number is : +20 100 520 7067
tour at the castle is around 500–700 EP (15 USD)
Al-Mouz Street, 1000 EP
Pyramids depend on 1000–2000 EP
a taxi, if he will take you all day, he shouldn't be more than 1000 EP

These prices were according to the official exchange rate for feb 2024, which was USD 100 equivalent to 3000 EP

There is always an exchange rate and some hidden fees.

Good luck to you all, solo and couples,, as well all travellers to this part of the world.
Written 27 February 2024
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Egypt is filled with amazing sites and history and the pyramids of Giza are one of the iconic images many of us have seen since childhood. Seeing them in person is amazing. You can enter the giant pyramid and go to the burial chamber (which is empty). It is crowded, steep and not for the claustrophobic and can be incredibly hot. We went through a much less crowded pyramid during our stay so we did not go inside here. Entering and going through a pyramid is an amazing experience and if you haven't done it and can manage it, I would definitely do it while in Egypt. Also, it's important to take some time to visit the whole complex to grasp the scale of the place.
Written 25 February 2024
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Yuka I I
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Special thanks to Mora from the company who contacted us immediately and arranged for our tour on time.
Overall great simple day
Thanks nice tours
Written 18 February 2024
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Manisha J
Mumbai, India144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
visit early morning! A camel ride we enjoyed and also the sound and light show at night.
The view of the Spinhx is spectacular.
Written 15 February 2024
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TripRabbit
Virginia402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Of course you have to come: the great pyramids are amazing structures to see and appreciate in person. You return with a much different perspective than is ever possible by looking at photos or videos.

That said, we found the nearby pyramids at Saqqara and Dahshur more interesting for reasons you can find in many TripAdvisor reviews. I join them in recommending visits to both if you can.

TIPS: Before you think about entering any of the pyramids, make sure to understand the relative ease or difficulty in accessing each one — and what those interior passages lead you to. You are likely to find one or more far more worthwhile than others. Even better, make sure to enter the interior at the Pyramid of Unas in Saqqara; it is relatively easy to access and utterly amazing inside.

If at all possible, try to obtain a stash of Egyptian 10-pound notes before you visit any tourist sites. They can be hard to come by, but you will want them as minimum required payment to use rest rooms here and almost everywhere else in the country. You can always pay more, of course, but a $1 bill, for instance, is three times more than you need to pay.

As for the vendors mentioned in some previous reviews, get used to it in Egypt. This may well be your initial tourist experience in the country, and the ubiquitous vendors may take you aback at first. A friendly but firm “No, thank you” or, in Arabic, “Shukran” usually leads them to look elsewhere.

There is no other place on earth like Egypt. So know before you go, go with the flow, and have a memorable visit!
Written 14 February 2024
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sanchez_robert
Pembroke Pines, FL20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Everybody need to visit this site because is amazing. How can be explained; very dificult form a human standpoint but most see. A country coursed by God and you can see it.
Written 13 February 2024
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gillj12024
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The views were brilliant, weather was great..I wouldn't recommend anyone to go inside pyramid,charging 900 Egyptian money per person..so dangerous when going inside, very very steep climb..not good for elderly.or people with health problems....
Written 13 February 2024
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