We'll start this half-day tour by picking you up from your hotel in Cairo around 8.30am in a comfortable air-conditioned min-van to visit the pyramids of Cheops (the Great Pyramid), Chephren and Mykerinus.
Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the Pyramids of Giza. Composed of over 2.3 million blocks of granite weighing 25-80 tonnes each, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that still remains largely intact, the Great Pyramid never fails to astound and amaze. Built over a 20 year period, the Great Pyramid initially stood at 146 meters, making it the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
Our highly-trained Egyptologist tour guide will be able to give you any information you need on the Pyramids including supposed construction methods (nobody really knows for sure), materials used, labour used and why the pyramids were built.
There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid, the lowest was cut into the bedrock beneath the pyramid, with the Kings chamber and Queens chamber higher up in the structure. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only pyramid in Egypt known to contain both ascending and descending passages.
The main part of the Giza complex is a set of building that include two mortuary temples, three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples and smaller tombs for nobles.
Translated as "Ther Terrifying One" but more commonly referred to as the Sphinx, this limestone statue of a mythical creature with a lions body and human head stands on the west bank of the Nile in Giza.
Believed to have been built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of Pharoh Khafra around 2558 BC (the Pharoh who built the second pyramid), this amazing statue stands 20m high and 73 meters long and is the oldest known monumental sculpture in the world.
Throughout Egyptian history the Sphinx has been revered with ancient Egyptians looking up at it with "divinity", and even to today it remains shrouded in mystery, with basic information like when it was built and by whom still debated. There are even theories of Kings being buried in it!
The Sphinx is an awesome sight and rich in history, over its lifetime being buried in sand for hundreds of years and then dug back out. There are also stories of Napoleon's soldiers shooting cannonballs at the great Sphinx and breaking off it's nose.
This fantastic tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple at the Pyramids of Chephren - the second tallest Pyramid in Egypt. This historically-important temple served two functions: first, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before his burial. Second, it was used in the mummification process of the king.
This is a fascinating tour for anyone who's interested in ancient Egypt, kids especially are always very interested in the details of the mummification process at Chephren temple!
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What you're paying for
- A Friendly and Knowledgable Egypt Excursions Tour Guide
- Pick up and return services from your Cairo hotel
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
- A bottle of water during your trip
Timings of the trip
As with all our excursions, you will be picked-up from your hotel, and returned back to your hotel after the trip.
Hotel Pickup: 08:30 am
Hotel Return: 02:00 pm
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On booking we will require a 10% deposit. This can be made using our secure PayPal payment system. If you do not have a PayPal account then don't worry, you can pay using other means if required.
The remainder of the payment will be made in Egypt, when on an arranged date that is convenient for you a EgyptExcursions representative will meet you at your hotel to collect payment and assist you with anything you may need.
Why are we so well priced? In order to give you the best possible prices, we calculate excursion costs daily based on the English - Egyptian exchange rate.