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

  • 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
Half-Day Morning Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Adventure from Cairo including Egyptian Lunch
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Pick up from Dokki at 7am
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.
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 12 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

2  Thank thab0m623
Reviewed 24 August 2018
Epic Tour Experience

My guide Mohamed Ebrahim made my experience so amazing with his in depth knowledge and insight into the Pyramids! I can not put in words the epicness and inspiration found at the site of this ancient wonder of the world but prepared to be blown...More

1  Thank frandove
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Amazing experience

there are no words to describe this tour. See the Pyramides and the Sphinx is something that leave ou speachless. I took this tour with Shrouk, she is really a good guide, well prepared and really nice person. we have a lot of fun togheter

1  Thank RamonaG
Reviewed 20 July 2018
Most fascinating archaeology site you will ever see!

The pyramids are a must see for everyone at least once in their lifetime. Egypt is safe, the people are friendly and the sites are easy to get to. The guide took us to a local restaurant with authentic Egyptian cuisine. Delicious! The perception that...More

Thank Joshua J
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