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Private tour at the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx

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Stop At: Pyramids of Giza, Al Haram Str., Giza 12611 Egypt

Meet your Egyptologist who will guide you around on a private tour at the Giza Plateau. First one of our Traveland's tour rep will introduce you to your guide and driver where you will be pick and drive to the Giza plateau where will escort you around the last remaining wonder of the ancient world, for nearly 4000 years, the extraordinary shape, impeccable geometry and sheer bulk of the Giza Pyramids have invited the obvious questions: ‘How were we built, and why?’. Centuries of research have given us parts of the answer. Built as massive tombs on the orders of the pharaohs, they were constructed by teams of workers tens-of-thousands strong. Today they stand as an awe-inspiring tribute to the might, organisation and achievements of ancient Egypt.

Ongoing excavations on the Giza Plateau, along with the discovery of a pyramid-builders' settlement, complete with areas for large-scale food production and medical facilities, have provided more evidence that the workers were not the slaves of Hollywood tradition, but an organised workforce of Egyptian farmers. During the flood season, when the Nile covered their fields, the same farmers could have been redeployed by the highly structured bureaucracy to work on the pharaoh’s tomb. In this way, the Pyramids can almost be seen as an ancient job-creation scheme. And the flood waters made it easier to transport building stone to the site.

But despite the evidence, some still won’t accept that the ancient Egyptians were capable of such achievements. So-called pyramidologists point to the carving and placement of the stones, precise to the millimetre, and argue the numerological significance of the structures’ dimensions as evidence that the Pyramids were constructed by angels or aliens. It’s easy to laugh at these out-there ideas, but when you see the monuments up close, especially inside, you’ll better understand why so many people believe such awesome structures must have unearthly origins.

Most visitors will make a beeline straight to the four most famous sights; the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure and the Sphinx. But for those who want to explore further, the desert plateau surrounding the pyramids is littered with tombs, temple ruins and smaller pyramids.

Duration: 3 hours
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private guided tour with your Egyptologist
  • Entrance tickets to the site
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza
Exclusions
  • Tips
  • Solar boat museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My private tour of the Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids and Sphinx was very educational and a great experience. My guide, Muhammad Mishu, provided a great explanation of the history and culture of ancient Egypt. He answered all questions and his very knowledgeable about Egyptian
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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