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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  • Madelene Jade
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cairo tour
    It was a wonderful experience to watch and see one of the seven wonders of the world. I was very amazed by the scene. We enjoyed our stay in cairo thank you to our very kind tour guide miss naglaa semir for accommodating us❤️
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 24, 2023
  • eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
    Singapore, Singapore831 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonders of the World, no wonder!!
    The Pyramids of Giza are on all travellers' bucket list. It was very crowded when we visited in late April. Fortunately the weather was mild and we enjoyed the sights. It was stunning at first sight, no wonder they are the Wonders of the World! We also went for a camel 🐫 ride which would bring you closer to the Pyramids.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2023
  • Madan Gopal M
    Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awe inspiring.
    When I arrived in Cairo, I was shocked to see such overflowing crowds, traffic jams,dirt and garbage, soon my shock turned into appreciation as this is characteristic of mega cities like any other cities in the world. I stayed at a budget hotel quite near to Tahrir Square and took assistance from the hotel reception to do sightseeing around. Mr. Husnia, the guide, driver and manager of the rooftop restaurant offered to take me around. He is a talkative person but friendly cutting jokes and sharing hidden stories of the city. We drove to Giza stopping at Nile bridge, Papyrus Private Museum. The initial views of the Pyramids are stunning and spectacular. I took a long trip riding horse and camel at one place. No wonder this is one of the most visited ancient wonder of the world, the enigmatic Sphinx, a mythical sculpture of a man with hunches of lion, ruins at the entrance, the extraordinary architecture, huge structures continue to defy human imagination. It's still a question mark and a mystery for researchers, historians and layman alike why and how such massive tombs for Pharaohs were built almost 4000 years ago. This unique civilization is a classic and awe inspiring example of ancient Egypt. There is an admission ticket also charges for guide and horse. One should negotiate and be clear. It's necessary to wear a cap and a bottle of water. Don't miss panoramic point for fantastic views. Also not to miss entering Khafre Pyramid,now open for visitors. There is a separate ticket for this. There are lots of touts around so be careful.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 11, 2023
  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria21,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The seventh wonder of the world
    Here are the two largest pyramids and the swinx (I think there are 9 pyramids on the Giza plateau in total). There are a lot of people, the good thing is that there is shade along one of the pyramids. There are many merchants and camel drivers, but they do not bother and do not push... The Pyramids can be entered, but we gave up, since there is nothing left in the chambers, and there was a long queue. We watched the swinx only from afar. The place is remarkable…
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 12, 2023
  • Suemc430
    Bloomington, Illinois224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A 7th wonder for a reason- amazing! Get a guide!
    Our first trip abroad and the pyramids were amazing! Use a guide! The riffraff won’t bother you and they provide excellent history and insight - much more than you’d get alone. Unless you want extra experience, riding camels is not necessary but I wouldn’t recommend walking. It’s further around than it looks. Bring sunglasses if no glasses especially if it’s windy. The restaurant at top is nice but expensive. For cheaper fare eat at bottom near entrance. Remember it is extra to get into great pyramid - we passed because there are no paintings on walls or artifacts inside. Up to you. But this was definitely one to see!!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 13, 2023
  • Katherine K
    Everett, Washington45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a wonder of the world for a reason
    This place is off the hook!! It truly is a wonder of the world. You can climb the big pyramid. You have to do the camel ride They do not mistreat their camels at the place we went and I felt very comfortable supporting them. It was a great experience that I will remember forever. Make sure you hold onto your camera and bring money for tips.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 17, 2023
  • kr0elle
    Amman, Jordan987 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see
    The Pyramids are a must-see. I've been stunned by the accuracy of the design and its sturdiness even 5,000 years after construction. The overall experience is a bit tainted by the fact that coaches and cars drive right through the area. However, entry and walking around is not as chaotic as some sources suggest. The crowds dissipate quite quickly across the large area. Upon advise by several people, we did not go inside the pyramids.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 20, 2023
  • GrandTour486646
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awe inspiring pyramids, but welfare concerns for the working animals.
    Being able to walk up directly to the pyramids and touch them leaves you with a sense of awe for the builders. The photos do not do them justice. They are truly beautiful. Unfortunately, the welfare for the working camels and horses is a major concern. The camel drivers pierce the noses of their camels and insert a nose pin that is attached to the reins. They pull hard on the reins, causing damage to the septum of the nose and severe pain for the animals. The horses stand in the sun for long periods of time. There needs to be more veterinary oversight.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 24, 2023
  • HappyHammer69
    Port Macquarie, Australia937 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome but get there early
    Amazing and awe inspiring, the pyramids should be on everyones bucket list. Our guide got us up bright and early and there was almost nobody at the Grand Pyramid when we arrived. We had a ticket to go inside the Grand Pyramid to the burial chamber and it was quite a climb but amazing to be inside this massive structure. When we arrived at the chamber we were the only two people there and got some great pictures before returning back down the many steps to the entrance. By the time we walked out there were many people and the photo attached would not have been possible without the early start.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2023
  • Olga
    London, United Kingdom115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal place with so much history
    Amazing place. Would recommend visiting either early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and heat. The site is very walkable if you have hours to spare, otherwise you can take a taxi / horse carriage around the site. Make sure to go inside at least one of pyramids!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2023
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Ellen H
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My hubby & I spent an amazing 4 hours at the Giza Pyramids, Sphynx & temple. We took a taxi from the Cairo Island area to the entrance road for 77 EP. We walked up to the site stopping for a general admission ticket of 200 EP each & an additional 100 EP each to go inside the smaller pyramid. The 400 EP to go inside the great pyramid was a bit high for our budget. We wandered around the larger pyramids & went inside the smaller one before negotiating a camel ride - 200 EP for the two of us. We rode out in to the desert for a great photo of the Pyramids & then walked all thru the workers houses/tombs at the base of the pyramids. That was so interesting!! Notice the hieroglyphics above the doors & the carvings on the walls inside. Most of the doors have metal gates keeping you out but you can still look inside. We did find one area without a closure & went down into a tomb with an empty Sarcophagus. So cool!! We wandered thru the workers area until we got to the Sphynx. We were the only ones going thru them...a great way to avoid the crowds. After finishing up that area, we walked out the gate & down the Giza way road. We took a Mirco bus for 4 EP several miles to the Giza Metro. We chose to walk about an hour to our guest house, stopping at a little local restaurant for a great meal of 1/2 chicken, 2 kinds of soup, a dish of cucumber & tomatoes & flatbread for 67 EP. A fun...fairly inexpensive way to visit the pyramids!
Written January 10, 2020
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Rudelicious
Cairo, Egypt55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We were a group of ten (ages 21-45) my sister and I took our kids and their friends and we had a great experience. From the horse and camel rides, to the cheesy photo options, everything was perfect. I recommend that if you plan to go, you take a guide with you that will help facilitate your experience and help to avoid being approached by people every two minutes. Negotiate a deal from the start to include photos, camel and horse rides to the panoramic view, and help you negotiate appropriate prices for souvenirs. They were all very friendly and accommodating and took photos with our telephones without incident. If you can find him, ask for “Kaboreya” he was forthcoming with prices and is worth a bit extra to guarantee that you don’t get hustled along the way.
Written January 25, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My first glimpse of the Giza pyramids was from a van. Suddenly, there they were in the distance, the tops peeking out from behind buildings in the congested Giza suburb. Finally, to see firsthand the oldest and only surviving ancient wonder of the world, inscribed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979! My heart was racing! And soon, it was even racing more, thanks to a sunset ATV adventure that provided panoramic pyramid views from the desert side. What an amazing experience as we zipped up and down sand dunes with the pyramids as a backdrop. A few mornings later, we returned with a Gate 1 Tour and entered through the Main Gate. This was a more typical tourist experience with masses of people and buses lined up. The area is so large though, it didn’t feel crowded once we passed through security. Now we could get up close and personal with the pyramids (no climbing allowed). You really appreciate their massive size standing next to them! For a fee, you can go inside. We opted to enter the smaller tomb of Queen Hetepheres which was free and provided a similar experience. During both pyramid visits, we were under the watchful eye of experienced guides and given instructions on do’s and don’ts. If you’re prepared, the inevitable hassles won’t spoil your visit at this world wonder.
Written April 26, 2020
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endie5n6
Quezon, Philippines36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
The pyramids themselves are a sight to behold! They are just as magnificent and enormous as I have imagined them to be. My breathing suddenly became constricted as were approaching the pyramids. They are absolutely majestic and they have very commanding presence. I strongly recommend for tourists to visit all the 3 pyramids in Giza as well as the ones in Saqqara, and the Sphinx.

Going inside the pyramids wasn’t really outstanding because there was nothing to see inside but the experience and challenge of going through the very low-ceilinged tunnel offers a different kind of adventure.

Camel and horseback riding, especially as the sun was setting, is an otherwordly experience.

We also had the chance to spend our dinner at a rooftop restaurant facing the pyramids so we had the chance to watch the Sound and Light Show while enjoying our local pizza and Turkish coffee.

There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops within the vicinity of the pyramids in Giza but tourists must be vigilant about the costs and quality of the products. It will help tourists a lot if they are accompanied by a tourist guide, they are called Egyptologists and they are all licensed to provide the tour.

We were lucky to have been guided by Hamza Enany (mizatoha12@gmail.com). We met him during an official trip he provided for members of different parliaments in Asia and Africa. He was a brilliant guy! Very charming, funny and easy to get along with. We contacted him after the official tour and upon recognizing us from the previous group tour with parliamentarians, he immediately offered to take us to a tour in the area where our hotel was located, free of charge. There had been some instances when he waived his TF because he just wanted to take us around. He had such pride for the history and culture of Egypt and to be able to share them with guests from another country was his priority. He was also very attentive to our needs and was very hospitable. Highly recommended!!!

I still recommend to first time travellers to Egypt to read up on the place, watch and read reviews so that expectations are tempered and decisions are informed, especially concerning souvenir items, food and accommodation in touristic areas, and the tipping culture. At the end of the day, our decisions are our own responsibility.
Written April 5, 2022
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Celeste B
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
First when we got their our Uber driver and "so called" travel guide got into a fight at the gate the guy was running after our car because the guide was trying to make money from us. Luckily the uber driver was their to assist us. Then we were looking for a ATM to withdrawal more cash on our way there it was an overflow of people wanting money from us the one guy started shouting at us because we didnt want to exchange money from him.eventually we went inside.

This was a very bad experience, The people who claims to work inside the pyramids was the whole time trying to Hustle money some way out of us they did not stop. We where robbed 400Egp from the one old guy. A group of children was following us for a while just taking picture's they did not understand when we said no. When my partner and i want to take pictures of one another in front of the pyramids they run up and smile for the camera when we Chase them they just step back one foot. Going to a place like this should be a experience and one would want to take pictures but we did not have a chance. We could see that this didnt only bother us but other tourists as well.

We did not even enjoyed to have a peaceful view at the structures because people was all over us. The only relaxing thing was the boat museum no one without a ticket could go through.

Some advice when you go, go whith a group of people and whith a professional tour guide.
Written March 1, 2020
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Denise N
Dover, UK33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
At running to see them, they are always photographed as if they are in the middle of nowhere, however the city of Cairo is just the other side of the river. You could venture down into one of the pyramids but it was too hot, and it was difficult to breath as it was hotter inside than out. Too many people pushing and shoving to make it a pleasurable experience. Camel rides were on offer to go round all the pyramids and other things to see, however so.e people complained they were made to pay more money to get off the camels once the walk was kver. Lots of people selling souvenirs and they where all competing for money. I am glad I visited but was disappointed in lots of the trip.
Written February 14, 2020
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Munir D
Toronto, Canada645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Pyramids in Giza, Cairo leave a lasting and vivid impression. We have almost all seen these on the list of seven wonders of the world. They arouse deep and intellectual questions on how they could be built and some of the guides do tell you that nobody knows how these were built. Some books provide details of how these could have been built by ordinary people with all the technological limitations of the modern world.

The pyramids have a vivid impression on the serenity of the desert with the sharply defined shadows they cast on the sand and with the aura of greatness and mystery they carry.

We did not enter the inside of the pyramids because our well-informed and studious guide, an Egyptologist called Bassem, suggested there was nothing special to see inside. He then took us to a place for a camel ride. He had pre-arranged the camels we were to use. The camel ride was a good experience. From the back of the camel one can see all the Pyramids at one go thereby providing a good opportunity to take photos. Photographs can even be taken prior to riding the camels.

The camel ride on the dessert sand made us feel we were in Arabia. Good experience and certainly worth the visit.

We did the Pyramids in the afternoon as in the morning part of Cairo tends to have fog.

Munir D.

Written January 2, 2020
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Fi_1986
Dublin, Ireland56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Historic site ruined by everyone hassling and trying to scam you.

My husband and I visited the pyramids and from the moment we arrived we were followed and hassled.

People trying to get you to ride their camels/horses, telling you the site is so big you couldn’t possibly walk it on foot - this is not true it is possible to walk around. There were people waiting in the tombs to get money out of you, we walked into one of the tombs and looked around, a man was inside and pointed to a random wall as we walked past, we ignored him and left, he then proceeded to aggressively follow up asking for money and our constant no was falling on deaf ears, he eventually started pulling out of my husbands and my T-shirts. We had no choice but to give him money to get him to stop touching us.

We were pestered so much we eventually agreed to let one man guide us around - this was a big mistake. He had a parade of people constantly following us trying to get us to pose for pictures with camels, buy cheap hats and souvenirs, buy drinks from the man selling bottles of Coke and take a horse ride. It was exhausting constantly saying no and the man guiding us was getting more and more persistent as we said no, as we continued to say no an aggressive undertone started to come into his behaviour. At the end when we had enough we went to pay him and his attitude completely changed, he became aggressive and extremely rude to us, he demanded a huge tip and was touching my husbands wallet to see what else was in it. We gave him a tip for his time but he wasn’t happy and started questioning us on what other notes he could see in our wallet. Overall the experience of being in such a magical historical place was tarnished by the endless pestering.

If you do go, I recommend having a tour guide booked in advance who will meet you as you arrive or meet you at your hotel beforehand.

If I went again I’d hire a guide and tell them if they can keep all the people trying to hassle and scam us away and let us enjoy our visit I’d double their tip.

My husband and I have visited many big historical sites world wide where people try to sell you stuff but what we experienced at the pyramids was a whole other level.
Written September 22, 2022
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Wandering Traveler
Bridgeboro, GA2,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Beware. The Egyptian government has set fees that can be charged for camel, horse, carriage rides. It's 200 Egyptian pounds to enter the area. I cringe when I hear people pay 100's of euros that cost no where near that amount.
Written January 13, 2020
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Present Explorers
Cape Town Central, South Africa399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The pyramids continue to be a mystery and standing at the foot of the pyramids was a fascinating experience. It is helpful to go with a guide, and also choose a time when there are fewer tourists. We travelled in February, their winter months (although it is still quite hot around 25C). Wear comfortable shoes, a good hat and sunglasses as the sandstorms can suddenly just arise. The pyramids do not have much of a touristy feel to it. There are camel rides on offer. The sphinx is close by and there are toilets available at exorbitant fees of 2 euros.
Written February 18, 2020
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