We had a 10-hour layover in Cairo on our trip to Africa, and we were thrilled to spend the time visiting the pyramids and sphinx. We visited on a Friday, so there little traffic.
It has been a life-long dream of mine to visit the pyramids, and being there in person was absolutely amazing. I was nervous about going there after reading so many stories of visitors getting accosted by vendors. We never experienced this. Maybe 2 or 3 vendors approached us but quickly left when we weren't interested.
There is nothing quite like seeing the pyramids in person, and having the opportunity to walk all around them and even climb inside one was the experience of a lifetime. We drove out to the lookout for a camel ride at the end of our time at the pyramids, and the late afternoon light on the pyramids was breath-taking.
This was the best layover ever!!
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