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

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    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.
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    Departure Point
    King Hotel, Dokki, Cairo
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Gizeh Plateau
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entrance fees to the inner chambers of the Great Pyramid (200 EGP) and Solar Boat Museum (60 EGP)
    • Camel ride (60 EGP)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I was travelling solo while in Cairo so i wanted to book some day tours to help me navigate the city and see the sights. I came across intrepid day tours from a blog and decided to book with them as they are comparable to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    2  Thank Candish444
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    It was an early start for us as we were picked up from the hotel at 6.30am - but it's early for a reason - to beat the heat & the crowds. Our guide Ahmed El Saway was excellent! He went above and beyond to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank lesleypyramid
    Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

    Shrouk was great! She was well informed but also readily admitted that there is still a lot of debate in the Egyptology community.

    Thank joshuad878
    Reviewed 27 June 2019

    Small group (3) guided by Marwa, who was very knowledgeable and patient due to me taking a lot of photos. I would definitely request her again when we go back.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank jayroams
    Reviewed 16 June 2019

    This was the highlight of our trip! The guide Shrouk was fantastic and the tour was at the perfect time with a lot of great information. We will definitely book through urban adventures again! Would recommend taking water but we were supplied by the staff....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank lauren e
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