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Cairo, Egypt
Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Traveling to Cairo without seeing the Great Pyramids of Giza and infamous Sphinx is like traveling to Paris without making a stop at the Eiffel Tower. Experience the best of this incredible and ancient city on a private tour of Cairo. Follow your own Egyptologist through all the highlights and enjoy personalized attention as your tour the city’s most iconic destinations. The flexibility of a private tour means you can decide how much time to spend at each of the sites, insuring a truly memorable experience.
  • Private day trip to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx from Cairo
  • Guided introduction to each of the three pyramids
  • Free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost)
  • Photo opportunity of the pyramids and Cairo skyline
  • Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from Cairo and Giza hotels
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Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ;pick up from hotel and drop off.
Lunch (if option selected)
Gratuities
Entrance to the interior of the the great Pyramid is 300L.E currently, and liable to change without prior notice.
Camel rides at the Pyramids.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels

Airports

  • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt


Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your private tour of the Giza pyramids, Sphinx, and other Cairo highlights kicks off with pick up from your Cairo hotel. Enjoy a personalized tour of the great pyramids, and the 3,000 year-old-Sphinx—two of the city’s most iconic sites—complete with stories and history from your friendly Egyptologist. 

Learn about Cheops, Khfre and Menakaure—three of Cairo’s best known pyramids and enter one (additional cost) to explore solo, since guides are not permitted. Once you’ve taken in the ancient wonder, head to the nearby plateau where you can capture the towering pyramids rising up from golden sands with the city skyline as a backdrop.

From there, make your way to the iconic Sphinx, perhaps the most enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Your guide will explain the folklore around this massive lion with the head of a king as you take a closer look. 

Interested travelers can also visit the famed Papyrus Institute to learn how this historic artwork is crafted. It’s easy to opt out on the visit by informing your guide, since this tour is designed to meet your personal interests and needs.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Great Sphinx
On the Giza plateau, the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx date back over 3,000 years. While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are by far the most famous and are the last of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), although your guide is not permitted to enter with you. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a king, and is surrounded in mystery, including the unanswered questions: who built it and why.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY South Sinai Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Private tour to Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx.

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star-2
The tour guide was very rushed and...
Mohsen G
, Feb 2018
The tour guide was very rushed and didn't explain anything. Was always on her mobile phone and left us to our own devices even though this was a private, guided tour.
star-5
I loved this tour! Andrew, the...
Bethan M
, Feb 2018
I loved this tour! Andrew, the Egyptologist guide, was really great - full of interesting facts about everything we saw from the Pyramids and Sphinx to Cairo in general as we drove from my hotel to Giza . Also he gave a great briefing about how to deal with the souvenir sellers which meant I wasn't troubled at all. The Pyramids and Sphinx were awe-inspiring and I chose to go inside the Great Pyramid which was incredible, if a little cramped :- As a female travelling alone I would definitely recommend this tour, felt very safe and was a once in a lifetime experience! Thank you!
star-5
This was the perfect tour for me, a...
Barbara K
, Dec 2017
This was the perfect tour for me, a woman in my mid-seventies traveling alone. It was nice that I was the only one on the tour as I could spend as much or as little time as I wanted at each location. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. It was like taking the tour with an Egyptologist. It is impossible to describe what it is like to see the pyramids for the first time. Even though I saw them with my own eyes and touched the stones with my own hands I still could not believe I was actually there. I even went down inside one of the pyramids..... not for the squeamish or the claustrophobic. After visiting the pyramids and the sphinx, we stopped at a papyrus store in Giza. If you do this, bring your credit card because you will want to buy everything. Then the tour guide took me to a shop that specialized in metal objects because I told him I was looking for a very specific metal plate. I spotted exactly what I wanted as soon as we walked in the shop. I could not have been more satisfied with this whole adventure.
star-4
We booked very last minute, but...
Chirag J
, Dec 2017
We booked very last minute, but South Sinai Travel accommodated our request. Our tour guide Ahmed was wonderful, he was very warm and made us feel welcome and safe as we toured the pyramids and the Sphinx.
star-5
Had my first visit to Egypt recently...
R S
, Dec 2017
Had my first visit to Egypt recently for business but I managed to get a day off so that I could see the sights. After looking at a few operators I decided upon viator and I wasn't disappointed. Received a text the night before to confirm who my guide would be and what time we were to meet. My guide was excellent, very informative, patient and spoke excellent English. The tour itself was great, extensive tour of the pyramids and sphinx as well as an optional camel ride which although touristy was really good fun. I also opted to have an extended tour of the Egyptian museum which was not to be missed. Really great tour that I would highly recommend to anyone.
star-5
Manar and Ivraim were the BEST...
jennifer g
, Nov 2017
Manar and Ivraim were the BEST!!! traveled solo for work and wanted full day tour of cairo, but safety was a concern. After visiting Cairo, I will never think about safety again. I never felt anything but safe. Manar was waiting for me lobby and I could immediately tell I was in good hands. We visited the famous souk and neighboring streets with beautiful architecture, the Cairo museum, local shops of my choosing I choose essential oils but there were 5 options then a wonderful authentic lunch were I got to dress in Egyptian garb, then the pyramids and sphinx, followed by a camel ride. It was such a wonderful day that I will never forget! Manar was super intelligent, well spoken english, and an expert in Egyptian history, architecture, and culture. Our driver, Ivraim was always close by which was impressive since he wasnt allowed to stay parked in front of most places. He is also very kind and friendly. Cant wait to use this company again!!!! I highly recommend!!
star-5
Recommend it although if you have time...
Joana P
, Oct 2017
Recommend it although if you have time you can actually doing on your own.
star-4
A great tour to see one of the...
John G
, Oct 2017
A great tour to see one of the wonders of the world. would have been even better if the transport and guide had been on time. The Guide said he was there but couldn't find us but as he was not carrying any sign he was just another guest to us. We lost 40 minutes wandering around trying to find him and eventually gave up and just sat in the lobby not a good start and definitely not what we have come to expect form Viator who have never let us down in the past.
star-5
Very knowledgeable and extremely...
Tausif K
, Aug 2017
Very knowledgeable and extremely professional guide. We couldn't have been happier with the service. Throughout the tour Mohammed made sure our needs were addressed. Highly recommended!
star-5
We booked a morning tour and it was...
Theresa Landers
, Aug 2017
We booked a morning tour and it was HOT HOT HOT - but your in Giza! The guide was terrific even when I requested we alter the tour a little. As I have visited Giza before, my grandchildren both wanted to ride camels and visit the other side of the pyramids. He arranged for us to book this with one of the local camel vendors and they had an awesome time on this excursion- they also loved they way he told them the stories of ancient Egypt and the east and the west. They are both wanting to return and spend more quality time in the area.

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