Trip Planner:   Africa  /  Egypt  /  Cairo Governorate  /  Cairo  /  Giza Plateau

Giza Plateau, Cairo

2.3
Home to some of the most important and iconic structures created by man, Giza Plateau encompasses a barren area of sandy desert with the three Pyramids of Giza, now a World Heritage Site, as well as the enigmatic Great Sphinx sculpture. Take in the scale and historical importance of the main structures, either from the outside or on a tour of one of the pyramids' interiors. The tallest and oldest of the pyramids, the Great Pyramid of Giza, stands as the last intact of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Use our Cairo day trip planning app to visit Giza Plateau on your trip to Cairo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Giza Plateau
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Giza Plateau
Giza Plateau Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 0.0
3,770 reviews
Google
4.6
Google
  • The views were breathtaking. I was so excited to finally reach the great pyramids. The feeling was just indescribable. There are some things in life you just need to experience once and this was definitely one of those moments. It was a pleasure to visit Cairo and Giza.
  • There are simply no words to describe the emotion being in front of these 4,500 years old pyramids!!! 5 star is not enough for the beauty and still the mystery around these constructions. However, if I had to rate the organization from the entrance kiosk, to the guidance on the site itself, I would rate this as ZERO! The rip-off starts at the entrance where you get lost with the prices shown; you do not know what is included in your main fee and how many pyramid entrances are included if you add this option. The site is simply an open dustbin, and you can find coca cola cans on the actual pyramids, not to mention the non respect of these monuments by people climbing all over the place. The fault being in the lack of controls from the locals... simply unacceptable! Do not get camel or horse tours; poor animals are mistreated and hurt by their owners.
  • Interesting to see the great pyramids. Normal admission even covers entry into 2 small pyramids without additional cost. Beware! Some taxi drivers take you to the rear exit and to a horse carriage guy telling you that it is not allowed to walk, this is a lie and the rides are a scam, taking you on a small route including "photoshoot" at a panoramic view were you get to ride a camel, this is for an additional (large) charge in tips. The guy gets quite mad if you give him only a small tip. A good idea is to tell taxis that you want to go to Pizza hut near Haram (pyramids), this will bring you to the main entry, and pizza hut even has a good view of the plateau while you eat. The plateau itself is alright, you have to buy tickets for Kheops pyramid at the main window, which is 10 minutes walk from the pyramids, something you do not get to do if you are on the scammy horseride... The admission covers entry into 2 small pyramids which might give you an idea of what to expect. Note that, like for all other temples, and such in Egypt, All people who say that photos are free want tips, even the ones who you tell that you do not have any tips... All in all a good experience, which can be ruined by lying horse slingers who send you on rides that are not worth it, i.e. you only get a glimpse of the sphinx as you pass by, no close look at the pyramids, etc.
  • The Giza Plateau is a plateau that is located in Giza, Egypt. The famous Giza Necropolis is located in this geographical area, which is characterized by a sandy, desert climate and terrain with little vegetation.
  • Just imagine to be there 5000 years ago.
Places to stay near Giza Plateau

Plan your trip to Cairo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Cairo

View all >
4.4
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.5
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Cairo

4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Cairo

4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h

Historic Sites in Cairo

View all >
4.8
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Museums in Cairo

View all >
4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 3​h
4.2
Duration: 3​h

Nearby attractions in Cairo

4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 6​h
4.5
Duration: 6​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 6​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h

Plans to Giza Plateau by other users

13 days in Cairo Governorate BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Cairo BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC July, culture, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Cairo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Cairo BY A USER FROM EGYPT November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Dahab, Aswan & Cairo BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Cairo BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Cairo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Egypt BY A USER FROM OMAN January, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 34 days in Egypt BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Cairo BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Cairo SEE PLAN May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans