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Giza Plateau, Giza

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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 Giza day trip planning app to visit Giza Plateau on your trip to Giza, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is impressive to see the pyramids almost in the center of Giza, a fantastic place that incite our imagination to think how many thousands of years ago they managed to do something so incredible...  more »
  • The Giza site is definitely worth visiting however be careful of the vendors in the area. The photographers, hat and souvenir people, camel rides etc will all ask for exorbiant tip amounts. They will....  more »
  • Went with Fady Maher as our tour guide Sahara , Memphis tour. Our visit was part of a 12 day packafge. We went around 9am in the morning on Dec 24, 2019. It was a cool morning but great for pictures.....  more »
  • The last standing wonder of the world. Need I say more?
  • Can't rate the pyramids of giza & the sphynx highly enough. Visited for the day & would reccomend being on a guided tour so u know what your looking at. Wear comfy flat shoes or trainers are best. Lots of people trying to sell you stuff but I reccomend just not speaking to them or before u know it they will put a scarf on ur head or try giving u a papyrus as a gift but it's all a ruse & will want money. If u ho with a guide they protect you & they knee our guide so pretty much left us alone. Definitely allow at least 2 to 3 hours to have a proper walk around. It will be hot so take bottled water. You can walk around the pyramids & on the pyramids but if u want to go into the pyramid there is an extra charge. We booked this tour from hurghada with ramashka tours, our tour guide was mamma & he was awesome. You can find their tours on trip advisor & I would reccomend booking before u get to Egypt on holiday. You can book tours once there in egypt but can be more expensive & if u don't have a tour guide u will miss out on enjoying this amazing place. The tour guide will also give u so much information it adds so much to the tour. Don't go to Egypt without going here this is my most memorable place I visited on my hols. Standing at the base of the sphynx & looking up with the pyramids in the background was breath taking. I went 6th Nov and temp was around 28 so ideal temperature.
  • 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.

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