From Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara, Dahshur & Lunch
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
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This is a fantastic tour. You get to visit pyramids at Giza, Dahshur and Saqqara and understand their connections. It’s a bit of a long day but worth it. The tour guide on the other hand not so great. The information on the tour is very specific: you go to 3 sights to visit pyramids but she kept trying to push other places and making it sound as if they were also tours but they were just shops (makes me wonder if she has a deal with them). If the guide offers to take you to a papyrus institute, aromatic oil shop or a hieroglyph necklace shop, say NO cause they will take time from your visit to one of the sights (it happened to me, I was rushed at one of the pyramids). Other than that, great day - I was the only one that booked the shared tour on that day so in the end I had a private tour.
We enjoyed this trip so much! I would recommend it to anyone thinking about it... before the trip we were a little worried about it, especially because it takes approx. 5 hours one way... but it was perfect... the drivers were responsible, we felt really safe, also in Cairo, where the traffic is really chaotic :) we made enough stops for buying coffee, toilette, etc. The guide in Cairo was perfect, spoke with such enthusiasm, also giving insider tips about life in Egypt, where to buy souvenirs, where to book a camel ride by the Pyramids... Would really recommend the boat drive on the Nile, worth the money... Looking forward of booking also a trip to Luxor when we come back next time... Shukran !
Had a great trip, an extremely long journey there and back. One of the drivers kept falling asleep at the wheel and we had to keep telling him to wake up! The pyramids and Sphinx were the highlight of our holiday and we even got to go inside the smaller one. You get hassled a lot but our guide Hanna was very nice snd told us the tips and tricks of where to buy and how much to pay. Cairo is such a crazy place, so hectic and fast-paced, but Hanna kept a good eye on everyone and made sure we all knew what we were doing. Lunch was very average, a restaurant near the pyramids (Cleopatra). All in all would definitely recommend.
The trip is very long, but totally worth it. The pick up time was 1:30 am and and the drive is about 7 hours. Bring water because water is not included and they charge in euros and dollars on the bus. You will need 10€/200 EGP for the boat trip (It is voluntary, you can stay in the bus). There was also a lunch, which was included and contrary to expectations was very good (drinks have to be paid for yourself). The visit of the Bedouins and the manufacture of perfume was completely meaningless, they just wanted to sell. Need more time in the museum and pyramids. You will need tips for the drivers.
We had a very nice one day trip in Cairo, to visit pyramids, sfing, egyptan museum, sealig on the Nile and nice oil shop where you can buy healing oils and natural parfuems. Everything was perfectly orginased starting from Hurghada to Cairo and back. Also we had opportunity to chouse what we would do by the pyramids. To make beautiful photos we chose riding on a camel and it was fantastic experience. We are very setisfied with this trip and we would recommend it any time.