Cairo: Half Day Pyramids Tour by Camel or Horse Carriage

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Cairo: Half Day Pyramids Tour by Camel or Horse Carriage

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 32 per person

Experience millennia of preserved history at the Great Pyramid of Giza. Embark on a camel or horse carriage ride. Learn about the culture of ancient Egypt from your expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr City, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage City, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, or 6th of October is available to book in the checkout process as an 'Add-on'. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.
Private group available


  • Learn about the fascinating culture of ancient Egypt firsthand by viewing its most famous structures
  • Pick up insights into the significance of some of the world's most famous monuments from your expert guide
  • Select options for the tour to fit your preferences and schedule
Full description
After pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza, head straight to the Giza Plateau in an air-conditioned vehicle to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt. Choose either a camel or horse carriage ride, and set off with your expert guide to gaze at the splendor of the world’s largest pyramids. Marvel at the 4,500-year-old structures, learning about the rich history and contemporary cultural significance of some of Egypt’s foremost national treasures. Continue your exploration of the area, moving past the Great Sphinx of Giza, as well as the stately Pyramid of Mykerinos and Chephren. With options to select entrance to the Great Pyramid and a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, cater the experience to your schedule and budget. After a day of exploring the iconic structures, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, having experienced a snapshot of ancient history.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service from Cairo or Giza
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Camel or horse carriage ride during your visit
  • Mineral water
  • All service fees and taxes
  • Entry fee to the pyramids and the sphinx area (unless added as an add-on in the Shopping cart page)
  • Lunch (unless added as an add-on in the Shopping cart page)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult during the camel ride
  •  2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children are allowed per horse carriage
  •  Optional extras on this tour are entry to the Great Pyramids, and lunch at a local restaurant (drinks not included). You can select these add-ons after the add to cart option for the main tour
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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I would rate the tour 5 stars, Mahmoud Emam was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the rich history of Egypt. Tarek the driver was very punctual, showing up on time, and was getting us to all the stops very quickly, knowing all the short cuts. The restaurant we went to had delicious food, fresh and out quickly. The tour was never rushed and Mahmoud took some amazing pictures for me. Overall an unforgettable experience and definitely would recommend to anyone who wants to see the pyramids. Rania was very helpful in setting up everything. I got a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide and a great driver thanks to Rania.

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May 8, 2022

The local tour operator was OceanAir Travels with our tourguide Ekramy El Daly. The tour was super organized from start to finish. Ekramy was very hospitable, very personable, very competent and has taken time for us even with questions. We would book you anytime again. This was a great day from start to finish which we will never forget.

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October 12, 2019

Great tour! Contact and pickup worked great. Driver and guide were very friendly and accommodating. Guide spoke very good German and made the tour very informative and varied. All our questions have been answered. We have unforgettable pictures! Again any time!

October 13, 2019

Product ID: 285412