The Giza Pyramid complex is located just at the outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo and comprises three Pyramids that each have a mini-complex of its own along with the Sphinx. The Sphinx is an iconic Giant statue of the mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Many people believe the human head to be that of the Pharaoh Khafre. Either way, when you visit, a kiss is a must! The Pyramids were constructed about 2000 B.C. The Pyramid of Khufu (or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and the largest among the three pyramids. It initially stood at 481 feet and was the tallest man-made structure for about 3,800 years. Unfortunately, due to external factors like erosion and other natural issues, it currently stands at about 455 feet. The other two, Khafre’s pyramid complex and Menkaure’s pyramid complex were named after the pharaohs that had it built. Each complex consists of temples, statues, and tombs.
On the way to the Pyramids, we were accompanied by a native Egyptian with his kids. He worked in Alexandria and came here to visit Pyramids as his kids were in Holiday. He spoke fluently in English. He guided us to the Pyramid complex. We reached Pyramids Road through Bus and from the Train Station for which we paid 10 LE for 2. By 11 AM, we reached a shop which provided Camel and Horse rides. We took camel and instead of getting ticket from Entrance office he offered 600 LE for ticket and camel ride for 4 hours. For getting some great views, we opted it even though the ticket cost was 120 LE. The Native Egyptian left us because he booked horse. We along with a guide took a longest route and started seeing the Pyramids one by one with a good view. Our guide took photos for us, we climbed Pyramids and enjoyed taking pics.
Day 2 started with the most awaited part of the trip to the Pyramids of Giza.Words and pictures can never describe the feeling of looking at the Pyramids for the first time.We booked a car to reach Giza Pyramids from Cairo. We also bought tickets so that we can go inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.Duration- 3-4 hours
Evening we went back to Pyramids one last time for the pre-booked light and sound show. The history of ancient Egypt is magically shown in different colors.Duration - 2-3 hours
Day 2: The day begins with a yummy egyptian breakfast "KHUSHARI", Now we are all set to see the PYRAMIDS of GIZA, The royal pyramid complexes, which include temples, causeways, and satellite pyramids, are surrounded by tombs of the elite-members of the royal family, the nobility, and the priesthood. At the foot of the plateau, south of the Great Sphinx, lie the Cemetery and Town of the Pyramid Builders, where the men and women who constructed the royal and elite tombs on the main plateau lived, worked, and were buried.We later went to "AMON PAPYRUS MUSEUM " where the showed us how papyrus paper is made, we did some souvenir shopping of papyrus paintings then we headed for our lunch,