Pyramids

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Pyramids Giza Reviews

Shannin Shannin
1 reviews
A must do if going to the pyramids Jun 20, 2013
In 2011 I went to see the pyramids with a group of people through an excursion booked through our resort. The main part is very busy and over crowded but luckily our tour guide was a very lovely egyptian archiologist and knew a lot. She advised us to take a camel ride around the pyramids and insited that we bargained with the camel owners and we managed to pay only 110 egyptian pounds each. The journey took about 45 minutes and we walked around the side where you are able to view all 9 pyramids. The owners were very friendly and didnt mind taking photos on our own cameras - we all gave them a very good tip. It was and still is the most amazing experience of my life, so peaceful and beautiful on that side.
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Trotting_Nemo Trotting…
1 reviews
Walk like an Egyptian - Giza pyramids Jun 17, 2012
Giza pyramids, is defintely a must visit. But watch out for the 'tour guides' they might try to rip you off with high prices. Always negotiate and dont be afraid to walk away.

I loved the camel ride round the pyramids. I was feeling smug, but after 2 hrs on it , I was 'walking like an Egyptian'!

Giza pyramids, is defintely a must visit. But watch out for the 'tour guides' they might try to rip you off with high prices. Always negotiate and dont be afraid to walk away.

I loved the camel ride round the pyramids. I was feeling smug, but after 2 hrs on it , I was 'walking like an Egyptian'!

Giza pyramids, is defintely a must visit. But watch out for the 'tour guides' they might try to rip you off with high prices. Always negotiate and dont be afraid to walk away.

I loved the camel ride round the pyramids. I was feeling smug, but after 2 hrs on it , I was 'walking like an Egyptian'!
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harkon55 harkon55
2 reviews
Pyramids and Sphinx tour May 05, 2012
Hi...

If you have 8 hours, then I would suggest a visit to the pyramids and Sphinx. While it is a bit of a 'tourist trap' (unfortunately the vendors and kids who sell trinkets, camel/horse rides, etc... can get a bit too pushy)... it is a must-see.

The pyramids/sphinx (Giza) are basically on the other side of town (airport is on the eastern side of the Nile, while the Giza is on the western side). Traffic is a bit of an issue... be sure to ask at the airport as there have been some protests that will cause even more traffic delays.

If you're lucky, you can leave the airport to see these 2 locations and be back in about 6 hours. Leave 2 hours for the 'unexpected'... i.e. traffic, accidents on the road that cause traffic jams, etc...

The weekends in Egypt are Fridays and Saturdays (best day from a traffic standpoint is Friday).

Anyway... I hope you find this helpful.

Good luck.

Hussein
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jamestravel jamestra…
1 reviews
pyramids and Sakkara tour Apr 12, 2012
I did tour during the march month this year I stayed in Cairo for three Days our for the first Day for visit the Giza pyramids and sakkara pyramids its really we enjoyed much time with my wife for visiting the two place the quality the tour was high services tour with high quality tour the tour guide was high professional guide with transfer modern van with lunch in the local restaurant in farm land near the sakkara area its really was nice for me and my wife.
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almo_e almo_e
2 reviews
Pyramids of Giza May 06, 2011
First thing you notice is how bad they're handling such an invaluable location. You have to stand in long queues, ticket booths look very old and it's really disappointing at first, but, you're in Egypt, you know everything is like that, you just want the pyramids.

They look huge enough, you're gonna be annoyed by those who ask you for a camel ride, selling pictures, and all sorts of related stuff. You will need to learn some words that will back them off. Back to the pyramids, you go inside, and the temperature inside is claimed to be the same all over the year. No matter how sunny/hot or cold it is outside, the pyramid's temperature inside is the same. If you're claustrophobic, I don't recommend it at all. It scares those who are not claustrophobic. You will have to take the stairs to the mid of the pyramid and it will drain your energy almost for the rest of the day. Other than that, all you really care about is how it looks form the outside.
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darkromeo415 darkrome…
3 reviews
Majestic Location, Terrible tourist trap Jul 16, 2011
Being fortunate enough to fulfill one of my life long goals of visiting the great pyramids I was very excited. I had made the voyage from Rome via flight to Cairo and took a cab to Giza. However the place is one huge tourist trap. The panhandlers there are seriously aggressive. They hound you every second. People coming up to you trying to sell you stuff, trying to convince you to take camel rides, etc. You hardly have any time alone to enjoy yourself and witness one of the wonders of the ancient world. There are authorities there but they are just as crooked as the con men. I had a couple of them tell me that I could climb up on the pyramids so they could take my picture. Then after that, they asked me for money. Really? Anyways, I posted an in depth review pertaining to this on my blog. You can check it out here:

http://www.blackamericanineurope.com/at-the-pyramids/
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travalots travalots
3 reviews
Panning to get inside the Giza pyramids? Jul 14, 2011
I was in Cairo last December. Unfortunately, I missed on making it inside Khufu's pyramid as I didn't know that they only sell about 300 tickets a day - half sold in the morning and half in the afternoon. With people flocking there in the 1000s every day (or used to before the political unrest!) you'd better be quick off the mark to stand a chance of grabbing one of those precious tickets. The ticket office opens at 8:30am, so be prepared to get to Giza early in the morning,... and you'll still have time to visit Saqqarah in the afternoon and appreciate how magnificent the Giza pyramids still stand even 40km away from them. :)
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didohappy didohappy
7 reviews
Wonder of the World Jun 15, 2011
This is something you definitely don't want to miss when you visit Egypt. Giza is one of those places, you must see from many angles. Take your precious time and walk around everywhere. It is breathtaking. I strongly recommend climbing to the tomb entrance. Climb inside and go the steps till the top. It might be little hard to breath as you go up and up but its ok, you survive its one time experience. Definitely don't miss the camel ride around the Giza. Enjoy!
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anotherone anothero…
3 reviews
Egypt's most obvious attraction May 09, 2011
Well, if you go to Egypt you've gotta see the pyramids, obviously.

Now's quite a good time to do it, as there aren't so many tourists around- but in this heat, be sure to take plenty of water (you can buy it there, but the price is pretty steep) and a hat, or go in the evening- say 5pm onwards.

You can go there to have a look for 30 minutes, or you can take a picnic and have a good wander around for 4 hours- your choice.
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lunapallida lunapall…
2 reviews
Typical tourist trap Jun 12, 2011
Were sold "sunrise at Giza" for $65USD. When we arrived we found that the sun actually rises in front of the pyramids. Then about 15 minutes of being in the park a police officer tried to confiscate our camels. After 20 minutes of arguing we were allowed to exit the park and try again after the park officially opened. The whole experience could have been a lot better.
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paolop1969 paolop19…
3 reviews
Wonderfull every one have to visit May 28, 2011
I visited the site on the way back to the airport after a business trip. Was really hot but it was wonderfull, I suggest to every one to visit the site describe it can not give the exact meaning of the pyramid and the sphinx.
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weedos weedos
2 reviews
Typical tourist trap Apr 06, 2011
Typical tourist trap . with amazing view its sight for history give you the sense of mystery and glory ,,you will be attracted by its magician sense
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meijneke meijneke
3 reviews
An amazing pile of stones Aug 01, 2008
2 Million Bloks of stone in the middle of the desert!! How they managed to make these tings 4500 years ago is mind blowing. When you go to Egypt you have to see them!!
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