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Updated on Dec 15, 2018 Useful Info

Travel the pyramids of Giza

Giza, home to the great pyramids and the Sphinx. A trip to Giza can be absolutely unbearable without the right tips. Here's all you need to know before making a trip to Giza.


  • Choose your hotel carefully. Preferably opt for a hotel near the pyramids to avoid traffic.
  • You might also catch a glimpse of the pyramids from your hotel room should you lodge nearby.

Getting There

  • Arrive at the pyramids early, that way you can explore and move around before the heat is unbearable.
  • It's better to visit on a Friday. It's a worship day and the streets are less packed and so are the pyramids!

The expected

  • Pick out the clothes you wear wisely. Wear light fabrics due to the heat but ensure your clothes are not too tight, short or too low cut.
  • Do not wear heels. The ground around the pyramids is sandy and quite rocky hence opt for sneakers
  • Do not go up the pyramids, it's illegal!
  • Carry plenty of bottled water.
  • Apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen.
  • Do not display affection in public. It's a crime and punishable by the law. Homosexuality is also illegal.
  • Moving around on foot can get really hectic. You can get a horse or a camel ride around the pyramids.
  • Avoid Scammers. Do not make eye contact or smile at fishy people.

User submitted photo of El Giza

With that in mind, enjoy your trip!