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Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza)
Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza)

Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza)

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13,677 Reviews
Al Haram, Giza

The Basics

It wasn’t until 1905, when sand was cleared away from the statue, that the full magnitude of the Sphinx’s body was revealed. Dating back to the reign of Khafre, the Sphinx is now the narrator of the nightly pyramid sound and light show, which recounts the history of Egypt.

Seeing the Sphinx is a must for first-time travelers to Cairo, and there are several ways to make the most of your visit. All-day tours often combine a stop at the Pyramids of Giza with a trip to the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and the Egyptian Museum. Or, opt for a camel ride or a cruise on the Nile River.

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Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
$70.00 per adult
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Highly recommend
Excellent way to see all the pyramids, safely. My tour guide and driver were both excellent. They took me to all the best spots and took the best photos of me, all the while keeping me safe and secure from annoying vendors. This tour is a value and I recommend it. Don’t dare try to see the pyramids or anywhere in Cairo on your own. Get a tour guide, it is not safe on your own. This tour was perfect.
Lance, Sep 2021

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Rosa_A, Sep 2021
All inclusive Private Trip Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Camel-Ride,Lunch,Entrance fees
Our tour guide Ahmed Elsayed was great! He showed us around the great pyramid and was very informative!
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Michael_T, Sep 2021
Private Half-Day Tours to Giza Pyramids and Sphinx with Camel Ride
My tour guide Nesma went above and beyond to make sure I understood all of the history of the pyramids. She was very helpful with photos and made sure my tour was easy and enjoyable. Camel ride was amazing and everyone was very friendly. Car service arrived early and dropped me off with no issues. 5 star service I rate this company and my tour guide Nesma 10/10
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Robbin, Sep 2021
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Our tour guide was incredible!! He made the tour so awesome and memorable!! He was so nice and kind. He answered all of our questions and had so much information!! He was the BEST!!
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Darcy_S, Sep 2021
All inclusive Private Trip Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Camel-Ride,Lunch,Entrance fees
The private tour was a great way to go. The tour guide was be very knowledgeable and fun. Driver was great too. A great experience!
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Amazing tour
EdJ, Sep 2021
Private Full-Day Tour to Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Memphis, and Saqqara
It was an excellent experience and it was a wonderful service provided by our guide and driver. We really loved the private experience as we were given time to take photos and do the tour at our pace. We highly recommend it.
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Once in a lifetime!
carolbrodie4, Sep 2021
All inclusive -Tour Giza pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,Camel Ride, Bazaar
This was a fantastic tour. Our guide Mimo was exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable and fun! I would highly recommend Mimo for any future tour!
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AMAZING!
Samar, Sep 2021
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I HAD THE GREATEST TIME! the tour guide Ahmed was very humble and nice. It was great to have a person who understood the historical site and was able to perfectly explain to you. It was overall a fun and learning experience! Very very very recommended. It was so much fun that I went twice! :)
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Ebrahim, Sep 2021
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Great knowlegable guide No rush took his time and we saw all we were promised Had authentic egyptian food and camel rides
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Bucket list trip!
Kevin_G, Aug 2021
All inclusive -Tour Giza pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,Camel Ride, Bazaar
Absolutely a great experience with my new friend Mohamed El wazir. He went above and beyond. Great guy.
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Giza Pyramids - once in a lifetime experience
Ed_P, Aug 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
The tour of the Giza pyramids was the ultimate touring experience. I recommend taking the tour inside (400 Egyptian Pounds), and then taming the camel ride (100 Egyptian Pounds?). For those wanting to visit the interior of the pyramids, please keep in mind that you will be “climbing” inside some cramped passages, which requires a lot of flexibility. The tour of the Saqqarah pyramids is equally exciting, and shows the birth of the pyramid designs.
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Exceptional
Luminita_M, Aug 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Pyramids of Giza are really a must see! Very good and knowledgeable tour guide. I recommend Emo Tours to anyone that want to have a wonderful experience.
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Fantastic!!
Barton_W, Jul 2021
Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara
Our guide was great! He provided lots of great history and gave up plenty of time every spot! It was a full day adventure

Things to Know Before You Go

  • An Egyptologist guide will help you understand the history of the Sphinx, as well as point out elements you might miss on your own.

  • Take your own water. Vendors sell beverages on-site, but they can be pricey.

  • Dress conservatively as a show of respect for Egyptian culture.

  • The sound and light show has an area designated for wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

The Sphinx is located to the northeast of the Pyramid of Khafre site, close to the edge of Cairo's suburbs. The best way to visit is by guided tour. Alternatively, take a taxi from the center of Cairo to the Pyramids of Giza complex, then walk or take a camel ride around the site.

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When to Get There

Make your way to the Sphinx early in the morning to avoid the crowds and afternoon heat. The site tends to be busier during Egyptian holidays, so plan accordingly.

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The Pyramids of Giza

Guarded by the Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza—the Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure—are pretty much Cairo’s top attraction. You may even want to visit them twice, once during the day and once at night. Don’t miss the light show projected onto the pyramids as you hear about the monuments’ history.

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