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How to Spend 3 Days in Giza

How to Spend 3 Days in Giza

Three days in Giza gives you scope to experience the must-see pyramids and Great Sphinx, cast your gaze over Cairo’s top sights, and see other Egypt attractions and cities—all with time left over for fun or relaxation. Here are a few ways to fill 72 hours in Giza.

Day 1: Top Giza and Cairo Sights

Dedicate today to Giza and Cairo highlights. Take in the three main tombs—Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure—and the Great Sphinx as a guide charts how they were constructed 4,500 years ago. Many tours include time to enter a pyramid, ride a camel, and see the millennia-old barge at the nearby Solar Boat Museum. In the afternoon, tour Cairo’s Egyptian Museum—a treasure chest of pharaonic exhibits including Tutankhamun’s gold mask—before exploring the Khan El-Khalili bazaar or Old Cairo’s Citadel and churches. Alternatively, leave Giza for the older pyramid fields at Saqqara and Dahshur and the relics of Memphis. You’ll be back in time to enjoy Cairo’s illuminated sights and dinner aboard a River Nile cruise.

Day 2: Luxor, Alexandria, or the Red Sea

Several top Egypt attractions are accessible on day trips by road or air from Giza. History fans can visit Luxor, an ancient capital of the pharaohs, to see the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, and the Temple of Hatshepsut in a hassle-free day. Closer by is the coastal Mediterranean city of Alexandria, founded in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great. Typically, tours here cover its catacombs, Roman theater, and sun-shaped library—a modern take on its classical original. For some beach time, meanwhile, head for Al Ein Sokhna—the closest Red Sea resort to Cairo—to swim and snorkel in the clear waters.

Day 3: Extra Sights and Fun

Use today to fill any gaps in your Cairo explorations, visiting Saqqara’s Step Pyramid, Dahshur’s pyramid fields, the Memphis Open-Air Museum, or any other sights you may have missed. If you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, book an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), horse, or camel ride across the Giza Plateau desert, or relax on a felucca sailboat ride along the Nile. Families, meanwhile, might want to visit the Pharaonic Museum—an open-air complex offering re-enactments of rural life, canal boat trips, costume photo ops, and more. This evening, take a last look at the pyramids at Giza’s sound-and-light show. See the tombs light up in a rainbow of colors as the narrator—cast as the Great Sphinx—chronicles the stories of their long-deceased pharaohs. 

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Full-Day Luxor private Tour from Cairo by Plane

Full-Day Luxor private Tour from Cairo by Plane

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Staying in Cairo needn’t mean missing out on Egypt’s other ancient capital—Luxor. On this private tour, fly from Cairo to Luxor for the day, and visit the key highlights: the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahary, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Karnak. Along the way, get personalized insights into ancient Egypt from your private guide.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$400.00
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$400.00
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Cairo Private Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Khan al-Khalil Bazaar

Cairo Private Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Khan al-Khalil Bazaar

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Visit the Egyptian Museum, Cairo Citadel, and Khan Al-Khalili bazaar on a full-day private tour in Cairo, including lunch. With an Egyptologist guide beside you, step back through the millennia at the atmospheric Egyptian Museum. Marvel at Tutankhamun’s gold treasures, gaze at ancient mummified animals, and peer into the faces of long-ago pharaohs at the Royal Mummy Halls. After lunch on a leafy River Nile island, visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque at the Citadel of Saladin, and barter for souvenirs at the chaotic Khan El Khalili.
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  • 8 hours
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$46.85
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4-Hours Giza tour , Sphinx , Camel ride with Egyptology and private vehicle

4-Hours Giza tour , Sphinx , Camel ride with Egyptology and private vehicle

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Soak up views of the Giza Pyramids and capture shots that will last a lifetime on this private desert riding trip. Just pick a time that suits you, be that sunrise, sunset, morning, or afternoon. Then, with a guide to ensure your safety, cruise the Sahara sands on your choice of horse or camel—all are used to first-time riders. Your adventure includes door-to-door round-trip private transfers—no haggling required.
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  • 4 hours
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$24.00
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Private Day Tour to Giza Sakkara Dahshur with Dinner Cruise

Private Day Tour to Giza Sakkara Dahshur with Dinner Cruise

Combine a guided tour of Egypt’s most renowned pyramid complexes with a scenic Nile dinner cruise on this two-for-one private tour. Join an Egyptologist guide for an in-depth run-down of key sites in Giza, Dahshur, and Sakkara, followed by a camel ride through the desert. Then, hop a riverboat for an evening under the stars, with a savory buffet and dance-filled Tannoura show.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.80
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Pyramids of Giza Sound and Light Show from Cairo

Pyramids of Giza Sound and Light Show from Cairo

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See the Pyramids of Giza at their most atmospheric, as you watch the mesmerizing Giza Sound and Light Show. Travel to the pyramids at night, then watch as the ancient wonders are brought to life with spectacular light effects, lasers, and dramatic music, with narration by the Sphinx.
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  • 1 hour
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$47.00
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Felucca ride on the Nile with soft drink and lunch from Cairo Giza hotels

Felucca ride on the Nile with soft drink and lunch from Cairo Giza hotels

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Spend an hour taking in Cairo's sights on a private felucca boat ride down the Nile River. Leave all of the logistics — including round-trip transportation from your hotel — to your guide, and relax as you float down the Nile. Tours run from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, so you can choose the time that suites your schedule. Opt for a sunset or sunrise tour for great photos with incredible light. Bottled water is provided.
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  • 1 hour
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$35.00
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