There is nothing like getting a close-up view to the Pyramids of Giza. Guarded by the magnificent Sphinx, a cat-like creature carved from a single block of stone, these ancient tombs have been drawing visitors for centuries. While there are over 120 pyramids in the country of the Pharaohs, the ones around the Giza necropolis are the largest, (almost) the oldest, and certainly the most perfect ones.
The Pyramids of Giza are Cairo’s number one half-day trip and a must-do attraction on everyone’s itinerary. Right on the edge of the city, on the Giza Plateau, these fourth dynasty funerary temples have been wowing travelers for centuries and continue to be one of the country’s major highlights. Despite the heat, the dust, and the tourist hustle, you can’t miss a trip here.