Tips For Visiting The Pyramids of Egypt
Tips For Visiting The Pyramids of Egypt
Visiting the pyramids of Egypt especially the Great Pyramids of Giza is the one of the top tours in the packages of Egypt's visitors. If you plan to visit Egypt, you must put visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza on the list of things you will do in Egypt. Egypt has more than 100 pyramids but the most famous pyramids are the Great Pyramids of Giza. The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the largest and the oldest pyramids all over the world. it also the only wonder still remaining until now from the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Most of the pyramids were built as tombs for the pharaohs during the Old AND Middle Kingdoms period. Almost all the visitors of Egypt are visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza. It is one of the mysteries that captured the hearts of the people all over the world. It is one of the top places to visit in Cairo.
-Top Tips for Visiting the Pyramid of Egypt (especially the Great Pyramids of Egypt)
1-Choose a pyramid view hotel in Giza, don't stay in Cairo.
It is better stay in hotel in Giza to avoid the crowded of the traffic while getting from Cairo to Giza. so, you will save time and effort. There is nothing better than wake up ever day with the view of the pyramids from your window, rooftop or your private balcony.
2- you need a guide for your tour to the pyramids
It is not a condition but it is better for you hire a guide. The guide will help you to organize your tour and give you tips for your tours. You will meet persons who sell souvenirs and they will be asked you insistently to buy for them or to ride camels or horses, the guide will help you in these situations. He will advice you with the best things for you.
It is very important thing dress appropriately. You should respect the culture of the other countries. Egypt is a Muslim country so, for women, they should wear clothes that cover their arms and legs and in mosques they should wear scarfs. For the men, they can't wear short shorts or singlets. you should also, wear comfortable shoes. The area surrounding the pyramids is sandy and rocky. and you will walk a very large distance or climbing on pyramids.
4- Visit on Friday If You can
Friday is the weekly day of rest and gathering for Muslims in Egypt. If you have the choice and they come only no on group, select your tour to the pyramids on a Friday. Because the streets are a little emptier and there are not many people going to the pyramids. The pyramids area is quieter in a Friday. To avoid the rush, it is better visit between 9:30 am-10:30 am.
5-Go in the Winter
It is better visiting Egypt during the winter months, from November to April. During these months, the weather is very cool and nice. You will enjoy with your vacation in winter more than in summer. In the Summer the sun is highly burning, and the heat is extremely high. You can't afford the heat of the sun especially in the archeological sites in the desert. If you come in the summer pack with you sunscreen, hats, umbrella and more water.
6-Be aware of scammers
They offer a "free" photo or guide, but they aren't free. Just avoid them don not make eye contact and do not smile at them. say simply no thanks and keep walking. If you want to take a photo, ride a camel or horse try to bargain with camel guides to get a good deal. Or ensure your tour guide or drive is more qualified and reputable.
7- Take plenty of water
It is a desert. And the weather is very hot. You must be very dehydrated and feel very dry.
8- It is a Tipping culture
Tipping is expected for everything and anything in Egypt. it is a very strange thing for many visitors but is a culture. You shouldn't pay much. If you give them five or ten pounds is good for them.
9-You 'll only need a few hours
You don't need much time to visit the pyramids. For example, you will need only about two hours to visit the Giza Pyramid and about one hour to the Step Pyramid.
10-To get some nice photos, though- the camel rides at the panoramic viewing platform are worth it.
The camel rides are from 10-30 minutes. If you want a longer ride, you will pay more. Just remember that everything in Egypt is available.
11-During Ramadan, the hours do change- keep this in mind
Normally the pyramids open around 7 am and close at 4 pm. But in Ramadan the pyramids not open until 8 am and closed at 3 pm.