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

Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza)

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
$75.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Incredible day and guide!
Incredible day at the Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara. The guide Abdoul (Spanish and Portuguese speaker) was really nice with us and we learned a lot with him. Driver Ahmed was also great. A must-see in Cairo with a lot to learn.
Ana_C, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Giza

Great value for money, awesome experience!
Ryan_P, Oct 2021
All inclusive trip Giza Pyramids,Egyptian Museum,Sphinx,Bazar,Camel Ride,Lunch
Awesome tour!!! The guide, Hima, was super friendly and very knowledgeable. I wouldn highly recommend this tour and definitely ask for Hima 👍👍👍
melissa_c, Oct 2021
Guided Tour Giza Pyramids,Sphinx, Lunch,One Hour Quadbike
Loved touring with Gina. She was so helpful and amazing. Great energy and she is very knowledgeable. She is easy to talk to and answered our questions. This tour was packed with everything and honestly if you want everything done in a day this is your tour! Would definitely go on it again only with Gina!
I liked the Sphinx, Great...
Deborah_A, Oct 2021
All inclusive Private Trip Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Camel-Ride,Lunch,Entrance fees
I liked the Sphinx, Great Pyramid, camel ride, papyrus factory. Mimo was a good guide and his English is very good. I would’ve liked to have spent a little more time at the Sphinx.
Great experience, memorable tour
Saline_P, Sep 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained very well. He was patience and help full as we were traveling with a 2 year old child. We enjoyed the tour and we were very satisfied.
Our tour guide Ahmed...
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!
Highly recommend
Lance, Sep 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
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.
Amazing Experience
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
Mahmoud is the best tour guide!!!
Robbin, Sep 2021
Private Tour To Giza Pyramids,Sphinx With Entry Inside The Great Pyramid
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!!
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.
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!
Samar, Sep 2021
Private Half-Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,1Hr camel, lunch, Guide , Entry fee
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! :)
Pyramids tour
Ebrahim, Sep 2021
Private Half-Day Tour 9 Giza Pyramids Sphinx ,1H Camel Ride,Lunch all included
Great knowlegable guide No rush took his time and we saw all we were promised Had authentic egyptian food and camel rides

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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