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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
Great day exploring an ancient civilization
We had a great time! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. Highly recommend!
Keith_S, Nov 2021

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Snapshot of History of Egypt.
Seema_S, Nov 2021
Best All inclusive Tour Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Saqqara Camel Ride,Lunch
Nabeel was a fun host and knew the history and made sure we had a great time! We reversed the route to make sure we reach the pyramids when the visibility was better.
star-5
Great day!
Claudia_N, Nov 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Enjoyed the tour and very glad I booked to also see Memphis and Saqqara not just Giza, well worth it! Very friendly guide who provided a lot of info and great conversations. Would totally do it again next time I"m in Egypt!
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Pedro_M, Nov 2021
Private Tour to Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Sakkara,and Memphis
Everything was amazing - very very beautiful and interesting. Our guide, Mostafa, was great! The driver also was great. Very nice people. I totally recommend both the tour, guide and driver. People in Egypt are very welcoming and make feel really good.
star-5
Amazing experience
Warren_S, Nov 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
It was an amazing experience to see the pyramids in person and with a very knowledgeable guide. Our guide was very friendly and funny. We enjoyed our time with her we highly recommend Nesma Syam for this tour.
star-4
Gina pyramids
Timothy_L, Nov 2021
All inclusive -Tour Giza pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,Camel Ride, Bazaar
After the pickup being 1hr 45mins late as the booking hadn't been filtered through to the tour guide - we had a very memorable day - our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and adjusted the day to fit everything in Excellent day in the end
star-5
Great tour
Domonique_S, Nov 2021
All inclusive -Tour Giza pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,Camel Ride, Bazaar
The tour was great and the tour guide was great too. It was a private tour, got to see everything and bought some nice souvenirs.
star-5
Great experience!!
joseph_c, Nov 2021
All inclusive Private Trip Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Camel-Ride,Lunch,Entrance fees
Great experience!! I’d highly recommend. Guide was thorough, and we experienced exactly what we wanted to see.
star-5
Full day tour of Cairo
Taneisha_L, Nov 2021
All inclusive trip Giza Pyramids,Egyptian Museum,Sphinx,Bazar,Camel Ride,Lunch
We were here with limited time. This tour made it possible for us to see as much as we could in a short amount of time. Our guide and the driver were friendly and early to pick us up which i liked. I enjoyed visiting the different sites and trying the authentic Egyptian food.
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The pyramids were...
lee_M, Nov 2021
Half Day Private Tour to Giza Pyramids Sphinx
The pyramids were incredible, the guide helps you enjoy the experience, and not worry about the chaos :)
star-5
Pyramids Trip
Angelos_Vardakis, Nov 2021
All inclusive Private Trip Giza Pyramids,Sphinx,Camel-Ride,Lunch,Entrance fees
The trips was amazing, they picked up us from the hotel on the exact time, our tour guide mr. Youssef Nabil is the best, his is english are 10/10, he explained us so many things about the Pyramids and the history of Egypt, cant ask for more.l, plus he is the best at taking pictures. Just Ask for Youssef. Totally Recommended!!
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Ask for Nor‼️🤟🏽
Joseph_B, Oct 2021
Private All Inclusive: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara, Lunch & Camels
Nor was the BEST guide ever! Very knowledgeable about everything here in Cairo! He definitely made my trip a memorable one for life! The lunch was good! Very safe experience! When I come back with my family, I’m definitely getting Nor to tour them! If you’re reading this, just book and ask for Nor! Trust me🤟🏽
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Great
Valerio_G, Nov 2021
Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
Great day tour and we got to do a lot. Many thanks to our amazing driver and Noha for an unforgettable experience

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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