• Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Traveling to Cairo without seeing the Great Pyramids of Giza and infamous Sphinx is like traveling to Paris without making a stop at the Eiffel Tower. Experience the best of this incredible and ancient city on a private tour of Cairo. Follow your own Egyptologist through all the highlights and enjoy personalized attention as your tour the city’s most iconic destinations. The flexibility of a private tour means you can decide how much time to spend at each of the sites, insuring a truly memorable experience.


  • Private day trip to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx from Cairo
  • Guided introduction to each of the three pyramids
  • Free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost)
  • Photo opportunity of the pyramids and Cairo skyline
  • Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from Cairo and Giza hotels

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

Sphinx, Giza

Your private tour of the Giza pyramids, Sphinx, and other Cairo highlights kicks off with pick up from your Cairo hotel. Enjoy a personalized tour of the great pyramids, and the 3,000 year-old-Sphinx—two of the city’s most iconic sites—complete with stories and history from your friendly Egyptologist. 

Learn about Cheops, Khfre and Menakaure—three of Cairo’s best known pyramids and enter one (additional cost) to explore solo, since guides are not permitted. Once you’ve taken in the ancient wonder, head to the nearby plateau where you can capture the towering pyramids rising up from golden sands with the city skyline as a backdrop.

From there, make your way to the iconic Sphinx, perhaps the most enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Your guide will explain the folklore around this massive lion with the head of a king as you take a closer look. 

Interested travelers can also visit the famed Papyrus Institute to learn how this historic artwork is crafted. It’s easy to opt out on the visit by informing your guide, since this tour is designed to meet your personal interests and needs.

Customer Reviews

Bethan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I loved this tour! Andrew, the Egyptologist guide, was really great - full of interesting facts about everything we saw from the Pyramids and Sphinx to Cairo in general as we drove from my hotel to Giza . Also he gave a great briefing about how to deal with the souvenir sellers which meant I wasn't troubled at all.
The Pyramids and Sphinx were awe-inspiring and I chose to go inside the Great Pyramid which was incredible, if a little cramped :-
As a female travelling alone I would definitely recommend this tour, felt very safe and was a once in a lifetime experience! Thank you!

Barbara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was the perfect tour for me, a woman in my mid-seventies traveling alone. It was nice that I was the only one on the tour as I could spend as much or as little time as I wanted at each location. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. It was like taking the tour with an Egyptologist. It is impossible to describe what it is like to see the pyramids for the first time. Even though I saw them with my own eyes and touched the stones with my own hands I still could not believe I was actually there. I even went down inside one of the pyramids..... not for the squeamish or the claustrophobic. After visiting the pyramids and the sphinx, we stopped at a papyrus store in Giza. If you do this, bring your credit card because you will want to buy everything. Then the tour guide took me to a shop that specialized in metal objects because I told him I was looking for a very specific metal plate. I spotted exactly what I wanted as soon as we walked in the shop. I could not have been more satisfied with this whole adventure.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Had my first visit to Egypt recently for business but I managed to get a day off so that I could see the sights. After looking at a few operators I decided upon viator and I wasn't disappointed. Received a text the night before to confirm who my guide would be and what time we were to meet. My guide was excellent, very informative, patient and spoke excellent English. The tour itself was great, extensive tour of the pyramids and sphinx as well as an optional camel ride which although touristy was really good fun. I also opted to have an extended tour of the Egyptian museum which was not to be missed. Really great tour that I would highly recommend to anyone.

jennifer g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Manar and Ivraim were the BEST!!! traveled solo for work and wanted full day tour of cairo, but safety was a concern. After visiting Cairo, I will never think about safety again. I never felt anything but safe.

Manar was waiting for me lobby and I could immediately tell I was in good hands. We visited the famous souk and neighboring streets with beautiful architecture, the Cairo museum, local shops of my choosing I choose essential oils but there were 5 options then a wonderful authentic lunch were I got to dress in Egyptian garb, then the pyramids and sphinx, followed by a camel ride. It was such a wonderful day that I will never forget!

Manar was super intelligent, well spoken english, and an expert in Egyptian history, architecture, and culture.

Our driver, Ivraim was always close by which was impressive since he wasnt allowed to stay parked in front of most places. He is also very kind and friendly.

Cant wait to use this company again!!!! I highly recommend!!

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent guide and driver. Couldnt have asked for better.

Joana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Recommend it although if you have time you can actually doing on your own.

Roy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Nice tours GREAt peeps!

Tausif K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very knowledgeable and extremely professional guide. We couldn't have been happier with the service. Throughout the tour Mohammed made sure our needs were addressed. Highly recommended!

Theresa Landers United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We booked a morning tour and it was HOT HOT HOT - but your in Giza! The guide was terrific even when I requested we alter the tour a little. As I have visited Giza before, my grandchildren both wanted to ride camels and visit the other side of the pyramids. He arranged for us to book this with one of the local camel vendors and they had an awesome time on this excursion- they also loved they way he told them the stories of ancient Egypt and the east and the west. They are both wanting to return and spend more quality time in the area.

richard g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Very knowledgeable guide, friendly and after the tour he was nice enough to buy us brunch. Would highly recommend

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