Full day Cairo (Giza pyramids, the Sphinx & quad bike) tour. Visit the Gizah pyramids which considered one of the Seven Wonders of the world, then wonder how did they built 4500 years ago. Visit the 9 Gizah pyramids,the great Sphinx, Chephren’s Valley Temple, sun Boats Museum, The Private tombs, then ride a quad bike.
Of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, only the Pyramids of Giza have withstood the ravages of time. For nearly 4500 years, the extraordinary shape, impeccable geometry and sheer bulk of the Giza Pyramids have invited the obvious question: ‘How were we built, and why?’ Centuries of research have given us parts of the answer. We know they were massive tombs constructed on the orders of the pharaohs by teams of workers tens-of-thousands strong.
What to see : Giza 9 Pyramids: The Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), The largest in Egypt, The oldest of the Giza Pyramids is that of the IV Dynasty pharaoh Cheops contain over 2,300,000 blocks. The second Pyramid of Chephren (Khafre), Cheops’s son (2576-2551 BC), at 136m (446 ft.) high. The third Pyramid of Mycerinus (Menkaure): Chephren’s son (2551-2523 BC), at 62m (203 ft.)High, this pyramid is the smallest of the trio. Along the 1st and 3rd pyramids’ east face, 3 small pyramids some 20m (66 FT.) high for the Queens’ Pyramids. There is no art to see inside the Great pyramid, but the experience of climbing through the ancient complicated structure is unforgettable – though impossible if you suffer the tiniest degree of claustrophobia. The elderly and unfit should not attempt the climb, as it is very steep, allowed for 200 persons per day.
Discover the Cheops Boat Museum (sun boats museum), This fascinating museum with exactly one object on display. Contained the pharaoh’s solar barque (boat), to provide transport for the pharaoh in the next world. The oldest preserved boat on planet earth. Then visit The Private tombs, While the Pyramids are undecorated, here the tombs are decorated with wonderfully detailed scenes of their daily lives. Then go to The Tomb of Queen Meresankh III, the granddaughter of Cheops and Chephren’s consort, one of the most beautiful tombs due to the quality of its vibrantly decorated painted bas-reliefs.
Enjoy the Panoramic station, The best viewpoints over the Giza pyramids close together. Then go to Chephren’s Valley Temple, You approach the Sphinx through this temple; the sturdy building is filled with beautiful pink Aswan granite columns and alabaster floors. Then go to The Great Sphinx, Guardian of the necropolis. Everyone has seen pictures of the Sphinx but this legendary monument is far more impressive in real life, especially from the front, where it gazes down at you from 20 m. (66 ft.) up, with Chepren’s pyramid for a backdrop. The Sphinx 60 m. (197 ft.) long and 20m. (66ft.) width was carved from one piece of soft limestone. Finally ride a quad bike in the desert near the pyramids for 2 hours.