Here’s How to Get Amazing Photos at the Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids are one of the most iconic landmarks in the world and it’s hard to believe that you can actually see them from the top! In fact, once you get up there, you’ll be able to sell all three of the Great Pyramids (the largest of which would have taken over 2 million blocks of stone to create). You’ll also be able to appreciate the details in the building and monuments around them such as Sag El-Gomteya mosque, Medinat Habu temple, and more!
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The best months to visit
If you’re looking to travel to see the Pyramids, Cairo is the place to go. The best months to visit are April through May and October through November. The weather is cooler and there are fewer clouds. Plus, you’ll get the Pyramids in all their glory. The pyramids close at 5pm every day.
Where to stay
There are many great places to stay in Cairo, but for families, we recommend the Marriott Mena House. With its convenience near the pyramids and its kid-friendly amenities, it’s the perfect place to base your family vacation. Plus, there are plenty of other activities nearby for when you want to take a break from sightseeing.
The Transportation Options
Traveling to see the Pyramids doesn’t have to be difficult. You have a few different transportation options available to you. You can take a bus, train, or even fly into Cairo. Once you’re in the city, you can take a taxi or ride-sharing service to get to the Pyramids.
What is permitted inside the pyramids?
Although it’s tempting to want to climb to the top of the pyramids, it’s not permitted. You are allowed to go inside some of the pyramids, but not all of them. The best way to see the pyramids is from a distance. Take your time walking around and talking in the sights. Your family will never forget this trip!
How to stay safe while visiting
While any trip has some inherent risks, there are steps you can take to minimize them. First, do your research before you go. Learn about the local customs and what areas are safe to visit. Next, be aware of your surroundings at all times. Please pay attention to who is around you and what they are doing. If you feel like something is not right, trust your instincts and get out of there. Finally, always travel with a buddy and let someone know where you are going and when you expect to be back.
What tours are offered inside?
There are many different tours offered inside the Pyramids. You can choose to go on a tour of just the Great Pyramid, or you can also visit the Solar Boat Museum, the Valley Temple, and more. There are even some overnight tours that let you stay inside the pyramid complex! No matter which tour you choose, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Important tips you need to know before visiting Egypt
1. Plan your trip in advance and research the best time to go. Egypt is hot and dusty, so spring or fall are ideal times to visit.
2. Choose a reputable tour company and sure your tour includes a stop at the Pyramids of Giza.
3. Pack light, comfortable clothing and sunscreen.
4. Have some Egyptian pounds on hand for souvenirs and tipping.
5. Be respectful of local customs and traditions.
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Cairo Photo Spot: Pyramids in Cairo
With every Local Lens photography package, you’ll get high-resolution photos that are professionally edited and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. In your gallery, you will be able to see all the photos from your Cairo photoshoot and download a certain number of your favorites, depending on your package. It also includes:
- one-on-one planning with your photographer
- a private online gallery
- high-resolution photos that are professionally edited
- photos delivered within 5 days