Egypt Pyramids Tours Overview
Tourists from all over the globe go on Egypt Pyramid tour packages, escorted Egypt Pyramid holidays package are the you great entry to view and admire the greatest achievements of the Pharaohs.
The three Pyramids of Giza Cheops - Khafre - Menkaure, together with the famous sphinx, were all constructed in the period between 2550 and 2480 BC as the royal necropolis of these famous kings and the sphinx was erected to protect the complex.
The Pyramids of Giza embody one of the most important steps of the evolution of the burial architecture of the ancient Egyptians. In the very beginning the body of the deceased was only buried in a hole in the ground. Afterwards, a small structure, or a Mastaba, was built on top of this hole.
The first attempt to construct a pyramid was carried out by Djoser, who belonged to the 3rd dynasty, when his architect; Amenhotep, erected the famous step pyramid in Saqqara.
The first proper pyramid was actually achieved by senfru, the father of Cheops, in Dahshur. Famous as the Red Pyramid, it was constructed after a number of failure attempts carried out by the same king near Fayoum and in other structures in Dahshur.
This is why there are some Egypt pyramid tour packages that specialize in Egypt Pyramids in particular in order to enable the guests of Egypt to understand the various steps that the pyramid construction process has passed through.
Many travelers book private Cairo Pyramids tour in Egypt to view the greatness of the Grand Pyramid, or the Pyramid of Cheops, as the construction method of this structure is still a mystery despite the many theories concerning the way the pyramid was built.
Regarded as one of the old Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramid of Cheops is now 137 meters height and the length of each side of its base is 230 meters. The stones used to construct the pyramid weigh from one ton to twenty five tons.
The construction process of the Pyramid of Giza took around 20 years to finish the building of one of the most astonishing structures on earth and the most important monument in Egypt.
Although many kings of ancient Egypt tried to construct pyramids during their ruling period to reflect their greatness, the Pyramids of Giza will always remain as the masterpiece of the architecture and arts of ancient Egypt.
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Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.
There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.
Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.
Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.
Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).
Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.
Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.
Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera, some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.
Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.
There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.
The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.
We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.
Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.