The Giza Pyramids
16 / November / 2023

About Giza Pyramids

Giza Pyramids are the most famous and popular monument in the whole world and it's located in Egypt you will explore them during Egypt tours, and one of the oldest buildings in history, the Pyramids of Giza are the most magnificent evidence of the greatness of the Pharaohs.

History of Giza Pyramids

The shape of the pyramid represents the idea of cosmogony or the origination of the world and you can explore the Pyramids with our Egypt travel packages. The ancient Egyptians believed that the pyramid meant taking the soul of the deceased use to reach the sky and the afterlife according to the Pharaonic religious texts.

King Cheops, the second Pharaoh of the 4th dynasty of the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt, constructed the grand pyramid of Giza in 2560 BC and you can visit the Cheops pyramid through our Egypt excursions. The construction work of the pyramid took more than 20 years to complete. The building of the Pyramid of Cheops still amazes the tourists who travel to Egypt with our Egypt classic tours.

Within this prehistoric necropolis, the second-largest pyramid in Giza was built. This pyramid that you will see in your Cairo day tours, was built by King Khafre, who ruled Egypt from 2558 to 2532 BC. Conversely, Menkaure's pyramid, which stands at Giza and dates back to 2532–2502 BC, is the smallest in the entire complex.

Location of Giza Pyramids

Situated at the West Bank of the Nile in Giza, about 20 kilometers to the South West of the heart of Cairo and it will be easy to visit them from our Egypt shore excursions, the pyramids of Giza are located on a high plateau at the end of a street that holds the same name, El Ahram or the pyramids in the Arabic language. The pyramids welcome a large number of tourists who visit Egypt during their Cairo city break.

Things to do in Giza Pyramids

The Pyramid of Cheops or the Grand Pyramid in Giza is surely one of the most astonishing constructions in the whole world and one of the Seven Wonders of the Old World that you will discover in your Egypt budget packages. This huge pyramid weighs approximately more than six million tons. The height of the Grand Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu was 146 meters while now this remarkable monument is no higher than 138 meters. Each side of the pyramid is exactly 230.4 meters.

The Pyramid of Khafre is 143 meters in height and each of its sides is 215.5 meters long. On the other hand, the Pyramid of Menkaure is only 66 meters in height and the base is around 109 meters. Among the most amazing elements in the pyramids of Giza is the astonishing sphinx and it will be a great chance to explore it with our Egypt luxury tours. This huge statue of a lion with a human head has defended the pyramid for years. Made out of limestone, the sphinx was constructed in the reign of King Khafre. The sphinx is 20 feet in length and 70 feet in height. These dimensions make it one of the largest statues on the entire globe that travelers or lovers on their Egypt honeymoon packages like to explore.