How Much To Visit Pyramids In Egypt?

As of the time of writing, an entrance ticket for the Giza Pyramids complex cost 200 Egyptian Pounds. However, visitors need to purchase additional tickets if they want to enter any of the pyramids.

 

How Much To Visit Pyramids In Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza are located near modern-day Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt’s capital city. The site is also home to the iconic Sphinx, along with several other structures such as the Valley Temple and several small queens pyramids.

An admission ticket for the site, which cost 200 Egyptian Pounds at the time of this post being written, gives you access to the pyramids, the Sphinx, and other structures like the Valley Temple. The admission ticket does not include entry to any of the pyramids.

So, how much to visit the pyramids if you also want to go inside them?

How Much to Visit the Pyramids in Egypt at Giza?

As already mentioned, an entrance ticket for the necropolis cost 200 EGP (Egyptian Pounds), which is the equivalent of about US$10.60. If you want to go inside any of the three Giza Pyramids, you need to purchase an additional ticket for each pyramid you want to enter.

A ticket for the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu cost 400 EGP (about US$21) as of the time of writing. An entry ticket for the second biggest pyramid, the pyramid of Khafre cost 100EGP (about US$5.50). A ticket for the smallest pyramid, the pyramid of Pharaoh Menkaura, also cost 100 EGP.

The Great Pyramid is one of Egypt’s 4th-Dynasty pyramids. It was built to serve as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu who ruled Egypt during the 26th century BC. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the last one still standing and mostly still intact. For this reason, the Great Pyramid is the pyramid which most visitors want to enter.

To be honest, there really isn’t much to see in any of the Giza Pyramids. All three of them were looted in antiquity. Yes, it is great being able to say you have been inside the Great Pyramid, but don’t expect to see much other than passageways, empty chambers, and lots of Stairs.

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Additional Costs

If you are hoping to visit the famous Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, don’t forget to budget for additional costs. For example, if you want to enjoy a camel ride at the pyramids, expect to spend another 300 EGP (US$20) or more, depending on how good you are at haggling.

Transport to and from the pyramids is something else you need to think about. Your cheapest option would be to use buses or the metro to get from downtown Cairo to Giza, and then a taxi from the station to the pyramids. However, this is far from being your most convenient option.

Getting a taxi from you hotel to the pyramids is a much more convenient option, and taxis in Egypt are really cheap. However, you should either insist on the driver turning the meter on, or else you should agree on a price before getting in. The most convenient and most comfortable way to visit the Giza Pyramids is by way of a private half-day tour.

 

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How Much to Visit the Pyramids in Egypt at Dashur?

How Much to Visit the Pyramids in Egypt at Dashur

As far as we know, a total of eleven pyramids were built at the Dahshur necropolis. However, only three remain: the Red Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid and the Black Pyramid. The Black Pyramid is located on military property so it is out of bounds for tourists. As a result, the Red and Bent Pyramids are the main attractions at the site. As with the Giza Pyramids complex, the Dashur necropolis is also a World Heritage Site.

There are no buses or trains linking Cairo to Dashur, so tourists wishing to visit the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid need to rely on taxis. Alternatively, many tour operators offer half day tours to the Dashur Pyramids, of full day Pyramids Tours which include the Giza necropolis, the Saqqara necropolis and the Dashur necropolis.

So, how much to visit the pyramids of Dashur? As of the time of writing, an admission ticket for the Dashur necropolis cost 60 EGP, approximately US$7 for adults. Students are only charged half, as is the case at nearly all tourist attractions in Egypt.

Unlike at the Giza Pyramids, there are no additional entrance fees for those who want to venture inside the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid. The great news is that there is also a lot more to see inside these pyramids than there is to see in the Giza Pyramids. Both of these pyramids are older than the pyramids at Giza, but ironically, their interiors are better preserved than those at Giza.

How Much to Visit the Pyramids in Egypt at Saqqara?

How Much to Visit the Pyramids in Egypt at Saqqara

The Saqqara necropolis is located just a short distance from the ancient capital city of Memphis. It served as a royal burial ground during the Old Kingdom era. While there are several structures at the site, the main attraction is Pharaoh Djozer’s Step Pyramid complex.

The Step Pyramid is believed to be the very first stone pyramid ever built by the ancient Egyptians. It is also considered to be the world’s oldest major stone structure.

After a major earthquake struck the area in 1992, the Step Pyramid was deemed to be unsafe for tourists to enter and was subsequently closed to visitors. In 2006, the Egyptian government brought in a specialist engineering company from the United Kingdom to restore the pyramid’s integrity.

Now, after a 14-year renovation period, the 4,700 year old Step Pyramid is once again open to visitors. So, how much to visit the pyramids in Egypt at Saqqara? As of the time of writing, an admission ticket for the site cost 80 EGP (about US$9) and 40 EGP for students.

Your admission ticket includes entry to the Step Pyramid, and also the on-site Imhotep Museum. While the pyramid itself is huge, most of the complex is located underground. A network of underground passages, tunnels and chambers cover an area of more than 6 square kilometers.

There are no buses or trains connecting Cairo to Saqqara, so you will need to hire a taxi or book an organized tour to the site. Many tour operators offer group tours from Cairo, but your most convenient and most hassle free option would be private guided tours that include air-conditioned transport and an Expert guide.

Summary

How much does it cost to visit the pyramids in Egypt? To see the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx will cost you you 200 EGP. To see the Dashur Pyramids will cost you 60 EGP, while a visit to Saqqara will cost you 80 EGP. So, you can visit all of Egypt’s major pyramids for 340 EGP which at the time of writing was about 18 or 19 US Dollars.

Of course, if you want to enter any of the Giza Pyramids it will cost you a little bit more. You also need to factor in transport to and from the pyramids. If you want to see all of the pyramids mentioned, and you don’t want the hassle that comes with using taxis, you should consider booking a day trip from Cairo that includes transport and a guide

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Last Updated on February 22, 2024