If you are looking for a truly unforgettable holiday experience, private pyramid tours in Egypt are a great way to explore the mysteries of an ancient civilization in a personalized and captivating way. From exploring the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx on the Giza Plateau to discovering the secrets of the Saqqara necropolis and Dahshur necropolis, you can get up close and personal with these ancient wonders and ancient Egyptian history in a private setting.
Make your trip to Egypt even more special with a private tour to these immensely popular tourist sites and savor the beauty of these majestic monuments in absolute comfort and style. Explore the mysteries of the pyramids with your own personal guide and experience an unforgettable adventure tailored to your interests, needs and requirements.
PS: All of our private pyramid tours in Egypt include complimentary bottle of water and transfers to and from your location in Cairo.
Private Pyramid Tours in Egypt
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What Are Egypt Private Pyramid Tours?
Private pyramid tours in Egypt are private guided tours of the most famous pyramids in the country. Enjoy exclusive access to the various sites and monuments, expert guidance from experienced tour guides, and a personalized experience that can be tailored to match your own interests.
Private Egypt pyramids tours provide an opportunity to visit these iconic sites alone (only you and an expert guide) or with a small group of friends or family.
With a private tour of the pyramids, you can step back in time and experience the grandeur of one of the oldest civilizations in the world and take your Egypt holiday to a whole new level.
Benefits of Egypt Private Pyramid Tours
At Egypt Tours Plus, our private pyramid tours in Egypt offer several benefits that are not available with many standard tours. By taking a private tour, you will have exclusive access to the various sites, which means no waiting in long lines to enter the monuments, and you will also have the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you may have during your tours.
In addition, private tours allow you to customize your experience, so you can choose exactly which sites you want to visit, how much time you want to spend at each site, and even what time of day you want to visit. You will even have the opportunity to actually enter the Great Pyramid of Giza. The 481-foot Great Pyramid is the largest structure at the Giza Pyramid complex, and also the largest pyramid ever built by the ancient Egyptians.
Here are 9 advantages of a Egypt private pyramid tour:
- Crowd Control: With our private Egypt tour packages, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy a more relaxed experience with early or late access to the pyramids.
- Comfort: You can stay cool and hydrated in the hot Egyptian climate with air-conditioned transportation, bottled water, and shady rest spots.
- Language Assistance: Our bilingual guides can help you communicate with locals and fully immerse yourself in the culture.
- Expert Guide: With an expert guide, you can avoid touts and scams, ensure your safety, and get the best value for your money.
- Time Optimization: Private tours help you make the most of your limited time by arranging an efficient itinerary and providing skip-the-line access to attractions.
- In-Depth Knowledge: With your own private tour guide, you can learn about the history, culture, and stories behind the pyramids and Egypt.
- Accessibility: Private tours can accommodate visitors with mobility issues by providing transportation and customized itineraries.
- Cost-Effective: Private tours provide value for money with customized itineraries, discounted tickets, and all-inclusive packages.
- Cultural Immersion: Private tours offer opportunities to interact with locals, try Egyptian cuisine, and visit non-touristy areas to fully immerse yourself in Egyptian culture.
The Most Popular Private Pyramid Tours in Egypt
Our most popular private pyramid tours in Egypt include a visit to the Giza Plateau and a tour of the three Pyramids of Giza, including the 481-foot Great Pyramid that was built for pharaoh Khufu, a 4th Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh. While at the site, you will also have access to the Valley Temple and a perfect opportunity to take some stunning photographs of the Great Sphinx.
Other popular private pyramid tours in Egypt include a visit to the Red Pyramid of Dahshur, the Bent Pyramid of Dashur, and the Step Pyramid of pharaoh Djoser at Sakkara.
Entrance fees for the Red Pyramid, Bent Pyramid and Step Pyramid include entry to the pyramids. At the Giza pyramid complex, General entrance fees do not include entry to the pyramids. A separate ticket is required for each of the Giza pyramids which you would like to enter. We can also provide an all-inclusive trip that includes entry to the pyramids of Giza.
Giza Plateau Pyramids Tours
A Giza Plateau tour is the perfect way to explore the ancient wonders of the Giza Plateau. This private tour includes exclusive access to the three great pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and the Valley Temple. Your private tour guide will provide you with exclusive insight into the history and significance of the various sites, as well as answer any questions you may have. While at this site, you can also get on a camel for a scenic ride around these timeless structures. However, the cost of a camel ride is typically not included in the price of our private pyramid tours in Egypt unless requested.
Entering the Great Pyramid
For many people, the highlight of private pyramid tours in Egypt is actually entering the Great Pyramid of Giza. You will experience the history and grandeur of this ancient monument first hand. Your private tour guide will of course also provide you with a detailed explanation of the significance of the various features within the pyramid.
Inside the Great Pyramid, you will be able to explore the burial chamber, the entrance corridor and the exit corridor, as well as various passageways and chambers that are connected to the corridors. You will also be able to gain access to the upper chambers, the King’s Chamber and the Queen’s Chamber.
Your guide will provide detailed information on the general layout of the pyramid and the significance of the various chambers and corridors. You will also learn about the mysteries and myths that are associated with the Great Pyramid and the various ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. Additionally, you will be able to ask your guide questions about the different aspects of each pyramid.
Many private pyramid tours in Egypt don’t include tickets for entering the Giza pyramids so this is something you should discuss with your chosen tour operator when you book your tour.
Saqqara Royal Necropolis Pyramids Tours
If you’re looking to explore more of ancient Egypt, a pyramid tour at Saqqara is the perfect choice. This tour includes exclusive access to the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, the oldest known pyramid in Egypt, as well as the Pyramid of Teti, the Pyramid of Merikare, and the Pyramid of Unis. Your guide will provide you with detailed information about the history and significance of the various sites, as well as answer any questions you may have.
The Step Pyramid of Saqqara is the oldest pyramid in the world but it does not feature in all private pyramid tours in Egypt. The pyramid was built during the reign of the Egyptian pharaoh, Djoser. This pyramid was the first of its kind and served as the template for all other pyramids that were built in Egypt. Your guide will provide you with a detailed description of the various chambers and corridors within the pyramid, as well as the purpose of the various structures.
At the Pyramid of Teti, you’ll be able to explore the tomb of Pharaoh Teti. This pyramid contains an impressive entrance corridor, as well as several chambers and passageways. Once again, if you book a private pyramids tour in Egypt your guide will provide you with a detailed explanation of the significance of the various features of the pyramid, as well as the history of the various gods and goddesses associated with the pyramid.
Dahshur Necropolis Pyramids Tours
The necropolis of Dahshur is an area of ancient Egyptian tombs located close to the city of Cairo. In our opinion, this is another one of Egypt’s ancient sites which all visitors should try to visit during their stay in Cairo.
It includes two pyramids dating back to the 4th Dynasty of Egypt, known as the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. Both of these pyramids are known for their unique features, which gives them their names, as well as their impressive architecture. They are among the biggest and oldest pyramids ever built in Egypt and their Interiors are remarkably well preserved. General entrance tickets include entry to both of these pyramids.
- The Bent Pyramidis believed to be the first attempt at building a true pyramid and it is believed to be the prototype of the Great Pyramid at Giza.
- The Red Pyramid is one of the three largest pyramids in Egypt, and it is believed to be the first true smooth-sided pyramid ever built.
Dahshur, which is only a short drive from Cairo, is a great place to visit for those who are interested in learning more about the ancient Egyptian culture, and the pyramids here offer an interesting insight into their architectural and engineering prowess.
There is no public transport to this site from Cairo so those who would like to visit these pyramids will need to rely on taxis or book a private trip. We believe that a private tour that includes your own personal guide, driver and vehicle is by far and away the best option.
Visiting the Bent Pyramid
The Bent Pyramid is one of the most impressive and most mysterious pyramids in Egypt. Built during the reign of Pharaoh Sneferu, it is the only “bent” pyramid in the world, making it unique and quite remarkable. During private pyramid tours in Egypt that include a visit the Bent Pyramid, your guide will provide you with a detailed explanation of the pyramid’s design, construction, and history.
The Bent Pyramid is so named because of its unusual shape. The lower part of the pyramid is steeply angled, while the upper part is more gently sloped. This is due to a shift in construction methods partway through the building process. The shift is believed to have been caused by instability due to the steep angle of the lower part of the pyramid. Your guide will provide an in-depth explanation of the pyramid’s design and the various theories that have been proposed to explain the shift in construction methods.
Your guide will also provide you with information about the various chambers and corridors within the Bent Pyramid. You will be able to explore the entrance corridor and the three chambers that are connected to the corridors. You will also gain access to the upper chamber and the King’s Chamber, which is believed to have been used for religious ceremonies.
Visiting the Red Pyramid
The Red Pyramid is the third largest pyramid in Egypt and the second largest built by Pharaoh Sneferu. This pyramid is noteworthy for its smooth, even sides and its lack of stairs or ramps. With private pyramid tours in Egypt that include a visit to the Red Pyramid, your guide will provide you with an interesting explanation of the pyramid’s design, as well as its fascinating history and purpose of the various chambers within the pyramid.
The Red Pyramid is unique in that it is the only Egyptian pyramid to have four smooth sides. This is believed to be due to the use of wooden scaffolding in constructing the pyramid. It is also unique in that the entrance is on the north side of the pyramid, rather than the east or west side, like most other pyramids. Your guide will explain the significance of this unusual placement and the various theories that have been proposed to explain it.
Once inside the pyramid, you will be able to explore the various chambers and corridors. Your guide will once again provide you with detailed explanations of the purposes of the various features and pharaonic antiquities within the pyramid. You will also get to explore the King’s Chamber, which is believed to have been used for religious ceremonies.
Add-Ons for an even more Rewarding Egypt Experience
Besides private pyramid tours in Egypt, there are so many other activities you can enjoy in order to make your trip to the Land of the Pharaohs a true dream vacation. Here are just a few examples:
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Also known as the Egyptian Museum, this is one of Cairo’s top must-see attractions, and a visit to the museum can easily be incorporated into your private pyramids tour. The museum is home to tens of thousands of ancient Egyptian Antiquities, and it is a place we would definitely recommend visiting during your stay in Cairo.
Luxor Day Trips
If you have a few days to spare, there are many options available to you to make your trip to Egypt even more rewarding than ever. Consider booking a day trip to Luxor to see the city’s magnificent temples and tombs, including the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most breathtaking Luxor temples. You will also get to visit the Valley of Kings Where you will have the opportunity to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamun that was discovered by Howard Carter, a British archaeologist, in the early 20th century. King Tutankhamun’s royal mummy remains on display in his tomb for visitors to see.
Alexandria Day Trips from Cairo
Alexandria is Egypt’s third largest city and was originally founded by Alexander the Great. While it can’t compare with Cairo and Luxor in terms of ancient monuments, there is still lots to see during a day trip to what is often referred to as being Egypt’s most European city.
Nile River Cruise
If you have even more time to spare, you could also consider booking an Egypt itinerary that includes a magical cruise on the River Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Take it from us, Luxury Nile cruises are guaranteed to leave you with lifelong memories, and if you want to avoid the crowds which are often present on the large Nile cruise ships, consider booking a luxury dahabiya Nile cruise instead. We would recommend a 4-night luxury Nile River cruise for a perfect combination of sightseeing and leisure time.
Explore Egypt your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit
Explore Egypt your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit
Egypt Private Pyramids Tours FAQs
Welcome to our FAQ section about Private Egypt Pyramid Tours. Here, we aim to answer your most commonly asked questions and provide you with all the information you need to plan your dream Egyptian adventure.
What are the opening hours for the different days of the week?
Depending on which pyramid tour you choose, it could include access to the Giza Pyramids, the Bent Pyramid the Red Pyramid, and the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. All of these sites are open to the public daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm during winter and from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during summer. Your guide may be able to arrange special access outside of these hours, depending on availability.
NOTE: During Ramadan all of the above sites typically close at 3:00 pm
Are pyramid tours in Egypt available all year round?
Private pyramid tours in Egypt are generally available all year round. However, some tour providers may limit availability during certain times of the year due to peak season and/or holiday schedules. It is best to check with your chosen tour provider directly to confirm availability and any associated fees.
How long do pyramid tours usually last?
Private pyramid tours in Egypt typically last between two and four hours if you only visit the Giza Pyramids. The length of your tour will depend on the route you take and the monuments you choose to visit. Your tour guide will be able to advise you on which sites to visit to make the most of your time.
Private pyramid tours in Egypt that include the Giza necropolis, the Saqqara necropolis, and the Dahshur necropolis typically last for around 8 hours.
Are private pyramid tours in Egypt suitable for all ages?
Private pyramid tours in Egypt are suitable for all ages, though some activities within the tour may be limited or unavailable for certain age groups. For example, young children may not be allowed to participate in certain activities due to safety reasons. However, most activities available on private pyramid tours are suitable for all ages and will be an exciting and educational experience for the whole family.
What safety precautions should be taken during pyramid tours?
- When taking a private pyramid tour in Egypt, there are a few safety precautions to consider. First, be sure to only book tours through reputable companies and avoid any tours offered by individuals.
- Make sure to dress appropriately and to stay hydrated by bringing along water and a hat or umbrella.
- People with respiratory conditions should avoid entering any of the tombs or chambers located inside the pyramids, since they typically lack ventilation and can be hazardous to those with respiratory conditions.
- It’s important to be aware of your surroundings and to always travel with a guide or group.
By keeping these safety tips in mind, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience while enjoying your private pyramid tours in Egypt.
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What are some tips for maximizing enjoyment during pyramid tours in Egypt?
- Plan Ahead – To get the most out of your private pyramid tour in Egypt, it is important to plan ahead and research the sites you want to visit. This way, you can be sure that you have enough time to explore all the sites and take in the culture and history of the area.
- Pack Light – When packing for your tour, it is important to remember that you will have to carry your own bags and luggage some of the time. Make sure to pack light and bring only the essentials, as this will make your tour much more enjoyable and hassle-free.
- Stay Hydrated – It is important to stay hydrated during your tour, especially if you are visiting in the summer months. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks to keep you energized and refreshed throughout the tour.
- Follow Your Guide – Your guide will be able to provide you with detailed information throughout your tour. Make sure to pay attention and take advantage of the insights they are giving you in order to get the most out of your experience.
Are there any nearby attractions to explore?
Along with the Giza Pyramids, there are many other attractions in Egypt that you can explore, either before or after private pyramid tours in Egypt. These include the famous Egyptian Museum, the bustling Khan el Khalili Bazaar, the Hanging Church of Cairo, and so many more.
You could also take your trip to a whole new level by booking a day trip to the magnificent temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, or a day trip to Luxor to see places like the Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple complex, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and more.
Ideally, if your budget allows for it, consider booking an all-inclusive package tour that includes a tour of the pyramids, along with a Nile River cruise, and possibly a day trip to Alexandria.
What are some fun activities to enjoy at the pyramids?
Camel rides are a great way to explore the Giza Pyramids, allowing you to appreciate the ancient monuments in a unique and memorable way. Be sure to let your guide negotiate a price for you beforehand in order to avoid being over-charged.
Quad biking at the pyramids is an exhilarating experience and a great way to explore the area. However, you can only ride quad bikes around the perimeter of the site but not inside the site itself. For those who prefer to stay on foot, there are plenty of paths and walkways providing stunning views of the surrounding area.
No matter what type of experience you are looking for, private pyramid tours in Egypt can be totally unforgettable. With the right preparation and a knowledgeable local guide, you can be sure to have a unique experience which you will cherish forever.
Correct etiquette when visiting historical sites
When visiting any of Egypt’s historic sites, it is important to be respectful and aware of local customs and cultural sensitivities. Out of respect for the people and their beliefs, visitors should dress modestly, especially when visiting mosques. You should also avoid taking photographs of locals without permission.
It is also important to be mindful of the environment when visiting these sites. Leave the landscape exactly as you found it and do not disturb any structures or ruins. Under no circumstances should you attempt to climb the pyramids during private pyramid tours in Egypt since this could result in a prison sentence.
Tipping is customary in Egypt and is seen as a gesture of appreciation for the hospitality and services provided by your guide and other service providers such as waiters, waitresses, and etc. A good rule of thumb is to tip your guide around 10-15% of the cost of your tour.
When it comes to eating out in Egypt, tipping is not only expected but is also seen as a sign of appreciation and respect. Generally, restaurant bills include a 10-15% service charge, but it is still customary to leave a small tip for the wait staff. A good rule of thumb is to leave 10-15% of the total bill. If you have been served exceptionally well, you may choose to leave a larger tip, but this is not expected.
How can you expand your pyramids package tour in Egypt?
If your budget allows for it, consider booking a Nile Cruise Holiday Package that includes a tour of the pyramids and other popular attractions in Cairo, along with a Nile River cruise, and possibly a day trip to the Abu Simbel Temples or to Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city.
Do I need travel insurance for visiting Egypt?
Finally, when traveling to Egypt, it is important to purchase travel insurance in order to protect yourself from any unexpected medical expenses or other incidents. Travel insurance will also provide you with peace of mind and the confidence to travel worry-free.
It is also important to check with your doctor or healthcare provider about any vaccinations that may be required for travel to Egypt. Depending on your medical history, you may need to get vaccinated for typhoid, hepatitis A, and/or rabies. Additionally, you may need to update existing vaccinations like the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) or the polio vaccine.
In-Depth Guide: Do I need travel insurance for visiting Egypt?
Private pyramid tours in Egypt are an amazing way to explore the rich history and culture of this incredible country. With a private tour, you can visit all the major sites without the hustle and bustle of a large group tour. Make sure to plan ahead, pack light, stay hydrated and follow your guide in order to have a magnificent experience which you will never forget.
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Explore Egypt your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit
Explore Egypt your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit