Pyramids of Giza What to Pack

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    Bring Light Colored Shirts and Walking Shoes

    by machomikemd Written Oct 19, 2013
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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When visting the Giza Pyramids and Necropolis, you must bring light colored shirts so as to deflect the rays of the sun as it can get really hot since this area is an arid desert (the sahara) after all. you can use your walking shorts instead of jeans and slacks . Don't wear leather shoes as it will be hard to walki in desert sand in this kind of shoes. Better to use comfortable walking shoes or rubber shoes or even crocs flip flops.

    you can also bring a portable umbrella if you want (it rarely rains Egypti) primarily as a shield against the heat of the sun and also to prevent sunburned skin around the arms and neck area.

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    Bring Hats and Sunglasses

    by machomikemd Written Oct 19, 2013
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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Everyone Knows that The Pyramids of Giza is along the Harsh Sahara Desert (the largest desert in the world) and that You can get sun burned easily even if you have brought sun tans along if you don't cover your head with a hat of a cap as 20% of liquid loss by the body is via the head. plus to avoid heat stroke as the suns rays penetrate your exposed hair.

    Also you need to have sunglasses as to protect your eyes from the blinding heat here specially during the early to late afternoon, where the temperature is high. the sunglasses will protect your eyesight from dizziness and heat blindness.

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    Bring A Sunblock Lotion

    by machomikemd Written Oct 19, 2013
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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: late may to october, this is the hottest months in Giza and Cairo where the temperature rises up to 52 degrees celsius (125 fahrenheit), it is best to bring sun screen lotions (preferably the higher SPF's of 50 to 120) to put into your face, neck, upper back and arms as to prevent any sunburn on these areas and off course the important hat and eye shades (which I have separate tips for them). you can just buy the sunscreen lotion at any supermarkets and stores near your hotel if you are staying in Cairo or Giza or just bring one from your home country.

    Plus don't forget to bring lip balm to protect your lips from dryness too.

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    Don't leave home without these

    by Cruiseone2003 Written Nov 1, 2010

    Luggage and bags: A small back pack

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: comfortable shoes

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Band Aids for blisters, chap stick, sun screen, a hat, sun glasses, wet wipes and gum (to get the sand out of your teeth)

    Photo Equipment: extra batteries and a converter and a large memory card or a couple smaller memory cards

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    You Need a Hat & Scarf or Pashmina

    by freddie18 Updated Dec 19, 2008

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    Need Hat & Pashmina
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    Luggage and bags: A bag is enough to carry going around the Pyramid of Giza. Contents: Water, Water, & Water.
    Put on sunblock from the tour bus, car, or any vehicle before going out to the sunny Pyramids.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is dusty around the Pyramids. Wear pants, rubber shoes, Hat, Pashmina or Scarf to cover your head

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I did not see any toilet around the Pyramids. Make sure you have done the 'call of nature' before going on tour to the Pyramids of Giza.

    Photo Equipment: Very important. Digital Camera, Manual Camera using rolls of film, Video Camera

    Miscellaneous: The sun will make you exhausted. Bring lots of water. Bring candy to ease dryness of your mouth

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    Dressing for the summer

    by sswagner Written Jul 10, 2006

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    Dress cool in the summer

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes--ones that you do not mind getting a bit dirty. Light colored clothing are ideal as they do not absorb the sun and its heat as much as darker clothing. Sunglasses and a hat are a must.

    Photo Equipment: Your best camera would be ideal. Bring plenty of film/memory cards. For SLR's, a polarizer is ideal.

    Miscellaneous: Most establishments seem to sell "small" and "large" bottled water. I would recommend the large and carry it with you.

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    Water... water I am thirsty

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Mar 9, 2006

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    Miscellaneous: I remember the hot sun beating down on me at one in the afternoon. I was feeling a tremendous thirst. But alas I had to wait till the little excursion was over to get a glass of water... Dont make the mistake I did.
    Take a large bottle/s of water with you. You will not regret it. :) Who would!
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    Water

    by travelife Written Jun 14, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: Of course water. Once you are there at the site it might be impossible to get some water / food within walking distance. And if there is any it would be expensive. Try to bring a medium sized bottle, not too small, wont be enough!

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    Water water

    by uglyscot Written May 26, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: a backpack to carry water when walking around

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: walking shoes or trainers
    a cap
    sunglasses
    longsleeved shirt

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunscreen
    sunglasses

    Photo Equipment: although film and batteries are available, they may be reaching expiry date, so always buy at reputable places.

    Miscellaneous: something to suck as your mouth can get very dry

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    Leave most of it in the hotel!

    by ATXtraveler Written Jan 23, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Do not bring anything you can not carry comfortably. You will be doing alot of walking here at the Pyramids, so even a large purse is not effective.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are fair skinned, cover up with a light cotton long sleeved shirt, and comfortable cotton pants. Jeans will probably overheat you. I wore shorts, and felt happy.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are not alot of WCs here, so make sure you go before!

    Photo Equipment: As always, keep extra film or memory cards in your pocket on this trip... you will use alot of pictures!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Hopefully you will be in your hotel at night, and this will be superfluous.

    Miscellaneous: WATER!!!

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    useful accessories

    by Aurorae Updated Jan 17, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: WATER!!! Take lots of fresh water with you, because sun is merciless over there! Also, the water they are selling around might be suspicious, so make sure you have some with you.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Something to cover yourself and protect from the burning sun, especially if you have pale, sensitive skin. In winter it is not so necessary, but in the summer, which is for about 9 months there :))) you should have some protection...

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock is a must if you ask me, and pills for diarrhea, often it happens...

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    Fighting the Heat - Part 1

    by aliante1981 Written Jan 2, 2004

    Miscellaneous: Travels to places like Egypt involves a lot of fighting the heat, especially if you, like me (I am still surprised as to why I did that), go there right in the middle of the summer. Hereýs a list of useful items to take:

    - Hats and other covering: Large brimmed hats that provide head covering and some shade. For women, they are also a proof of modesty, welcomed when visiting old churches and mosques. Scarves and the like covering shoulders and arms can keep the sun off during treks. A cloth hat or scarf can be soaked to help keep the head cool.

    - "Squeeze Breeze": this is a water bottle with a sprayer and a battery-operated fan attached. The beach toy to take with you!

    - Sun block: While sun blocks may be purchased in Egypt, people tend to prefer sticking with their own favourite brand (the skin, too, ýgets usedý to it), and thereýs not guarantee youýll find it on the spot. So take your own, if you have preferences!

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    packing list

    by DunaKal Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: A back bag that you can have your bottle of water in and your cameras ect.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: cooling clothes,the site is hot in mid-day.
    take a light jeans jacket if you`re visiting it by night,the desert might get cool by night.
    For foot wear i`d recommand sneakers or tennis shoes.or comfortable sandals if you don`t mind the sand getting between your toes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I Don`t think there is a toilet at the site,you might use the Mina House Obroi Hotel`s rest rooms.

    Photo Equipment: Take all the films you might need,,you might find some people selling films and battaries but they are highly priced plus you can never trust how old is the film.

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    You Can Live Without the Adventure of the Stolen C

    by aliante1981 Written Jun 6, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: Travel is often about adventures. However, having your cash stolen is something you can live without. What you've to do? The best option is a credit/debit card. They're widely accepted, just watch for the window stickers in shops telling you what kind of cards that particular establishment will accept. The universal rules include:

    - Check with your bank before the departure whether your card is usable in the particular country and request a PIN if necessary

    - Know the difference between a credit and a debit card. If you insert them into an ATM, a debit card will withdraw money from your account. A credit card will provide you with a cash advance from the local bank. See the difference? The fees thend to be much steeper if you use the latter.

    - Always carry some cash and travellers' cheques in case your card is lost or stolen

    - Report the theft or loss of the card to the issuing company and to your bank as soon as possible. Get the relative phone numbers in advance.

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    What do you need?

    by sammie Updated Mar 3, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Best thing is, if you're going across the country, and traveling a lot, don't take any suitcases, the best thing is to take bags with you and pack with the idea; "what do i need?". If you stay in one place you can take more with you ofcourse. But then you come home and you think: I didn't need that and why the hell did i take it with me?

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's sand, sand, and sand around the Pyramids. I don't believe that there are scorpions there, but walking around with only sandals on is not a good idea. Make sure your shoes are comparable and if there are new, ware them in. If you're going inside a pyramid, dress with layers. This is also a good tip for the rest of Egypt.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The basic gear is necessary, if it's not for you it can be for your children or spouse.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure you have enough film and batteries. They do sell batteries and film, but it's far more expensive then when you buy it at home. Addition to that, make sure you check the date and make sure that it is kept in dry and cool places. Especially during the summer, the heat can destroy the films and that makes it worthless.

    Miscellaneous: You also need a good sense of humor, as people can do funny things. Like i’ve explained in a previous tip.

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