Gizeh Pyramids, Cairo
The most amazing pyramid views and experience can be had whilst either riding a horse or camel through the desert or having drinks or dinner on the best terrace in Giza.
It wasn't until I'd lived in Cairo for almost 2 years that I discovered FB Stables - now nobody who comes to visit me misses out and all say it's the highlight of their trip.
Negotiating the hawkers and hassle of the pyramids area can be a nightmare not only for unsuspecting tourists but also for expats living in Cairo who want to visit the Pyramids. My tip: DO NOT give in to or start talking to anyone who tries to stop your taxi on the road or let your driver take you to a 'friend's' stable - he'll be getting a healthy cut of whatever you're conned into paying. These horses are in general not well-cared for and neither are their customers (bridles and saddles won't fit or be safe and the 'guide' (normally a ten year old boy) will simply crack a whip behind them to make them run; ignoring anything you might want).
Instead, head to the stables nearer Saqqara. The horses there are well-cared for, picked according to the rider and their ability and safe.
I highly recommend hiring one of the horses with buggies for travelling to and from the three great Pyramids. Getting around even in flat shoes is still difficult as the ground is uneven and rough to walk on everywhere there plus its quite a distance between each Pyramid. You may also choose to stop off to see the Ra Boat Museum on the way back too.
The Solar Boat Museum is located behind the Khufu's Pyramid and is displaying five boat pits discovered buried in one of the boat pits alongside of Khufu's Pyramid.
The elegant 43 m long boat made of cedarwood was inside one of them, while another boat discovered in 1987 has been left buried.
They were probably used to carry the dead king along the Nile to his tomb.
When you come to visit Cairo, you have to visit the Pyramid of Giza. It's about 30 minutes from downtown Cairo to the West. This is the oldest and the only surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders. It is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Giza, on the Nile's west bank, stands at the head of ancient Egypt's pyramid field, of which its own group of pyramids marks the crowning glory. There are very interesting light/sound shows at night with different sessions in English, German and French.
PYRAMIDS SOUND & LIGHT
There is a nightly Sound and Light Show (LE 33 for tourists) with the pyrmaids as props, presented in Arabic, English, French, Japanese and German.
Get information on which language is shown each day, just in case:
You must visit the pyramids of Giza, take a ride on the top of a horse.Also do not be afraid of taking a ride with a Camel.Below is a picture of myself and my sister 22 years ago, on a horse( I was a bit scared you can tell) right in front of the Great pyramid 'kufu'.
Unforgetable has been a trip with horses through the desert . The end has been the GREAT PYRAMID of GIZEH .
I had loved the calm of the desert !!!
Don't miss the opportunity to kiss the Sphinx!! Though you might feel really silly while you pose for the pic ;)
the pyramids of gizeh are not in cairo,but at 14 kms from cairo downtown;they are even not inside the municipality of gizeh,but in the region 'marsa matruh',a big sandy desert which lies until libya