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Camel Riding at Giza in Pleasant Weather in Egypt

There is no better way to explore the Giza Pyramids, the Seventh Wonder of the World, than atop a camel—particularly enjoyable at sunrise or sunset!

Camel Riding at Giza in Pleasant Weather
Camel Riding at Giza in Pleasant Weather

One of the best ways to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cairo is camel riding. You can also see beautiful landscapes, take unforgettable photos, and learn more about the ancient feats of engineering and ancient history. Camel tours are held around the Giza plateau at sunrise or sunset. Wander the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus then continue to the Great Sphinx and explore the Pyramid of King Chephren. The most convenient time to visit the desert is during the spring and fall months due to more moderate temperatures especially from October to November and from March to April.

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When is the best time of year for camel riding tours at Giza?

Optimal times to ride camels while exploring the Giza Pyramids are the fall and spring months of October to November and March to April. Visitors should avoid the summer season when Egypt is particularly sunny and hot. These times offer pleasant temperatures, enhanced comfort while riding camels, and enjoyment. Show more

Where can camel tours be booked around the Giza plateau?

Tourists can conveniently book camel tours around the Giza plateau from tourist agencies online or at their hotels in Egypt. These tours, available at sunrise or sunset and include trips to the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, offer picturesque photo opportunities and a chance to explore the ancient engineering marvels of the past. Show more

What is the duration of a typical camel riding tour?

Acamel tour's duration varies based on the package booked and can be a two to three-hour tour or a half-day to a full-day tour. Checking the travel agency's itinerary will help tourists understand the camel ride duration. The camel's stamina can accommodate most camel riding durations. Show more

Are there any age or weight restrictions for camel riders?

Tourists weighing over 220 pounds are advised not to take part in camel tours. There is no strict restriction due to weight, but some travel agencies limit tours based on age. Children under four can't ride camels, and children under eight can not exceed 30 minutes on the ride. Show more

Can visitors access all the pyramids during a camel tour?

Tourists can explore the pyramid trio atop a camel's back on the Giza plateau: the Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephren, and the Pyramid of Mykerinus. Visitors can also visit the Great Sphinx and the Pyramid of King Chephren while enjoying a camel ride. However, parts of the Giza plateau are inaccessible to tourists due to ongoing archaeological work aimed at preserving the area's heritage. Show more

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