How to travel in Cairo/Giza. 【Egypt】


How to travel in Cairo/Giza. 【Egypt】

執筆者 : teslife

This time I would like to share with you what happened when I went to Giza, Egypt.

I went to Giza for 3 nights and 4 days, so I would like to share how to do sightseeing efficiently.


First of all, let's talk about the means of transportation you are concerned about when traveling.

Uber would be the best idea for getting around there.

Never use a taxi.

Because in taxis there will be rip-offs.

Also, they don't use air conditioning even though it's very hot, and the cars are very old and not in good condition.

I definitely didn't want to use taxis in Cairo/Giza because I experienced them in Luxor.

I didn't take a taxi there, but it looked just like Luxor.

Not sure if there is a rental car there but that is also not recommended.

This is because even though there are clearly marked white lanes, everyone is driving as they please without paying attention to the white lines, creating a chaotic situation.



I stayed in two hotels there.

Marriott Mena House, Cairo

This place is very close to the pyramids, and you can go to the pyramid ticket office in about 5 minutes by warking.

You can see the pyramids from your room, and you will have very elegant time there.

However, please note that this place is far from the main area of Cairo.

(Hotel exterior)

(Hotel terrace)

(View from hotel room)

(Breakfast buffet)


If you want to be based in the main area of Cairo, this hotel or the area surrounding it is recommended.

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

I also stayed here for 2 nights.

If you stay in this area, you will have easy access to Cairo Tower, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili and various other major Cairo tourist areas.


This hotel is very old but has a great location.

(Hotel terrace)

(Guest room)

(Breakfast buffet)


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I think that most people who visit Egypt are primarily interested in seeing the three great pyramids of Giza.

First, let me explain the entrance fee.

(The rate of writing this article is 1EGP=0.032USD)

:Giza pyramid area   360EGP

:Inside the Pyramid of Khufu  600EGP

:Inside the Khafre Pyramid  150EGP

I only entered the Pyramid of Khufu.

I heard that the Pyramid of Khufu is very popular and gets crowded over time.

So I went there when it opened at 8am.

That was absolutely correct.

Because the passage inside the pyramid is narrow, and I think it would be really difficult if there were a lot of people there.

I think you should go early in the morning to pass through narrow passages like these.

It was around 9am when I came out of the pyramid, and by that time the number of people had gradually increased, and by 10am, the number of people had increased.

When you're there, I'm sure you'll hear a lot from camel riders and carriage men.

What you need to be careful about is that they can easily change the amount they initially offer you.

I had many such experiences during my stay in Egypt.

Honestly they are really annoying.

It was within walking distance to the point where you could see all the three great pyramids, but it was really hot up there, so I gave up midway and decided to take a horse-drawn carriage.

He initially said $30 would be fine, but when I got off the wagon he offered $40.

But I just paid the $30 and left him right away.

However, they do make an effort to take good photos, so I think it's good to take advantage of them.

(This is the point where you can see all three major pyramids)

(This is the view from the terraces of KFC and Pizza Hut)



It is located near the east ticket office entrance of the pyramid.

The hotel I was staying at was close to the north ticket office entrance, so I entered from there and exited from the east ticket office on my way back, so I saw the Sphinx before heading home.

It was much bigger and more impressive than I expected.


Egyptian Museum

The entrance fee here is 300 EGP.

But if you wish to use cameras or videos inside the museum, an additional fee will be required.

You can take pictures with your mobile phone camera for free.

There are over hundreds of thousands of historically valuable exhibits.

The main attraction is definitely King Tutankhamun's golden mask.

(Mobile phone photography is also prohibited in this area)

It was so bright and beautiful that it was incomparably more beautiful than anything I saw on TV or online.

There are also many pharaoh's coffins and statues, so you should definitely go there.


Thank you for reading this far.
Next time I will write about Luxor.

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