Tourist Mistakes You Should Avoid When Visiting the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Giza, Egypt
Giza, Egypt. Photo by Pradeep Gopal on Unsplash

Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, with more than 14 million people visiting it each year. If you are looking to do the same, avoid making the following tourist mistakes to ensure you have an amazing experience. 

Forgetting About Sun Protection

You can expect high temperatures and unforgiving sun no matter what time of the year you decide to visit the Pyramids of Giza. This is why you should make sure to bring all sorts of sun protection, including sunscreen, hats, or headscarves, sunglasses, and light clothing.

Taking an Offer to Have Your Photo Taken

Staff and guards will often ask to help you take the “best” photo. If you accept the offer, you will get a poor-quality shot but will have to pay for it as they will demand a tip.

Not Hiring a Guide

Having a guide will make your visit much more comfortable. First of all, you will learn a lot about pyramids and get to see all of their hidden gems. Second of all, guides will have better success in getting sellers and camel riders to stop chasing you in hopes they will sell you something or get you to take a camel ride.

Not Entering the Pyramids

You can actually enter two of the three Giza Pyramids. You shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity as there are plenty of fascinating things to be seen including ancient artworks and artifacts.