I went to Egypt in October 2016.
One of the highlights of my trip (there were many!) was visiting the Pyramids of Giza.
You do need to be aware there will be merchants trying to sell their cheap wares. Firmly say no and keep moving. They will try all sorts of things. One even got the scarf out and said it was a gift from his son as he put it on my head, then he wanted money. So be aware of them.
The sheer magnitude of the pyramids was awe inspiring. Our group climbed up inside the great pyramid to the burial chamber. The climb is quite taxing, but well worth the trouble.
Words can’t really describe what it feels like to be inside such an ancient structure, still standing today despite all the years of weathering. I believe the ancient Egyptians were a very advanced people to build the monuments and structures that they did.
Rumours and theories abound as to how the Great Pyramids of Giza were originally built. Nobody knows. They most definitely deserve their place as one of seven wonders of the world.
It is a long upward climb inside, and you will be crouched over most of the way. Watch your head! By the time you climb down and return to the outside world, you’ll be glad of the merchants selling cold water! And their pricing is good.
There are camel rides nearby, along with other tombs to visit.
There is also an evening light and sound show which encompasses the Great Pyramids, the smaller pyramids for the queens and the Sphinx. It’s worth attending.
My suggestion in Egypt is that you go as part of a tour group. I have heard from several sources it’s not such a great place if you’re on your own, but as part of a tour group you are definitely safe and can enjoy all the ancient wonders that Egypt has to offer.
I’ll be returning!