Great Pyramid of Giza Camel Tours
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Get your face eaten by a camel
We arranged a camel tour through our hotel (Mercure, Giza). Because it was arranged through the hotel, it was pretty pricey, however the quality and convenience was worth the additional cost. That says a lot about our experience because we are two of the cheapest people on the planet. The only reason we stayed in a nice hotel instead of a 5$ a night room is because I was pregnant at the time. They picked us up in the morning, drove us in a carriage to the Pyramids and then arranged for us to ride a camel around the pyramid. We usually don't go with guides as we like to wander around on our own, but this guide allowed us to spend ample time taking photos. He also introduced us to the best dressed camel man in the back of the pyramid. Most of the tourists stick to the front of the pyramids, take a quick photo and leave. We spent a good portion of the morning touring. Both our driver and our camel tour guide argued about how to properly tie a Keffiyeh, which was amusing for both of us. Beware the typical tourist traps that will come out with almost any guide such as perfume shop visits, tipping the camel guy extra...etc.
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