NileGuide Expert Says:
A camel ride by the Pyramids is one of the must-do activities in Cairo, and it's much more pleasant to do it outside of the main Pyramid compound, in the expanse of the desert
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NileGuide Expert tip:
Hold on tight as your camel stands up and sits down!
Many people who visit the Pyramids
choose to do a camel ride around the enclosure there. A better idea is to do a camel ride into the desert behind the Pyramids
. You get fantastic views of the Pyramids
, and can imagine you are part of an old trade caravan, travelling across the desert to sell your wares in far off, exotic locations.
There is nothing quite like a camel ride in the desert: you will really start to appreciate the power and beauty of these haughtily majestic creatures, as you sway from side to side on the camel's back, lulled both by the hypnotic motion and the monotonous beauty of the desert.
Many stables near the Sphinx
can offer camel rides. FB Stables are highly recommended: they are used to dealing with tourists, are friendly and responsible, and their camels are in good shape. You can organise any sort of trip with them, from a one hour jaunt around the desert, to a multi-day safari.
One of the best times to do a camel ride is for sunset: as well as a magnificent view of the Pyramids
, you will hear the beautifully mournful evening Call to Prayer from hundreds of mosques at the same time. Pure magic!