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Mena house to pyramids

Zakopane, Poland
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Mena house to pyramids

Hello

Is the mena house walking distance to the pyramids? If so how many miles or time? I am reading it is the closest hotel to the pyramids and closet view. Can you confirm?

We want to book one night for the views and do pyramids day time and night show.

Thanks

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1. Re: Mena house to pyramids

The Giza complex is just out the gate and up the hill, but................

See https:/…

The Sound and Light show is at the far end of the complex whcih gets closed when it gets dark.

https:/… shows a Google Earth view - The road is the dark line and is about 1.5km from memory. The seating for the S&L is in front of the sphinx at bottom right.

https:/… shows the sort of thing you see at the S&L

I would usually advise a taxi to the S&L, and the same one back, paying when you get back to the Mena House for both trips. (That way you make sure he is waiting for you at the end!)

Edited: 07 July 2014, 19:27
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2. Re: Mena house to pyramids

no question taxi to sound and light..if for no other reason than to avoid touts etc....and yes have them wait for you and pay at end. We had Mena House get one for us but there are taxis outside that you can get yourself maybe for a few $$ less.

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3. Re: Mena house to pyramids

Hello so you recall what the taxi fee from Mena to pyramids should be about? And did you also take a taxi during the day for pyramids? Thanks

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4. Re: Mena house to pyramids

don't recall fare but all taxi fares are reasonable in cairo including waiting...just agree about price with the driver before you get in. We just had Mena House get one for us. I think you will quickly see that Cairo or Giza are not very conducive to walking...ie you may be able t walk but it is not "pleasant"...I have taken a taxi across the street that is how bad the traffic and the drivers are . Zero consideration for pedestrians. We had a guide pick us up for the day trip to the pyramids...starting early when it is cooler. I recommend using a guide as the vendors are really agressive and can ruin your visit. If nothing else the guide will take care of them. Again I'm sure the hotel can arrange that for you. Mena House is lovely but if at all possible take one of the rooms with full on view....you will not forget it. There are many rooms that could be anywhere in the world but the older section with the balconies and views are memorable.

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