We are planning a holiday in December to Egypt and found a very good all inclusive deal for a week's stay in Hurghada. However, this doesn't include a visit to the pyramids.

I would not like to miss an opportunity to visit the pyramids and would like to know how is the current situation in Cairo.

Is it safe for tourists to plan a visit to the pyramids? By safe, I mean if the political situation in Cairo is stable without any protests and if tourists can visit Cairo without expecting any disruptions to normal life. My search online directed me to certain suggestions about tourists asked to be careful etc., but all this from 2013. I would like to know the current situation in Cairo.

  • edited my question @Flimzy
    – smyslov
    Oct 22 '15 at 4:53
  • My crystal ball tells me that it will not be safe by then. But truth will be revealed by NYE 2016.
    – Willeke
    Jan 24 '16 at 15:16
  • Just now a friend of me visiting Cairo posted an update on facebook that for some reason his all photography things were confiscated at airport.
    – DavChana
    Mar 1 '16 at 18:32

It is safe for tourists to visit Cairo and Giza Pyramids, Cairo is in the green zone as per the UK Gov Travel Advice

It is recommended to have pre-booked trip to Giza Pyramids and it is highlighted in UK travel safety and security for Cairo as well, and the risk here is not related to politics and protests or even terrorism, the risk is people who work in tourism industry are trying to make more money to cover the business by any mean.

Most of visitors spend one day in Cairo to visit Giza Pyramids and then travel to other destinations like Luxur, Aswan, Hurghada and Sharm Elsheikh.

The trip from airport to Giza Pyramids takes around 90 minutes via high way which is very far from the city center.

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