The first thing I must tell you, camels are uncomfortable and slow. They make for an epic shot in dessert climates and there is a reason they are animal of choice for long haul journeys across the sand but in general, nope, not comfortable. Just want to be honest with you all.
And now that we have that out of the way, riding camels to the pyramids was killer. Now when I say “pyramids” I mean exactly what you are picturing, three massive brick structures in the sand. While there are about eighty pyramids in Northern Egypt these three are some of the most well preserved (though even they are falling apart) and only 15 miles from central Cairo. I will recap in another Egypt post our experience going on and into the pyramids as it deservers it’s own glory so today, we are just going to talk about them from afar.
The reason I mention going to the pyramids is there are dozens of vendors who try and sell you a camel ride when you are there but many bring you to the desert and the extort money to bring you back. Instead we pre-booked our adventure from our hotel in Cairo and it was timed so we were on the top of a sand dune overlooking the pyramids about 15 minutes before sunset. Our guide was very considerate, snapping dozens of pictures for my parents and I on both our cell phones and my DSLR camera. He even took this one that you all loved on Insta the evening I posted it!
After tons of photos atop our rides we got off the camels for more photos with the sunset and the pyramids which were simply magical! (You will note my brother is missing from the family shots below as he was not with us for the first day of the trip and this was our first evening in Cairo). Take a look at our pyramid camel ride:
Would you go on a pyramid camel ride?