Returning to Egypt felt like returning home. The local tour operator Quest Travel is a family. We had made friends with so many of the staff and had kept in touch with them, thank you Facebook! We were very excited to see everyone again. On a sad note, the owner of the company Mohammed had suffered a severe stroke a few months back and was still in the hospital so we were unable to see him
Our tour was very special with many private visits. On our first excursion we literally had the entire Giza plateau to ourselves except for a few a guards and the men who had the keys to gates of the Pyramid and the Sphinx.
The Great Pyramid is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Only a 100 people a day are allowed inside the Pyramid for 10 minutes in either the Queen’s or King’s chamber. We were able to visit both chambers and were there for about an hour and half. To get to each of the chambers you have to climb quite a few steps up a narrow passage way and duck crawl through a little tunnel. There’s nothing in the Queen’s chamber just an empty room. The King’s chamber which is above the Queen’s has only a sarcophagus. There was also some type of scientific equipment as there is still archaeological work going on.