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Wakacje Taba

In brief

  • golden beaches and blue sea with majestic Sinai mountains in the background
  • ideal place for exploring the underground world: apart from ravishing coral reefs, there are also sea turtles and even dolphins
  • great starting point for visiting Israel and Jordan historical monuments

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Hotel El Wekala Golf Resort Hotel El Wekala Golf Resort Taba

-35% 507 Gbp
326Gbp
  • family holidays
  • pool with slides
  • excellent atmosphere
  • stylish interiors
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Strand Taba Heights Beach & Golf Resort (ex. InterContinental) Hotel Strand Taba Heights Beach & Golf Resort (ex. InterContinental) Taba

-37% 568 Gbp
356Gbp
  • perfect for families
  • 2 swimming pools, 2 paddling pools for children
  • elegant interiors
  • impressive architecture
  • coral reef right next to the beach
  • professional congress center
  • facilities for the disabled
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Mosaique Beach Resort Taba Heights (ex. Sofitel Taba Heights) Hotel Mosaique Beach Resort Taba Heights (ex. Sofitel Taba Heights) Taba

-37% 621 Gbp
387Gbp
  • recommended for couples
  • luxurious and stylish
  • beautiful garden
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel The BayView Resort Taba Heights (ex. Marriott Taba Heights) Hotel The BayView Resort Taba Heights (ex. Marriott Taba Heights) Taba

-33% 662 Gbp
438Gbp
  • fun for the whole family
  • by the beach with a coral reef
  •  elegant SPA centre
  • professional service
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Fascinating and exotic landscapes, which create the Sinai Mountains, beaches and sea, captivate with unique colours: the warm beige and gold are the majestic mountains and sandy beaches, all the colours of blue is the Red Sea. Holidays in Taba are a pass to a land of ravishing uniqueness, where the sun shines all year round.

The beauty of nature, wonderful beaches, terrific diving areas, high standard of hotels, historical monuments of Israel and Jordan within arm's reach - this is a fantastic proposition for all those who are curious about the world, as well as those who simply love the sun and sea. Taba, called the Gate to Sinai, is only 8 km from the border with Israel, at the borders of Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, in the farthest north part of Akaba Bay, and is a resort in Egypt situated the furthest to the east. On the other side of the bay you can see Jordan and Saudi Arabia. It's only 106 km to Petra from here - an "untouched desert" and only 9 km to the Israeli resort Ejlat. Until recently a Bedouin village, now a dynamically developing tourist centre, Taba is enjoying year-on-year growing popularity among tourists from all over the world. Different in character from Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, it offers above all holidays close to nature, leisure and the opportunity to get away from everyday life. Most attractions are guaranteed by the terrifically equipped hotels, some of the best in Egypt. Taba Heights, which is located approx. 18 km from Taba, is famous for its high standard of hotels.

The most prestigious international hotel chains have built their luxurious hotels here, which are perfectly set into the scenic surroundings. There are 5 hotels here - centres with a developed infrastructure, each has a private beach and a beautiful complex of swimming pools. Diving places await enthusiasts of active leisure. You can discover the mysteries of the world of coral gardens in the always warm sea, admire the colours of the tropical fish, meet turtles and dolphins. Nearby is Fjord - a wonderful bay with a reef, on Pharaoh's Island the ruins of Saladin's fortress have survived from the 12th century, it captivates with the scenery of Coloured Canyon. Excursions to Petra and Jerusalem serve as great time-travel, the sunset seen from Mount Sinai will be remembered, observation of stars in the desert and an everyday evening show - the sunset over Akaba Bay.

Attractions in the region

TABA

Miasteczko Taba znajduje się na półwyspie Synaj na wybrzeżu Morza Czerwonego. Miasto to jest także przejściem granicznym do Izraela. Taba jest idealnym miejscem do spędzania wakacji, jeżeli pragną państwo spokojnego urlopu. Infrastruktura transportowa została zmodernizowana dzięki wybudowaniu międzynarodowego lotniska, co przyczyniło się do rozbudowy hoteli z międzynarodowych sieci hotelarskich, które idealnie wkomponowały się w otoczenie.

TABA HEIGHTS

Jest nowoczesną częścią kurortu Taba położoną 19km na południe, skupiającą ekskluzywne cztero i pięciogwiazdkowe hotele wraz z restauracjami, dyskotekami i centrami sportów wodnych. Atrakcją Taba Heights jest 18 dołkowe pole golfowe, pięknie położone między górami i morzem.

WATERWORLD

Światowej renomy centrum wodne, które oferuje kursy i wyprawy nurkowe na wszystkich poziomach, a także mnóstwo sportów wodnych jak windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, narty i skutery wodne. Na miłośników aktywnego wypoczynku czekają miejsca do nurkowania uznawane za najlepsze w świecie. W zawsze ciepłym morzu można odkrywać tajemniczy świat ogrodów koralowych, zachwycić się kolorami tropikalnych ryb, spotkać żółwie i delfiny.

FJORD

Wspaniała zatoka z rafą.

WYSPA FARAONÓW

Położona 5km na południe od Taby w odległości zaledwie 250m od wybrzeża. Granitowa wyspa otoczona rafą koralową, na której znajdują się pozostałości fortecy Salah-El-Din, wybudowanej przez Krzyżowców w XIIw. i niedawno odrestaurowana. Wyspa znana, jako Faraum używana przez Saladyna do kontroli handlu towarów, które przybywały z Azji. Z wyspy rozprzestrzenia się piękny widok na Izrael, Jordanię i Arabię Saudyjską.

KOLOROWY KANION

Położony 70km na płd. od Taby. Kanion liczący ok. 2,5 km głębokości, to trzeci co do wielkości kanion na Ziemi, który przyciąga turystów swym pięknym kształtem, ciekawymi formacjami skalnymi, rzeźbionymi przez wodę, wiatr i piasek, a przede wszystkim wspaniałymi barwami: od białej, przez żółtą, brąz aż do licznych odcieni czerwieni oraz w najróżniejszych wzorach. Kolorowy kanion posiada pionowe ściany wznoszące się na wysokość ponad 30 metrów, a prześwit między nimi zmniejsza się nawet do ok. 1,8 m.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Visas: required in the case of participating in local trip: Cairo. Buying approx. 25 USD at the airport in Egypt is obligatory. Passport (with an empty page) must be valid a minimum of 6 months (from the date of return to Poland).

Flight duration: Poland-Taba – 4 h

Local time: GMT+2

Language: Arabic; communication in English also possible.

Capital city: Cairo.

Voltage: 220 V.

Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP), 1 EGP divides into 100 PT (piastra), 1 EUR = approx. 17.5 EGP, 1 USD = approx. 16 EGP; it is recommended to take US dollars issued after 2001.

Prices in the hotel and restaurant: lunch – approx. 25 EGP, water 1.5 l – approx. 7 EGP, beer – approx. 16 EGP, coffee, tea – approx. 7 EGP.

Transport: taxi - approx. 25 EGP.

Beaches: free entry.

Tips: baksheesh (share your wealth), customary, and even required!

Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.

 

Temperatures chart

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TEMP. 22 23 25 29 33 34 35 35 35 33 26 24


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Mountain of Moses and St Catherines monastery — a night trip to Mount Sinai (2285 m a.s.l.), where Moses received the Tablet with the Ten Commandments from God. Admiring a unique sunrise and climbing down the mountain hill to St. Catherine's monastery erected around 530 B.C., which belongs to the Greek Orthodox church and has valuable collections: Bizantine mosaics from the 6th century, a collection of icons of St John the Baptist, the Virgin Mary, Jesus and St Catherine. Price - approx. 70 USD (does not include camel ride half-way to the summit: approx. 20 USD).

Monastery of St. Catherine, Dahab — drive to the inner part of Sinai Peninsula. Visiting the monastery of St. Catherine's monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai. A visit to Dahab, dinner. Free time and a stroll through the seaside promenade. Price - approx. 70 USD (includes lunch; drinks additionally payable).

Jerusalem — a trip to Israel. Departure from Taba and crossing the border with Israel. The route leads through the Arava valley to the Dead Sea. Free time for swimming in therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. Drive to Bethlehem, on the way an opportunity to admire the panorama of Jerusalem. Visit to the Basilica of the Nativity. A drive to Jerusalem and sightseeing: walk along an alley full of shops, a vantage point at the Commissioner's Palace, a walk to the Wailing Wall. Then, Via Dolorosa - Road of the Cross and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Crossing the border with Egypt and returning to Taba. Day trip. Price - approx. 185 USD.

Petra in Jordan — travel via coach to the port, boarding the catamaran, crossing the Egyptian-Jordanian border in Akaba. Coach travel to Petra (approx. 2 hours). A walk along the exquisitely scenic Siq gorge, second largest in the world, to the amazing city of Nabataeans carved out of sandstone rock. In the programme: The Pharaohs' Treasury, Royal Tombs, temples carved in the cliff, amphitheatre. Lunch. Price - approx. 370 USD (includes lunch; drinks additionally payable).

Dahab Discovery — sail from Dahab port on a cruise on the Red Sea. Relaxing on the ship deck, a stop for snorkelling and discovering the underwater world - coral reef. Then a boat trip with a glass bottom (about 1 hour) and admiring the most beautiful coral reefs of the Red Sea without entering the water. Finally, a visit to the city of Dahab and free time for shopping. Price - approx. 130 USD.

Dahab Safari with the Dahab Canyon — jeep ride through the desert and a visit to the Bedouin village, short stop for photos. Then return to the main road. Drive to the Blue Hole National Park and free time for snorkelling on the shore of the Blue Hole. Then a drive to the Wadi Guney valley at the southern gate of the city of Dahab. Wadi Guney is a beautiful valley located among mountains, where you can see a wonderful, small oasis. Relaxation and rest on one of the wild beaches in Dahab, ride on camels, snorkelling. Lunch in a Bedouin tent by the beach. On the way back, time for shopping in Dahab. Return to hotel. Price - approx. 65 USD (includes lunch, camel ride).

Quads — quads ride over the desert (1 or 2 hours) with a break for Bedouin tea. Price - approx. 50 USD/1 hour, approx. 70 USD/2 hours. Wild beaches of Dahab: a unique trip to the heart of Sinai combined with relaxation on one of the wild beaches in Dahab. The programme includes a camel ride and snorkeling. Quad ride to the oasis located between the mountain ranges, time for Bedouin tea. Return to the beach, lunch, time for snorkeling. On the way back to Taba an opportunity to do some shopping in Dahab. Return to hotel. Price - approx. 65 USD/single quad bike, approx. 75 USD/double quad (Includes lunch).

Shopping in Dahab — an afternoon trip to the city of Dahab. Free time on the beaches of Masbat and Asala and time for shopping. Price - approx. 35 USD.

Boat trip — expedition to Aqaba Bay. Relaxation on board, time to bathe in the sea and discover the charms of the underwater world - an intact coral reef during snorkeling or diving. Stops at Salah el Deen Castle or in the Fjord. Half-day trip: price - approx. 45 USD/1 stop for snorkeling, approx. 75 USD/intro diving 1 entry below water; day trip: price - approx. 70 USD/2 stops for snorkeling, approx. 120 USD/ intro diving 1 entry below water, approx. 170 USD/ intro diving 2 entries below water.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Mountain of Moses and St Catherines monastery — a night trip to Mount Sinai (2285 m a.s.l.), where Moses received the Tablet with the Ten Commandments from God. Admiring a unique sunrise and climbing down the mountain hill to St. Catherine's monastery erected around 530 B.C., which belongs to the Greek Orthodox church and has valuable collections: Bizantine mosaics from the 6th century, a collection of icons of St John the Baptist, the Virgin Mary, Jesus and St Catherine. Price - approx. 70 USD (does not include camel ride half-way to the summit: approx. 20 USD).

Monastery of St. Catherine, Dahab — drive to the inner part of Sinai Peninsula. Visiting the monastery of St. Catherine's monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai. A visit to Dahab, dinner. Free time and a stroll through the seaside promenade. Price - approx. 70 USD (includes lunch; drinks additionally payable).

Jerusalem — a trip to Israel. Departure from Taba and crossing the border with Israel. The route leads through the Arava valley to the Dead Sea. Free time for swimming in therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. Drive to Bethlehem, on the way an opportunity to admire the panorama of Jerusalem. Visit to the Basilica of the Nativity. A drive to Jerusalem and sightseeing: walk along an alley full of shops, a vantage point at the Commissioner's Palace, a walk to the Wailing Wall. Then, Via Dolorosa - Road of the Cross and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Crossing the border with Egypt and returning to Taba. Day trip. Price - approx. 185 USD.

Petra in Jordan — travel via coach to the port, boarding the catamaran, crossing the Egyptian-Jordanian border in Akaba. Coach travel to Petra (approx. 2 hours). A walk along the exquisitely scenic Siq gorge, second largest in the world, to the amazing city of Nabataeans carved out of sandstone rock. In the programme: The Pharaohs' Treasury, Royal Tombs, temples carved in the cliff, amphitheatre. Lunch. Price - approx. 370 USD (includes lunch; drinks additionally payable).

Dahab Discovery — sail from Dahab port on a cruise on the Red Sea. Relaxing on the ship deck, a stop for snorkelling and discovering the underwater world - coral reef. Then a boat trip with a glass bottom (about 1 hour) and admiring the most beautiful coral reefs of the Red Sea without entering the water. Finally, a visit to the city of Dahab and free time for shopping. Price - approx. 130 USD.

Dahab Safari with the Dahab Canyon — jeep ride through the desert and a visit to the Bedouin village, short stop for photos. Then return to the main road. Drive to the Blue Hole National Park and free time for snorkelling on the shore of the Blue Hole. Then a drive to the Wadi Guney valley at the southern gate of the city of Dahab. Wadi Guney is a beautiful valley located among mountains, where you can see a wonderful, small oasis. Relaxation and rest on one of the wild beaches in Dahab, ride on camels, snorkelling. Lunch in a Bedouin tent by the beach. On the way back, time for shopping in Dahab. Return to hotel. Price - approx. 65 USD (includes lunch, camel ride).

Quads — quads ride over the desert (1 or 2 hours) with a break for Bedouin tea. Price - approx. 50 USD/1 hour, approx. 70 USD/2 hours. Wild beaches of Dahab: a unique trip to the heart of Sinai combined with relaxation on one of the wild beaches in Dahab. The programme includes a camel ride and snorkeling. Quad ride to the oasis located between the mountain ranges, time for Bedouin tea. Return to the beach, lunch, time for snorkeling. On the way back to Taba an opportunity to do some shopping in Dahab. Return to hotel. Price - approx. 65 USD/single quad bike, approx. 75 USD/double quad (Includes lunch).

Shopping in Dahab — an afternoon trip to the city of Dahab. Free time on the beaches of Masbat and Asala and time for shopping. Price - approx. 35 USD.

Boat trip — expedition to Aqaba Bay. Relaxation on board, time to bathe in the sea and discover the charms of the underwater world - an intact coral reef during snorkeling or diving. Stops at Salah el Deen Castle or in the Fjord. Half-day trip: price - approx. 45 USD/1 stop for snorkeling, approx. 75 USD/intro diving 1 entry below water; day trip: price - approx. 70 USD/2 stops for snorkeling, approx. 120 USD/ intro diving 1 entry below water, approx. 170 USD/ intro diving 2 entries below water.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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