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Taxi From Sharm to Taba?

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Taxi From Sharm to Taba?

Couples questions -

I want to go to Taba instead of Sharm right. However the deal I want only goes to Sharm. So I was thinking, I should book the AI trip to te hotel (either Marriot or Movenpicj) in Taba but get get a flight to Sharm and then get a taxi down to Taba from Sharm.

This is because we want to stay in Tsaba for 10 nights, not 7 or 14 and from there we want to go to Cairo for 4 days before going back to London.

Is it possible to get a taxi from Sharm airpot to Taba Heights?

And also, what is the difference between Taba and Taba heights?

Thanks guys!

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1. Re: Taxi From Sharm to Taba?

Lets answer this the other way round.

Taba Heights is a tourist development some 20 km south of Taba. Taba Heights consists of five large hotels ( Marriott including ) on a large plot of land that slopes down to the sea. There is also a very good watersports department, dive centre and marina - but nothing else.

Taba is a really tiny village right on the border with Israel. Once again, there is not much there except for a few hotels, including the Movenpick. There are a few shops and a bus station.

Yes - you could get a taxi from the airport but they seem to be running some sort of cartel there and the price could be pretty high. If you could get a taxi for LE 350.00 ( LE 5.7 = US$ 1 ) then you ve done pretty well - but you may land up paying double or more. Best bet is to decide on the hotel and then contact them for help arranging the transfers. The price will be middle range but the car will most likely be much safer and more comfortable and you will avoid the headache of hassle trying to get a taxi by yourselves.

Now, what does Taba or Taba Heights have that Nuweiba or Dahab does not have ? Casino ? Thats about all. I would recommend looking at other options.

However, if you really insist on going to Taba then why not look for a flight to Taba Airport ( or Eilat ). Taba Airport is not really in Taba, but 35 km away up at Ras Naqb - which used to be the old airport name. They changed the name to Taba for marketing purposes.

And then, my recommendation is also to do Cairo before Sinai - that way you can relax after having done the hectic Cairo sightseeing. This way you could fly to Sharm and head straight up by bus, plane or car to Cairo. Then go down to Sinai.

Or you could fly into Cairo - my mother is here now in Nuweiba and she was hit for around 340 British quid for the Gatwick - Taba return fare whilst she could have flown via Zurich to Cairo on Swiss airlines for 80 quid less !!!!!!!

Hope that helps !

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2. Re: Taxi From Sharm to Taba?

So not only is it not wise to get a taxi from Sharm to Taba, but Taba is not very good anyways?

I want good beaches with good watersports at a luxury 5star hotel without 500+ rooms and millions of tourists.

I want access to all the best excursions including the pyramids and quadbiking etc.

I think in Sharm there are TOO many tourists and lots of loud people as Sharm is a purpose built resort.

If you know of a good hotel somewhere else that has less than 300 rooms, nice sandy clear beach and water with good watersports, 5 star and good excursions then please let me know as I'd love your input as you are an expert.

Look forward to your reply.

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