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    Pharaoh Island

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 3, 2013

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    Just along the road in Taba going to Nuweiba, you can spot a large stone island at the Gulf of Aqaba lying about 240 meters from the shore with a stone fort and an Egyptian Flag. the island and fort is called Pharoah island, named after one of the egyptian emperors Ramses III who made fortifications here. The island also served as a Crusader Fort that guards the the trade routes from egypt to jordan in the middle ages and it was captured by the forces of Saladin from Crusader King Baldwin 1 and was converted into a Mamluk fort and housing. It is now one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites of Egypt and is a museum and there are actually ferries going to and from the fort from the mainland from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday for tours.

    from the Island, you can see the views of 4 countries, namely, South Sinai in Egypt, Aquaba in Jordan, Haql in Saudi Arabia and Eliat in Israel.

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    Taba Heights

    by machomikemd Written Oct 3, 2013
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    like what i've said, the main attraction in Taba is the Taba Heights area, which a a large self-contained community composed of various hotels, inns, villas and even a casino. this huge resort is about 20 kilometers away from the Taba Border to Eliat (and 45 kilometers north of Nuweiba). The Resort complex is owned by an large egyptian comglomerate, the Orascom and inside the complex is a golf course, a water park, several international chain hotels like the mariott and intercontinental and sofitell and hyatt, several restaurants and private villas for rent. Unfortunately, we did not have time to stop here as we were on a pilgrimage instead of a vacation.

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    Taba Beaches

    by machomikemd Written Oct 3, 2013
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    Taba is part of the Huge Egyptian Red Sea Riviera stretching from the border up to the tip of the south sinai and in between are thousands of kilometers of beaches, reefs, diving places and although the towns of Nuweiba and Dahab and Sharm al Shiekh, Taba has it's fair share of tourists and the most popular area where they stay is at the Taba Heights, located more than 20 kilometers away from the border crossing and is nearer to nuweiba.

    the beaches along taba have a goldenb sand color and the water are bluish green (who named the area the red sea?).

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    Viist St Catherine's Monastery

    by Stazza Written Aug 24, 2011
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    It is a wonder to see that this monastery was built in the middle of nowhere.
    The church is a typical Orthodox church, so similar to the ones I have seen in Romania & Russia. Do take advantage to go and visit the Icon Museum, the icons are fantastic, some have preserved their colour for 100s of years.
    The burning bush is fenced off now but viewable, too many visitors disrespecting it apparently.
    The journey through the mountains/desert is spectacular with occasional glimpses of Bedouin settlements.

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    Water sports and diving.

    by shizzler Written Oct 9, 2007

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    Go snorkelling or diving. The red sea is the most beautiful place in the world. Although the seas of the Caribbean will always appeal, and the likes of the Maldives or Great barrier reef in Australia. In Egypt you will dive into the clearest and warmest sea in the world, with the most species of fish anywhere in the world, endless coral reefs and it's joint top in the world for proffesional and amateur divers and snorkellers. It's also the saltiest sea in the world other than the dead sea. You can go to the beach for water sports too, such as para gliding and jet skiing, wind surfing, pedlo's and boats. The best things in Egypt away from the tombs and ancient grounds such as the pyramids are definately in the water. The sun is obviously a great attraction too, and considering it reaches 47-48 degrees in the peak of summer you can understand why. To enjoy this sun without just bathing by the pool try excursions like quad biking in the desert. You get a guide to take you throught the mountains into the open desert. You can go two's up on the quad or have one each. You stop off half way for a drink in a Bedouin tent and then turn back. You get the chance to take some pictures of each other up in between the mountains.

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    Snorkelling

    by Custodyspice Written Jun 24, 2007

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    Snorkelling and scuba diving can be done in Taba at Waterworld, which is next to the port. A free shuttle bus runs between the hotels and the Waterworld complex. Also does waterskiing, paragliding etc.

    We booked a Red Sea day cruise which stopped off Heron Island and we snorkelled around the reefs near the island. For about £30 it included dinner and snorkelling equipment.

    There are a few small reefs to snorkel just off the hotels beaches, the better fish are seen along the jettys.

    When we were snorkelling around these reefs, the M25 of Jellyfish suddenly turned up. I boxed one on the head by accident, but luckily they were pink ones which dont sting. We also saw turtles, stingray, puffa fish.

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    Taba Water World=Parasailing.

    by kid-keith Written Mar 23, 2006

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    Just as me and my girlfriend was now going up too do this a storm come over and weather conditions prevented us from doing it i was really gutted as it looked so much fun this costs 20GBPp.p and they did refund us our moneyp.s they only have about 2 storms a year here in Taba so the chances of this happening if you want to give a go are very slim.

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    Taba Water World=Red Sea Cruise and Snorkle

    by kid-keith Written Mar 23, 2006

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    From Taba Water World at a cost of 40GBP a Red Sea cruise and Snorkle trip is avalible for this trip you will need your passport as you will enter neutral waters as you a taking to varouis Reefs and snorkling spots of the Red Sea and it`s coral lunch is included in this trip.

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    A day trip to St.Katherines Monastery

    by kid-keith Written Mar 23, 2006

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    Like most the tours in Taba this is very avalible and is run on a number of different days with a number of different tour companies, i`m not sure of the price for this trip but be warned as the Monastery apparently can be very busy and touristy with some pickpocketing happening frequently.

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    Quad Bikes in the Desert

    by kid-keith Written Mar 23, 2006

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    Your excursion in to the desert is with a local guide who will see that you take the proper safety precedure and that you can handle the bikes, this trip lasts about half a day from mid morning to mid afternoon and costs about 40-50GBP. be careful in the hotter months as it is in the desert.

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    Jeep safari to the Coloured Canyon

    by kid-keith Written Mar 23, 2006

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    Readily avalible from all the beach resorts in Taba and Taba Heights is a jeep safari through the desert to the Coloured Canyon, please note this is not a day trip for the less mobile as it involves lots of climbing and moving through some small places.

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    Jeruselem Excursion.

    by kid-keith Written Mar 20, 2006

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    From Taba and Taba Heights a number of tour companies run a day trip to the Holy City of Jeruselem from most hotels and resorts Priced at about 110GBP well worth the money if you`ve ever wanted to visit this great city i didn`t have the funds or the time on my last visit to Taba but would definitly go if i was too go back. P.s Meals and some drinks are included in the the price for this day trip.

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    Dead Sea Excursion.

    by kid-keith Written Mar 20, 2006

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    From most Taba and Taba Heights Hotels and beach resorts, A day excursion to the Dead Sea is available i personally didn`t take this excursion this time as i was running out of day`s left of my one week break. Its reasonably priced with most tour companies at about 100GBP with meals included this could be your chance to float in the Dead Sea the lowest point on Earth.

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    Cairo excursion.

    by kid-keith Written Mar 10, 2006

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    Also avilable from Taba Heights, with a number of tour companies running an excursion to Cairo it`s not very close by though an eight hour coach ride each way but you have the option of staying over night and making it a two day tour which is obvouisly more exspensive as you spend a night in another hotel in Cairo, also a new tour is now avilable in which you can fly to Cairo from Taba making the travel time alot shorter.

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    Eilat shopping and Dolphin Reef excursion

    by kid-keith Written Mar 7, 2006

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    Just a short drive to the Israeli boarder, an excursion over to Eilat and Dolphin Reef is a must do if you`ve ever wanted to go to Israel or swim with Dolphins, see my Eilat page for more details,tips and photos.

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