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“Petra by boat from Taba”

Taba Excursions - Day Tours
Ranked #7 of 8 things to do in Taba
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Ravenglass, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Petra by boat from Taba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have been last week in taba we booked with taba excursions out trip to Petra by boat . Wanted to recommend this company to every one excellent services, on time when they picked us from hotel we enjoyed our trip thanks so much

Visited October 2012
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“Thanks a lot Taba Excursions!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

i been in Sofitel Taba in august 2012.i went to 2 trips with Taba Excursions. Visit Jerusalem and Cairo by plane.All tours were very well organized.in Israel we visited the Dead Sea and Jerusalem. thanks to our guide, he is a true professional.In Cairo, we visited the National Museum of Egypt,The pyramids and Nile!Prices for tours 2 times cheaper than in the hotel.Thanks a lot for Taba Excursions

Visited August 2012
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“Arriving in Taba, Egypt by Bus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

I tried to plan a journey from Jerusalem down to Sahrm El-Sheikh but found it impossible to know information about the buses from the Egyptian side onwards. If you are planning on doing the same, and I recommend this journey, you may want to stop at the Tobya Boutique Hotel on the way down (please see my review of the hotel). The problem is that there are few buses from Taba down the South Sinai. However, I took photos of the timetables in question and I hope these will be of help to future travellers.
The bus station is 1km from the Taba border and within easy walking distance. You don't need to take a taxi. Just say no thank you firmly to those offering you a ride.
After the huge Hilton and Movenpick resorts, you will see the bus station on your left. There are little shops here. Haggle over prices; 2 bottles of water (1 1/2 litre) should cost you 10EGP tops.
The price of the journey to Sharm is 35EGP and not 45 as posted in the wikipedia article. The bus goes down through the South Sinai and stops first at Nuweiba and then at Dahab. Both stops last at least 10 mins, enough time to get water, food and WC. At Dahab you should be expected to pay to use the toilet; 2EGP is enough.
Some drivers will actually drop you off exactly where you want to go. On our return North, we asked to be left at the Tobya abd the driver kindly stopped right outside the hotel thus saving us a 1km taxi ride / walk. Not only are the buses a great way to travel, they are also comfortable and have a/c.
Be prepared to stop at various checkpoints along the way. These exist for your safety and don't take more than a couple of minutes each.
I have included the timetables of buses each way, first from Taba and then from Sharm. IMPORTANT: The buses that have been cut out of the timetable do NOT RUN ANYMORE. Meaning that the only bus from Taba to Sharm is at 15h00 and return at 09h00. Bear in mind that Israel is +2 GMT and Egypt +1 GMT.
Total journey time: between 3h40 and 4h10.

Visited August 2012
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