Thursday, 22 July 2010

Chilling out in Taba Egypt

Karen recently spent a week in Taba, on the shores of the Red Sea

“Taba is a great place for chilling out for a week or two in the sun – there’s very little there apart from some exceptionally nice hotels, mostly situated on the beach, a dive centre and great weather, perfect!

We spent a week at the newest hotel in Taba Heights, the 5* Intercontinental, which is an excellent hotel with a great tapas bar on the lagoon, and did a trip to Petra and a trip to Cairo from there, although I would quite happily have done nothing for the week! I think there will be more hotels there in the next few years as it is a purpose-built resort that is growing quickly, so if you are looking for peace and quiet now is the time to go!

My friend and I tried our hand at snorkeling, which is fantastic in the Red Sea, and most people there were raving about the diving and reeling off the names of the fish they had seen. Not being a swimmer diving isn’t for me, and I felt I saw a lot of these fish just by snorkeling! There is a little bus that takes you between the hotels in Taba Heights and down to the dive centre at the end of the beach if it’s too hot to walk down the beach!

We booked the trip to Petra while we were in Taba, and I can thoroughly recommend the visit. It is best done with a tour guide as there is so much history there; once in the city it is about a 5 mile walk on the tour, so it starts early as it gets much too hot in the afternoons. It is a stunning place and well worth seeing. We also did Cairo as a day trip, by road, which is a very long day as it is about 5 hours each way. The pyramids are stunning, however, and the Egyptian Museum fascinating, so it was an excellent day. I might suggest visiting Cairo as a separate holiday next time though and spending a couple of days there, as it was a bit rushed.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Taba and next time I’m looking for a holiday reading a book on the beach with guaranteed weather, I’ll be going back!”

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Monday, 19 July 2010

Multicentre Holidays - Cuba, Egypt, Sri Lanka and more with Escape Worldwide

Hi fellow travellers,

This week we are looking some of the great Multi Centre Holidays.

See our latest newsletter for more details and some great holiday ideas.

Probably my favorite of this weeks batch is the Egypt triple centre holiday. This great holiday includes a staying in Cairo home of the amazing Pyramids, followed by a cruise down the Nile for the amazing temples and finally 2 nights in fascinating Aswan. All in all Egypt is a simply fantastic country and has to be visited!

Karen and Mark were in Egypt only 4 weeks ago and did the same itinerary and loved it, and saw numerous boats on the Nile and also plenty of hotels in Cairo and Aswan so give them a call! 020 8989 0970!

Oh and Natalie just got back last night from Sharm so give her a call if you fancy a relaxing holiday on the stunning Red Sea!

If Egypt isn’t for you then check out some of the great holidays to Cuba or Sri Lanka…. whatever you fancy give us a call and we can sort out the ideal holiday for you!

Happy travelling

Escape Worldwide – 020 8989 0970