Attractions & Excursions
Marking the ideal starting point for exploration, the town of Taba Heights offers guests the chance to discover Sinai’s hidden gems, travel to the Great Pyramids of Giza, admire the undeniable beauty of Petra or visit the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem in just a few hours or less.
For travel enthusiasts and adventurers, Taba Heights enables its guests to mark several destinations off of their bucket list. Get an idea of some of the world’s most renowned historical, cultural and natural sites you can visit when staying at Taba Heights below, among many other excursions and attractions.
* All daily and weekly activities at Taba Heights are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 situation
Taba Heights Trips & Excursions
Quad Biking Tour: For visitors looking to fuel their adrenaline while experiencing the beauty of Egypt’s nature from a unique perspective, you can explore the vast Sinai desert while riding on a powerful quad bike with Canyon Motor Safaris. Choose between one- or two-hour rides that take you between the breathtaking Taba mountains – among a variety of other destinations – followed by Bedouin tea in a traditional tent for an experience you will never forget.
Boat Trips: Offering perfect weather all-year round makes taking a boat trip at Taba Heights a fulfilling choice. Admire the breathtaking azure waters of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba and get to experience seeing the picturesque beachfront resort of Taba Heights from the water. Take in the unmatched views of the vast desert and dark mountains that are beautifully contrasted by the crystal-clear waters and lush landscape around you, with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel are visible in the distance.
On the boat excursions, visitors can visit Salah El Din Island – also known as Pharaoh’s Island – off the coast of Taba, that houses a 12th century crusader castle built to defend pilgrims traveling between St. Catherine’s monastery and Jerusalem, while experiencing snorkeling or diving at one of the best diving spots in the world that enables you to explore the diverse marine life in the colorful coral surrounding the island.
Farm: Taba Heights realizes the importance of sustainable living, and that is why the beachside town houses its own organic farm that serves the neighboring hotels and restaurants with fresh, homegrown produce.
Travelers are welcome to visit the farm to get a taste of the seasonal fruits and vegetables and befriend the livestock.
Castle Zaman: Located between Taba and the neighboring city of Nuweiba lies Castle Zaman, a medieval fortress perched a seaside cliff, where every stone has been handpicked from the adjacent Sinai mountains.
Henry de Monfreid: Spend a day aboard the majestic sailboat, traveling from Red Sea Water World to Salah El Din Island or head to the perfect diving and snorkeling spot by the stunning Fjord Bay while enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Discover Sinai and Egypt
Cairo and the Giza Pyramids: Delve into the Egyptian civilization by visiting the Egyptian Museum, or spend a day at the historical Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx for a glance into the life of the Pharaohs.
Visitors can also explore the endless activities in Cairo – from dining, camel riding and bazaars to a variety of cultural and historical monuments that are guaranteed to provide an unforgettable experience.
Fjord Bay: Take a memorable photo on top of a mountain with the picturesque Fjord Bay as the backdrop, just a few minutes from Taba Heights.
Colored Canyon: For hiking enthusiasts, take a trip with a jeep safari and hike amongst the unmatched nature of the Sinai Peninsula while admiring the impressive rock formations within a narrow ridge in the towering mountains. For a more authentic experience, the safari stops at a traditional Bedouin village for guests to explore.
Mount Sinai: Follow Moses’ trail and hike to the top of the mountain for a breathtaking, panoramic view of Sinai, perfect during sunrise.
Saint Catherine: Visit the famous Saint Catherine Monastery and a series of historical, religious buildings on a full-day tour and take in the breathtaking valley that lies at the foot of Mount Sinai.
Ras Mohamed: For travelers seeking picturesque nature and breathtaking marine life, Ras Mohamed – a protected area and underwater paradise – is the ideal destination for you.
Dahab: A popular destination for travelers seeking ultimate relaxation and serenity, Taba Heights’ guests can organize trips where they can visit the popular diving and snorkeling locations as well as the colorful bazaars and local restaurants.
Venture to Neighboring Countries
Jordan: visit the undeniably beautiful multi-colored sandstone mountains at Petra by taking a full-day tour by boat followed by a two-hour bus ride across the wadis.
While in Jordan, travelers can also visit Tala Bay – Taba Heights’ sister resort on the opposite side of the Gulf of Aqaba, offering access to Jordan’s top go-to destinations.
Jerusalem: organize a full-day tour of the holy city of Jerusalem, one of the world’s oldest cities dating back to the 4th millennium BC. The city is considered holy in both Christianity and Judaism, where travelers get the chance to visit to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, or experience the healing waters of the Dead Sea.