Taba trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Taba is the location of Egypt's busiest border crossing with neighbouring Eilat, Israel. Despite it consisting of little more than a bus depot and a luxury hotel (complete with casino), Taba is a frequent vacation spot for Egyptians and tourists, especially those from Israel on their way to other destinations in Egypt or as a weekend getaway. It is the northernmost resort of Egypt's Red Sea Riviera.HistoryTaba was located on the Egyptian side of the armistice line agreed to in 1949. During the Suez Crisis in 1956 it was briefly occupied but returned to Egypt when Israel withdrew in 1957. Israel reoccupied the Sinai Peninsula after the Six-Day War in 1967, and subsequently a 400-room hotel was built in Taba. Following the 1973 Yom-Kippur War, when Egypt and Israel were negotiating the exact position of the border, Israel claimed that Taba had been on the Ottoman side of a border agreed between the Ottomans and British Egypt in 1906 and had, therefore, been in error in its two previous agreements. Although most of Sinai was returned to Egypt in 1982 following the 1979 peace treaty Taba was the last portion to be returned. After a long dispute, the issue was submitted to an international commission composed of one Israeli, one Egyptian, and three outsiders. In 1988, the commission ruled in Egypt's favour, and Israel returned Taba to Egypt in February 1989.Plan your tour of Taba and Egypt travel itinerary using our Egypt trip planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Taba
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Taba tours
All Cairo Sights In 3 days with Private Guide with Hotel Accommodation in DownTown BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $321
Duration: 3 days
Popular things to do in Taba
Places to visit with Taba
Recently planned trips to Taba
3 days in Taba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Egypt BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Taba, Nuweiba & Dahab BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 3 days in Taba BY A USER FROM JORDAN July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Egypt BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Jordan, Israel & Taba BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium