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Taxi in Egypt

Taxi in Egypt

Many Russian tourists have already stocked up on vouchers to the sea, now they are trying to find out as much as possible about the future vacation spot. In this regard, the resorts of North Africa have long been well studied, therefore, rest, acquaintance with the pyramids, and even taxis in Egypt most often do not disappoint..

Most popular resort

The famous Hurghada warmly welcomes every guest, regardless of which country or part of the world he came over the sea, sun and pleasure. In addition to relaxing on the coast, many active tourists seek to explore the city itself, its attractions, beautiful surroundings and retail outlets in more detail. When it becomes necessary to return to the hotel, the best means of transportation is taxi.

The taxi cars in this resort can be recognized from a distance, they are painted in rich blue and yellow colors. So far, few Egyptian taxi drivers can communicate in English or Russian, so the easiest way is to show the business card of the hotel of your stay, or show the point on the city map, using a telephone GPS navigator.

Taxi drivers who are on duty at the hotels definitely inflate the cost of the trip. It is better to move a hundred meters away from the hotel in order to reduce the cost of the trip by a third. You can use, so to speak, the classics of the genre - call a car by phone by calling one of the local companies:

  • Marsaalam - +20 1010 4545 98;
  • Rotana Taxi - +20 100 922 3708;
  • Safe & Reliable Taxi - +20 104 19 8745.

It is difficult to determine the exact cost of the trip when boarding, since various components are taken into account. A tourist, in order not to be cruelly deceived by a prudent taxi driver, should remember that the average cost of a trip in Hurghada is 10-15 EGP. If you need to get to the opposite side of the city, the price of the trip increases to 20 EGP. The most expensive transfer, of course, is from the airport to the city center - about 50 EGP. Although most tourists arrive in Hurghada in an organized manner and no taxi is required.

Nuances of an Egyptian taxi

Some of the cars are not equipped with meters, the price of the trip is negotiable, while the taxi driver a priori overestimates it several times, hoping for the simplicity and credulity of the tourist. As a result of negotiations and bidding, the amount may change significantly in favor of the tourist.

You should stock up on small money in local currency before the trip, otherwise you will have to say goodbye to a large amount forever, since there will be no change. The only moment that can scare an Egyptian taxi driver is a promise to call the traffic police.

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