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Getting Around Hurghada
Hurghada is a city which is visited by numerous tourists annually and that shows that getting around in Hurghada is not a problem. In a trip, having the correct medium of transportation is essential and when getting around in Hurghada, there are various different ways that the tourists can choose from to move around the city.
Cheapest Way of Getting Around Hurghada: Mini Buses
To a surprise, there is no official public transport in the city. There is a fleet of minibusses, in white, that move all around the city. This is a cheap yet very efficient way to explore the city. You just have to know exactly where you want to be so that you can get dropped to the closest location. In just 2 Egyptian pounds, you can travel to your destination.
Best Way to See Hurghada: Taxis
As compared to the minibusses, taxis in Hurghada are pricier but it is the best way to see Hurghada. The taxis are available at Ad Dahar. These taxis will drop you at your desired location, unlike, the minibusses. As everyone is well aware of the terrorism risk, it is advised to people traveling around the city via taxis, they must not get into strong political or religious conversations. Taxis are a safe mode of traveling and this advice is to ensure the safety of the travelers to the fullest. Another thing that the travelers need to know about these taxis is that the fare meters fitted in the taxis are not reliable. It is, however, best to settle at a price before beginning the ride as these taxi drivers charge much more than the fair price.
Travel in Your Own Style: Car Hire
The roads of Hurghada are beautifully smooth and bump-less. Driving on these roads has its own excitement and charm. The tourists can either drive themselves or hire cars with drivers. It is an expensive way to travel around the city but it is a way more convenient way. The driving habits of the locals are unpredictable and that is why it is best to either opt for other means of traveling or hire a car along with a driver.
Walk Around the City and Take in the Sea-breeze
Another popular way of traveling among the tourists in Hurghada is walking. To reach the locations that are near to the accommodation, walking is an acceptable option. Not only does it helps the tourists save some money but it also allows them to witness the true beauty of the city while walking like locals on the streets. Walking is not the best way of getting around the city but it surely is a choice for covering small distances.
These are the four available options for the tourists to choose from. Moving around is not a stress-full in Hurghada but extra care must be taken for the sake of one’s own safety. The city is safe but the behavior of the people or the locals is unpredictable.