Driving to Massawa through the green belt would take the path primarily towards the Keren road. Then turning towards the east the journey would gradually descend through the much admired filfil- solomuna road…
We will assist you with your entry visa facilitation both requested at Eritrean Embassy at your starting country or arriva, once you confirm your trip with us.
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At your arrival at the Asmara International Airport, after processing custom formalities you will be transferred at your hotel.
In the afternoon you will start with the discovery of Asmara. A guided tour will lead you to the most interesting and unusual places that Asmara, UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers.
Overnight in Asmara
Asmara, the capital of Eritrea is the largest City. Lying at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level the City has a year round pleasant climate at a range of 18-25 Celsius. Even during the summer time Asmara has an enjoyable climate.
The modern city of Asmara was literally created by the Italians between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century. The city’s elegant streets and the adjoining promenade are comfortable for day or night walking. The city now accommodates more than 400 art Deco buildings officially recognized by UNESCO. The city maintains its cleanliness, which is commended by many visitors. One of the attractive features of Asmara, in particular and the country in general is that it is the safest place to enjoy. One would feel as if one is in Rome when touring Asmara. Many Italians use to call it “Asmara Bella” .meaning “Asmara the beautiful”.
The following Sites will be visited in Asmara:
The Peak of St Mary Cemetery where one can see the whole of Asmara
The Medeber, where artisans recycle old tyres and tins. They make shoes, oven, carpentry, red pepper mill. It was built circa 1912.
The St Mary Church built circa 1900.
The Grand Mosque built circa 1920s
The Catherdral built circa 1920s
The Post office built 1916
Albergo Italia built 1899.
The Municipality established in 1890 H) Theatro Asmara built 1920s,
Cinema Odeon, Cinema Roma built 1920s,
the railway built 1900 where there are still century old locomotives running between Asmara and Nefasit on orders.
The Brewery built 1940.
The Eritrea Musem and many other Sightseeing.
Driving to Massawa through the green belt would take the path primarily towards the Keren road. Then turning towards the east the journey would gradually descend through the much admired filfil- solomuna road, usually called the Green belt. The road initially built by the Italians as a weather road has been turned into a fine tarmac by the Government of Eritrea Visitors may feel as if they are driving above the clouds as they could apparently watch the clouds down the hill. Bird watching is glamorous in Filfil Solomuna Visitors can have a coffee break at Sabur or Medhanit.
Further driving towards the east the descending will continue. Visitors could have a stop-over at the Mai Wu’uii (the famous hot spring) found some 40 kilometers from Massawa. Continuing the journey visitors will witness the desert plains before reaching the port City of Massawa.
Overnight at Massawa
Massawa enjoys a combination of Turkish and Italian Architects, an apparent indication of the Ottoman and Italian colonial history.
There is, among others, an old Turkish Palace and the Modern Port built by the Titians at the turn of the 20th Century. A more than one thousand years mosque is still standing to this day. A great attraction to many visitors
The famous Gurgusum beach is one of the finest beaches in the world. It is clean and safe. There are no sharks at all. Thus Visitors can enjoy swimming
Massawa is relatively cool during October to March. However during April to September it will be hot and humid. Visitors can adjust their time table accordingly.
Overnight in Massawa
Start early in the morning, 10 minutes boat trip to Green Island, the most accessible island from Massawa consisting of beach and mangrove swamp.
In the afternoon drive uphill while enjoying the magnificent scenery and lush vegetation all the way to Asmara, as time allows with stops on the way at interesting sites and encounters with the local people.
Transfer to airport for departure.
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