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Highlight of Historical Tour Eritrea

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Duration

8 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English

Overview

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JUST PAY 5% DEPOSIT SECURE YOUR TOUR

We leave Asmara early in the morning and head down north through the high lands past a number of villages and towns to keren 1392m above sea level.

Visa facilitation

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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Adults & children Discount
 Tour TypeNumber of peopleDiscount
1Standard2 - 45%
2Standard5 - 1510%
All children5%
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visiting the ancient Mosque and the old Saint George Church (San Giorgio Church) in Mendefera
  • Visiting two ancient ports were a hub to the then vibrant trade that prevailed in the middle east.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival to Asmara. Transfer to hotel

At your arrival at the Asmara International Airport, after processing custom formalities you will be transferred at your hotel.

( Overnight in Asmara )

Day 02: Asmara - Mendefera - Asmara

The town of Mendefera derived this name from the local language Tigrinya meaning “nobody dared“, after the resilience shown by the locals when they defended themselves on the hill against the Italian advance. The town is dominated by two hills on either side of the main road.

Among the things to see in Mendefera include the market, the ancient Mosque and the old Saint George Church (San Giorgio Church).

( Overnight in Asmara )

Day 03: Asmara - Keren

A drive from Asmara to the town of Keren, the second largest city, situated at 91 kilometers to north west of Asmara takes a gradual descent to an altitude of 1390 meters. It has a moderate climate. The fine tarmac road, built by the Italians is like a hairpin curved out from mountainous plateaus.

Enjoy the captivating Monday Camel and other livestock market in Keren. The town is surrounded by mountains and one would wish to have an experience of mountain climbing if one has the necessary training. The city was built by the Italians. Because of its moderate climate many visitors use to enjoy for a couple of days or even weeks. In the 1960’s and early 1970 The town had a wonderful American club with a swimming pool. There was also snake farm owned by an Italian The town is also well known for its baobab temple. The majestic tree has stood for centuries and it is so graceful to watch it and pay respects. Visitors would also visit the Italian and Common Wealth war cemeteries.

Keren is well known for the fiercest battles that went on between the Common wealth and the Italian forces in 1941. The fall of Keren in the hands of the Common Wealth advancing army signaled the end of an era of the Italian occupation in Eritrea. In concluding their visit.

( Overnight in Keren )

Day 04: Keren - Massawa

The colorful Keren market is every Mondays. Visit the bustling market that comprises camel, livestock, pottery, straw products, silver jewelry, etc.

In the afternoon, travel from Keren to the Red Sea Coast and the port city of Massawa- the pearl of the Red sea.

En route visit the evergreen Filfil- the “Green Belt” region lies to the northeast of Asmara, part of the Semenawai Bahri area. It is covered with lush forests and vegetation and home to an impressive array of birds and mammals such as vervet monkeys and hamadryas baboons.

It is the most picturesque loop in Eritrea, with innumerable zigzag bends, jaw-dropping vistas, cool air and sometimes a veil of mist which adds a touch of the bizarre. This route, known as the Pendice Orientali (meaning “Eastern Slope”), takes you though some of the most dramatic and diverse landscape in Eritrea. It makes a great day excursion.

Gurgsum beach swimming, rest and recreation.

( Overnight in Massawa )

Day 05: Massawa - Adulis - Massawa

Driving further to the south East of Massawa, Visitors will observe the ancient port of Adulis some 70 kilometers far from the Port City of Massawa. Zula is also adjacent to Adulis. These two ancient ports were a hub to the then vibrant trade that prevailed in the middle east. In 1868 A British Military Expedition led by General Napier built a 21 kilometer railway from Zula to kumaile.
They used the short railway to transport their Elephants, donkeys and their army personnel to a long journey of 600 kilometers inside Ethiopia, namely the province of Gondar in north west Ethiopia, to fight against King Tewodros the then Emperor of Ethiopia.

( Overnight Massawa )

Day 06: Massawa - Desie/Madote - Massawa

Exciting boat trip from Massawa to beautiful and pristine Dissie and Madote Islands.

Dissie and Madote Islands are part of the Dahlak Archipelago, among the pleasant and mostly visited and , lying 22 miles and 17 miles South off the coast of Massawa respectively, have beautiful beaches, corals, birdlife, there is a possibility of seeing groupers, snappers, lionfish, sea turtles, Dolphins, etc. They are good for snorkeling, diving and camping,

( Overnight in Massawa )

Day 07: Massawa - Gindae - Nefasit - Decemhare - Adikeih

Driving back at an early morning from Massawa to Asmara is an enjoyable ascending from Zero sea levels to a gradual climbing to Gahtelai and Nefasit .

We take a turn by the Nefasit on the way to Dekemhare. Dekemhare is a beautiful town that was founded in the 15th century as a small village and advanced by the Italians in to atown serving as a transportation hub for the extension of their invasion late as industrial zone. Various art deco style building and large rocks surrounding the town.
We continue our journey to Adikeih

( Overnight Adikeih )

Day 08: Adikkeih - Quhaito - Asmara

After breakfast we head to the archeological site Quhaito, a once trade center city. visitors will enjoy the archaeological site in Kohaito. An ancient dam, some standing pillars, traces of ancient palace, Rock paintings and tombs. Included is also the breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon.

We head back to Asmara and visit Segheneiti on our way . To see a huge sycamore tree locally known as Da'aro Hamushte.

We travel back to Asmara and transfer to the airport.

Included/Exclude

  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel
  • Accommodation for 4 nights - including breakfast
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel Permit fees
  • Entrance fees ( Adulis archeological site & national museum)
  • Air ticket fare and Entry visa
  • Lunch, dinner and Alcoholic drinks
  • Insurance
  • Personal spending and Any optional tours

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