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Highlight of Historical Tour Eritrea

Created with Sketch. Adulis, Eritrea
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8 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people





*All visitors need an Entry Visa to be obtained, before the arrival, at Eritrean embassies in the country of residence. Only for those country where is not available Eritrean Embassy, an entry visa can be obtained at arrival, but with due process with Immigration Department in Asmara.

* Travel Permits are not necessary for all travel inside of the Asmara region, defined as roughly 25km from the city.


Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor at least a month before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.


Departure: Everyday from Asmara



PRICE: $2420


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Day 01: Arrival to Asmara. Transfer to hotel
Day 01: Arrival to Asmara. Transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival at Asmara International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Relax at your accommodation before having a pre-dinner meeting with your tour guide in order to discuss the tour program.

In the afternoon we start to discover Asmara. A guided tour will take you to some of the most interesting places in Asmara that UNESCO's World Heritage Site offers.

OVERNIGHT IN ASMARA, Crystal Hotel Or Similar

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, Crystal Hotel Or Similar

Day 03: Asmara - Keren

After breakfast, travel via the major Asmara - Keren highway through the town of Serejeqa to the city of Keren.

Keren is the second-largest city in Eritrea. It is situated around 91 kilometers northwest of Asmara at an elevation of 1,390 meters above sea level. It has a moderate climate. The fine tarmac road, built by the Italians is like a hairpin curved out from mountainous plateaus.

OVERNIGHT IN KEREN, Sarina Hotel Or Similar

Day 04: Keren - Massawa
Day 04: Keren - Massawa

The day starts by visiting the colorful Keren market is every Monday. The bustling market that comprises camel, livestock. Keren is well known for the fiercest battles that went on between the Commonwealth and the Italian forces in 1941. The fall of Keren in the hands of the Common Wealth advancing army signaled the end of Italian occupation in Eritrea. Visitors will also visit the Italian and Common Wealth war cemeteries, the famous Mariam Dearit temple curved out from a Baobab tree.
In the afternoon we leave Keren and heading to the Red Sea coast and the port city of Massawa - the pearl of the Red sea.

OVERNIGHT IN MASSAWA, Grand Dahlak Hotel Or Similar

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 northwest Ethiopia, to fight against King Tewodros the then Emperor of Ethiopia.

Overnight in Massawa, Grand Dahlak Hotel, or similar.

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 most visited and, lying 22 miles and 17 miles South off the coast of Massawa respectively, have beautiful beaches, corals & birdlife. They are good for snorkeling, diving, and camping. In the afternoon will back to Massawa.

OVERNIGHT IN MASSAWA, Grand Dahlak Hotel Or Similar

Day 07: Massawa - Gindae - Decemhare - Adikeih

Driving early morning from Massawa to Adikeih 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 into a town serving as a transportation hub for the extension of their invasion late as an industrial zone. Various art deco style buildings and large rocks surrounding the town.
from there we continue our journey to Adikeih

Overnight in 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.

End of Tour!!!


  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Breakfast each day
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel Permit fees
  • Adulis Tax
  • 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
  • All that is not included in the “Price include”

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