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The Best of Eritrea

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Duration

9 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Languages

English

Overview

9 DAYS TOUR

THE BEST OF ERITREA

JUST PAY 5% DEPOSIT SECURE YOUR TOUR
NO BOOKING OR CREDIT CARD FEES

9 DAYS TOUR ASMARA, KEREN, MASSAWA...

Destinations

* Visit the port city of Massawa – City of islands and the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’, a city which for centuries has been one of the region’s most important ports.

Over 9 Days, you’ll travel an approximate distance of 385 km!

PRICE IN USD PER PERSON

FOR 1 PERSON
$ 1850
  • Single price $ 1850
2 - 4 PERSONS
$ 1675
  • Sharing Price = $ 1631
5 - 10 PERSONS
$ 1400
  • Sharing Price = $ 1356

Visa & Travel Permit

*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 necessary for all travel outside of the Greater Asmara region. To obtain a travel permit, you’ll need to present a photocopy of your passport details and visa pages.

Vaccines and Medicines

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.

  1. Hepatitis A  (Ideally 2 weeks before travel)
  2. Typhoid  (Ideally 2 weeks before travel)
  3. Hepatitis B  ( Ideally 2 months before travel)
  4. Malaria ( (Ideally 2 weeks before travel))
  5. Meningococcal disease  ( Ideally 3 weeks before travel)
  6. Rabies  ( Ideally 1 month before travel)

Reservation Information

Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket.
Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.
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Itinerary

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Day 01: Asmara city tour

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

In the afternoon the guided tour will lead you to same most interesting places in Asmara, UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers.

Overnight in Asmara, Lion Hotel or similar.

Day 02: Asmara - Keren - Asmara

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.

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 Asmara, Lion Hotel or similar.

Day 03: Asmara – The Green Belt – Massawa

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.

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 in Massawa, Grand Dahlak Hotel or similar.

Day 04: Massawa Gurgusum beach rest and recreation.

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

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, Grand Dahlak Hotel or similar.

Day 05: Massawa - Ghindae - Asmara

Driving back at an early morning from Massawa to Asmara is an enjoyable ascending from 0 sea levels to a gradual climbing to Ghindae and Nefasit.

Then finally the journey will take the visitors to Asmara.

Overnight in Asmara, Lion Hotel or similar.

Day 06: Asmara - Adikeyh

A journey towards the south East of Asmara will take the visitors to Dekemhare, 40 kilometers, Segeneiti, 65 kilometers, Adi Keyh 115 kilometers. Turning to the left through a weather road of 12 kilometers visitors will enjoy the archaeological site in Kohaito. An ancient dam, traces of ancient palace, Rock paintings and tombs. Included is also the breath taking view of the Grand Canyon.


Overnight Adikeih

Day 07: 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.

Overnight in Asmara, Lion Hotel or similar.

Day 08: Asmara - Adi Quala - 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.

Overnight in Asmara, Lion Hotel or similar.

Travel further to Adi Quala, a pleasant market town 32 km from Mendefera and 88 km from Asmara. It is covered with vegetation and a slew of agricultural plains, small stores, cafes and scenic panoramas.

One place of interest not to be missed during visits to the town is the extraordinary Italian Mausoleum, boasting fascist motifs, ringed by stone lions and iron chains. It was built during Mussolini’s fascist era, during the 1930’s when Eritrea was an Italian colony, a memorial to 8000 Italian troops who died while trying and failing to invade Ethiopia in March 1890.

Overnight in Asmara

Day 09: Free day in Asmara

Free to discover Asmara in your leisure time. Transfer to airport for Departure.

End of Tour!!!

Included/Exclude

  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel
  • Accommodation for 7 nights - including daily breakfast
  • Travel Permit fee
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Air ticket fare and Entry visa
  • Lunch, dinner and Alcoholic drinks
  • Insurance
  • Personal spending and Any optional tours

Tour's Location

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FAQs

When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Asmara. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

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Trip of a Lifetime

“I absolutely loved the Eritrea Trip. Our guides, Robel, were absolutely fabulous. The trip was well planned out, accommodations were first class, the food was simply amazing.
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