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Ultimate Historical Tour Eritrea

Created with Sketch. Debre Bizen, Nefasit, Eritrea
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5 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people





Debrebizen Monastery: One of the attractive things to see and do in Eritrea is visiting Monastery of Debre Bizen. Journey the spectacular road from Asmara to Massawa, 105km. It descends from 2,438m to sea level. The magnificent views over the coastal desert strip. 20km outside Asmara, the road passes through the pretty town of Nefasit, behind which, perched on top of the mountain ridge, is the famous Monastery of Debre Bizen.


*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 : $ 1350



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Day 01: Arrival
Day 01: Arrival

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 - Debrebizen - Asmara

After breakfast, we drive towards Nefasit on the Massawa road. It is about 35 minutes drive.
The town of Nefasit is the starting point for a 2 hours trek up the mountains to the famous 600 years old Debre Bizen Monastery.

OVERNIGHT IN ASMARA, Crystal Hotel Or Similar

Day 03: Asmara – Debre Sina - Keren

After breakfast, we drive towards Debre Sina Monastery on the Asmara Keren road. Debre Sina Monastery is situated at a height of 2301 meters above sea level and is located 18 km east of the town Elabered. The journey from Elabered to Debre Sina is quite an arduous one. One has to climb up to the monastery through a steep slope on a dry weather road.

After visiting the Monastery, Visitors will continue their journey to Keren.

OVERNIGHT IN KEREN, Sarina Hotel Or Similar

Day 04: Keren – Asmara

Visitors would visit the Italian and Common Wealth war cemeteries. 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 famous Mariam Dearit temple curved out from a Baobab tree.

In the afternoon it will be a drive back to Asmara where one would feel the gradual ascending from 1390 to 2400 meters above sea level. It is such spectacular scenery.

Overnight in Asmara, Lion Hotel, or similar.

Day 05: Asmara City Tour

Asmara, the capital of Eritrea is the largest City. Laying at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level the City has a year-round pleasant climate at a range of 18-25 Celsius. 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 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”.

Late in the evening transfer to airport for departure.

End of Tour!!!


  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Breakfast each day
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel Permit fees
  • Air ticket fare and Entry visa
  • Lunch, dinner and Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending and Any optional tours
  • All that is not included in the “Price include”

Tour Categories

Adventure Tours
Group Tour
Trekking Tours


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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