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Debrebizen Monastery is one of the attractive sites in Eritrea. It is located 20 km outside Asmara; the road passes through the pretty town of Nefasit, behind which, perched on top of the mountain ridge.
The monastery is essentially the most fantastic lighthouse and symbol of Christianity in Eritrea, shrouded in legends and Eritrea history. Located on the top of a mountain, at an altitude of 2,450 meters above sea stage. The monastery of Debre Bizen was based by Abune Filipos, a disciple of Abune Tatios, in 1361 AD. The construction is a collection of pink granite buildings embedded in large rocks.
2 Hours Before Flight Time
Every Friday from Asmara
In this Eritrea cultural tour: Debra Sina. Debra Sina is a monastery in the highlands of Eritrea near Keren in the Anseba Region. It was the site of the very first Holy Communion prepared in the Eritrean Orthodox Church by the 4th-century diocesan Aba Salama. It is among the earliest abbeys in Africa as well as the globe.
The monastery is the site of a trip by Eritrean. Received followers annually in June. The trip centers on a church above the town where Mary’s vision was claimed to have been seen by shepherd women underneath a huge boulder. The church is constructed adjacent to and over the rock where the vision was seen. The expedition includes hundreds of ordinary Eritrean followers camping for one night in the village of Debra Sina, singing, drumming, chanting, and commemorating Mary
Upon your arrival at Asmara International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Relax at your accommodation before 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
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
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
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.
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!!!
Our Cancellations for the confirmed bookings by client(s) due to personal circumstances after signing the Tour Agreement up to 30 days prior to departure are subject to a cancellation fee of 10% of the total Tour Price.
Cancellations received less than 30 days up to 15 days before commencement of the Tour 15% of the total Tour Price has to be paid. By cancellations received 10 days up to 5 days before commencement of the Tour 50% of the total
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*All visitors need an Entry Visa. To get it before your arrival visit Eritrean Embassies in your home country. Only for those countries where there are no Eritrean Embassies can an entry visa be obtained on arrival at the airport in Asmara.
* Travel Permits is required for all foreign nationals who wish to leave the Asmara region. Travel permits are sought on the spot in Eritrea. The issuing of such a travel permit is handled by Adulis Travel. To obtain a travel permit, you will need to present a photocopy of your passport details and visa pages.