Eritrea - Africa's Hidden Gem

Eritrea - Africa's Hidden Gem 1620 , 8 Days

This trip offers you to be a pioneer in the discovery of one of the most exotic and unexplored corners of Africa. The tour will reveal you the best of Eritrea - from its capital Asmara, with its pleasant Italian style cafes, bars and unique Art Deco architecture, to the unique Red Sea coastline of Massawa. En route you will also have the opportunity to delve deep into the local culture of the country visiting its famous camel market and historical sites. Join us and be among the first visitors of this unique African destination.

Highlights:
Asmara - the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea
Massawa – a port city with diverse cultural background and eclectic architecture
The city of Keren – old commercial centre with rich history and rare ethnic population


Day1: Arrival – Asmara
Arriving to Asmara Airport early in the morning, where you will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to your Hotel. After some rest - extensive city tour in Asmara with our tour guide.

The capital of Eritrea, Asmara is the largest City perched at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level, assuring the city a year round pleasant climate. Literally created by the Italians between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, Asmara now accommodates more than 400 art Deco buildings officially recognized by UNESCO. The pleasant climate, cleanness and cultural diversity of the city make it a wonderful place to explore. Overnight in Asmara.

Day 2: Asmara – Massawa
Travel to Massawa through Ghinda-Gahtelay, visiting the Rashaida village and continuing to the port City of Massawa. Spending the rest of the day enjoying the combination of Turkish and Italian Architecture and the beauty of the Gurgusum beach. Overnight in Massawa.

Day 3: Massawa – Dissei Island
Sea excursion to Dissei Island for diving and snorkeling. Overnight on the island.

Day 4: Dissei Island – Massawa
Visit to the fisher man village and after few hours swimming in Madot return to Massawa. Visit the town and overnight.

Day 5: Massawa – Asmara
Return to Asmara and Via Ghinda. Overnight in Asmara.

Day 6: Asmara
Travel to Kohaito archaeological site and return to Asmara. Overnight in Asmara.

Day 7: Asmara
Travel to Keren. Visit the Monday Camel Market, Italian and Commonwealth War Cemeteries, the ex Railway terminal and the church of the Madona in the Baobab tree. Return to Asmara for overnight.

Day 8: Asmara – Depart
Free time in Asmara. Transfer to the Airport for Departure.


Price Includes:
accommodation standard hotels 8 nights; rooms with private facilities incl. breakfast
1 night camping on Dissei Island incl. meals
airport transfers and all transport as per itinerary
English-speaking Penguin tour leader and local guide

Not Included:
international flight tickets
drinks and meals not mentioned above
visa costs
tips
personal expenses

Additional Services:
Single room supplement: 325 EUR


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Eritrea - Africa's Hidden Gem (Rated 4.97 / 5 Based on 256 Reviews.)
Price
1620 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Open for booking
Price
1620 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
325 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Group Size
6-12
Reservation System Code
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