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Highlights of Eritrea - Asmara, Keren & Massawa

Highlights of Eritrea - Asmara, Keren & Massawa 1300 , 6 Days
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When you hear Eritrea, think of a destination truly off the beaten path in one of the most unexplored parts of the world. Although it is one of the newest countries in the world to gain its independence, in 1991, it has a long and intriguing history, dating back to ancient times. On this 6-days tour you will see some of the sights of greatest historical significance in the country, you will get to enjoy some of its amazing sceneries like the evrgreen Filfil region, known as "The Green Belt" and the Eritrean Highlands and learn more about its culture on the camel market in Karen and the port city of Massawa.

Highlights:
♦ Asmara - the capital city of Eritrea, home to over 400 Art Deco buildings, certified by UNESCO as world heritage site
♦ Keren - old town with rich history, known as the cultural capital of Eritrea
♦ Massawa - important port city with eclectic architecture


Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival 

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

Day 2. Asmara city tour

The capital of Eritrea is recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site due to the over 400 Art Deco buildings left from the time when the country was Italian colony. The city was literally created by the Italians between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century. The city is often referred to as "Little Rome" and some Italians used to call it  “Asmara Bella", meaning “Asmara the beautiful”.

Day 3. Asmara - Keren

The second largest city, Keren is located about 90 kilometres north of Asmara. Keren literally translates as "highland", as it is a city surrounded by picturesque rugged mountains.

Day 4. Keren - Filfil - Massawa 

Today you will visit the colorful Keren marker that happens every Monday and comprises camel, livestock, pottery, straw products, silver jewelry, etc. In the afternoon, travel from Keren to the Red Sea Coast and the port city of Massawa - the pearl of the Red sea. En route you will visit the evergreen Filfil- the ‘Green Belt’ region which lies to the northeast of Asmara, part of the Semenawai Bahri area. It is covered with lush forests and vegetation and home to an impressive array of birds and mammals such as vervet monkeys and hamadryas baboons. It is the most picturesque loop in Eritrea, with innumerable zigzag bends, jaw-dropping vistas, cool air and sometimes a veil of mist which adds a touch of the bizarre. This route, known as the Pendice Orientali (meaning ‘Eastern Slope’), takes you though some of the most dramatic and diverse landscape in Eritrea. After the exciting day excursion, you can spend some time at Gurgsum beach swimming and relaxing. Overnight in Massawa

Day 5. Massawa city tour 

Today is for exploring the port city of Massawa which has been one of the most important ports in the region for centuries. With its exquisite Turkish-Egyptian-Italian style architecture and shopping arcades, beautiful mosques and delicious sea food, Massawa is the perfect destination to cater for all tastes. In addition to the city’s attractions, pristine beaches and enjoyable swimming spots are available just a short distance from the city center.

 Day 6. Massawa - Ghindae - Asmara 

Today afternoon you will go back to Asmara, travelling uphill via Massawa-Asmara road and enjoying the breathtaking scenery of majestic peaks and vast valleys. Late in the evening transfer to airport for departure.


Price Includes:
All transfers to/from airport to the hotel
Accommodation with breakfast
English-speaking tour guide
Travel Permit fees

Not Included:
Air ticket fare and entry visa
Lunch,dinner and alcoholic drinks
Travel Insurance
Personal spending
Any optional tours


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1330 EUR
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6 Days
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6 Days
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Price
1300 EUR
Duration
6 Days
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90 EUR
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Price
1300 EUR
Duration
6 Days
Single Supplement
90 EUR
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Open for booking
Price
1300 EUR
Duration
6 Days
Single Supplement
90 EUR
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