Highlights of Eritrea - Asmara, Keren & Massawa

Highlights of Eritrea - Asmara, Keren & Massawa 1520 , 6 Days

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 - Massawa 
The day begins with a visit to the lively Keren market. The bustling market features camels and other livestock. Keren is famously known for the most ferocious battles fought among the Commonwealth and Italian troops in 1941. The defeat of Keren at the hands of the Common Wealth advanced army marked the ending of the Italian occupation of Eritrea. Tourists can also be able to visit The Italian as well as the Common Wealth graveyards, as well as which include the famed Mariam Dearit temple curved out from the trunk of a Baobab tree. Mid-day, we depart Keren and travel toward the Red Sea coastal area and then the port town of Massawa, The Pearl on the Red Sea. 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
Boat trips fees to Green Island
Travel Permit fees

Not Included:
Air ticket fare and entry visa
LOI- 50 USD
Lunch dinner and alcoholic drinks
Breakfast Massawa
Travel Insurance
Personal spending
Any optional tours

Additional Services:
If you have a group of more than 3 people. Please contact us.


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Highlights of Eritrea - Asmara, Keren & Massawa (Rated 4.79 / 5 Based on 133 Reviews.)
Price
1520 EUR
Duration
6 Days
Single Supplement
80 EUR
Status
Open for booking
The price is calculated for minimum 2 people particpating.
Price
1520 EUR
Duration
6 Days
Single Supplement
80 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Group Size
Min. 2
Reservation System Code
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