Welcome to Eritrea


Eritrea wows visitors with its scenery, from the quintessentially Abyssinian landscapes – escarpments, plateaus and soaring peaks – to the deserted and desertified beaches of the Red Sea coast. Culturally, Eritrea is a melting pot. It might be a tiny country by Africa's standards, but it hosts a kaleidoscopic range of ethnic groups. It also features a superb array of archaeological sites that tell volumes of history. The cherry on top is Asmara, Eritrea’s delightful capital and a whimsical art deco city.

Despite the tough political and economic situation, and the odd travel restrictions, this country remains one of the most inspiring destinations in Africa, particularly for travellers that want something a little different.


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$75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Addis Ababa full day city tour

The largest city of Ethiopia and its capital city at the same time is Addis Ababa, which in Amharic means "a new flower". It is located in the center of the country, 2400 above the sea level.It is one of the high located capital cities in the world. According to many sources, Addis Ababa is third in such classification, after Bolivian La Paz and Ecuador's Quito. However, La Paz is not an official capital city of its country, so we can move the Ethiopian city up to the second place.In the morning Visitng Addis Ababa will begin with seeing the orthodox cathedral of the Holy Trinity. It is the most important church in Ethiopia. In this church, there is a mausoleum of the last emperor of Ethiopia - Haile Selasje. his wife is also buried there. Then, visit the National Museum, that is said to be one of the most important museums in whole Sub-Saharian Africa. 3,2 million-years old bones of our grand grand .... ancestor - Lucy, are one of the most famous exhibit of their collection. The attention of visitors is drawn by a rich collection of insignia of emperor and churches, costumes and weapons. The oldest exhibits are rock sculptures and inscriptions from the times of Queen Saba, found near Aksum  and in today's Eritrea.   Continue to ethnographic museum, which is a next stop on our trip in Addis Ababa, is located in the University. It was found and managed by Polish scientists, professor Stanisław  Chojnacki. Probably the most interesting part of the exhibition is a collection of crosses and icons. The museum should be visited by amateurs of folklore instruments, since the collection of them gathered in the museum is impressive.The lunch break will take place in the restaurant serving Ethiopian dishes and local beer. e.g in "Lucy restaurant".Afternoon After lunch, we will climb the Entoto hill located 3200 m above the sea. Here located was the capital city of Ethiopia, before Menelik II moved it to Addis Ababa. The king's palace remained until today. The local museum exhibits crowns belonging to kings and church, costumes and insignia.The final attraction of the day in Addis Ababa will be a trip through Merkato, which is believed to be the biggest marketplace in Africa.After visiting, escort you to the chosen hotel or to the airport. End of the tour!

$180 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip in Addis Ababa

Visiting Addis Ababa will begin with seeing the orthodox cathedral of the Holy Trinity in between 8:00 AM & 9 AM.  It is the most important church in Ethiopia. In this church, there is a mausoleum of the last emperor of Ethiopia - Haile Selassie. His wife is also buried there. Then, we will see the National Museum, that is said to be one of the most important museums in whole Sub-Saharian Africa. 3, 2 million-years old bones of our grand ancestor - Lucy, are one of the most famous exhibit of their collection. The attention of visitors is drawn by a rich collection of insignia of emperor and churches, costumes and weapons. The oldest exhibits are rock sculptures and inscriptions from the times of Queen Saba, found near Aksum and in today's Eritrea.   The ethnographic museum, that is a next stop on our trip in Addis Abeba, is located in the University. It was found and managed by Polish scientists, Professor Stanislaw Chojnacki. Probably the most interesting part of the exhibition is a collection of crosses and icons. The museum should be visited by amateurs of folklore instruments, since the collection of them gathered in the museum is impressive.The lunch break will take place in the restaurant serving Ethiopian dishes and local beer. After lunch, we will climb the Entoto hill located 3200 m above the sea. Here located was the capital city of Ethiopia, before Menelik II moved it to Addis Abeba. The king's palace remained until today. The local museum exhibits crowns belonging to kings and church, costumes and insignia.The final attraction of the day in Addis Abeba will be a trip through Merkato, which is believed to be the biggest marketplace in Africa.After visiting, we will escort you to the chosen hotel or to the airport.The Price Includes:All entrance feesProfessional English speaking guide feesComfortable car with AC , its fuel and driver allowanceMeals (Lunch and Traditional Dinner with variety of folk dance)Water throughout the tourAll government taxes

$40 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Half-Day Asmara City Cycle Tour

Explore the heart of the magnificent spirit of Africa's most beautiful capital the ‘Asmarino way' by bike! You have the choice of a morning or afternoon departure, which will take you to different parts of the city.Meet your guide in the morning at the Sunshine Hotel to start your city bike tour. Firstly your local expert will introduce himself and brief you, shortly after you will kick off your tour.Using narrow streets your first stop is San Francisco Catholic Church, where you get to walk around and get some local insights before moving on to the famous futuristic Fiat Tagliero service station - designed on the model of an airplane. Your guide will share a short history before you move to your next stop - National Museum of Eritrea, where you get to leave your bikes at the gate and spend some time inside. After, visit Saint Michael Orthodox Church and learn about the Orthodox religion before going to the Italian Cemetery to get information on the historical connection. You'll then head to Space 2000 - a great location to cycle around while you experience the new housing development and have lunch inside the Expo experiencing some delicious local food (not included), get back to the hotel using a different route. For the Afternoon tour you meet your guide at (same place) Sunshine Hotel setting off after your guide, starting with Hamsien/Embasoira Hotel one of the oldest hotels in Asmara, cycle pass the Africa Pension, get off the bike at Pushkin Statue and your guide gives you information about it, stop and take photos at the beautiful Maijahjah (Fountain), cycle around with your local expert and enjoy where ever he takes you, stop for cakes at Giardino (not included) and finish off at the hotel.During your journey your guide will also highlight lesser known spots and you will stop occasionally so you can enjoy refreshments and take photo’s.