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$1450 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Days Tour Asmara - Massawa

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival to AsmaraStop At: Eritrea Visit, Asmara, Maekel RegionAt your arrival at the Asmara International Airport, after processing custom formalities you will be transferred at your hotel.In the afternoon you will start with the discovery of Asmara. A guided tour will lead you to the most interesting and unusual places that Asmara, UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Albergo Italia, 3-star hotelDay 2: Asmara city tourStop At: Cattedrale di Asmara, Asmara, Maekel RegionAsmara, the capital of Eritrea is the largest City. Lying at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level the City has a year round pleasant climate at a range of 18-25 Celsius. Even during the summer time Asmara has an enjoyable climate. 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’s elegant streets and the adjoining promenade are comfortable for day or night walking. 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”. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Albergo Italia, 3-star hotelDay 3: Asmara- Filfil- MassawaStop At: Asmara Central Market, Asmara, Maekel RegionDriving to Massawa through the green belt would take the path primarily towards the Keren road. Then turning towards the east the journey would gradually descend through the much admired filfil- solomuna road, usually called the Green belt. The road initially built by the Italians as a weather road has been turned into a fine tarmac by the Government of Eritrea Visitors may feel as if they are driving above the clouds as they could apparently watch the clouds down the hill. Bird watching is glamorous in Filfil Solomuna Visitors can have a coffee break at Sabur or Medhanit.Further driving towards the east the descending will continue. Visitors could have a stop-over at the Mai Wu’uii (the famous hot spring) found some 40 kilometers from Massawa. Continuing the journey visitors will witness the desert plains before reaching the port City of Massawa. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dahlak Grand, 5-star hotelDay 4: Massawa City TourStop At: Massawa MunicipalityMassawa enjoys a combination of Turkish and Italian Architects, an apparent indication of the Ottoman and Italian colonial history.There is, among others, an old Turkish Palace and the Modern Port built by the Titians at the turn of the 20th Century. A more than one thousand years mosque is still standing to this day. A great attraction to many visitorsThe famous Gurgusum beach is one of the finest beaches in the world. It is clean and safe. There are no sharks at all. Thus Visitors can enjoy swimmingMassawa is relatively cool during October to March. However during April to September it will be hot and humid. Visitors can adjust their time table accordingly. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dahlak Grand, 5-star hotelDay 5: Green Island – Asmara.Stop At: Cattedrale di Asmara, Asmara, Maekel RegionStart early in the morning, 10 minutes boat trip to Green Island, the most accessible island from Massawa consisting of beach and mangrove swamp.In the afternoon drive uphill while enjoying the magnificent scenery and lush vegetation all the way to Asmara, as time allows with stops on the way at interesting sites and encounters with the local people.Transfer to airport for departure.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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3 days tour Asmara - Massawa - Keren

ItineraryDay 1: Asmara - MassawaStop At: Cattedrale di Asmara, Asmara, Maekel RegionA guided tour will lead to the most interesting and unusual places in Asmara, UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers.The journey to Massawa begins in the afternoon by driving down from Asmara to the East through the Masswa-Nefasit route, from an altitude of 2400 meters to Massawa at zero sea level in about 3 hours. Visitors will experience three climatic changes along the way:-. Cool, moderate and hot climate. A brief coffee break will be essential in Ghinday and Dinner in Massawa.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dahlak Grand, 5-star hotel, Gurgussum Beach HotelDay 2: Massawa - KerenStop At: Memorial Plaza for Victims of Massawa Battle, Massawa, Northern Red Sea RegionVisitors will visit most interesting and unusual places in Massawa. Massawa enjoys a combination of Turkish and Italian Architects, an apparent indication of the Ottoman and Italian colonial history. There is, among others, an old Turkish Palace and the Modern Port built by the Titians at the turn of the 20th Century. A great attraction to many visitors. In the afternoon the journey to Keren begins.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: New Costina HotelDay 3: Keren - AsmaraStop At: Keren War Cemetery, Keren, Anseba RegionFollowing a memorable stay in Keren the returning back to Asmara will require for the visitors to start driving at the morning hours. The gradual ascending toward the highlands will make one feel as if one is being airlifted. The hair pin turning of the curved out of the mountains is such spectacular scenery. In about 2-3 hours drive visitors will reach Asmara. Transfer to the air port for departement. End of Tour!!!Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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4 days tour Asmara - Keren - Massawa

ItineraryDay 1: AsmaraStop At: Asmara Central Market, Asmara, Maekel RegionUpon arrival at Asmara International Airport, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.Discover Modernist Asmara , a UNESCO heritage site and Africa’s best city, also called as “Piccola Roma” (Little Rome) and stroll through its eclectic modernist architectures includingthe Fiat Tagliero building, the fabulously detailed old Opera house (now Cinema Asmara),the National Museum, the main Post Office, theRoman Cathedral, the colorful Market squares [vegetable, spices, souvenir, Medeber (recycling depot)],the Grand Mosque,the Orthodox Cathedral and more.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Albergo Italia, 3-star hotelDay 2: Asmara - KerenStop At: Keren War Cemetery, Keren, Anseba RegionStart early in the morning, drive to the charming city of Keren.Explore the charming city of Keren that was once a favorite resort for European visitors because of the temperate climate and fertile soil, and a place where the decisive battles of WWII carried out between the British and the Italians. Some of the things to see in Keren include the colorful Monday’s market including camel market, souvenir and jewelry market etc, the famous Mariam Dearit inside a Baobab, the British and Italian cemeteries of World War II, the old Railway Station from 1930’s, the 19th century Tigu Egyptian Fort, St. Antony Romanesque Church, the old Mosque, etc. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: New Costina HotelDay 3: Keren - MassawaStop At: Ferrovia Coloniale Massawa-Asmara, Massawa, Northern Red Sea RegionAfter breakfast, drive to port city of Massawa via the zigzag highway through mountains and valleys, with stops on the way.Massawa regarded by many as “the city of Islands” and “the Pearl of the Red Sea” is Eritrea’s major port.Massawa possesses exquisite Turkish, Egyptian and European architectures, shopping arcades, delicious seafood and the 1000 year old Shafi Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Africa believed to have been built by the 1st Hejira to this area.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dahlak Grand, 5-star hotel, Gurgussum Beach HotelDay 4: Massawa - AsmaraStop At: Cattedrale di Asmara, Asmara, Maekel RegionAfter breakfast, drive uphill while enjoying the magnificent scenery and lush vegetation all the way to Asmara, as time allows with stops on the way at interesting sites and encounters with the local people.Free to discover Asmara at your leisure time, go shopping to pick a memorabilia from magnificent Eritrea.Transfer to airport for departure.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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