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Eritrean Highlights Safari 8 Days / 7 Nights  - Asmara, Eritrea

About This Tour

Duration: 8 days
Location: Asmara, Eritrea
Product Code: 143701P12

Activity Details

This tour is all about Eritrea as a country. You will move across various cities such as the Asmara, Keren, Massawa, and Mendefera. Though out the journey you will learn more on the religious culture, historical sites, and the economic development of the people of Eritrea.

Itinerary

Day 1: Asmara- Arrival

Stop At: Asmara Central Market, Asmara Eritrea
Arrive in Asmara and settle at Crystal hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Crystal hotel

Day 2: Asmara City Tour

Stop At: Asmara Central Market, Asmara Eritrea
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the sites of Asmara, well known as Piccola Roma (Little

Rome).sites of interest may include; an exquisite collection of the 1920s and the Italian

architectural designs. Some of the Italian architectural buildings are the Catholic cathedral, the former Governor’s palace which was built in 1897 and is a regular retreat for Emperor Haile Selassie, Enda Mariam Orthodox cathedral, St Mary Coptic church, the National Museum and the Al Khulafa al Rashedin market. Also, take a visit to the monument dedicated to Alexander Pushkin; one of the greatest Russians poet. There will be time to sit down and enjoy a cappuccino (iced or hot) at one of the many outdoor cafes as well. Dinner and overnight at Crystal hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Crystal hotel.

Day 3: Asmara- Keren

Stop At: Former Eritrean Railway Keren Station, Downtown Keren, Keren Eritrea
Head north through the highlands past steep terraces of coffee and orange groves to Keren. The

region is set on a plateau at 1392m surrounded by dusty ochre mountains making it an attractive

town. It is also the Centre of Eritrea’s agricultural community, capital, and administrative center

of Anseba region. The city is located ten miles from Asmara thus a trading center and a natural cross lands to many languages and ethnic groups. You will come across the camel caravans,Turkish styles mosques, and the Eritreans dressed in turbans and caftans reminiscent of the Middle East. There is also a camel wood market that attracts people to the city. Dinner and

overnight at Sarina hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sarina hotel.

Day 4: Keren

Stop At: Keren War Cemetery, S-1 Hwy, Keren Eritrea
Stroll around Keren concentrating on the historical and the architectural areas of the town. Visit the prominent shrine dedicated to St Mary of Da’arit well known as Mariam Da’arit. It is located at the large Baobab cave, which was inaugurated by the fifth Vicar Apostolic Monsignor Touvier in July 1881. Also, take a view of the massive military engagements between the British and the Italians during the Second World War. The sites are more rewarding and worthwhile more so Italian cemetery with its beautiful marked gravestones of the perennial bougainvillea.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sarina hotel.

Day 5: Keren- Massawa

Stop At: Massawa Mosque, Massawa Eritrea
Drive to the city of Massawa via the Filfil, home of the last remnants of Eritrea’s tropical forest.The area is well known for its bird watching opportunity. Rainforest is also part of the vast region known as the Semenawil- Bahir, hilly region that slopes down to the coastal plains. There are many rare species of flora, fauna, and the snaking road recently built through the region’s mountains in 2005 afford a view of breathtaking scenery. Dinner and overnight at Helen hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Helen hotel

Day 6: Massawa

Stop At: Massawa Mosque, Massawa Eritrea
Tour Massawa, a city, composed of a series of the island and immersed in the history of several different kingdoms. It has been one of the region’s most important port for centuries once known as the “pearl of the Red Sea.” The city is a beautiful destination to an adventurous traveler through its Turkish style architecture, shopping arcades, mosques, and delicious seafood.Additionally, the town also offers pristine beaches and world-class swimming only a short distance from the city center. Dinner and overnight at Helen hotel
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Helen hotel

Day 7: Massawa- Mendefera- Asmara

Stop At: Asmara Theater and Opera House, Asmara Eritrea
After breakfast, drive back to Asmara. On the way stop at Mendefera, a town dominated by hills on both sides of the main road are offering beautiful views of the natural scenery. Arrive at Asmara in the late day for dinner and overnight at Crystal hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Crystal hotel

Day 8: Asmara- Departure

Stop At: Asmara Theater and Opera House, Asmara Eritrea
Based on departure details, you can get a chance to see the sites missed on the entire journey including a bargain for the Souvenir. Then back home.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Type of Activity

Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours >

Type of Booking

Instant Confirmation.

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