Explore Eritrea FZ01

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Explore the beautiful and historic country of Eritrea. This part of East Africa has many ancient ruins as well as beautiful scenery and warm welcoming people.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Asmara, Eritrea
End Location: Asmara, Eritrea
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: ETSA, IATA
Years In Business: 2

Tour Highlights

Asmara city tour - Visit Asmara, the city called as “Piccola Roma” (Little Rome) and observe its most shining collection of Art Deco architectural wonders portrayed in many of its buildings such as the Roman Catholic cathedral, St Mary Coptic church, Al Khulafa al Rashedin, Market (vegetable, spices, souvenir, medeber), National Museum, Fiat Tagliero building, et cetera. It was rated 4th among the 10 greatest comeback cities by Lonely Planet in November 2010.

Adikeyh - Senafe - Metera - Segeneiti - Drive from Adikeyh to Senafe. Visit Metera/Belew Kelew, which is equivalent to an important ancient town named Koleo – referred by the famous Egyptian geographer Claudius Ptolemy in 2nd century AD, situated 20km south of Kohaito, house some of Eritrea’s most important historical sites. A 2.5m tall enigmatic stele known for its pagan, pre-Christian symbol of the sun over the crescent moon – a south Arabian divinity, engraved on the top of the eastern face and it faces eastward, which is unique in Eritrea; a royal palace, a tomb chamber, amazingly beautiful and well preserved gold objects that include 14 Roman coins dating from between the 2nd and 3rd century AD are some of the things to be seen at Metera. Drive uphill while enjoying the magnificent scenery and lush vegetation all the way to Asmara. En route visit the town of Segeneiti. Visit the huge Sycamore tree locally known as Daaro revered by the locals -for its beauty, for its generous shade, for its fruitful home for beehives and for providing important social purpose- as it form a place where the community can assemble for discussions and debates. The tree has been immortalized on the five-nakfa note.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Accommodation and some meals
- All transfers and transport
- English speaking guide
- Entry fees and activities

Excludes
- Flights
- personal expenses eg tips, drinks, insurance, visa etc.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival to Asmara. Transfer to airport (Overnight Asmara) Upon arrival at Asmara International Airport, the tourists will be met, assisted and transferred to their hotel.
Day 02. Asmara city tour (Overnight Asmara) Visit Asmara, the city called as “Piccola Roma” (Little Rome) and observe its most shining collection of Art Deco architectural wonders portrayed in many of its buildings such as the Roman Catholic cathedral, St Mary Coptic church, Al Khulafa al Rashedin, Market (vegetable, spices, souvenir, medeber), National Museum, Fiat Tagliero building, et cetera. It was rated 4th among the 10 greatest comeback cities by Lonely Planet in November 2010.
Day 03. Train Excursion (Asmara – Nefasit – Asmara) – Keren (Overnight Keren) A riveting train trip with steam locomotive from Asmara downhill to Nefasit and uphill back to Asmara with Africa’s oldest yet recently renovated railway.In the afternoon, travel downhill from Asmara to Keren.
Day 04. Keren – Hagaz – Keren (Overnight Keren) Keren city tour. The colorful Keren Market that comprises camel, goat, pottery, etc is every Mondays. Visit Keren which was once favorite resort for European visitors because of the temperate climate and fertile soil. Some of the things to see in Keren include exciting visits to the famous Mariam Dearit inside a Baobab, the camel market, the British and Italian cemeteries of World War II, et cetera. Drive from Keren to Hagaz, then drive back to Keren after visiting Hagaz. In Hagaz, visit the Tigre and Bilen tribes.
Day 05. Keren – Filfil- Asmara (Overnight Asmara) Travel from Keren via Filfil to port city of Massawa - the pearl of the Red Sea. En route visit Filfil- the Green Belt region lies to the northeast of Asmara, hailed as the most beautiful country side in all of Eritrea, is permanently green covered with lush forests and vegetation and is home to an impressive array of birds and mammals. The steep road from Asmara winds its hairpin way past spectacular views over the mountains and valleys that reach out to the Red Sea plains. It is the most picturesque loop in Eritrea, with innumerable hairpin 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, takes you though some of the most dramatic and diverse landscape in Eritrea. It makes a great day excursion.
Day 06. Massawa - Foro - Adulis - Zula - Massawa (Overnight Massawa) Drive to Adulis and the Gulf of Zula. Visit ancient port of Adulis- one of the ancient ports once numbering among the greatest ports of the ancient world that has links to the Roman, Egyptian and Greek World Empires. Visit the Gulf of Zula - a deep cleft in Eritrea's coastline which is the birthplace of the Great Rift Valley on the African continent. Drive back to Massawa.
Day 07. Massawa city tour - Gurgusum beach rest and recreation (Overnight Massawa) Visit the port city of Massawa - City of islands and the 'Pearl of the Red Sea', a city which for centuries has been one of the region's most important ports. With its exquisite Turkish-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 world class swimming are available just a short distance from the city center. Visit the colorful Rashaida tribes.
Day 08. Massawa – Nefasit – Asmara (Overnight Asmara) Drive back from Massawa enjoying the spectacular scenery of peaks and valleys all the way to Asmara.
Day 09. Asmara – Kohaito – Adikeyh (Overnight Adikeyh) Drive from Asmara to Kohaito. Visit this famous historical site that features a superb array of archaeological sites that recount volumes of history. Rock-paintings, monolith stelae and the foundation of ancient palaces are just some of the wonders to be seen at Kohaito.
Day 10. Adikeyh - Senafe - Metera - Segeneiti - Asmara (Overnight Asmara) Drive from Adikeyh to Senafe. Visit Metera/Belew Kelew, which is equivalent to an important ancient town named Koleo – referred by the famous Egyptian geographer Claudius Ptolemy in 2nd century AD, situated 20km south of Kohaito, house some of Eritrea’s most important historical sites. A 2.5m tall enigmatic stele known for its pagan, pre-Christian symbol of the sun over the crescent moon – a south Arabian divinity, engraved on the top of the eastern face and it faces eastward, which is unique in Eritrea; a royal palace, a tomb chamber, amazingly beautiful and well preserved gold objects that include 14 Roman coins dating from between the 2nd and 3rd century AD are some of the things to be seen at Metera. Drive uphill while enjoying the magnificent scenery and lush vegetation all the way to Asmara. En route visit the town of Segeneiti. Visit the huge Sycamore tree locally known as Daaro revered by the locals -for its beauty, for its generous shade, for its fruitful home for beehives and for providing important social purpose- as it form a place where the community can assemble for discussions and debates. The tree has been immortalized on the five-nakfa note.
Day 11. Free to discover to discover Asmara in your own leisure time. Departure. Late in the evening transfer to airport for departure.