Eritrea Independence Day Tour

  • 5 nights, 4 days
  • Max Guests : 30
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    Asmara Airport
  • 21 May - 25 May


Eritrea Independence Day is one of the most significant public holiday celebrations across the nation. It is celebrated on May 24 every year. In 1991, on this day, Eritrean People’s Liberation Front troops retreated into the capital city of Asmara. They declared independence following the conclusion of a 30-year war in the region against the Ethiopian army regime. Eritrea Independence Day has been declared a national holiday, with all workers being given the day off.

Independence Day is always celebrated on May 24 every calendar year in Eritrea. However, the celebrations are an all-week long celebration that runs until May 24, known as “Independence Week” or qinyat natsnet. The festivities last for a week and are highlighted by street shows, carnivals and sporting events and cycling races and musical performances, parades, tent parties, parades with flags, and other patriotic displays.


  • Not everyone has the opportunity to enter the stadium

This tour is priced per person

  • 1 person: $1475 // Single Room
  • 2 people: $1375 per person // Twin (Shared)
  • If you have a group of more than 3 people. Please contact us in

Price Includes

  • All transportation incl airport pick up and drop off
  • 4 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Breakfast Asmara
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Boat trips fees to Green Island
  • Travel Permit fees

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fees ($50)
  • Flights
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Breakfast in Massawa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending and any optional tours


Day 1: May 21, 2023 | Arrive Asmara

  • Arrive at Asmara International Airport, meet your English-Speaking Guide and transfer to your hotel.
  • In the afternoon, we will walk through the city center and visit some exciting places that Asmara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers.
  • One of the city’s most significant monuments is the Catholic Cathedral of Santa Maria, in pure Lombard Romanesque style with an interior completely frescoed. We will also visit Cinema Impero Opened in 1937, it is stunning example of 1930s movie theatre design.
  • Overnight Star Hotel or Similar, in Asmara

Day 2: May 22, 2023 | Asmara - Massawa


  • Early morning start with breakfast at the hotel and begin your 120km journey to Massawa (about 3 hours) – a colourful port town mixed with Italian, Egyptian and Ottoman architecture built along Africa’s Red Sea coastline.
  • Explore ruins from the early Arabic/Islamic settlers of the 8th century
  • Lunch on arrival at the Azeb Restaurant.


  • Cruise to Green Island, explore the coastline of this Island.
  • Dinner at Dahlak Hotel Restaurant
  • Explore the nightlife of Massawa and find some bars to mingle.
  • Overnight in Massawa at a hotel reminiscent of the era of the Italians, the Grand Dahlak Hotel.

Day 3: May 23, 2023 | Massawa – Asmara


  • After the morning meal, we’ll go on a walking tour to take in the unique mixture of Turkish and Italian architectural designs stopping at all sites of interest – Massawa was the capital of the Italian Colony of Eritrea until the seat of the colonial government was moved to Asmara in 1897.
  • Begin making our way back to Asmara with lunch on the way.


  • On arrival, we’ll check out one of the tank graveyards. Soviet tanks, aircraft, and cars. Most are leftovers from the war with Ethiopia.
  • Visit the City Hall to see various photo displays commemorating the thirty-year bitter struggle and the post-independence progress. The City Hall was established by the Italians in 1890 and is one of the oldest institutions in Africa. There will also be various inventions on display by young people.
  • Tonight, Harnett street should be busy with the carnival, so we will head there to check out the various pre-Independence Day celebrations, including modern and folklore dances.
  • Festival continues into the night culminating in a massive fireworks show at midnight to celebrate independence.
  • Overnight Star Hotel or Similar, in Asmara

Day 4: May 24, 2023 | Eritrea Independence Day!


  • After breakfast, we will have a walking tour of the center of town. We will see the spectacular art deco of Asmara built by the Italians at the turn of the last century, such as the Post office built 1916, Albergo Italia built in 1899, the presidential palace built in 1907, and the Hotel Hamasien built in 1916.
  • There will be various art exhibitions along the pedestrianized streets of the Main liberation avenue.


  • After lunch, we join the celebrations at Asmara Stadium (NOTE: Not everyone has the opportunity to enter the stadium) – various displays by the Eritrean military marching band and the Eritrean Air force will fly over the stadium in a spectacular colour show! Many artists will show multiple dramas during the afternoon.
  • The Eritrean President will address the public and deliver a speech on Independence Day. The show will come to an end in the early evening.
  • Dinner Gibabo Restaurant.
  • Overnight Star Hotel or Similar, in Asmara

Day 5: May 25, 2023 | Asmara – Departure

  • Breakfast
  • Free to discover Asmara in your leisure time. Transfer to the airport for Departure.
  • Tour concludes!!!


Payment Method

We strongly recommend that you book in advance. In order to confirm the tour, we require a 5% deposit to be paid in advance. This can be done by payment to an account on our PayPal accounts in USD. The balance is payable upon the arrival of cash.
You can also pay the entire amount in advance to our PayPal account. We’ll always send the invoice with all banking information.

Can I get the refund?

In the event that Adulis Travel does not provide one of the services In the program, we will offer an opportunity to refund the services not provided, except in force majeure cases or adverse weather conditions, delays or cancellations of international or domestic flights, road conditions, or, if you are denied, obtaining a Travel permit. (All tourists must have a travel permit to travel outside Asmara)

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