Celebrate Eritrea Independence Day with a Guided Tour

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  • 6 nights, 7 days
  • Max Guests : 12
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    Asmara Airport
  • 19 May - 25 May

Group tours to Eritrea

Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience? Join us for a guided tour of Eritrea during its Independence Day celebrations. Explore the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and fascinating history of this African nation while taking part in the festivities. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover the beauty and diversity of Eritrea.

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.

Scheduled departure date and tour prices

Group
Start Date
End Date
Days
Price
Single supplement
Group A: Eritrea National Day Tour May 21th May 25st 5 days $1400 Per Person $70
Group B: Eritrea National Day Tour May 19th May 25th 7 days $1650 Per Person $100

Price Includes

  • All transportation incl airport pick up and drop off
  • All accommodation on twin-share basis
  • Breakfast each day
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Boat trips fees to Green Island
  • Travel Permit fees
  • Full visa support

Price Excludes

  • Government visa fees $70 & Flights
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending and any optional tours

Additionally, you can enhance your experience in the Horn of Africa by combining these Eritrea National Day Tour tours with visits to Djibouti, Somaliland, and Mogadishu, Somalia. For more information please contact us.

Group A

INDEPENDENT TOURS TO ERITREA - 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Day 1: May 21, 2024 | Arrive Asmara

  • Arrive at Asmara International Airport, meet your English-Speaking Guide and transfer to your hotel.
  • In the afternoon, Pre-tour meeting with your guide in the hotel.
  • Overnight Star Hotel or Similar, in Asmara

Day 2: May 22, 2024 | Asmara - Massawa

Morning

  • 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.

Afternoon

  • 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, 2024 | Massawa – Asmara (Pre-Independence Day celebrations)

  • After breakfast, visit the port city of Massawa – a 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-Egyptian-Italian style architecture and shopping arcades, beautiful mosques, and delicious seafood, Massawa is the perfect destination to cater to all tastes.
  • Begin making our way back to Asmara with lunch on the way.
  • Visit Medeber (recycling depot), the tank graveyards. Soviet tanks, aircraft, and cars. Most are leftovers from the war with Ethiopia.
  • Pre-Independence Day celebrations. 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, 2024 | independence day in Eritrea!

  • 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.
  • Overnight Star Hotel or Similar, in Asmara

Day 5: May 25, 2024 | Asmara – Departure

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

Group B

INDEPENDENT TOURS TO ERITREA - 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Day 1: May 19, 2024 | Arrive Asmara

  • Arrive at Asmara International Airport, meet your English-Speaking Guide and transfer to your hotel.
  • In the afternoon, Pre-tour meeting with your guide in the hotel.
  • Overnight Star Hotel or Similar, in Asmara

Day 2: May 20, 2024 | Asmara – Keren – Asmara

Morning

  • Our journey begins towards Keren at a very early hour in the morning. We’ll travel on the main Asmara to Keren highway that runs through Keren’s town Serejeqa until Keren, the city. Keren.
  • Keren is the second largest city in Eritrea. It lies about 91 kilometres north of Asmara with an altitude of 1,390m over sea level. It is a climate that is moderate. The fine road made of tarmac, created by the Italians, is similar to a hairpin carved out of the mountainous plateaus.

Afternoon

  • The day began exploring the vibrant Keren market. Camels and livestock are on sale in the market. The year 1941 was when Keren was the scene of some of the most ferocious combats between the Commonwealth and Italian forces. The surrender of Keren to the forces of the common Wealth signified the conclusion of the Italian occupation of Eritrea. Visitors will also be able to go to those the Italian as well as the Common Wealth graveyards, the famous Mariam Dearit temple curved out from the Baobab tree, and other attractions.
  • Begin making your way back to Asmara
  • Overnight at the hotel in Star hotel Asmara

Day 3: May 21, 2024 | Asmara - Massawa

Morning

  • 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.

Afternoon

  • 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 4: May 22, 2024 | Massawa – Asmara

  • After breakfast, visit the port city of Massawa – a 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-Egyptian-Italian style architecture and shopping arcades, beautiful mosques, and delicious seafood, Massawa is the perfect destination to cater to all tastes.
  • Begin making our way back to Asmara with lunch on the way.
  • Overnight Star Hotel or Similar, in Asmara

Day 5: May 23, 2024 | Pre-Independence Day celebrations

  • After breakfast, our tour starts in Asmara. The city is known as “Piccola Roma” (Little Rome), and look at its most impressive collections of Art Deco (A style of style that was characterized by stylized shapes and geometric patterns that was popular during those years of the 20th and 30th) architectural wonders depicted in the majority of its buildings, likeThe Roman Catholic cathedral, St Mary Coptic church, Medeber (recycling depot), the tank graveyards. Soviet tanks, aircraft, and cars. Most are leftovers from the war with Ethiopia.
  • 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 6: May 24, 2024 | independence day in Eritrea !

  • 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.
  • Overnight Star Hotel or Similar, in Asmara

Day 7: May 25, 2024 | Asmara – Departure

  • Breakfast
  • Free to discover Asmara in your leisure time. Transfer to the airport for Departure.
  • Tour concludes!!!
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If you need a visa on arrival please contact us for more information at info@adulistravel.com

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 Bank accounts in USD. The balance is payable upon the arrival of cash.
You can also pay the entire amount in advance to our Bank 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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