Explore Eritrea 3 Major Cities

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  • 3 nights, 4 days
  • Max Guests : 12
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    Asmara Airport
  • Jan - Dec

Exploring Eritrea’s three major cities, Massawa, Asmara, and Keren, offers a captivating journey through the country’s rich history and vibrant culture. From the picturesque coastal town of Massawa, with its charming architecture, to the bustling capital city of Asmara, known for its unique blend of modernity and colonial influences, and the ancient city of Keren, brimming with historical landmarks, each destination promises an unforgettable experience. Embark on city tours to delve deeper into the unique charm and heritage of these remarkable Eritrean cities.

Departure

Scheduled departure, confirmed with a minimum of 1 guests:

Every Friday

Prices

Price details

  • 1 Pax: $1370 // Single Room
  • 2 Pax: $1250 per person // Twin (Shared)
  • If you have a group of more than 3 people. Please contact us in Info@adulistravel.com

Itinerary

Day 1 | Saturday:Arrival in 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 in Asmara, Star hotel or similar

Day 2 | Sunday:Asmara – Massawa city tour - Asmara

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.
  • Exploring the Massawa city
  • Lunch on arrival at the “Azeb Restaurant”. Fresh fish prepared in a traditional oven. This is an authentic local experience.

Afternoon

  • Cruise to Green Island, explore the coastline of this Island.
  • Begin making your way back to Asmara
  • Overnight in Asmara, Star hotel or similar

Day 3 | Monday:Asmara – Keren city tour – 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 in Asmara, Star hotel or similar

Day 4 | Tuesday:Asmara City Tour - Departure

Morning

  • After breakfast, begin a walking tour of the centre 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 in 1916, Albergo Italia constructed in 1899, the presidential palace built in 1907, and the Hotel Hamasien built in 1916.
  • Drive out to check out one of the largest tank graveyards. Soviet tanks, aircraft, and vintage cars. This place has it all! Most are leftovers from the war with Ethiopia.

Afternoon

  • Lunch at the famous HedMona, where you can sample injera and local alcohol
  • Continue exploring the Fiat Tagliero Building, the Opera house of Asmara, and drop by the outside of the Italian embassy, the old railway station of Asmara – the railway was constructed between 1887 and 1932 during the Italian Eritrea colony.
  • At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for departure.
  • End of the tour!!!

Includes /Excludes

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fees and Flights
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending and any optional tours

FAQ

Payment Method

We highly advise securing your reservation by booking ahead of time. To finalize your tour booking, a pre-payment of a 5% deposit is necessary, which can be transferred to our bank accounts in either USD or EURO. The remaining amount is due upon arrival and can be paid in cash. Alternatively, you have the option to settle the full payment in advance through a bank transfer. In either case, we will provide you with an invoice containing all the required banking details.

Cash - Credit cards - ATM

When carrying US dollars in cash, please ensure that the banknotes you bring have been issued after 2016. Note that older versions are typically not accepted and may be subject to unfavorable exchange rates.

In Eritrea, Visa and MasterCard credit cards are limited in acceptance, primarily at hotels and banks. However, it’s important to be aware that there are often long queues at these establishments. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you bring the necessary sum in cash to cover your expenses.

Please be aware that cash machines and ATMs are not available, so having adequate cash on hand is essential for a smooth and hassle-free experience during your visit.

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)

What is the best time to travel to Eritrea?

The optimal time to visit Eritrea is typically from October to April, encompassing the post-rainy season period. Early October, right after the rainy season, is especially favorable. During this time, you’ll encounter a stunningly green and lush country adorned with extraordinary wildflowers in full bloom.

Eritrea’s climate exhibits significant variation depending on the region you choose to explore. There are three primary areas of distinction:

  1. The Plateau: Characterized by a spring-like climate year-round, with average temperatures remaining below 25°C.

  2. The Eastern Lowland: Here, you can expect average temperatures around 30°C, with a lengthy rainy season extending from October to January. Humidity levels remain high throughout the year.

  3. The Western Lowland: Featuring a dry climate with limited rainfall, temperatures fluctuate from 40°C in the summer to 20°C in the winter. July and August are the two hottest months, occasionally reaching highs of 50°C.

On the plateau, the rainy season is divided into two periods: the “small rains” in April-May and the “big rains” in July-August. Conversely, in the lowland regions, the primary rainy season occurs during December and January.

For an ideal Eritrean experience, consider planning your visit during the October to April timeframe when you can relish the country’s lush landscapes and temperate climate, offering a delightful journey through its diverse regions.

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Takumi Asaga

Solo Traveller

私は今回が初めてのエリトリア旅行だったため、Adulis Travelに依頼した。事前のメールでのやり取りで、わからないところを懇切丁寧に説明してくれて非常に助かった。初めてのアフリカ旅だったが、快適に旅が出来た。
ミスにより、ケレンが日帰りになったが、行きたいところはほぼ行くことが出来た。特に素晴らしかったのは、アスマラからマッサワへの道中でDogaliやMai Atalといった場所に寄れたことだ。地図で詳しい場所もわからなかったため、本当に行けて良かった。マッサワでも旧市街や博物館の観光だけでなく、ビーチで海水浴が出来たのも素晴らしい。
3日間のツアーの後も追加でツアーを頼み、鉄道の車両基地やトンネルの見学を頼んだ。鉄道が走らなかったのは残念だったが、現役の車輛に乗ることが出来たので感動の体験である。エリトリアに再度旅行する時はまた利用したい。

December 25, 2019

Aaliya & Musa

Couple Traveller

We recommend this city tour to all travelers who are planning to visit Eritrea. It’s fun and full of nice memories. A driver guide, Robel has done his job well. I feel that I was with my friend when I roamed around with him.

March 24, 2019
Yonatan W

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I will be back soon

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