Explore the Best of Asmara, Keren, and Massawa in our 6-Day Tour

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  • 5 nights, 6 days
  • Max Guests : 30
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    Asmara Airport
  • Jan - Dec

Embark on an enthralling six-day excursion through Asmara, Keren, and Massawa, where you’ll discover the captivating tapestry of Eritrea’s cultures and behold its awe-inspiring landscapes. Nestled between the Red Sea and the fertile slopes of the Eritrean Highlands, Eritrea is an enchanting and enigmatic jewel waiting to be explored.

Our journey commences in Asmara, the capital city, where a seamless blend of history and modernity awaits. The streets of Asmara resonate with the echoes of a bygone era, offering a glimpse into its intriguing past. Eritrea, a hidden treasure often overlooked by tourists, boasts a wealth of diverse ethnicities and natural marvels, making it an exceptional and off-the-beaten-path destination. Moving to Keren, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant world of bustling markets and lively streets—Keren’s cultural richness and bustling ambiance witness Eritrea’s remarkable diversity. Immerse yourself in local traditions and indulge in the unique flavors of this charming town.

Finally, we arrive in Massawa, where the Red Sea’s azure waters beckon. Massawa’s ancient architecture and coastal beauty create an atmosphere of wonder. Dive into the rich history of this port city and bask in the serenity of its coastal vistas. During this six-day journey through Asmara, Keren, and Massawa, you can expect to be enchanted by the diversity of Eritrea’s cultures and the splendor of its landscapes, all while experiencing the thrill of uncovering this hidden treasure in East Africa.

Explore the Best of Asmara and beyond with us as we unveil the wonders that await in this extraordinary Eritrean adventure.

Departure

Scheduled departure, confirmed with a minimum of 1 guests:

2024: 
13/January * 10/February * 09/March * 13/April * 11/May

Prices

Price details

  • 2 pax: $1480 per person, in a double room
  • Single room supplement: $110
  • If you have a group of more than 5 people. Please contact us in Info@adulistravel.com

Itinerary

Day 1 | Friday:Arrival Asmara

Upon arrival in Asmara, our driver will be ready and waiting at the airport to ensure your smooth transfer to your chosen hotel. In the afternoon, get ready for an exploration of Asmara’s delights as we embark on a guided tour that will introduce you to some of the city’s most captivating and vibrant attractions.

Overnight in Asmara, Crystal hotel or similar.

Day 2 | Saturday:Asmara city tour

Embark on an enchanting Asmara City Tour that begins right after breakfast. Asmara, often called “Piccola Roma” or Little Rome, is renowned for its remarkable collection of Art Deco architectural treasures. This architectural style, characterized by stylized shapes and geometric patterns, flourished during the 20th and 30th centuries, leaving an indelible mark on the city’s skyline.

During our tour, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at these architectural wonders prominently featured in many of Asmara’s buildings. Highlights of our tour include visits to the Roman Catholic cathedral, the St. Mary Coptic church, the innovative Medeber recycling depot, the National Museum, the iconic Fiat Tagliero building, and the historic Cinema Impero. This comprehensive tour promises to showcase the best Asmara offers, providing a fascinating glimpse into the city’s rich history and architectural splendors.

Overnight in Asmara, Crystal hotel or similar.
Breakfast Included

Day 3 | Sunday:Asmara - Keren

After enjoying breakfast, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey aboard the iconic train from Asmara to Nefasit and return. Note: This excursion is subject to availability and additional local charges. This unique experience offers you the chance to traverse one of the most audacious rail systems in the world.

If the train journey is unavailable, the morning will be dedicated to further exploring the beauty and culture of Asmara.

In the afternoon, set off for Keren, situated at 1,392 meters. This town serves as a junction between the highlands and lowlands and is renowned for its exquisite silver filigree craftsmanship. The journey to Keren includes multiple stops to enrich your travel experience, culminating in a late afternoon arrival.

Overnight in Keren, Sarina hotel or similar.
Breakfast Included

Find out more about Keren

Day 4 | Monday:Keren - Massawa

The day begins with a visit to the vibrant Keren market, a weekly event that takes place every Monday. This bustling market is filled with camels and livestock, creating a lively atmosphere. Keren holds historical significance, as it was the site of intense battles between the Commonwealth and Italian forces in 1941.

The capture of Keren by the advancing Commonwealth army marked the end of Italian occupation in Eritrea. As part of the tour, visitors will also explore the Italian and Commonwealth war cemeteries and marvel at the famous Mariam Dearit temple, intricately carved from a Baobab tree.

We bid farewell to Keren and embark on a journey towards the Red Sea coast, where the charming port city of Massawa awaits. Known as the “pearl of the Red Sea,” Massawa promises to be a captivating destination for the remainder of our day.

Overnight in Massawa, Dahlak Hotel or similar.
Breakfast Not Included

Day 5 | Tuesday:Massawa City Tour

Embark on a mesmerizing Massawa city tour! Following a hearty breakfast, you’ll explore the enchanting port city of Massawa, often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’ due to its captivating islands and historical significance as a vital regional port for centuries.

Massawa boasts a delightful blend of Turkish, Egyptian, and Italian architectural influences, creating a unique and visually striking urban landscape. Stroll through its charming shopping arcades, visit beautiful mosques, and savor the delectable seafood that graces the city’s culinary scene. Moreover, Massawa offers more than just architectural wonders; pristine beaches and delightful swimming spots are just a short distance from the city center, promising a well-rounded and memorable experience for all tastes and preferences.

Overnight in Massawa, Dahlak Hotel or similar.
Breakfast Not Included

Day 6 | Wednesday:Massawa - Ghindae - Asmara

Start early in the morning boat trip to Green Island, the most accessible island from Massawa, consisting of the beach and mangrove swamp. In the afternoon, drive uphill while enjoying the magnificent scenery and lush vegetation all the way to Asmara, as time allows, with stops on the way at interesting sites.

Late in the evening transfer to airport for departure.

End of Tour!!!

Includes /Excludes

Price Includes

  • All transportation incl airport pick up and drop off
  • Two nights in Asmara, B&B accomodation, Crystal Hotel
  • One nights in Keren, B&B accomodation, Sarina Hotel
  • Two nights in Massawa, accomodation, Dahlak Hotel
  • Breakfast Asmara and Keren
  • English/Italian speaking guide
  • Boat trips fees to Green Island
  • Travel Permit fees

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fees and Flights
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Breakfast in Massawa
  • Steam train excursion on the 3rd day
  • 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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Steve Bottomley

Solo Traveller

Great bespoke tour. I arranged a seven day private tour through Adulis travel in November 2019. They were responsive and offered a good itinerary with feedback about several options. I was provided with a driver, guide and a 4WD. Robel and Berhe were friendly, punctual, reliable and well-informed. They changed my itinerary to accommodate any whims that I had and ensured that key objectives were met. I thoroughly recommend the company.

November 8, 2019

Donna B

Couple Traveller

Fantastic time! Great experience, great tour! Robel was an amazing guide and truly made it an adventure to remember!

October 24, 2019
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