The Best Highlights of Historical Tour Eritrea

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  • 8 days & 7 nights
  • Max. 10 participants
  • single icon distance
    Asmara Airport
  • Year round

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Highlight of Historical Tour Eritrea. Explore one of Africa’s least visited yet genuinely unique nations. Eritrea is a tiny country located in the horn region of Africa that extends along the shores of the Red Sea. It was once an Italian colony in the early 20th century. The capital city is home to more than 400 Art Deco buildings and is certified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site 2017. The country also has stunning landscapes, vibrant blue coral reefs, and archipelagos.

If you’re a history buff looking for a unique travel experience, look no further than Historical Tour Eritrea. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a journey through the rich and diverse history of this beautiful country, from ancient ruins to colonial architecture and beyond. Discover the fascinating stories and cultural treasures that make Eritrea a must-visit destination for any history lover.

Join us on our small-group tour of Eritrea and be able to gain a unique insight into the largely undiscovered region of Africa. This trip will allow you to explore the best of the country and highlight.

This tour is priced per person

  • 2 people: $2095 per person, in a double room
  • If you have a group of more than 3 people. Please contact us in Info@adulistravel.com

Price Includes

  • All transportation incl airport pick up and drop off
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast in Asmara, Keren & Dahlak
  • English / Italian-speaking tour guide
  • Dahlak cruise and tax
  • Travel Permit fees

Price Excludes

  • Air ticket fare and Entry visa
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Breakfast in Massawa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending and any optional tours

Itinerary

Day 1 | Saturday -Arrival in Asmara

Upon your arrival at the Asmara International Airport. Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, We will go through the city center “Kombishtato” and visit same sites.

Overnight Crystal Hotel Or Similar, in Asmara

Day 2 | Sunday -Tour of Asmara

Following breakfast, our excursion begins in Asmara. Asmara is called “Piccola Roma” (Little Rome) as well as the site of some of its finest collection in Art Deco (A style of fashion that was distinguished by geometric shapes and stylized designs that were popular in those decades of between the years 20th and 30th) Architectural marvels are portrayed in most of the city’s constructions, such as

It is the Roman Catholic cathedral, St Mary Coptic church, Medeber (recycling depot), National Museum, Fiat Tagliero construction, Cinema Impero, the best of Asmara tour.

Overnight Crystal Hotel Or Similar, in Asmara

Day 3 | Monday -Asmara - Keren

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.

The day in Keren 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. 

Overnight Crystal Hotel Or Similar, in Asmara

Day 4 | Tuesday -Keren - Massawa

After breakfast, we depart and travel to Massawa, which comprises two islands and the mainland linked via causeways. We will visit the city’s old colonial past in Massawa before getting into our hotel.

In the afternoon, a leisurely stroll to explore Massawa in the evening, perhaps drinking in a bar sipping a delicious cup of coffee.

Overnight Grand Dahlak Hotel Or Similar, in Massawa

Day 5 | Wednesday -Massawa - Boat Cruise to Dahlak

After breakfast, an exciting boat trip from Massawa to the beautiful and pristine Dissie and Madote Islands.

Dissie and Madote Islands are part of the Dahlak Archipelago, among the pleasant and most visited Islands They lie 22 miles and 17 miles South off the coast of Massawa, respectively. They have beautiful beaches, corals, and birdlife. There is a possibility of seeing groupers, snappers, lionfish, sea turtles, Dolphins, etc. They are suitable for snorkelling, diving and camping.

Overnight in a tent on Dessie Island. ( camping at Dessie )

Full Board (breakfast, dinner, and lunch with bottled soft drinks, water) 4 pieces per person, per day.

NB: Some necessary information: the cruise to the Dissie and Madote Islands. requires adaptability:

The organization provides large and comfortable igloo tents; each tent is equipped with mosquito nets, an insulating floor. Each participant is provided with a sleeping bag, camp chair, portable toilet, a shower

A cook with a kitchen and other camping equipment and a sailor/assistant completes the camp. We serve tea, coffee (typical breakfast of the Eritrean lowland based). At lunch and dinner, a fresh fish on the island.

For those who want to dive in the Islands, equipment is available for rent. You must have a diving certificate to dive: please ask

Scuba or snorkeling equipment: please ask

Day 6 | Thursday -Dahlak Islands - Massawa - Asmara

After enjoying our last swim in this idyllic setting, we will return to Massawa, have lunch, and then continue on to Asmara, with an anticipated arrival later in the afternoon.

Overnight Crystal Hotel Or Similar, in Asmara

Day 7 | Friday -Asmara - Qohaito - Asmara

Today, we will drive Southeast to see the ancient ruins of Qohaito: these standing stones, evidence of walls, and a rock-cut burial place date from 2500 years back. Quohaito is a pre-Axumite historical site 20 kilometres from Adikeyih, situated at 2,600 m on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Legend claims it was constructed in 750BC, during the time of Queen Sheba.

Antiques consist of an etched stele 4-5 meters high and buildings of the Axumite period, and much older cave writing and burial places. Later, we proceed further north to the community of Senafe, near the Ethiopian boundary, where a rough 20 km track brings about the country’s 2nd highest possible mountain, Emba Soira, 3,018 m. After absorbing the sights of the mountainscapes, we return to Asmara late afternoon

Overnight Crystal Hotel Or Similar, in Asmara

Day 8 | Saturday -Asmara - Departure

Free to discover Asmara in your leisure time. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for departure. End of tour!!!

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FAQ

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)

Cash - Credit cards

Be aware, if you have US dollars in cash it is important to are carrying banknotes that were issued prior to the year 2008. Older versions are not accepted or exchanged at extremely high rates because of their high number in counterfeits in circulation.

Visa or MasterCard credit card are exclusively accepted in the hotel or bank. In these places they are generally long lines. It is recommended to carry any amount you consider important in cash.

ATMs as well as ATMs are not available.

Do I need a visa to travel to Eritrea?

Yes and the passport must be valid that has at least 6 months of validity following the time of departure and at least two blank pages per visa needed for entry or exit from borders. Also, we recommend that you take a picture of your passport. You can also have an electronic copy on your mobile and email. It will be helpful if you ensure the highest level of attention to your passport.

You must obtain an entry visa prior to departure. To obtain a visa to travel for tourist reasons, it’s required to go to any consular office or the embassy of Eritrea within your home country. You must be sure to attach the required documents, including a photocopy of your passport, a copy of your passport visa application form, two passport pictures, as well a reservation of the return flight. The process can take up to four weeks.

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Steven 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 19, 2019

Maria

Couple Traveller

Very, very good trip. Overall it was fun and everything according to the itinerary. The tour leader is very competent and knowledgeable about the whole areas or city covered. We learned that there are other route lines to cover the whole of Eritrea, so next time we will try the other lines. Thank you so much for the most exciting tour we had.

March 18, 2019
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