7-Day Tour & Sea Excursion at the Dahlak Islands

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  • 6 nights, 7 days
  • Min. 3 / max. 14 pax
  • WPML
    English & Italian

The tour starts and ends in Asmara! Asmara, The capital of Eritrea, is home to more than 400 Art Deco buildings that have been certified by UNESCO.

On this 7 Days Tour Adventure Sea Excursion At The Dahlak Islands, we will visit the unspoiled diving paradise in the Red Sea ​​, the Dahlak Islands. This chain of islands certainly offers you coasts with white sand, crystal clear sea, and diving spots where you can enjoy corals of all colours, turtles, and fish of all kinds. This excursion is the perfect way to unwind and explore the wonders of nature. Join us for an unforgettable adventure that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Upcoming Departures

Scheduled departure, confirmed with a minimum of 3 guests:

12 April, 2024

18 April, 2024

23 May, 2024

17 May, 2024

16 Augusti, 2024

22 Augusti, 2024

20 September, 2024

26 September, 2024

18 October, 2024

24 October, 2024

6 December, 2024

12 December, 2024

3 Januari, 2025

9 Januari, 2025

14 February, 2025

20 February, 2025

Prices

Price details

  • $1900 per person, in a double room
  • Single room supplement: $110

Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival Asmara

Arriving early in the morning in Asmara, our driver is waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we take a guided tour through Asmara.

Overnight Crystal Hotel Or Similar, in Asmara

Day 2:Asmara city tour

Asmara is among the safest cities in Africa and has earned the status of being the fourth most desirable city of interest. These awards make it an irresistible place to travel to, along with the country’s other cities. Visitors will be able to experience the distinct architectural styles developed through the long heritage of the past.

The places we have planned to visit are among its many buildings. Roman Catholic Cathedral, Coptic Church of St. Mary, Al-Khulafa al-Rashedin, Medeber (famous recycling warehouse), Tank Graveyard, National Museum, Fiat Taglier architecture, etc. Asmara is a quiet and peaceful area, and you can enjoy beautiful weather all year round.

Overnight Crystal Hotel Or Similar, in Asmara

Day 3:Asmara - Massawa

The journey to Massawa begins after breakfast with the drive from Asmara to the east via the Massawa – Nefasit route from an altitude of 2400 meters to Massawa to zero sea level in about 3 hours.

Visitors will experience three climatic changes along the way: – Cool, moderate, and hot weather. A short coffee break in Ghinday and dinner in Massawa are essential.

Overnight Dahlak Hotel Or Similar, in Massawa

Day 4:Massawa - Adulis - Massawa

Early morning, we drive about 70 km south of Massawa to the old port of Adulis. It is a river port that served as a center of trade between the highlands of Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Zula is nearby. Both ports were at the center of the trade of the time, which was predominant in the Middle East. Then, already in the 7th century BC, civilizations developed. It is assumed that Adulis was a large city at that time. A small part of the city buried underneath and today has been excavated, but there is still too much to see.

Following a memorable stay in Adulis, In the late afternoon, return to Massawa.

Overnight Dahlak Hotel Or Similar, in Massawa

Day 5:Massawa - Sea Excursion at the Dahlak Archipelago

After the morning meal, we embark on the three-day expedition to the Dissie & Madote Islands by speedboat to discover “the pearls of the Red Sea.” The route comprises some of the most fascinating and affluent coral reef islands.

Scattered over a vast stretch of the Red Sea like a pearl necklace over the translucent blue waters of the Red Sea, more than 350 islands of Eritrea, of which more than 200 islands belong to the Dahlak island chain, are among the last fabulous unaffected places in the world. The Dahlak island chain is a phenomenal setting with quite a few opponents worldwide.

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

Full Board – breakfast, dinner, and lunch

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.

Four local drinks per person per day are included, including bottled water.

Scuba or snorkeling equipment: please ask

Day 6:Dahlak Islands - Massawa

On our second day on the Dahlak Islands, we will continue to swim and snorkel. In the afternoon, Return to Massawa.

Overnight Dahlak Hotel Or Similar, in Massawa

Day 7: Massawa - Asmara - Departure

After breakfast, visit the port city of Massawa – the City of islands and the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea, a city that has been among the area’s most important ports for centuries. With its elegant Turkish-Egyptian-Italian style architecture and buying arcades, stunning mosques, and delicious fish and shellfish, Massawa is the perfect location to cater to all preferences.

In the mid-day, drive uphill while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and lush greenery right to Asmara, as time permits, with stops en route at fascinating sites.

At a suitable time for your flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

End of Tour!!!

Includes /Excludes

Price Includes

  • All transportation incl airport pick up and drop off car/bus.
  • Accommodation in tourist category hotels, in a double room - 5 Nights; 1 night in the Dahlak islands Comfort type mobile tented camp.
  • Treatment of B&B (bed and breakfast) except during the Dahlak cruise where it is FB (bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks included).
  • Breakfast each day
  • English/Italian speaking tour guide
  • Local taxes, entrance fees, Dahlak tax and Travel Permit fees

Price Excludes

  • Air ticket fare and Entry visa
  • Meals, extra drinks and tips
  • 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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