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ERITREA


Come and explore one of Africa’s most seldom visited, but truly unique countries.


 Eritrea is a small country located in the horn of Africa that spans across the coast of the Red Sea. Formerly an Italian colony during the early 20th century, the capital city showcases much of the interesting art deco architecture like the St Joseph's Cathedral. The country also boasts incredible scenery and bright blue archipelagos and coral reefs.


Join us as we visit Asmara, walk around the camel markets and the war cemetery in Keren, explore the islands of Massawa and take a boat cruise to Dahlak and much more!



Please note that some sections of these tours travel to areas where the British FCO advises against all travel to.

We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise ytou to do your own research too to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this.


We run one trip per year to Eritrea, every February.

The dates coincide with our Sudan tours, meaning you have the option of combining both.

The visa process can be quite lengthy so we advise applying as far in advance as possible.

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2020 TOURS

Our current 2020 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE
Eritreatour-closed2020-02-232020-02-29Eritrea Highlights Tour6995250static0February

2021 TOURS

Our current 2021 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE
Eritreatour-open2021-02-212021-02-27Eritrea Highlights Tour6995250static10February

TOUR ITINERARY


Day 1 - Tour of Asmara


Arrive Asmara in the early hours and transfer to hotel. Afterwards we will take a tour of Asmara, visiting many sites including the Cathedrals, Theatre, the Great Mosque of Asmara and the famous Fiat Tagliero (a futuristic service station designed like an airplane). Evening spent at leisure.


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Day 2 - Tour of Keren


Today we take a full day tour of the city of Keren up in the Eritrean highlands. Visit the silver and wood markets, the 19th Century fortress, Camel markets, War Cemetery and ruins of the old Imperial Palace. Overnight in Keren.


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Day 3 - Islands of Massawa


We depart after breakfast and drive to Massawa, which is made up of two islands and the mainland connected together by causeways. We take a tour of the old colonial city of Massawa before checking into our hotel. Overnight in Massawa.


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Day 4 - Boat Cruise to Dahlak


Today we begin our boat cruise of the Dahlak archipelago. We will stop on Madote and Dissie Islands where you will have the chance to go for independent nature walks, relaxing on the beach or swimming in the sea. Back to Massawa in the evening.


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Day 5 - Massawa Tour & Back to Asmara


Further tour of Massawa in the morning before driving back to Asmara where we will stay overnight.


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Day 6 - Visit to Qohaito


Today we visit Qohaito, an ancient city in the Southern Debub region with vast picturesque canyons. Return to Asmara in the evening where your tour ends.


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Day 7 - Tour Ends


Transfer to the airport just after midnight for your flight home around 02:00. Extra days can be added on request or take our optional Sudan extension tour which will follow this one.


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DETAILS

Includes:


- visa support
- all ground transport including minibus and 4wd
- 3 star hotels (twin rooms)
- Tours, entry fees, permits and English speaking guides
- Breakfast each day
- Picnic lunch on the Dahlak Islands day
- Dahlak cruise


Excludes:


- Visa fee
- International Flights
- Tips
- lunches and dinners
- Other personal expenses
- single room supplement - £120 (we can allocate another sole traveller to share with if required, subject to availability)