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Price Per Person

USD 350
Riding On Old Locomotive Tour
Country: Eritrea
City: Massawa
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Train Riding

Package Itinerary

The legacy of the Italians in Building one of the finest road and railway structures in Eritrea, East Africa is untold.  Their feat of engineering in Rail road is demonstrated when they managed to build the railway from a Zero Sea level to an altitude of 2400 meters above . It is quite amazing. They also build, in the 1920’s,   the longest cable car in the world in its time, from Massawa stretching for about 70 kilometers all the way up to Asmara. Unfortunately the cable rope has been dismantled in the 1960’s by the Ethiopians. 

The Eritrean Railway authority has rehabilitated the 100 year’s old Italian Steam locomotive trains which use coal and the old littorinas, diesel driven rail cars. It is such an exhilarating ride all the way from Asmara to Massawa. 

 Day 01- Arrivals

Arrive at Asmara International airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Asmara.

Day 02 - Asmara - Masswa
Locomotive enthusiasts can hire the locomotive at USD 250 per hour. It will take them about 10 hours to reach Massawa. On the way they can continuously stop the locomotive for photography. (Overnight in Massawa).

Day 03 Massawa-Asmara
Visitor enjoys the city of port of Massawa till noon. After noon the visitor transferred to Asmara and late in the evining transfer to airport for their bon voyage.

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