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Country: Eritrea
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 01 ARRIVE ASMARA

Arrive Asmara; meet assist and transfer to the hotel.
Go on a city tour of Asmara. Visit the Catholic and Coptic cathedrals, the mosque, the market, the Caravanserraglio, the Italian cemetery, the National Museum.

Day 02 ASMARA-ADI QUALA 

After breakfast, depart Asmara to Adi Quala via Mendefera, also known as Adi Ugri, the capital city of Zoba Debub.  Enroute enjoy the rolling mountains and hills, covered with acacia- even the barren mountains are full of color.  It is easy to climb the various hills in this village to enjoy the views. Situated on two hills opposite one another, on two sides of the main road passing through Mendefera one will find the two most prominent buildings in the town: The St. Georghis Coptic Church and the Catholic Church and School. The name Mendefera derives from the high hill in the center of the city and is a source of pride to Eritreans. It means 'who dares ' and is a reminder of the fierce resistance put up by the local people to the Italian colonialism. It is now a bustling market town in a fertile region of Eritrea, and a place where small and large scale factories produce different products. 
In Adi Quala a visit to the Italian Memorial tomb built in commemoration of the Italian Defeat at the Battle of Adowa in Ethiopia in 1896. The memorial tomb was built in 1934 
Adi Quala is well known for its finest local beer (SUWA) Production called “Hitmo”


Day 03 ADI QUALA-ASMARA DEKEMHARE

After breakfast drive, via Asmara, to Dekemhare a small town, 40 Kilometers, to the south East of Asmara, Dekemhare is a pleasant town well known for its citrus fruits such as peaches and fig tree. It has a pleasant climate.  The Italians used it as resort area. There will be a brief stay in Asmara for Coffee in the finest coffee shops. Lunch will also be provided. In the Afternoon the visitors will travel to Dekemhare and visit the city 

Day 04 DEKEMHARE –KOHAITO-DEKMHARE 

After breakfast drive to Kohaito passing through the town of Segeneiti, 65 kilometers (from Asmara), Adi Keyh 115 kilometers. Turning to the left through a weather road of 12 kilometers visitors will enjoy the archaeological site in Kohaito. An ancient dam, some standing pillars, traces of ancient palace, Rock paintings and tombs. Included is also the breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon. There was a road still visible that use to connect the area to the port city of Massawa and the neighboring Tigray in Ethiopia.  Further continuing their journey, visitors will travel further to the South about 25 kilometers from Adi Keyih on the way to Senafe, a border town with neighboring Ethiopia. Visitors will enjoy the archaeological site of an ancient town in Belew kelew overshadowed by the 2.5 meter erect stele, demonstrating the ancient civilization in that area The physically fit can climb the Metera mountain and witness the breath taking view of 360 degrees where the majestic chains of the Ambassoira mountains adore the scenery.  There is also a baobab tree that gives fruits every month in its twelve branches, adjacent to ancient church of St. Mary. Legends have it that the tree uses to feed the monks by yielding fruit every month. In present times, though not edible, the fruits still ripe in its twelve branches every month. 
While returning back to Dekemhare visitors will have an observation of the several majestic baobab tree found in the town of Segeneiti, 65 kilometers from Asmara or almost half way to Senafe. The Eritrean currency of 5 Nakfa note commemorates one of the biggest baobab tree in the town. 


Day 05 DEKEMHARE – KEREN

After breakfast drive to Keren City. This lovely historical city is located 90 kms South west of Asmara surrounded by mountain ranges, valleys and Oasis (the life spot for the peasants and their cattle) driving downhill and enjoying the scenery of twisted mountainous roads. The wonderful healthy climate of Keren welcomes everyone and is often called the retreat town for people with rheumatism problems. Keren is 1392 meters above sea-level with an average temperate climate of 30C all year round. This town demonstrates a mixture of traditional and contemporary life style. 2 kms north of the town is the huge Baobab tree hewn church shrine of St. Mariam DeAarit.

Day 06 KEREN  CITY – MASSAWA

 After breakfast, depart to Massawa along the panoramic Oriental Slopes. Usually called Eritrea’s Green Belt. Enjoy a brief coffee ceremony in Sabur Resort area. Visitors can enjoy bird watching. Arrive Massawa around noon. Afternoon at leisure. 

Day 07 MASSAWA

After breakfast board a dhow for a short cruise: travel from Massawa to Madote island, Dissei, Shumma, Assarca. Overnight on board or in tents on the island. 

Day 08 MASSAWA –ASMARA

Day at leisure day. In the evening dinner in a typical restaurant, where you can enjoy authentic traditional cuisine, taste local beverage (sua, mies, areki) and participate in the ceremony of coffee. After dinner transfer to the airport for the return flight.

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