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Sea Excursion At The Dahlak Archipelago Tour

Country: Eritrea
City: Massawa
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

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

Day 02: Asmara city tour

Asmara, the capital of Eritrea is the largest City. Laying at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level the City has a year round pleasant climate at a range of 18-25 Celsius. Even during the summer time Asmara has an enjoyable climate. The modern city of Asmara was literally created by the Italians between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century. The city’s elegant streets and the adjoining promenade are comfortable for day or night walking. The city now accommodates more than 400 art Deco buildings officially recognized by UNESCO. The city maintains its cleanliness, which is commended by many visitors. One of the attractive features of Asmara, in particular and the country in general is that it is the safest place to enjoy. One would feel as if one is in Rome when touring Asmara. Many Italians use to call it “Asmara Bella” .meaning “Asmara the beautiful”. Overnight in Asmara

Day 03: Asmara- Massawa along the Green Belt

Driving to Massawa through the green belt would take the path primarily towards the Keren road. Then turning towards the east the journey would gradually descend through the much admired filfil- solomuna road, usually called the Green belt. The road initially built by the Italians as a weather road from an absolute mountainous plateau, has been turned into a fine tarmac by the Government of Eritrea Visitors may feel as if they are driving above the clouds as they could apparently watch the clouds down the hill. Bird watching is glamorous in Filfil Solomuna Visitors can have a coffee break at Sabur or Medhanit resort areas.

Further driving towards the east the descending will continue. Visitors could have a stop-over at the Mai Wu’uii (the famous hot spring) found some 40 kilometers from Massawa. Continuing the journey visitors will witness the desert plains before reaching the port City of Massawa. (Overnight in Massawa)

Day 04: Sea Excursion and scuba diving at the Dahlak Archipelago

Eritrea is endowed with 1200 kilometers of coast line. Moreover there are 360 islands in its territorial waters. The Dahlak archipelago is a fascinating group of islands. The largest one is Dahlak Kebir, the area of which is the size of Singapore.

A trip by boat from Massawa to Dessie, Madote Durgum Durgela, Asacra and many other islands lying some miles apart is such an exciting adventure. . Interested Scuba divers can enjoy diving during day light or during night time as the case may be (Overnight camping) in Madote. A tent and mattresses will be provided

Day 05: Plying between the islands of Dessie, Asacra

A continuous enjoyment of Diving during the day and also during the night as the visitors may prefer to choose. There are expert Master divers to give necessary guidance and the necessary watch for any assistance. The Dive Center in Massawa is approved by PADI. Overnight camping at Dessie

Day 06: Plying between the Islands of Durgum Durgella

Diving and fishing while plying between these two islands at a distance of few kilometers is quite entertaining. Time simply passes by when one would dive during the day and also during the night. Those who have tried it speak of the exciting moment they have passed during their visit. Overnight camping in Durgum or Durguella with bon fire will be memorable in one’s life time


Day 07: Massawa – Nefasit - Asmara

The famous Gurgusum beach is clean and one of the finest beaches in the world. The beauty of the Gurgusum beach and many other resort areas in the Dahlak archipelago is mainly due to the fact that the Red Sea is like a basin. Therefore there is no fear of dangerous gales and hurricanes. The beach is also free from any sharks. There are plenty of Dolphins to protect the environment. Therefore Visitors can comfortably enjoy swimming
Massawa is relatively cool during October to March. However during April to September it will be hot and humid. Visitors can adjust their time table accordingly, Late in the evening transfer to airport for their bon voyage

End of Tour!!!

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