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Activities Of Cultural Interest Tour Packages
Country: Eritrea
City: Asmara
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Cultural

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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: City tour - Keren
Visitors will enjoy the Monday camel and other live stock market. Visitors would also visit the Italian and Common Wealth war cemeteries. Keren is well known for the fiercest battles that went on between the Common wealth and the Italian forces in 1941. The fall of Keren in the hands of the Common Wealth advancing army signaled the end of an era of the Italian occupation in Eritrea. Visitors will also visit the famous Mariam Dearit temple curved out from a Baobab tree.Keren is also well known for the citrus fruits like Guava, Orange, Papaya and mango trees that it produces .Overnight in Keren

Keren and its environs are inhabited by Tigre and Billen Tribes. Mostly they live in huts. One would enjoy their traditional dance and their unparalleled hospitality. The tribes are mostly farmers and pastoralists. The Italians have so many pictures of the beautiful ladies of the Billen during the end of the 19th and early 20th century. There are still photos on sale to this day Overnight in Keren


Visitors will drive to 28 kilometers towards Asmara and turn to the east for a 15 kilometers drive towards the famous shrine of St.Mary church of Debresina where there is rock hewn church. The purpose however is to observe the cultural living way of lthe Tigre and Anseba People. There are basic similarities between the Tigre and Billentribes. In the afternoon the visitors will return to Keren. Meanwhile visitors will have the opportunity to see the famous agricultural concession owned by the legendary Italian farmer “Denadai” that once was a hub of exportable citrus fruits to the Middle East. There were also dairy farming owned by the same farmer. The Denadai farm was famous for its long lasting bottled Milk. Overnight in Keren.

following a memorable stay in Keren the returning back to Asmara will require for the visitors to start driving at the early morning hours. The gradual ascending toward the highlands will make one feel as if one is being airlifted. The hair pin turning of the curved out of the mountains is such spectacular scenery. In about 2-3 hours’ drive visitors will reach Asmara.
Later in the evening the visitors will be transferred to the airport for their bon voyage back home. End of Tour Activity

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