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Fenkil Event Tour Activity

Fenkil Event Tour Activity Packages
Country: Eritrea
City: Massawa
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Seasonal Events

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At the height of the Eritrean armed struggle the Eritrean People’s liberation front waged a brilliant military offensive on the strategic city of Massawa against the Ethiopian government on the 10th of February 1990.  The offensive was dubbed as OPERATION FENKEL (meaning to uproot). The Ethiopian army was completely routed. The victory heralded the total independence of Eritrea a year later.  The Fenkel festival is celebrated every year. Different cultural show and a bazaar are well organized. Fenkil festival is a three day celebration from 8th February to 10th February.

Day 01- Arrivals
Arrive at Asmara International airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Asmara.

Day 02 - Asmara – 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”. Later in the mid-night May 24 eve the visitor enjoys the street mass dance and the fireworks prepared for the celebration. Overnight in Asmara

Day 03 Asmara City Tour
After Breakfast A spectacular driving down from Asmara to the East through the Masswa-Nefasit route, from an altitude of 2400 meters to Massawa at zero sea level in about 3 hours. Visitors will experience three climatic changes along the way:-. Cool, moderate and hot climate.  A brief coffee break will be essential in Ghinday and Lunch in Massawa.  Visitors will visit Massawa town have lunch. After Lunch the visitor enjoys the cool weather of Massawa relative to the hot season and experience the Fenkil Operation celebtarion with the people. Overnight in Massawa.

Day 04 Asmara – Massawa.
Visitor enjoys the coastal Red sea swimming and be part of the celebration. Latter in the afternoon visitor transferred back to Asmara city. After 2 to 3 hours’ journey visitor reaches Asmara. Late in the evening transfer to airport for their bon voyage.


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