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Asmara- Massawa- Assab Tour

Asmara- Massawa- Assab Tour Packages
Country: Eritrea
City: Asmara
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Desert Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

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

Day 02: Asmara City

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 summertime, Asmara has an enjoyable climate. The modern city of Asmara was literally created by the Italians between the end of the 19th and the 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

After breakfast drive to Massawa through Eritrea’s 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 fulfill- solomuna road, usually called Eritrea’s Green belt. The road initially built by the Italians as a weather road 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 mid-way 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. Local people visit the area for medical reasons to cure some notable diseases such as Rheumatism, general debility, and other cases that need hot spring water. Continuing the journey visitors will witness the desert plains before reaching the port city of Massawa. (Overnight Massawa)

Day 04: Massawa – Assab

The distance between Asmara to Assab is 705 kilometers. From Asmara to Foro 161 kilometers from Asmara is an asphalt road. Thereafter all the way up Assab is a dirt road. However, it is rather comfortable for an excellent drive. In some places, there are gorges so one has to be careful when driving.

The road is all the way adjacent to the sea. Therefore one can stop driving for a while and swim in the clean and open sea. It is breathtaking scenery. One will also observe a group of ostrich and gazelle. From Asmara to Assab the drive will take you through 34 towns.

It is rather advisable to have a night break in Massawa. Starting at 04:00 hrs. will be about an 8 to 10 hours drive. You will reach Assab at about 17:00 hrs. It is advisable to take lunch and drinks along. There will not be standard restaurants or entertainment places along the way. It is a semi-desert area. Overnight in Assab.

Day 05: Assab City

Visiting and touring enjoying Assab. Assab is a port city in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea. It is situated on the west coast of the Red Sea. Languages spoken in Assab are predominately Afar, Tigrinya, and Arabic. Assab has a hot desert climate typical of the Danakil Region. The climate is hyper-arid, extremely dry, and extremely hot. Vising the port swimming and enjoying the evening sea breath is exquisite.

Day 06: Assab – Asmara.

Driving back to the city of Asmara, early in the morning 04:00 hrs. to reach Asmara city in the afternoon.
Later in the evening, the visitors will be transferred to the airport for their bon voyage back home.

End of Tour!!!

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