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Sight Of Archeological Interest Tour

Sight Of Archeological Interest Tour Packages
Country: Eritrea
City: Massawa
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Archaeological Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 01- Arrivals

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

Day 02 - Asmara -Massawa

A spectacular driving down from Asmara to the East through the Massawa-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 there and spend overnight in Massawa.

Day 03 – Massawa – Adulis – Massawa

The Next morning they will drive further to the south East of Massawa, Visitors will observe the ancient port of Adulis some 70 kilometers far from the Port City of Massawa. Zula is also adjacent to Adulis. These two ancient ports were a hub for the then vibrant trade that prevailed in the Middle East.

In 1868 A British Military Expedition led by General Napier built a 21-kilometer railway from Zula to kumaile. They used the short railway to transport their Elephants, donkeys and their army personnel to continue their long journey of 600 kilometers inside Ethiopia, namely the province of Gondar in northwest Ethiopia, to fight against King Tewodros the then Emperor of Ethiopia.

At about 13:00 hr.s they can return to Massawa where they can have lunch. They will then start returning back to Asmara at about 1500 hrs. They will reach Asmara at 18:00 or 19:00 hrs

Late in the evening transfer to the airport for their bon voyage.

End of Tour!

Explore More About Massawa:

Massawa is a port city in Eretria, located on the Red Sea coast between 15°36′35″ N latitude and 39°27′00″ E longitude, around 110 km southeast of the national capital, Asmara. It is one of two important commercial towns of Eretria, another being Asmara, and holds many active historic mosques including the Sheikh Hanafi Mosque.

Massawa is also popular for pristine beaches with snorkeling and diving opportunities and plenty of restaurants and cafes. Massawa also has become popular among visitors for its colonial buildings dating from Italian Eretria. Massawa is spread over an area of 477 sq. km and its summer generally sees high humidity.

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