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Sights Of Archaeological Interest Tour

Sights Of Archaeological Interest Tour Packages
Country: Eritrea
City: Asmara
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Archaeological 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 Tour

Asmara, the capital of Eritrea is the largest City. Lying 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”.

Day 03: Asmara Asmara- Adikeyh -Kohaito- -Senafe

An early hour’s journey towards the south East of Asmara will take the visitors to Dekemhare, 40 kilometers, Serenity, 65 kilometers, and Adi Keyh 115 kilometers.

Turning to the left through a weather road of 12 kilometers visitors will enjoy the archaeological site in Kohaito. An ancient dam, some standing pillars, traces of an ancient palace, Rock paintings, and tombs. Included is also the breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon. There was a road still visible that used to connect the area to the port city of Massawa and the neighboring Tigray in Ethiopia. Overnight in Adi Keyh.

Day 04: Senafe- Metera- Segeneiti- Asmara.

Following a good night's stay in Adi Keyh visitors will travel further to the South about 25 kilometers from Adi Keyih on the way to Senafe, a border town with neighboring Ethiopia. Visitors will enjoy the archaeological site of an ancient town in Belew Kelew overshadowed by the 2.5-meter erect stele, demonstrating the ancient civilization in that area The physically fit can climb the Metera mountain and witness the breathtaking view of 360 degrees where the majestic chains of the Ambassoira mountains adore the scenery.

There is also a baobab tree that gives fruits every month in its twelve branches, adjacent to the ancient church of St. Mary. Legends have it that the tree used to feed the monks by yielding fruit every month. In present times, though not edible, the fruits are still ripe in their twelve branches every month.

While returning back to Asmara visitors will have an observation of the several majestic baobab trees found in the town of Segeneiti, 65 kilometers from Asmara or almost halfway to Senafe. The Eritrean currency of the 5 Nakfa note commemorates one of the biggest baobab trees in the town.

Later in the evening, the visitors will be transferred to the airport for their bon voyage back home

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