Itinerary to Eritrea
Day 1 – Addis Ababa - Asmara
Arrival in Asmara, you will be picked up from the airport by your guide.
Highlight: Walk through the center of Asmara. Along the way we see the spectacular art deco Italian buildings of the city. Most of them were built around the beginning of the 20th century. During the walk you will see the post office (1916), Albergo Italia (1899), Hotel Hamasien (1916) and the presidential palace (1907). Overnight hotel
Day 2 – Asmara – Massawa
Drive to Massawa Highlight: Visit Gurgusum Beach, where you can relax and get to know the local culture. Walk through the city, see a lot of Turkish and Italian architecture.
Dinner and experience the nightlife of Massawa. Overnight stay in Massawa.
Day 3 – Massawa – Asmara
Drive back to Asmara visit on the way the Recycling Market. The name says it all, here everything is broken down and reused. Check out the famous Cinema Roma, a unique place of art deco.
Highlight: Visit the City Hall, one of the oldest institutions in Africa. Here you will see an exhibition about the 30-year struggle for independence from Ethiopia. Overnight stay in Asmara.
Day 4 – Asmara – Keren
Drive to the city of Keren. Highlight: Visit to the Marian Dearit shrine. At this religious site thousands of Eritrean pilgrims gather to see the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This statue is hidden in a tree trunk. Walk through the central local market, Viewpoint from Hotel Keren.
Visit the old railway station of Keren and drive back to the capital city of Eritrea to Asmara.
Short stop at a few old Ethiopian tanks by the side of the road. Overnight stay in Asmara.