So you want to go to Eritrea and want to experience the most exciting experiences there but don’t want to spend a lot or stay there for a long time? Well, my friend, this is just the tour for you. In this tour, YPT reinvents travelling to Eritrea by packing all of the good and incredible stuff the country has, in a short time and at an unbeatable price!
Some of the activities that can be done in Eritrea are simply world-class and shouldn’t be missed but, if you’re on your own, things like chartering a boat or a train do cost a lot so we’ve decided to do what we do best and allow groups of like-minded travellers to pool up and experience these activities at a fraction of the price and without having to spend a long time following a group.
On this tour, you’ll do the best. We’ll hit the ground running and feel like we’ve jumped back in time as we walk through the streets of Asmara, which haven’t changed much since the Italians left after the World War! Speaking of the Italians, the next day we’ll be chartering the last steam train of Eritrea for a trip through winding tracks and stone tunnels. We’ll even let you blow the horn (if you’re nice). Eritrea is a land of incredible beauty so we have to jump on a boat to explore the Dahlac Archipelago, with ruins of ancient civilizations and gorgeous wildlife, right on the red sea. The tour then takes us back to Asmara, where it finishes.
This tour comes with full visa support (very helpful for this tricky country) for our group members but no one says you have to leave right when the tour is finished! If you’d like to explore more, you can use this tour as a launching pad, do the unaffordable stuff at a bargain price and let us arrange private excursions to the rest of the country!
This trip comes right before our October tour of Socotra and they can be combined, visiting both Eritrea and Yemen in one go!
Friday 9th October – Asmara
Saturday 10th October – Massawa
Sunday 11th October – Massawa
Monday 12th October – Asmara
Tuesday 13th October
• Visa support
• Registration and permits
• Transportation in mini-buses
• Local English speaking guides throughout the tour
• YPT Tour Leader
• Accommodation according to itinerary in twin/double share
• Breakfast at the accommodation every day
• Flights (YPT can arrange your flight from Addis Ababa to Asmara approximately $275)
• Visa Fee
• Travel insurance
• Lunches and dinners
• Single supplement ($140)
• Tips for the local guide and driver
• Personal expenses
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.