YPT are proud to bring back our East-African classics! So join us in the last part of our Horn of Africa Independence Combo Tour for a truly off the beaten track experience to one of the planet’s least visited destinations – Eritrea.
This fascinating country falls well below most travelers’ radars, which makes it a unique and off the beaten track experience. Eritrea boasts a pristine coastline and untouched Red Sea islands as well as some of the best-kept colonial architecture in Africa. On top of all that we’ll take part in the two-day festival to celebrate Eritrea’s independence!
Having been colonized in part by the Turks and Egyptians, Eritrea took on a European flavor with the arrival of the Italians in 1885 during their belated entry in the “scramble for Africa”. The legacies of successive foreign forces, combined with a rich mix of nine local ethnic groups, have created a diverse cultural landscape that offers the best of African, Middle Eastern and European influences.
The Eritrean capital city of Asmara is like a film set from an early Italian movie, with vintage Italian coffee machines and outstanding examples of Art-Deco architecture. Although the country faces numerous hardships, it paradoxically remains one of Africa’s most peaceful, secure, and welcoming destinations.
If you live in a country with Eritrean representation we assist you with collecting the visa. If not then all you have to do is collect the visa on arrival at Asmara airport with an invitation letter we provide you before the tour. If these dates don’t work for you, no problem – contact us for info on organising your own independent itinerary for any date. We will also facilitate the visa process for you.
Tuesday 23rd May – Asmara
Wednesday 24th May – Independence Day!
Thursday 25th May – Asmara
Friday 26th May – Asmara
Saturday 27th May – Massawa
Sunday 28th May – Massawa
Monday 29th May – Asmara
Tuesday 30th May – Asmara
Wednesday 31st May
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•All transport (unless otherwise stated)
•All accommodation on twin share basis
•Some local tours (unless otherwise stated)
•Single supplement ($270)
•Lunches and dinners
•Tips for the local guides and drivers
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.