Eritrea is a fascinating country which falls well below most traveller’s radars thus making it one of our favourite countries to visit! 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 largest festival of the year 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.
YPT can arrange your visa on arrival for Eritrea!
This tour can be done as a standalone, or combined with Djibouti or Somaliland on our Horn of Africa tour.
Sunday 21st May – Asmara
Monday 22nd May – Asmara – Massawa
Tuesday 23rd May – Massawa – Asmara
Wednesday 24th May – Asmara: Independence Day!
Thursday 25th May – Asmara
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•Visa on arrival support
•All transportation incl airport transfers
•All accommodation on twin-share basis
•Entrance fees & travel permits
•YPT guide and local English-speaking guide
•Visa Fees ($80)
•Lunches & dinners
•Single supplement ($250)
•Pre-tour accommodation ($100)
•Local guide tips
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