Historic Route of Eritrea
Program: 14 Days Historic Route of Ethiopia and Eritrea

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa Sightseeing
Up on arrival at Bole international airport and met by the company representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, you will have a welcoming coffee ceremony and city tour of Addis. It includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa).
Overnight in Addis ababa.

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar then explorer Blue Nile falls and Lake Tana Monasteries
In the morning, transfer in to airport to fly to Bahirdar. After check-in to hotel journey by sympathetic African plains eventually leads to the mighty Blue Nile fall commonly known as "Tis Isat" (water that smokes). After hiking, the cataracts drive back to Bahirdar.
After lunch, boat excursion on Lake Tana. On Lake Tana time has still stood and dominated by an archaic, dating from early Christian mysticism and the religious interpretations of African art are characterized by the Ethiopian Christianity, and the world's Old Testament is still practiced. Visit Ura-Kidanemihret monastery, which are rich in icon painting.
Overnight in bahirdar.
Day 3: Drive to Gondar then sightseeing
Morning, drive to Gondar, which was one of the hidden cities of the foreign trade area in the 17th century AD. Gondar is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check-in to hotel visit the curious symbiosis of Ethiopian and Portuguese architectural representation of the Royal Enclosure which is also known as" the Camelot of Africa", the iconic church of Debre Birehanselassie, bath of king Fasilledes which still in use for the colorful celebration of Ethiopian epiphany (Timket).
Overnight in Gondar.

Day 4: visit the magnificent Simien Mountains
After breakfast, drive to Simien Mountains National Park which is the most marvelous of all Abyssinian landscapes. Simien Mountain National Park constitutes many summits above 4000masl and culminates at Ras Dashen, the highest peak in Ethiopian and it is the home of the endemics Gelada Baboon, Ethiopian wolf and Walya ibex. After visiting drive back to Gondar.
Overnight in Gondar.

Day 5: Fly to Axum
After breakfast, transfer in to airport to fly to the ancient town of Axum. After check-in to hotel visit the archaeological and historical attractions in Axum; which include, The Archaeological Museum, Monolithic Steles, The Tombs of King Kaleb and King GebreMeskal, and the legendary Bath of the Queen of Sheba, and the ruins of ancient palace of Queen Sheba. You also visit the new and the old Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion and the sanctuary that houses the original Arc of the Covenant. The 16th Century Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion was probably built on an earlier 4th century church, and is the holiest church in Ethiopia. In its sanctuary is said to rest the original Ark of the Covenant.
Overnight in Axum.

Day 6: -Fly to Lalibela then explore the rockhewen churches
In the morning, transfer in to airport to fly to the legendary and the framed of Ascetic Mountain town of Lalibela. After check-in to hotel, on this day explore the 12th c. Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela is famous for its rock-hewn churches and these brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the eighth wonder of the World. There are many rock churches in Lalibela, some hidden in enormous caves.
Overnight in Lalibela.

Day 7: Fly back to Addis Ababa
This day you will have leisure time. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations.
Overnight in Addis Ababa.

Day 8: Arrival in Eritrea
You will be met at the airport and be transferred to the Hotel Asmara Palace or a similar location. Breakfast and dinner are included in your stay. After settling in at your hotel a guided tour of Asmara has been put together. A guide will take you to see Asmara’s cathedrals, mosques, the theatre and the unique Fiat Tagliero, which looks like a service station out of a Hollywood science fiction movie. Recuperate at the Asmara Palace Hotel or similar with dinner and breakfast before continuing your tour the following day.

Day 9: Tour the City of Asmara
Once you have enjoyed your breakfast you will be able to explore more of Asmara. Primary attractions in this beautiful city include a trip to St. Mary’s Coptic church, the city’s cathedral, National museum, a visit to see Alexander Pushkin’s statue of this famous Russian poet and end the day with an intriguing visit to the local market to enjoy the local arts and crafts at the Khulafa al Rashedin. Our visitors will spend the night at the Asmara Palace hotel or a similar location. Breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Asmara - Keren – A Must See
Following breakfast at your hotel, you can anticipate a drive to the high plateau where Keren is situated. These misty mountains lie at the heart of the agricultural sector of Eritrea tourism. Tourists will be fascinated by the camel and livestock market, which is an enormous attraction in the area along with other popular markets in the area. The guide will take you to see the silver and wood marketplace, Imperial Palace ruins and war cemetery. Later, tourists will overnight at the Sarina Hotel or a similar hotel, where breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 11: Massawa / Keren
Take a leisurely drive to the city of Massawa through the Filfil, which is Eritrea’s tropical forest where many species of tropical birds may be seen. As a part of the Semenawi-Bahri, this popular rainforest destination provides dramatic scenery as the landscape transforms going down toward the coastal region. The variety of fauna and flora on this trip is magnificent and tourists can get to see all of this while being transported through the region. The Red Sea hotel or similar welcomes its visitors overnight and for a delicious breakfast and dinner.

Day 12: Massawa
The rich history offered by Massawa includes several eras and kingdoms along a string of islands including the well-known Dahlak Islands. Formerly known as the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’, Massawa remains an important port in the region. Characterized by exquisite Turkish architecture, lazy sandy beaches, swimming pools and a shopping mecca, Massawa is a popular tourist destination on this tour. The Red Sea hotel or similar is ready to host their guests for a pleasant breakfast, luncheon and dinner.

Day 13: Enjoy a Journey to Massawa, Mendefera and Asmara
On the final day of your tour, tourists can relax while heading back to Asmara. Mendefera is along the way where a stop will be made to take in the stunning mountain views before arriving in Asmara. Here, the Hotel Asmara or similar hotel will be arranged to overnight, with breakfast and lunch on offer.

Day 14: Asmara and Return Home
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and what is left of your time on Eritrea travel and before being driven back to the airport.

Costs per person
2 pax 4 pax each 6 pax each 7 Above each

Tour Prices Include
  • Airport meet on arrival and departure
  • Travel between airport and hotels
  • Hotel accommodation as included in itinerary
  • Private vehicle transport
  • Expert tour guide
  • Boat trip on Lake Tana
  • All entrance fees
  • All domestic flights
Not Included in Tour Price
  • Flights
  • Visa expenses
  • Paid admission to various listed sites
  • Meals not on the tour itinerary
  • Travel insurance expenses
  • Driver and guide gratuities
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry
  • Photo and video fees
  • Anything which is not mentioned on the above-included parts
  • $1860/person for 2 people as a group
  • $1614/person for 3-5 people as a group
  • $1475/person for 6-7 people as a group
  • $1432/person for 8-9 people as a group