Discover Eritrea: Highlands & Dahlak Archipelago of The Horn of Africa
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A land abundant in cultural diversity and contrasting landscapes, Eritrea is without doubt one of Eastern Africa’s most intriguing and compelling gems. From the rich coastal waters of the Red Sea to the fertile slopes of the Eritrean Highlands, this is a destination with old-style adventure written all over it. Largely undiscovered, its unique mix of natural and ethnic highlights make for a perfect off-beat destination.
Beginning amongst the captivating Art Deco architecture of its capital, Asmara, we’ll have time to explore this charming World Heritage city before departing for the ethnically diverse landscapes around Keren. After a visit to the town’s famous livestock market we then head for Barentu, whose tribal and religious contrasts provide us with some of the most authentic experiences of our journey.
Heading next to the Red Sea coast we then travel out to the idyllic islands of the Dahlak Archipelago, where we spend two nights "wild glamping" Eritrean-style amongst the protected landscapes of the Dahlak Marine National Park. The drive back to Asmara then takes us through some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the country - an inspiring end to a quite remarkable journey.
DAY 1: Tour Starts In Asmara
DAY 2: In & Around Asmara
DAY 3: Asmara - Keren
DAY 4: Keren - Barentu
DAY 5: Barentu - Asmara
DAY 6: Asmara - Massawa - Dahlak Archipelago
DAY 7: Dahlak Archipelago
DAY 8: Dahlak Archipelago - Asmara
DAY 9: Tour Ends In Asmara