Upon Arrival at Asmara International Airport, the tourists will be met, assisted and transferred to their hotel.
Day 2: Asmara – Filfil- Massawa (Overnight Massawa)
Drive downhill via a winding road to port city of Massawa.
En route visit Filfil- the ‘Green Belt’ region lies to the northeast of Asmara, hailed as the most beautiful country side in all of Eritrea, is permanently green covered with lush forests and vegetation and is home to an impressive array of birds and mammals.
The steep road from Asmara winds its hairpin way past spectacular views over the mountains and valleys that reach out to the Red Sea plains.
It is the most picturesque loop in Eritrea, with innumerable hairpin bends, jaw-dropping vistas, cool air and sometimes a veil of mist which adds a touch of the bizarre. This route, known as the Pendice Orientali, takes you though some of the most dramatic and diverse landscape in Eritrea. It makes a great day excursion.
Day 3: Massawa - Dessie and Madotte Islands (Overnight camping)
Cruise from Massawa to pristine and beautiful Dessie and Madotte Islands.
Dessie Island is the most attractive of the islands, with vegetation, hills and good beaches; one of best islands for camping (fresh water available). It has good variety of hard and soft corals; profuse fish life; schools of jack and rays occasionally seen. It is better for diving than snorkeling; reef is slightly deeper than other areas (20m); particularly good diving off northern tip.
Madotte Island has good beaches and birdlife; one of best islands for camping. It also has good coral and fish species including angelfish, parrotfish, surgeons and cardinals. It is good for snorkelling and diving to east and west of island.
Day 4: Dessie and Madotte Islands - Massawa (Overnight Massawa)
Cruise back from Dessie and Madote Islands to Massawa. Gurgusum beach recreation, swimming, snorkeling.
Day 5: Massawa – Ghindae- Asmara (Overnight Asmara)
Drive uphill via Massawa-Asmara road while enjoying the breathtaking scenery all the way to Asmara.
Day 6: Free day in Asmara. Departure.
Late in the evening transfer to airport for departure.
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Africa Eritrea Outdoor: Water Drifter Boating and Sailing Snorkeling
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