Day 2: The City of Djibouti. After breakfast, experience a full day tour of the city of Djibouti. You will visit the city’s numerous monuments and markets. Meal(s) Included: No. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel or Similar.
Day 3: Lac Abbe. After breakfast drive to Lac Abbe, a salt lake situated in an incredible scene of nature. Watch as limestone chimneys belch sulfur. Its scenery is so other-worldly that it even served as a set for the classic science fiction film ‘Planet of the Apes.’ En route you will visit Grand Barra, the remains of an ancient lake that offers great opportunities for spotting wildlife. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel or Similar.
Day 4: Lac Assal. After breakfast visit the Bankoualeh Oasis with its beautiful waterfalls and gardens. Later on in the day travel to the village of Ardo, before finally continuing to Lac Assal, a crater lake that is considered one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Africa. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel or Similar.
Day 5: Lac Assal / Djibouti / Khartoum, Sudan. After breakfast travel to Lac Assal, and explore its surrounding volcanic region including the Ardoukoba volcano and its hot springs. In the afternoon drive back to Djibouti to transfer to the airport for your flight to Khartoum. Upon arrival you will be met, assisted, and transferred to your hotel. Afterwards enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Al Salam Rotana Hotel or Similar
Day 6: Khartoum. After breakfast take a tour of Khartoum. Attractions include a visit to the National Museum and the Ethnographic Museum. Afterwards continue your day with a drive to Omdurman to visit the Khalifa House, the Mehdi Tomb and the old souk, the local marketplace. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Al Salam Rotana Hotel or Similar.
Day 7: Meroe. After breakfast drive to Meroe, an ancient city along the Nile and home to spectacular Nubian ruins. Visit the Lion Temple of Naqa and Musawwarat es-Sufra as well the Nubian pyramids of Meroe. Afterwards enjoy local cuisine cooked at your camp. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Meroe Tented Camp or Similar.
Day 8: Meroe / Khartoum / Asmara,Eritrea. After breakfast continue your tour of Meroe, also known as Nubia, one of the earliest civilizations to develop along the Nile River Valley. Later return to Khartoum where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Asmara. Upon arrival you will be met, assisted, and transferred to your hotel. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Asmara Palace or Similar.
Day 9: Asmara City Tour. After breakfast enjoy a tour of Asmara. Attractions include visits to the National Museum, the Cathedral, the Coptic Church of St. Mary, the Khulafa al Rashedin, the local market for souvenir shopping, and a curious monument to Alexander Pushkin, one of Russia’s greatest poets. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Hotel Asmara Palace or Similar.
Day 10: Asmara / Keren. After breakfast drive to Keren, a town set on a high plateau surrounded by dusty mountains. One of the country's most attractive towns, Keren is also the heart of Eritrea's agricultural community. During your trip visit Keren’s popular markets, including one for livestock and camels, which attracts traders from far around. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight at Sarina Hotel or Similar.
Day 11: Keren to Massawa. After breakfast drive to the city of Massawa. En route you will travel through the Filfil, home of the last remnants of Eritrea’s tropical forest. The area is particularly noted for its bird watching opportunities. The rainforest is part of a larger region known as the Semenawi-Bahri, a hilly region that slopes downward to the coastal plains. Not only is the area full of rare species of flora and fauna, but the snaking road recently built through the region’s mountains in 2005 affords view after view of breathtaking scenery. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Red Sea Hotel or Similar.
Day 12: Massawa. After breakfast experience a tour of Massawa, a city composed of a series of island and immersed in the history of a number of different kingdoms. Once named the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’, Massawa has been has been one of the region’s most important ports for centuries. With its exquisite Turkish-style architecture and shopping arcades, beautiful mosques and delicious sea food, Massawa is the perfect destination for the adventurous traveler. In addition to the city’s many attractions, it also offers pristine beaches and world-class swimming only short distance from the city center. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Red Sea Hotel or Similar
Day 13: Massawa / Mendefera-Asmara. After breakfast enjoy a pleasant return drive to Asmara with a stop in the town of Mendefera. Dominated by hills on both sides of its main road, the town offers beautiful views of natural scenery. You will arrive in Asmara later in the day. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch. Overnight at Hotel Asmara Palace or Similar.
Day 14: Asmara / Khartoum - Sudan. Transfer to airport for your flight to Khartoum. Meet assist and transfer to hotel. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight at Al Salam Rotana Hotel or Similar.
Day 15: Depart. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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