ASMARA – MASSAWA – DAHLAK ISLANDS
Early in the morning departure to Massawa, in just 100 km the road, that from Asmara brings to the beach of Massawa, descend to 2450 metres. Arrived there, as soon as the tourist permit will be ready, we’ll go on board a motorboat to the discovery of “the pearls of Red Sea”: Dahlak Islands. Will camp one night in one of the islands and will visit another one. Full of time for leisure, swimming, snorkelling and fishing.
Scattered over a vast area of the Red Sea like a string of pearl upon the azure, translucent waters of the Red Sea, more than 350 Eritrean islands, among which more than 200 islands belong to the Dahlak Archipelago, remain one of the last great unspoilt destinations in the world. Dahlak Archipelago is an exceptional ecosystem, which has few rivals in the world. A tourism specialist, on the return from a cruise has summarised as follows his admiration for these islands: “The Maldives are the best destination in the world where services and nature have a mix unrivalled, but …. the Dahlak!!! They are the Maldives of 20 years ago!). Overnight in tent. Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner including local drinks (bottled water, soft drinks or beer) 4 pcs per person per day)
DAHLAK ISLANDS – MASSAWA – ASMARA
The morning will be full of swimming, snorkeling, adventure and relax. In the afternoon return from the islands to Massawa, and then proceed to Asmara where will arrive in the late afternoon/evening. Breakfast and pic-nic lunch
every saturday morning from Massawa
Full board, overnight in igloo tent with camp beds
Minimum 4 maximum 10 guests
One night at Dahlak island, overnight in tent, full board during the cruise (breakfast, lunch, dinner including local drinks among bottled water, soft drinks and beer (4 drinks per person per day).
All camping equipment at Dahlak camp: comfortable igloo tent (height mt 1.80), camp bed, sleeping bag, fully equipped camp kitchen and cook.
Private transfer from Asmara to Massawa and return
Local taxes, tourist permits, entrance fees and Dahlak tax
Price do not include:
Meals and drinks in Asmara and Massawa
Tips and gratuities
Travel insurance: is a MUST to have a comprehensive travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, medical, emergency travel and assistance, as this is compulsory on all our trips.
All what is not included in the “Price include”
NB: Some necessary advice:
The cruise to Dahlak, requires flexibility: the overnight stay will be in tents on the islands (large igloo tents mt 2.50 x 2.50x 1.90H, equipped with camp beds, pillow, sheets and pillowcases, chairs and tables are made available by the organization); the fresh water is limited so forget about daily showers. Camp toilets will be available. Meals will be prepared by the cook who will accompany you. You will eat freshly caught fish, the bread will be the typical Danakil’s one, fried or cooked in the pan, the fruit will be available only on the first days, but there will be tea and coffee, pasta and rice, biscuits and jam for the breakfast, in addition to, for those who prefer, typical breakfast of the coast: the “foul” based on fava beans, or an omelette with the addition of green hot pepper! Are available local drinks as bottled water, soft drinks and beer (4 drinks per day per person are included, extra will be paid to the crew). Do not miss a drop of areki (the local anise), to be enjoyed in the evening, maybe on the beach, around the fire chatting with travel buddies or admiring an incredible sky with (see to believe!) millions of stars, a breathtaking view in front of which everyone remains amazed and speechless and, if we are lucky, a bright sea for the phosphorescent plankton.