Eritrea, Somaliland & Djibouti
Group Travel | 14 Days
- Three newly-accessible countries in one thoughtfully planned, expertly-led itinerary
- UNESCO-listed Asmara, Eritrea’s modernist African city with eclectic Italian-designed architecture
- Eritrea’s multi-ethnic population through colorful markets and village visits
- Pristine beaches, small villages, and teeming coral reefs in the Red Sea’s Dahlak Islands
- Hundreds of beautifully-preserved cave paintings at Laas Geel in Somaliland
- Djibouti’s otherworldly Lake Assal, the lowest point in Africa
Enigmatic and enticing, the rich history and cultural traditions of the Horn of Africa are revealed in this exploratory journey through Eritrea, Djibouti, and the self-declared nation of Somaliland. Shrouded in a history of political and economic upheavals and restrictive travel access, breathtaking natural wonders and architectural masterpieces await rediscovery by intrepid travelers.
Encounter Eritrea’s kaleidoscope of ethnic groups and Italian-influenced architecture traveling ancient trade routes from the Red Sea coast to the highland market towns. Meet the people of the self-declared nation of Somaliland and explore ancient rock art. Taste the cosmopolitan flavors of Djibouti and visit the eye-popping salt fields of volcanic Lake Assal.
I think anyone travelling to Eritrea would be blown away by the calm friendliness of the place. Its history is absolutely fascinating.Graeme Lemon, GeoEx Trip Leader
1 – 2
Arrive in Asmara, Eritrea Get your first look at UNESCO-listed Italianate architecture ranging from neoclassical to art deco Ride through the highlands on the restored Eritrean Railway.
3 – 5
Travel to Keren, Agordat, and Barentù, mingling with Bilen, Tigre, Nara, and many other ethnic groups at highland markets and villages.
6 – 7
Behold historic Ottoman and Arabic architecture at the island-city at Massawa Explore the ongoing archaeological excavations in the ancient Axumite port at Adulis.
8 – 9
Stroll pristine beaches, swim in the Red Sea, and visit an island village Camp comfortably on the shores of the Dahlak Islands.
10 – 11
Fly to the self-declared nation of Somaliland Experience the intersection of old and new in the markets and streets of Hargeisa Marvel at hundreds of well-preserved paintings in the granite caves at Laas Geel.
12 – 13
Enjoy the international flair and relative luxury of Djibouti City Wonder at the brilliant colors of Lake Assal and the vast salt fields surrounding it.
Dates & Prices
03/11/22 – 03/24/22
04/01/22 – 04/14/22
09/23/22 – 10/06/22
10/28/22 – 11/10/22
Group Trip: From $12,250 per person
based on double occupancy
- Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
- Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
- All accommodations
- All ground transportation and airport transfers
- Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
- Most meals
- Bottled or filtered water at included meals and while sightseeing
- Services of a GeoEx trip leader, local guides, drivers, and other staff
- Some gratuities
- Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance