Extension to Dahlak islands

Add 2 extra days to our 7 days trip across Eritrea and live a wonderful experience on the Dalhak islands. 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.

 

 

2 days
Sep-June
all accommodated

We add this extension in addition to our 7 days scheduled departure Treasures of Eritrea (please see dates available). We can also arrange private trips to Eritrea including this extension upon request.

For more info and prices send us an email or chat with us!

Services included:

  • Two nights 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.
  • Transfer from Asmara to Massawa and return
  • English/Italian speaking guide, except on free days
  • Local taxes, tourist permits, entrance fees and Dahlak tax
  • All that is included in the 7 days trip

 

Services excluded:

  • All that is excluded in the 7 days trip
Day 6: Asmara - Massawa - Dalhak islands

Breakfast and departure to Massawa. (2400 meters of difference in height with Asmara in little more than 100 km of road). As soon as arriving in Massawa, we will board for the excursion to the Dahlak islands by motorboat to the discovery of “the pearls of Red Sea”.

Today we will start exploring this enchanted archipelago.

Overnight in tents on one of the islands.

 

Meal plan
  • Full board
Accommodation
Camp
Day 7: Dalhak islands

This day includes the visit of some of the most interesting and richest coral reef islands and the itinerary will be decided in the imminence of the departure dates of the cruise. The final program will be decided by the captain on the departure day considering the conditions and weather forecasts, as well as the islands for which permits are granted.

Of the 1,000-plus species or subspecies of fish known to inhabit the Red Sea, some 15% are not found anywhere else. Some corals and echinoderms, such as certain star fish, are only found here. Current records for coral fish include 40 species in 24 families on stresses coral patches near Massawa and over 250 species in 49 families on outer coral reefs such as angelfish, parrotfish, barracudas, pipefish, surgeonfish, sharks, tuna, caranx etc. Mantarays which have wing spans measuring up to several metres, occasionally leap clear of the water and flap down on the surface.

Overnight in tents on one of the islands.

Meal plan
  • Full board
Accommodation
Camp
Day 8: Dalhak islands - Massawa - Asmara

After having enjoyed a last swim in this paradise, return to Massawa that will be reached in the early afternoon. If time allowed us will do a short visit to the city and will proceed to Asmara were will arrive in the evening.

Overnight in Asmara, Midian hotel or similar.

Meal plan
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 9: departure

At a suitable time for your flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

Meal plan
  • Breakfast
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