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East and South East of Ethiopia:13 Days

13 Days to East and South East of Ethiopia

Duration : 13 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Awash,Harar, Dire Dawa, Nazareth, Awassa, Dinsho, Goba

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa airport and be met by our representative and transfer to the hotel. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Drive to Awash National Park

Morning drive Awash National Park. Then visit the southern part of Awash National Park where you can spot different kinds of wild animals like, gazelle, warthog, Kudu, Oryx, Baboons and Monkeys and different kinds of birds. O/N Lodge

Day 3: Awash:

This day visit to the national park and the Filwoha Hot Springs. O/N Lodge

Day 4: Drive Awash – Harar

Drive through the Afar region to Harar. O/N hotel
Day 5: Harar

Full day visit the city of Harar. O/N hotel
Day 6: Dire Dawa – Nazareth

Moring drive to Dire Dawa visit the Kefira market & the train satiation afternoon drive to Nazareth. O/N hotel
Day 7: Drive Nazareth – Awassa

En route visit the Rift Valley Lakes & Bird watching on Lake Awassa. O/N hotel
Day 8: Drive Awassa – Dinsho

Drive from Awassa to Dinsho through the Wabishebelle River valley. O/N hotel
Day 9: Dinsho

Full day visit the Bale mountains national Park. O/N hotel
Day 10: Drive Dinsho – Goba

This day visit the Sof Omer cave. O/N hotel

Day 11:Senati Plateau

Full day visit the Senati Plateau. O/N hotel
Day 12: Drive Goba – Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis Ababa via Asela. O/N hotel

Day 13: City tour – Departure
In the last day of your stay make a sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa and transfer to the airport for departure.

Arbaminch: 4 Days

Duration : 4 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Arbaminch, Lake Chamo and Awassa

Day. 01: Drive to Arbaminch

Drive via Debre Zeit to Modjo, continue driving through the Great Rift Valley to Lakes Koka, Zeway, Abiyata and Langano then drive to Wondo Genet resort and then to Awassa. O/N hotel

Day. 02:Boat trip on Lake Chamo and Excursion to Dorze Village

After breakfast drive to Chencha, a highland plateau, to see the Dorze village with their unique huts made from bamboo. Visit the market (on market days) only. Then drive back to Arba Minch and after lunch, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the crocodile market. O/N hotel

Day. 03: Drive back to Awassa

Drive back to Awassa the place where bustling Ethiopian town in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Drive back to Addis and Departure

Early morning visit the daily local fish market at Lake Awassa. Then drive back to Addis Ababa. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Ertale By Air and Car:10 Days

Destination: - ERTALE/BY CAR & AIR

Transportation: Surface and Air

Duration: - 10 Days

Day 1 — Arrival of Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa. On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met by our team and transferred to Hotel. O/N Hotel

Day 2 — Drive to Awash

Drive from Addis Ababa to Awash Town, which is located in the central part of the Rift Valley system 250 km from Addis Ababa., This is the best place to familiarize yourself with the Kereyu people, a step into a quieter, calmer and more natural world. Enjoy swimming the natural hot spring. O/N Hotel

Day 3 — Drive to Samera

Drive from Awash National Park to Samara the capital city of the Afar regional state, on the way enjoy the beautiful landscape. Here we will finish some paper works permits for the visit then we continue to a small town called Logi for an overnight stay at a local hotel. (A policeman will accompany us). O/N hotel

Day 4 — Dirve to Afdera

We drive to Afdera and facilitate the permit paper from the regional tourist office. Here some more local experts in desert travel will accompany us. O/N Hotel

Day 5 — Drive to Dodem – Ertale

Drive to Dodem then walk to Ertale. Drive from Afrera to Dodom. At Dodum we will hire two mules, 1 Guide and 2 police men will accompany us then we will start the walk to the Ertale volcanic hills which is 15 kms one way. We will arrive at Ertale around midnight and walk to see the colorful and spectacular volcanic eruption. At night we will camp nearby the eruption. Overnight camping around Ertale.

Day 6 — Ertale

Full day stay on Ertale. Overnight camping

Day 7 — Drive to Ahemed Lalle

This day we will walk back the 15 kms from Ertale to Dodum and meet the vehicles. Then we will drive to Ahemed Lale. O/N camping

Day 8 — Drive to Berhaile

After very early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale salt lake and visit the salt workers and the merchants then proceed to Dallol and enjoy the spectacular view and small hill with colorful hot springs with their spectacular formations. Drive back to Berhaile for an overnight stay, camping.

Day 9 — Drive to Mekele

Drive from Berhaile to Mekele, the capital of Tigray region. On the way visit the Afar village over the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley system to the western highland. Overnight Hotel

Day 10 —Fly to Addis Ababa

Fly from Mekele to Addis Ababa then sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa. Evening we will have a farewell dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for cultural dinner and dances from the different ethnic groups. Then after transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Addis Ababa, Harar : 4 Days

Duration : 4 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Addis Ababa, Harar

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing

Arrive Addis Ababa airport and be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel for check in. After check in at the hotel sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa includes museums, market place and churches. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Drive to Harar

Early in the morning drive to the eastern part of Ethiopia to Harar. The place is known with its first grade coffee and it has historical attraction built in the 15th century. O/N hotel

Day. 03: Full day visit of Harar

This day make a full day sightseeing tour of Harar which includes Rainbow house, market side of the wall and the old wall of the village. In the evening you will see the Hyena man. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Drive to back to Addis Ababa

Morning drive to back to Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Awash National Park, Harar: 5 Days

Duration : 5 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Addis Ababa, Awash National Park, Harar

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing

Arrive Addis Ababa airport and be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel for check in. After check in at the hotel sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa includes museums, market place and churches. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Drive to Awash National Park

Morning drive Awash National Park. Then visit the southern part of Awash National Park where you can spot different kinds of wild animals like, gazelle, warthog, Kudu, Oryx, Baboons and Monkeys and different kinds of birds.

Day. 03: Drive to Harar

Early in the morning drive to the eastern part of Ethiopia to Harar. The place is known with its first grade coffee and it has historical attraction built in the 15th century. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Full day visit of Harar

This day make a full day sightseeing tour of Harar which includes Rainbow house, market side of the wall and the old wall of the village. In the evening you will see the Hyena man. O/N hotel

Day. 05: Drive to back to Addis Ababa

In the morning after breakfast drive to back to Addis Ababa.

Awash,Harar, Dire Dawa: 6 Days

Duration : 6 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Awash,Harar, Dire Dawa

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa airport and be met by our representative and transfer to the hotel. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Drive to Awash National Park

Morning drive Awash National Park. Then visit the southern part of Awash National Park where you can spot different kinds of wild animals like, gazelle, warthog, Kudu, Oryx, Baboons and Monkeys and different kinds of birds. O/N Lodge

Day. 03: Drive to Harar

Early in the morning drive to the eastern part of Ethiopia to Harar. The place is known with its first grade coffee and it has historical attraction built in the 15th century. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Full day visit of Harar

This day make a full day sightseeing tour of Harar which includes Rainbow house, market side of the wall and the old wall of the village. In the evening you will see the Hyena man. O/N hotel

Day, 05: Drive to Dire Dawa / fly to Addis Ababa

Morning drive to Dire Dawa visits the Kefira market and the train station. Fly to Addis Ababa. O/N hotel

Day. 06: City tour of Addis Ababa then departure

Arbaminch and Jinka: 7 Days

Duration: 7 Days
Transportation: Surface
Destination: Arbaminch and Jinka

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing

Arrive Addis Ababa airport and be met with our representative and transfer to the hotel for check in. make sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa. O/N hotel

Day. 02:Drive to Arbaminch via Dorze village

After breakfast drive to Arbaminch through Chencha village to visit Dorze people. O/N hotel

Day. 03: Boat trip on Lake Chamo &drive to Jinka

Morning make a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the crocodile market. Then drive to Jinka. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Excursion to Mursi Village then drive to Turmi

Morning excursion to the Mursi tribes village which are well known by their leap plates. Then proceed driving to Turmi. O/N Lodge

Day. 05: Excursion to Omorate

Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river and then back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village. O/N Lodge

Day. 06: Drive back to Arbaminch

Morning after breakfast drive to Arbaminch on the way visit Konso tribes village.

Day. 07: Drive back to Addis Ababa and Departure

. Drive back to Addis Ababa. Evening fare well dinner and transfer to airport for fly back home.

Arbaminch, ,Jinka, and Mursi: 9 Days

Duration : 9 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Arbaminch, ,Jinka, and Mursi

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing

Arrive in Addis Ababa and be transferred to your hotel for check in. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Drive to Arba minch via Dorze village

Early morning drive to Arba minch through Chencha village to visit Dorze people. O/N hotel

Day. 03: Boat trip on Lake Chamo &drive to Turmi

Morning make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the largest crocodiles in Africa which measure up to 7 Mts. Then drive to Turmi. O/N Lodge

Day. 04: Excursion to Omorate

Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village. O/N Lodge

Day. 05:Drive to Jinka via Karo

Morning excursion to Karo village and visit the Karo tribes with their interesting body decorations and scarification then drive to Jinka. O/N hotel

Day. 06: Excursion to Mursi

In the morning after breakfast excursion to the Mursi tribe village known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips. Then drive back to Jinka. O/N hotel

Day. 07: Drive to Yabello via Konso Village

After breakfast drive to Yabello en route visit Konso tribes village. O/N Yabello Motel

Day. 08: Excursion to Elsod creator salt Lakes& drive to Yirgalem

Morning excursion to Elosd where the crater salt lake is found and see the Borena people extracting mud salt for their livestock food. Then proceed driving to Yirgalem. O/N Lodge

Day. 09: Drive back to Addis and Departure

Morning drive back to Addis via Awassa and visit the daily local fish market at lake Awassa.

Arbaminch, Jinka and Bale Mountains: 13 Days

Duration: 13 Days
Transportation: Surface
Destination: Arbaminch, Jinka and Bale Mountains

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing

Arrive in Addis Ababa and be transferred to your hotel for check in. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Drive Arba Minch

Early morning drive to Arbaminch through Chencha village to visit Dorze people. O/N hotel

Day. 03: Boat trip on Lake Chamo and Excursion to Dorze Village

Morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the largest crocodiles in Africa. Afternoon visit Chencha village to visit Dorze people. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Drive to Turmi via Konso

After breakfast drive to Turmi en-route visiting Tsemay and Benna tribes. Then walk to the villages of the Hammer people that enjoy body decoration and wear quantities of colorful beads and clay hair buns with Ostrich feathers spend pleasant after noon with friendly Hamar people.

Day. 05: Excursion to Omorate

Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village, also possibility to see special occasion ceremonies like wedding and ritual.

Day. 06: Drive to Jinka

Early Excursion to Karo village for the visit of Karo tribes with their interesting body decorations and scarification; Then drive to Jinka.

Day. 07: Excursion to Mursi

In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mursi (55 Km from Jinka) and visit to the of Mursi tribe village known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips.

Day. 08: Drive to Yabello via Konso Village

After breakfast drive to Yabello en route visit Konsotribes village. The king village is very interesting.

Day. 09: Excursion to Elsod creator salt Lakes & drive to Yirgalem

Early morning excursion to Elosd, the crater salt lake to see the Borena people extracting mud salt for their livestock food and on the way back stop at Dubluk to see the singing well typical of Borena tribes when they serve their cattle from 20 M deep wells. Then proceed driving to Yirgalem.

Day. 10: Drive to Bale Mountains National Park

After breakfast, continue driving to Bale mountains National Park. Visit many of the endemics like Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’ s rail, Banded barbet and of course other species, too.

Day. 11: More excursions In the Bale mountains National park

In the morning drive towards Sanete Plateau. While crossing a lush green forest, you will enjoy the Semien Wolves, endemic mammals. Also you will walk slightly down and down across a moorland landscape dotted with white and yellow cushions of flowers, colorful lichen covered rocks and sparse Giant Lobelias. You will visit many water birds in the small lakes.

Day. 12: Drive to Awassa

Morning drive to Awassa. Awassa is a bustling Ethiopian town in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.

Day. 13: Drive back to Addis and Departure

After breakfast visit the daily local fish market at Lake Awassa. In the evening departure.

Arbaminch, Lake Chamo and Awassa: 4 Days

Duration : 4 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Arbaminch, Lake Chamo and Awassa

Day. 01: Drive to Arbaminch

Drive via Debre Zeit to Modjo, continue driving through the Great Rift Valley to Lakes Koka, Zeway, Abiyata and Langano then drive to Wondo Genet resort and then to Awassa. O/N hotel

Day. 02:Boat trip on Lake Chamo and Excursion to Dorze Village

After breakfast drive to Chencha, a highland plateau, to see the Dorze village with their unique huts made from bamboo. Visit the market (on market days) only. Then drive back to Arba Minch and after lunch, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the crocodile market. O/N hotel

Day. 03: Drive back to Awassa

Drive back to Awassa the place where bustling Ethiopian town in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Drive back to Addis and Departure

Early morning visit the daily local fish market at Lake Awassa. Then drive back to Addis Ababa. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Arbaminch, Jinka, Mursi and Turmi: 6 Days

Duration : 6 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Arbaminch, Jinka, Mursi and Turmi

Day. 01:Fly to Arba minch

ET has 3 days fly to Arbaminch in a week. i.e. on Sunday, Wednesday or Friday. If you arrive in one of those days you will transfer to airport for flight to Arbaminch. Meet the vehicle and driver at Arbaminch then drive to Chencha village to visit Dorze people. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Jinka

Morning make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the crocodiles market. Then drive to Jinka. O/N hotel

Day. 03 Turmi

This day visit the Mursi villages. Then proceed driving to Turmi. O/N Lodge

Day. 04: Excursion to Omorate

Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village. O/N Lodge

Day. 05: Drive back to Arbaminch

Morning drive to Arbaminch on the way visit Konso tribe.

Day. 06: Drive back to Addis Ababa and Departure.

Drive back to Addis Ababa. Evening fare well dinner and transfer to airport for fly back home.

The Lalibeal Rock Hewn Churches By Air: 2 Days

DESTINATION: - THE LALIBELA ROCK HEWN CHURCHES /BY AIR

Duration: - 2 DAYS

DAY 1 — Transfer to the airport and fly to Labella. After transfer to hotel, visit the rock hewn churches of the 12th century and the fascinating monolithic carvings. The site is well known as one of the wonders of the world. Overnight Hotel

DAY 2 — Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis.

Lalibela,Gondar,Semine Mountains By Air: 6 Days

DESTINATION: - LALIBELA — GONDAR — SEMIEN MOUNTAINS/BY AIR

Duration: - 6 DAYS

DAY 1 — Transfer to the airport and fly to Lalibela. Visit the rock hewn churches of the 12th century and the fascinating monolithic carvings. The site is well known as one of the wonders of the world. Overnight Hotel.

DAY 2 — Fly to Gondar. On arrival the guide will drive you to the hotel. Then after you will be taken to the Castles built by various Kings during the time of the medieval period and the ancient churches with their unique frescos. Overnight Hotel.

DAY 3 — Drive to the Semien Mountains National Park, one of the most beautiful stretches of unspoiled wilderness surviving in the world today. Overnight stay Semien Lodge.

DAY 4 — The Semien Mountains and the strange and fascinating world surrounding them have not one grand canyon but up to 100 gorges so deep and steep that it may take as long as two days to trek them. Full day trek to the jagged peaks of the distant mountains. Overnight Semien Lodge.

DAY 5 — Morning trek to adjacent peaks to see Walia Ibex, endemic to Ethiopia, and Gelada Baboons. After lunch drive back to Gondar and overnight Hotel.

DAY 6 — fly back to Addis Ababa

Bahir Dar,Gondar,Lalibela and Axum By Air: 7 Days

Destination: Bahir Dar,Gondar,Lalibela and Axum By Air

Duration:- 7 DAYS

Day 1 — Arrive in Addis Ababa, be met and transferred by our representative to the hotel for overnight

Day 2 — Morning fly to Bahir Dar. After checking into the Hotel and refreshment, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit ancient monasteries. You will visit two of the most accessible and representative of the monasteries, still serving their original function, Ura Kidane Mehret, and Azwa Maryam. In the afternoon visit to the impressive Blue Nile Falls, locally known as Tis Isat or 'Smoke of Fire’. Overnight Hotel

Day 3 — Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar is 180 kms. On the way you will enjoy a beautiful scenery of landscape, wide grazing land and hilly mountains with numerous farmlands. The attractions that will be visited in Gondar includes: Castles of Gondar- they are included in the World Heritage List. The royal Fasilades Bath and the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its unique murals. Overnight Hotel

Day 4 - Fly to Lalibela where all the 11 monolithic Rock Hewn Churches are situated. This day visit the first group of the churches, which lie in rock cradles one behind the other: Bet Golgotha, Bet Mika'el, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel and Bet Medhane Alem. Bet Medhane Alem, the largest one, is built like a Greek Temple. In a corner are three empty graves symbolically dug for biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Overnight Hotel

Day 5 - After breakfast a mule ride to the 13thc rock hewn monastery of Asheten Mariam. The church is situated atop a mountain at an altitude of 3150 metres. This will take about 4 hours. Return back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the other group of Rock churches of Lalibela; Bet Giyorgis, possibly the most elegant of all the Lalibela churches, lies somewhat isolated in the southwest part of the village on a sloping rock terrace. It can only be reached through a tunnel. The group of four, south of the Jordan River, comprise of Bet Emanuel, Bet Mercurios, Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gabriel-Rufa'el. Bet Emanuel's elaborate exterior is much praised by art historians. Overnight Hotel

Day 6 — Fly to Axum. The ancient city of Axum is found close to Ethiopia's northern border. It marks the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Axum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. After check in to hotel, sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary Church where the original Arc of the Covenant is housed, Archeological Museum, stelaes, tombs, and palace. Overnight Hotel

Day 7 — Fly to Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Historic Route and Harar By Air and Car: 9 Days

DESTINATION: - HISTORIC ROUTE & HARAR /BY AIR & CAR

Duration: - 9 DAYS

Day 1 — Arrive in Addis Ababa, be met and transferred by our representative to the hotel for overnight

Day 2 — Morning fly to Bahir Dar. After checking into the Hotel and refreshment, we take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit ancient monasteries. We will visit two of the most accessible and representative of the monasteries, still serving their original function, Ura Kidane Mehret, and Azwa Maryam. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the impressive Blue Nile Falls, locally known as Tis Isat or 'Smoke of Fire’. Overnight Hotel

Day 3 — Drive to Gondar Tour of Gondar We experience a typical Ethiopian African landscape as we drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar- 180 kms over wide grazing land, hilly mountains with numerous farmlands. The attractions that we visit in Gondar includes: Castles of Gondar- they are included in the World Heritage List. The royal Fasilades Bath and the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its unique murals. Overnight Hotel

Day 4 — Fly Lalibela. We take a short flight to Lalibela then drive 23kms to the town where all the 11 monolithic Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela are situated. Today we visit the first group of six churches, which lie in rock cradles one behind the other: Bet Golgotha, Bet Mika'el, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel and Bet Medhane Alem. Bet Medhane Alem, the largest one, is built like a Greek Temple. In a corner are three empty graves symbolically dug for biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Overnight Hotel

Day 5 — In Lalibela. After breakfast a mule ride to the 13thc rock hewn monastery of Asheten Mariam. The church is situated atop a mountain at an altitude of 3150 metres. This will take about 4 hours. We return back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the other group of Rock churches of Lalibela; Bet Giyorgis, possibly the most elegant of all the Lalibela churches, lies somewhat isolated in the southwest part of the village on a sloping rock terrace. It can only be reached through a tunnel. The group of four, south of the Jordan River, comprise of Bet Emanuel, Bet Mercurios, Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gabriel-Rufa'el. Bet Emanuel's elaborate exterior is much praised by art historians. Overnight Hotel

Day 6 — Fly Axum After breakfast fly to Axum. The ancient city of Axum is found close to Ethiopia's northern border. It marks the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Axum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. After check in to hotel, sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary Church where the original Arc of the Covenant is housed, Archeological Museum, stelaes, tombs, and palace. Overnight Hotel

Day 7 — Fly Addis Ababa After breakfast you will check in to the airport for your flight to Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Day 8 — Fly from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa and drive to Harar breakfast Fly to Dire Dawa, the second largest city of Ethiopia. Upon arrival drive 55kms to the walled city of Harar. After check in to Belyneh hotel, will visit The City Wall, the Gates and the narrow streets lined with traditional HarariGegar houses, the colorful Muslim and Christian markets (known for basketry). After lunch visit the Harari museum, Rimbaud House, a fine traditional house dating from the period when the French poet Rimbaud lived in Harar. Finally visit the traditional Hararie house within the famous walled city. As evening falls local men attract wild hyenas to the city in a bizarre spectacle as they bravely feed these dangerous scavengers. Overnight Hotel

Day 9 — Fly Back to Addis After breakfast drive to Dire Dawa where you will have a short stay then transfer to the airport and fly to Addis Ababa. En route we stop at the town of Awaday to see the biggest Chat market in the country. ‚Chat is a stimulant leaf that people chew to be relaxed. Upon arrival to Addis, the rest of the day will be for shopping: in the evening a fare well dinner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian Restaurants with dancing from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for Departure.

Bahir Dar,Gondar,Lalibela and Axum By Air: 13 Days

DESTINATION: - BAHIR DAR, GONDAR, LALIBELA, AXUM /BY CAR

Duration: - 13 DAYS

 

Day 1 — Arrive in Addis Ababa, on arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met by our team and transferred to Hotel. Overnight Hotel

Day 2 — Addis Ababa – Debre Markos, after breakfast drive to Debre Markos via Dejen (the famous area for growing teff, which is a staple food of Ethiopians), after 103 kms drive, visit the 13th C monastery of Debre Libanos and the 17th C Portuguese Bridge. En route have stop over to visit the Oromo tribal village. Further down, you will enjoy the fabulous Blue Nile Gorge. Similar to the Grand Canon of USA. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3 — Debre Markos - Bahir Dar Drive about 250kms to Bahar Dar (Bahar Dar is a modern town on the shore of Lake Tana,) through the beautiful scenery and visiting the Amhara people & their villages. Have a lunch at Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara National Regional State. Afternoon, we take a city tour of Bahir Dar that includes: Colorful market of pottery, traditional hand-made woven clothes, etc. The Woito basket market and Mount Bezawit where the palace of Emperor Haile Selassie is gracefully situated. This hilltop is the best viewing point for the town, the lake and the river. Overnight Hotel.

Day 4 — Bahir Dar, After breakfast drive to the small town of Tiss Abay to visit to the impressive Blue Nile Falls, locally known as Tis Isat or 'Smoke of Fire'. The falls throws up a continuous spray of water droplets which drench onlookers up to a kilometre away. Much of the water is diverted to for hydroelectric generation but it is worth visiting for the walk around and see the rural life. The area around the river is extremely fertile and the Amhara people who live here farm wheat, sorghum and teff (from which injera, the national bread, is made.) After the Falls, return to Bahir Dar for lunch. The rest of the afternoon visit the local market of the town where local people from the country side and the people from the town gather for selling and buying the produce. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5 — Drive Gondar. Tour of Gondar We experience typically in an Ethiopian African landscape as we drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar- 180 kms over wide grazing land, hilly mountains with numerous farmlands. The rest of the day visit attractions in Gondar. The attractions that we visit in Gondar includes: Castles of Gondar- are included in the World Heritage List. the royal Fasilades Bath and the Church of Debre Birhan Selassie with its unique murals. Overnight Hotel

Day 6 — Drive Semien Mountains. After breakfast departure for Debark town (100 Kms from Gondar), where the headquarter of Semien Mountains National Park is found. Here a scout and a local guide will accompany us. Then we continue driving to the gravel road to BuyitRas, the first campsite of the National Park and your lodge for the night. On this drive you will gain your first impression of the scale and beauty of this highland region, the extraordinary scenery, enjoying the endemic Gelada baboons and the bone breaker giant bird Lammergeyer roaring around. Overnight Hotel

Day 7 — Drive Axum. On this day, the drive is long (280kms) but very beautiful with a spectacular landscape along the Semien Mountains and Tekeze Gorge. The road descends from 3100 metres through hairpin bends down the mountain side to 1400 metres in just 40kms! The drive down and back up to Adi Arkay showcases not only the immensely beautiful Simien Mountain massifs but also the people who eke out an existence in this unforgiving countryside. The drive continues through the Tekeze valley, crossing the Tekeze River, and onto Axum in the far north. Overnight Hotel

Day 8 — Visit of historical and archaeological sites in Axum. The ancient city of Axum is found close to Ethiopia's northern border. It marks the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom Of Axum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The archaeological and historical attractions in Axum include: the archaeological museum, monolithic steles or obelisks, the tombs of King Kaleb and King GebreMeskal, and the legendary Bath of the Queen of Sheba, and the ruins of ancient palace of Queen Sheba. We also visit the new and the old Cathedral of St Mary of Zion and the sanctuary that houses the original Arc of the covenant. Overnight Hotel

Day 9 — Drive from Axum to Mekele. After breakfast drive through the historical town of Adwa, which is a major African battlefield and drive to the very small town of Yeha to visit the 5th century B.C imposing ruins of Yeha’s temple. It was a large pre-Christian temple consisting of a single oblong chamber. The temple is believed to be the oldest standing building in the country. You will also visit the 6th century A.D church of Aba Afse –the church, sharing the same compound with the temple, is rectangular in shape. Continue driving to Mekele-the capital of Tigray region en route visit rock church of Wekro Cherkos and Abreha WE Asbeha. Overnight Hotel

 

Day 10 — Mekele – Lalibela. On this day, you will have the longest drive through the rough roads and will experience magnificent scenery). You will have a chance to visit Lake Ashenge and which is good for birding. Proceed to Lalibela for dinner and overnight Hotel.

 

Day 11 — Lalibela. Full day sightseeing tour of Lalibela: Lalibela, famous for its rock hewn churches dating back 800 years. It is exceptional to find 11 churches of such master craftsmanship in one locale. These brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the "eighth wonder of the world". The afternoon is spent exploring the atmospheric subterranean complex of passages and the remarkable rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel

 

Day 12 — Lalibela – Kombolcha. After breakfast drive through the highland area of Delb where you can see the endemic Gelada baboon. Have stopover at Hayk to visit the 13th C. monastery of Hike Istifanos on the island of Lake Hike. Proceed to Dessie for dinner and overnight Hotel.

Day 13 — Kombolcha drive back to Addis Ababa

Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Mekele, Lalibela, Awash, Harar : 15 Days

Duration : 15 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Mekele, Lalibela, Awash, Harar

Day. 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA

Day 1 — Arrive in Addis Ababa, on arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met by our representative and transferred to Hotel. O/N Hotel

Day. 02: ADDIS ABABA – BAHAR DAR

In morning after breakfast drive to Bahir Dar through Debre Libanos monastery and Blue Nile Gorge. O/N hotel

Day. 03: EXCURSSION IN BAHIR DAR

In the morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Tana to visit isolated monasteries. Then drive to 32 km. to Blue Nile Falls. O/N hotel

Day. 04: BAHIR DAR – GONADR

In the morning drive to Gondar. Make city tour of Gondar which includes the Royal Compound, the bath of King Fasildes and Debre Birhan Silasse Church. O/N hotel

Day 05: GONADR – SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK

Morning drive to Simien Mountains National Park, the park is the home of endemic mammals such as Wallia Ibex, Gelada Baboon and Ethiopian Wolf. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the landscape. O/N Lodge

Day. 06: SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK – AXUM

Drive to Axum through beautiful escarpment of Siemen Mountains and Tekeze river valley. O/N hotel

Day. 07: AXUM

Morning after breakfasts explore the city of Axum. Visit the museum, the park of the Stelae, the churches of St. Mary of Zion where legend has it that the original Ark of the Covenant is housed. O/N hotel

Day. 08: AXUM – MEKELE

In the morning after breakfast drive to Mekele and on the way visit Yeha temple and Debre Damo Monastery. O/N hotel

Day. 09: MEKELE – LALIBELA

In the morning after breakfast drive to Lalibela and on the way visit some local market and lake Ashenge. O/N hotel

Day. 10: LAIBELA

Morning visit the 11 rock hewn churches of Lalibela. Afternoon make excursion tour to one of the Lalibela churches outside the city. O/n hotel

Day. 11: LALIBELA – KOMBOLCHA

Drive to Kombolcha en route visit Lake Haik. O/N hotel

Day. 12: KOMBOLCHA – AWASH

After breakfast drive to Awash National Park & game drive in the park. O/N Lodge

Day. 13: AWASH -HARAR

In the morning game viewing in the park then drive to Harar. O/N hotel

Day. 14: HARAR – SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast visit Harar the old round wall built at early of 15th century by the governor of Harar. Harar is also known to be the 3rd holly pilgrimage centre for the Muslim religion follower. O/N hotel

Day. 15: HARAR – ADDIS ABABA

After breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa.

Jimma, Bebeka and Surma Village: 8 Days

Duration : 8 Days

Transportation : Surface
Destination : Jimma, Bebeka and Surma Village

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing

Arrive in Addis Ababa airport international and be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Drive to Jimma

Morning drive to Jimma passing through Wolkite on the way you will see the beautiful scenery over the Gibe valley and Gilgel Gibe hydro-electric. O/N hotel

Day. 03: Drive to MizanTeferi

After breakfast drive to MizanTeferi, passing through coffee plantations. The area is known by the birthplace of coffee. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Drive Kibish

Morning drive to Kibish on the way visits the Bebeka coffee plantation area. The place where cultivate organic coffee trees, tea, spice and rubber trees. O/N

Day 05: Kibish, Surma Village

Today we will have full day visit of the Surma village. O/N

Day: 06: Bebeka

Morning drives to Bebeka via Magi on the way visit the Dizi tribe. Then drive to Bebeka for overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day. 07: Jimma

Drive back to Jimma. Visit Jimma Aba Jifar museum. O/N hotel

Day. 08: Drive back to Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis Ababa. Departure

Jimma, Gambella, Ambo, Wonchi: 13 Days

Duration : 13 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Jimma,  Gambella, Ambo, Wonchi

Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa  and Sight seeing

Arrive in Addis Ababa airport international and be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel. O/N hotel

Day. 02: Drive to Jimma

Morning drive to Jimma passing through Wolkite on the way you will see the beautiful scenery over the Gibe valley and Gilgel Gibe hydro-electric. O/N hotel

Day. 03: Drive to MizanTefari

After breakfast drive to MizanTeferi, passing through coffee plantations. The area is known by the birthplace of coffee. O/N hotel

Day. 04: Drive to Tuligt

Morning drive to Tulgit on the way visits the Bebeka Coffee Plantation area.  It is the largest coffee farm in Ethiopia. O/N Guest house

Day.05: Drive to Kibish

Early morning drive to Kibish to visit the Surma tribe. The Surma women wear a clay lip plates on their lower lips. O/N

Day.06: Drive back to Mizan Teferi

Driven back to MizanTeferi. O/N

Day.07: Drive to Gambella

After breakfast drive to Gambella via green landscape and wild coffee forest. O/N

 Day. 08: Visit the Anuak and Nuer people Villages

In the morning drive to the Anuak village. The Agnuak people are herdsmen and farmers. Continue visiting the Nuer village. O/N

Day. 09: Excursion to Gambella National Park

Early morning visit Gambella National Park. The park is the home of wild animals such as elephants, buffalo, lions, antelopes, baboons and monkeys. Different birds are also found. O/N

Day. 10: Drive to Bedele

Morning drive to Bedele and you will visit Bedele Brewery Factory. O/N hotel

Day 11: Drive to Neqemt

In the morning drive to Neqemt. Then visit the Wollega Cultural museum, which gives a very good insight in the Wollega Oromo culture. O/N

Day 12: Drive to Ambo
After breakfast drive to Ambo on the way you will visit the Guder Falls.

Day 13: Drive to Wonchi Crater Lake and drive back to Addis Ababa

Morning after breakfast and drive to Wonchi Crater Lake situated at south of Ambo. You will visit the monastery on the lake. Then drive back to Addis for departure.