Full Ethiopian tour Program

 

 Tour code:- AET-A1

Duration:- 14 Days & 13 Nights

Type of tour:-Miscellaneous Tour (Cultural, Historical & Nature Tours)

Mode of transport:-4WD and Domestic flights

Ethiopian varieties experience

 Itinerary Overview

 

Day 1.ADDIS ABABA City Tour

   We will start the city tour by MESKEL square this place has a significant role for Ethiopian political as well as religious activity, then we will drive to the biggest open air  market in Africa which is known as MERKATO on our way we will visit many historical attractions in ADDIS, After we make a tour in MERKATO we will drive to the beautiful Holy Trinity cathedral located round the city center then we will drive to National Museum of  Ethiopia to watch a lot of ancient historical artifacts also fossil of early mankind, then we will drive to the 3,000 meters mountain called ENTOTO to visit the first palace also church of ADDIS ABABA after enjoying with the panoramic view of Addis drive down to cultural restaurant to watch  cultural dancing  and to test the traditional dishes of Ethiopia then transfer to your hotel, Overnight in Lobelia Hotel or similar

Day 2.ADDIS ABABA- AXUM (Domestic Flight)

Early you will transfer to Air port for your flight to AXUM, after arrival at the ancient town of AXUM you will visit the ancientobelisks which are a UNESCO world heritages then visiting the church of St. marry or Zion where the original Ark of the convenient is kept secretly then transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Yeha hotel or similar

Day 3.AXUM – LALIBELA (Domestic Flight)

You will catch the first flight to LALIBELA, after arrival at LALIBELA town you will put the luggage then start visiting the magnificent rock hewn churches of LALIBELA those churches are 11, all those churches carved out from one single rock by amazing architectural skill before 800 years ago those churches are also known as the eight wonders of the world which is one of Ethiopian UNESCO world heritages, overnight in Lal hotel or similar

Day 4.LALIBELA– GONDER (Drive)

We will drive to GONDER town which is been the capital of Ethiopia during the 16th century, after we pass through many rural areas of Ethiopia we will visit the ancient but still graceful palace which is known as the FASIL GHEBI which is a UNESCO world heritage site then you will visit the 17th century DEBRE BIRHAN SILASE church well known by its iconic paintings also the ancient KUSKUAM church then you will attend at cultural club to enjoy with the traditional singing, overnight inTaye hotel or similar

 

Day 5.Day Trip to Semien Mountains National park

After we had our picnic lunch we will drive 120 km from GONDER town to visit this UNESCO world heritage park, after we arrive there you will make a hiking in the stunning mountains on the way you will visit the endemic Gelada Baboons and many species of Birds after having your lunch at the beautiful landscape we will turn back to Gonder town, overnight in Taye hotel or similar

Day 6.GONDER – BAHIRDAR (Drive)

Today we drive 100 km to arrive at the most beautiful city of Ethiopia called BAHIRDAR which is located at the lake shore of TANA after arrival you will make a Boat trip to visit the 14th century monasteries located at the islands those monasteries have got many historical and religious manuscripts, not only this you can observe many natural gifts such as coffee farms, aquatic birds and the hippos, after finishing the boat trip you will have a dinner with the best sunset,  overnight in Tana hotel or similar

Day 7.BAHIRDAR- ADDIS ABABA (Domestic Flight)

Depending on the season you will visit the Blue Nile waterfall, this river is the longest river in the world then we make a city tour at this Beautiful town then transfer to the Airport to take a flight to ADDIS ABABA, Overnight in Lobelia Hotel or similar

Day 8.Drive to ARBAMINCH

We will start our cultural tours in the morning by driving to ARBAMINCH town En route visiting the ancient TIYA stele Field which is one of UNESCO world heritage site of ETHIOPIA then Visiting the DORZE tribe village they are well known by weaving and there amazing house building, finally we will arrive to ARBAMINCH town, overnight in Ezana Hotel or similar

Day 9.ARBAMINCH -KONSO Villages

Visiting NECH SAR National park watching crocodile market a place where lot of crocodiles found including hippo and aquatic birds then you will make a boat trip on Lake Chamo after all this we will drive a one hour drive to arrive in KONSO town called KARAT, overnight in Edget Hotel or similar

Day 10.KONSO-JINKA via KEY AFER

Today you will be visiting the KONSO peoplecultural landscape terracing which is a UNESCO world heritage then you will visit all the ancient traditions at their different ancient villages and finally you will visit the Konso cultural center, then  drive to JINKA after arrival you will visit the  south OMO ethnological museum, overnight in Jinka resort hotel or similar

Day 11.Day Trip To MAGO National park

  Drive to MAGO National park to visit the MURSI people the woman who is well known by their clay disc on their lower lip, on the way back you will visit the Ari peoples also if there is a bull jumping ceremony in Hammer tribe village you will attend the program, overnight in Jinka resort hotel or similar

Day 12.Drive To Turmi

Today you will pass through the most interesting markets of the south Omo which is the Dimka and Turmi you will visit one of the markets to visit the diverse cultures of Hammer people and Erbore peoples, overnight in Buska Lodge or similar

Day 13.Turmi to Arbaminch

Early we start driving to Arbaminch Town via the Wita valley this will give you a chance to visit the Tsemay peoples and their traditions, after having lunch at Karat Town you will arrive at Arbaminch then leisure, overnight in Ezana Hotel or similar

Day 14.ARBAMINCH - ADDIS ABABA (Drive)

After having a breakfast we start our journey to get back to Addis Ababa, you will have a chance to visit many rural villages as well as small Towns after a half day drive you will arrive at Addis Ababa after you attend our farewell dinner at cultural restaurant transfer to Airport for your international departure  

                    North Ethiopia in 16 days  

( Historical & Adventure)

  Tour Code:- AET-32

  Duration:-  16 days & 15 nights

  Type of tour:- Historical Tour and Adventure Tour in Ethiopia

  Mode of transport:- 4WD car and Domestic flight

              Itinerary overview

Day 1:- Addis Ababa

  City tour in Addis Ababa which is a capital of Ethiopia also Africa where the African union head quarter located, visiting the first biggest open air market in Africa, the national museum of Ethiopia watching a lot of ancient historical materials also fossil of early mankind, then at the night time watching cultural dancing called “eskista” and testing the traditional dishes of Ethiopia at cultural restaurant. Overnight in Friendship Hotel or similar

Day 2:- Drive to Bahirdar Town

Early in the morning we start our journey to the northern Ethiopia En route you will visit the 13th century Debrelibanos Monastery after passing by the amazing land escape of Abay valley arrival at Bahirdar town, overnight in Papyrus Hotel

Day3:- Drive to Gonder

   Today you will make a boat trip on Lake Tana to see ancient monastery on the islands and you will make a city tour in the Beautiful town, after having lunch proceed driving to Gonder after arrival you will visit the 16th century Graceful palace known as the Fasil castle it is a UNESCO world heritage

Day 4:- Gonder – Semien Mountains National park

  We will drive 150 km to arrive in the Afro alpineclimate of Semien mountain national park, it is a world heritage since 1978, and you will watch Ethiopian tallest mountain called Ras Dashen also Ethiopian endemic animals such as gelada Baboons, walia Ibex, Ethiopian wolfs and endemic birds, visiting the amazing scenery of the park, overnight camping

Day 5:- Semien Mountains National park

Today you will trek in the park to see the endemic animals as well as the amazing landscape of Semien Mountains, overnight camping

 Day6:- semen mountain national park to Axum via Tekeze valley

    Drive down to the amazing scenic Tekeze valley watching the best view of the dramatic Semien Mountain in the valley, overnight in Yeha hotel or similar

Day7:- Axum – Hawzien

   Visiting the 10th century obelisks of Axum which are a UNESCO world heritages and watching the church of St. marry or Zion where the original Ark of the convenient is kept secretly after watching those important historical attraction we proceed driving to Hawzen, overnight in Gheralta lodge or Camping

Day8:- Hiking the Rocky Mountains

Today you will hike the rocky mountains of Gheralta which have got many ancient curches, overnight in Gheralta lodge or Camping

Day9:- Drive to Mekele

  On the way visiting the ancient churches which have got many important manuscripts such as Abune yemata Guh, Abune Gebre Mikael, overnight in Axum hotel or similar

Day10:-Mekele- Ahamedela

     The adventure tour starts by driving to Ahamadella, on our way we have lunch and stop at some places where you can enjoy a very impressive view of the great east Africa rift valley, after a walk through the Afar village you eat dinner prepared by our professional chief, overnight camping

Day11:- Ahamedela – Dalol

  After breakfast we start our journey to the Dallol Depression which is 120 meters below sea level this makes it one of the lowest land depression on earth after the dead sea, you will visit different places like the colorful salt lakes and thermo active springs of Dallol also the different spectrum landscapes, after lunch travel to Abala, overnight camping

Day12:- Drive to Ert Ale Volcano Lake

  We drive 260km to reach to the bottom of the volcano then in the evening we start 3 up to 4 hours hiking to the top of the volcano with joining different partners, the ERTA- ALE volcano is one of the most active volcano on this planet you will visit this stunning active volcano lake, overnight camping

Day13:- Ert-Ale back to Mekele

  After having breakfast drive to Lake Afdera, you will swim in Lake Afrera & take bath in a natural hot springs, also you will watch the traditional salt mining after lunch we proceed driving to Mekele on our way you will visit an endless caravans who loaded brick salt, O/N in Axum Hotel or similar

Day14:- Mekele- Lalibela

  After visiting the palace of Emperor yohannes which is now being a museum proceed driving to Lalibela town through the different rural areas, overnight in Roha hotel or similar

Day15:- Lalibela

   Lalibela is the eight wonders of the world which have a magnificent rock-hewn churches of 12 century those churches are a UNESCO world heritages, watching the eleven surrounding churches both of them have their own specialties by architectural but they are same been erected from one single bedrock that the world has never seen yet, overnight in Roha hotel or similar  

Day16:- Domestic flight to Addis Ababa

  Early in the morning you will make an excursion to visit the rural area of Lalibela which have got best landscapes after lunch domestic flight to Addis Ababa, after arrival watching traditional dances of Ethiopia at cultural club, after you attend our farewell party at cultural restaurant with best Ethiopian coffee, departure          

 N.B. depending up on your request this Itinerary can be modify.

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