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Best of Ethiopia--8 days 7 nights

$2,650.00
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*All prices are per person based on double-occupancy

 

December 31: Flight to Bahir Dar from Addis Ababa (Dinner only)
Take the evening flight to Bahir Dar, our staff will welcome you at Bahir Dar Airport


January 1: Travel by boat on Lake Tana (B-L)

Explore the island monasteries. In the afternoon we will go to the Blue Nile Falls. 


January 2: Travel to the Simien Mts.via Gondar (B-D)
Drive  to Gondar around 4 hours from Bahir Dar. Visit the castles at Fasilides’ Royal Complex and the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie (Light of the Trinity).  Proceed to Simien Mountains after Gondar visit.                                

January 3: Simien (B-L) Mountains                                 

Here you’ll enjoy the views over the escarpment and get up close to large colonies of Gelada Baboons.

January 4: Simien Mountains (B-D)
We spend the whole day exploring deeper into the Simien mountains. Enjoy the stunning
landscapes and rich wildlife.

January 5: Flight to Lalibela  (B-L)
Drive  to Gondar in the early morning for the flight to Lalibela. After lunch,  you are ready to discover Lalibela, the home of the largest monolithic  church in the
world. The town has 11 monolithic churches that were built in the 12th century.

January 6: Lalibela (B-D)
Lalibela Christmas(Genna)ceremony Thousands of faithful pilgrims come from the world over for this annual tradition.

January 7: Fly back to Addis Ababa (B-D)
Enjoy  the morning Christmas mass before your flight back to Addis. Arrive in Addis in the afternoon. Relax and enjoy leisure time at your hotel or enjoy an
optional tour of Addis before your flight home.


 B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner 

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Historical Northern Route--8 days 7 nights

$1,500.00
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Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa--Your guide will welcome you at Bole International Airport and drop you at your 4-star hotel. Join us for a city tour of Addis Ababa to include the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history.  Merkato, Africa's largest outdoor market, and Trinity Cathedral, the final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.
 


Day 2: Fly Addis to Bahir Dar (B-D) 

We take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit ancient island monasteries.  


Day 3: Drive Bahir Dar to Gondar (B-L )

Our morning begins with a trip to the source of the Nile at the Blue Nile Falls. Followed by a drive to Gondar after lunch.


Day 4: Gondar (B-D)

Visit the remote ruins of Kuskuam, built  in the 1700’s.  After lunch, tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century.  Visit the church of Debre Birhan Selassie, famous for it's ceiling of angels.  


Day 5: Drive to Sankabar the gateway to the Simien Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Enjoy some light hiking in the afternoon and spot wildlife such as the endemic Gelada baboon.  
 
(B-L-D)


Day 6: Drive back to Gonder for Lalibela flight  (B-D)

Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  This group of eleven monolithic churches were carved directly into the stone mountainside at least 800 years ago. 


Day 7: Lalibela (B-L)

Select your activity: Take a morning hike with mules to the 13th century rock-hewn monastery of Mount Asheton or drive to Yemrehanna Kristos, a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela. End the day with a visit to remaining rock hewn churches.


Day 8: Fly to Addis Ababa (B-D)

Visit the National Museum, home of the 3.18 million year old skeleton of "Lucy."  Optional souvenir shopping in the afternoon.  Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups.  Transfer to airport for late night departure. 


B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

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Whirlwind Omo Valley--7 days 6 nights

$1,300.00
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Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa--We pick you up from Bole International Airport, assist with your hotel check-in then take you for a tour of the city. Shop in Merkato the largest open air market in Africa.


Day 2: Drive Addis Ababa to Arbaminch (B-D)

Most of the day will be spent driving South. We will stop by Tiya Stelae field a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Day 3: Drive Arbaminch to Jinka (B-L)

Take a boat trip to see crocodiles,hippos and bird life on Lake Chamo. We drive to Jinka in the afternoon.


Day 4: Drive Jinka to Turmi via Mursi (B-L)

Spend the day with Mursi tribal peoples. Drive to Turmi where you overnight at a lodge.


Day 5: Drive Turmi to Karo to Turmi (B-D)

Visit Karo tribesmen as well as Hamer peoples of the Omo Valley. Overnight at a lodge.


Day 6: Drive Turmi to Konso (B-D)

Drive to Omorate to meet Dassenech peoples. Drive to Konso to interact with Erbore tribes people. Overnight in a lodge.


Day 7: Drive Konso to Arbaminch fly to Addis Ababa (B-D)

Enjoy our last village visit to meet the Konso people. Drive to Arbaminch Airport for a return flight to Addis. Enjoy a farewell buffet dinner and cultural entertainment before flying home.


B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

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Simien Mountains Trek--10 days 9 nights 4 person minimum

$1,950.00
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Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa--Your guide will welcome you at Bole International Airport and drop you at your 4-star hotel. Join us for a city tour of Addis Ababa to include museums, and shopping.


Day 2: Travel Addis Ababa to Sankaber (B-L-D)

Fly from Addis to Gondar to commence the journey to Sankaber via Debark the starting point of all Simien mountain treks. Just outside Debark we will begin our hike into the Simien Mountains National Park. 

Camp overnight at Sankaber


Day 3: Hike from Sankaber to Geech (B-L-D)

Approx. 5-6 hours

Visit Jinbar Falls and other sights.

Camp in Geech


Day 4: Hike Geech to Imetgogo back to Geech (B-L-D)

Approx. 6 hours

Take in amazing vistas at Imetgogo. 

Camp overnight in Geech


Day 5: Hike Geech to Chenek (B-L-D)

Approx. 7 hours

Keep a look out for Walia Ibex in this area.

Camp overnight in Chenek


Day 6: Hike Chenek to Ambiko (B-L-D)

Approx.7-9 hour trek

Climb Mount Buhit the 2nd highest mountain in the Simien Mountain range.

Camp in Ambiko


Day 7: Hike Ambiko to Ras Dashen back to Ambiko (B-L-D)

Approx. 7-9 hour trek

Climb the highest peak in Ethiopia, Ras Dashen before returning to Ambiko

Camp in Ambiko


Day 8: Ambiko to Chenek (B-L-D)

Approx. 6-8 hour trek

Last day of hiking and photographing animals endemic to the Simien Mountain area and Ethiopia. Camp in Chenek


Day 9: Drive Chenek to Gondar (B-L-D)

Approximately 5 hours. Upon arrival in Gondar, sightsee and prepare for a nice dinner. Check into your 3-star hotel.


Day 10: Fly Gondar to Addis Ababa (B-D)

Enjoy a final city outing of your choice with a traditional dinner buffet before flying home.


B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner