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Ethiopia in Depth
Ethiopia is rich in culture, history and spectacular scenery. See the natural and historical highlights of the country’s northern regions on this fascinating tour.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour (Adventure)
- Duration: 13 days/12 nights
- Starts in: Addis Ababa
Guide Price £2399
- Addis Ababa
- Bahir Dar
Day 1 Addis Ababa
Arrive in Addis Ababa and take a city tour this afternoon. Visit the National Museum and the Holy Trinity Church, home to the remains of Emperor Selassie.
Day 2 Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar
Fly north to Bahir Dar, a small town on the shores of Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile. The afternoon is free to enjoy bird watching at the lake or explore the town’s colourful local markets.
Day 3 Bahir Dar
Embark on a full day boat trip on Lake Tana and visit the monasteries of Narga Selassie and URA Kidane Mehret. Explore other, more remote and lesser known monasteries, some of which date back to the 13th Century.
Day 4 Bahir Dar to Gondar
This morning, drive north to Gondar and visit the Kindu Trust, a local organisation that works with disadvantaged children. After lunch, visit the impressive Gondar castles and the Debre Birhan Selassie church.
Day 5 Gondar to Debark
Continue to Debark on the edge of the Simien Mountains. Enjoy a drive into the mountains and admire the spectacular views. Take an optional two hour walk and possibly see gelada baboons and klipspringers.
Day 6 Debark to Axum
Travel to the ancient city of Axum via the lowlands of the Simien Mountains and the Tekeze River Gorge. Arrive by late afternoon.
Day 7 Axum
Axum is believed to be the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Discover the city on a full day tour, including a visit to the ruined palace of the Queen of Sheba.
Day 8 Axum to Wukro
Begin the day visiting a number of rockhewn churches that dot the Eastern Tigrai landscape. Stop by at the pre-Christian Temple of Yeha and have lunch at Adigrat before arriving in Wukro.
Day 9 Wukro to Mekele
Visit the famous churches of Abreha Wo Atsebeha and Wukro Cherkos. Continue to Mekele and arrive in time for a city tour this afternoon.
Day 10 Mekele to Lalibela
A long day on the road but the journey is spectacular, passing by soaring mountains and plunging river gorges. Relax and enjoy the scenery.
Day 11 Lalibela
Spend the day exploring Lalibela’s famous churches. One of Ethiopia’s holiest sites, they are a spectacular sight.
Day 12 Lalibela
In the morning, why not take an optional mule ride to Ashetan Maryam, built high on a ridge with excellent views. Walk back down the mountain and spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 13 Lalibela to Addis Ababa
Take an afternoon flight back to Addis Ababa where your tour ends on arrival.
Departs:Selected departures, Sep- Dec 2020.
- Flights in Ethiopia
- 12 nights simple accommodation
- 12 breakfasts
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