discover the wonders of ethiopia tour

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Discover - The wonders of Ethiopia Tour

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  • Package Duration
    14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Destination Covered:
    Ethiopia
  • Tour Validity
    20/03/2017 to 31/05/2018
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole International (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
Meet and greet transfer to Jupiter International Hotel or other available 4 * hotel located at the center of the city
Welcome Dinner at the Hotel.

Meals : Dinner

 

 

Day 2: Addis Ababa - Axum

After Breakfast transfer to Addis Ababa Airport for Flight to Axum.
ET 128 (09:00 - 10:30)
Axum was the kingdom that dominated Africa and Asia for a thousand years. Axum's most important attraction site is the Church of St. Mary of Zion where according to Ethiopian legend, The Ark of the Covenant resides, brought by King Solomon and Queen of Sheba's son "Menelik" 3000 years ago.
AM    visit to St. Mary of Zion church.
PM     Tour includes visit to the museum, Obelisks and Stele. Plus the Castle Ruins of King Kaleb and Queen of Sheba's Bath and Palace.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 3: Axum - Lalibela

After breakfast transfer to Axum Airport for Flight to Lalibela
ET 123 (11:15 – 11:55)
Lalibela - once a thriving and populous capital of a medieval dynasty, this awe-inspiring historic town that grooms rock-hewn churches was built in the late 12th century by King Lalibela. The remarkable edifices were carved out of solid rocks are ranked among the wonders of the world.
Each church or building is architecturally unique; all are finely carved, and several are decorated with beautiful paintings that remained for about 800 years. Lalibella is arguably the one place in Ethiopia that no tourist should miss. 
PM     Visit the first part of the eleven monolithic & semien monolithic of 12 century Churches that is classified in to two cluster (eastern & Western).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 4: Asheten Mariam - Lalibela

AM  Visit the second group of churches in the town that includes Bete Gebriel, Bete Mercorios, Bete Amanuel, Bethlehem and Bete Aba Libanos.
PM   Visit of the local village and a family in Laliebella with traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony .

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 5: Lalibela - Gondar

After breakfast, transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Gondar.
ET 123 (12:15 - 12:45) Check in to your Hotel
Gondar was Ethiopia's royal capital until 1868. Gondar was the home of the Falasha, the “Black Jews" of Ethiopia, most of whom left for Israel in 1991.
 
Full day: Sightseeing with palaces, royal buildings, and churches incl. Fasil Ghebbi fortress, Fasiledes Bath, and Debre Berhan Selassie church and visit one of the local schools in the town.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 6: Gondar - Simien Mountains - Gondar

Leaving Gonder we drive about 100 kms north to Debark at the edge of the Simien Mountains National Park, and once home to the Felashas, the Ethiopian Jews. The Simien Mountains National Park of Northern Ethiopia is a World Heritage Site. The scenery along the escarpment is breathtaking and for those with the stamina for a moderate walk of about 2 hours there will be an opportunity to get an appreciation of the beauty of this wilderness that attracts trekkers from all over the world.
The wildlife of the region includes ibex, foxes, vultures and baboons. If you are fortunate you will encounter groups of Gelada Baboons sitting or foraging in grasslands. The males are distinguished by a bright red patch of skin on the chest that serves for sexual display. They live with their chosen harem females and their young and the baboons may be observed sitting in large groups eating grasses and flowers Walking Tour of Simien Mountains and drive back to Gonder for overnight.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 7: Fly back to Addis from Gonder ET 125 (09:40 - 10:45)

Addis Ababa means “new flower” and is Ethiopia’s largest city. Sitting at an elevation ranging from 7,000 to 8,300 feet, it is a unique mixture of new, tall buildings mingled with traditional houses.
Addis Ababa, the third highest capital in the world and the altitude might therefore fatigue you easily
Sightseeing the capital city of Ethiopia - Addis Ababa, includes the largest open grand market in Africa and National Museum (home of the fossilized skeleton of the early hominid Lucy) Overnight 4 * hotel 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 8: Addis Ababa - Arbaminch

After Breakfast drive through the Great Rift Valley to Arbaminch via 
Rift valley Lakes of Ziway, Abijata and Shalla.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 9: Arbaminch-Lake Chamo

AM Boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit Hippos, birds and crocodiles
PM Visit to Dorze tribe’s village, indigenous people of South Ethiopia who are famous for cotton weaving and their huge huts, resembling a giant beehive. Boat tour on Lake Chamo.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 10: Arbaminch - Turmi

Leave Arbaminch to Turmi, enjoy the Omo valley visit en route the konso people who depends on terracing farming for their living unlike the other tribes that are pastoralists in the Omo valley, Turmi is colorful on Monday Market so you will have an opportunity to see many tribes on this market En route visit villages like: Tsemay around Weito River, the Benna at Keyafer and the Ari N.B. Turmi is colorful on Monday Market & Dimeka/22Km from Turmi/ on Saturday Market (for hammer peoples).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 11: Turmi - Omorate  - Jinka

Morning Drive to Omorate to visit the Dasenech people (their old name is Geleb) who are living on the banks of river Omo, where they cross the river using a tree trunk to go to the west cost where the majority of the tribe live. The daily market at omorate is also an interesting place to stop for a photo. You can cross the Omo River by boat.
Explore more in the hammer villages. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 12: Mursi - Arbaminch

Drive to Mago Park early morning seeing some wild life and visit the mursi people known for their lip plate’s Return to Jinka to visit the local market, village and museum.  
Drive to Arbaminch, en route you will visit villages of Tsemay, Benna and Ari tribes.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 13: Arbaminch - Addis Ababa

Drive to Addis Ababa en route visit Melkakuntre, Adadi Mariam, Tiya Stella and see wolita peoples in wolita sodo.
Farewell Dinner with Traditional Cultural Program.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 14: Arbaminch - Addis Ababa

Visit Market in Addis Ababa - Last minute shopping.
Late checkout.
Flight back home.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour Detail:

Discover Ethiopia, a country of striking natural beauty with a rich and deep history. Begin in Addis Ababa with a briefing at your hotel. Fly North to the majestic Blue Nile where towering cliffs plunge down to the Tissisat Falls and graceful images depict scenes from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Walk amongst gelada baboons in the Simien Mountains, whose jagged peaks provide breath-taking scenery. 
Visit Gondar, Ethiopia’s 17th-century capital, and Axum, the center of the legendary empire of the Queen of Sheba. Marvel at the remarkable rock-hewn churches in Lalibela before traveling to the southern Omo region where more than two dozen indigenous tribes have existed isolated from the outside world for millennia.

special Categories: Historical, cultural, and Nature 
Season: Possible through out the year. However, We recommend between February and April.
Hotels are tourist class: four stars in Addis Ababa. Always with private bath and best available accommodation.

Includes :

  • Accommodation Single room as stated in the Itinerary.
  • Boat Trip on Lake Chamo to see Crocodile and Hippos
  • Scout + Park Guides

Excludes:

  • Visa fee,
  • Camera or Video fee where inquired,
  • Tipping and other visit not mentioned above.
  • For further information do not hesitate to contact us.
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