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THE HISTORIC NORTH OF ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia

ITINERARY DAILY BREAKDOWN

DAY 1

Arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Overnight: Best Western

DAY 2

Addis Ababa: City Cultural Tour

  • City Cultural Tour: Ethnographic Museum, Trinity Cathedral, National Museum of Ethiopia & Entoto Hills
  • Overnight: Best Western
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3

Depart Addis Ababa to Bahar Dar: Lake Tana

  • Transfer to the airport: Fly to Bahar Dar
  • On Arrival: Meet and greet and transfer to your hotel
  • Lake Tana (Boat Tour)
  • Overnight: Abey Minch Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Picnic Box Lunch), Dinner

DAY 4

Depart Bahar Dar to Gondar: Bahar Dar Market & Awra Amba

  • Bahar Dar Market
  • Drive to Gondar: Stop in Awra Amba village
  • Overnight: Goha Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

Gondar: Royal Enclosure, Debre Birhan Selassie, Fasilides Bath & Ethiopian Wood Carriers’ craft center

  • Royal Enclosure
  • Debre Birhan Selassie
  • Fasilides Bath
  • Ethiopian Wood Carriers’ craft center
  • Overnight: Goha Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

Depart Gondar and drive to Sankabar, the gateway to the Simien Mountains National Park

  • Drive to Sankabar: Simien Mountains National Park
  • Overnight: Simien Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

Depart Simien National Park to Gondar for a flight to Lalibela

  • Drive back to Gondar for a flight to Lalibela
  • On Arrival: Meet and greet and transfer to your hotel
  • Overnight: Panoramic View Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8

Lalibela: The Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela, Sample traditional coffee, Mount Asheton

  • The Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Visit a home to sample traditionally made coffee
  • Mount Asheton
  • Overnight: Panoramic View Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9

Lalibela: Drive to Yemrehanna Kristos

  • Yemrehanna Kristos
  • Overnight: Panoramic View Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10

Depart Lalibela and fly to Axum: Stelae Field, Archeological

Museum & St. Mary Tsion Church

  • Transfer to the airport for a flight to Axum
  • On Arrival: Meet and greet and transfer to your hotel
  • Axum Stelae Field
  • Archeological Museum
  • St. Mary Tsion Church
  • Overnight: Sabean Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11

Depart Axum and drive to Hawzein: Temple of Yeha, Aba Gerima & Petros Paulos

  • Depart Axum and drive to Hawzein
  • Temple of Yeha
  • Aba Gerima & Petros Paulos
  • Overnight: Korkor Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12

Hawzein: Light Walk: Scenic Highlands & Market Day

  • Light walk in the scenic highlands
  • Market Day
  • Overnight: Korkor Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13

Depart Hawzein and drive to Mekele: Negash Mosque & Wukro Chirkos. Later fly to Dire Dawa via Addis Ababa

  • Depart Hawzein and drive to Mekele: Negash Mosque & Wukro 
    Chirkos

  • Transfer to the airport and fly to Dire Dawa via Addis Ababa

  • Overnight: Samrat Hotel

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14

Depart Dire Dawa and drive to Harar: Home of Arthur Rimbaud, National and Harari Museums, House of Ras Mekonnen & Hyena Man

  • Depart Dire Dawa and drive to Harar
  • Home of Arthur Rimbaud (renowned French poet)
  • National and Harari Museums
  • House of Ras Mekonnen (father of Haile Selassie)
  • Hyena Man
  • Overnight: Ras Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15

Depart Harar and drive to Dire Dawa: Ethiopia’s largest “chat” market (Optional) then fly to Addis Ababa. Later souvenir shopping (Optional)

  • Depart Harar and drive to Dire Dawa
  • Optional stop at Ethiopia’s largest “chat” market
  • Fly to Addis Ababa
  • Optional souvenir shopping
  • Overnight: Best Western
  • Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16

Depart Addis Ababa and fly back home

  • Optional souvenir shopping as time allows
  • Transfer to airport for check-in and final departure back home

TOUR ENDS!

QUOTE: Based on Double Occupancy

2 PAX 4 PAX 6 PAX 10 PAX 15 PAX SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$ 4,813.00 $ 4,119.00 $ 3,900.00 $ 3,694.00 $ 3,600.00 $ 781.00

Ethiopian Airlines Discount: A $525 discount per person provided clients are flying with Ethiopian Airlines for their international flights.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Quote is based on 2021 rates
  • Quote is based on the hotels as per itinerary. Should any of the hotels mentioned be unavailable, we will secure an alternative hotel in the same standard as the hotel requested. Please note that this may increase or decrease your quote/package depending on the new hotel obtained for you
  • Single supplement rate applies – as indicated above
  • Rates are subject to change due to fluctuating rate of exchange. The exact rate will only be confirmed when the quote has been accepted and the booking confirmed

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS SUMMARY

Destination Accommodation No. Nights Basis
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Best Western 2 DBB
Ethiopia, Bahar Dar Abey Minch Lodge 1 BLD
Ethiopia, Gondar Goha Hotel 2 BLD
Ethiopia, Simien Mountains National Park Simien Lodge 1 BLD
Ethiopia, Lalibela Panoramic View Hotel 3 BLD
Ethiopia, Axum Sabean Hotel 1 BLD
Ethiopia, Hawzein Korkor Lodge 2 BLD
Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Samrat Hotel 1 DBB
Ethiopia, Harar Ras Hotel 1 B&B
Ethiopia Addis Ababa Best Western 1 DBB

Accommodation Key Notes:

  1. B&B: Includes Bed and breakfast
  2. DBB: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  3. BLD: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

INCLUDED & EXCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE TOUR

Included

Airport Transfers
Tour Guides for all tours as per itinerary
Transport at all destinations
Accommodation on all destinations
Entrance and Park fees for all tours as per the itinerary
Free and unlimited access to the Falls (Victoria Falls)
Meals (apart from the meals provided at accommodations):
• Daily breakfasts at all hotels
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Thornybush
• Welcome Dinner in Johannesburg
• Lunch during Soweto Tour, Johannesburg
• Farewell Dinner: Gold Restaurant, Cape Town
Rovos rail trip: Pretoria to Victoria Falls
Rovos Rail includes the following:
• Accommodation
• Three meals daily
• All beverages whilst on board the train, alcoholic and non-alcoholic
• All off train excursions as may apply to each itinerary
• Entrance fees as per itinerary
• 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
• Limited laundry service
• Government tax

Excluded

Flights
Visas
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Gratuities / tips for rangers/ guides/ drivers/ accommodation and restaurant staff
Telephone bills, laundry and any items of personal expense