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THE HISTORIC NORTH OF ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia

ITINERARY DAILY BREAKDOWN

DAY 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel
  • City Cultural Tour: Ethnographic Museum & Trinity Cathedral
  • Meals Included: Lunch & breakfast
  • Overnight: Best Western Plus 

DAY 2: Depart Addis Ababa for Bahar Dar

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bahar Dar
  • On Arrival: Meet and greet and transfer to your hotel
  • Boat Tour on Lake Tana 
  • Sunset visit to Bezawit Hills
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Avanti Blue Nile Hotel

DAY 3: Depart Bahar Dar for Gondar

  • Road transfer to Gondar
  • The the Royal Enclosure tour
  • Visit the church of Debre Birhan Selassie
  • The baths of King Fasilides
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Goha Hotel

DAY 4: Depart Gondar for Simien Mountains National Park

  • Road transfer to Sankabar: Simien Mountains National Park
  • Guided hike in the park
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Simien Mountain Lodge

DAY 5: Depart Simien Mountains National Park for Axum

  • Road transfer to Axum
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Sabean Hotel

DAY 6: Axum

  • Ancient stelae fields tour
  • Archeological Museum
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Sabean Hotel

DAY 7: Depart Axum for Hawzen

  • Road transfer to Hawzen 
  • Ruins of Yeha – ancient moon temple
  • Aba Gerima and Petros Paulos
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Vision Motel

DAY 8: Depart Hawzen for Mekele

  • Visit Tigray’s remote and ancient rockhewn churches: Abraha Atsbeha, Wukro Chirkos & Medhane Alem Kesho
  • Continue to Mekele
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Planet Hotel

DAY 9: Depart Mekele for Lalibela

  • Road transfer to Lalibela
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Mezena Lodge

DAY 10: Lalibela 

  • Tour of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
  • Traditional coffee ceremony & injera baking lessons
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Mezena Lodge

DAY 11: Lalibela

  • Morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton OR drive to Yemrehanna Kristos
  • Tour of Lalibela’s churches
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Mezena Lodge

DAY 12: Depart Lalibela for Harar

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dire Dawa via Addis Ababa
  • On arrival in Dire Dawa: Meet & greet at the airport
  • Road transfer to Harar: En route stop at a coffee plantation
  • Visit the outskirts of the walled city (Jugol): Tradition of feeding hyenas
  • Market Day: Dire Dawa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Royal Sunshine Hotel

DAY 13: Harar

  • Walk through the walled city of Harar: visit the home of Arthur Rimbaud (renowned French poet)
  • Visit the National and Harari museums: Ras Mekonnen (father of Haile Selassie) & a traditional Harari home
  • Market Day: Babile Camel Market
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight: Royal Sunshine Hotel

DAY 14: Depart Harar for Addis Ababa! End of the tour

  • Drive from Harar to Dire Dawa
  • Transfer to the airport for flight to Addis Ababa  
  • Visit the National Museum: home of skeleton “Lucy”
  • Farewell dinner & entertainment at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Transfer to airport for late night departure

TOUR ENDS!

QUOTATION (Based on 8 Pax)

Description Sharing Rate Per Person
Land and Domestic Flights Package: Ethiopia from $2,875.00

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Quote is in US Dollars.
  • Rates are based on per person sharing.
  • Single supplement rate applies – please contact the office for 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.
  • NOTE: Ethiopian Airlines offers a discount to international passengers for the domestic flights included in this tour, provided they book their international flights with Ethiopian Airlines.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS SUMMARY

Destination Accommodation No. Nights Meal Plan
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Best Western Plus 1 DBB
Ethiopia, Bahar Dar Avanti Blue Nile 1 BLD
Ethiopia, Gondar Goha Hotel 1 BLD
Ethiopia, Simien Mountains National Park Simien Mountain Lodge 1 BLD
Ethiopia, Axum Sabean Hotel 2 BLD
Ethiopia, Hawzen Vision Motel 1 BLD
Ethiopia, Mekele Planet Hotel 1 BLD
Ethiopia, Lalibela Mezena Lodge 3 BLD
Ethiopia, Harar Royal Sunshine Hotel 2 BLD

Accommodation Key Notes:

  1. DBB: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  2. BLD: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

INCLUDED & EXCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE TOUR

Included

Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or similar
All ground transportation and transfers as per itinerary
All domestic flights as per itinerary
Experienced multilingual guides
All meals as listed in the itinerary
Entrance fees for all tours and excursions specified in the itinerary

Excluded

All international flights and Visas
Travel insurance (Highly recommended)
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Telephone bills, laundry, gratuities and any items of personal expense
Any COVID-19 related expenses