14 Days Historical, cultural & nature tour in Ethiopia

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Aone E
Short Version
This tour is ones in a life Time you will visit different attractions of Ethiopia both the northern and south omo valley of Ethiopia in 14 days tour program.
  • Experience 6 UNESCO Ethiopian heritages
What you can expect
Day 1.ADDIS ABABA City Tour

   We will start the city tour by MESKEL square this place has a significant role for Ethiopian political as well as religious activity, then we will drive to the biggest open air  market in Africa which is known as MERKATO on our way we will visit many historical attractions in ADDIS, After we make a tour in MERKATO we will drive to the beautiful Holy Trinity cathedral located round the city center then we will drive to National Museum of  Ethiopia to watch a lot of ancient historical artifacts also fossil of early mankind, then we will drive to the 3,000 meters mountain called ENTOTO to visit the first palace also church of ADDIS ABABA after enjoying with the panoramic view of Addis drive down to cultural restaurant to watch  cultural dancing  and to test the traditional dishes of Ethiopia then transfer to your hotel, Overnight in Lobelia Hotel or similar

Day 2.ADDIS ABABA- AXUM (Domestic Flight)

Early you will transfer to Air port for your flight to AXUM, after arrival at the ancient town of AXUM you will visit the ancient obelisks which are a UNESCO world heritages then visiting the church of St. marry or Zion where the original Ark of the convenient is kept secretly then transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Yeha hotel or similar

Day 3.AXUM – LALIBELA (Domestic Flight)

You will catch the first flight to LALIBELA, after arrival at LALIBELA town you will put the luggage then start visiting the magnificent rock hewn churches of LALIBELA those churches are 11, all those churches carved out from one single rock by amazing architectural skill before 800 years ago those churches are also known as the eight wonders of the world which is one of Ethiopian UNESCO world heritages, overnight in Lal hotel or similar


We will drive to GONDER town which is been the capital of Ethiopia during the 16th century, after we pass through many rural areas of Ethiopia we will visit the ancient but still graceful palace which is known as the FASIL GHEBI which is a UNESCO world heritage site then you will visit the 17th century DEBRE BIRHAN SILASE church well known by its iconic paintings also the ancient KUSKUAM church then you will attend at cultural club to enjoy with the traditional singing, overnight inTaye hotel or similar


Day 5.Day Trip to Simien Mountains National park

After we had our picnic lunch we will drive 120 km from GONDER town to visit this UNESCO world heritage park, after we arrive there you will make a hiking in the stunning mountains on the way you will visit the endemic Gelada Baboons and many species of Birds after having your lunch at the beautiful landscape we will turn back to Gonder town, overnight in Taye hotel or similar


Today we drive 100 km to arrive at the most beautiful city of Ethiopia called BAHIRDAR which is located at the lake shore of TANA after arrival you will make a Boat trip to visit the 14th century monasteries located at the islands those monasteries have got many historical and religious manuscripts, not only this you can observe many natural gifts such as coffee farms, aquatic birds and the hippos, after finishing the boat trip you will have a dinner with the best sunset,  overnight in Tana hotel or similar

Day 7.BAHIRDAR- ADDIS ABABA (Domestic Flight)

Depending on the season you will visit the Blue Nile waterfall, this river is the longest river in the world then we make a city tour at this Beautiful town then transfer to the Airport to take a flight to ADDIS ABABA, Overnight in Lobelia Hotel or similar

Day 8.Drive to ARBAMINCH

We will start our cultural tours in the morning by driving to ARBAMINCH town En route visiting the ancient TIYA stele Field which is one of UNESCO world heritage site of ETHIOPIA then Visiting the DORZE tribe village they are well known by weaving and there amazing house building, finally we will arrive to ARBAMINCH town, overnight in Ezana Hotel or similar


Visiting NECH SAR National park watching crocodile market a place where lot of crocodiles found including hippo and aquatic birds then you will make a boat trip on Lake Chamo after all this we will drive a one hour drive to arrive in KONSO town called KARAT, overnight in Edget Hotel or similar


Today you will be visiting the KONSO people cultural landscape terracing which is a UNESCO world heritage then you will visit all the ancient traditions at their different ancient villages and finally you will visit the Konso cultural center, then  drive to JINKA after arrival you will visit the  south OMO ethnological museum, overnight in Jinka resort hotel or similar

Day 11.Day Trip To MAGO National park

  Drive to MAGO National park to visit the MURSI people the woman who is well known by their clay disc on their lower lip, on the way back you will visit the Ari peoples also if there is a bull jumping ceremony in Hammer tribe village you will attend the program, overnight in Jinka resort hotel or similar

Day 12.Drive To Turmi

Today you will pass through the most interesting markets of the south Omo which is the Dimka and Turmi you will visit one of the markets to visit the diverse cultures of Hammer people and Erbore peoples, overnight in Buska Lodge or similar

Day 13.Turmi to Arbaminch

Early we start driving to Arbaminch Town via the Wita valley this will give you a chance to visit the Tsemay peoples and their traditions, after having lunch at Karat Town you will arrive at Arbaminch then leisure, overnight in Ezana Hotel or similar


After having a breakfast we start our journey to get back to Addis Ababa, you will have a chance to visit many rural villages as well as small Towns after a half day drive you will arrive at Addis Ababa after you attend our farewell dinner at cultural restaurant transfer to Airport for your international departure
What to Bring
  • Camera
Group Size
2 - 6
Nanook Experience Category:
Boat trip
Horseback Riding
Local Culture
Wildlife safari
Nanook Package Type:
Vacation package
Activity Name
Experience 6 UNESCO Ethiopian heritagesPerson14 days
Price Includes:      Entrance fees for all sites and parks mentioned in the itinerary.  Experienced tour guide and his expenses. Scouts fee where applicable. All Ground transportation includes driver allowance and fuel. Boat rent where applicable. Mule hire where applicable.  Bottled water in the vehicle. All Hotel room in the itinerary which is Twin or Double bed includes breakfast. All hotel/airport transfers listed on the itinerary. All necessary government taxes. Price Does Not Include: Any costs of a personal nature. Any meal except for breakfast Alcoholic drinks. International airfare. Tips. Photography or Video Fees. Visa costs. Domestic flight. Any other expenses which is not mentioned in the “included” list.
Terms & Conditions
·         If you need a single room occupancy per person available by surcharge.

·         All our vehicles are latest, insured and driven by experienced drivers.

·         All our tour guides are a local tour guides who speak English some of the guides also speak French and German language and have knowledge about their environment and culture.

·         In Addis Ababa you can stay in Premium hotels such as   Sheraton Addis, intercontinental and Radisson Blu with additional fee.

·         All the payment currency on our catalogue are mentioned by US dollar ($), also we accept Euro, Canada $ and British pound on the current exchange rate with US dollar.
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We had An Amazing Time!!
Our Tour operator A one Ethiopia Tours and the companies staffs took a great care of us from the start to finish, the hotels and the lodges that we been stayed are very wonderful also the itinerary was well planned, it was our pleasure to make our tour with them, if you want a better experience to this beautiful country it is better to use A one Ethiopia Tours.
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Great day trip from Addis
Took a day trip to Menagesha National Forest. Aone Tours was great - everything went smoothly and exactly as described. Guide for the forest tour was extremely knowledgeable .... only drawback - no binoculars available ....
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Well done, excellent trip
Our trip is been ones in a life time it is been a perfect itinerary we didn’t expect to experience those different attractions only on our 16 Days tours, our tour advisor Michael was able to suggest possible itineraries based on our time frame and interest and he is very helpful and professional, after we start our tour he gives us Ethiopian Sim card to contact with him, all the local guides and our ... more Driver in the company are very helpful and knowledgeable we appreciated all the staff of Aone Ethiopia tours we would highly recommend them for Ethiopian travel needs.
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Amazing and authentic travel experience!!!
I had one of the best travel experience with A one Ethiopia Tours. I was traveling to the northern parts of Ethiopia with my family. It is one of the most beautiful part of the country where 3000 years of history can be seen... castles from the middle ages, churches that date back to the beginning of Christianity, monasteries, museums, the way of life of the locals... everything was amazing. The tour ... more was planned by our tour guide, Mike, who is well experienced. Everything was planned to the last minute. We saw what we had to see and even more we were able to witness the traditional night life of the people. The car was modern and had AC, seat heaters and so on. The driver was careful and safety conscious as well.The price for the whole package was very fair. I recommend you to visit Ethiopia and A one Ethiopia Tours is a great choice!