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$
3,000
/ Person
Destination:
Ethiopia
This trip will take you to the Southern Region to explore local life and culture and to explore wild animals and fantastic nature.
Day 01-Arrival in Addis Ababa early morning. The Ethiopia’s capital is perched on the high plateau at 2400 meters altitude. Our guide would welcome you at the airport. Head in the ... moresouthern direction with 4x4 vehicles, a region known for its ethnic and linguistic diversity. Morning after breakfast drive to Langano, one of the nine Rift Valley lakes and 200km from Addis Ababa. Located in at 1570 m altitude, Langano is the favoured vacation spot for residents of the capital, who like to navigate to enjoy its fresh water lake.

After lunch, explore the Abyata-Shalla National Park, which is remarkable for its alkaline lakes with impressive colony of pink flamingos and many other species of birds such as Ostrich, pelicans.

Overnight Lodge/Hotel-Langano

Day 02–Further south
Drive to the town of Arba Minch, a town that owes its existence and vitality to the twin lake Abaya (the second largest of Ethiopia) and Chamo. Along the way, discover the small Senkele Sanctuary, established to protect the Swayne hartebeest, an antelope endemic to the region. Continue to Arba Minch which in Amharic means "Forty Springs", a peaceful and warm town, that offers a magnificent view overlooking two lakes in the Rift valley.

Overnight Lodge/Hotel-Arba Minch

Day 03-In morning make a boat trip on Lake Chamo
This is a lake that supports a large population of crocodiles and hippos, fishes such as Nile Perch, tilapia, catfish. We cross the lake, head to the eastern bank and climb the plateau to the Nechisar National Park for about an hour, on a flat area covered savannah and thorn bushes, offering good views down to the region. We could effort lessly and observe several herds of Burchell's zebra and Thomson and Grant Gazelle. Return to boat, and observe crocodiles (some specimens’ reach 5-6 meters long). Co-habiting peacefully with hippos, pelicans and fish eagles. In the late afternoon, we go into the mountains northwest of Arba Minch, at 2700M altitude, to reach the villages Dorze. Once formidable warriors, members of this ethnic group have turned to weaving and farming Enset (false banana) to earn a living. On a hilly and wooded, beautiful hiking through plantations and surprising traditional huts made of bamboo and false banana of bullet-shaped, high of about ten meters. On the way, we enjoy many beautiful views of the two lakes in Arba Minch and islands. By late afternoon, return to the same accommodation.

Overnight Lodge/Hotel-Arba Minch

Day 04- Jinka Town - Ari people
This morning we head in the direction of Jinka town, and visit the village of Ari people. The Ari live in an exceptionally green and fertile region, which allow them to practice diversified and subsistence crops (cereals, fruit) and two cash crops-coffee and cardamom. The Ari also collects honey which brings them money. The Ari decorate their houses with beautiful murals, expressing their own style with patterns, materials and colours.

Overnight Camping/Hotel (Optional)-Jinka

Day 05– Mago National Park

Early morning, we head to the Mago National Park, located in the lowlands east bank of the Omo River and west of Mago River. Mainly grass savannah, the park was originally established in 1974 to protect the populations of Elephants, Giraffes and Buffalos. Despite the efforts, it has not been possible to stop poaching practiced by the indigenous tribe. The fauna of the park, however, remains diverse (Gazelle, Kudu, Buffalo, Colobus ...).Our main attraction in the area is the Mursi ethnic. A hot temperature and warrior tradition have kept the Mursi away from all forms of occupation and influence. Agro-pastoralists, their social and ritual organization combines the principles of generation, and age. Shaved, pierced ears, arms and chest scarred, the Mursi men proudly wear Kalashnikovs slung. Women are distinct for wearing clay plate inserted into the lower lip. Late afternoon back to Jinka.

Overnight Camping/Hotel (Optional)-Jinka

Day 06-Turmi
We head to Turmi, the Hamer village. Along the way, if it is Thursday, we make a stop at the main weekly Key Afer market which means “Red Soil” in Amharic. It is the an assembly point of many ethnic groups, including Bana, Ari, and Tsemay Hamer, who often walk long hours on foot to come to the market carrying their food, food spices, butter, goats. Men and women have a keen sense of aesthetics and spend many hours to decorate themselves.

Overnight Camping/Lodge (Optional)-Turmi

Day 07- Omo Valley - Dassanech people
Continue our journey to the heart of the Omo Valley in the direction of the town of Omorate, to see the Dassanech people. Near the Kenyan border, this tribe takes advantage of the fertile land and salty delta of the Omo River for growing sorghum. After navigating on wooden boat, we walk along the shore to reach a Dassanech village, a traditional village with small huts made of branches, sheets and animal skins. Like the Karo, the hairstyle of Dassanech is very sophisticated.

In the afternoon, we go back to the village of Turmi, the capital of Hamer people. Estimated at about 40,000, the Hamer are semi-nomadic pastoralists, living from livestock and cultivation of sorghum, millet, tobacco and cotton. They have unique rituals such as a cattle-leaping ceremony that men perform in order to reach adulthood called “Bull Jumping”, where upon young Hamer women get whipped. Cattle and goats are at the heart of Hamer life. They provide the cornerstone of a household's livelihood; it’s only with cattle and goats to pay as ‘bride wealth’ that a man can marry.

Overnight Camping/Lodge (Optional)-Turmi

Day 08- The Konso
Early morning, we take the trail through the scrub and savannah ascend the hills of Konso. Discovery of a new ethnic group, the Konso, sedentary farmers who carved hillside numerous terraces for crops (millet, sorghum, cotton, corn, papaya ...), with an ingenious irrigation system optimizing rainwater. Stroll through these structured fortified villages into quarters, with real stone walls protecting wildlife and mudslides. The Konso are divided into nine clans, each with their own spiritual chief. If the chief is present, we would have an audience with him, he will be bale explain the peculiarities of his people, the Council of Elders and their relationship to the former.

Overnight Camping/Lodge (Optional)-Konso

Day 09-Omo Valley Konso- Yabello
For another adventure to discover the Borena people. We head to the town of Yabello, the capital of the Borena region, we cross the road passing through several herds of camels and enjoy beautiful mountain landscapes dotted with acacias and giant termite mounds. We head to the isolated village of El Soda, overlooking a beautiful deep crater 800M. The ​​savannah and acacia filled area is the great zebra playground and various gazelles: Grant, Thomson, and Gazelle-Giraffe. Walk along on the crater rim, towards the lake that hosts a saline lake for the extraction of large quantities of salt. The salt diggers must delve into the dark waters of the lake saturated with iodine to resurface the precious commodity. The salt is mostly feed to animals, but the refined one is intended for human consumption. By late afternoon, walking around this wooded crater with beautiful views from the ridges plunging.

Overnight Camping/Lodge (Optional)-Yabello

Day 10– Back North
After out adventure of the Borena region, we take the direction of North, back to the starting point. We traverse the road with sparse vegetation and huge termite mounds. Stretching from both sides of the border between Ethiopia and Kenya, the Borena living here are semi-nomadic pastoralists. They move in groups in a definite area, in search of water and fodder for their cattle. After a brief stop to visit one of the traditional villages of Borena and typical huts, continuing through more mountainous and lush scenery to Yergalem. We enter the Sidamo territory, reputed for being one of the main coffee growing regions. From Ethiopia, the Arabica coffee plant was introduced into the world.

In the afternoon, a stop to see the interior designs of the beautiful Sidamo huts, lined with euphorbia candelabra. Beyond the coffee, the fertile land is suitable for many cultures: false banana, pineapple, papaya, mango, chat ... In the evening, we enjoy our super comfortable lodge in an amazing setting, in the middle of the forest.

Overnight Camping/Lodge(Optional)-Sidamo

Day 11- Drive back to the capital Addis Ababa
We go via Shashemene, a town where dreadlocked Rasta settlers, many born in the Caribbean, have now made their home. The Rastas declarethe last king of Ethiopia to be the Messiah, or “Jah” Selassie’s pre-coronation name, Ras Tafari Makonnen, was adopted to name their movement. Continue to the shores of Lake Ziway to observe the abundance of birds. We arrive later afternoon and check in downtown hotel for a shower and little rest. In the evening a welfare dinner held in the magnificent Traditional Restaurant of the city and after a pleasant drop down to Airport.

Included

Airport Transportation in Ethiopia-Locally

Ground transfers

Nights hotel accommodation

Entrance Fee of the sites

Meals (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner): full board

Services of different languages speaking skilled and experienced guide

Drinking water 1.5 litres per person per day

Vehicles

Seedling on the road

Not included

Personal and baggage insurance

Luggage handling in the airport

Visas

Beverages/Drinks

Tips or Gratitude

Optional activities.

Laundry, Personal Toiletries and items of a personal nature
$
2,500
/ Person
Destination:
Ethiopia
A beautiful Trek in the Semien Mountains. You will visit several summits included Ras Dashen - Africas 4 highest peak!
Itinerary Day 01-Simien Mountains Trekking to Sankaber (3240M). Arrive in Gondar by plane/drive through the refreshing city of Bahir Dar and our guide will be waiting for you with ... morea vehicle. Breakfast in Gondar and then drive to Debark, the headquarters of Semien Mountains. You'll have a short trek to the first camp, Sankaber. This is the Semien National Park, one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in Africa, classified as World Heritage site. Spend the evening sharing cultures and stories while getting to know your guide, scout, and mule man. Camp out with the Gelada Baboons.

Overnight Camping

Day 02-Trekking to Geech (3600M).
After loading our mules, starting a beautiful day trek between Sankaber (3250M) and Geech. Begin your trek from Sankaber. The trail proceeds along the vast escarpment, first slightly uphill before starting a descent to the big waterfall of Jinbar, one of the park's most amazing waterfalls. Keep your eyes open for Gelada Baboons, Klipspringer, and a variety of Endemic Birds. Crossing barley fields and climb through the giant lobelia to reach Geech (traditional houses with thatched roofs) a Muslim village in an Orthodox-majority region. Last effort before reaching a plateau and our camp at 3600M altitude. Optional trek to view point, Kedadit (3760m).

Overnight Camping

Day 03-Imet Gogo (3926M), Inatye (4070M), Chennek (3620M)

Gradual rise on the vast plateau through the Afro-alpine meadow and giant lobelia to Imet Gogo (3926M) summit above the escarpment. This unique perspective rocky promontory that grants 360 degree views over the Semien Range and the playground of the Lammergeyer or Bearded Vulture. Along the ridge line and an impressive gorge, we could observe the walia ibex and, for the lucky one, the Ethiopian wolf. Descent into a valley before rising on the other side through curious rock formations and lobelia. Arriving at the top of Inatye (4070M), the first 4000m of the trip, offering a splendid viewpoint over the surrounding, plunging cliffs, deep valleys and small plateaus below that we would discover in the next two days ... Last descent following the surges of up camp Chennek (3620M). Several colonies of gelada baboons inhabit the area.

Overnight Camping

Day 04-Bhawit Pass (4200M), Mesha River (2750M), Ambiko (3200M)

Long and beautiful day trek which first leads to the Bhawit Pass, at 4200M altitude. After going up a valley dotted with giant lobelia, passing by the collar below the top of the same name. From the pass, the view stretches all the surrounding reliefs including Ras Dashen (4543M), the highest point of the country, which could be seen in the distance. Long descent into a valley and across the terraced barley crops, before reaching the large village of Chiro Leba (3300M) and Mesha River (2750M). At lower altitudes, sisal and euphorbia emerge. After crossing the river, last climb to reach our camp in the village of Ambiko (3200M).

Overnight Camping

Day 05-Ras Dashen (4543M)
With the help of our headlamps, wake up and get moving early around 4:30 A. M. The ascent to Ras Dashen at 4543M, the 4th highest peak in Africa. The rise is partly on a newly created track to open up a few mountain hamlets. Despite the track, the mountain landscapes are beautiful, dotted with giant lobelia. The last part of path requires the use of hands for the final meters. The final portion remains optional for those prone to vertigo. Beautiful descent, on the eastern slope, through the giant lobelia. Back to Ambiko to relax and celebrate!

Overnight Camping

Day 06- Descent
Another early start from Ambiko. Back to Chenek camp where a vehicle will be waiting for you back to Gondar.

Overnight Hotel

Day 07
Fly back to Capital City or add one more day and drive back and get a little rest at Hotel and in the evening welfare dinner held in the magnificent Traditional Restaurant of the city and after a pleasant drop down to Airport.
$
2,800
/ Person
Destination:
Ethiopia
This is a trip to a very special area. The Danakil Depression is the meeting place for three tectonic plates on the Horn of Africa geological depression with volcanic salty desert ... morelandscapes. It is one of the hottest places on earth, and it is also one of the lowest parts of the earth. A truly different experience!
Day 01- Addis Ababa-Awash In the direction of the Eastern part of Ethiopia. We pass through Nazaret/Adama, the capital region of Oromia. We see from far Mont Fentale, a dormant volcano ... morewith 2007M in height. This park is one of the most important in Ethiopia. The Awash River passes through a spectacular gorge. The park is home to 392 species of birds and many mammals are living there, including the Oryx, Gazelles and Antelopes. Warthogs are common sightings on this drive. Awash is the longest river in Ethiopia, one that has long been exploited for centuries and empties into Lake Abbe on the border with Djibouti. The day is dedicated to visit the park and its surroundings.

Overnight Hotel-Awash

Day 02- Hot springs
Before heading to Assaïta a city in the region of Afar we will visit the hot springs on the way. In striking contrast to the dry climate that affects the rest of the area, the hot springs of Filwoha meaning “Hot Water” in Amharic appear like a heavenly oasis. The turquoise water of the natural swimming pools at 38 ° C, if it does not refresh the Afar herds.

Overnight Camping/Hotel(Optional)-Assaita

Day 03-Afar triangle

Continue to Lake Asaleand Lake Afdera, which is the salt Lake from which the pastoral Afar extract salts, an important deposit, some of which reach two kilometres thick. These few salty lakes led to the creation of one of the most hostile environments on the planet.

Overnight Camping-Afdera

Day 04-The Erta Ale Volcano

A moderate hike after dark to reach the summit crater and observe the eruption in progress, which boasts one of the world's continuously active lava lakes. Located in the heart of the great African Rift Valley, the Erta Ale Volcano is an exceptional site despite difficulty to access it. Indeed, it lies in the middle of an inhospitable desert: the Danakil, amid a surreal landscape of fissures, faults, and a boiling lake of lava. The Danakil Depression is hostile desert and named the cruellest place on earth. The peak of the volcano is occupied by a large oval caldera 1.8KM length, filled with many recent basaltic flows.

Overnight Camping-Erta Ale

Day 05-Erta Ale Ahmedila

Departure to the Dallol volcano to visit the colourful and crystallized spot, the ghost village abandoned in the 1940’s, when the potash mine exploitation came to an end. In the afternoon, we would explore numerous and staggering canons which cut the western extreme of Dallol.

Overnight Camping-Ahmedila

Day 06-Ahmedila – Dallol – Mekelle

Dallol is found in the Danakil Depression close to the Eritrean border. Situated 100KM undersea level in the middle of desert of salt, it is one of the hottest regions on Earth. The temperature, more than 50⁰C, under tree shade. This important volcanic zone is characterized by emissions of fume roles. This hot water moves up toward the surface and through the evaporate deposits, dissolving salt, potash and other soluble minerals. As a least visited place, the site is still intact. Drive to Mekelle.

Overnight Hotel-Mekelle

Day 07- Mekelle
Visit the fresh and clean Mekelle the capital city of Tigriyan people yet to discover the castle of King Yohannes IV, notable land marks include the churches Enda Gabir, Enda Yesus Mekelle Bete Mengist, Mekelle Iyesus, Mekelle Maryam, Mekelle Selassie, and Mekelle Tekle Haymanot.

Overnight Hotel-Mekelle

Day 08- Kombolcha

Drive to Kombolcha on the way visit Amhara people culture, magnificent views of Haik Estifanos monastery which womens are forbidden to enter.

Overnight Hotel-Kombolcha

Day 09
Drive back to the capital city Addis Ababa; get a little rest at Hotel. In the evening a welfare dinner held in the magnificent Traditional Restaurant of the city and after a pleasant drop down to Airport.

Included

Airport Transportation in Ethiopia-Locally

Ground transfers

Nights hotel accommodation

Entrance Fee of the sites

Meals (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner): full board

Services of different languages speaking skilled and experienced guide

Drinking water 1.5 litres per person per day

Vehicles

Not included

Personal and baggage insurance

Luggage handling in the airport

Visas

Beverages/Drinks

Tips or Gratitude

Optional activities

Laundry, Personal Toiletries and items of a personal nature
Destination:
Ethiopia
This 12-day program visits the main historical sites and the stunning Simien Mountains.
Day 1: Early in the morning, depart north to Bahir Dar via Debre Markos. On the way visit the Portuguese bridge, said to have been the first bridge in Ethiopia. Afterwards, you will ... morepass through the spectacular Blue Nile Gorge. The gorge extends nearly 400km and reaches depths up to 1500m. Overnight in Bahir Dar (hotel).

Day 2: In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit a selection of the monasteries hidden on the islands and shores of this sacred lake. Visit the Zege Penninsula and the monasteries of Azuwa Maryam and Ura Kidane Mehret and the island monastery of Debre Maryam near the outlet of the Blue Nile River. In the afternoon, drive out to the Blue Nile Falls for a short hike in the area. Finish the day with the sunset over the lake. Overnight in Bahir Dar (hotel).

Day 3: After breakfast, continue north to Gondar. The four-hour drive will take you through rural villages, offering wonderful insight into the Amhara culture. After briefly settling in your hotel, explore the sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings. Additionally, visit Fasilidas’s Pool, still used for Timket celebrations today, Ras Gimb Palace Museum and the Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia. Overnight in Gondar (hotel).

Day 4: Today is an early morning departure to Sankober in the Simien Mountains. From here you will go for an easy hike to the Geech Abyss, where you will see a large waterfall where the Jinbar River plunges into the abyss. This area is also a great place for viewing the endemic gelada baboon, also known as the ‘bleeding heart baboon’ due to the red patch of skin on its chest. Overnight in the Simien Mountains (lodge) or in Debark (hotel).

Day 5: After breakfast, depart north for Axum, enjoying spectacular views of the Simien Mountains. After stopping for lunch in Adi Arkay, proceed driving through the dramatic Tekeze Valley, offering some of the best landscapes in the country. Proceed to Axum, home of the ancient Axumite Empire, the Queen of Sheba, and the Ark of the Covenant. Overnight in Axum (hotel).

Day 6: Today will be a full day visiting the sites of Axum, including the famous obelisks (one that was recently erected after being returned from Italy) and the archeological museum, the Queen of Sheba’s Bath (which supplies water to Axum year-round), Ezana’s enscription, King Kaleb’s tomb, King Bazen’s tomb, and the Queen of Sheba’s Palace. You can also visit the St. Mary of Zion church, where the Ark of the Covenant is kept. Men only are allowed to enter the old church. Unfortunately, no one (except one specially chosen guardian monk) is allowed to enter the chapel where the Ark is kept. Overnight in Axum (hotel).

Day 7: After breakfast, drive to visit the ruins of Yeha, dating from the 8th to 5th centuries BC, and thought to be the capital of Ethiopian civilization before Axum. Afterwards, visit the Debre Damo monastery, where the men (sorry! No women allowed.) must climb up a 15-m rope to enter. Proceed through the state of Tigray, stopping en-route for a visit to the rock-hewn church of Medhane Alem Adi Kesho. Overnight in Hawsein (hotel or lodge).

Day 8: In the morning, visit either Abuna Yemata Guh or Maryam Korkor. Both churches involve an approximate one-hour hike but offer commanding views of the surrounding area. After lunch, continue your visit with the more easily-accessible churches of Abreha we Atsbeha and Chirkos. Afterwards, proceed driving to Mekele for overnight (hotel).

Day 9: Early in the morning, embark on a full day of driving to Lalibela. Here you will pass through several small villages, with typical sandstone homes of the Tigray people. Proceed through this rural area for the stunning approach to the home of Ethiopia’s most prized destination – Lalibela. Overnight in Lalibela (hotel).

Day 10: In the morning, start your tour of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches – Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha (entry not permitted for women). After lunch, continue with the Southeastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos. Finally, you will visit the most famous of all the churches – Bet Giyorgis, constructed in honor of the patron saint of Ethiopia – Saint George. Overnight in Lalibela (hotel).

Day 11: After breakfast, visit the nearby monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, set on the side of a cliff. After the visit, proceed driving to Kombolcha via Woldia. On the way you will stop for a rest in Hayk where you can enjoy the views of this stunning lake, visit the local monastery (open for men only) and enjoy the birdlife. Overnight in Kombolcha (hotel).

Day 12: Return driving to Addis via Debre Birhan. On the way you pass the Mezezo Escarpment, with a good chance to see the endemic gelada baboons. If today is a Sunday, you can stop in the town of Senbete to visit the lively market including the interesting camel market.
Destination:
Ethiopia
In one day you will visit three churches; Abuna Yemata Guh; Maryam Korkor and Daniel Korkor. All of which are very different in style but stunningly beautiful in their own way.
To visit Abuna Yemata Guh, walking for about an hour to commence a steep ascent up the side of the Gheralta massif. This steep ascent soon turn into a climb using foot holds and hand ... moreholds chipped into the sandstone rock by the passage of many hands and feet. The climb and the walk along very narrow ledges with sheer drops to the side is not one for the faint hearted. The church itself can be reached by walking out on a ledge one meter wide and with a 200m drop to the left hand side. At the entrance there is a small cave and a wooden door built into the rock.

Of the three, Maryam Korkor is the most impressive architecturally. A huge, high ceiling is supported by 12 free standing pillars. Looking at it you could not help but wonder how the architect managed to carve so high from the ground. Then Drive to Mekele.
Destination:
Ethiopia
Our seven days historic tour adds an extra day in Lalibela and a city tour of Addis Ababa beyond our five day tour. This tour includes four domestic flights on Ethiopian Airlines.
Day 01 Addis Ababa For morning Arrivals at Bole International Airport you may begin your tour after checking into your hotel. For clients arriving in the afternoon or evening, you ... moremay begin your tour the following day.

Visit the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. Visit the Mercato, one of Africa's largest outdoor markets, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.
Overnight Hotel - Addis Ababa

​Day 02 Addis Ababa - Bahar Dar
Fly to Bahar Dar on Ethiopian Airlines. Visit the marketplace in Bahar Dar. Take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and tour ancient island monasteries. 
Overnight Hotel - Bahar Dar

​Day 03 Bahar Dar - Gondar 
Drive through the countryside to Gondar. Tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century. Having survived several wars, including air raids during World War 2, the castles are a testament to the resilience of this once mighty African Empire. Visit the church of Debre Birhan Selassie, famous for its religious art and especially its iconic ceiling depicting angels. 
Overnight Hotel - Gondar

​Day 04 Gondar - Lalibela 
Fly to Lalibela on Ethiopian Airlines 700 kilometers north of Addis Ababa. Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago. This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings.
Overnight Hotel - Lalibela

​Day 05 Lalibela 
For the morning we have two choices: Take a morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton, with its 13th century rock-hewn monastery and great views of the town; - OR - Drive to Yemrehanna Kristos, a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela. The drive to Yemrehanna will also give you the opportunity to view the rural countryside and villages of the Ethiopian highlands. Following either option above continue with tour of Lalibela’s churches in the afternoon. 
Overnight Hotel - Lalibela

​Day 06 Lalibela - Axum 
Fly to Axum on Ethiopian Airlines. Tour the ancient stelae fields, standing for 2000 years. Visit the new and impressive Archeological Museum. Visit other tombs and archeological sites as time permits. 
Overnight Hotel - Axum

Day 07 Axum - Addis Ababa
Fly to Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, home of the 3 million year old skeleton “Lucy.”
$
1,299
/ Person
Destination:
Ethiopia
Day 1 City tour in Addis Ababa  City tour in Addis Ababa from the first biggest open air market in Africa to the national museum of Ethiopia watching lot of ancient historical materials ... morealso fossil of early mankind, then at the night time watching cultural dancing called “eskista” and testing the traditional dishes of Ethiopia at cultural restaurant
Day 2 
Drive to Arbaminch
En route visiting the ancient Tiya stele then Visiting Dorze tribe village they are known by weaving and there amazing house building
Day 3
Arbaminch 
Full day visit and gaming in NechSar national park watching crocodile market a place where lot of crocodiles found including hippo and aquatic birds boat trip on Lake Chamo
Day 4
Drive to Jinka
Drive to the interesting people of konso village watching their cultural landscape terracing which is a UNESCO world heritage, depending on the day check in the colorful local market, then visiting the south Omo ethnological museum
Day 5
Drive to Mago National park
Full day visit and game drive in Mago national park to watch variety of best wild life and bird life then visiting the Mursi people the woman who is well known by their clay disc on their lower lip
Day 6
Drive to Turmi 
Visiting the local market then check in karo tribes and Bena tribes this tribes well know by their body painting, watching the Evangadi dance
Day 7 
Drive to Omorate
crossing the Omo River by local boat excursion to visit the Omorate, Dasenech and Hammer tribes observing variety of diverse life style, if there is a bull jumping watching the ceremony
Day 8 
Drive to Yabelo 
Hike to visit the Ari tribe village after lunch continue driving in the scenic road
Day 9
Drive to Awassa
Visiting yabelo wild life sanctuary where you can see both wild life and bird life in the juniper forest, and watching the amazing sun set of Awassa
Day 10
Drive back to Addis Ababa
Boat trip on the lake Awassa, Visiting the lake shore testing the fresh fish after all this drive back to Addis Ababa, after you attend our farewell dinner party with best Ethiopian coffee departure
$
2,190
/ Person
Destination:
Ethiopia
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.
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 ... moreto 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

Day 4.LALIBELA– GONDER (Drive)

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

Day 6.GONDER – BAHIRDAR (Drive)

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

Day 9.ARBAMINCH -KONSO Villages

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

Day 10.KONSO-JINKA via KEY AFER

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

Day 14.ARBAMINCH - ADDIS ABABA (Drive)

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
Destination:
Ethiopia
Short Holy day package to Ethiopia in 3 days
Day 1Drive to Abijata national park  En route visiting the Debrezyt town and the crater lakes then Proceed driving to the park after you arrive there you will visit the hot springs ... moreand the Acacia savannah land
Day 2 Drive to Langano
Visiting the lakes of Abijata and Shalla also the wildlife of the area then proceed driving to Langano
Day 3 Drive back to Addis Ababa
Today you got two options the first is swimming in the lake or excursion on horseback in the beautiful surrounding of the lake, after lunch drive back to Addis Ababa, Departure
Destination:
Ethiopia
Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa. Later in the day, we drive to Geferssa Reservoir, about an hour's drive from Addis where at least seven of the endemic species can be seen, including Blue-winged ... moreGoose and Black-headed Sis kin.

Day 2
Drive to Awash National Park. En route we will have a lot of roadside stops including one major stoppage at Chalaklaka wet land some 42kms east of Addis. The Yellow-billed stork, African spoonbill, Red-billed Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Crowned Crane, Black Crake, White backed Duck and Hottentots Teal are one of the dwellers of Chalaklaka wet land. Then proceed to Nazareth for lunch. Afternoon continuing to Awash National Park. In this lowland and acacia woodland area over 350 bird species have been recorded. The Abyssinian Roller, Red winged Bush Lark, Black Shouldered and Swallow tailed kites, different species of Bustards and Sunbirds are amongst the species we are expecting to see.

Day 3
Full day birding and game viewing in the park.

Day 4
Leave Awash National Park for Langano. Along the way we are birding at Awash River Bridge and /or Koka Dam. After having lunch there would be a birding program on the shores of lake Ziway where huge number of water birds inhabit. It is a wonderful lake for its different storks, plovers, Egrets and Ducks.

Day 5
Drive to Lake Abijate, which is a magnificent habitat for a wintering species from Europe and North Asia. After lunch we spend more time in the acacia woodland area at the Abijata-Shalla Lakes HQ. The spotted Eagle Owl, Rufus crowned and Lilac- breasted Rollers, Bearded and Cardinal Woodpeckers, African pygmy Falcon, Imperial Eagle, Crested Francolin and Black-wood Hoopoe are amongst the verities of birds inhabiting this area. Then, proceed to Wondogenet for two nights staying.

Day 6
Full day bird watching in Wondogenet forest. The endemics Yellow Fronted Parrot and Abyssinian woodpecker, double toothed Barbet, white checked Turaco, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Narina's Trogon, Spotted Creeper, Lesser Striped Swallow, Crowned Eagle, Ayer's Hawk Eagle, Lemon and Tambourine Doves are one of the special birds we are looking for.

Day 7
Leave Wondogenet in the morning for Lake Awassa. Full day birding in and around Lake Awassa. It is one of the wonderful birding sites in the main Ethiopian Rift system. Grey Kestrel, Allen’s Gallinule, Lesser Moorhen, Blue-headed Weaver, Grey-headed and Giant Kingfisher are amongst the verities of species we are expecting in Awassa. Overnight Awassa.

Day 8
Drive back to Addis Ababa. Along the way we have a lot of roadside stops including birding at Hora Lake. Overnight Debre Zeit.

Day 9
Fly back to origin.
Destination:
Ethiopia
Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa. Afternoon city tour of Addis. Overnight AA. Day 2 Drive to Dinsho HQ via lakes region. Overnight Dinsho.... more

Day 3
Start trekking to Fencha Abbera via Web valley. Overnight camping at the waterfall Fincha Abbera.

Day 4
Trek to Wassama Peak via Meraro. Overnight camping at the foot of Wassama Peak.

Day 5
Trek from Wassama to Gabra Guracha Lake via Mount Batu (4203) the second highest peak in the Bale Mountains. Overnight camping.

Day 6
Walk to Konteh peak (4132), on the top of Sanattie plateau where we meet our vehicle and then, we drive to Goba for an overnight staying.

Day 7
Drive back to Addis Ababa via Asela. Overnight AA.

Day 8
Departure.
Destination:
Ethiopia
Day1: Mekelle – Volcano We drive from Mekelle to – Dodom. We start early drive to Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale). Leave after an early breakfast, possible at 02:30. This is may be ... moreone of the worst roads in the world. The 70 km distance may take about 5 hrs passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm lined oasis. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, Dodom is about 9.5km from ErtaAle and it takes about 3 hrs trekking. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to ErtaAle at 20:00 hours. Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. ErtaAle ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. ErtaAle contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. ErtaAle is 613 meters, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century. O/n camping on the mountain

Day 2 ErtaAle-Hamad -Ela

Waking up early for sunrise and visit north crater, Descend from ErtaAle around 7:00am ErtaAle -Dodom Leave back to Dodom you will reach latest at 09:300 am at the camp , after breakfast time to relax. At 10:30 drive to HamadEla 100km, picnic lunch on the way on shed of palm tree, reach HamadEla 04:30, better village with a total population about 500 people. You will see lots of camel caravans and you will have the sun set look from the very shallow salt lake Assale. Overnight camping at HamadEla. 

Day 3 HamadEla- Dallol- Mekelle
Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the
localities are mining salt. 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi) the Afar Depression is covered by salt, and you will Look the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, local people are cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity; Dallol + Lake Assale + salt canon, camel caravans, follow up camel caravans and Drive back to HamadEla for lunch and proceed to Mekele. 

Our price is with muxmum group of 12 pax only;

Price includes:

Transport with a latest model Toyota 4WD land cruisers with an experienced English speaking driver/guide throughout the tour

all fuel expenses and drivers allowances

All needed Entrance fees and licenses

Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour

Non-Alcoholic Beverages with meals and plenty bottles of water

Local guide service for the Afar region -Cooking, camping equipment

Experienced cook throughout the whole tour

Price doesn´t include 

-Tips for guides

-souvenirs from the Afar people

-personal insurance

What do you need?

-Light (walking in the night)

-Small backpack for the trek to the top of the volcano

-Closed, comfortable shoes (trekking shoes)

-Sun protection like sun cream, hat

-Jacket for the night on the volcano

-Sleeping bag, pillow or blanket (can also be provided by the agency for free
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