Here you can find the day-to-day description for Ethiopia.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|1||Addis Ababa||Addis Ababa|
|2||Addis Ababa||Addis Ababa|
|3||Bus||Addis Ababa - Debre Markos||Debre Markos|
|4||Bus||Debre Markos - Bahir Dar||Bahir Dar|
|5||Bahir Dar||Bahir Dar|
|6||Bus||Bahir Dar - Gondar||Gondar|
|7||Bus||Gondar - Simien||Simien|
|8||Bus||Simien - Gondar||Gondar|
|9||Bus||Gondar - Lalibela||Lalibela|
|11||Bus||Lalibela - Kombolcha||Kombolcha|
|12||Bus||Kombolcha - Addis Ababa||Addis Ababa|
|13||Bus||Addis Ababa – Lake Langano||Lake Langano|
|14||Bus||Lake Langano - Arba Minch||Arba Minch|
|15||Arba Minch||Arba Minch|
|16||4 wheel drive||Arba Minch - Turmi||Turmi|
|18||4 wheel drive||Turmi - Jinka||Jinka|
|19||Jinka - Mago National Park - Jinka||Jinka|
|20||4 wheel drive||Jinka - Key Afar - Arba Minch||Arba Minch|
|21||4 wheel drive||Arba Minch - Addis Ababa||Addis Ababa|
|22||Addis Ababa||End of tour|
During these days you have several optional excursions open to you. In the early morning you can take an excursion to the Blue Nile waterfalls. After a dusty ride you reach Tis Abay ("Smoking water"). After a walk of about an hour that includes passing under a century-old Portuguese bridge, you reach the place where the Blue Nile thunders into the depths below.
In the afternoon you can take an optional cruise on the lake where there are several islands which have beautiful monasteries. You can visit Kebrane Gabriel (not accessible for women) and Kidane Mihiret. You will find many bird species including spoonbills and pelicans and if you are lucky you might even see crocodiles. Another option is to visit Tana Kirkos, where the Ark is claimed to have been kept hidden for 800 years. It is also nice to rent a bike and take a trip to the peninsula of Victory, where some other monasteries can be visited.
The last day of your tour and a chance to buy some last souvenirs and tuck in to your final injera. Check out time from your hotel will usually be at 10 am and the group will leave tonight on an evening flight or in some cases the next morning.
When booking your tour, please check to see whether you need any post-tour nights, bearing in mind that accommodation for the night of the final day of the tour (day 22) is not included.
We wish you a comfortable journey home and are sure you will take with you some wonderful memories of Ethiopia.
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PLEASE NOTE: It is possible that the group will be merged with the participants of our 12-day North/South Ethiopia trips. Obviously, we ensure that the overall limit of 20 participants is not exceeded. The tour leader ensures proper execution of the trip.
During the trip departing on January 10, 2019 visit the Timkat festival in Lalibela.
During the trips departing on September 5, 2018 and September 5, 2019, visit the Meskel festival in Addis Ababa.
During the trips departing on December 28, 2018 and December 28, 2019, visit the Leddet festival in Lalibela.
Please note: The travel routes during festival tours may be customized; please check the 'News' section for any updates.