Best of Ethiopia

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ends Lalibela, Ethiopia
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Hamer & Konso villages where local life remains insular
  • Search for the source of the Blue Nile on a boat cruise at Lake Tana, then discover the churches and unique castles of the regal city of Gondar.
  • Trek the majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks that make up the Simien Mountains, looking out for the distinctive redhearted Gelada.
  • Explore Lalibela's unique churches astonishing constructions sculpted from huge slabs of stone that make up one of the world's greatest historical and religious sites.
The Best Of Ethiopia trip starts from Addis Ababa and ends in Lalibela. It is an explorer tour that takes 19 days taking you through Arba Minch, Lalibela, Jinka and 8 other destinations in Ethiopia. Best Of Ethiopia is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Travel to Ethiopia and discover a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society. It’s an incredible combination of history, tradition, culture and nature. From 3 million-year-old fossilised hominid remains in Addis Ababa to the rituals of the Ari, Hamer, Konso tribes and more through to amazing rock-hewn churches, hidden crypts and grottoes in Lalibela – this trip take you deep into human history. The 500-year-old monastery islands of Bahir Dar, the elegant castles of Gondar, the majestic geological formations of the Simien mountains, the giant obelisks that rise out of Aksum, and even the rumoured home of the Ark of the Covenant. This 19 day trip travels through the villages and wildlands of Ethiopia, taking in views of the Blue Nile and trekking to the peaks of the Simien Mountains (meeting red chested Gelada baboons). You’ll be sure to taste the country’s famous coffee and delectable cuisine, and meet the genuine and friendly people along the way. This is an adventure like no other.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Addis Ababa
  • Day 2: Konso
  • Day 3: Jinka
  • Day 4: Turmi
  • Day 5: Turmi
  • Day 6: Arba Minch
  • Day 7: Addis Ababa
  • Day 8: Bahir Dar
  • Day 9: Bahir Dar
  • Day 10: Gondar
  • Day 11: Gondar
  • Day 12: Simien Mountains National Park / Debark
  • Day 13: Aksum
  • Day 14: Aksum
  • Day 15: Mekele
  • Day 16: Lalibela
  • Day 17: Lalibela
  • Day 18: Lalibela
  • Day 19: Lalibela
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotel (14 nights), Basic Hotel (1 night), Lodge (3 nights)
Meals
  • 18 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Boat , Plane
Included Activities
  • Arba Minch - Dorze Village Visit
  • Jinka - Ethnographic Museum
  • Konso - Village Visit
  • Jinka - Ari Village
  • Turmi - Market Visit
  • Turmi - Hamar Village
  • Arba Minch - Lake Chamo Boat Excursion
  • Lake Tana - Boat Cruise
  • Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls
  • Gondar - Cooking Class
  • Simien Mountains National Park - Hike
  • Aksum - Yeha Temple
  • Lalibela - Morning & Afternoon Churches Tour
  • Lalibela - Asheten Mariam Hike
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Addis Ababa and from Lalibela are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Ethiopia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Ethiopia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 25 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Best of Ethiopia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Ethiopia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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