Best of Ethiopia

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
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  • Starts Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ends Lalibela
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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.
Starting in Addis Ababa and ending in Lalibela, the Best Of Ethiopia tour is a guided explorer trip that takes 19 days. You will travel through Lalibela, Arba Minch, Turmi and 8 other destinations in Ethiopia. Best Of Ethiopia is a small group tour which 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.
Customer reviews about Intrepid Travel
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Based on 88 reviews
HE's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • HE
  • From China
  • On Oct 31 2019
“Very Good”
Anahita's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anahita
  • From USA
  • On Dec 06 2018
“It was such a beautiful experience. Very cold but so amazing!! The trek was a bit challenging at times especially with the extreme weather conditions but what can you expect it is patagonia. Camping out in tents was a fun experience. Overall a very good trip!”
Sigrid's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Sigrid
  • From Germany
  • On Oct 01 2019
“Excellent”
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, 4 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Boat , Plane
Included Activities
  • Arba Minch - Dorze Village Visit
  • Jinka - Ethnographic Museum
  • Konso - Village Visit
  • Jinka - Ari Village
  • Turmi - Hamar Village
  • Omorate - Daasanach Village
  • Arba Minch - Lake Chamo Boat Excursion
  • Lake Tana - Boat Cruise
  • Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls
  • Simien Mountains National Park - Hike
  • Aksum - Yeha Temple
  • Tigray - Rock Church of Medhane Alem Adi Kesho
  • Lalibela - Afternoon 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
Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 04 February 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.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Ethiopia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.
NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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