Ethiopia in Depth

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4.5 Based on 16 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Festivals and events
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ends Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Rock hewn churches of Tigrai and Lalibela
  • Castles of Gondar
  • Spectacular scenery in the Simien Mountains
  • Stelae of Axum
The "Ethiopia In Depth" trip starts from and ends in Addis Ababa. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 13 days taking you through Gondar, Bahir Dar, Axum and 6 other destinations in Ethiopia. "Ethiopia In Depth" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

In the northeast of Ethiopia is the little visited region of Tigrai. Over the centuries a series of churches of differing sizes and architectural styles were carved into cliff-faces and rocky-outcrops, many still in use today. Whilst following Ethiopia’s classic northern circuit through Lake Tana’s monasteries, Gondar’s castles, the Simien Mountains and Lalibela’s monolithic churches, we get off the beaten path and explore this beautiful region in the heart of Ethiopian history.
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 16 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 03 2020
4 - Very Good
An amazing country
“Recently returned from a wonderful trip , travelling with a friendly set of companions and Kibrom as our guide. It is a deeply spiritual country with amazing scenery and lovely people. The accommodation is generally good although not everything works ! The Ethiopians dont have a culture of eating out so restaurants menus are simple and somewhat repetitive - and I didnt really like Injera which is a classic staple in the Ethiopian diet. Our guide was very knowledgable especially about the church and Ethiopian history and it was interesting to discuss cultural differences with him, which often challenged the Western way of looking at life.Some of the days are very long , with early starts , toilets in restaurants can be a bit grim and you have to accept that bush stops ( girls to the right and boys to the left ) are often required . I think the Exodus assessment of activity levels is an under estimate and a reasonable level of fitness and agility is required especially as many of the sights are at high altitude which can make you feel tired and breathless with minimal activity.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 02 2020
5 - Excellent
Ethiopia in Depth
“Overall, it was an interesting and very enjoyable experience. Our guide, Yitbarek, was very well organized, knowledgeable, and his love for his country and people shone through. Scenery was spectacular. Hotels, food, and wine ranged in quality, but I went knowing Ethiopias infrastructures were poor as were many of the roads. Timket was amazing.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 01 2020
4 - Very Good
Ethiopian tour
“A very enjoyable tour. An interesting and beautiful country. The Ethiopians were friendly people. Our Tour Leader Yitbarak was a very good Leader all round. The hotels were better than I expected. The Group was congenial. My most enjoyable group tour so far.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 31 2020
5 - Excellent
Ethiopia, everything starts from here...
“Ethiopia is a truly unique. Everything begins in Ethiopia.The trip takes you through the historical and cultural aspects of northern Ethiopia - tracing the beginnings of Christianity through different empires and kingdoms.The natural environment is spectacular and the long drives are simply a pleasure as you take in the magnificent scenery - when you step out and walk through it and meet the local flora and fauna - it just increases the impact - the Gelada Monkeys are a highlight for sure.This trip requires physical fitness to fully enjoy what it offers - if you are lucky enough to have this and have the chance - take the opportunity to discover a truly amazing place.”
  • Day 1: Start Addis Ababa; city tour.
  • Day 2: Fly to Bahar Dar; free afternoon with option of Blue Nile Falls visit.
  • Day 3: Discover Lake Tana's famous monestaries.
  • Day 4: Drive to Gondar; visit the castles, Fasilides' bathhouse and the church's ceiling.
  • Day 5: Drive to Simien Mountains; afternoon hike along the plateau.
  • Day 6: Continue to Axum.
  • Day 7: Full day visiting the ancient capital of the Axumite Kingdom.
  • Day 8: Visit Yeha Temple and through eatern Tigrai to Wukro.
  • Day 9: Visit Wukro's rock-hewn churches and on to Mekele.
  • Day 10: Drive through mountains and gorges on the way to Lalibela.
  • Day 11: Explore Lalibela amazing churches.
  • Day 12: Mule trek up to Ashatan Maryam.
  • Day 13: Fly to Addis Ababa. End.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Addis Ababa 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 Ethiopia in Depth tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ethiopia in Depth tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ethiopia in Depth 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.


For this Ethiopia in Depth 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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