Highlights of Ethiopia

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
5.0 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ends Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy an afternoon tour of Addis Ababa, including the National Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral and the public square, plus a traditional Ethiopian dinner at a local project which helps local youth.
  • Sitting at 2,500 metres above sea level, Ben Ababa restaurant is a jumble of walkways, viewing platforms and firepits overlooking historic Lalibela.
  • Embark on a cruise around Lake Tana – Ethiopia's wonderland of islands and monasteries – and sip a sundowner on deck at the day's end.
  • Walk through the Simien Mountains National Park and up to Sankaber before retiring to your feature stay for the trip – the architecturally designed Limalimo Lodge.
The Highlights of Ethiopia tour starts and ends in Addis Ababa. The Highlights of Ethiopia is an explorer tour that takes 11 days taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and other destinations in Ethiopia.

Compared to what is found in Ethiopia, a more perfect combination of history, tradition, culture and nature couldn’t be created. Ethiopia is an incredible look back into history of the earth and humans. From 3 million-year-old fossilised hominid remains in Addis Ababa to incredible rock-hewn churches, hidden crypts and grottoes in Lalibela, this trip uncovers the 500-year-old monastery islands of Bahir Dar, the elegant castles and palatial complexes that stand guard over the city of Gondar, the majestic geological formations of the Simien mountains, the giant obelisks that rise of Axum, and even the rumoured home of the Ark of the Covenant. Concentrating primarily on the north of the country, take in views of the Blue Nile, trek to the peaks of the Simien Mountains (meeting red chested Gelada baboons), taste the famous coffee and delectable cuisine, and encounter the genuine and friendly people along the way. This is an adventure like no other.

In 2020 this trip will be cancelled and replaced with the longer Experience Ethiopia, 14 day trip, which includes southern Ethiopia. Trip code PFLE.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
5 - Excellent
  • Francis Faber
  • From USA
  • On Mar 04 2019
  • Day 1: Addis Ababa
  • Day 2: Bahir Dar
  • Day 3: Bahir Dar
  • Day 4: Gondar
  • Day 5: Simien Mountains National Park
  • Day 6: Simien Mountains National Park
  • Day 7: Axum
  • Day 8: Axum
  • Day 9: Lalibela
  • Day 10: Lalibela
  • Day 11: Addis Ababa
  • Comfortable Hotel (3 nights), Feature Stay Lodge (2 night), Tourist Hotel (5 nights)
  • 10 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 4 Dinner
  • Private vehicle , Boat , Plane
Included Activities
  • Addis Ababa - Afternoon City Tour
  • Lake Tana - Boat Cruise
  • Lake Tana- Sundowner Boat Drinks
  • Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls
  • Gondar - Church & Castles tour
  • Simien Mountains National Park - Walk
  • Axum - Full Day Tour
  • Lalibela - Afternoon Tour
  • Lalibela - Sunset drinks
  • 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 Highlights of Ethiopia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Why Book with Bookmundi
What are customers saying about Bookmundi
4.72 Average 307 Reviews
GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Ethiopia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.


A deposit of 0 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 55 days before departure. For any departures within 15 November 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Highlights 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.


For this Highlights 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.

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.
Welcome back!

Looks like you last logged in with Facebook.