Incredible Ethiopia

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 13 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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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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.
  • After learning about its deep history, relax in the beautiful streets of Aksum and watch life go by, imagining when it was once at the centre of an important trade route that stretched from Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea
  • 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 Incredible Ethiopia trip is a guided explorer trip that takes 13 days. You will travel through Lalibela, Debark, Mekele and 4 other destinations in Ethiopia. Incredible Ethiopia is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, 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 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 Axum, and even the rumoured home of the Ark of the Covenant. This 13 day trip travels through the north of the country, 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
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Katie's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Katie
  • From USA
  • On Oct 28 2019
“Had a very good tour. Perfect booking experience. And perfect tour execution. Really all I could have hoped for. The itinerary was neither too rushed nor to loose. Great way to explore Europe and nice to have a guide showing the way.”
Lone's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Lone
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 11 2019
“This is my first group trip. I am a woman and I travel alone. The tour offered culture and nature. I am interested in arts and crafts, so I saw some relevant museums. The social unity of the group was good. The hotels were fine. The trip is recommended.”
Pam's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Pam
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 04 2019
“This tour, Taste of Tasmania (Original), covered a lot of Tasmania in 6 days, which is where I felt it was rushed. We arrived in Launceston late afternoon, and left early next morning. I would have liked to spend a day exploring the area. Other than that it was amazing, a good walk/hike almost every day, so be aware if your not fit before you start this trip , you will be by the time you reach spectacular Freycinet National Park.
all in all a great tour.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Addis Ababa
  • Day 2: Bahir Dar
  • Day 3: Bahir Dar
  • Day 4: Gondar
  • Day 5: Gondar
  • Day 6: Simien Mountains National Park / Debark
  • Day 7: Aksum
  • Day 8: Aksum
  • Day 9: Mekele
  • Day 10: Lalibela
  • Day 11: Lalibela
  • Day 12: Lalibela
  • Day 13: Lalibela
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (12 nights)
Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Boat , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Lake Tana - Boat Cruise
  • Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls
  • Gondar - Market visit & cooking demonstration
  • 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 Incredible Ethiopia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Incredible 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

For any tour departures within 20 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 February 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Incredible 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 Incredible 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • In Lalibela and Simien Mountains National Park we include day hikes to experience the beauty of the regions on foot.
  • Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
  • There will be some long drives on days 7 & 10.
  • Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip. To see what you're missing out on check out our Best of Ethiopia trip.
  • Refer to Special Information within the itinerary to see if your chosen date is aligned with any festivals
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 global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
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