North & South Ethiopia Tour Package

North & South Ethiopia Tour Package

Overview


Day 1
  • Take an early morning flight to Bahir Dar.
  • Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit monasteries on the islands and shores.
  • Explore Zege Peninsula and the monasteries of Azuwa Maryam, Ura Kidane Mehret, and Debre Maryam.
  • Visit the Blue Nile Falls and witness the sunset over the lake.
  • Overnight in Bahir Dar.
Day 2
  • Travel north to Gondar, passing through rural villages.
  • Visit the Royal Enclosure, Fasilidas's Pool, Ras Gimb Palace Museum, and Debre Birhan Selassie church in Gondar.
  • Gain insight into the Amhara culture.
  • Overnight in Gondar.
Day 3
  • Fly to Axum in the early morning.
  • Explore the famous obelisks, archeological museum, Queen of Sheba's Bath, and other historical sites in Axum.
  • Visit the St. Mary of Zion church (men only) where the Ark of the Covenant is kept.
  • Overnight in Axum.
Day 4
  • Take an early morning flight to Lalibela.
  • Tour the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, starting with the Northwestern Cluster.
  • Visit Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha (women not allowed).
  • Overnight in Lalibela.
Day 5
  • Visit the church of Yimrehanne Kristos outside Lalibela.
  • Return to Lalibela for lunch.
  • Explore the Southeastern Cluster of churches: Bet Gabriel-Rafael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanuel, and Bet Abba Libanos.
  • Visit the iconic Bet Giyorgis (Saint George) church.
  • Overnight in Lalibela.
Day 6
  • Fly back to Addis Ababa and drive south to Awassa.
  • Stop at Lake Ziway to observe birdlife.
  • Overnight in Awassa.
Day 7
  • Visit the fish market on Lake Awassa's shores.
  • Continue driving to Dorze and explore the village known for beehive-like houses and cotton weaving.
  • Visit the local market if it's a market day.
  • Overnight in Dorze or proceed to Arba Minch.
Day 8
  • Visit the local market in Dorze or Chencha.
  • Drive to Arba Minch.
  • Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the "crocodile market" and hippos.
  • Overnight in Arba Minch.
Day 9
  • Depart for Turmi, passing through Weyto and Erbore villages.
  • Experience the culture of the Hamer tribe.
  • Witness the traditional night dancing (Evangadi) of the Hamer tribe.
  • Overnight in Turmi.
Day 10
  • Take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassenech tribe and cross the Omo River.
  • Return to Turmi and visit a local Hamer village (if available).
  • Witness the Jumping of the Bulls ceremony (if taking place).
  • Overnight in Turmi.
Day 11
  • Drive to Jinka via Dimeka and Key Afar.
  • Visit the colorful market in Dimeka (market days on Tuesdays and Saturdays).
  • Continue to Jinka.
  • Overnight in Jinka.
Day 12
  • Drive through Mago National Park to a Mursi tribe village.
  • Visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center or hike to a local Ari village.
  • Overnight in Jinka.
Day 13
  • Depart from Jinka to Konso via Key Afar.
  • Visit the market in Key Afar (market days on Mondays and Thursdays).
  • Explore a local Konso village and cultural museum displaying waka statues.
  • Overnight in Konso.
Day 14
  • Depart from Konso to Lake Langano.
  • Visit the Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary to see the Swayne's Hartebeest.
  • Relax and swim in Lake Langano.
  • Overnight camping or lodge at Lake Langano.
Day 15
  • Swim in the lake and enjoy the morning at Lake Langano.
  • Depart for Addis Ababa, visiting the Abiatta-Shala National Park en route.
  • Witness the beauty of Lake Shala and the flamingos at Lake Abiatta.
  • End of the North & South Ethiopia Package.

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