DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
DEPARTURE TIMEWe will arrange the departure times with you individually depending on your flights to and from Ethiopia.
INCLUDED
Airfare within EthiopiaAccommodations
Local transportationProfessional guide
NOT INCLUDED
International Flights
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

 

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Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa

Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, You will be greeted with the company representative at the airport and transferred to hotel. (Depending on your arrival time we can arrange afternoon or after hour city tour)

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Day 2: Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar

Be transferred to the air port for flight to Bahir Dar. (50 minutes).  City tour in Bahir Dar that includes the color full market, Emperor Haile Sillasse palace located at Bezawit hill with panorama view to the out let of Nile. Overnight: Bahirdar Tana Hotel.

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Day 3: Bahir Dar

Drive to visit the Water Falls of the Blue Nile falls.  Afternoon, a boat trip on Ethiopia’s largest Lake called Tana known for its middle age island monasteries  and visit some of  this monasteries. Overnight: Tana Hotel

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Day 4: Bahir Dar-Gondor

Drive to Gondar which is 175Km/ 120 Miles (takes 4 hours). Sight Seeing in Gondor that includes the royal enclosure-the palace that was built by emperor Fasilades in 1636 that is similar with that of European castles, bath of Fasiledes, the Quesquam enclosure, and the decorated church of Debre Birhan Sillasse. Overnight: Gondor Goha Hotel
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Day 5: Gondor –Axum

Fly to Axum (40 min). On Arrival a city tour of Axum that includes the Stele, carved out of single granite stone of the pre Christian era, the palace and tombs of Kings, the old and new St, Mary Churches, the remnant palace of the legendary Queen Sheba, and inscriptions. Overnight: Axum Yeha Hotel
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Day 6: Axum –Lalibela

Fly to Lalibela (40 min). On arrival visit the remarkable rock hewn churches of Lalibela. Overnight: Lalibela Mountain View Hotel
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Day 7: Full day in Lalibela

Visit the remaining churches and one of the famous rock churches outside Lalibela. Overnight: Lalibela Mountain View Hotel
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Day 8: Lalibela-Addis Ababa

Fly back to Addis Ababa (55 min).Visit a museum and the largest open air market ‘Mercato’. Overnight: Hotel
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Day 9: Fly to Dire Dawa and drive to Harer

Fly to Dire Dawa (55 min) the second largest city of Ethiopia. Upon arrival drive 55kms to the Walled city of Harar.  Visit the Old City Wall, the Gates and the narrow streets lined with traditional Harari Gegar houses, the colorful Muslim and Christian markets (known for basketry), the Hareri museum, Rimbaud House, a fine traditional house dating from the period when the French poet Rimbaud lived in Harar. Finally visit the traditional Hararie house within the famous walled city. As evening falls local men attract wild hyenas to the city in a bizarre spectacle as they bravely feed these dangerous scavengers. In the evening you will visit this “Hyena Man”. Overnight: Plaza Heritage hotel
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Day 10: Fly Back to Addis Ababa

Drive to Dire Dawa where you will have a short stay then transfer to the airport and fly to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival transfer to hotel, the rest of the day shopping: Ethiopian Coffee ceremony will be hosted by Footprints Ethiopia for our appreciation of your trip  and  in the evening a fare well dinner in one of the traditional Ethiopian Restaurants then transfer to the Airport for Departure.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 21, 2015

We had an amazing time. Ethiopia is an incredible country, full of contrasts and historical sites. Our guides were very experienced, they speak english, and they showed us the best places and the most hidden ones, also. Ethiopia is not yet a touristic country, in spite of its many treasures. I recommend this trip and of course this company. Mola, thank you for your great work!

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