Rich with natural contrast, captivating human history and countless surprises, Ethiopia has long been an intersection between the civilizations of North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. This 15-day adventure is perfect for the traveller looking to delve into the history and culture of this incredibly diverse land like few others do. In fact, well help to take some of the infamous bumps out of African travel through a combination of flights and comfortable land transport. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Addis AbabaBahir Dar
Fly to Bahir Dar. Opt to wander through the Bahir Dar market. Enjoy an excursion to the Blue Nile Falls.
Bahir DarGondar Area
Take a boat trip on Lake Tana to enjoy stunning views and visit monasteries. Continue to Gondar for the evening.
Visit Fasiladas’ castles, bath, and gardens before going to the Debre Birhan Selassie Church.
Travel to Debark, our base for visiting Simien Mountains National Park.
Spend the day in Simien Mountains National Park, enjoying guided hiking excursions around Sankaber campsite, the Jinbar waterfalls, and Chenek campsite. Return to Simien Lodge for the evening.
Travel back to Gondar with a stop at the Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre in a Falasha village. After, visit Kusquam, Queen Mentawab’s historic residence just outside the City.
An early morning start for our long drive to Lalibela arriving in the early evening.
Take a guided tour of Lalibela historical sites, including St George Church, Yemrehana Kristos, and other rock-hewn churches.
In the morning, enjoy a hike to Asheton Maryam. In the afternoon, we’ll continue our included visit with the second group of churches.
Enjoy the scenic views en route to Mekele.
Take a short tour of Mekele and Abraha Atsbera en route to Hawzien. Enjoy an optional afternoon walk to visit more churches.
Visit Maryam Korkor Church before continuing onto Axum. Stop at the ruins of Yeha en route.
Enjoy guided tours of Axum’s archaeological sites and Axum Tsion church.
Morning flight to Addis Ababa. Tour ends upon arrival.