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16 days tour to Historic, diverse landscapes and tribes of Ethiopia

Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the discovery tour to the ExoticTribes of Ethiopia including the most popular historical destinations in North Ethiopia, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and other destinations in Ethiopia. Travel to Most Known Tourist Destinations in South and North Ethiopuia tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Additional Information:
The famous historic route is one of the best destinations in the world to travel centuries back to perceive the civilizations of the ancient and medieval Ethiopia, medieval monasteries of lake Tana, African Camelot castle of Gonder, the UNESCO list Simien mountains, Axum birth place of Ethiopian civilizations, the rock churches of Tigray and UNESCO registered eighth wonders of world.
The Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia is a little visited area of Ethiopia containing some of the most colorful tribes and ethnic groups.

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$5,929

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Duration

16 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Breakfast
    • 15x Dinner
    • 16x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 15 nights
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • Tnsportation
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Addis Ababa Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Tana
    • Entry/Admission - Fasil Ghebbi
    • Entry/Admission - Lalibela Gemstones and Jewellery
    • Entry/Admission - Arbaminch
    • Entry/Admission - Nechisar National Park HQ
    • Entry/Admission - Omo Valley Tribes gate
    • Entry/Admission - Mago National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Dasenech Village
    • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • All expense that are not mentioned in the included part
    • Flight
    • Tips and items of personal nature like laundry
    • Video filming and photography fees
    • Souvenirs ete

  • Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Addis Ababa Museum, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Arrival Addis Ababa. After chech in visit tour the National museum and Entoto mountains with views.
    Visit the National Museum that exhibits numerous antiquates, historical relics, archaeological and pale-ontological objects including the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy; one of the fine Ethiopian Orthodox Churches, St. George Cathedral that contains several interesting modern paintings and mosaics St. George Cathedral; Mercato - biggest open market of its kind in Africa and the commanding panoramic view point Mount Entoto.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar

    Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia
    visit Bezait palace and view over Blue Nile falls and lake Tana. Afternoon boat trip on Tana lake to admire 2-3 monasteries with very interesting construction and paintings, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis.
    Bahir Dar is a pleasant city located on the shores of Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia. After checking into our hotel, exploring Lake Tana and its islands by boat. There are 37 islands on Lake Tana and 30 of them have churches and monasteries of considerable historical and cultural interest. We visit the monastery churches of Ura Kidane Mihiret, Azwa Mariam,. Ura Kidanemihiret is the best known of the monasteries and has an important collection of religious icons from the 16th to 18th centuries A.D. Azwa Mariam is known for its paintings and we also have time to visit the small museum
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 3: Bahir Dar -Blue Nile -Gondar

    Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia
    Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls, back for lunch. Afternoon drive to Gondar.
    drive to the Blue Nile Falls, which is known locally as Tissisat (smoking water) falls: 100 m (328 ft) wide, the water plunges for 45 m (148 ft), giving rise to steam clouds and rainbows. We climb down to the base of the falls for an up-close look and then ascend the other side the round trip will take about 1hour walking. Than we cross the Blue Nile by boat to return to the point of departure.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 4: Gondar

    Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia
    isit the castles compound, King Fasil’s Bath and Debre Birhan Selassie church (Light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, Qusuqam church, Queen Mentewab palace and more.
    Gondar City Sightseeing, Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian Empire, which began in 1632 with the reign of Fasilidas. In Gondar, there are a dozen castles built by various emperors over the course of 236 years. The city seems more European than African and also has Islamic influences. In the morning visit Fasilidas' Palace, probably the most impressive of all the castles found in the area and the oldest one! We continue on to the bath of Fasiledes and Quskuam Church. In the afternoon we visitthe Church Of Debre Berham Selassie (Light of the Trinity). The interior of Debre Berham Selassie is decorated with beautiful frescos, cherubs and paintings. Debre Berham Selassie is rumored to once have been the proposed final resting-place of the Ark of the Covenant and we will visit the colorful market of Gondar.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 5: Gondar - Lalibela

    Stop At: Lalibela Gemstones and Jewellery, Lalibela, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Fly This Morning is dedicated to visiting the first group of churches, known as the Northern Group of Churches.
    Lalibela , contains 11 monolithic churches that were built in the 12th century and are carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each church (Bet) has a unique architectural style; all are superbly carved and most of them are decorated with well-preserved paintings. The entire city may be described as a sculpture dedicated to the glory of God. and on the way back if time allows we will have an over stops in the souvenir shops and around the city center.
    Bet Medihanialem is the largest, supported by 72 pillars and houses the 7kg (15 lbs) gold Lalibela Cross. We go through a tunnel from Bet Medihanialem to Bet Mariam, in which there is a pillar that it is said that Jesus Christ leaned against when he appeared in a vision to King Lalibela. Bet Mariam also contains fabulous carvings of various birds and animals. We also visit Bet Danaghel; a chapel built in honor of martyred nuns. Bet Golgotha and Bet Mikael are twin churches and many believe that a visit to Bet Golgotha alone can guarantee your place in heaven! The twin churches also contain many important religious items and some of the best examples of early religious art in the country. The last church we visit today is Bet Giyorgis, one of the more recent churches and best preserved.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 6: Lalibela

    Stop At: Lalibela Gemstones and Jewellery, Lalibela, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Morning, mule excursion to Asheton Mariam, with very nice view through villages. Afternoon the second group of the rock churches.
    The Eastern Churches we go on foot for an approximately 3-hour hike (those who prefer can ride mules) to visit The Eastern Rock Churches. Bet Amanuel is one of the most beautifully carved churches in Ethiopia in the Aksumite style. Bet Merkorios has a wonderful painting of The Three Wise Men, which dates back to the 15th century A.D. We also stop to see Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gebrieal-Reafael, which might have once been the home of the royal family before becoming a church. This afternoon, we visit the Nakutelab Rock Hewn Church, built under a natural cave. Tonight, we have a special treat, participating in The Coffee Ceremony, a ceremony of hospitality in Ethiopia. Overnight in Hotel.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 7: Lalibela - Addis - Lake Langano

    Stop At: Addis Ababa Museum, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Fly to Addis and lunch there. Drive to Langano Rift Valley Lake. O/N Wenney Lodge or other.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 8: Lake Langano - Arba Minch

    Stop At: Arbaminch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
    Continue to Arba Minch admiring Wolayta people, their villages and very nice views. Afternoon ascend Chencha hills for the Dorze village to see their culture, work of weaving, cultivation of false banana from which they extract traditional bread (Kotcho), their 18ms high houses and more. Dinner and O/N Swaynes hotel (3*) with spectacular views over the Chamo lake and Abaya lakes and the Nechisar Park.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 9: Arba Minch - Nech Sar national park

    Stop At: Nechisar National Park HQ, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
    Morning Nechisar park, for an early morning game drive. Here you can see wild animals i.e. dominated by Zebras, it’s also possible to see the endemic Swain’s heartbeast, greater and lesser kudus, different gazelles and more. Afternoon boat trip over lake Chamo and encounter the huge hippo colonies and biggest crocodiles in Africa(as some says in the world 6-7ms long). Meals and O/N Swains hotel (3*).
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 10: Arba Minch - Jinka

    Stop At: Omo Valley Tribes gate, Jinka, Ethiopia
    Drive to Jinka, on the way admire Derashe, Konso, Ari, Benna and Tsemay tribes with their respective villages. Konso are famous for the agricultural work with terracing culture. O/N Jinka local hotel or camp.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 11: Mago national park and excursion at Mursi

    Stop At: Mago National Park, 1000 Ethiopia
    Drive to Mago national park and excursion at Mursi people villages. O/N Mago national park camping.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 12: Mago National park - Turmi

    Stop At: Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
    Cross Karo people region and visit their villages of Kortcho, with also very nice views over Omo river. Drive to Turmi for dinner and O/N Evangadi campsite and lodge. (Camp or fixed tents).
    Duration: 12 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 13: Turmi - Hammer

    Stop At: Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
    Visit Hammer people villages, culture and possibly their dances. If possible we try to show the unique ceremonies of marriage, with slashing of women, bull jumping, and more. If Mon or Sat visit market of Hamer, Karo and Dassanech people here or near by Dimeka’s village.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 14: Hamer - Arba Minch

    Stop At: Arbaminch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
    Drive to Arbaminch through Erbore people village and afternoon visit Konso people village. Dinner and O/N Swaynes hotel Arbaminch
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 15: Arba Minch - Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St, Addis Ababa null Ethiopia
    Drive back to Addis Ababa to reach late afternoon
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 16: Day16: Departure

    Stop At: Addis Ababa Museum, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by TANKWA TOURS & TRAVEL AGENCY

Activity ID: V-125268P28

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