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16 Days Trip through Ethiopia Omo Lalibela Valley and Bahir Dar

The trip is based on generating a genuine exchange with the local inhabitants of the country. We propose to stop being spectators to soak up Ethiopian cultures.
During the trip we will seek to participate in ceremonies and festivities such as bull jumping and Timket. Learn and teach customs and form real bonds.
Among the places we will visit are: the Elm Valley region, Tigray Axum Mekele Addis Ababa and Dallol. We will climb mountains, trek through rural villages, camp with tribes, enjoy the flora and fauna of lakes and savanna.

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$5,281

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Duration

16 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Breakfast
    • 15x Dinner
    • 15x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 15 nights
    • Accommodation (specified day by day)
    • Coordinators speaks Spanish / English
    • Private transportation
    • FLIGHTS ADDIS ABABA - LALIBELA
    • Basic travel insurance Getaway Plus from AXA Assistance (cancellation not included).
    • Excursions mentioned.
    • Tickets to parks, churches, archaeological sites, villages mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Entoto
    • Entry/Admission - Mago National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Sleeping bag
    • Airport/Departure Tax
    • Gratuities
    • VISA
    • international flights
    • Drinks at meals
    • Any service not indicated in the section includes
    • Entry/Admission - Addis Ababa Museum

  • Day 1: Welcome in Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    After arrival transfer to the hotel.
    Departure to know the night of the capital

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Edna Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa

    Day 2: Getting to know Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Addis Ababa Museum, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    We will visit the National Museum, where Lucy, the skeleton of Australopithecus Afarensis is exposed a key piece in the theory of the evolution of man. We will continue with the Ethnographic Museum, which offers a very original tour of the more than eighty different cultures that make up modern Ethiopia, as well as a magnificent collection of icons.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St, Addis Ababa null Ethiopia
    In the afternoon we will take a bus tour through the old neighborhood of “Arada”, today known by the name given by the Italians “Piazza”. We will admire some examples of the peculiar architecture of the beginnings of Addis Ababa, and then we will dive into the colorful chaos of Merkato, the largest horn market in Africa.
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Entoto, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Church and ancient palace.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: We will have lunch at the historic Taitu hotel, the first one built in the country.

    • Breakfast: Typical Ethiopian breakfast.
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Edna Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa

    Day 3: ADDIS ABEBA - LALIBELA flight included

    Stop At: Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara Region
    Flight Addis Abeba - Lalibela. We will arrive in the city of Lalibela and after settling in the hotel we will go out to explore the city. On Saturdays there is a market. We will see the sunset from a nearby hill.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Night in hotel.

    Day 4: LALIBELA

    Stop At: Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara Region
    We will start the day early and head towards the northwest group of churches. The first church we come to is Bet Medhane Alem, which is almost 12 meters high and has an area of 800 square meters, making it the largest rock-cut monolith in the world.
    After lunch we will go to the southeast group. The highlight in this group is the imposing Bet Gebriel-Rufael, reached through a high rock passage and a wooden walkway through a deep, dry moat. The most precisely worked church in all of Lalibela is the
    monolithic Bet Amanuel, which has an exterior that mimics Aksumite's classic layered wood and stone style.
    Finally, we will go to the most emblematic of the churches in Lalibela Bet Giyorgis, a 15-meter high monolith carved in the shape of a symmetrical cross. Viewed from above, this moss-covered cruciform.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Night in hotel.

    Day 5: LALIBELA - BAHIR DAR

    Stop At: Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Amhara Region
    We will leave Lalibela towards Bahir Dar. Once there we can enjoy a quiet day, visiting the town on the lake.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Night in hotel.

    Day 6: BAHIR DAR

    Stop At: Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Amhara Region
    We will start by visiting the five main islands of Lake Tana, where ancient monasteries are located: Debre Maryam, Entos Eyesu, Kibran, Azwa and Beter Maryam. There are impressive colorful murals around the inner wall of these churches depicting a summary of biblical stories painted in cartoon style. On the walk we will also be able to appreciate the characteristic fauna of the mythical Lake Tana.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Night in hotel

    Day 7: BAHIR DAR - DEBRE MARKOS

    Stop At: Debre Markos, Debre Markos, Amhara Region
    We will leave Lake Tana behind to enter the deepest part of the Blue Nile, until we reach its great waterfalls. A demonstration of natural strength in an absolutely stunning enclave. After this, we will travel to the town of Debre Markos, where we will spend the night
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Night in hotel

    Day 8: DEBRE MARKOS - DEBRE LEBANES MONASTERY - ADDIS ABEBA

    Stop At: Debre Markos, Debre Markos, Amhara Region
    On our way back to the capital -Addis Abeba-, we will make a stop at a monastery around the temple where we will be able to do a small trek in search of a family of Gelada Baboon primates, endemic to the region. Hopefully we can enjoy your presence. These primates have a peculiar flattened face on the sides and show a unique reddish chest among primates.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Night in hotel

    Day 9: ADDIS ABEBA - ARBA MINCH

    Stop At: Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    We will arrive in the city in the afternoon and after settling in we move towards the mountains that surround the city. There we will visit the Dorze, a town famous for its traditional weavings and its imposing thatched huts, which last around one hundred years. We will be able to see in detail how the characteristic nutritious bread obtained from the “enset” or the false banana is made.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Night in hotel

    Day 10: ARBA MINCH - DIMEKA

    Stop At: Dimeka Town, Ethiopia
    Departure to the city of Dimeka, the largest town in Hamer territory. There a busy and diverse market is held on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Then we will visit a Hamer village, this tribe is dedicated mainly to herding and to a lesser extent to agriculture at some times of the year. The women prepare a mixture of clay, resin and water with which they link their hair in large braids called “goscha”. We will camp in one of its villages where we can intimately share life with this wonderful town. Camping night with the Hamers.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping in Hamer village

    Day 11: DIMEKA - TURMI

    Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    We will cross the Hamer region to reach the banks of the mythical Omo River, where we will reach one of the most remote villages of the Dassanech, a semi-nomadic people that live along the last stretch of the Omo River in Ethiopia. We will go on a boat excursion along the river. On the way back we will visit a Banna town. Night at Buska Lodge, a beautiful property. Attached to the Lodge is a dry river where you can see baboons, columbus monkeys and at night Jinetas (a beautiful species of mammal similar to a cat).
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Buska Lodge

    Day 12: TURMI - MAGO NATIONAL PARK

    Stop At: Mago National Park, 1000 Ethiopia
    We left for Mago's park. One of the most beautiful territories in the south of the country. Here there are still groups of elephants, herds of buffalo and kudu. Naturalists have counted 81 endemic mammals. It is also a paradise for birds, with some 237 species. We will continue crossing the National Park until we are in Bodi territory.
    Then we will continue our way until we come across the Mursi region, one of the most famous towns in Africa. They live in symbiosis with their herds of cows, large heart-shaped animals with huge horns. Nilotic people, the Mursis have never ceased to amaze those who ventured into their lands: women deform their lower lip with a lip plate.
    Local legends speak that this use began to protect themselves from slave traders, but the truth is that it is one of the infinite ways that human beings have developed around the world to characterize and beautify their own body.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping in Mursi village

    Day 13: MAGO NATIONAL PARK - KONSO

    Stop At: Konso, Konso, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Visit a Konso village, an emblematic town of the Rift Valley: great cultivators who have sculpted a unique landscape, made of hills entirely modeled on terraces furrowed by channels of admirable perfection. This has meant that this landscape has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Saturday is market day in Konso. Night in hotel.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 14: KONSO - LAKE AWASH

    Stop At: Awash National Park, Awash National Park, Afar Region
    We will leave the Konso territory and after a couple of hours en route we will stop at the renowned Lake Awash. This lake is a natural paradise, here it is possible to see colorful and exotic bird species, many of which are difficult to see in other parts of the continent. We will walk through the town nestled on the shores of the lake and then we will do a lake excursion to appreciate the local fauna. Night at Awash Lake.
    Duration: 24 minutes

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

    Day 15: LAKE AWASH - ADDIS ABABA

    Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    Return to Addis Ababa. Farewell dinner in a traditional bar.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Edna Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa

    Day 16: End with the trip

    Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    End of the trip, option of transport to the airport
    Duration: 1 minute

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    12:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • To make the trip, the traveler must present a negative PCR study, done in the 3 days prior to the departure of the trip.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

2

Organised by Cultura Sariri

Activity ID: V-204345P2

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