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Explore Ethiopia's largest lake Tana and the outlet of the Blue Nile

Tour Overview

The tour start and end in Bahir Dar. It includes 2 hours boat reed, 30-40 minutes’ walk through coffee plantation and evergreen forests,Visit two historical monasteries, picnic lunch, Shopping, watching wetland birds,hippos, the outlet of the Nile and Blue Nile fall.

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1 day


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Surface and Boat transport
    • Local taxes
    • 1L Bottled water each
    • Picnic lunch
    • Local guide
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Tana
    What's excluded :
    • All accommodations
    • Tips, it’s not mandatory but recommended. However, don't give tips unless you are happy about the service we delivered to you
    • Flights
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia

    Full day Itinerary
    • After breakfast strait a ahead to fishery mark the place where you can see various birds and along the way you will see Tankwa( a vessel boat made of syrups papyrus plant) with fishermen and continue to the outlet of the Blue Nile river to see hippopotamus and birds, soon after drive to Zeghe peninsula and visit 14th c Betre Mariam monastery. From here you will experience forest hike between Ura Kidanemihiret and Betre Mariam around an hour hike through coffee plantation and indigenous huge trees. Along the way you will have lunch break under the trees and coffee testing with locals. After you visit Ura Kidanemihiret monastery the boat will pick you up at the local port and drive back to Bahir Dar.
    • drive to the magnificent (August to December) view of Blue Nile falls soon you get off you will cross the Nile river by boat and walk around 15 minutes to reach the falls and then continue waking up and down to Alata bridge built in the time of emperor Sisinios, n the beginning of 16th century and then walk up to catch your car to drive back to Bahir Dar. Late afternoon drive to a very strategic hill top called Haile Silasie palace for a complete view of Bahir Dar city, Lake Tana and its island monasteries, the Nile River and the out let of the Nile.

    Duration: 12 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    At the hotel
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Equipment you need to bring:
    • Appropriate trekking shoes
    • sun glass
    • sun blocker
    • Topper, scarf for woman to cover your hair while you visit the church. Note; traditionally weaved white scarf is much recommended and locals including priests are happy when woman ware/cover their hair while visiting inside the church.
    • No need scarf for men
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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.



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Activity ID: V-125268P4

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