Highlights Of Ethiopia: The Historic Route & Tribes Of The Omo Valley 13 Days


Day 1:  Arrive Addis Ababa Arrive in Addis Ababa (ADD), he rest of the day, you will have city tour of Addis Ababa O/N Hotel Day 2: Addis Ababa- Bahirdar (B-D) Fly to Bahirdar. At Bahirdar, Boat cruise over Lake Tana. In the afternoon you will drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls. O/N Hotel Day 3: Bahirdar -Gondar –UNESCO World Heritage Site (B-D) Drive to Gondar through the beautiful countryside This afternoon, you will visit the ancient city. O/N Hotel Day 4:  Gondar-Axum-UNESCO World Heritage Site (B- D) Flight to Axum. In the afternoon you will start to visit the ancient city of Axum. O/N Hotel Day 6: Axum-Lalibela -UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. (B-D) Flight to Lalibela, You will visit te first group of churches. O/N Hotel Day 6: Asheten Mariam-Lalibela (B-D) Mule ride, and /or walk to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery, Afternoon visit to other St. Lalibela’s remarkable churches. O/N Hotel Day 7: Lalibela-Addis Ababa-Langano (B-D) Flight to Addis Ababa. Drive to  Lake Langano. Stop at Lake Ziway. O/N Lodge Day 8: Langano-Dorze-Arbaminch (B-D) When we approach Arbaminch town, we will make visit mountain village of Chencha  This is the home of the Dorze people.  O/N Hotel Day 9: Arbaminch-Jinka (B-Picknic Lunch-D) Drive to Jinka en-route visiting different cultural people which include the Konso, Tsemai, and Ari. O/N Lodge Day 10: Jinka-Mago-Mursi-Jinka (B- Picknic Lunch-D) Drive from Jinka to Mursi Village. The Mursi are best known for their unique item of decoration, lip plates.  Picnic lunch in the Mago National Park and drive to Turmi. O/N Lodge Day 11:  Turmi-Omorate (B-Picknic Lunch- D) Drive to Omorate to visit the Desanech (Geleb). In the afternoon, we will drive to Hamer Village. The Hamer, display an elaborate and diverse selection of body decorations.  O/N Lodge Day 12: Turmi-Arbaminch (B-D) Drive back to Arbaminch with brief stops to visit different villages including Erbore and Tsemay. In the afternoon, we will have a boat cruise over Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles. Hippopotamus and many beautiful aquatic birds.    O/N Lodge Day 13: Arbaminch – Tia Stele (UNESCO World Heritage Site) - Addis Ababa-Departure (B-D) In the morning, drive back to Addis Ababa en-route visiting the pre historic Tyia Steles.In the evening, there will be farewell dinner party transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back home. End of tour!

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1 week 6 days
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Why take this tour?

This 13 Days tour takes you the Classic Historic Route of Ethiopia & Tribes of the Omo Valley. On this trip you will be privileged to witness the ancient African civilization and well preserved  old culture of the northern Ethiopia with its breathtaking mountainous landscape to the isolated tribes of the Omo Valley and their unique traditions.  Trip highlights:-     • Visit 5 UNESCO World heritage sites • Discover the living wonders of the world • Explore the ancient city of Axum the last resting place of the Ark of the Covenants • Visit the fairytale castles of Gonder • Embark on a boat cruise to visit the island monasteries of Lake tana • Visit the source of the Blue Nile & Blue Nile Falls • Explore remote tribal villages in the Omo Valley • Attend cultural activities and visit courful tribal markets in the Omo • Enjoy city tour of Addis Ababa

What’s included?

  • roundtrip as per program

  • all necessary transfers

  • 12 nights accommodation in good hotels (4-star in Addis Abeba) in double rooms

  • all meals as stated in the program

  • Englishand German speaking, qualified national tour guide

  • farewell-dinner (flight schedule permitting)

  • National Park fees

  • Local guide

  • Breakfast

  • Dinner

  • visa fees

  • tips

  • meals not stated in the program

  • all expenses of personal nature (drinks, laundry, phone calls etc.

  • domestic flights

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 13 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Tour to Ethiopia with the local travel specialists | Addis Ababa City Tours & Excursions Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours is National Geographic Adventure award winning local tour company based at the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We have been running tours throughout Ethiopia, day tours, excursions and cultural tours throughout Ethiopia for more than 15 years. Our city tours takes you to the heart of Addis Ababa where you can visit the major attractions, make cultural interactions and explore Addis Ababa like the locals. Our day tours and excursions takes you very close to nature and culture not very far from Addis Ababa. Visit the amazing Jemma River Gorge, visit to a village and have a coffee ceremony with them, explore the historical site of Debre Liabnos, enjoy a visit to Wonchi Creator Lake, Adadi Mariam, Tia and many more. Contact us, we will plan something unique for your short stay in Addis Ababa.

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