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Best Of Ethiopia Tour

  About This Tour

    Apart from a couple of internal flights at the starting and ending days of the tour, the whole part of this package would be on surface with comfortable vehicles. At each destination, we pick the best available accommodation options.From the source of the Blue Nile, this package comprises visits to the living rock hewn churches of Lalibela, the dramatic landscapes of the Simien Mountains, ancient churches of Gheralta Mountains, the lowest desert of Danakil Depression, the diversified fauna & flora of the Bale Mountain, and the untouched  tribes of the  Omo Valley.

          Tour Highlights

  • Domestic flight to Bahir Dar, Visit lake tana monasteries and the blue Nile falls
  • Drive to Gonder, visit the royal enclosure of Gonder and Debre Birhan silasie Church
  • Drive to Gondar visit the Castles and palaces
  • Drive to semein mountains national park, walk round the lodge for acclimatization for the next day and to see the Gelada baboons
  • In the morning walk for about the 3 hours then drive to chennek a place where we can spot walia ibex
  • Could be the longest drive of the trip but landscape & lifestyle is amazing.
  • Visiting the 11 rock hewn churches of St.lalbela, carved from a sngle rock during the 12 century.
  • Early morning drive to yimrhane Kirstos Church, then drive to Gheraltha via the astonished chainy mountain of wag Himra.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa and connecting for a domestic flight to Bahir Dar

Immediately after your arrival at Bole International Airport Terminal 2, you will meet our staff and proceed to the domestic terminal for check in in your internal flight to Bahir Dar, the source of the Blue Nile. Upon arrival in Bahir Dar Airport, you be pick up by our representatives and drive to your hotel.

After a quick shower and rest at your hotel, you leave for a boat trip on Lake Tana for visiting its island monasteries. You will visit Kibran Gabriel, Debre Maryam and Ura Kidane Miheret, Afternoon, you will have an excursion to the smoking Blue Nile-the Blue NIle Falls,Late afternoon, drive back to your hotel.

Overnight stay at Jacaranda Hotel, Bahir Dar


Day 2: Drive to Gondar

Gondar, the camelot of Africa, is notable for its royal palace and fabled orthodox church. The afternoon is dedicated to cover the Royal Palace, Bath, and Debre Berhan Selassie Church.

Overnight stay at a Goha Hotel, Gondar


Day 3: Drive to the Simien Mountains National Park-acclimatizing for the next day

After a relaxed breakfast at your hotel in Gondar, you leave for a day trip to the Simien Mountains for you will enjoy a thrilling landscape and wildlife. The friendly gelada baboon, fauna and flora are of the appealing attractions in the park.

Overnight stay at Semien Lodge, Semien mountains national park


Day 4: Exploring the Simien Mountains

On this day, you will have a short hike around Sankaber. The trek starts with a gentle stroll through the Erica heather that hangs on white lichen and mosses, resembling an old man’s white beard. Along the route keep an eye open to spot the elusive and elegant klipspringer. After 2-3 hours you will reach the viewpoint where you encounter the recurrent and imposing Jinbar waterfall.

Overnight stay at Semien Lodge, Semien mountains national park


Day 5: Drive to lalibela-the home to monolithic churches

On the way, you will have a stop at Awra Amba Village. This community is a booming, gender-equal democracy and a massively winning communal project. This has allowed group of people to invest in social services, like education and healthcare, which they have shared with thousands of people in the region.You will be arriving Lalibela late afternoon. You will have leisure time ta your hotel. Evening, you leave for Azmari House where you will also try traditional dances and teji, local honey-made beer.

Overnight stay at Sora lodge, Lalibela


Day 6: Discovering the Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela

The churches are grouped into three. Start your morning visit from the Northern Group:, Bete Medhane Alem, Bete Maryam, Bete Golgotha Mikael, Bete Meskel, and Bete Denagel.After lunch, you will visit the Eastern Group: Bete Amanuel, Bete Qeddus Mercoreus, Bete Abba Libanos, Bete Gabriel-Rufael, and Bete Lehem. Finally, Bete Giyorgis is the only and the most famous church of the Western Group.

Overnight stay at Sora lodge, Lalibela


Day 7: Drive to Ghrealta Area via the magical landscapes of Sekota, Wag Himra Zone of the region the drive would be long; however, you will have some stops for catching the stunning landscapes and people of Agew. Overnight stay at Gheralta Lodge, Gheraltha    
 

  ITINERARY

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