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Compact Tour - Historic Route of Ethiopia in 7 days

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USD 1,433.00
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What to Expect
Day 1:  Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa (ADD), Ethiopia. Welcome to Ethiopia! Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by your tour guide and driver. There will be a short drive to your hotel. The rest of the day, you will have city tour of Addis Ababa which includes the National Museum, one of the churches of Addis Ababa, Piassa and you will enjoy the view from Mount Entoto.

Day 2: Addis Ababa- Bahirdar (B-D)

In the morning, fly to Bahirdar. At Bahirdar, After check in to hotel, In the morning, we will have boat cruise over Lake Tana to visit the ancient 14th century island monasteries of Lake Tana.  In the afternoon you will drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls.

Day 3: Bahirdar -Gondar –UNESCO World Heritage Site (B-D)

After breakfast, drive to Gondar through the beautiful countryside scenery of Fogera to arrive at Gondar around lunchtime.This UNESCO World Heritage is famous for its many medieval castles  This afternoon, you will visit the ancient city.

Day 4:  Gondar-Axum-UNESCO World Heritage Site (B-D)

In the morning, transfer to the Airport for your flight to Axum. A short flight takes you to Axum. After check in to the Hotel, you will start to visit the ancient city of Axum.. The rest of the day you will explore the ancient city and its major attractions.

Day 5: Axum-Lalibela -UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (B-D)

After having an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Axum Airport for your flight to Lalibela. After check in to hotel, we will drive to the site where we will find a concentration of some of Ethiopia’s most famous rock-hewn churches, mostly referred by many as “the living wonders of the world”.

Day 6: Asheten Mariam-Lalibela (B-D)

In the morning, take a mule ride, and /or walk to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery, After having lunch and rest at the hotel, you will continue your journey into Ethiopia’s long and marvelous history with a visit to other St. Lalibela’s remarkable churches-their architecture and artistry must be seen to be believed.

Day 7: Lalibela-Addis Ababa-Departure (B-D)

After breakfast, transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Addis Ababa. In the evening, there will be a special Ethiopian farewell dinner party with traditional buffet  There will also be a live cultural dance show of the different ethnic groups living in the country. There will not be any better way of ending a trip.  At the end of the farewell dinner party, transfer to Addis Ababa airport f End of tour! 

B = breakfast. L = lunch, D = Dinner
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Important Information
Departure Point
Depending on your flight schedule
Departure Time
Saturdays upon arrival at the airport
7 days
Return Details
Addis Ababa Bole International
  • 6 nights accommodation in middle class hotels
  • Transfers from/to airports
  • Tours with modern Minibus or Coasterbus with AC
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Boat trip on Lake Tana
  • Local taxes
  • 6 x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner from day 2-6
  • Farewell Dinner (flight schedule permitting)
  • Qualified National tour guide (English + German)
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Meals not stated in the program
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees (please check the requirements for your country of origin)
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS (we recommend to book Ethiopian Airlines for the flight to/from Addis Ababa as the domestic flights will be discounted)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hotels
  • Addis Ababa: Venetian or Heyday, Bahier Dar: Rahnile, Gondar: AG, Axum: Consolar, Lalibela: Harbe
  • Single suppl. for 6 nights US$ 142,
  • can be booked at a surcharge of US$ 86,- per person sharing,
  • Single suppl. for 6 nights: US$ 190,
  • Addis Ababa: Jupiter Bole, Bahir Dar: Avanti Blue Nile, Gondar: Goha, Axum: Sabaen, Lalibela:Tukul Village
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 11 December 2018
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Date of experience: November 2018
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