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Ethiopia Tours , North and Omo Vally 16 Days

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Day 1: Addis abeba City Tour

Pass By: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Day 01 Addis Ababa
Visit the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. Tour the Mercato, one of Africa's largest outdoor markets, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.
Overnight Hotel (B, , D)


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: standard Hotel or Lodge

Day 2: Fly addis abeba - Bahir Dar

Pass By: Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Amhara Region
Day 02 Addis Ababa - Bahar Dar
Fly to Bahar Dar on Ethiopian Airlines. Visit the marketplace in Bahar Dar. Take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and tour ancient island monasteries.
Overnight Lodge (B,, D)


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: standard Hotels and Lodge

Day 3: Bahar Dar - Gondar

Pass By: Gonder, Gonder, Amhara Region
Drive through the countryside to Gondar. Tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian kings beginning in the early 17th century. Having survived several wars, including air raids during World War 2, the castles are a testament to the resilience of this once mighty empire. Visit the church of Debre Birhan Selassie, famous for its religious art and especially its iconic ceiling depicting angels.
Overnight Hotel (B, D)


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: standard Hotel

Day 4: Simien Mountain Excursion

Pass By: Debark, Debark, Amhara Region
Drive to Sankabar the gateway to the Simien Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy an easy hike (2 - 3 hours) to take in the spectacular scenery and spot wildlife such as the endemic Gelada Baboons. Return to Gondar by evening.
Overnight Hotel (B, D)


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: standard Hotel

Day 5: Gondar - Lalibela

Pass By: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Gondar - Lalibela
Fly to Lalibela on Ethiopian Airlines. Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic churches were carved directly into the stone mountainside at least 800 years ago. This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings.
Overnight Hotel (B, D)


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Standard Hotels

Day 6: Lalibela

Pass By: Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara Region
For the morning you have two choices: Take a morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton, with its 13th century rock-hewn monastery and great views of the town; - OR - Drive to Yemrehanna Kristos, a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela. The drive to Yemrehanna will also give you the opportunity to view the rural countryside and villages of the Ethiopian highlands. Following either option above continue with tour of Lalibela’s churches in the afternoon.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: standard Hotels

Day 7: Lalibela - Axum

Stop At: Axum, Axum, Tigray Region
Fly to Axum on Ethiopian Airlines. Tour the ancient stelae fields, standing for 2000 years. Visit the new and impressive Archeological Museum. Visit other tombs and archeological sites as time permits.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: standard

Day 8: Axum - Addis Ababa - Lake Langano

Stop At: Langano, Langano, Oromiya Region
Fly to Addis Ababa and then drive to the Rift Valley Lake Langano. Relax at the Sabana Lodge. Lake Langano is safe for swimming.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel/Lodge

Day 9: Lake Langano - Arba Minch

Stop At: Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Drive to Arba Minch via Melka Kunture, a stone-age archeological site; Adadi Mariam, a 12th century rock-hewn church; and Tiya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its mysterious stelae, thought to be grave markers, dating from the 12th century. Also visit a Dorze Village in the Guge Mountains. The Dorze are known for their tall, beehive-shaped bamboo houses. If the base becomes infested with termites, the entire house can be lifted and moved to another location.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel /Lodge

Day 10: Arba Minch - Jinka

Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Take a boat trip on Lake Chamo and view some of the largest crocodiles in the world sunning on the banks of the lake. Hippopotami and birdlife are also abundant. Drive to Jinka visiting various peoples such as the Gamo and Derashe. Stop at Key Afar's weekly market (if on a Thursday) and wander among the various tribes such as the Benna and Ari that have gathered to barter their goods.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel/Lodge

Day 11: Mago National Park Excursion

Stop At: Mago National Park, 782km south of Addis on East bank of the Omo River, 1046 Ethiopia
Early morning drive to the Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people. The Mursi women are known for the clay plates they insert into their lower lips. Time permitting, visit the Omo Valley Museum in Jinka.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel/Lodge

Day 12: Jinka - Turmi

Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Drive to Turmi to visit the Hamer people who are well known for the scarring of their bodies, using clay to shape their hairstyles, and the unique practice of "bull-jumping" which every young man must accomplish prior to marriage. En route to Turmi, visit the Benna and Ari people.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel/Lodge

Day 13: Omorate Excursion

Stop At: Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech people, known for their elaborate body-painting. Cross the famous Omo River by canoe. Return to Turmi for the evening.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel/Lodge

Day 14: Turmi - Konso

Stop At: Konso, Konso, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Drive to Konso, recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. A highland people, the Konso are known for the ancient and intricate terraces that encircle their well-planned villages.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel/Lodge

Day 15: Konso - Hawassa

Stop At: Awasa, Awasa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Drive to the lakeside town of Hawassa. Relax and recover from your journey at one of Hawassa's fine resorts.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel/Lodge

Day 16: Hawassa - Addis Ababa

Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Visit the Hawassa fish market in the morning. Drive to Addis Ababa making stops at the Rift Valley Lakes. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: standard Hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we pick up Travelers anywhere they prefer .
will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time. For morning flight arrivals you may begin your tour after checking into your hotel. For afternoon or evening arrivals, you may begin your tour the following day.

Airports

  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Bahar Dar Airport, Bahir Dar Ethiopia
Duration
16 days
Inclusions
  • 16x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 16 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mago National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dasenech Village
Exclusions
  • Domostic flights
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Ethio Tours By Locals
22 reviews
T4945EYcynthiac
10
15 days Ethiopia’s historic north and Danskil Depression
Excellent tour. Malease was a great tour guide and our driver was probably one of the best in the country. I
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Prindell
30
Boat trip to the Azewa Mariam Monastery
We traveled miles/hours across the Peaceful water in a boat where we saw lots of beautiful wild life (crocs,
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alfonz79
Madrid, Spain
5951
Very relaxing place
Doing tours around the Tana Lake in Ethiopia is one of the most peaceful tours that you can do in your life
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americanadianinaddis
10
foreigner living in Addis Ababa
The one-day tour of the Blue Nile Falls and two monasteries on the Zege peninsula on Lake Tana organized by Ethio
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Lawrence K
Seattle, Washington
83
Birding, fishing, fishwatching, and monestaris and falls with Melese!
Melese designed a perfect two-day tour, totally responsive to my priorities, and then we executed it perfectly!
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Omar K
Madison, Wisconsin
20
Bahir Dar Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls!
I just got back from a 2 day trip Bahir Dar, and I just want to thank Melese for being such an amazing tour guide.
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melissamanuel
53
Lake Tana and Blue Niles Fall
Great organization! Picked us up from the airport to our hotel, drive to Blue Niles Fall. Absolutely beautiful!
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Sharii F
10
Through Ethiopia
Melese was a great guide who made all the preparation and the implementation of my tour in Ethiopia more than
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Ninaravi
Vancouver, Canada
43
Great guide and tour of Bahir Dar
Just came back from a weekend in Bahir Dar. First day we took a trip out to the Blue Nile Falls. Nice little hike
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AliA887
Barcelona, Spain
60
Amazing variety
This tour arranged by Melese and guided by Abreham was a lifetime experience. We were taken care of during the
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Kate K
San Francisco, California
152
Amazing adventure with Ethio!
I just took the five day northern Ethiopia with Melese and his team and had a wonderful time. Melese (and Kiruk!)
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ameliam86
Cancun, Mexico
342153
Excllent Bahir Dar and Gondar tour
We contacted Melese as a tour guide for an amazing 4 nights trip, starting in Bahir Dar and finishing in Gondar.
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Beth S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
11
Bahir Dar and Lalibela
company that provide high quality tours and services in Bahir Dar and Gonder and Lalibela Ethiopia at an
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Dano G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
10
Lake Tana Fishing
I spent the weekend relaxing in Bahir Dar and wanted to be out on the lake but was not all that interested in
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Monica M
1447
Very good experience
I contacted Melese by e-mail and asked for a boat day trip and transfer to Simien Mountain next day. He answered
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