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Addis to Axum Exploration

Starts: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Finishes: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Visit: Addis Ababa, Gondar, Debark’, Mek'ele, Aksum, Hawzēn, Lalibela, Addis Ababa

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Local Culture & Cuisine

Overview

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Join us on a captivating adventure through all the cultural, historical and natural wonders of northern Ethiopia on this terrific discovery holiday. North of the pleasant capital of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia can boast a wealth of historical and cultural treasures unlike anything else on Earth. Our 'Northern Circuit' starts out with a short flight to Bahir Dar, where we visit the Blue Nile Falls on foot and take a cruise on Lake Tana. Proceeding to Gondar, we have a day there to explore the Royal Enclosure, and the ruined fairy-tale castles which have earned it the name 'African Camelot'. Heading north-east, we spend a day walking in the Simien Mountains, famous for far-reaching views and for it's rare and unique wildlife - seeing wild Gelada baboons in a truly unmissable experience! Our next port of call is Axum, home to giant engraved obelisks, the Queen of Sheba's palace and the Saint Mary of Zion Church, the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.

We have time to check out more of Tigray's amazing rock churches before heading south to the 'New Jerusalem' of Lalibela, a medieval city that ranks amongst the wonders of the world, thanks to its outrageous complex of 12th century rock hewn churches. The landscapes, people and history of northern Ethiopia are a revelation!

Highlights

    • Discover on foot the  'Smoking Water' of the Blue Nile Falls & Lake Tana
    • Walk in the breathtaking Simien Mountains & meet their endemic Gelada baboons
    • Explore Axum - rumoured resting place of the Ark of the Covenant
    • Visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela & the castles of Gondar

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 166986
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Finishes: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: 13 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • An experienced English-speaking local guide
  • Addis Ababa Airport single timed transfers
  • Internal flights and associated airport transfers
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as described in the the Meal Plan
  • Entrance fees and local guides for all mentioned excursions.

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,925 ($225/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana, Gondar, Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Debark, Simien Mountains National Park, Senkaber, Tigray, Axum, Ark Of The Covenant, Yeha Temple, Hawzeen, Ambalage Mountains
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Liz G  

Exceeded my expectations. Interesting historical sites, walking in Simien Mountains and climb up to see rock churches in Tigray - and Lalibela.It was an excellent group who looked out for each other. The altitude was not an issue, although I puffed more!! A very interesting trip which did not disappoint.

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Sandy B 

A great variety of experiences. The only comment for improvement would be an extra day of walking in the Simiens would have been great. The guide made sure we had a good time. He was full of knowledge about his country and was very enthusiastic. He was helpful in ensuring we had plenty of photographic stops and on long journeys would arrange for us to walk for a short time so we weren't sitting in the vehicle all day! He was helpful in translating menus and encouraging us to try local dishes. Organised surprised final evening.Most enjoyed - Walking in the Simien Mountains, the day visiting the Rock churches in Tigray region and Lalibela. Meeting the local people and all the different local guides who were excellent.

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