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Ethiopian Experience
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 days: Addis Ababa, Bahar Dar, Lake Tana, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum

Tour overview:
With a culture and traditions dating back over 3000 years, Ethiopia is a land of religious fervor, a glorious history, vibrant celebrations and endless festivals. Add to that a range of natural beauty that includes Afro-Alpine highlands, soaring to around 14,000 feet, the Great Rift Valley, white-water rivers and a Savannah teeming with game.

Day 1 – Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where you are met and escorted to your hotel. (D)


Day 2 – Addis Ababa / Bahar Dar – Lake Tana

Fly to Bahar Dar. Drive to the majestic Blue Nile Falls. Take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the 13th-century monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret, as well as Kibran Gabriel, where only men are allowed to enter. (BD)


Day 3 – Bahar Dar / Gondar

Enjoy the drive to Gondar, known as the “Camelot of Africa.” Visit the castles and churches, built by King Fassiladas and his descendants. (BD)


Day 4 – Gondar / Lalibela

Fly to Lalibela. Visit the 11 medieval, monolithic cave churches and the first group of rock-hewn churches, which were built between AD 800 to 1200. (BD)


Day 5 – Lalibela

Tour the second group of rock-hewn churches. Later, visit Na’akuto La’ab, a church built in a cave, where King Na’akuto La’ab led a hermit’s life after abdicating his throne. (BD)


Day 6 – Lalibela / Axum

Fly to Axum to see the remarkable stelae or obelisks, St. Mary’s Church, the Sanctuary Chapel, the Coronation Yard, Axum Museum, Queen Sheba’s Palace, and King Kaleb’s Tomb. (BD)


Day 7 – Axum / Addis Ababa – City Sightseeing

Fly to Addis Ababa. Visit the National Archaeological Museum, home to the 3.6 million-year-old skeleton of “Lucy.” Enjoy panoramic views from Mount Entoto. Also visit St. George Cathedral and Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa. (BD)


Day 8 – Depart Addis Ababa

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
Departs: Daily, minimum 2 passengers
Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
With Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa
Jan 02 - Jan 09 5100 5900
Jan 09 - Jan 16 5100 5900
Jan 16 - Jan 23 5100 5900
Jan 23 - Jan 30 5100 5900
Jan 30 - Feb 06 5100 5900
Feb 06 - Feb 13 5100 5900
Feb 13 - Feb 20 5100 5900
Feb 20 - Feb 27 5100 5900
Feb 27 - Mar 06 5100 5900
Mar 06 - Mar 13 5100 5900
Mar 13 - Mar 20 5100 5900
Mar 20 - Mar 27 5100 5900
Mar 27 - Apr 03 5100 5900
Apr 03 - Apr 10 5100 5900
Apr 10 - Apr 17 5100 5900
Apr 17 - Apr 24 5100 5900
Apr 24 - May 01 5100 5900
May 01 - May 08 5100 5900
May 08 - May 15 5100 5900
May 15 - May 22 5100 5900
May 22 - May 29 5100 5900
May 29 - Jun 05 5100 5900
Jun 05 - Jun 12 5100 5900
Jun 12 - Jun 19 5100 5900
Jun 19 - Jun 26 5100 5900
Jun 26 - Jul 03 5100 5900
Jul 03 - Jul 10 5100 5900
Jul 10 - Jul 17 5100 5900
Jul 17 - Jul 24 5100 5900
Jul 24 - Jul 31 5100 5900
Jul 31 - Aug 07 5100 5900
Aug 07 - Aug 14 5100 5900
Aug 14 - Aug 21 5100 5900
Aug 21 - Aug 28 5100 5900
Aug 28 - Sep 04 5100 5900
Sep 06 - Sep 11 5100 5900
Sep 11 - Sep 18 5100 5900
Sep 18 - Sep 25 5100 5900
Sep 25 - Oct 02 5100 5900
Oct 02 - Oct 09 5100 5900
Oct 09 - Oct 16 5100 5900
Oct 16 - Oct 23 5100 5900
Oct 23 - Oct 30 5100 5900
Oct 30 - Nov 06 5100 5900
Nov 06 - Nov 13 5100 5900
Nov 13 - Nov 20 5100 5900
Nov 20 - Nov 27 5100 5900
Nov 27 - Dec 04 5100 5900
Dec 04 - Dec 11 5100 5900
Dec 11 - Dec 18 5100 5900
Dec 18 - Dec 25 5100 5900
Dec 25 - Jan 01 5100 5900
With Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa
Jan 02 - Jan 09 5500 6600
Jan 09 - Jan 16 5500 6600
Jan 16 - Jan 23 5500 6600
Jan 23 - Jan 30 5500 6600
Jan 30 - Feb 06 5500 6600
Feb 06 - Feb 13 5500 6600
Feb 13 - Feb 20 5500 6600
Feb 20 - Feb 27 5500 6600
Feb 27 - Mar 06 5500 6600
Mar 06 - Mar 13 5500 6600
Mar 13 - Mar 20 5500 6600
Mar 20 - Mar 27 5500 6600
Mar 27 - Apr 03 5500 6600
Apr 03 - Apr 10 5500 6600
Apr 10 - Apr 17 5500 6600
Apr 17 - Apr 24 5500 6600
Apr 24 - May 01 5500 6600
May 01 - May 08 5500 6600
May 08 - May 15 5500 6600
May 15 - May 22 5500 6600
May 22 - May 29 5500 6600
May 29 - Jun 05 5500 6600
Jun 05 - Jun 12 5500 6600
Jun 12 - Jun 19 5500 6600
Jun 19 - Jun 26 5500 6600
Jun 26 - Jul 03 5500 6600
Jul 03 - Jul 10 5500 6600
Jul 10 - Jul 17 5500 6600
Jul 17 - Jul 24 5500 6600
Jul 24 - Jul 31 5500 6600
Jul 31 - Aug 07 5500 6600
Aug 07 - Aug 14 5500 6600
Aug 14 - Aug 21 5500 6600
Aug 21 - Aug 28 5500 6600
Aug 28 - Sep 04 5500 6600
Sep 06 - Sep 11 5500 6600
Sep 11 - Sep 18 5500 6600
Sep 18 - Sep 25 5500 6600
Sep 25 - Oct 02 5500 6600
Oct 02 - Oct 09 5500 6600
Oct 09 - Oct 16 5500 6600
Oct 16 - Oct 23 5500 6600
Oct 23 - Oct 30 5500 6600
Oct 30 - Nov 06 5500 6600
Nov 06 - Nov 13 5500 6600
Nov 13 - Nov 20 5500 6600
Nov 20 - Nov 27 5500 6600
Nov 27 - Dec 04 5500 6600
Dec 04 - Dec 11 5500 6600
Dec 11 - Dec 18 5500 6600
Dec 18 - Dec 25 5500 6600
Dec 25 - Jan 01 5500 6600
* If traveling internationally on Ethiopian Airlines, cost reduction of $400 per person (International Ticket Numbers required)
* Solo traveler supplement available on request
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels
Addis Ababa
Radisson Blu or Sheraton
Bahar Dar
Kuriftu Resort and Spa - Lake Tana
Gondar
Goha Hotel
Lalibela
Roha Hotel
Axum
Yeha Hotel

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights:

  • Accommodations in standard, first class and deluxe hotels
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guides
  • Internal flights – Addis Ababa / Bahar Dar & Gondar/Lalibela / Axum/Addis Ababa
  • Blue Nile Falls and boat trip on Lake Tana
  • Castles and Churches of Gondar
  • Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Ark of the Covenant’ at Axum
  • Independent tour

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