Spend 7 nights in Ethiopia with our Classic Ethiopia Tour
Ethiopia is the hidden gem of Africa and Africa’s oldest independent country, and is shaped by its regal past and over a millennium of Christianity. It’s a land of cultural treasures and dramatic landscapes, and home to some incredibly captivating people and wildlife.
Why not immerse yourself in Ethiopia’s rich history and culture and embark on a 7-night tour of the northern regions of the country on our Classic Ethiopia Tour. You will visit museums, palaces, carved granite obelisks, rock-hewn churches and ancient remains and see spectacular landscapes.
Our itinerary highlights are as follows:
Day 1 Addis Ababa
Day 2 Bahir Dar
You will drive 32 km southwest of Bahir Dar to the small town of Tiss Abay and walk for twenty minutes to visit the famous Blue Nile Falls. The Falls plunge 45 metres below, giving rise to steam clouds known locally as ‘Tiss Issat’, smoke for fire.
In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on Ethiopia’s largest body of water, Lake Tana, and visit the monasteries of Ura Kidane Mihret and Azwa Mariam which are found on the largest peninsula of the Lake. These monasteries are known for the colourful frescoes of religious scenes, and an impressive display of illuminated bibles written in Ge’ez, Ethiopia’s oldest language.
Day 3 Gondar
Day 4 Axum
Day 5 Lalibela
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela, which is home to the 12th century hand-carved rock churches of King Lalibela (1181 – 1221) whom the town is named after. After lunch visit the first group of churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which are found northeast of a stream named ‘River Jordan”.
Day 6 Lalibela
Day 7 Addis Ababa
Fly back to Addis Ababa for a day at leisure. Maybe visit the most famous street in Addis, Churchill Street, named after Winston Churchill of England, who helped Ethiopia to regain its independence from the Fascist Italian occupation. This street is famous for its antique shops.
Day 8 Addis Ababa
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Addis, visiting museums, monuments, churches, a market and Mount Entoto for a panoramic view of the city. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants, where you will taste a variety of Ethiopian food and be entertained by folk dancers. Then transfer to Addis Ababa Airport for your onward journey.
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