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Culture & adventure

Ethiopia

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This stay in the north of Ethiopia makes you discover the many facets of the country: the modernity of its bubbling capital, the sweetness of life at Lake Tana, part of its history through the obelisks of Aksum and the churches of Tigray and Lalibela, the grandiose landscapes and animals of the Simien Mountains. It will also make you experience the moving adventure of an Dallol expedition in the Danakil desert, discovering incredible landscapes

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Full Schedule :

This trip assumes that travelers take an international flight to and from Addis Ababa. At the end of the stay, the domestic flight Lalibela – Addis Ababa is included in the package of the agency at the price of 69 dollars, which will be confirmed or modified at the time of your reservation.

 

DAY 1 :

Arrival in Addis Ababa – transfer to the hotel

Shopping and activities according to arrival time in Addis

Dinner in Addis à Jewel of India

Night : Abegaz Hotel in Addis Ababa

 

DAY 2

Morning : Stroll on the heights of Entoto

Visit of Entoto Mariam Church

Lunch at Taitu Hotel, the oldest hotel in the capital

Afternoon : Shopping and visit of the National Museum (Lucy’s bones)

Museum of the Martyrs of the Red Terror

Dinner at Habesha 2000 with Ethiopian dance show

Night : Abegaz Hotel in Addis Ababa

 

DAY 3

Morning : departure  in 4×4 towards Debre Markos (300 Km – 6 hours)

On the way : visit the monastery of Debre-Libanos (100 km)

Stop at the Blue Nil Gorge (200 km)

Dinner in Debre Markos at Gozamen Hotel

Night : Gozamen Hotel

 

DAY 4

Morning : Departure in 4×4 to Bahir Dar (250 km – 5 hours)

Lunch on the way

Afternoon: walk in Bahir Dar and around the lake

Dinner at Misrak Special Food

Night : in Bahir Dar at RahNile Hotel

 

DAY 5

Morning : Boat trip on the Lake Tana to visit 4 monasteries and the mouth of the Blue Nil

Monasteries of Ura Kidame Meret, Azuwa Maryam, Kebran Gabriel and Debre Maryam

Lunch : restaurant at Castel Kuriftu Wine House

Afternoon : Visit of the Blue Nil Falls 

Dinner at Desset Resort

Night : RahNile Hotel at Bahir Dar

 

DAY 6

Morning : Departure to Gorgora (170 km – 3 hours)

Visit the village de Awra Amba on the way

Lunch in Gorgora at the lodge “Tim and Kim Village” on the Lake Tana

Afternoon : ornithological excursion – Canoe  on the lake

Dinner in Gorgora at the lodge

Night :  Tim and Kim Village Lodge

 

DAY 7

Morning : Departure to Debark (160 km – 3 hours)

Visit of the palaces and chruches of the Royal Enclosure in Gondar

Lunch in Gondar at the Four Sisters restaurant

Afternoon : end of the trip to Debark

Dinner in Debark at Sona Hotel

Night : at Sona Hotel

 

DAY 8 

Morning : Excursion in the Simien Mountains

Visit of the village Argin : trekking, baking of the Ingera and coffee ceremony

Lunch at the Simien Lodge (the highest in Africa)

Afternoon : excursion to mountain villages and Jinbar Falls

Dinner at Sona Hotel in Debark

Night : Sona Hotel

 

DAY 9

Morning : Departure to Aksoum (250 km – 5h30)

Lunch on the way

Afternoon : Visit the old quarter in Aksoum

Late afternoon : relaxing to the pool of RemhaiHotel

Aperitif admiring the sunset on the terrace of Yeha Hotel

Dinner at Antika Cultural Restaurant with traditional dance performances

Night : RemhaiHotel in Aksoum

 

DAY 10 

Morning : Departure to Hawzen (130 km – 3h15)

Visit of the North stele field in Aksoum

Basket market

Lunch in Aksoum at the Empire Restaurant & Bar

Afternoon : trip in 4×4

Dinner in Hawzen at Gheralta Lodge

Night : Gheralta Lodge

 

DAY 11 

Morning : Visit of 3 churches of Tigray – access to some of them requires a good physical condition and not to be subjet to vertigo

OR visit of the village Cheila to meet the local population

Lunch in Hawzen

Afternoon : Departure to Mékélé (103 km – 2 hours)

Dinner in Mékélé at Karibu Restaurant

Night : Yordanos Hotel in Mékélé

 

DAYS 12 et 13 : Dallol Expedition in the Danakil Desert

Departure – the morning of day 12

Round trip in 4×4

Discovery of the colors  and indescribable landscapes of the Dallol Volcano

Night of the 12th : Hamed Ela bivouac

Return to Mékélé at the end of day 13

Dinner at Black Rose

Night of the 13th at Yordanos Hotel in Mékélé

 

DAY 14 

Morning : Departure to Lalibela (317 km – 7 hours)

Lunch on the way

Dinner in Lalibela at Seven Olives Hotel

Night: in Lalibela, at the Lal Hotel with swimming pool and spa / sauna

 

DAY 15 : visit the monolithic churches of Lalibela

Lunch at the Ben Abeba restaurant and its superb view

Dinner at Unique Restaurant

Night : at Lal Hotel in Lalibela

 

JOUR 16 : Transfer to Lalibela airport for domestic flight to Addis Ababa

Depending on the departure time of your return flight, one hotel night will be booked in Addis Ababa at the Abegaz Hotel (in this case, the price of the hotel night will be added to this package) 

 

Nota : unforeseeable events can lead us to modify the program (ex : flooded wadi on the way)