Special Tour Package

Departure Date

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Duration

15 days 14 nights

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Maximum Seats

15

Tour Overview

Day 1

City tour in Addis Ababa

After having breakfast you will explore Addis Ababa beginning with a visit to the most important he national museum, one of the most important sub-sahran museums in all Africa. Then continue to visit Ethnological museum, palace which was the former of Emperor Haile Selassie l. After lunch, you will take time in Holy Trinity Cathedral. And then you will visit Mercato, the largest open air market in Africa. Overnight stay at Caravan Hotel.
Day 2

Drive to Bahir Dar

Early in the morning after breakfast departs north to Bahir Dar via Debremarkos. On the way visit the Debre Libanos Monastery and the Portuguese bridge, which was the first bridge in Ethiopia. After wards, you will pass through spectacular Blue Nile Gorge before stopping in Debre Markos for lunch. Continue your journey to Bahir Dar. Overnight stay at Soliyana Hotel
Day 3

City tour in Bahir Dar

In the morning after breakfast, set out for a bought trip on Lake Tana to see beautiful island monasteries and their Valuable treasures which include biblical wall paintings, ancient illuminated parchment books, superb crosses etc. In the afternoon drive to magnificent Blue Nile falls; it’s about 400 meters wide with full flood (in June, July and August and half September). Overnight stay at Soliyana Hotel.
Day 4

Drive to Gondar and make a city tour

after breakfast drive about 3-4 hours to north Gondar. Then visit the Royal enclosure with its magnificent castles dated from the 17th century (listed as a world heritage sites), the remarkable church of Debrebirihan Selassie with it beautiful wall and ceiling paintings, the bath of king Fasiladas (which still go on today. Once a year it’s filled with water for the Timket celebration.) Overnight stay at Florida Hotel.
Day 5

Drive to Simien Mountain National Park

Early morning we drive along a good paved road from Gondar to the park headquarters in Debark, the 100 km journey will take around two to three hours. At the headquarters we will arrange our permits to the park and pick up our scout. Here we obtain a permit from the Park headquarters and collect our obligatory scout before continuing to Sankabar (3250m ASL) for the first overnight camp. After that we will drive for another hour before we will start our first day introductory walk. An early start is needed as the drive from Gondar takes a 2-3 hours. The trek begins at Buytras (Simien Lodge), taking about 3 – 4 hours to walk to the Sankabar campsite is usually possible. During the walk there’s a good chance of seeing your first Gelada baboons. Overnight stay Camping.
Day 6

Sankabar to Geech

In the morning we will walk to Geech via the spectacular Jinbar waterfall and continue over a narrow ridge to a cliff where we have a spectacular view of the abyss towards the Simien foothills. We also find a large waterfall here, where the Jinbahir River (which feeds the waterfall) plunges 500 m into the abyss. Having finished enjoying and taking pictures around the fall, a short ascent remains to Geech village. A short distance beyond Geech village is the camp site. The camp site has great views of the mountains and is characterized by giant lobelia plants. The nearby Kedadit summit provides one of the best places to see the sun set. The camp site is situated at 3600m ASL. Overnight Camping
Day 7

Geech to Ambaras to Axum

We trek from Geech to the Imet Gogo promontory, for one of the most spectacular views in the whole mountain range. This is a great day for seeing the magnificent Lammergeier vultures. From Imet Gogo we trek back to the road near a village called Ambaras and meet the car for the drive back to Axum. The trek will last approximately 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at Branna Hotel.
Day 8

City tour in Axum

Today you explore Axum. Axum is undoubtedly one of the most important and spectacular ancient site in sub Saharan Africa. Register to world Heritage Site. visit the famous stele park with its ancient huge monolithic obelisks, ruind palaces of different Axumite kings including that of the ruined palace the queen of sheba, ancient stone inscriptions, tombs, the small but rich archeological site museum of Axum and the church of st.mary of zion where the home of original Arc of covenant. Overnight stay at Branna Hotel.
Day 9

Drive to Hawzen

Visit the rock hewn churches of Tigray, such as Abraha Atsbeha, the stunning Abuna Yemata Guh (perched on the side of a cliff) and Chirkos. Afterwards,proceed driving to mekele for overnight. Overnight stay at Hawzen Gheralta Lodge.
Day 10

Drive to Danakil

We start our day by driving to Erta Ale (which means smoky mountain in Afar language). Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. Erta Ale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. It is 613 meters, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century. (May not be as active as before and activity at flank eruption slows down.) Camping Overnight
Day 11

Lake Afrera/ Dallol

We start early 9:00 AM, drive to Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale). This is may be one of the roughest roads in the world. The 80 km distance may take about 6 hrs passing through changing the landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm-lined oasis. After passing several small hamlets scattered here and there in this deserted land, you will arrive at Dodom camping site, located about 17km from Erta Ale. Dinner will be served around 17:00 o’clock. After a short break, 30 minutes trek up to Ertale. Camels will be transporting all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. You will spend the night on top of the mountain, at the rim of the Volcano. Overnight Camping
Day 12

Dallol to Mekele

Early Morning sun rise at the northern one corresponds to the main pit crater and walk 5 minutes for the southern and central pits could either corresponds to an ancient pit, or to a simple collapse structure. The main pit-crater, 200 m deep and 350 m across, is sub-circular and three-storied. The smaller southern pit is 65 m wide and about 100 m deep. Descend from Erta Ale around 9 am Dodom – Leave back to Dodom after an early breakfast, if possible at 07:00 o’clock. You will reach the latest at 10:30 o’clock at the camp, where you will be relaxing. As soon as possible, drive to reach the mythical Lake Giulietti (or Lake Afrera)(optional may not be available during summertime), a saltwater lake located more than100 meters below sea level, in one of the deepest depressions of the planet. Because of the picturesque landscape, it is interesting to visit the salt flats where the Afar people obtain the salt by evaporating the water of the lake. Continue to Erbiti and precede Abaala/ Hamed Ela then Mekele. Overnight at Atse Yohannes Hotel
Day 13

Drive to Lalibela

Early in the morning you will drive to Lalibela. Lalibela contain 11 monolitic churches that where built in the 12th century and carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The drive takes 8 hours. Overnight stay at Lalibela Lodge.
Day 14

Visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela

An early morning after breakfast takes you to the first compounds of Lalibela rock-hewn churches, and afternoon you will visit the second compounds of Lalibela rock-hewn churches. Overnight stay at Lalibela Lodge.
Day 15

Lalibela to Addis Ababa

Early in the morning, you will be at one of the main of the churches of Lalibela to attend the religious ceremony where many Local people gather on Saturdays and Sundays to attend the Sabbath Festivity and say their prayers. Transfer service will be provided at 10:00 am to Lalibela Airport for your return to Addis Ababa. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurants in Addis Ababa. End of service

Inclusion

  • All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program

  • Hotel with Bed & Breakfast

  • Danakil and Simien are full Board

  • Bottles of water as per the program

  • Surface Transport expense

  • Local guide service as per the program

  • Cooking and camping equipment

  • Scout and police service as per the program

  • Comprehensive insurance, free mileage

Exclusion

  • Any alcoholic drinks

  • Any videography or camera fee if needed

  • Laundry service

  • Any expense of Personal items like, internet, fax, telephone

  • Services which are not mentioned in the above section

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