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Blue Nile and Lalibela - Explore!
Blue Nile and Lalibela - Explore!
Excellent
26 reviews
Starts
Addis Ababa
+10 Destinations
Nile
Ends
Addis Ababa
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Highlights

  • Explore impressive churches carved in rocks at Lalibela
  • Walk to the top of the Water that Smokes at Bahir Dar
  • Fall in love with the rugged scenery of Simien Mountains
  • Wander through the 17th-century castles of Gondor
  • Discover the medieval city and cradle of Islam at Harar
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Wildlife
Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the discovery tour Blue Nile and Lalibela, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 9 other destinations in Ethiopia. Blue Nile and Lalibela is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • K
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Excellent trip would highly recommen

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Amazing trip in amazing country!

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  • B
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    Great trip, thank you!

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    A great trip all round

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  • A
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Enjoyable trip.

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  • E
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Ethiopia is a hidden gem with breathtaking scenery and an ancient history, so far undiscovered by many people and thus relatively unspoilt. The people are friendly and welcoming, and visiting in the run up to their orthodox Christmas, it was humbling to... Read more

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  • M
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Good trip. Overall very enjoyable. While well-intended being taken to an ethnic Ethopian restaurant on final evening en-route to the airport was not a good idea. Some people did not want to eat much, & certainly nothing unusual, before boarding a flight. A... Read more

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  • D
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Leader was excellent, knew a lot about Ethiopia, was enthusiastic and importantly spoke Amharic

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    I really enjoyed this tour. It was very well run and really good value for money.

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  • R
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    A wonderful trip that exceeded expectations- great leadership, lovely people.

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour Addis Ababa, fly to Dire Dawa and drive on to Harar
  2. Day 2: In Harar; exploring the medieval city on foot
  3. Day 3: Drive to Awash Saba; visit Awash National Park
  4. Day 4: Drive to Addis; afternoon orientation tour
  5. Day 5: Fly to Bahir Dar, afternoon boat trip to Zeghie Peninsula
  6. Day 6: At Bahir Dar; visit Tississat Falls
  7. Day 7: Drive to Gondar, castle visit
  8. Day 8: Drive to Debark
  9. Day 9: Walking in the Simien Mountains
  10. Day 10: Drive to Axum
  11. Day 11: Sightseeing in Axum
  12. Day 12: Fly to Lalibela; visit rock cut churches
  13. Day 13: In Lalibela; mule trek
  14. Day 14: In Lalibela, fly Addis, tour ends

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Average by past passengers
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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Addis Ababa.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 July 2019 the full payment of $2,783 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2783 for Blue Nile and Lalibela, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,013 km.
  • Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • 346 km
  • Dire Dawa (Ethiopia)
  • 41 km
  • Harar (Ethiopia)
  • 234 km
  • Awash National Park (Ethiopia)
  • 138 km
  • Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • 325 km
  • Bahir Dar (Ethiopia)
  • 114 km
  • Gondar (Ethiopia)
  • 76 km
  • Debark (Ethiopia)
  • 50 km
  • Simien Mountains National Park (Ethiopia)
  • 117 km
  • Axum (Ethiopia)
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