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The Blue Nile and Lalibela - Explore!
14 days

The Blue Nile and Lalibela

From Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124527
From
US $3,600
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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

Itinerary

Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the discovery tour The Blue Nile and Lalibela, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 9 other destinations in Ethiopia. The Blue Nile and Lalibela includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour Addis Ababa, fly to Dire Dawa and drive on to Harar
    Start point Jupiter International Hotel Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 11:30 - 12:00
  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: Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa where the trip ends
    End point Airport Departures Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 16:00 - 16:15
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.7
  • Food
    Good
    3.5
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  • N
    · February 03, 2020
    Ethiopia is fabulous (in every sense). So is this tour, but it is certainly full-on and you should be prepared for lots of early starts. No problems with insects of any kind in January.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks Nicholas for your review and great to hear you enjoyed Ethiopia so much. It is a full on trip as we try to pack as much in as possible to make the most of your time in the country. Thanks again The Explore Team
    Trip date: January 2020
  • L
    · February 02, 2020
    Go for it. Diverse and intriguing
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks Lynne and great to hear that you enjoyed the trip to this fascinating country. The Explore Team
    Trip date: January 2020
  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    I really enjoyed the tour and all of the experiences that we had. I do know that one group member was not entirely happy and complained a lot, including creating a tense atmosphere at times. I would like to stress that I did not agree with this... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • M
    · November 27, 2019
    Ethiopia is a stunning and diverse country and never failed to astonish. Full of cultural and natural wonders that need to be seen to be believed.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • The Blue Nile and Lalibela reviewer 5
    · November 20, 2019
    Explore should drop the Harar and Tigray region of the tour and replace it with a day or two in the Rift Valley. The tour director had his own agenda and determined mind about what he was going to show us and make available to us.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Excellent trip would highly recommen
    Trip date: January 2018
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  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Amazing trip in amazing country!
    Trip date: February 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Great trip, thank you!
    Trip date: November 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    A great trip all round
    Trip date: February 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Enjoyable trip.
    Trip date: March 2018
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

14 days
The Blue Nile and Lalibela
From Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa
No credit card fees
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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccines

    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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 2 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 2 June 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for Explore! tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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