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- 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
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.
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
- Day 2: In Harar; exploring the medieval city on foot
- Day 3: Drive to Awash Saba; visit Awash National Park
- Day 4: Drive to Addis; afternoon orientation tour
- Day 5: Fly to Bahir Dar, afternoon boat trip to Zeghie Peninsula
- Day 6: At Bahir Dar; visit Tississat Falls
- Day 7: Drive to Gondar, castle visit
- Day 8: Drive to Debark
- Day 9: Walking in the Simien Mountains
- Day 10: Drive to Axum
- Day 11: Sightseeing in Axum
- Day 12: Fly to Lalibela; visit rock cut churches
- Day 13: In Lalibela; mule trek
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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- NNicholasBritton· February 03, 2020Ethiopia 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 reviewThanks 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 TeamTrip date: January 2020
- LLynneClayton· February 02, 2020Go for it. Diverse and intriguingExplore! commented on this reviewThanks Lynne and great to hear that you enjoyed the trip to this fascinating country. The Explore TeamTrip date: January 2020
- AAdenike· December 23, 2019I 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 moreTrip date: September 2019Review collected by Explore!
- MMadiHearne· November 27, 2019Ethiopia 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
- Kenneth· November 20, 2019Explore 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
- AKevin· May 17, 2019Excellent trip would highly recommenTrip date: January 2018Review collected by Explore!
- ASylvia· May 17, 2019Amazing trip in amazing country!Trip date: February 2019Review collected by Explore!
- ABranka· May 17, 2019Great trip, thank you!Trip date: November 2018Review collected by Explore!
- AShane· May 17, 2019A great trip all roundTrip date: February 2019Review collected by Explore!
- AAndrew· May 17, 2019Enjoyable trip.Trip date: March 2018Review collected by Explore!
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The Blue Nile and Lalibela
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