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Highlights of Ethiopia - Explore!
14 days

Highlights of Ethiopia

Start and end in Addis Ababa
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
209744
Private available:
From
US $3,600
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Itinerary

Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the Explorer tour Highlights of Ethiopia, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 9 other destinations in Ethiopia. Highlights of Ethiopia includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Addis Adaba and spend the afternoon visiting the city's highlights
  2. Day 2: A guided visit to Unity Park in Addis before flying to Mekele in the country's historic north
  3. Day 3: Explore the other-worldly landscapes of the Danakil Depression
  4. Day 4: Drive to Axum, along the way visit historic Negash Mosque and Ethiopia's oldest archaeological site, The Great Temple of Yeha
  5. Day 5: Discover Axum with a local guide, including the ancient obelisks and St Mary of Zion
  6. Day 6: Drive through the mountainous Tekeze Valley to Debark, the gateway to the Simien Mountains
  7. Day 7: Walk in the awe-inspiring Simien Mountain National Park and search for gelada monkey grazing on the plateau
  8. Day 8: Drive to Gondar and explore the medieval castles and holy baths
  9. Day 9: A free morning to relax before an afternoon drive to the lakeside town of Bahir Dar
  10. Day 10: See the lake come to life on an optional sunrise boat trip, followed by a walk to Blue Nile Falls
  11. Day 11: Cruise out across Lake Tana to Zeghie Peninsular visit 13th century Bet Maryam
  12. Day 12: Take a morning flight to Lalibela, ready to spend an afternoon exploring the ancient rock-hewn churches
  13. Day 13: Meet the resident monks and take in the panoramic views from sacred Asheton Maryam Church
  14. Day 14: Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa where the trip ends
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

Reviews About This Operator

  • NicholasBritton
    · February 3rd, 2020
    Ethiopia is fabulous (in every sense). So is this tour, but it is certainly full-on and you should be prepared for... Show more
  • LynneClayton
    · February 2nd, 2020
    Go for it. Diverse and intriguing
  • Adenike
    · December 23rd, 2019
    I really enjoyed the tour and all of the experiences that we had. I do know that one group member was not entirely... Show more
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

14 days
Highlights of Ethiopia
From Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa
No credit card fees

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  • Upcoming departures
  • September 2021
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Upcoming departures
  • Sunday
    12 Sep, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    25 Sep, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $3,600
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    26 Sep, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    9 Oct, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $3,600
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    10 Oct, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    23 Oct, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
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  • Sunday
    17 Oct, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    30 Oct, 2021
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    $3,600
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  • Sunday
    31 Oct, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    13 Nov, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $3,600
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    7 Nov, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    20 Nov, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
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  • Sunday
    14 Nov, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    27 Nov, 2021
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  • Sunday
    21 Nov, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    4 Dec, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $3,600
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  • Sunday
    28 Nov, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    11 Dec, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $3,600
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    5 Dec, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    18 Dec, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $3,600
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Good to Know

  • Currency
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    Ethiopian Birr
    Ethiopia
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types D, M, L, J. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types L, J.

    Type D
    Ethiopia
    Type M
    Ethiopia
    Type L
    Ethiopia
    Type J
    Ethiopia
  • 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.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • 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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before April 1st, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 1st, 2021, 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 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.
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