Ethiopian Highlands

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Ethiopian Highlands - Intrepid Travel
Ethiopian Highlands - Intrepid Travel
Addis Ababa


Start in Gondar and end in Addis Ababa! With the in-depth cultural tour Ethiopian Highlands, you have a 21 day tour package taking you through Gondar, Ethiopia and 8 other destinations in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Highlands includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
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15 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Camping
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Gonder
  • Day 2: Gonder
  • Day 3-5: Simien Mountains National Park
  • Day 6: Debark
  • Day 7-8: Axum
  • Day 9: Mekele
  • Day 10: Danakil Depression
  • Day 12: Mekele
  • Day 13: Lalibela
  • Day 16: Bahir Dar
  • Day 19: Debremarkos
  • Day 20: Addis Ababa
  • Day 21: Addis Ababa

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • April 23, 2015

    What is the local payment?

    For Ethiopian Highlands, intrepid requires a Kitty, which is a cash contribution from all travellers into a central fund which is overseen by fellow travellers and the crew. The fund allows the crew to pay for local accomodations, camp meals and activities for the entire group.

    The local payment is not paid before the departure, but upon arrival at the tour.

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    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    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.


    Gondar is the starting point and Addis Ababa is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 December 2017 the full payment of $1,860 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1860 for Ethiopian Highlands, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,032 km.
    • Gondar (Ethiopia)
    • 76 km
    • Debark (Ethiopia)
    • 50 km
    • Simien Mountains National Park (Ethiopia)
    • 117 km
    • Aksum (Ethiopia)
    • 108 km
    • Mekele (Ethiopia)
    • 170 km
    • Lalibela (Ethiopia)
    • 187 km
    • Bahir Dar (Ethiopia)
    • 178 km
    • Dejen (Ethiopia)
    • 147 km
    • Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

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