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Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) - Dragoman Overland
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21 days

Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar)

From Addis Ababa to Gondar
Tour Operator:
Dragoman Overland
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
7269
From
US $3,105
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Highlights

  • Journey through the immense wonder of Blue Nile Gorge
  • Relax on a cruise of Lake Tana to visit local monasteries
  • Bask in the magnificence of the stunning Blue Nile Falls
  • Learn about medieval Ethiopia with strolls through castles
  • Visit the famous 13th-century rock churches of Lalibela

Itinerary

Start in Addis Ababa and end in Gondar! With the Adventure tour Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar), you have a 21 days tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 8 other destinations in Ethiopia. Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Addis Ababa
  2. Day 2: Debre Markos
  3. Day 3: Bahir Dar
  4. Day 4: Bahir Dar
  5. Day 5: Bahir Dar
  6. Day 6: Awra Amba
  7. Day 7: Lalibela
  8. Day 8: Lalibela
  9. Day 9: Lalibela
  10. Day 10: Mekele
  11. Day 11: Danakil Depression
  12. Day 12: Mekele
  13. Day 13: Axum
  14. Day 14: Axum
  15. Day 15: Debark
  16. Day 16: Simien Mountains NP
  17. Day 17: Simien Mountains NP
  18. Day 18: Simien Mountains NP
  19. Day 19: Gondar
  20. Day 20: Gondar
  21. Day 21: Gondar
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.7
  • 4.6
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  • A
    · January 8th, 2019
    great trip!...................raw travel at it's best!!
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    ~Wonderful to hear that you had such a good trip with Dragoman.
    Trip date: December 2018
  • A
    · July 27th, 2018
    Authentic,amazing great crew.
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thanks for your great review of Dragoman. We're delighted to hear that you found this tour that includes the Danakil Depression so amazing.
    Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) customer review photo 1
    Trip date: March 2017
  • A
    · July 18th, 2018
    Excellent as long as you are not after home comforts
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thank you for the five star review of your Dragoman trip to Africa! We're delighted that you had such a good trip with Dragoman.
    Trip date: February 2018
  • H
    · April 21st, 2018
    Ben was awesome. He was knowledgeable about every piece of geography we covered as well as the history and politics of Ethiopia, where we spent 3 weeks with him. He taught us quite a bit about the politics and philosophy of interacting with the local... Show more
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thank you for your great recommendation of your Dragoman trip to Africa! We're delighted that you had such a good trip.
    Trip date: April 2015
  • Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) reviewer 5
    · April 13th, 2018
    Many tough circumstances and our guides managed and did a fantastic job. We enjoyed every moment.
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thank you for your great recommendation of your Dragoman trip to Africa! We're delighted that you had such a good trip.
    Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) customer review photo 1Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) customer review photo 2Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) customer review photo 3
    Trip date: January 2014
  • Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) reviewer 6
    · April 10th, 2018
    Wildlife. Fellow Travellers. Guides. Injera! ;-)
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thank you for your great recommendation of your Dragoman trip to Africa! We're delighted that you had such a good trip.
    Trip date: January 2014
  • Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) reviewer 7
    · March 28th, 2018
    It was the first time we travelled with a tour company. Previously it was independent travel. Fantastic not to have to worry about transport or accommodation. We were provided with enough leisure time to explore on our own. The tour leader was great
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thank you for your great recommendation of your Dragoman trip to Africa! We're delighted that you had such a good trip and found it so easy.
    Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar) customer review photo 1
    Trip date: February 2014

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21 days
Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression (Addis Ababa to Gondar)
From Addis Ababa to Gondar
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Kitty Fee?

    The kitty fee for this tour is a group fund. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre-booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adaptable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the group's wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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Good to Know

  • Currency
    Br
    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 June 19th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 19th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. 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 60 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 Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for "Dragoman Overland" 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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