Abuna Yemata rock hewn church in Hawzien, Tigray, North Ethiopia
Maryam Korkor rock hewn church in Tigray, Ethiopia
Obelisk in Axum, North Ethiopia
Stelaes field Obelisk in Axum, North Ethiopia
Stelaes field Obelisk in Axum, North Ethiopia
North Ethiopia mountain scenery
Gelada Baboon endemic mamals in Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Walia Ibex in Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Giant lobellia in SImien Mountains, North thiopia
Lake Tana view, Bahir Dar, Blue Nile, North Ethiopia
boat in papyrus from Tana Lake, Bahir Dar, North Ethiopia
Blue Nile Falls (Tiss Issat in Amharic), North Ethiopia
Lalibela rock hewn church sunday morning, North Ethiopia
rock hewn church Bet Giorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia
View inside a rock hewn church, Lalibela, North Ethiopia
Lalibela Bet Maryam rock hewn church, North Ethiopia
Royal compound, Camelot of Africa, in Gondar, North Ethiopia
Royal compound Fasiladas palace, Camelot of Africa, in Gondar, North Ethiopia
Fasiladas bath, royal compound, Fasil Gebbhi, Gondar, North Ethiopia
Debre Bihran church, Gondar, North Ethiopia
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11 days / 10 nights

 Medium (several days above 4500 m)

Standard 3* Hotel or Lodge

Road – Air

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included unless otherwise mentioned

Individual, start from 2 people

Price on request

Departure every week, on request

Tour code HN04

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Tour Overview

A full tour of the historic North, the most popular tourism place of Ethiopia.

You will visit fabulous sites such as the amazing palaces in Gondar built in 17th century, the granite stele of Axum and also the rock hewn churches of Lalibela (one the Eight Wonders of the World) or of Tigray around Gerhalta.Map and itinerary of HN04 Ethiopia tour : Addis Ababa, Gheralta, Axum, Siemien Mountains, Gondar, Bahir Dar, Lalibela

You will also appreciate sceneries, beautiful nature and endemic animals in the Simien National Park. You will have also the time in order to meet the charming Ethiopian people.



Day by day

Day 1. Addis Ababa City Tour

Arrival in Addis Ababa. Welcome by the company guide. After checking in Hotel, visit the sights of Addis Ababa: The Trinity Cathedral, the National Museum, Entoto Mountains, St. George Church and the big market Mercato (depending on your arrival time in Addis Ababa airport).

O/N in standard hotel.

Day 2. Addis Ababa – Mekele – Gheralta (B-L-D)

In the morning, fly Addis to Mekele. After arrival, short city tour in Mekele. Afternoon, continue to drive to Hawzien. On the way, visit 2 tigrean rock hewn churches.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 3. Gheralta – Axum (B-L-D)

Morning visit of Abune Yemata Church. Afternoon, drive to Axum. On the way, visit Yeha Temple.

O/N in standard 3* Hotel.

Day 4: Axum (B-L-D)

Visit the historic and religious sites in the city of Axum: the historical museum, the ruins of the palace of Queen Sheba, the underground tombs of Kaleb and other Kings and the Church of our Lady of Zion with their treasures.

O/N in standard 3* Hotel.

Day 5: Axum – Simien Mountains (B-L-D)

Morning Drive Axum Simien Mountains National Park.

O/N in Lodge or Hotel.

Day 6:  Simien Mountains (B-L-D)

Full day in Simien Mountains National Park, enjoying guided hiking excursions around Sankaber campsite, the Jinbar waterfalls, and Chenek campsite.

Return to Lodge or Hotel for the evening.

Day 7: Simien Mountains – Gondar – Bahir Dar (B-L-D)

Drive to Gondar with a stop at the Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre in a Falasha village. After, visit the palaces of King Fassiladas, the Bath of Emperor and Debre Birhan Selassie Church, visit Kusquam, Queen Mentawab’s historic residence just outside the City. Drive to Bahir Dar.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 8: Bahir Dar (B-L-D)

Morning boat ride Lake Tana to visit Island Monasteries. Afternoon visit Blue Nile Falls.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 9: Bahir Dar – Lalibela (B-L-D)

Early morning start for a long drive to Lalibela. Arriving early in the evening.

O/N in standard 3* Hotel.

 Day 10: Lalibela (B-L-D)

City tour of Lalibela historical sites. Morning visit the first group of Rock Hewn Churches including St George Church. Afternoon, visit the second group of churches.

O/N in standard 3* Hotel.

Day 11: Fly Lalibela – Addis Ababa (B-L-D)

Fly back to Addis. City tour and time for shopping. In the evening, you will be guest of Ethiopia Tropical Tours at one of the famous traditional restaurants of Addis where you enjoy watching the folkloric dances of the Ethiopia people, and taste Ethiopian meals.


Price and conditions

Included in the tour package : 

  • Overnight accommodations in hotels as indicated (or comparable standard).
  • For the camping comfortable tents and all necessary equipment is provided
  • Boarding as indicated (B= Breakfast/ L=Lunch/ D= Dinner)
  • Professional English-French German Italian Japan speaking guide
  • All excursions and transports as indicated
  • Boat excursions as indicated
  • Entrance fees for all sights and visits as indicated
  • Photos
  • Soft drinks and water

Services not included : 

  • International & internal flights
  • Visa fees
  • Not indicated meals
  • No alcoholic drink
  • Video camera- fees
  • Not mentioned visits and excursions

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