Lalibela young boys in church, North Ethiopia
rock hewn church Bet Giorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia
Lalibela rock hewn church sunday morning, North Ethiopia
Lalibela Bet Maryam rock hewn church, North Ethiopia
Lalibela church element, North Ethiopia
Front view of Debre Bihran church, Gondar, North Ethiopia
Debre Bihran church, Gondar, North Ethiopia
Fasiladas bath, royal compound, Fasil Gebbhi, Gondar, North Ethiopia
Royal compound Fasiladas, palace Camelot of Africa, in Gondar, North Ethiopia
Lake Tana view ,Bahir Dar, Blue Nile, North Ethiopia
Ethiopian cross, entrance monastery in Lake Tana, Bahir Dar, North Ethiopia
boat in papyrus from Tana Lake, Bahir Dar, North Ethiopia
Blue Nile Falls (Tiss Issat in Amharic), North Ethiopia
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9 days / 8 nights


Standard 3* Hotel or Lodge


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included unless otherwise mentioned

Individual, start from 2 people

Price on request

Departure every week, on request

Tour code HN03

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Tour Overview

This trip by car is designed for travellers who have only short time to visit the North part of Ethiopia.Map and itinerary of HN03 Ethiopia tour : Addis Ababa, Kombolcha, Lalibela, Gondar, Bahir Dar, Finote Selam

You will visit 3 major sites of the Historic Road : Lalibela, Gondar and Tana lake.

Highlights :

Day by day

Day 1. Addis Ababa City Tour

Arrival in Addis Ababa. City Tour :  if possible depending on the schedule of the arrival flight.

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

Morning drive from Addis Ababa to Kombolcha. (380 km). On the way, visit of Oromo village and scenery landscape. Late afternoon arrival at Kombolcha.

O/N in standard hotel.

Day 3. Kombolcha – Lalibela (B-L-D)

Morning drive from Kombolcha to Lalibela (305 km). On the way, visit Lake Hayek and Genet Mariam rock hewn church. Late afternoon, arrival in Lalibela.

O/N in Hotel (nice standard).

Day 4. Lalibela (B-L-D)

Morning visit of the first group of 6 rock-hewn churches. Afternoon visit the second group of 5 rock hewn churches.

O/N in Hotel

Day 5. Lalibela – Gondar (B-L-D)

Morning drive to Lalibela to Gondar (400km). On the way, scenery of landscapes and on the way, visit Awramba village.

O / N in Hotel or Lodge

Day 6. Gondar (B-L-D)

Visit the palaces of King Fassiladas, the Bath of Emperor and Debre Birhan Selassie Church. Visit Ploughshare Women Crafts training center in a Falasha village if possible.

O/N in standard 3* Hotel.

Day 7. Gondar – Bahir Dar (B-L-D)

Early morning drive to Gorgora (60 km). On the way, visit a nice church. Full day boat crossing from Gorgora to Bahir Dar or early morning drive to Bahir Dar (180 km) half day boat excursion on the Lake Tana with visit of some island monasteries.

O/N in Hotel or Lodge

Day 8. Bahir Dar (B-L-D)

Morning, visit of the Blue Nile Falls (35 km drive) and visit of the city of Bahir Dar. After lunch, drive to Finot Selam.

O/N in standard hotel

Day 9. Finot Selam – Addis Ababa (B-L-D)

Drive until Addis Ababa (400 km). Farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurant of Addis Ababa where you will taste the variety of the Ethiopian food with traditional dancing presentation.


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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Tour : Short round trip through the Historic North by car - please let us know your requirements !

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