1 Night / 2 Days Trips

EPT03 A night in Lalibela

Day 1: Fly to Lalibela
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. On arrival, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to the town of Lalibela. Spend the day visiting the rock hewn churches of Lalibela including the cross-shaped St. George church. There are no less than 200 churches in the Lasta Region of Lalibela, some hidden in enormous caves, but it's exceptional to find 11 churches of such master craftsmanship in one locale. These brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the "Eighth wonder of the world". The churches are said to have been constructed during King Lalibela’s reign during the 12th and 13th centuries when Lalibela (then known as Roha) was the capital of the Zagwe dynasty.

Overnight Maribela Hotel or similar
Meals included (L, D)

Day 2: Fly back to Addis Ababa
After breakfast, visit more rock hewn churches in Lalibela. Then transfer to the airport for your flight back to Addis Ababa. On arrival in Addis Ababa, transfer to your place.
Meals included (B)

 

EPT04 Simien Mountains and Gondar

Day 1: Fly to Gondar and drive to Simien Mountains NP
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Gondar. On arrival, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to Simien Mountains NP. Spend the rest of the day exploring the pinnacles, valleys, vistas, and wildlife of this stunning region. The beauty of the ranges can be discovered by following century old footpaths, and don't forget to look out for the Gelada Baboons that reside here amidst the local pasture lands.
Overnight Simien lodge or Limalimo lodge
Meals included (L, D)

Day 2: Fly back to Addis Ababa
After breakfast, drive back to Gondar and make short visit to the Royal enclosure. This fortress, which is surrounded by a 300-foot-long wall, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The oldest and most impressive structure in the compound is the two-story palace of Emperor Fasilidas, built of solid basalt stones.
After lunch, transfer to the airport and take late afternoon flight back to Addis Ababa.
Meals included (B,L)

 

EPT05 Harar and Dire Dawa

Day 1: Fly Addis – Dire Dawa and drive to Harar
In the morning, fly east to Dire Dawa and visit the Ethio-Djibouti Rail ways station which dates back to the beginning of the first decade of the 20th Century, and the spice market of Dire Dawa. Then, drive 55 km to the old and walled town of Harar which was the Muslim Capital of Ethiopia in the medieval time. Here you will have a sightseeing tour to visit the walls and gates of Harar, the multicultural market of the people of Amhara, Oromo, and Adere(Harari), the house of the famous 19th Century French poet – Arthur Rimbaud, and in the evening drive to one of the gates of Harar to visit the ‘Hyena Man’ when he feeds wild hyenas by hand.
Overnight Rewda Guest House or Ras Hotel
Meals included (L, D)

Day 2: Drive Harar – Dire Dawa and fly to Addis
After breakfast drive back to Dire Dawa for your flight back to Addis. En route, visit the biggest Chat (mild stimulant chewed by addicted) Market at Aweday. On arrival in Addis Ababa, transfer to your place.
Meals included (B, L)

 

EPT06 Dallol Depression (This tour operates only in Jan- Mar; and Oct-Dec)

Day 1: Fly to Mekele and drive to Hamed Ella
Transfer to the airport and fly to Mekele. On arrival, meet Dinknesh Ethiopia Tour drivers and continue driving to Hamed Ella passing through the beautiful Tigre villages and the escarpment of the Afar depression commonly known as the cradle of mankind. On our drive we will encounter long camel caravans going to the traditional salt mining. After lunch you will visit the salt lake of Asale and discover how people get salt in traditional ways.
Overnight Camping at Hamed Ella (full camping gear will be provided)
Meals included (L, D)

Day 2: Excursion to Dallol and fly to Addis Ababa
In the morning, drive to one of the lowest points on earth, Dallol (116 meters below sea level) to see the wonderful and colorful formation of sulfur and phosphorus. Dallol has exceptionally magnificent landscape including the sulfur bed and Lake Asale, which is the lowest point in Africa (less than 126 m below sea level).
After lunch, drive to Mekele and fly out to Addis Ababa. On arrival in Addis Ababa, transfer to your place.
Meals included (B, L)

 

EPT07 Axum, Yeha Temple, and Tigrai Rock Hewn churches

Day 1: Fly to Axum and drive to Gheralta
Transfer to the airport and fly to Axum. On arrival in Axum, meet your guide and make short visit to the stele field. Then drive to Yeha via the battle field of Adwa. We will spend time visiting the ancient Temple of Yeha (5th Century BC). The head to the ancient and magnificent Medhane Alem Adikesho cave church, which Tigrai’s oldest and finest rock-hewn church estimated to date from the 10th or early 11th C. Further drive to Gheralta. We will enjoy the landscape and sunset from our hotel.

Overnight Gheralta lodge or similar
Meals included (L, D)

Day 2: Drive to Mekele and fly to Addis Ababa
In the morning we will make excursion to one of the nearby rock hewn churches. Apart from visiting a rock hewn church, this excursion will give us the opportunity to walk in the local villages and farm lands. After lunch in the lodge, we drive to Mekele visiting the rock-hewn churches of Abreha Atsbeha (10th Century AD). Take late afternoon flight to Addis Ababa. On arrival in Addis Ababa, transfer to your place.
Meals included (B, L)

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Lalibela

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Addis Ababa

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Harar

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Lake Tana Monasteries

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Gonder

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Lalibela

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Axum

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