DET 014 - Grand Expedition to Ethiopia (Cultural+Historic+Natural sites)

DET 014- Grand Expedition to Ethiopia (Cultural+Historic+Natural sites)

Overview

Itinerary

Tour Code:

DET – 014

Category:

Cultural/Historic

Transportation: 

Mixed

Duration:

22 Nights, 23Days

 

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Day 1: Arrive at Bole international Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar.  In the afternoon visit the ancient island monasteries on Lake Tana.  Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: Early Morning visit the majestic Blue Nile falls.  After noon city tour of Bahir Dar.  Overnight Hotel.

Day 4: Fly to Gondar visit the 17thC castles, the Bath of Fasiledes, Qusquam Monastery and the icon rich church of Debre Berehan Silassie.  Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Fly to Lalibela and visit the magnificent rock-hewn churches.  Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 6: Fly to Axum and visit St. Mary church, stelaes, tombs, Museum, and palace.  Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 7: Fly back to Addis and Overnight hotel.

Day 8: Early in the Morning drive to Hosanna visiting the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam and to unique stelae of Tiya en route.  Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: Early in the morning drive up hill to Chencha to visit the Dorze tribal Village with the people’s life style and their beehive shaped huts.  Driving to Arbaminch for Overnight Hotel.

Day 10: Morning drive to Jinka, visit the Konso, Tsemay, Ari and Benna tribes en route.  Overnight Jinka Hotel.

Day 11: Drive along the Mago River, visit the Mursi people they are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular clay discs inserted.   picnic lunch, and drive back to Mago national park for game viewing and overnight camping at Mago.

Day 12: After break fast, drive to Murule to visit the Karo tribe they are known for their body painting.  Overnight Murulle camp site.

Day 13: After an early breakfast, drive to Omorate.  After crossing the Omo River visit the Geleb (Dasenech) tribe. Then continue driving to Turmi.  Overnight  camping at Turmi.

Day 14: Drive to Dimeka market (If the day is Tuesday or Saturday) to encounter  different tribes at one place.  (The Hamer, Benna and Tsemay).  Drive back to Turmi for overnight camping.

Day 15: After break fast drive to Arbaminch.  Visit the Arbore tribe en route.  Overnight Hotel at Arbaminch.

Day 16: After break fast drive to Nechisar National park to see mammals and various species of birds.  In the after noon drive to Lake Chamo to observe the crocodile market, and various species of water birds including hippos. Overnight Hotel at Arbaminch.

Day 17: After break fast drive to Wondo Genet where you enjoy swimming in a pool of Natural hot water.  Overnight Hotel at Wondo Genet.

Day 18: After break fast drive to Abijata-Shalla Lakes National park to see the lakes with its colorful birds. Proceed to Langano the Famous resort center. Overnight Langano Hotel.

Day 19: Drive back to Addis. Visit Lake Ziway and some of the crater lakes around Debrezeit.  Overnight Hotel.

Day 20: Fly to Dire Dawa.  Up on arrival drive to Harar.  Visit the Hyena man at night.  Overnight hotel.

Day 21: After an early break fast, city tour of Harar that includes: Harari House, Museums, colorful market, Arthur Rambaud house, and the ancient mosques. In the late after noon drive to Dire Dawa for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 22: Transfer to Dire Dawa airport for your flight back to Addis.  Overnight Hotel.

Day 23: Sight seeing tour of Addis and departure back to home.

 

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa was founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II who moved his capital city from Ankober (a town 175 km. to th...

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Harar

The eastern part of Ethiopia, close to Djibouti and Somalia, is a region inhabited mainly by Muslims.The ancient wa...

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Lake Tana Monasteries

There are 37 islands that are scattered about the surface of Lake Tana, out of which some 20 shelter churches and m...

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Gonder

The graceful city of Gondar, embraced with incredibility, was founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635. It is famou...

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Lalibela

The ancient Ethiopian empire in the north, came to an abrupt end, when a ferocious woman warrior named Queen Judith...

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Axum

The modern town of Axum does not easily show the evidence of the splendors of its glorious past. Nevertheless, the ...

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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa was founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II who moved his capital city from Ankober (a town 175 km. to th...

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Harar

The eastern part of Ethiopia, close to Djibouti and Somalia, is a region inhabited mainly by Muslims.The ancient wa...

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Lake Tana Monasteries

There are 37 islands that are scattered about the surface of Lake Tana, out of which some 20 shelter churches and m...

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Gonder

The graceful city of Gondar, embraced with incredibility, was founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635. It is famou...

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Lalibela

The ancient Ethiopian empire in the north, came to an abrupt end, when a ferocious woman warrior named Queen Judith...

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Axum

The modern town of Axum does not easily show the evidence of the splendors of its glorious past. Nevertheless, the ...

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