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Tour Code: HTT-05 Combination of Historic Route and Omo valley safari Attractions: History, Nature, Scenery and Culture Duration: 16 Days & 15 Nights Transportation: Air and Surface









Tour Overview


Day 1. ADDIS ABABA

Day 2. ADDIS ABABA - BAHIRDAR

Day 3. BAHIRDAR - GONDAR

Day 4. GONDAR - LALIBELLA

Day 5. LALIBELLA - AXUM

Day 6. AXUM - ADDIS ABABA - LANGANO

Day 7. LANGANO - ARBAMINCH

Day 8. ARBAMINCH - KONSO - JINKA

Day 9. JINKA - MURSI - TURMI

Day 10. TURMI - MURULLE - TURMI

Day 11. TURMI - YABELLO

Day 12. YABELLO - AWASSA

Day 13. AWASSA - BALE GOBA

Day 14. SENATE PLATEAU - NAZARETH

Day 15. NAZARETH - ADDIS ABABA - DEPARTURE

Detail Itinerary


Day 1. ADDIS ABABA

Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole international Airport and be welcomed and transfer to Hotel. If your arrival permits, you will have a sight seeing tour of Addis Ababa. Dinner and Overnight in hotel

Day 2. ADDIS ABABA - BAHIRDAR

Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Bahirdar. Up on arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in and then start driving some 35km south-east of Bahirdar to reach the small town of Tiss-Abay named after the waterfalls of the Blue Nile. Cross the small lake by boat to reach the panoramic view point of the waterfalls. The water from Lake Tana drops 150 feet to become the Nile in the Sudan almost 500 miles away. P.M. boat trip on Lake Tana to visit one of the most Interesting churches of the area- The Ura-Kidane Meheret and Azwa-mariam Churches. Please note that you have to walk about 25 min per way to reach the church. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel

Day 3. BAHIRDAR - GONDAR

Drive to Gondar (175km), the medieval town and capital of Ethiopia from beginning 17th c. In the afternoon visit the castle compound where you can seethe medieval palaces of Emperor Fasildes, Yohannes, Eyassu, David, Bakkafa and Queen Mentwab. Then you will drive to debre Berhan Sellassie Church which is famous by its ceiling and walls paintings. At the nd of the day, you will visit the so called “Bath of Fasildes”. Dinner and Overnight hotel

Day 4. GONDAR - LALIBELLA

Fly to Lalibella and up on arrival you will be transferred to hotel for check-in. Then start visiting The 1st and 2nd group of  churches at Lalibella, which considered as the 8th wonders of the world, home of the specially hewned rock churches aged 850 years old and still everyday use for the locals and pilgrimages. Well crafted and designed with unique drainage and drenched systems interconnecting all the rock churches beneath. The 1st group of the rock-hewn churches and the famous Greek shaped st. George with a walk through the villages as old as the churches themselves. Dinner and Overnight hotel

Day 5. LALIBELLA - AXUM

Fly to Axum and transfer to hotel for check-in. on this day, you will visit the historical, archaeological and religious attractions, Museums, St.Marry of Zion Church-a place where it is belived that the Arc of the Covenanat is kept), The stele park, Tombs and ruined palaces of the queen of Sheba. Dinner and Overnight hotel

Day 6. AXUM - ADDIS ABABA - LANGANO

Transfer to airport for your flight back to Addis Ababa. And then drive to Langano on the way visit The three Rift Valley Lakes Ziway, Abyata-Shalla and langano. Visit these lakes rich in birds such as pelicans, flamingoes, storks, hamerkops, Marabou Storks, Herons and More. The lodge is Convenient of leisure and relaxation-here you can water ski and sail, swim or bask in the basing sun on the slopping sandy beach. Dinner and Overnight lodge

Day 7. LANGANO - ARBAMINCH

After breakfast, drive towards Arbaminch, on the way the ormomo tribe settlement and the road side colorful tombs that will catch your interest for the longer distance. Lunch en route and continue driving to Arbaminch on the way visit the Dorze people at the town of Chencha. Dore people are famous for their bee hive look alike house styles and staple dining on a plant called false banana or enset. You will see the harvest, fermentation and preparation of this cassava like plant and perhaps you might want to have a bite of this bread. While descending stop for a marvelous view of the twin akes separated by the Bride of God and distinguished with their colors. Reddish is Lake Abaya and Greenish is Lake Chamo. Dinner and Overnight hotel

Day 8. ARBAMINCH - KONSO - JINKA

In the morning after having your breakfast, you will have a boat trip on Lake Chamo to  admire crocodiles(here the crocodiles are some of the longest in Africa with a length of 6m and above); Hippos and Various Birds like African Fish Eagle, Goliath Egret, Flamingos and Pelicans. Then continue driving to Jinka-on the way Visit the Konso people and their village. The konso people are very well known by traditional terracing farming and hierarchal way of life. Dinner and Overnight hotel

Day 9. JINKA - MURSI - TURMI

Drive early in the morning to the Mago National Park to see the musri Villages.Mursi women, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular clay discs inserted. The larger the disc, the more desirable the wearer. The disc measures up to ten centimeters (4 inch) in Diamter. Lunch at Jinka and continue driving to Turmi en route visit one of the vibrant and dazzling Thursday Market(Depends on the starting day) at key afer for a visit of the Tsemay, Benna, ari people gathering and Excahniging Goods. Dinner and Overnight in Lodge.

Day 10. TURMI - MURULLE - TURMI

In the morning drive to Murulle so as to see the Konso tribe. They are well known by body painting and fascinating houses. Then drive back to turmi and late afternoon visit the Hammer tribes and their village. Dinner and Overnight hotel

Day 11. TURMI - YABELLO

Drive to Yabello via konso en route visit the marvelous landscapes of borena and abundant bird species. Here you will admire the borena oromo people and their typical dressing style on your way to yabello. Dinner and Overnight hotel

Day 12. YABELLO - AWASSA

Drive some 300km to Awassa via dilla on the way admiring the green serenity of the area, the famous Sidama Coffee plantations and the local Sidama people who paints their home with interesting paintings. Dinner and Overnight in hotel

Day 13. AWASSA - BALE GOBA

In the morning visit the fish market at the shores of lake Awassa and driving to Bale passing through the Arsi plteau. En route admire the very beautiful sxcnery, farming fields and the local arsi oromo people. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.

Day 14. SENATE PLATEAU - NAZARETH

In the morning drive to Senate Plateau, which has alpine climate and it’s the ideal place to see the Endemic Ethiopian Wolf, Mountain Nyala, Menelic Bush Buck and other mammals. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel

Day 15. NAZARETH - ADDIS ABABA - DEPARTURE

Drive back To Addis Ababa and have more sight seeing tour and shopping time. In the evening you will have a traditional welfare dinner party in one of the Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant with folkloric music and dances. Then transfer to airport for your departure to home with a life time memory.

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