Combined Tours

 

Duration:  15 Days/14 Nights         
Transport:  Flight and surface
Overnight stay: Hotels, Lodges, Resorts and Camping
The four best known historic sites Of Ethiopia-Axum, Lalibela, Gonder and Bahir Dar, the Magnificent Simien Mountain National park and the Danakil depression which is one of the most spectacular regions with the world’s rare active volcano, full of eye-catching colors as in the sulfur springs makes up the highlights of this Itinerary. But can easily be amended to include/exclude more days to fit our clients’ schedules and special interests.
Tour outline
  Day 1: Arrival in Addis Abeba, be welcomed, transfer to your Hotel and Addis Abeba city tour
Overnight: Addis Ababa
Day 2: Fly from Addis to Bahir Dar, Boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the Island monasteries and visit Blue Nile Falls.
Overnight: Bahir Dar
Day 3: Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar en route visit Awramba Village, tour the castles and churches.
Overnight: Gondar
Day 4: Drive from Gondar to Simien Mountains National Park.  Tour the park.
Overnight: Simien Mountain or Debark
Day 5: Morning nature walk in the park and Drive from Simien Mountain National park to Axum through Tekezie River for overnight stay in Axum
Overnight: Axum
Day 6:  Sightseeing in Axum, the steale field, and Tsion Maryam church, ruined palace, museum, market, the ancient tombs and the quarry.
Overnight: Axum
Day 7: Drive from Axum to Mekele visiting Adwa Mountains, Yeha Temple, Negashi mosque and Wokrokirkos
Overnight: Mekele
Day 8-11: Desert Tour to the Danakil Depression
Day 8: Drive from Mekele to HamedeEla
Overnight: Camping at HamedEla
Day 9: Drive from HamdEla to Dodom and walk to Erta Ale
Overnight: Camping at Erta Ale
Day 10: Drive back from Dodom to Hamedela
Overnight: Camping at HamedEla
Day 11: Drive from HamedEla to Mekelle
Overnight: Mekele
Day 12: Drive from Mekele to Lalibela for an overnight stay
Overnight: Lalibela
Day 13: Tour the churches in Lalibela town and coffee ceremony
Overnight: Lalibela
Day 14: Excursions to outlying churches in the countryside, farm visit and enjoy the local authentic music and special dinner as a farewell night event.
Overnight: Lalibela
Day 15: Fly back to Addis Ababa and departure
Duration: 16 Days/ 15 nights
Transport: Flight and surface
Overnight stay: Hotels, Lodges, and Resorts 
  This well outlined itinerary is Combining History and culture with the magic scenery of simian mountains National park and the southern major attractions which includes the central rift valley Lakes region, culturally mosaic Omo Valley and national parks but can easily be amended to include /exclude more days to meet the needs of our clients’ schedules, budget and special interests.
Tour Summary
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Abeba, rest up and city tour in Addis. After noon fly to Bahir Dar.
Overnight: Bahir Dar
Day 2: Boat cruise to some of the Lake Tana Monasteries and visit the Mighty Blue Nile falls
Overnight: Bahir Dar
Day 3: Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar via Awramba Village and visit the Castles and churches
Overnight: Gondar
Day 4: Excursions to Simien mountains national park and tour the park and late afternoon drive back to Gondar for an overnight stay
Overnight: Gondar
Day 5: Fly from Gondar to Axum, Sightseeing in Axum, the steale field and Tsion Maryam church, ruined palace, museum, market, the ancient tombs and the quarry
Overnight: Axum
Day 6: Fly from Axum to Lalibela and visit the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Ethiopian coffee ceremony in the villages of Lalibela
Overnight: Lalibela
Day 7: Excursion to YimrehaneKiristos and Farm visit in the afternoon
Overnight: Lalibela
Day 8: Fly back to Addis and afternoon resting or shopping
Overnight: Addis Ababa
Day 9: Drive from Addis to Arba Minch en route visit Guragie and Wolayta villages
Overnight: Arba Minch
Day 10: Drive from Arba Minch to Jinka en route visit Benna and Tsemay
Overnight: Jinka
Day 11: Excursion to Mursi and drive to Turmi and visit the Hamer tribes
Overnight: Turmi
Day 12: Excursion to Omorate or Murulle or if the day is fortunate, attend Bull Jumping Ceremony
Overnight: Turmi
Day 13: Drive from Turmi to Konso and visit Konso villages
Overnight: Konso
Day 14: Drive from Konso to Arba Minch and boat trip at Lake Chamo and visit NechSar National Park
Overnight: Arba minch
Day 15: Drive from Arba Minch to Hawassa and en route visit Chencha village
Overnight: Hawassa
Day 16: Drive from Hawassa to Addis and visit en route Abjhata and shala national parks- Departure
Date of travel: 03 Jan to 19 Jan
Duration: 17 Days/ 16 nights
Transport: Flight and surface
Overnight stay: Hotels, Lodges, and Resorts 
The best known historic sites-Axum, Lalibela, Gonder and Bahir Dar make up the historic routes. The southern major attractions such as Omo valley and rift valley lakes region are also covered in this Itinerary. Aunique experience to the Ethiopian Christmas in Lalibela and the colorful Celebration of Timket in Addis makes this route special!
According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, is termed as "Ganna". The Christmas celebrations in Ethiopia are conducted in all ancient and modern churches with much fervour. The most colourful one is the celebration in Lalibela which attracts many visitors worldwide. The rock-hewn churches will be filled with tens of thousands pilgrims who come from all over Ethiopia and most of them on foot.
The celebration of Timkat (Ethiopian Epiphany) according to this Itinerary in Addis Abeba accompanied by a special and overwhelming sacred dances by the clergy with their prayer sticks and sistera, the beating of drums, ringing of bells, and blowing of trumpets is another Unique experience. The singing and Sacred dancing of priests and laity with their colourful dress will make you to feel as it is in paradise.
The Itinerary can easily be adjusted to meet the needs of our clients’ schedules, budget and special interests. However, time should be scheduled to be in Lalibela at least on the 6 and 7 of January for Christmas celebration and January 18 and 19 in Addis Abeba for Timket celebration.
Tour outline
Day 1(Jan 3): Arrival and Addis Ababa city tour
Overnight: Addis
Day 2 (Jan4): Fly from Addis to Bahir Dar and visit Blue Nile falls and boat trip at Lake Tana
Overnight: Bahir Dar
Day 3 (Jan 5): Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar, en route visit Awramba village and visit the Fasiledes castle and churches
Overnight: Gondar
Day 4 (Jan 6): Fly from Gondar to Lalibela, visit some of the rock hewn churches of Lalibela and the eve of Christmas
Overnight: Lalibela
Day 5 (Jan 7): Early Morning attend Ethiopian Christmas celebration in Lalibela and after noon Visit the remaining churches in town and coffee ceremony in the villages of Lalibela
Overnight: Lalibela
Day 6 (Jan 8): Morning Excursion to Yimerhane Christos and after noon farm visit or cookery class in Lalibela
Overnight: Lalibela
Day 7 (Jan 9): Fly from Lalibela to Axum and sightseeing in Axum
Overnight: Axum
Day 8 (Jan 10): Fly from Axum to Addis Ababa and drive to Shashemene
Overnight: Shashmene
Day 9 (Jan 11): Drive from Shahsmene to Arba Minch and en route visit Dorze Village in chancha
Overnight: Dorze
Day 10 (Jan 12): Drive from Arba Minch to Turmi and visit Hamer village
Overnight: Turmi
Day 11 (Jan 13): Excursion to Omorate, Cross the Omo River and visit Nyangatom and Dasenech villages
Overnight: Turmi
Day 12 (Jan 14): Drive from Turmi to Jinka and if the day is Saturday or Tuesday you will have a chance to attend Dimeka Market
Overnight: Jinka
Day 13 (Jan 15): Excursion to Mago and visit Mursi tribe
Overnight: Jinka
Day 14 (Jan 16): Drive from Jinka to Konso visit Konso and back to Arbaminch
Overnight: Arba Minch
Day 15 (Jan 17): Morning visit Nech sar national park via boat cruise in Chamo Lake and afternoon Drive from Arbaminch to Hawassa
Overnight: Hawassa
Day 16 (Jan 18): Drive from Hawassa to Addis via Abjhatha shall national park and in the afternoon attend the eve of Epiphany (Timket festival) in Addis Abeba
Overnight: Addis
Day 17(Jan 19): Attend the celebration of colorful Timiket festival, shopping, farewell and departure