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21 Days tour to Danakil, North historic route and Omo Valley.

By Across Africa Tours LLC
Price is $3,220per adult

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    21x Breakfast

  • What's included

    2x Dinner

  • What's included

    2x Lunch

  • What's included

    Accommodation included: 20 nights

  • What's included

    Private transportation

  • What's included

    Boat rent on Lake Tana and Lake Chamo

  • What's included

    All entrance fees to all sites under visit

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Lake Tana

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Chamo Lake

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - South Omo Research Centre Museum

  • What's excluded

    Tips and anything that is not mentioned in the inclusion part of this itinerary.

  • What's excluded

    Lunch and Dinner

  • What's excluded

    Any flight (domestic flight can be arranged upon request)

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Near public transportation

  • Infants must sit on laps

  • Most travelers can participate

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Departure time: 8:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01-ADDIS ABABA-BAHIRDAR (8hoursdrive)

Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Early morning head north to Bahir Dar via Debre Markos. On the way visit the 16th century Portuguese bridge and the gorgeous Blue Nile valley. Overnight at Delano Hotel in Bahir Dar.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Delano Hotel in Bahir Dar.

Day 2: Day 02-BAHIRDAR

Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 6000 Ethiopia
In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana (the largest lake in Ethiopia) to visit the island monasteries such as Ura Kidanemeret and Kibran Gabriel. After lunch break, drive37km out of the Bahir Dar to TisAbay village and visit the Blue Nile Falls, you can also experience a short hike in the area. Finally drive back to the town. Overnight at Delano Hotel in BahirDar
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Delano Hotel in BahirDar

Day 3: Day 03-BAHIRDAR-GONDAR (2hoursdrive)

Stop At: Gonder, Gonder, Amhara Region
Morning, drive north to Gondar, through rural villages and take the opportunity to experience ruralenvironmentandculture.ArrivedinGondarcheckintohotelandthentakecitytourofthis oldestcity.Gondarwasthe17thcentury Ethiopian capital.In Gondar visit the17thcenturyroyal enclosure, Fasiledesbath and Debrebrhan .Overnight at hotel in Gondar
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Gondar

Day 4: Day 04 -EXCURSION TO SIMEIN MOUNTAINS (4hoursdrive

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
In the morning drive to Simien mountain national park to see Gelada baboon. In addition to Gelada baboon you also enjoy the amazing landscape and view of the national park. Then drive back to Gondar .Overnight the same hotel in Gondar.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight the same hotel in Gondar.

Day 5: Day 05-GONDAR-AXUM (40minutesflight)

Stop At: Axum, Axum, Tigray Region
In the morning, take 40minutes flight to Axum. Axum is the ancient and birthplace of Ethiopian civilization with a number of ancient palaces and archaeological sites .In Axum visit stele fields, ruins of palaces of different kings and queens. And Saint Mary Zion Church which is believed to be the place where the original arc of the covenant is still reserved. Overnight consular hotel in Axum.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight consular hotel in Axum.

Day 6: Day 06-AXUM–MEKELE (2.30hoursdrive)

Stop At: Mek'ele, Mek'ele, Tigray Region
In the morning drive to Mekele, the capital of Tigray people regional state. On the way visit Yeha temple, the 5th century temple and believed to be the first serious building on the continent of Africa. Also visit AbuneYemata church the 9th century rock church located on the top Gheralta Mountain. Overnight Atse Yehonanes hotel in Mekele
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Atse Yehonanes hotel in Mekele

Day 7: Day 07-MEKELE-DALLOL (4hoursdrive)

Stop At: Mek'ele, Mek'ele, Tigray Region
Morning drive to Dallol on the way enjoy the vast a far desert with its gorgeous views. Late in the afternoon, visit the firsts Alt Mountain and Lake Asale with beautiful sunset. Then spent the night in camping at Hamedela.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: camping at Hamedela.

Day 8: Day 08-DALLOL-ERTAALE (6hoursdrive)

Stop At: Erta Ale, Ethiopia
Early morning visit the colorful sulfur field at Dallol, Potash spring site and the second salt mountain. You will also visit camel caravan and the traditional salt mining practiced by the Afar tribes. Then drive to Ertaale, arriving late in the afternoon at the campsite near by the volcano, where you eat the dinner and get readyfor1hour trekking to the base of the volcano. Then visit the lava during the evening. Overnight camping at Ertaale volcano
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Ertaale volcano

Day 9: Day 09-ERTAALE-MEK ELE (6hoursdrive)

Stop At: Erta Ale, Ethiopia
Morning trek back to meet hecarand then drive to Lake Afdera where you can swim and get refreshed. Then drive back to Mekele. Overnight at AtseYehonanes Hotel in Mekele
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at AtseYehonanes Hotel in Mekele

Day 10: Day 10-MEKELE-LALIBELA (9hoursdrive)

Stop At: Mek'ele, Mek'ele, Tigray Region
Take nearly full day of driving to Lalibela passing through several small villages, with typical sandstone homes of the Tigray people. Proceed through this rural area to Lalibela. Overnight at Lal Hotel in Lalibela.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lal Hotel in Lalibela.



Day 11: Day 11-LALIBELA

Stop At: Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara Region
Full day in Lalibela, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back to 900 years. Visit all the11 churches including the beautifully carved monolithic church of St. George. Overnight at Lal Hotel in Lalibela.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lal Hotel in Lalibela.

Day 12: Day 12-LALIBELA-KOMBOLCHA (5hoursdrive)

Stop At: Kombolcha, Kombolcha, Amhara Region
Morning drive to Kombolcha via the town of Woldia, on the way visit the lake in the town of Hayk and the monastery on the lake. You also enjoying the birdlife of this beautiful lake. Overnight at Yegofe View Hotel in Kombolcha.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Yegofe View Hotel in Kombolcha.

Day 13: Day 13-KOMBOLCHA-ADDIS ABABA (5hoursdrive)

Stop At: Senbete, Ethiopia
This is a return drive to Addis Ababa via the town of Debre Birhan. On the way enjoy the Mezezo Escarpment, hoping to see the endemic gelada baboons. If today is Sunday, you can stop in the
Town of Senbete to visit the lively market including the interesting camel market. Overnight at Sidra Hotel in Addis Ababa.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sidra Hotel in Addis Ababa.

Day 14: Day 14-ADDISABABA-ARBAMINCH(7hoursdrive)

Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Drive from Addis Ababa to Arbaminch, on the way visit the world Heritage site of Tiyastelein gurage zone and several small villages located on the way. Overnight at Arbaminch Tourist Hotel in Arbaminch
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Arbaminch Tourist Hotel in Arbaminch

Day 15: Day 15-ARBAMINCH

Stop At: Chamo Lake, Arba Minch Ethiopia
In the morning, take a boat ride on Lake Chamo. Enjoy Lake Chamo aquatic life including the giant Nile crocodile, hippos and birdlife. Then drive back to Arbaminch town for lunch break. In the afternoon, drive 32km up the Gughe Mountain, on the way enjoy the gorgeous view of Nechisar National Park. Then visit Dorze village and the way of their life before returning to Arbaminch. Overnight at Haile resort in Arbaminch.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Haile resort in Arbaminch.

Day 16: Day 16-ARBAMINCH-TURMI(6hoursdrive)

Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Morning drive south toTurmi viaWey to valley.On the way visit konso Cultural Centre, famous for old and unique terracing and unusual engraved wooden statues. Continue driving to Turmi visiting tribal market in Keyafer village if today is Thursday, in Dimeka village if today is Saturday orin Alduba village if today is Tuesday. Overnight at Buska Lodge in Turmi
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Buska Lodge in Turmi

Day 17: Day 17-EXCURSION TO OMORATE(3hoursdrive)

Stop At: Omorate, Ethiopia
Morning drive to Omorate and visit the Dasenech village and tribe on the other side of the Omo River then return to Turmi. In the afternoon visit the village of Hamar tribes. Or alternatively attend Hamer tribe bull jumping ceremony (this is seasonal ceremony, so you will attend if available on the day. Entrance fee to attend the ceremony is 50USD per person). Overnightat Buska Lodge in Turm
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Buska Lodge in Turm

Day 18: Day18 EXCURSION TO KARO(4hoursdrive)

Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
In the morning drive to Karo village and visit the Kara tribe, known as the master of body painting. Then drive back to Turmi and visit Hamar market in Turmi if today is Monday. Overnight at Buska Lodge in Turmi.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Buska Lodge in Turmi.

Day 19: Day 19-TURMI-JINKA(3hoursdrive)

Stop At: South Omo Research Centre Museum, on top of hill in Jinka, Jinka Ethiopia
Morning drive to Jinka on the way visit tribal market at Alduba ,Dime kaor Kaya ferif the day is Tuesday,Saturday or Thursday respectively(if you missed the markets in the previous days).In the afternoon visit South Omo Research Centre Museum, an ethnographic museum located
Top of the hill above Jinka town. Overnight at Omo Eco Lodge in Jinka.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Omo Eco Lodge in Jinka.

Day 20: Day 20-JINKA-MURSI-ADDIS ABABA(3hours drive and 1hour flight)

Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Early morning drive to Mursi village through Mago National Park. The Mursi woman are famous for wearing big clay disc in their lower lip which is considered as a sign of beauty. Then drive back to Jinka for lunch and transfer to airport for the flight back to Addis Ababa. Overnight at Sidra Hotel in Addis Ababa.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sidra Hotel in Addis Ababa.

Day 21: Day 21-ADDIS ABABA

Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
City highlights- Drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis, National Museum of Ethiopia, the Holy Trinity built during the WWII,the Ethnographic museum, Merka to,the biggest market in East Africa. In the evening farewell dinner at cultural restaurant with Ethiopian traditional music live from stage. Finally transfer to airport for your international flight. End!
Duration: 8 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: In the evening farewell dinner at cultural restaurant with Ethiopian traditional music live from stage.
No accommodation included on this day.

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Activity Location

  • Ethiopia Amhara Region

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Traveler pickup is offered
    • Ethiopia Amhara Region

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