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Ethiopian tour to the Historic Route (Surface + Flight) - 10 days

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Tewodros Alegaz Getnet

Off-Road Ethiopia Tour Plc

Off-Road Ethiopia tour is a destination management company established by an experienced fellow.

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Ethiopian tour to the Historic Route (Surface + Flight) - 10 days

Religion and culture is quite interwoven in the present Ethiopia. This can be witnessed by the values and norms of the people’s life. Christianity was first introduced in Ethiopia by the Ethiopian eunuch who meets Philip on the road to Gaza as in the book of Acts 8:27. But Christianity was fist accepted as state religion in the 4th century by King Ezana and the first church was erected in the present city of Axum around 342 and in Europe.

DAY 1

Arrival Addis Ababa

Up on arrival be meet by the staff of Off-Road Ethiopia Tour and if arrival is day time, then proceed for city tour of Addis Ababa. Lunch break. Continue the city tour.

O/n Heyday Or Getfam Hotel
DAY 2

Addis Ababa-Bahir Dar

After an early morning breakfast drive to Bahir Dar, the newly bustling city acting as a capital for the Amhara region which has the second largest ethnic group in the country. En route visit to the 13th century monastery of Debre-Lebanos, which had been an important religious academic center and also influential political figures have come from. Then continue the drive to encounter the breath taking Blue-Nile gorge which is comparable to the grand canyon of the USA Read more

Abay Minch Lodge or Delano H
DAY 3

Bahir Dar

After breakfast head exploring the sightseeing in and around the city of Bahir Dar, presently acting as the capital for the Amhara people. Bahir Dar is set by the side of Lake Tana at an altitude of 1,830m. above seas level. Up on arrival head for boat trip on lake Tana, the biggest Lake in Ethiopia to visit the island monastery of Ura Kidanemhiret, which is the most colorful from the nearest available churches and monasteries. After lunch break head to the breath-taking Blue Nile falls Read more

Abay Minch Lodge or Delano H
DAY 4

Bahir Dar-Gonder

After breakfast head to Gondar. En route admire the scenery of the road. Up on arrival have lunch break and then continue to explore the 16th-17th century Castle compound and the bathing pool of King Fasilades constructed by King Fasilades and his successors. Also visit to the basket market of Gondar fter breakfast head to Gondar. En route admire the scenery of the road. Up on arrival have lunch break and then continue to explore the 16th-17th century Castle compound and the bathing pool of King Fasilades constructed by King Fasilades and his successors. Also visit to the basket market of Gondar Read more

Land Mark Hotel
DAY 5

Gonder-Simien National Park

Early in the morning drive from Gondar to Simien Mountains and en route visit to the Ethiopian Jews village at Weleka admire the scenic beauty of the road. Up on arrival in Sankaber, the head quarter, visit the colony of Gelada Baboon and also admire the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding

Simien Lodge
DAY 6

Simien National Park

Trek to the surrounding of Buait to admire the scenery and drive to Chenek, another quarter very much scenic and inhabited by the endemic Walia Ibex. Trek in the surrounding and in the evening drive back to the Lodge

Simien Lodge
DAY 7

Simien National Park-Lalibel

Drive from Simien Mountains to Lalibela via the Debre-Tabor road. En route visit to the Awramba people village and admire the most scenic part of the country that hosts chains of mountains.

Zan Seyum Hotel
DAY 8

Lalibela

After breakfast proceed to visit the first group of rock-hewn churches, which are 6 in number represent the earthly Jerusalem. Then after lunch continues to visit the remaining second group of churches which are 5 in number again and represent heavenly Jerusalem. And later conclude the visit by covering the third group of church, which is the cross-shaped and highlight of the Lalibela churches, St. George Read more

Zan seyum Hotel
DAY 9

Lalibela-Aksum

Take the morning flight to Axum. Up on arrival proceed to visit the Stele filed, the Tomb of Kaleb and his son G/ Meskel, The stone inscription of King Ezana (4th Century king). Have lunch and continue the sightseeing to Axum’s St. Mary of Zion Church, where the original ark of covenant given to Moses is believed to be kept, the ruined palace of Queen Sheba and Ezana’s stele park Read more

Consular International or Sa
DAY 10

Aksum-Addis Ababa

Take the morning flight back to Addis Ababa. Up on arrival proceed for shopping and also sightseeing. In the evening be taken for a complementary traditional dinner and transfer out to airport for departure

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Bahir Dar
Day 4
Location Gondar
Day 5
Location Simien Mountains
Hotel Simien Lodge
Day 7
Location Lalibela
Day 9
Location Axum

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Half board meal
  • Boat trip
  • All government taxes

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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  • Some places charge extra fee for Video Cameras. consult about the places and the extra estimated cost before you travel.

REVIEWS

10 Reviews

Susan Rutherford, United States

What a spectacular trip to the Omo! Our driver and guide were excellent - knowledgeable, safe driving, always watching over us, thoughtful, and fun! Considering the remote locations I had expected very poor accommodations and I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the lodges were. The villages we visited were fascinating. I could not believe my eyes -- so many different tribes. These were not some "tourist villages" -- this was the real thing. What an incredible trip we had seeing these wonderful sights. Thank you for all your help and guidance in providing me and my friend such a fantastic trip to Ethiopia. Also, thank you for your patience in responding to my MANY email questions sent while planning the trip. Read more

Kirk & Joyce Douglass, United States

As a couple of seasoned travelers who are older we did research our trip about Ethiopia and decided to spend our time with Off Road Travel. We were delighted and not disappointed. We covered the historical north, the cultural east and the Omo valley all in 26 tough but fascinating days. Our driver/guide Fitsum was a caring person as well as a good mechanic who could fix anything and on occasion did. He deferred to the local guides when appropiate but we knew he was equally knowledgeable as they were. ​ We decided to drive the whole way, not take the air route for any segment. The benefits of seeing up close and personal the people, landscape and villages far out weighted the rough roads and the ever present dust. Yes there is dust but if they keep putting asphalt down as saw them doing it should get better in the future. ​ We recommend the Off Road trips. ​ Read more

Jean Pierre & Heleen van Briel, Belgium

We are still enjoying the memory of our marvellous trip in Ethiopia. It was without any doubt one of our most interesting trips we ever did. In fact we had three different travels in one: first, the north with the Christian culture, secondly the natural parks with their magnificent sceneries and thirdly the South, which is an ethnical museum. We want to reconfirm that we were very pleased with the services and the organisation of your company, Off-Road Ethiopia Tour. Read more

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