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Code: PET 105: Classic (Historical) Route and Ethiopian Grand Cultural Expedition – into the Omo valley 
Duration: 23days/22nights
Transport: Surface & Air

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Bale International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Passion Ethiopia Tours representative and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel
  • Day 2: After breakfast drive to Debre Markos visiting the 13th century Debre Libanos Monastery and the Blue Nile Gorge. O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 3: After breakfast drive to Bahir Dar visiting Lake Zengena and afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the famous ancient island monasteries.  O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 4: After breakfast drive to Blue Nile Fall and visit the majestic falls. Continue driving to Gondar-the Camelot of Africa. Afternoon visiting Guzura (Emperor Sertse Dengel) Palace (16th C).  O/N - Hotel
  • Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Gondar to visit the 17th & 18th century castles, the Bath of Emperor Fasilades, the monastery of Qusquam and the icon-rich church of Debre Birhan Sillassie.  O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 6: After breakfast drive to Axum through the beautiful Scenery of Simien Mountains and Tekeze River Gorge. O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary of Zion church- where the original Arc of the covenant is still housed in, Archeological museum, Ancient Steles Park, tombs of Ancient Kings, and the ruined palace of the Queen of Sheba/10th C BC).  O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 8: After breakfast drive Mekele, visiting the 5th C BC Temple of Yeha, the rock churches of Tigray.  O/N -Hotel. 
  • Day 9: After breakfast drive to Lalibela- it is famous for its 11 monolithic rock hewn churches hand carved by king Lalibela in the late 12th and early 13th century A.D. O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Lalibela that includes the first, the second and the third groups of rock churches. O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 11: Morning excursion to visit Yemrhane Kirstors built up Cave church; Afternoon excursion to visit the 13th C cave Church of Neakuto Le’ab. O/n Hotel
  • Day 12: After breakfast drive to Dessie/Kembolcha visiting Hayk Istifanos monastery en route. O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 13: After breakfast drive back to Addis, visiting village of the Amhara and Oromo. O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 14:  Sightseeing tour of Addis, including National and Archeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. George Cathedral, Entoto- highest peak in Addis/3200m) for panoramic view of the city and finally Merkato-largest open air market in Africa.  O/N- Hotel
  • Day 15: Drive to Lake Langano Recreational center: visiting Melka Kunture Archeological site, Adadi Mariam rock church, Tiya Stele, Gurage tribal village. O/N - Hotel.
  • Day 16: Drive to Arbaminch: visiting Alaba and Dorze tribal villages.  O/N - Hotel.  
  • Day 17: Drive to Konso: AM: Boat Excursion on Lake Chamo to see Africa’s gigantic Crocodiles and Hippos; PM: village of Konso tribe and their terraced field, Cultural Museum. O/N-Hotel   
  • Day 18: Drive into the Omo Valley and stay at Jinka: excursion to visit the lip plated tribe of the Mursi via  Mago National Park. O/N-Hotel 
  • Day 19: Drive to Turmi: AM: visit the A’ari and Benna tribal villages; PM: visit the Hamar tribal village.    O/N - Lodge 
  • Day 20: Excursion to Omorate and Cross the Omo River to visit the Dassenetch tribal village. PM: visit the Market of the Hamar and Bishada. O/N- Lodge   
  • Day 21: Excursion to visit the Nyangatom/Bume/ and Kara tribal villages. O/N-Hotel 
  • Day 22: Drive to Arbaminch, visiting the Arbore and Tsemay tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
  • Day 23: Fly back to Addis, city tour of Addis, Evening farewell dinner and departure

Code: PET 105-1:  Classic (Historical) Route with Harar and Ethiopian Grand Cultural Expedition – into the Omo valley tribes and Bale Mountains
Duration: 23days/22nights
Transport: Surface & Air

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Bale International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Passion Ethiopia Tours representative and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel
  • Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar. Visit the Blue Nile Fall & Boat excursion on Lake Tana to visit the Island monasteries. O/N - Hotel.
  • Day 3: Fly to Gondar- the Camelot of Africa-  visit the 17th & 18th century castles, the Bath of Emperor Fasilades, the monastery of Qusquam and the icon-rich church of Debre Birhan Sillassie.  O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 4: Fly to Lalibela- it is famous for its 11 monolithic rock hewn churches hand carved by king Lalibela in the late 12th and early 13th century A.D.  Afternoon visit the first and third groups of rock churches. O/N -Hotel.
  • Day 5: Morning optional excursion to Ne’akuto Le’ab Cave church or to Semi-hewn church of Asheten Mariam on Mule back on Top of Mount Asheton/3200m/ or drive and visit Yemrhane Kirstos built-up Cave Church; Afternoon visit the remaining second group of rock churches of Lalibela. O/N - Hotel
  • Day 6: Fly to Axum- the Ancient Kingdom. Afternoon visit St. Mary of Zion church- where the original Arc of the covenant is still housed in, Archeological museum, Ancient Steles Park, tombs of Ancient Kings, and the ruined palace of the Queen of Sheba/10th C BC).  O/N - Hotel. 
  • Day 7: Fly back to Addis. Sightseeing tour that include: National and Archeological Museum,   Holy Trinity Cathedral,  Entoto- highest peak in Addis/3200m) for panoramic view of the city and finally Merkato-largest open air market in Africa. O/n Hotel
  • Day 8: Fly to Dire Dawa and an hour drive to Harar-A walled City of Stone Houses. Up on arrival visit colorful markets, Cultural Museums, Grand Mosques, Emperor Haile Silasse childhood residence, the 16th C encircling Wall and its gates, Evening Hayna Man. O/N- Hotel  
  • Day 9: Transfer to Dire Dawa airport and fly back to Addis.  O/n Hotel
  • Day 10: Drive to Lake Langano Recreational center: visiting Melka Kunture Archeological site, Adadi Mariam rock church, Tiya Stele, Gurage tribal village. O/N - Hotel.
  • Day 11: Drive to Arbaminch: visiting Alaba and Dorze tribal villages.  O/N - Hotel.  
  • Day 17: Drive to Konso: AM: Boat Excursion on Lake Chamo to see Africa’s gigantic Crocodiles and Hippos; PM: village of Konso tribe and their terraced field, Cultural Museum. O/N-Hotel   
  • Day 12: Drive into the Omo Valley and stay at Jinka: excursion to visit the lip plated tribe of the Mursi via  Mago National Park. O/N-Hotel 
  • Day 13: Drive to Turmi: AM: visit the A’ari and Benna tribal villages; PM: visit the Hamar tribal village.    O/N - Lodge 
  • Day 14: Excursion to Omorate and Cross the Omo River to visit the Dassenetch tribal village. PM: visit the Market of the Hamar and Bishada. O/N- Lodge   
  • Day 15: Excursion to visit the Nyangatom/Bume/ and Kara tribal villages. O/N-Hotel 
  • Day 16: Drive to Arbaminch, visiting the Arbore and Tsemay tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
  • Day 17: Drive to Hawassa, visiting the Gamo and Hadiya tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
  • Day 18: Drive to Bale: scenic drive and game drive at the headquarter of Bale Mountains National Park to see Ethiopia’s Endemic mammals and birds. O/N-Hotel
  • Day 19: Excursion to the Sanette Plateau to see Ethiopian Wolf-endemic and the plateau hosts a large number of raptors that feed on the sizeable rodent population. Proceed to Tulu Dimtu, at an altitude of 4377m asl, is the second highest peak in Ethiopia.
  • Day 20: Excursion to Sof Omar Cave- the largest cave in Africa and the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world. Late afternoon game drives at Gessay Valley, The flat valleys of Gaysay are dominated by species of the genera Ar temisia, Helichrysum, Ferula and Kniphofia.
  • Day 21: Drive back to Addis through the highland of Arsi Mountains range. O/N-Hotel.
  • Day 22: Sightseeing tour of Addis, including National and Archeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. George Cathedral, Entoto- highest peak in Addis/3200m) for panoramic view of the city and finally Merkato-largest open air market in Africa. Evening farewell dinner party and Departure.

Notes. 
The above All in one itineraries  are based on what are essentially popular routes for who love History, Nature and Culture. It can be shortened or extended.
All the date of itineraries includes arrival and departure dates.
All trips are available year round, but prices may be adjusted around special holidays.
Fitness:
The tour does not require a high level of fitness but participants should be in good general health. Should you have any physical limitations please contact us. Please note we will be traveling in high altitudes (above 3000m) part of the tour. 



 

 

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