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Incredible Ethiopia

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Incredible Ethiopia

Travel to Ethiopia and discover a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society. It’s an incredible combination of history, tradition, culture and nature. From 3 million-year-old fossilised hominid remains in Addis Ababa to the amazing rock-hewn churches, hidden crypts and grottoes in Lalibela, this trip take you deep into human history. The 500-year-old monastery islands of Bahir Dar, the elegant castles of Gondar, the majestic geological formations of the Simien mountains, the giant obelisks that rise out of Axum, and even the rumoured home of the Ark of the Covenant. This 13 day trip travels through the north of the country, taking in views of the Blue Nile and trekking to the peaks of the Simien Mountains (meeting red-chested Gelada baboons). You’ll be sure to taste the country’s famous coffee and delectable cuisine, and meet the genuine and friendly people along the way. This is an adventure like no other.

Activities
  • Lake Tana - Boat Cruise
  • Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls
  • Gondar - Market visit & cooking demonstration
  • Simien Mountains National Park - Hike
  • Aksum - Yeha Temple
  • Lalibela - Morning & Afternoon Churches Tour
  • Lalibela - Asheten Mariam Hike
Highlights
  • Search for the source of the Blue Nile on a boat cruise at Lake Tana, then discover the churches and unique castles of the regal city of Gondar.
  • Trek the majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks that make up the Simien Mountains, looking out for the distinctive red-hearted gelada.
  • After learning about its deep history, relax in the beautiful streets of Aksum and watch life go by, imagining when it was once at the centre of an important trade route that stretched from Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea
  • Explore Lalibela's unique churches - astonishing constructions sculpted from huge slabs of stone - that make up one of the world's greatest historical and religious sites.
  • Meet locals for a cooking class and traditional coffee ceremony
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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Sep 26, 2022 through
Oct 08, 2022
Sep 22, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$3,440.00 (USD)
Per Person
6743421
Nov 02, 2022 through
Nov 20, 2022
Nov 16, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$3,580.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7638897
Dec 07, 2022 through
Dec 19, 2022
Dec 3, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$3,440.00 (USD)
Per Person
6747901
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Addis Ababa
2 Bahir Dar
3 Bahir Dar
4 Gondar
5 Gondar
6 Simien Mountains National Park / Debark
7 Aksum
8 Aksum
9 Mekele
10 Lalibela
11 Lalibela
12 Lalibela
13 Lalibela
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.