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ETHIOPIA WORLD HERITAGE DISCOVERY

A unique musical heritage and cuisine, together with an ancient coffee culture, thriving arts & crafts scene, discover why Ethiopia is the land of origins.

Travel Style

Cultural

Start

Addis Ababa

Finish

Addis Ababa

Trip Code

EWHD102

Countries

1

Number of countries visited

Days

27

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

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Itinerary

ETHIOPIA WORLD HERITAGE DISCOVERY
Trip Code: EWHD102

This itinerary can be modified to meet your travel needs.

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Epik Escapes
    • Countries: Ethiopia
    • Style: Cultural (Discovery)
    • Duration: 27 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (* Denotes a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Addis Ababa

    Day 1

    Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

  • Addis Ababa

    Day 2

    Visit the National & Ethnological Museums, Haile Selassie's Palace, St. George & Holy Trinity Cathedral's and the Mercato.

  • Bahir Dar

    Day 3

    Fly to Bahir Dar to visit the Blue Nile Falls, the market, Bezawit Palace and a Woyito Village.

  • Bahir Dar • Gondar

    Day 4

    Visit the monastery churches of Ura Kidane Mihiret, Azoa Mariam, Narga Silasie, Dago Stifanos and Debere Sina Church, then onto Gondar. Evening free.

  • Gondar

    Day 5

    Explore Fasil Ghebbi* visiting Fasilidas' Palace, the bath of Fasilidas, Quskuam Church, Debre Berham Selassie Church and the market.

  • Simien Mountains

    Day 6

    Drive to Simien National Park* for a walking safari in search of Gelada Baboons and Walya ibex.

  • Simien Mountains • Axum

    Day 7

    Drive through the Limalimo Mountain and the Tekeze Valley before reaching Axum*.

  • Axum

    Day 8

    Visit pre-Christian granite steles and Santa Maria of Zion Church. Evening free.

  • Lalibela

    Day 9

    Fly to Lalibela to explore the Northern Rock-Hewn Churches* and Bet Giyorgis Church.

  • Lalibela

    Day 10

    Explore the Eastern Rock-Hewn Churches* and Nakutelab Church. Evening free.

  • Addis Ababa

    Day 11

    Fly to Addis Ababa. Afternoon free.

  • Dire Dawa

    Day 12

    Fly to Dire Dawa to visit the old Addis Ababa Djibouti railway, the Dengego Mountains and the Awoday qat market.

  • Dire Dawa

    Day 13

    Explore Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town*, visiting the city walls and gateways, the Friday Mosque, the Museum, the Ras Makonnen House and Rimbaud's House.

  • Addis Ababa

    Day 14

    Flight back to Addis Ababa. Afternoon free.

  • Addis Ababa • Hosanna

    Day 15

    Explore the Paleolithic remains in Melka Kunture in the Lower Valley of the Awash*; the church of Abadi Mariam and Tiya*, before reaching Hosanna.

  • Hosanna • Arba Minch

    Day 16

    Stop at Ajora Falls, visit the Dorze people and descend to the lakes of the Rift Valley on your way to Arba Minch.

  • Arba Minch

    Day 17

    Explore Nech Star National Park and take a boat trip on Lake Chiamo. Evening free.

  • Arba Minch • Jinka

    Day 18

    Visit the Tsemay people in the Weyto Valley and Bena and Ari people on your way to Jinka.

  • Mursi Village

    Day 19

    Take an excursion to visit the Mursi people.

  • Turmi

    Day 20

    Drive to Turmi, stopping at the Key Afer market.

  • Murulle

    Day 21

    Take an excursion to Muulle to visit the Karo people in the Lower Valley of the Omo* and enjoy a typical Ethiopian coffee ceremony in Turmi.

  • Omorate

    Day 22

    Take an excursion to Omorate, crossing the Omo River by boat and walk to the village of the Dasenech people, known for their body scarification.

  • Turmi • Yebello

    Day 23

    Drive through the Karkerte Mountains to the Konso Cultural Landscape* and visit the Borena Oromo people.

  • Awassa

    Day 24

    Drive to your lodge in Awassa. Afternoon free.

  • Awassa

    Day 25

    Explore the surrounding forest and countryside.

  • Awassa • Addis Ababa

    Day 26

    Explore Lake Awassa, Abyata and Shala, on your way to Addis Ababa.

  • Addis Ababa

    Day 27

    You are transferred to the airport for your flight back home.


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