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Blue Nile and Lalibela ET

Visiting: Ethiopia
Trip Duration 14 Days

Ethiopia Historic Tour

Join us for a journey through one of Africa's least explored countries. As we travel along the Historic Route, we visit rock-hewn churches, ancient obelisks and the forbidden Medieval town of Harar. We also see many of the country's astonishing natural wonders, from the dramatic Tississat Falls to the rugged Simien mountain range.

Tour Highlights

  • Lalibela - Explore impressive churches carved in rocks.
  • Bahar Dar - Walk to the top of Tississat Falls, the Water that Smokes.
  • Axum - Obelisks, temples and palaces in the final resting place of the Ark of Covenant.
  • Simien Mountains - Rugged and spectacular mountain scenery.
  • Gondar - Exceptionally well preserved castles from the 17th Century.
  • Harar - A medieval walled city and the cradle of Islam in Ethiopia.
  • Awash Saba - A National Park dominated by a dormant volcano, home to mammals and predators.


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Addis Ababa, fly to Dire Dawa and drive on to Harar

  • 2
    In Harar; exploring the medieval city on foot

  • 3
    Drive to Awash Saba; visit Awash National Park

  • 4
    Drive to Addis; afternoon orientation tour

  • 5
    Fly to Bahar Dar, afternoon boat trip to Zeghie Peninsula

  • 6
    At Bahar Dar; visit Tississat Falls

  • 7
    Drive to Gondar, castle visit

  • 8
    Drive to Debark

  • 9
    Walking in the Simien Mountains

  • 10
    Drive to Axum

  • 11
    Sightseeing in Axum

  • 12
    Fly to Lalibela; visit rock cut churches

  • 13
    In Lalibela; mule trek

  • 14
    In Lalibela, fly Addis, tour ends

Trip notes

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Blue Nile and Lalibela
Why Book this trip
This tour is for travellers who want to get to grips with Ethiopia and really understand the culture of this fascinating country. Many other operators just visit the highlights in Ethiopia, but on this tour you will also explore Harar and Awash National Park, a great opportunity to get off the beaten track and witness untamed Ethiopia.
Please note that Sue Guthrie will be leading trips departing on 28th October, 11th November, 25th November and 16th December 2017.
Included meals 13 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat, Flight
4 nights Simple Hotel
9 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew, Muleteer(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16